September 8, 2020
The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce champions the growth of business and community through leadership and collaboration.
CO— Blueprint: Rebuilding Your Brand

Join us tomorrow, September 9 at 2:00 pm ET for the eighth episode of our summer virtual series from CO—, an audience-driven discussion designed specifically for the small business community, hosted in partnership with Chase for Business. 

Jeanette Mulvey, Content Director at CO—, will welcome experts and small business owners alike to discuss how to communicate effectively with customers while staying relevant and sensitive to the current climate. See below for a full list of speakers:
Saïd Eastman, CEO,
Paul Ryan Elliott, Founder & CEO, Loft & Bear Vodka
Sam Kanter, Owner, Sam Kanter Events
Amy Lang, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Insights, Staples
Tips for Your Small Business and Community

Our teams at CO— are working quickly to update and publish new resources and tips every day for small businesses, from health and policy guidelines on reopening, to restarting your remote sales strategy, and even starting over from scratch. Bookmark this page as your go-to resource during this crisis to get the latest stories and this page for on-demand content of all our virtual events so far. 
Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll 

In the latest report from the U.S. Chamber and Metlife, small businesses responded to various poll questions about their business status, their financial stability, and their hopes for the near future. With almost 90% of small business reporting they are open in some capacity, our teams are working to bring you relevant resources for the next stage for your business. Click below to read the full report and hear what other small businesses are saying. 
Small Business Policy Guidelines and Updates
U.S. Chamber experts have been busy putting together guides and checklists to help you navigate the various loan programs available through the stimulus bill for small businesses and keep you updated on what's coming next. See below for a guide on each and how it can help you:

We Are Here For You!

In Studio...
Duets Classes
Live Recorded Unlimited
We Are Open!!!
Pilatesdetroit is now open for pilates, rehab pilates and physical therapy. We are seeing clients in person, as well as online, based on their own personal preference. 
While the studio looks and feels much the same as pre-Covid times, be assured our team has adjusted our practices and procedures to safely welcome you through our doors. 
We are all wearing socks and masks, we are all keeping our social distance, we are all limiting the overlap of clients in common areas, and we are all committed to the greater good of each other. 
At Pilatesdetroit, you can still “Expect Magic to Happen” because we are all in this together!!
Over 50+ recorded classes with Allison to choose from!!!
Whether you want to add some quality workouts to your current pilates practice or you can’t make your way in person to the studio, these recorded workouts offer something for everyone. Heavily cued, technique emphasized, appropriate for all levels of experience, little to no equipment needed, and easily accessible from our private Facebook group!!
In studio equipment sessions for 1, 2 or 3 clients at a time!
Pilatesdetroit has been seeing privates and duets for 8 weeks and our clients have been doing so well!
We have seen the safe return of our Pilatesdetroit family as well as the addition of new members.

3 person classes are beginning to pop on the schedule, and we will continue to add more as we see more demand. 
Strapdetroit...colorful, comfortable, durable, and safe!
Made locally, our custom loops are just another step we have taken to ensure your safe return to the studio. 
Accesorize with these colorful loops and prioritize the safety of our studio family. Both retail and wholesale orders are available. 
Sustainability Summit

Join the Michigan Chamber on September 21
for part one of a two-part virtual Sustainability Summit.
This virtual event is FREE!
Connect with industry experts as they share their latest environmental strategies and insights into how they are transforming their business by developing, maintaining and recycling more sustainable products.
Sept 21 Agenda
9:00 a.m. CEO Roundtable and Discussion on Sustainability
CEOs and C-Suite executives explain how and why their businesses are leading and innovating with a purpose on sustainability, the challenges they face and how they’ve been able to remain competitive while investing in this area.
10:00 a.m. Putting the Circular Economy in Motion
Join practitioners and leading thinkers from the private sector to explore leading and practical approaches to achieving a circular economy.
11:00 a.m. Close — Optional Virtual Networking to Follow
Register below! If you have any trouble registering or would like to register a large group, please contact us at

January 26 - Mark your calendar for part two of the Sustainability Summit Series.
Topics for discussion:
The Three Pillars of Sustainability
The Economic Impacts of Sustainability- Why Shareholders and Investors Are Getting Serious
This Saturday!
Mindful Leadership and Engagement After the Storm
This Thursday, September 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free to members of the Michigan Chamber / $49 for nonmembers
This program is a discussion of the effect of the pandemic on the workplace and workforce itself. It is clear that the workforce is fractured and businesses that are restarting will find it a challenge to reengage their employees. There will be an enormous amount of work that will continue to be done from home for the near future. In some industries this may become permanent. How managers will motivate and measure productivity is a big concern. Rebuilding teams that existed before the pandemic may be a problem. These and other issues will be discussed in the webinar. This presentation will also address the workplace implications and stresses associated with racially charged issues including inequality and injustice.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar.
Register HERE!

Return to Work: Understanding Leave Options and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free to members of the Michigan Chamber / $49 for nonmembers
Responding to an employee’s leave request requires employers to determine the applicability of various legal options, including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Short-Term Disability (STD), company policy and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This webinar will address all of these laws in detail along with frequently asked questions under the FFCRA and what to do if an employee refuses to return to work.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar.
Register HERE!
On Demand Webinars
It's never too late! Our Live webinars are recorded and archived for later viewing.
Some of our latest webinars include: