Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 2023
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Mid-Month Update!
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April 17th - Ribbon Cutting - Mason Historical Society
April 20th - Good Morning Mason
April 28th- Ribbon Cutting- Mason Kiwanis Club
May 4th - MACC Mixer - Boss Cider Co.
May 6th - Spring Fling Courthouse Show
Good Morning Mason! is a Chamber event with a quick-paced agenda of local news and community updates. Two-minute reports are given by select officials, sponsors, community members, and new businesses.

$5 admission for MACC members
$8 admission for non-members
Admission includes a continental breakfast
Admission is paid at the door. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Invoices are available at business level or above.
CHAMBER OFFICE - The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office is open Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm. However, we are periodically out of the office for member appointments, please call the office at 517-676-1046 as needed.

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOU!! MACC is in need of volunteers to assist at each of the events we host. Please let us know if we can add you to our list to receive notification via Sign-Up-Genius for alerts when we need help. And feel free to let your friends and co-workers know of this opportunity. Volunteering at our events is an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in our community. Please contact the MACC at if you are interested in volunteering.

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MORE INFO & DETAILS: Are available 24/7 on our website and be sure to like us on Facebook
The Chamber community extends a warm welcome to our newest members: 
**Bankers Life, Cinnamon Lane Bakery, Village Crafters, Boss Cider Co, A & L Handyman, LeAnne Sweets, Altered Attitude, Retaining Wall Systems, Fonz Byrd-Aflac, Beson's Lawn & Snow**
"Mason is very fortunate to have the best Chamber! Be sure to check out the long list of events they put on for our community. " Amy Kruizenga, Vision Real Estate Inc.
The Dirty Laundry Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening
with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Dirty Laundry Lounge is excited to announce its grand opening in the Mason community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony took place on April 10th, at 5:30 pm, and was attended by various community leaders, including the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and chamber members.
The Dirty Laundry Lounge is a brand-new laundromat that provides both self-service and drop-off laundry service to the Mason community and beyond, and its opening represents a significant milestone for the Mason community. The business aims to modernize the laundromat experience—making it clean and inviting with ample seating space and incorporating technology so customers can utilize a mobile app to not only pay for their laundry, but also monitor their laundry from afar. Dirty Laundry Lounge has even considered their youngest patrons, with the addition of Arek’s Creative Corner, which is a designated kids play area. Dirty Laundry Lounge and looks forward to providing an essential service to the community and contributing to the economic growth of the area.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Tamah Gustafson, the owner of the Dirty Laundry Lounge with the assistance of the Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Sharla Horton, her Program Assistant Amy Leforge, chamber board members and the local community. The ceremony was followed by a reception with light refreshments, allowing attendees to meet and greet the owner and other members of the Dirty Laundry Lounge team.
The grand opening of the Dirty Laundry Lounge represents a significant investment in the Mason community and reflects the commitment of local businesses to the growth and prosperity of the area. This was a public event with an amazing turnout from the community and the chamber and its members, who helped to celebrate this milestone with the business.
For more information about the Dirty Laundry Lounge, please visit
Wilson Talent Center Seniors Awarded Over $20,000 in Scholarships
Thirty-five seniors from a variety of Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs offered at the Wilson Talent Center (WTC) on the campus of Ingham Intermediate School District have earned over $20,000 in scholarships. Scholarship monies were donated by various business and community partners, memorial foundations as well as staff and retirees. 
The scholarships were presented on March 14 at the annual Wall-of-Fame & Awards Dinner attended by over 160 guests.

Students earning scholarships include: 
  • Amanda Thompson (Mason), Accident Fund Group Scholarship 
  • Victoria Hill (East Lansing), Campbell Press Repair Scholarship 
  • Joel Sandstedt (Haslett), Campbell Press Repair Scholarship and the Troy Eaton Memorial Welding Scholarship 
  • Austin Primeau (Fowlerville), Campbell Press Repair Scholarship and the Capital Area Tooling Partnership Manufacturing Scholarship 
  • Samantha Snider (Leslie), EMC Insurance Scholarship 
  • Emaleigh Keast (Mason), Fresh & Furious Food Truck Scholarship 
  • Lilly Meka (Haslett), Fresh & Furious Food Truck Scholarship 
  • Marisa Nottingham (Dansville), Fresh & Furious Food Truck 
  • Caleb Howard (Webberville), Greater Lansing Home Builders and Remodelers Scholarship 
  • John Hoover (Homeschooled), LaFontaine Automotive Group Scholarship 
  • Cara Grice (Dansville), Mason Optimist Club Scholarship 
  • Amanda Cosman (Holt), Michigan Millers Insurance Scholarship 
  • Gannon Rehm (Holt), Michigan Millers Insurance Scholarship 
  • Brogan Sutterlin (Holt), Monarch Investment & Management Group Scholarship 
  • Alyssa Browning (Holt), Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists Scholarship 
  • Alexander Cleland (Homeschooled), Jacque Adair Memorial Scholarship 
  • Kent Wood (Holt), Jacque Adair Memorial Scholarship 
  • Cooper Lyon (Mason), The Pino Scholarship Funds 
  • Steven Romero (Williamston), The Pino Scholarship Funds 
  • Ryan McCullough (Williamston), UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 Scholarship 
  • Joshua Fairfield (Webberville), Joe Dimmick Memorial Scholarship 
  • Karlee Hindmon (Haslett), Joe Dimmick Memorial Scholarship 
  • Lucas Fletcher (Stockbridge), Danny Bath Legacy Award 
  • Gerry Emens (Mason), Danny Bath Legacy Award 
  • Trent Keast (Mason), Garrett Miller Memorial Scholarship 
  • Timothy Vliet (Stockbridge), Garrett Miller Memorial Scholarship 
  • Karlie Budden (Dansville), Deputy Grant W. Whitaker Memorial Scholarship 
  • Adrianna Misiak (Fowlerville), Kevin A. Kelly Action Fund 
  • Ava McMeeken (Mason), Tim Wilson Memorial Fund Scholarship
  • Alexandra Bazela (East Lansing), Tim Wilson Memorial Fund Scholarship 
  • Colten Moore (Mason), Troy Eaton Memorial Welding Scholarship 
  • Evan Peterson (Webberville), Troy Sika Memorial Scholarship 
  • Kristine Li (Mason), Ware’s Pharmacy Scholarship 
  • Samantha London (Mason), General WTC Scholarship 
  • Liam Cowan (East Lansing), General WTC Scholarship 

“These seniors have worked tirelessly over the past couple of years, and it is an honor we are able to present these scholarships to them,” notes Joe Wenzel, principal at the WTC. “The generosity of our donors allows these students the opportunity to continue to pursue their dreams and goals,” Wenzel also noted. 

The Wilson Talent Center, operated by Ingham Intermediate School District, offers career and technical education programs for high school juniors and seniors who reside in Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville and Williamston. Applications are also accepted from Lansing School District, Fowlerville Community Schools and Eaton and Clinton County schools. For more information, visit Wilson Talent Center ( 
Spring into Growth with CASA for Kids! 
Save the date to help us raise the funds needed to advocate for over 200 children in our community this year. The 9th Annual Evening to Change a Child's Story will feature a live auction, plated dinner, speakers, and entertainment. 
A limited number of VIP tickets, VIP tables, and sponsorship opportunities are open! 
*Event tickets go on sale March 1, 2023.* 
Commercial Bank 5K is Friday, May 5th, 2023

  • Dart Bank Kids 1 mile and 100-yard dash begins at 6:00 PM
  • Commercial Bank 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:00 PM
  • Downtown Mason (322 Jefferson St. Mason, MI US 48854)
  • The race will start and end at the Mason Courthouse following a similar route to past years’ courses.
  • Sponsorships available from $1,000 to $150
WTC 50th Anniversary Car & "Big Toy" Show
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 AT 9 AM – 4 PM
Our summer camp schedule is out and posted on our website. CAMPS ARE FILLING UP FAST!!! Check out our schedule and register soon. A $35 per camp deposit is all that’s required to hold your spot. Space is limited. Register today and get your child signed up for some non stop fun at Living Arts.
Dart Container Corporation is hiring
Dart Container Corporation located in Mason, Michigan is hiring. Interested individuals should visit our website at

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Darling at (517) 244-3210.

| Dart Container Corporation 500 Hogsback Rd. Mason, Michigan 48854
(833) HRC-DART |
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