16th Annual Golf Tournament
Sponsored by: Friday the 13th of April Come Test Your Luck & Win a TRUCK!*color & style may vary
1pm Shot Gun Start Register a team or be a sponsor - Even if you don't play golf, come get your business noticed by over 100 players at this event - Be a HOLE SPONSOR! Call the Chamber for more info. Please come out and help us welcome the new owners of the 9 Iron Practice Center. Tuesday April 10th / 5:30pm to 7:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6pm
Come out and get ready for the 16th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament and practice your swing!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS WEEKS & UP-COMING EVENTS!!
TODAY! RIBBON CUTTING!The Cookie Lady's Bakery & Cafe 709 W. Main Street, MercedTuesday, April 3, **5:30** Ceremony at 6pm*
RIBBON CUTTING! ANC - Customs1640 'N' Street, Suite 120, Merced (Chamber office)Wednesday, April 11, **5:30-7pm** Ceremony at 6pm*
RIBBON CUTTING!Motel 6 1983 E. Childs Ave., MercedWednesday, April 18, **5:30 - 7pm** Ceremony at 6pm*
BUSINESS CONNECTOR! Chamber Business ConnectorReal Goods Solar1640 'N' Street, Suite 120, Merced (Chamber office) Thursday, April 19, **5:30pm-7:30pm**
Come out & mingle with Chamber members & enjoy networking at its best! They are here! Get your 2012 State and Federal Employer Notice Posters!$35.00 for laminated and $25.00 for non-laminated. English and Spanish versions available.Call the Chamber at 209-384-7092Value To Chamber Membership Offers! Chamber Publication Advertising:Have you reserved your spot? The Chamber launches our new publication "Gateway" in mid January. This is a top notch publication - full color, 20 pages of informative information and beautiful ads. Don't miss this opportunity to have your business in this publication! 5000 copies to be printed and distributed around top local Merced locations. For rates and more information call Jennifer at the Chamber 384-7092 Chamber Maps:Did you know....The Chamber distributes 10,000 maps per year What a better way to generate recognition and revenue for your business than to be seen by thousands of visitors, potential students, and even locals? Contact the Chamber at 384-7092 if you're interested in getting information on pricing and distribution of our maps. Member to Member Discounts:Keep Mercedians shopping local! Offer a Chamber Member discount to be displayed on our website. Also... as an added benefit we will weekly showcase a Member to Member discount on our weekly update. What a great way to advertise your business and offer a discount to locals and it is FREE! For more information please call the Chamber at 384-7092
Community News.... Merced Theatre Grand Re-Opening Gala April 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm Elegant hors d'oeuvres with a Spanish flair, Full cocktail bar, Strolling mariachi band Reserved seating for an evening of entertainment. The Preservation Big Band will open the evening's entertainment. The Merced Symphony will take the stage, along with renowned Pianist Tara Kamangar. Desserts and coffee alfresco following the performance with more musical entertainment outside Tickets $125 - $200Be a Producer Sponsor for $5,000 and receive added benefitsBe a Director Sponsor for $1,000 and receive added benefits Call the box office at 209-722-3266 or please visit our web site at www.mercedtheatre.org ~~~~ Merced SPCA 16th Annual Dog Walk Held at: Applegate Park at the Zoo entrance 1045 West 25th Street, Merced Saturday, May 5th Registration opens at 9am Walk starts at 10am For more information contact Karyn Johnson 209-658-3637 ~~~~ Oasis Dinner Friday, May 18, 2012Doors open - 6:00 pmDinner - 6:30pm Cost: $25 The Merced County Rescue Mission's - Annual Fundraiser - "Help us through the Summer Drought!" Dinner Location: Gateway Community Church353 E. Donna Drive, Merced, CA- Music - Middle Eastern Kabob Dinner - Testimonies - Purchase tickets at: Hope Christian Store3144 'G' Street #145, Merced, CA 209-723-2900 AND Merced County Rescue Mission1921 Canal Street, Merced, CA209-722-9269 ~~~~ Leadership Merced Class of 27 Fundraiser
Playhouse Merced's "The Music Man"
The Tony Award winning Best Musical about loveable con man Harold Hill and his ruse of bringing a boy's marching band to 1913 River City, Iowa, is one of the best loved shows of all time. Join the members of Leadership Merced's Class of 27 fot a fantastic fundraising event of entertainment and libations. Featuring wonderful songs like 'Trouble," "76 Trombones," "Shipoopi," "Pickalittle (Talk-a-Little)," and "'Til There Was You," it's on many people's 'favorite musical' list, and is perfect for the whole family. Rated A = All Ages.
Tickets are $30 per person and are available through Leadership Merced membersPlease contact Jim Kocher firstname.lastname@example.org or Deanna Whitmore email@example.com for more information
Date of play: May 24 (Thursday)Doors open: 6:30 / Showtime 7:30
Proceeds for this fundraiser go to the on-going health of Leadership Merced.
Playhouse Merced 452 W. Main Street Downtown Merced 209-725-8587 ~~~~ United Way of Merced County helped Merced County residents save more than $130,000 on prescriptions in 2011 through a partnership with FamilyWize 41 percent of adults say it's a problem for their family to pay for prescription medications. FamilyWize was the first organization to offer prescription discount cards for free to everyone, locally and nationwide, struggling with the high cost of medicine. Since its founding in 2005, the organization has worked with almost 1,000 local United Ways across the country to help more than 3.4 million people save over $300 million on their prescriptions. To get your FamilyWize discount card, call United Way at 209-383-4242 or stop by the office at 658 W, Main Street, Merced. You can also visit www.unitedwaymerced.org or www.familywize.org to print a card you can use immediately. A list of participating pharmacies and discounts on specific drugs is available on the FamilyWize website, www.familywize.org. How does it work?The FamilyWize card is easy to get and easy to use. Everyone can get a card - no application is necessary, and you don't have to qualify for a card. To use it, just take it to almost any pharmacy, including all major chains, and the pharmacist will automatically apply the discount. The fact that FamilyWize helps over 2 million people a year gives FamilyWize the buying power to negotiate lower prices on medicine, similar to those large insurance companies receive from pharmacies. The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce1640 N Street, Suite 120Merced CA 95340www.merced-chamber.comPhone: 209-384-7092