Affinity Groups and Committees
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 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:
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
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
American Cancer Society
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Heart Association
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Donate Life Coalition of Michigan
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
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.
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.
Scheduled Activities:SYP One Year Anniversary CelebrationApril 26thRegister Online (YP's Only)
Tour the City - Guided by Mayor Ken Siver
April 27thRetail Development Kick-off
May 1st 9:30 AMSYP Pancake Breakfast and RoundtableMay 19, 2017 7:30 AMComfort Suite Southfield$5 donation to benefit Forgotten Harvest