(Community Matters 2) United Way Kicks Off Post-Merger Campaign

First Aired October 15, 2022

The United Ways of South Central Michigan – the newly merged entity from the UWs of Battle Creek/Kalamazoo, Lansing and Jackson – have kicked off their annual fall campaign. This is the first for the group as a merged organization.

President Chris Sargent talks with Richard about the merger, the campaign – happening amidst tougher economic times – and his optimism in spite of it.

Episode Resources

United Ways of South Central Michigan website
United Way Battle Creek office phone: 269.962.9538
United Way merger discussion episodes (all linked in the show notes)


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln.

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