Father and son team, Bill and Matt Jarvis of Jarvis Property Restoration, will be the featured speakers at the Secrets of My Success: Conversations with Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, March 8 at 8:30 am at Premier Center in Clinton Township.

The event is part of a series hosted by the Macomb County Chamber.  Speakers share their business philosophies and offer valuable lessons from their own experience.  Jarvis has been in business in Macomb County since 1979.

In 1979, after years of working in the painting industry, Bill and Sheryl Jarvis started Jarvis Painting Inc., providing painting services to commercial and residential properties throughout the metro Detroit area. In 1985, Bill expanded his company into the insurance restoration industry focusing on fire and water damage repairs. Currently, Jarvis employs over 100 employees with their headquarters located in Macomb County Michigan. They have multiple offices strategically located throughout Southeast Michigan and Florida.

“We have a wealth of knowledge in Macomb County on how to grow a business,” said Grace Shore, Macomb County Chamber CEO.  “This series is a wonderful opportunity for entrepreneurs who have found success to share what they’ve learned with other small business owners.”

Jarvis responds nationally to catastrophic situations, which has included Hurricanes Katrina, Charlie, Francis, Jean and Sandy. Additionally, Jarvis assisted in the emergency clean up and structure drying of over 29 city and county buildings in Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a major historic flood in the summer of 2008.  To date Jarvis has completed over $1 billion in projects, owns over 300,000 sq. ft. of office and warehouse space including 125 first responder vehicles, multiple commercial desiccant dehumidifiers, trailer mounted generators, a fleet of semi-trailers with equipment and supplies ready to respond at any given time.

The event is sponsored by First State Bank.

Grace Shore and Bill and Matt Jarvis will share a stage in a conversational-style program.  Tickets, which include breakfast, are $25 for Macomb County Chamber members, $35 for non-members.  For questions, phone the Chamber at 586-493-7600.  Premier Center is at 20400 S. Nunneley Rd., Clinton Township.

To register, visit www.macombcountychamber.com.

Media who wish to cover this event can RSVP to Penny Carroll at penny@macombcountychamber.com or  586.493.7600.

About the Macomb County Chamber (www.macombcountychamber.com)

The Macomb County Chamber’s mission is to create a positive and sustainable business environment throughout Macomb County. The award-winning chamber’s ongoing initiatives to expand commerce and advocate economic growth help to nurture and enhance the region’s quality of life and business vitality.


Media who wish to cover this event can RSVP to Penny Carroll at penny@macombcountychamber.com or  586.493.7600.