June 2016

Partner Spotlight: Chief Financial Credit Union

Leader Dog Rewards Visa card

Leader Dog Rewards Visa card

As the saying goes, it takes a village, and it certainly takes a village to make the work that we do here at Leader Dogs for the Blind possible. An important community within the village is our corporate partners, and one of these valued partners is Chief Financial Credit Union. Chief Financial moved into the Rochester Hills community in 2015 and has supported us from the very beginning—even stepping up to be the very first official credit union of Leader Dog.

When I approached Chief Financial about being the presenting sponsor of our inaugural Bark & Brew event, they immediately agreed. Their contributions were crucial in the event’s success (we had over 2,000 attendees!).

10 Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

Denise Atler’s three pet dogs

Denise Atler’s three pet dogs.

A furry office mate?

Don’t worry, it’s a good thing!

During national Take your Dog to Work Day on June 24, 2016, employees all over the country will bring their furry friends along to the office.

Here at Leader Dogs for the Blind we are surrounded by dogs and have a dog-friendly office space at all times, so we can share some of our experience to ensure your pet’s visit isn’t just fun for you, but enjoyable for your colleagues and safe for your dog, too.

If you’re thinking about participating, consider the following tips:

Thanks for Making the First Bark & Brew Event a Success!

Bark and Brew 2016

On Saturday, June 4, we held our inaugural Bark & Brew presented by Chief Financial Credit Union. More than 2,000 attendees came out to Rochester Mills Beer Co. in support of Leader Dogs for the Blind, making our first year a resounding success!

Attendees enjoyed live music on the Sellers Subaru Stage from Single Shot Steve and Oakland University Gold Vibrations and danced the night away during Parallel Fifth’s set. Children had a blast in the Kids’ Play Area enjoying a bounce in the Andrews Realty Bounce House and other inflatables, face painting, a coloring station and five carnival games.