The Annual Awards Dinner, typically held in June, is an opportunity to celebrate members, highlight the Chamber’s contributors, and honor the historical legacy of the Cadillac Chamber.
The Outstanding Citizen and Spirit of Community Awards are presented at the Annual Awards Dinner. In addition, the Annual Awards Dinner salutes and formally recognizes the graduating Leadership Class.
The Outstanding Citizen Award recognizes and honors individuals who strive toward the highest level of professional accomplishments. Men and women, who excel in their chosen profession, have devoted significant time and energy to improve the community’s quality of life and have provided leadership to assist others in becoming involved in the community.
The Spirit of Community Award recognizes and honors individuals who have devoted significant time and energy to improve the community’s quality of life and have provided leadership in development and/or expansion of volunteer projects, which have benefited members of the community.
The Briefcase Open is held annually, and features two Chamber member golf courses. The Briefcase Open is recognized as the premier golf outing and business networking event in the greater Cadillac area. This event allows Members and their guests to enjoy the local golf courses while supporting the Chambers mission of “driving business forward.”
The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Economic Forecast Breakfast with a guest presenter to inform members on the current state of the economy locally, regionally, and nationally and what the projections are in the future.
The Governor’s Breakfast is typically held in April of each year. It is an opportunity for unification and collaboration. The breakfast acts as a way to introduce students from the surrounding schools to the business and governmental workings.
The Governor’s Breakfast has been proudly organized and sponsored by the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce, and has included the participation of all of the governors since the inaugural breakfast in 1976. The foundation of the Governor’s Breakfast is centered on a business and education collaboration. Chamber members support the breakfast through sponsorship’s that allow up to nearly 500 area students to attend annually.
In partnership with local organizations, the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce and Cadillac Leadership program sponsor the Leadership Learning Series with guest presenters that address a wide array of topics affecting leadership in both professional and personal settings.
The Chamber provides access to our government representatives, business leaders, and state organizations through our monthly Chamber Luncheon Series. This event is held monthly at Baker College of Cadillac. The luncheons are open to public. For Chamber members the fee is $10; non-members are charged $20.
You’ll enjoy a great lunch and listen to a speaker on a wide variety of topics. Past speakers have included State Senators, the president of Munson Hospital, the superintendent of schools, State Office of Rural Development, and many more.
Rise Up Cadillac! is held monthly at different sponsored locations. This fast-paced program lasts nearly an hour; the quick pace allows for many people to speak and cover a wide array of topics. Rise Up Cadillac!
This program is designed to keep members up to date on Chamber programming as well as information affecting the Cadillac area.