Kume Hibachi Steakhouse-BC Chamber Photo

One of Battle Creek's biggest cheer-leading organizations, the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating  community growth over the past four months.   July through October saw Ribbon Cutting Celebrations for grand openings, renovations, and milestone anniversaries for five chamber members.

 ·         July 10, 2019 – Express Employment Professionals, Battle Creek
Chamber Staff, Ambassadors and Members of the community celebrated Five Years of Operation of Express Employment Professionals Battle Creek location with door prizes and refreshments. The celebration was open to all community members and professionals. In the 5 years of business, Express has grown to be a full service staffing partner for Light Industrial, Administrative, Skill Trades, and Professional positions for our clients and our community workforce. We’re thankful for the partnerships and relationships we’ve built and look forward to a bright future here in Battle Creek! 2550 Capital Ave. SW, Suite 160, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Express Employment Professionals Battle Creek-BC Chamber Photo

·         July 24, 2019 – Express Employment Professionals, Marshall
Chamber Staff, Ambassadors and Members of the community celebrated the Grand Opening of Express Employment Professionals Marshall location with door prizes and refreshments. The celebration was open to all community members and professionals. In just a few short months, our Specialized Recruiting Division here in Marshall is off and running and has grown our Professional, Administrative, and Skill Trades platform by 516% over last year! We also support light industrial needs in the surrounding area! Thank you Marshall! 1600 S Kalamazoo Ave., Marshall, MI 49068

·         August 19, 2019 – Kume Hibachi & Steakhouse
Chamber Staff, Ambassadors and Members of the community celebrated the Grand Opening of Kume Hibachi & Steakhouse with an impressive and unique dining experience provided by the chef. 5420 Beckley Road, Suite F, Battle Creek, MI 49015

·         Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Tim & Lyn Kool Reflection Park
Chamber Staff, Ambassadors and Members of the community celebrated the Tim & Lyn Kool Reflection Park dedication with a small program, snacks, and Ribbon Cutting Celebration. The Park was named after Tim Kool and his wife Lyn as Tim was named the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s 2018 Forever Fund Honorary Trustee. Tim is also a Trustee Emeriti and served as the Board Chair at BCCF and the Kool Family Community Center. Lyn has also been involved in giving to the community and supports Tim in his endeavors. The purpose of the park is passive recreation and a quiet space for reflection. The landscape is made to be of native plantings that blend well with existing areas. The Kool Reflection sculpture is also to be of reflection as a connection to yourself as an individual, others that may be with you, and the surroundings. 245 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017

·         Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Charitable Union
Chamber Staff, Ambassadors and Members of the community celebrated Charitable Union’s 132 years of serving the community with Ribbon. As part of the Celebration, Charitable Union hosted an Open House offering tours of the facility, an opportunity to meet the staff and board of directors, along with snacks and refreshments. 85 Calhoun St., Battle Creek, MI 49017

It’s always an honor when we have the opportunity to share our member’s successes and milestones,” said Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce President Kara Beer. “It’s a sign of community progress, successful business strategies, along with the creation of jobs and wealth.”

Is your business growing? Have you recently expanded your footprint within the Greater Battle Creek Area or enhanced your portfolio of products and services? Contact the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce to schedule your Celebration so that we can share your story and success with over 550 members, and our media partners. Visit battlecreek.org for our Ribbon Cutting Celebration form, or contact our office at 269.962.4076 to learn more about this benefit of membership which helps highlight a significant part of your businesses history.