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The CMC IT team recently worked with the Arena District to provide voting via text message at the finale of GR's Got Talent, a brand-new, multi-day talent competition that seeks to find and showcase the best performers in West Michigan.
Using a service called Twilio, we were able to have attendees at the show send a simple text message with an act's name and the website was able to keep track of all of the votes. We also decided to keep people from voting for the same act more than once, but still allow them to vote for other acts....
Someone nominated CMC as a worthy and deserving nonprofit organization for the Chase Bank Community GIving program. We are truly honored! That designation alone means we will receive $1000 from Chase Bank. Now we are included in the public voting phase, where based on votes, Chase will award a total of $5 million dollars to be split among the top vote getting organizations. Grants will range from $10k to $250,000.
From the Chase Facebook site, this explains the voting process. "Everyone gets 2 votes on Facebook to use on 2 different...
Please save the date for the CMC Annual Membership meeting. This event is open to the public. Come have some refreshments and win a door prize! Also, consider running for the CMC Board of Directors. The nomination period for applying for a board seat is currently open. Hope to see you there!
The CMC IT Team is proud to announce the new micro-site for Laughfest Chicken Dinners. This new event combines the rubber chicken, a symbol for LaughFest after setting a Guiness World Record for most rubber chickens tossed at once to kick off last years event, and the fine dining available in the downtown area. Select restaurants will be donating one or two dollars of every speciality chicken dish to Gilda's Club of Grand Rapids to help children, adults, families and friends as they find their smile and laughter in the midst of a cancer...