September 22, 2020
The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce champions the growth of business and community through leadership and collaboration.

Ferndale is launching a new business marketing and promotions program!

This program is designed to help your business increase customer traffic by targeting advertisements more effectively. During the pilot program, your setup costs and part of your monthly fees will be subsidized. You will have access to powerful data analytics tools that track ad performance.
Webinar Date: Thursday, October 1st - 9am

Retro-Commissioning Programs: Strengthen Your Building's
Energy IQ
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
FREE Webinar
Interested in saving an average of 15 percent or more on your facility’s energy costs? Join Consumers Energy experts to learn how. The Retro-Commissioning Programs include several offerings designed to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings, often at little-to-no cost.
Every building uses energy uniquely. Retro-Commissioning Programs (RCx) aim to find your building’s hidden energy saving potential through free assessments. During the assessment, our experts uncover energy waste reduction opportunities and give you an actionable plan to reduce energy and save money.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar.
For more information and to register go HERE!
Are Your Policies COVID Compliant?
Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free to members of the Michigan Chamber / $49 for nonmembers
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many disruptions to your regular business operations, and running a workplace in the midst of a public health crisis is unlike any other. Employers need to and should implement new or adjust current policies and procedures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of employees in the workplace. This webinar will address:
  • Government directives and guidance on implementing COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • Policies and procedures required or recommended for the workplace and how to prepare them.
  • Best practices for employers to effectively communicate and train the workforce about these new COVID-19 policies and procedures.
This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after live webinar.
MORE Upcoming Webinars
Leading Change Through Communications - Monday, September 28th
Reviewing Your 401K Options - Tuesday, September 29th
Find our full list of webinars and trainings 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:
Find more on COVID, the new MI No-Fault Auto Insurance and other trainings HERE!
HR 101: Introduction to
Human Resources
6 / 1-hour sessions
Session 1 - HR Legal issues / Compliance –
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Session 2 - Employee and Labor Relations – Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Session 3 - Talent Acquisition / Staffing / Recruiting – Thursday, October 22, 2002
Session 4 - Total Rewards / Compensation / Benefits – Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Session 5 - Performance Management / Evaluations – Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Session 6 - HRIS / Current Trends / Miscellaneous – Thursday, October 29, 2020
$270 for MI Chamber Members / $295 for non members
A “hands on” guide on how to do most everything in the HR function.
This training of the basic components of the Human Resources function and what the best practices are in the modern-day workplace. Gain the critical knowledge necessary to help reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, perform HR duties as a part of a non-HR job, or are looking for an effective way to boost your Human Resources / employee management skills.
Though we highly recommend attending all live sessions, all sessions will be recorded and available on-demand.
For more information and to register, click HERE!
What's Happening in Washington
The Latest on Election Day, COVID-19 Vaccines, and More from the U.S. Chamber
New Voting Resource Alert!

As Election day draws closer, the U.S. Chamber Action network has got you covered with the resources you need to make your voice heard in the voting booth.

In addition to being able to see your candidates, check your registration status, and more, our voter toolkit now includes a new state-by-state voting resource to help you determine if an excuse is required—and if COVID-19 qualifies—to vote by mail in your state.

Click here to check out the voter toolkit and the new state-by-state voting resource.
The Cost of Inaction is Too Great: Congress Must Pass A Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Package
Check out the latest article in the U.S. Chamber's Above the Fold series—titled  The Cost of Inaction is Too Great: Congress Must Pass A Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Package—which emphasizes the importance of congressional action—and the potential cost of inaction as it pertains to:
  • Airlines
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • School-related closures
  • Working parents
  • Small business owners
  • The Unemployed
Click here to read the full article.
Discover & Deliver: Warp Speed Ahead for Promising COVID Vaccine Candidates
As we've previously shared, the U.S. Chamber's Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) is leading an initiative —titled Discover & Deliver—to highlight  the important work being driven by scientists, universities and innovative companies nationwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just this week, GIPC shared the latest update on the 35 vaccines currently in the clinical stages of development, and the 145 vaccine candidates in the pre-clinical stages. Click here to learn more about what's new, what's next, and the bottom line when it comes to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Can you pencil us in? 
CO— Blueprint: Recruiting and Managing Employees in a Virtual World
Hosted by: the U.S. Chamber's CO—

When: Tomorrow! Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET

What:  An interactive discussion focused on how businesses are leaning into new technology to manage remote teams and steps entrepreneurs should take to recruit and onboard new team members without meeting face to face.

Who: CO— content director Jeanette Mulvey will lead an audience-driven conversation combining advice from experts with practical insights geared towards helping businesses to use technology to find and onboard top employees, and remotely manage cohesive teams.

Sign Me Up!  Click here to learn more and to register now.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Sustainability Summit Series: Sustainability Investment and Reporting - The Road Ahead
Hosted by: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

When:  Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET

What:  The next session in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's new Sustainability Summit Series exploring how sustainability leaders can continue the momentum in the new normal, gleaning lessons from the corporate response to the pandemic.

Who: The next session—titled Sustainability Investment and Reporting - The Road Ahead —will focus on the latest research on the status of the ESG landscape as we transition to a post-COVID-19 world, private sector leadership in communicating ESG-related information, and the frameworks needed to support companies in proactively disclosing consistent sustainability data. Featured speakers include Institute for International Finance managing director and head of Sustainable Finance Sonja Gibbs, Refinitiv head of Sustainable Investing Leon Saunders Calvert, and BlackRock head of Research for Sustainable Investments and Multi-Asset Strategies Eric Van Nostrand.

Sign Me Up!  Click here to learn more and to register now.