Speaker Date Topic
Stephen Moore Aug 12, 2024
Storm Chasing

Stephen made his first weather forecast as a 2nd grader and went on to a life of following, chasing, and being involved in something we take for granted when we turn on the television.Also, Stephen is one of us!  He is President of the Ypsilanti Rotary Club.

Business meeting Aug 26, 2024
Anne Bushroe & Katie Hess Sep 09, 2024 6:00 PM
Connecting Clarkston Podcast & App

We started Connecting Clarkston in April of 2023. Two moms at a soccer game chatting about ideas, jobs, passions and our hometown of Clarkston. We started our hyper-local podcast, Connecting Clarkston, that same month. We have gone on to interview around 50 local community members about our town's history, business, community efforts, and more. Podcast can be found on Spotify or Youtube. We also created & published a Clarkston themed monopoly game called "Clarkston-opoly" that highlighted all  of the iconic Clarkston institutions. This project also served as a major fundraiser for the Clarkston Family Farm. In May we launched a community app that is the hub for all things Clarkston. This is also called "Connecting Clarkston" and is available for free download on both Apple and Google.

https://connectingclarkston.com/

Andy Meisner, CEO, Community Unity Bank Oct 14, 2024 6:00 PM
Community Banks

https://www.communityunity.bank/about/

Community Unity Bank (CUB) is a home-grown, FDIC-insured community bank in Oakland County, Michigan.

The story of CUB begins when former Oakland County Treasurer, CUB Co-Founder and CEO, Andy Meisner, noticed fewer and fewer locally owned banks due to industry consolidation. Combined with the lack of personal service and empathy he witnessed from the big banks when dealing with small local businesses during the Great Recession and COVID, Andy saw an opportunity to continue serving the people of Oakland Country, and Community Unity Bank was born.

CUB was formed by bringing together entrepreneurs from around Oakland County with diverse backgrounds to meet a growing need for small business lending. As business owners and executives, we know that access to capital means everything, and CUB was started to meet that need, lending during up cycles and down cycles.