The Connections Groups are growing and tomorrow, Wed. 9/20/23, the formation meeting is being held for the new South County Connections Group.  Networking starts at 7:45 am at the Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI.  Get in on the ground floor and see first-hand how connecting with other local businesses can strengthen and grow yours!   


The Alliance Connections Groups are now active in both, Monroe and South County (Temperance) with more on the way.  Please reach out if you would like more information as to how these small, targeted groups can help you create connections, get referrals, and fast track your business goals.


Network Mixer
October 23, 2023, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
9 Washington St., Monroe, MI

Step out from behind your business plan and join us for a relaxing and fruitful evening at our Networking Mixer. Designed for local entrepreneurs, this event aims to foster relationships and facilitate discussions in a casual and friendly environment. Engage in speed networking There is NO COST for this event. It is sponsored through the Ralph Wilson Fund along with other sponsors. Seating is limited so book now to reserve your spot.


All four Link Plan 2.0 Pillar Teams met individually in August to continue developing action items and strategies.  The next Pillar Team Summit #2 is scheduled for October 6th when each Pillar Team will focus on finalizing their work.  OHM consultants will facilitate the workshops.

Florence Buchanan

Link Plan 2.0 Project Manager


Welcome New MCBA Investors!




Did you know that you can post your internal job openings through your Info Hub and your posting will be listed in the newsletter until the

position is filled!

Call the MCBA office for more information.



Leadership Monroe Kick-off Event

Together let's lead the way to a brighter future!

Thank you to those that came out to support the Leadership Monroe Class of 2024 at the Annual Kick-off event. Several of the program Alumni as well as Business Supporters were on hand to celebrate the kick-off and wish the class well.
A special thank you to La-Z-Boy, Inc. and the Monroe Community Credit Union for being the Presenting Sponsors of the LM Program.


MCBA Brews & News

Food, drink & networking, what could be better! Connections made and a good time was had. Thank you to Quimby's Restaurant & Bar and Team Solutions for sponsoring this event.


Join us for the next Brews & News, October 11, at Chateau Louise! 


Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies


Williams Insurance

Monroe Pizzeria (Jets)


In the News


Starting Oct. 1, 2023:

  • Residential customers who wish to use with a credit or debit card will pay an additional $2.99/transaction, up to $1,000 per transaction.
  • Small business customers, who recently could not pay with a card, will be able to resume card payments with a $9.99/transaction fee, up to $2,500/transaction. 
  • Due to card company policies, card payment methods can no longer be used with auto-pay or text payments. Customers who wish to remain on auto-pay will need to switch to a secure ACH payment through a checking or savings account. 

Customers can continue to make fee-free payments with: 

  • ACH payments
    • Via checking or savings bank account as auto-pay or individual payments through their Consumers Energy customer account online, via phone or through our mobile app.
    • Please note, guest payments through these channels also incur the same fee. Customers should make sure their ACH payment method is stored in their account wallet before making payment to avoid this fee.
  • Cash 
  • Check 
  • Money order  

We understand our small business customers need to have flexible options for their success, and we feel this new program allows for this within the scope of larger efforts to provide reliable, safe and affordable energy. Customers can find information on all payment methods and channels at


Investor Community Events


Drug Overdose Crisis Training

No registrations required, this is a free event for the public and first responders.  


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