Cut Above Wood Designs, 2536 Detroit Rd., Niles. (269) 687-7166. Cut Above Wood Designs, owned by Phi and Tammy Anderson, has been creating custom cabinetry for every room of people’s homes for more than 15 years.

Chamber News: Column debuts in Daily Star

Published 9:31pm Monday, January 16, 2012

A new year brings new beginnings, and the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce in Niles is pleased with the opportunity to be a monthly contributor for the Niles Daily Star.

Kirby’s Thrift Store, 1432 South 11th St., Niles. (269) 684-7933. Kirby’s Thrift Store offers clothing, furniture, toys and household goods with 99-cent items and discounts with donation.

The Chamber and its membership are thankful for the opportunity to write and share what’s going on in our business community.  The Chamber’s No. 1 job is to support and market member businesses.

Here is what to look for: networking opportunities, business happenings, new members, ribbon cuttings, grand openings and more.

Coming up

• Business After Hours hosted by Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union is from 5:30 to 7:30  p.m. Jan. 25.  Re-ignite the power of face-to-face networking. RSVP to (269) 683-3720.

• A grand opening celebration for Alley Katz, 211 North Second St., is at 11 a.m. Thursday.  Alley Katz specializes in antiques and collectibles.  Help welcome this new business.

New members

• The Morris Estate (Wedding Chapel) and 2C Construction, LLC., both located at 1997 Morris Drive, Niles.

Last year, the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce held nine networking events with 1,320 members attending. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their business cards to share. It is also a chance to renew old friendships and meet new members.

For inquiries, call (312) 217-2136.

• Also joining the Chamber is Flags Unlimited, 11315 Birchtree Drive, Osceola, Ind. For inquiries, call (574) 651-9993.

What’s new?

Several projects are moving forward. Extensive construction to expand and remodel Lakeland Regional Health System in Niles is progressing.

Across from the hospital will be one of the tallest structures in Niles and will be used by Lakeland Regional and other professional offices.

The lot next to Schilling’s Auto Wash has been leveled and is being prepared for future development.

For more information on member businesses, upcoming chamber and community events, or to learn more about joining the Chamber, visit or call (269) 683-3720.

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