Join us for a cup of coffee, pastries, and fantastic networking! This is your opportunity to meet other Chamber Members, the Chamber Staff, and A2Y Chamber Board Members and let us know what local issues are affecting your business. We'll help you make the most of your Chamber Membership by answering any questions you have about your member benefits.
August is #NationalBlackBusinessMonth, created in 2004 by historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. to bring attention to the needs of more than two million Black-owned businesses operating across America. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce and highlight a few local, black-owned businesses at this month's Coffee Connect.
Dr. Angie Williams-Chehmani
Dr. Angie's Tutoring & Learning Resources Center, LLC offers affordable and customized tutoring in reading, writing, and math in a fun, clean, and safe environment. We allow students to learn in their own way and at their own pace with great results.
Jan Johnson, Owner
Clothes Mentor is a high quality, gently used, resale store for Women's clothing and accessories, sizes 0-26 and maternity. We aim to offer the best in resale!
Drea Inspires creates therapeutic spaces for those who desire to heal and grow individually and in community. Drea Inspires strives to assist in creating a world where mental health education is accessible, relevant, and rooted in empathy for all.
Elite Customer Service (ECS) offers customer service and business etiquette training with an emphasis on ethics. Our service provides customized on trend training/coaching to companies that want to retain quality clients and build customer loyalty.
Ronda Lloyd, Owner and Operator
Interim HealthCare of Washtenaw offers in-home personal care and support services that help seniors live enriched, independent, and safe lives in the comfort of their own homes.
Shelia M. Harden
GSHA Quality Services is a workforce development training and staffing services firm. Using the US Chamber Foundation Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) approach, we partner with employers, community, and training providers to close the skilled worker shortage gaps in the collaborative industries. Our mission is to connect quality talent with employers to make both the individual and the business lives better through sustainable improvement and growth.
Jaron & Associates, LLC, service is to provide life and health insurance products for the Under 65 market and the Senior market. I am an independent broker writing for BCBSM, Priority Health and United Healthcare.
Andrea Jones, Owner
Be Sweet, LLC dba Nothing Bundt Cakes. We are so excited our Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery is coming to Ann Arbor! Our handcrafted bundt cakes are available in more than 10 delicious flavors and four sizes. Our flavorful cakes are a sweet experience for any celebration and just because you want a sweet treat moment. We are happy to share bites of joy!
Puffer Reds, Established by Eric Williams in December 1979, Puffer Reds has become a well-known destination for fashion in the Midwest. When Puffer Reds first opened its doors, the store was a place to find the latest hip-hop and R&B albums. As the music industry steadily merged with the fashion scene, Puffer Reds began to carry apparel and footwear and is now a top destination for sneaker brands like Nike and Adidas, as well as high-end apparel brands like Ksubi and Purple.
Please join us to celebrate Black Business Month, and say hello and connect with each other!
As part of our mission to support DEI, August is the perfect month to say thank you to our Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs, and recognize their accomplishments and efforts which contributes to the vitality and economic development of our communities.
We would also like to say thank you to our sponsors for their support and being a champion of DEI in their work and the communities they serve.
The A2Y Chamber DEI series is an educational series intended to provide information, access to resources, connectivity, and provide a safe space to have meaningful conversation, in order to invoke change.