Sometimes our environments change us—our thinking, mood, and temperament. The A2Y Chamber team was ready for a move, both physically and mentally, and our new offices at the Atria Business Center at 2010 Hogback Road in Ann Arbor, are worth celebrating. That’s exactly what we did at our Open House on February 9. It wasn’t just an excuse for a party, it was a way for us to practice Conscious Capitalism, an approach to business that inspires as effectively as it profits. By bringing our community together, we applied the second tenet of Conscious Capitalism—stakeholder orientation.
We know our community of stakeholders isn’t just made up of our membership! Local and chamber businesses impact our neighbors, co-workers, associates, and families. With six degrees of separation, business impacts the world.
Our community stakeholder made the evening such a success. From the shuttles provided by the Hampton Inn and Suites, to Forte Belanger who provided the stellar catering, many hands came together to work toward a common goal–supporting our communities through business engagement. Of the 200+ guests, we were especially honored to have representatives from Congresswoman Dingell’s office, County Commissioner Jason Morgan, Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, Ypsilanti Township Clerk Karen Love Joy Roe, and Pittsfield Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal. Of course, this event couldn’t have happened without the generous support of Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Michigan, as well as the help of many other organizations.
The building and offices are warm, open, and inviting especially with special touches by the incredible aerial photographer Dale Fisher and beautiful floral arrangements from English Gardens. With members of the business community mingling and networking, we all felt tremendous pride in the place we now call our A2Y Chamber home.
It’s a new year and we are thrilled to start it off in our new offices! A new year brings hopes and promises of change for the better, while cherishing and utilizing our memories to create even more success in the future. Our new offices are filled with as much anticipation for future growth as the sunshine that now flows through our offices.(them? the windows? Into our space?) The new offices, located in the Atria Park Business Center, is the perfect location for our members, staff and the community to easily connect and create even more business opportunities to our region.
We hope you will join us at our upcoming Open House, on February 9th, to tour our new offices and experience the joy and excitement that is inspiring our staff to make 2017 the year of new growth and positive change for all of the residents of Washtenaw county.
Please RSVP at www.A2YChamber.org.
Celebrating change was on the menu at this year’s newly combined (Year Ender & Gala) event and excitement filled the rooms at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College on December 1st, 2016.
Many members joined in the celebration of our new look, the new event and learned about our new offices located in the center of Washtenaw County at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 4, Ann Arbor. The night was filled with a live band, delicious tastings from many of our local restaurants, and a silent auction that created anticipation in the effort to win the bid. Of course everyone’s plate was filled with meeting new members, reflecting with old friends, and learning about new business opportunities – a perfect evening filled with fun and promise.
The event was a perfect prelude to the upcoming year, which will be filled with our goals to incorporate the four pillars of conscious capitalism into our daily efforts to help prosper and support our business members and the community.
View photos from the Year Ender Gala.
Here’s to welcoming the “new“of 2017!