Column: Annual Chamber Golf Outing near

ESCANABA — Did you know that golf can be an extremely effective networking tool? The golf course is a great place to get to know someone and as the saying goes, “sometimes in business, it’s not what you know but who you know!”

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to take a swing at this exciting business networking technique and have fun at the same time by participating in the upcoming Chamber Golf Classic. The Chamber’s annual event, presented by Engineered Machined Products, will be held at the Gladstone Golf Course June 7th and offers a full day of sporting fun and socialization.

This fundraising effort allows the Chamber to enhance the benefits of membership, such as member promotion and activities, without increasing annual dues.

The committee is working to make the event new and exciting with fun wager hole opportunities and enjoyable guest gifts (sponsored by Stewart Manufacturing), so golfers can look forward to new twists and turns throughout the day.

Promotional opportunities are abundant for member businesses. Sponsoring businesses will be advertised and promoted before, during and after the golf outing. Please consider helping the event and at the same time helping your business by participating in one of the following sponsorship opportunities: Hole Event Sponsor, Have One On Us Beverage Sponsor, Door Prize Donor, Hospitality on the Course Sponsor, Bottled H20 on the course and Business promotion–golf balls, tees, water bottles, etc.

Entry fees for the event are $75 and include greens fees, hospitality on the course, lunch, dinner, awards ceremony and hole in one prizes sponsored by Upper Peninsula State Bank. Golfers and sponsoring businesses are guaranteed a good time. As they hit the links, to be ready for the 11 am shotgun start, their day will be filled with great food, conversation and prizes.

Special thanks to those businesses who have already committed to participation in the merry event. A&L Iron & Metal, Anderson, Tackman and Company, Bink’s Coca-Cola, City of Escanaba/ Escanaba DDA, Community Foundation for Delta County, Delta County Credit Union, DTE Energy, Elmer’s County Market, Engineered Machined Products, Garceau Insurance, Island Resort and Casino, K&K Golf, mBank, OSF Health Care, Raymond James Financial, Schneider Larche & Haapala, Statewide Real Estate, Stewart Manufacturing, TEAM Wireless, Upper Peninsula State Bank, VanAire, Vast, Verso and Walmart

Contact the Delta County Chamber of Commerce for additional registration or sponsorship information at 786-2192 or visit the Chamber’s website at

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Sheila Krueger is associate director of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce