New Chamber Members

The Counter Project Media
Steve Veldheer
P.O. Box 2282
Dearborn, MI 48123
(313) 731-2220
In this era of “think local,” the people behind The Counter Project want Dearbornites — specifically young adults — to “read local” too. The Counter Project is an interactive local web magazine celebrating all things entertainment, culture and Dearborn. Their mission is to promote Dearborn and all it has to offer; to provide an authentic take on news, entertainment and pop culture from a uniquely local perspective; and to be an affordable vehicle for advertisers to reach those young adults with active social lives and disposable income. “The alternative media in Detroit — the Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Metromix — serve a vital purpose, and they serve the greater metro area well, but they don’t specifically serve Dearborn,” said Counter Project publisher Steve Veldheer. “Whereas those alternative media outlets focus their attention primarily on Oakland County, Detroit and Ann Arbor, we decided that in order for Dearborn to get any real attention, there needs to be a media outlet targeting young adults that’s focused solely on Dearborn.” The Counter Project publishes weekly, offers an event calendar, bar and restaurant listings, movie listings, book reviews, local blogs, plus a lively message board where readers can offer up opinions on politics, culture, and more.

Chief Financial, a Federal Credit Union
Deanna R. Herndon
4080 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 846-7300
With online banking, four full service branches, plus 113 satellite Service Centers throughout Michigan, a no-surcharge ATM network with thousands of machines across the country, Chief Financial Credit Union has come a long way from that first day in 1941 when the credit union operated out of a shoe box in a closet in a local Ford Plant. Yet the credit union remains true to those member service oriented roots. Chief’s mission statement is simple “Our Chief Purpose is Your Financial Success.” Where else can you find an unsecured Holiday Loan at 1.2 percent or an automobile loan as low as 2.99 percent? To become a member of Chief Financial, you need to retain a savings account balance of $5. That’s it! That $5 balance buys you free checking, online banking, debit/ATM cards, money markets accounts, CD’s and everything you get at a bank. “How can Chief Financial offer loan rates and fees so much lower than my bank”? A bank’s number one responsibility is to its stockholders, to maximize profits. Chief Financial is owned by its members. Join Chief Financial today and start enjoying the benefits of being a credit union member!

Sabeel Media
Stephen Coats
13349 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 445-7716
Sabeel Media (a wellspring of media arts) is a non-profit media production and distribution organization. Fostering an engaging glocalized relational media community by partnering with creative artists in collaborative expressions of spiritual, moral, and cultural value presented in accessible form. We offer high-quality media products on spiritual and cultural topics that facilitate the process of reconciliation between East and West. Our content includes audio dramas, short films, poetry, music videos and documentaries. Our desire is that people of all faiths would grow to understand and esteem one another and their values through working collaboratively.