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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS WEEKS & UP-COMING EVENTS!! TODAY!
RIBBON CUTTING & TOURNAMENT WARM-UP9 Iron Practice Center 3536 N. Santa Fe Drive, MercedTuesday, April 10, **5:30-7pmCeremony at 6pm (see above) April 11 RIBBON CUTTING! ANC - Customs1640 'N' Street, Suite 120, Merced (Chamber office)Wednesday, April 11, **5:30-7pm**Ceremony at 6pm* NEXT WEEK!
RIBBON CUTTING!Motel 6 1983 E. Childs Ave., MercedWednesday, April 18, **5:30 - 7pm** Ceremony at 6pm*
BUSINESS CONNECTOR! Real Goods Solar1640 'N' Street, Suite 120, Merced (Chamber office) Thursday, April 19, **5:30pm-7:30pm** LATER THIS MONTH
RIBBON CUTTING!The Armory 1806 Canal Street, Merced Wednesday, April 25, **5:30-7pm** Ceremony at 6pm*
GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING!Children's Movement of Merced County 1640 'N' Street, Suite 120, Merced (Chamber office)Thursday, April 26, **5:30-7:30pm**Ceremony at 6pm*(see flyer below)
Come out & mingle with Chamber members & enjoy networking at it's best! GREEN TEAM Meeting Thursday, April 26 at 9 amUC Merced5200 N. Lake Road, Merced Location & Parking: This months meeting will be held at UC Merced in the Science and Engineering Building, 2nd Floor, Dean's Conference Room. Parking will be in the North Bowl parking lot. It is in the very northernmost part of campus. Enter through the Ranchers Road entrance. Follow Ranchers Road to the first available left turn and continue on until it turns into Ansel Adams Road. Then make a left at the second stop sign onto Mineral King Road. Proceed to the parking lot on the right past the Facilities Buildings. Parking will be reserved with signage indicating the spaces for this meeting.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
Green Tour 2012 of Merced County Here's your chance to see ideas on how to save Green by being Green. Lower your Energy costs, see 1st Hand Construction Tips, have fun with Art and Plants while recycling, and celebrate Earth Day. Mark your calendar: Sat. April 21, Self-guided Tour or by reserved Chartered Bus with 10 locations to Explore in and near Merced. Check out the www.valleylandalliance.org website for more information.You can also visit the California Welcome Center, The Merced Multi-Cultural Arts Center or the Merced Gardens & Nursery for Brochures. For Tickets and Bus Information call:Jean Okuye 209-756-2421Steven Gale 209-358-1468 ~~~~ 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
~~~~ Castle Air Museum Waffle Brunch Sunday May 6 Castle Air Museum located at 5050 Santa Fe Drive in Atwater will be hosting its 17th Annual Strawberry Waffle Brunch on Sunday May 6 at the museum. The museum is searching for Celebrity Chefs to cook waffles for approximately 800 guests! This is a fabulous community event and fundraiser for the museum! Celebrities, if you are interested please contact Joe Pruzzo - 209-723-2178. ~~~~ 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.