FLINT TWP. — No matter what you call it or how you pronounce it, the annual “Whatchamacallit” networking holiday party has turned into a premier event over the past decade.
Hosted by Financial Plus Credit Union in partnership with the Swartz Creek Chamber of Commerce, the 11th annual “Whatchamacallit” will be Dec. 5, from 6-9 a.m. at Financial Plus’s main office, G-3381 Van Slyke Rd.
This highly-attended event aims to raise money and donations to benefit both the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan.
“We have had the honor to co-host our Whatchamacallit networking event for the past 11 years with the Swartz Creek Chamber,” said Olga Long, Senior Vice President of Financial Plus Credit Union, in a press release.
The generosity and giving spirit of attendees to the event gives us the opportunity to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Goodwill in a lighthearted holiday networking atmosphere,” she said.
The networking event allows local business professionals to interact with hundreds of businesses and community professionals while benefiting two great causes.
There is no admission cost for this event, however guests are encouraged to bring monetary donations and non-perishable food items, clothing, or household items.
Representatives will be on hand from the Food Bank and Goodwill Industries to accept donations.
The early-morning event will kick off with local radio stations broadcasting live from Financial Plus’ main office. Throughout the morning, attendees will enjoy a live performance of holiday music from The New Century Chorale, a breakfast buffet from a variety of local restaurants, a photo booth by Freeze Frame Photo Lounge, drawings for prizes throughout the event, and a visit from Santa Claus to spread holiday cheer.
To learn more about Whatchamacallit or to make a donation, please contact Kristen Zielinski of Financial Plus Credit Union at (810) 244-2507.
Financial Plus Credit Union is a Flint-based, member-owned, not-forprofit financial institution serving over 49,000 members in 34 counties in Michigan including local branches in Flint Township, Swartz Creek, Fenton and Grand Blanc. — Rhonda Sanders