Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce

Flo’s installs new community message board

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Board advertises community events in Greenville to walking traffic 

Harkening to the days of “old-school” advertising, Dan Uccello is hoping a new community message board located on the side of his downtown restaurant will help spread awareness of community events happening throughout the Danish Festival City. 

On May 11, Uccello, joined by representatives from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Greenville, unveiled a small but significant form of advertising on the side of Flo’s Pizzeria Ristorante & Sports Bar, located at 107 S Lafayette St. in Greenville’s historic downtown district. 

Flat River Community Library to host Montcalm Job Fair

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The Flat River Community Library is collaborating with several other Montcalm County area organizations to host the Montcalm Job Fair, the first event of this kind post-pandemic.

The job fair will take place on April 21 consisting of two separate sections designated for students and the public, respectively.

TEN QUESTIONS: Redefining work

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Who are you? Paul Sischo, 47. Lived in Greenville since 2013, but am from Muskegon originally. Executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and pastor of Redefine Church. Also have 15 years of experience in production, quality and human resources in the automotive manufacturing world.

Daily News reporter among honorees at Greenville Chamber awards banquet

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A Daily News reporter, a community volunteer, a collaborative citizen and a small business owner were among those honored at the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards banquet in the basement ballroom at Candlestone Inn on Thursday evening.

The awards are given by the Chamber to people and businesses that improve the Greenville community through volunteering, promotion, innovation, investment and other forms of service.

Collaboration for the community

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Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to build upon its current offerings and events

Since taking over as the executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce one year ago, Paul Sischo has attempted to navigate through an uncharted river.

With a paddle on one side made of tradition and experience and the other of contemplation and progress, Sischo has used a specific approach in his efforts to celebrate traditional Chamber events and obligations while seeking new and innovative ways to build upon them. 

Shopping locally on Small Business Saturday benefits ‘entire community’

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With his office located in the heart of this community’s historic downtown district, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paul Sischo is well aware of the importance of shopping locally.

Stepping out the front door of his office, all Sischo has to do is glance left or right down Lafayette Street to see a number of locally-owned businesses, whose owners and employees work to both make a profit and serve as a betterment to the local economy as a whole. 

Greenville Chamber ‘expanding everything’ with Dec. 2 Christmas parade and activities

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Not long after being hired in January as the new executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Paul Sischo put a focus on an event nearly a year’s worth of time away. 

Making the short walk down the hall of the Chamber’s offices with a proposition in mind, Sischo knocked on the door of Danish Festival Executive Director Kristen Videan, who shares a space in the same building. 

Candidates up close

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Students, citizens engage with candidates in ‘meet-and-greet’ at Greenville High School

With candidates running in the Nov. 8 election for the school board, county commissioner and statewide races surrounding her in all directions, high school student Sophie Gardner, 16, didn’t waste an opportunity to learn more about her local political landscape. 

During a “meet-and-greet” event Wednesday in which candidates for the the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education, Montcalm County Board of Commissioners and Michigan House and Senate races were on hand at Greenville High School to speak with constituents, the high school junior and several of her peers made sure to make the most of the opportunity. 

Greenville Chamber reflects on successes, lessons learned with Party on Lafayette

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Last month, surrounded by classic cars and slices of tasty pizza, Paul Sischo marveled at the sight that was laid out before him. 

The executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, currently in his first year in the position, had his fingers crossed that he, his staff and numerous volunteers could pull off the first major event of the summer in Greenville’s Historic Downtown District — the annual “Party on Lafayette” celebration. 

MIPitch contest returns to Montcalm and Ionia counties

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The second annual pitch competition, MIpitch, is returning to help spark change and entrepreneurial growth in Montcalm and Ionia counties.

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and dreamers living in Montcalm County or Ionia County will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes at a Sept. 15 event at Candlestone Resort in Belding.