Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fun Winter Season Events in Newaygo Michigan

We encourage everyone to support the newaygo community by participating in these fun and family friendly events:

The Season of Hope Charity Auction - November 29th, 2012

This elegant evening of great food, fun and fund raising is for the benefit of Love INC, True North and the Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce. The food, beverages and atmosphere will make this event the best way to begin your Holiday Season.

Seating is limited for this special evening of  fellowship, celebration and giving.  Tickets are available on line or call the Chamber Office 231-652-3068 for $25.00.

Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce Presents “Christmas Walk” - November 30th, 2012

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” Well… not just yet, but the Holiday Season is fast approaching. The Newaygo Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk is Friday, November 30.

Your Family will be mesmerized by the smell of chestnuts roasting, the clip-clop of horses up and down State Street as people enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride. The glowing brightness of the Christmas warming fire and the beautiful sound of Christmas Carols echoing throughout the stores and in your heart. Santa Clause has saved this date, as Newaygo is one of his favorite places to visit and Mrs. Clause will be here too.

Check the website often for a list of Merchant Specials and additional events will be coming soon.  If you are interested in vendor space for Christmas Walk please contact the Chamber Office 231-652-3068 or email

ChoiceOne Bank Saint Nick Kick - 5K / 10K Run 5K Walk - December 1st, 2012

On your mark, get set, GO… and the ChoiceOne Bank Saint Nick Kick is off and running. The 10k/5k race will be held on Saturday December 1 at 10 am, starting in front of Pamida/Shopko near Plumbs.  This is a fun race and the proceeds benefit the Cross Country Teams and Track Teams of Newaygo Public Schools.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the race under the warming tent and can’t wait to see the kids.  Dress-up, come join the fun and cheer on the racers.

For more information and maps of this race visit:

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Learn To Set Your Burdens Down For A Moment And Enjoy Life

by an unknown author,

A young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while leading and explaining stress management to an audience.

Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, “half empty or half full?”..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. from the audience participants.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter, that depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

She continued to explain that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... pick them up tomorrow.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, set them down for a moment. Relax, pick them up later after you've rested.

Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!"

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them...

3 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker...

4 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

5 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

6 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

7 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
8 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

9 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
10 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Success Tips For Women In Business

Success In Business For Women!

Nowadays women have more opportunity to realize themselves in business. In the past, managerial positions we mostly occupied by men. Nowadays this situation has been gradually changing. This gives women an opportunity to take up positions previously dominated by men. Women have the ability to become successful as well as men since they are perfect in managing people, establish business relations, cope with stressful situations and solve problems.

What is necessary to become successful in business?
First of all, one way to be successful in business is to network. It is important to learn how to make and maintain connections. Networking is an important way to get your name out, be considered for future promotions, and meet new contacts who can help you down the road. It is recommended to attend seminars, professional trainings, exhibitions and conferences where you can gain new knowledge and make good connections.

Develop your self-confidence.
It is important to develop your self-confidence to make sure you get noticed as a professional. In order to feel confident you should be fully aware of the
sphere of business you are in, be ready to participate and maintain conversation on professional topics, express your opinion and be ready to give reasons. Show initiative.

Learn how to take initiatives if you want to succeed at work.
Do not limit yourself by performing only your designated duties. Aim high and try to do more within your powers. Make suggestions on the ways to enhance the work in your department and
implement company’s project.

Learn how to solve problems.
Learn to cope with difficult and complicated issues rather than avoiding them. For
instance, do not delegate the solution of difficult issues to your senior management.
The ability to cope with difficulties is a considerable step to success.

Learn how to present yourself as a professional.
Many people are not able to take credit for the work they do since they consider it a vain
boast. In reality, it is not the time to be modest and it is you who perfectly
aware of all your achievements. You don’t have to go overboard, but do take
credit for the work you do and things you achieve. This will help your
employers see you as a valuable asset and a contributor to the team.

Learn how toask for things you really want to receive.
It is closely connected with the ability to present yourself as a professional and the capability to solve difficult issues. Do not be shy to ask for what you really need and what you truly deserve.

Learn to create a friendly environment in a team.
A good working environment is a way to succeed in business. It is both hard and unproductive
to work under stressful conditions. Your ability to relive tension and create harmonious atmosphere will be appreciates at its true value.

Article source: Business Women News

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winterfest 2012 - Newaygo, Michigan

No Ice!!!!!
Date/Time Date(s) - Jan 24, 2012 until 28 Jan 201212:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Due to the lack of ice on Hess Lake, the festivities have been relocated for this year only. The location has changed to Jimmy's Roadhouse on M37 on Saturday, January 28th, 2012.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Pink Daisy