August 4, 2020
The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce champions the growth of business and community through leadership and collaboration.
And You're Invited

You don't want to miss this powerful presentation by Judi Holler, motivational speaker, improv master and expert in knowing how fear can motivate for good.
Michigan ATHENA Conference
Tuesday, August 25 via Zoom
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Invite your network to this FREE virtual event.
It’s time to stop letting fear boss you around and learn that freedom lives outside of your comfort zone.
Judi's empowering message is for people who believe they deserve more and are ready to live a braver and more fulfilling life.
Click for a message from Julie Holler:

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Book Smart

Learn about the books beloved by prominent entrepreneurs, founders, and notable figures across the spectrum of industry.This week: Fabio Gratton & The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman

Inc. Founders Project with Alexa von Tobel

Hear the stories of the entrepreneurs building the future. Listen to the tales of guts, inspiration, and drive behind the people and companies at the forefront of technology.This week: How to be Tenacious, with Blake Hall of

What I Know

Get an inside look at the messy, painful, and—every so often—transcendent journey of starting a company. Candid interviews draw out the real grit and true lessons behind innovative companies and remarkable brands.Last week: Sandra Oh Lin: Be a Transparent Leader During Times of Uncertainty

Q&A with Sandy Baruah: ‘To keep businesses open, wear a mask’
Have You Signed the 'Keep Businesses Open #MaskUpMichigan' Pledge Yet?

Thank you to the businesses and individuals that have taken the #MaskUpMichigan Pledge to keep businesses open.
Latest Pledge Supporters:
Barton Malow
Citizens Bank
OpTech LLC
O'Reilly Rancilio P.C.
PNC Bank
Heritage Optical Centers
Fakhoury Global Immigration Professional Services Inc.
Davenport University
Ideal ShieldUHY Advisors, Inc.
TCF Bank
ComSource, Inc.
Monroe County Business Development Corp.
College for Creative Studies
Campbell Marketing & Communications
Eastern Market Partnership
Ghafari Associates
DTE Energy
3PG Group
Eric and Dennis BLLP
Construction Services
Ruby + Associates, Inc.
Need Masks? Office Depot Has Acquired 100 Million 
Through the Chamber's partnership with Office Depot, members have access to disposable masks from trusted suppliers. Log in to your Office Depot® business account and request them here. Don't have an account? Learn more and sign up today.
Ferndale Library Offers Home Delivery of Materials for Ferndale Patrons in Need

All requests should be made by phone or email, directly with Ed Burns: // (269) 924-0503
"A Little Too Quiet" is the Ferndale Library Podcast, brought to you by the Friends of the Ferndale Library. Produced in-house by staff at the library, guests this season will include local authors, artists, professors, journalists, elected officials, and of course, librarians! We'll be discussing library resources / services / programming, but also provide exclusive interviews and compelling conversations with artists, authors, and experts, on a variety of topics, like disinformation on the internet, social justice, representation, the creative process, and more!
Looking for a new #career opportunity? Join Oakland County Michigan Works! this week for the next round of free virtual workshops to prepare you for your next move. RSVP:
☑️ Changing Careers: New Opportunities, New Future.
☑️ Resumé Writing: Introduction to Resumes and Cover Letters
☑️ Resumés: A Deeper Dive
☑️ Virtual Interviewing: Making a Great Impression
☑️ The Language of LinkedIn: Using the Popular Career Tool the Right Way
☑️ Mid-Life Career Transitions: Switching Careers and Flourishing in Today's Economy
☑️ Exploring Non-Traditional Employment Opportunities
☑️ UIA FAQ & Budgeting: Navigating the Unemployment Process and Making Smart Budgeting Decisions
Workshops will be recorded and published at