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Serving the local city of Saline and the local townships of Bridgewater, Lodi, Pittsfield, Saline, & York. The Chamber's mission continues to be one of maintaining a positive economic climate and serving as a meaningful resource for all types of business needs and referrals.

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November 2022

47th Annual Holiday Parade

“Christmas Around the World”

For Immediate Release

Saline, MI – It’s “Christmas Around the World,” this year for our 47th Annual Holiday Parade in downtown Saline. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, at 5:30 pm. Over the years this event has steadily gained a reputation as one of the biggest and best Holiday Parades in all southeast Michigan.

Holiday Parade festivities kick off with a special “Tree Lighting Ceremony,” on Tuesday, November 29th . Held at the main intersection in Saline on Michigan Ave & North Ann Arbor Street at 6:00 pm, there are a few special holiday season thoughts, caroling with the Saline High School Ten Tones Choir and tree lighting by Miss Saline, along with hot chocolate and cookies served in the KeyBank lobby who graciously open their doors for this event.

The parade start time is at 5:30 pm, and visitors are encouraged to show up before 5:00 pm. Parking downtown is limited due to street closures, however; there will be a free Saline Area School Bus shuttle available from 4:00 – 8:00 pm., running between the UPS Store in the Busch’s shopping center and the West Henry Street parking lot behind Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack.

This year’s Honorary Grand Marshall is the Saline Twirlettes World Show Corps, who brought home the Silver Medal from Worlds in the Netherlands this past July. And our Emcee for the Holiday Parade is Saline’s own Annherst Kreitz, Director of Development and Community Relations at Washtenaw Christian Academy.

Following the parade, children will want to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Rock Paper Scissors Junior Toy Store located at 106 W. Michigan Ave, next to KeyBank.

All of this is coordinated by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce with a wealth of businesses in our community and volunteer support. Thank you to the City of Saline, Busch’s Fresh Food Market for sponsoring our raffle, and other great sponsors, like DTE Clean Vision Energy Efficiency, Toyota, JAC Products, Thomson Reuters, American Soy, SBK Orthodontics, Saline Pharmacy, EHM Senior Solutions, Hartman Insurance, Kelly Orthodontics, Old National Bank, Jet’s Pizza, and many others. Much thanks to our volunteers as well, without you, this all could not be possible.

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 Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 People's Choice Awards!

We awarded the winners of the 2022 People's Choice Awards at the Saline Community Fair on August 31st.

Best Burger - Dan's Downtown Tavern

Best Local Coffee Shop - Brewed Awakenings

Best Pizza - Jet's Pizza

Best In-House Dining - Salt Springs Brewery

Best Take-out Food (not pizza) - Biwako Sushi

Best Local Bar/Brewery - Brecon Grille

Best Salon (Hair or Nails) - Apothke Salon & Boutique

Best Automobile Repair Shop - Gerry's Tire & Alignment

Best Bank/Financial Services - Bank of Ann Arbor

Best Lawn Care Services - A & H Lawn Services

Best Automobile Dealership/Parts - Briarwood Ford

Best Grocery Store/Party Store - Busch's

Best Specialty Retail Store - NU2U Again

Best New Business (opened since 1.1.21) - Fine Print Book Store

Best Breakfast - George's Saline Inn

Best Golf Course - Stonebridge Golf Club

Best Insurance Company - Hartman Insurance Agency

Best Realtor/Realty - Charles Reinhart of Saline

Best Dentist/Orthodontist - Kelly Orthodontics

Best Chiropractor - Steadfast Chiropractic

 

2022 Annual Golf Outing

Take a look at the fun had by all at the annual golf outing. Congratulations to Leo's Coney Island for winning this years tournament!

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