Chamber Corner Nov 18, 2020

Chamber of Commerce updates

by Donna Claar

Window Decorating Contest:

With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 28, the chamber is again sponsoring a Business Christmas Window Decorating Contest for the 2020 holiday season!

Businesses are asked to put forth their best Christmas window display by 4 P.M. on Sunday, November 22. Let’s see who will sparkle and shine! First place will win a $30 gift certificate to New Leaf Floral. Second and third place will win a $10 gift certificate to either Merchant’s Hardware or Jack’s Family Grocery. Businesses are asked to register their window by Sunday, November 22 by emailing Sandy Silsby at

Give a shout out to the business windows that catch your eye and let them know you enjoy their holiday spirit! The chamber appreciates the businesses who participate and looks forward to the displays!

New member:

Please join us in welcoming Don and Brenda Kidney of Kidney’s Collision & Glass to the Union City Chamber. With 30 years experience in auto/body repair, Kidney’s Collision & Glass wants to help you with uni-body repair and replacement. Car vs. deer? They are there for you! Both major and minor damage, just tell your agent you want Kidney’s Collision & Glass to repair your vehicle!

Help Wanted:

Brendan McCarthy, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, Union City, is looking for a Branch Office Administrator. A full time job right in the heart of the downtown! Contact McCarthy at 220 N. Broadway Street or call (517) 741-5993 for more information.

Heather Russell Agency-Farm Bureau Insurance is looking for a highly motivated, experienced Insurance Customer Service Representative. To ensure success as an Insurance Customer Service Representative, you should have a friendly and professional demeanor, good communication skills, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. Ultimately, a top-class Insurance Customer Sales Representative is friendly and efficient when handling complaints or providing policy information. For more information, contact Russell at

When the owner of the Broadway Grille restaurants, Scott Ladd, was queried about employees needed, he said “We are always hiring!” Stop in at either the Union City or Marshall locations for more information.


As a chamber member, it is easy to share ideas and stay abreast of information locally via email and/or on Zoom, our current meeting choice. We encourage businesses to share their ideas, concerns, business successes and suggestions toward the economic development of the greater Union City area. Meeting attendance is not a requirement of membership, but of course we hope to hear from you! Won’t you join us? Contact me at (269) 317-7723 or

Donna Claar is a devoted promoter of Union City and its surrounding areas. She administrates several social media sites about Union City and assists chamber members with their marketing needs. Contact her at (269) 317-7723, or the Union City Chamber of Commerce and Union City, MI Facebook pages. Watch for posts on Twitter at @UnionCityMI and Instagram at unioncitymi. #ChooseUnionCityMI #LoveWhereYouLive #ASliceofAmericanPie