Chamber Corner May 2022

Chamber updates

by Donna Claar

Remember to add the Memorial Day Parade & Cemetery Service, held on Monday, May 30, to your calendar to honor Veterans who have lost their lives in the protection of our freedoms. The parade leaves Union City High School at 10:30 A.M. sharp, heads east on St. Joseph Street, then north on North Broadway, ending at Calhoun Street/Riverside Cemetery. It is followed by a short service at the cemetery near the cannon and flag pole there.

The Union City Village City Wide Sales is fast approaching! Clean up those basements, barns and garages and set items out for sale on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday, June 3 - 5. Send participating addresses to or text (269) 317-7723 with the name and address of the sale site to be listed on a printable .pdf that will be shared on social media sites closer to the date of the event.

The chamber is sponsoring County Line Band at the Rick Mears Amphitheater in Heritage Cultural Park on Saturday, June 18 from 7-9 P.M. Remember to bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment featuring a selection of rock, blues, country and tunes from the 50’s and 60’s.

New this year is a Patriotic Golf Cart and Pet Parade! Sunday, July 3 at 2 P.M., Village Manager/Police Chief Chris Mathis will lead a parade of golf carts beginning and ending at the middle school that will drive a loop approximately two and a half miles around town. There will be categories for prizes to be won too!

Please note that this parade is for golf carts only, described as vehicles designed specifically for use on a golf course and capable of a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour or less. No exceptions.

Same day and time to coincide with the Golf Cart Parade is a Pet Parade! Sponsored by chamber member Lane Veterinary Services, the Pet Parade will join the Golf Carts as they pass Riverview Park and continue on through the downtown. Prizes in different categories will be awarded for the pets as well!

The chamber is always looking for new members and members willing to serve on the board! We will be nominating potential board positions in the month of June. Would you consider a nomination? Positions becoming available are for Secretary, Treasurer, Member at Large and Second Vice Chair.

The Chamber meets at All Things Serenity Yoga Studio & Event Center located at 106 E. High St, Union City, on the second Tuesday of the month, March through November, 7:30 A.M. Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 14. Attendance is not a requirement of membership, but of course we hope to hear from you! Won’t you join us? Contact me at (269) 317-7723 or for more information.

Donna Claar is a devoted promoter of Union City and its surrounding areas. She administrates several social media sites about Union City and assists chamber members with their marketing needs. Contact her at (269) 317-7723, or the Union City Chamber of Commerce and Union City, MI Facebook pages. Watch for posts on Twitter at @UnionCityMI and Instagram @unioncitymi. #ChooseUnionCityMI #LoveWhereYouLive #ASliceofAmericanPie