Chamber to host 2015 MACP convention

Prezbienda honored as Vet of the Year
Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council honored Richard Prezbienda as its 2012 Veteran of the Year at the city of Dearborn’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11. Prezbienda, a Navy veteran, was selected by past DAWVC veterans of the year for this special recognition. He has donated more than 888 hours of service to veterans, especially long-term patients in VA Hospitals in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Battle Creek. Przebienda is active in the DAWVC, the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 75, and Polish Legion of American Veterans U.S.A. Department of Michigan.

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce was selected to host the 2015 Statewide Chamber Convention in partnership with the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals.

Each year through a bidding process, local chambers across the state apply to host the convention.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the Dearborn and Dearborn Heights communities to 300 chamber executives and representatives from around the state,” DACC President Jennifer Giering said. “We will start to plan now so that we can coordinate an experience for conference attendees that are second to none.”

In 1990 the organization began hosting the annual Chamber Convention in various places around Michigan, offering local chamber ambassadors an opportunity to come together to share their best practices and network with their peers.

2015 marks the second time in the 25-year conference history, that the ambassador and chamber conventions will be held consecutively.

The chamber convention will feature speakers on topics including leadership, membership and business development and marketing. It is also one of the only statewide events that recognizes the great effort and contribution of those who sacrifice their free time aiding in the ongoing success and stability of the states chambers of commerce.

Giering said the DACC anticipates that the event will bring as many as 300 new faces and business professionals to the Dearborn area, offering an opportunity to network and showcase the areas local businesses, talent, and leaders.