• Affinity Groups and Committees

  • What are Affinity Groups?

    An affinity group is a group formed around a shared interest or common goal, to which individuals formally belong. Each group is linked to a common industry and purpose and meet regularly to share useful information. 

     

  • Membership Membership

    Membership Facts:

    • Membership is open Chamber members and first time guests


    Affinity Group Benefits

    • Relationship building with like-minded businesses and people
    • Safe place to discuss your organizations wins, losses and challenges
    • Acess to experts who will talk/educate on best practices and topics relevant to your industry
    • Professional and leadership development opportunities
    • Guest speakers and local leaders in attendance
    • Access to database that includes all affinity group members
    • Yearly activities that keep our affinity members engaged and having fun

    How to Become an Affinity Group  Member:

    • Contact the Chamber by phone 248.557.6661 or email with your interest and we will put you in touch with the Chair of the Affinity Group.

    How to Become a Chamber Member:

    Hospitality Group Hospitality Group

    Our Hospitality Committee is organized to enhance value to our Hospitality industry and provide a safe place to connect and grow with fellow GM's, Sales Directors and Staff. 

    The members include:

    David Dallo, Comfort Suites - Chairman
    Bryan Best, Westin | Doug Davis, Westin
    Tanya Markos, Southfield Chamber of Commerce
    Issic Shamies, Holiday Inn Express
    Ryan Shina, Baymont Inn & Suites 
    Valerie Wiese, Hilton Garden Inn
    Valerie Theisen, Marriott
    J C Chaturvedi, Best Western Premier
    Ennis Poota, Quality Inn
    Scott Klukas, Courtyard 

    Non-Profit Group Non-Profit Group

    Purpose of Non-Profit Roundtable (NPR)

    The NPR is organized to promote development and sustain the vitality of Chamber’s nonprofit member civic and community service organizations. The round table will provide a safe environment to foster a cooperative and constructive business environment; provide networking opportunities; discuss best practices and benchmarking; support each other’s activities and needs and coordinate guest speakers to talk about topics relevant to NPR

    Non-Profit Roundtable Goals

    • Strengthen connection of nonprofit organizations
    • Educate the community about initiatives each nonprofit participates in
    • Educate NPR on best practices; board development, funding, event planning, employee benefits, marketing and other areas of interest

    Current Members:

    Alzheimer's Association
    American Cancer Society
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    American Heart Association
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Donate Life Coalition of Michigan
    Easter Seals
    South Oakland Shelter
    Southfield Friends of the Library
    Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club
    Spring Arbor University
    St. John Armenian Church
    Stop the Violence Prevention
    Women's Business Center

    Retail Group Retail Group

    The purpose of this Retail Development group is to engage with our retail shops in the Southfield-Lathrup area. The Chamber will provide a platform for store owners to gather support from experts and share best-practices.

    Our first meeting is scheduled for May 1st. See attached flyer.

    Young Professionals Young Professionals

    Southfield Young Professionals (SYP) is the place for young professionals, under the age of 40, to meet and connect with other young professionals in the area, while also learning professional and leadership skills from the industry’s top talent. SYP is dedicated to maintaining regional vast and varied relationships, developed by the Southfield Chamber, and providing access to its network of business partners and members to create a connected business community of all ages and stages of professional growth. It is our passion to help develop the next generation of leaders by making Southfield an attractive place for young professionals to live, work, network, learn and play.

    Click here for more information... must be under 40 to apply.

  • Scheduled Activities:
     
    SYP One Year Anniversary Celebration 
    April 26th
    Register Online (YP's Only)
     
    Hospitality Committee
    Tour the City - Guided by Mayor Ken Siver
    April 27th 
     
    Retail Development Kick-off
    May 1st 9:30 AM
     
    SYP Pancake Breakfast and Roundtable
    May 19, 2017 7:30 AM
    Comfort Suite Southfield
    $5 donation to benefit Forgotten Harvest