Heemer, Klein & Company, Principal -  Michelle Chmelko was recently recognized as a "Patriotic Employer" from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Chmelko and the firm were acknowledged for supporting staff member / Air National Guard Senior Airman Chayse Anderer as she serves the country.

Airman Returns Home from Active Duty to Heemer, Klein & Company

Senior Airman Chayse Anderer returned home from active duty in Afghanistan and rejoined Heemer, Klein & Company - PLLC's staff after serving almost four months at an Air Force Base overseas.

Chayse, a bookkeeper with the firm since August of 2018, was stationed in Afghanistan from April through July.

“I’m the third generation in my family to serve in the military so I’m proud to keep that legacy alive,” Chayse said.  “It was an experience I’ll never forget.  I couldn’t have done it without the support of my peers, family, friends and the close-knit staff at Heemer, Klein & Company.”

Chayse is back to working full-time at Heemer, Klein & Company - PLLC, taking a full schedule of classes at Macomb Community College with an accounting emphasis, and serves one weekend a month with the Air National Guard at Selfridge Air Force Base.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Chayse’s dedication to our country and our firm,” said Heemer, Klein & Company Accounting Manager and Principal Michelle Chmelko.  “She even took college classes online while overseas.  Her work ethic is amazing.”

In her limited spare time, Chayse enjoys riding her motorcycle, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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8/19/2019

Heemer, Klein & Company Teams Up With New Day Foundation for Families

12/12/2019

Staff and family members of Heemer, Klein & Company recently helped with Hope for the Holidays, an event that makes Christmas a bit merrier for families facing financial toxicity due to cancer.

The crew from Heemer, Klein & Company "adopted" a loving family, reassuring the family that people are always ready to help, even when circumstances may not appear so bright.

The event was hosted by the New Day Foundation for Families, an extraordinary organization that helps ease the financial burden for patients and their families across Michigan. New Day offers support to families in need of financial assistance, emotional support, and financial navigation.

If you would like to learn more about the New Day Foundation for Families or would like to help contribute, please go to https://www.foundationforfamilies.org/.

The entire staff at Heemer, Klein & Company wishes you the very best this holiday season!

Heemer, Klein staff with New Day "adopted" family

New Day client with Santa

Heemer, Klein & Company, - PLLC 

"Patriotic Employer" 

Heemer, Klein & Company, Principal -  Michelle Chmelko was recently recognized as a "Patriotic Employer" from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Chmelko and the firm were acknowledged for supporting staff member / Air National Guard Senior Airman Chayse Anderer as she serves the country.

 "This is a wonderful honor but Chayse deserves the credit for protecting our nation, especially during her deployment in Afghanistan last year," Chmelko said. "Plus, our dedicated team really stepped up to help fill the void."

The award was presented by Michael Peplinski, Michigan Program Support Specialist with the National Guard.

3/13/2020

Heemer-Klein staff members Jeff Ewert, Ashley Fultz, and Jennifer Warnken.

Michelle Chmelko & Chayse Anderer

Heemer, Klein & Company, - PLLC 

"Patriotic Employer" 

 "This is a wonderful honor but Chayse deserves the credit for protecting our nation, especially during her deployment in Afghanistan last year," Chmelko said. "Plus, our dedicated team really stepped up to help fill the void."

The award was presented by Michael Peplinski, Michigan Program Support Specialist with the National Guard.

Heemer, Klein & Company, Principal -  Michelle Chmelko was recently recognized as a "Patriotic Employer" from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Chmelko and the firm were acknowledged for supporting staff member / Air National Guard Senior Airman Chayse Anderer as she serves the country.

Michelle Chmelko & Chayse Anderer

Michelle Chmelko & Chayse Anderer

3/13/2020

Heemer, Klein & Company Teams Up With New Day Foundation for Families

Heemer, Klein & Company Teams Up 
With New Day Foundation for Families

Staff and family members of Heemer, Klein & Company recently helped with Hope for the Holidays, an event that makes Christmas a bit merrier for families facing financial toxicity due to cancer.

The crew from Heemer, Klein & Company "adopted" a loving family, reassuring the family that people are always ready to help, even when circumstances may not appear so bright.

Heemer, Klein staff with New Day "adopted" family

Senior Airman Chayse Anderer returned home from active duty in Afghanistan and rejoined Heemer, Klein & Company - PLLC's staff after serving almost four months at an Air Force Base overseas.

Chayse, a bookkeeper with the firm since August of 2018, was stationed in Afghanistan from April through July.

“I’m the third generation in my family to serve in the military so I’m proud to keep that legacy alive,” Chayse said.  “It was an experience I’ll never forget.  I couldn’t have done it without the support of my peers, family, friends and the close-knit staff at Heemer, Klein & Company.”

Chayse is back to working full-time at Heemer, Klein & Company - PLLC, taking a full schedule of classes at Macomb Community College with an accounting emphasis, and serves one weekend a month with the Air National Guard at Selfridge Air Force Base.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Chayse’s dedication to our country and our firm,” said Heemer, Klein & Company Accounting Manager and Principal Michelle Chmelko.  “She even took college classes online while overseas.  Her work ethic is amazing.”

In her limited spare time, Chayse enjoys riding her motorcycle, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends.

The event was hosted by the New Day Foundation for Families, an extraordinary organization that helps ease the financial burden for patients and their families across Michigan. New Day offers support to families in need of financial assistance, emotional support, and financial navigation.

If you would like to learn more about the New Day Foundation for Families or would like to help contribute, please go to https://www.foundationforfamilies.org/.

The entire staff at Heemer, Klein & Company wishes you the very best this holiday season!

New Day client with Santa

Airman Returns Home from Active Duty to Heemer, Klein & Company

8/19/2019

12/12/2019

EMPLOYEE NEWS

EMPLOYEE NEWS

New Day Foundation for Families:

Grocery Delivery to People 

Battling Cancer

 

FRASER — People with cancer had to maneuver past another major hurdle this past year when COVID-19 became prevalent and further compromised immune systems.

In response, New Day Foundation for Families began enlisting volunteers last April to shop for and deliver groceries to local families that have members who are battling cancer.

Headquartered in Rochester Hills, the organization provides financial and emotional assistance for cancer patients in active treatment. That includes paying living expenses, using technology to predict potential financial burdens as it relates to insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs, and collaborating with counselors, planners, and others to lift the emotional burden.

“Families facing cancer have been hit hard during the pandemic,” said Gina Kell Spehn, co-founder and president of New Day Foundation for Families, in a statement. “All of us at New Day are addressing both the emotional and financial impact of COVID-19 on our community this year. From the loss of income and delayed treatment to food instability and increased risk of contracting the disease, our families are facing more obstacles than ever before.”



Last year’s shopping volunteer venture began with 18 volunteers, building to its current total of approximately 131 volunteers that helped serve around 150 families to date.

One of those volunteers is Michelle Chmelko, 51, of Fraser. Chmelko, a CPA and owner of the accounting firm Heemer, Klein & Company, discovered New Day when she attended a fundraiser in the summer of 2011.

Spehn spoke at that fundraiser, seeking a volunteer who could conduct bookkeeping for the organization. Chmelko volunteered that day and has been helping ever since, donating her professional services and hosting various fundraisers.

In 2016, she participated in the Flying Pig Half Marathon in Cincinnati, Ohio, in memory of her daughter, Jenna, and Spehn’s son, Sam — the latter of whom was undergoing cancer treatment at that time.

Jenna died in December 2000, at the age of 18 months, due to sepsis, pneumonia, and several other conditions resulting from a premature delivery. Two years later, Chmelko’s mother died from lung cancer.

The half-marathon took place on what would have been Jenna’s 17th birthday.

“After my daughter and mother passed, I was driven to help others as a way to honor their memories,” said Chmelko, a cancer survivor herself. “Helping other families with cancer, and helping other families with sick children, allowed me to focus my attention on something other than grief and loss.”

As of Jan. 7, New Day’s grocery delivery program had delivered 18,954 meals to a total of 469 family members, with two meals served daily. Volunteers had made deliveries 335 times.

“I think that COVID has resulted in much downtime for many individuals,” Chmelko said. “I believe that many have viewed programs, such as the grocery delivery program, as a way to stay active outside of the home while offering assistance to those in need.

“New Day families experience great financial hardship as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. Participating in programs is a simple way to help those families who need to take special precautions during the pandemic. This program has provided much-needed relief to many families.”

Chmelko, who has served on New Day’s advisory board for many years, said volunteering for the organization will always remain a priority to her.

“As long as they continue to assist families fighting cancer, I will continue to volunteer my time,” she said.

For more information on New Day or to volunteer, visit www.foundationforfamilies.org.



3/9/2021 - Cancer survivor Michelle Chmelko, right, voluntarily delivers groceries to Yolanda Tardy 

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