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$500,000 State Grant Supports Businesses Companies 

Affected By COVID-19 



MARCH 27, 2020, 3:30 P.M. – A $500,000 Michigan Strategic Fund Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will support grants to businesses in the 10 counties of Northwest Lower Michigan affected by COVID-19. The eligibility for this program has been expanded from earlier notices to include ALL businesses impacted by the Governor’s Shelter at Home Executive Order

The grant application deadline is next Friday, April 3.  Click Here for all the information


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. The link below will include a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process.  Click Here for all the information

The Chamber has created a business survey to learn about the pressing needs and issues of our area businesses.  Survey responses will collect information and help the Chamber advocate for more resources.  If you would like direct assistance from chamber staff, complete the survey and you will be contacted within a short period of time.  To take the survey click on the purple box above.  All responses will be held confidential.

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order (EO 2020-21). CLICK HERE directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.

EffectIve 12:01 AM, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • Further clarity for critical workers is included in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency guidance available Here.
  • The State of Michigan is also building an FAQ page Here.
  • Further information on Executive Orders and resources for businesses can be found Here and Here.
  • The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has provided a synopsis of the order. Here
  • CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION (CDC) - Learn more about prevention, symptoms and other pertinent information. Click Here
  • MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - Information on what is happening in Michigan with COVID-19, links to the latest news and more. Click Here
  • DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT #10 - Updates on our area, resources, and other important information. Click Here
  • MUNSON HEALTHCARE  - Staying prepared for the coronavirus COVID-19, What you need to know! Click Here                                                 ***MUNSON NURSE HOTLINE 231-935-0951 - press 5 to reach a nurse from 7 am - 7 pm ***
  • UPDATE FOR FIRST DISTRICT VETERANS - Specific Resources and Information for Veterans. Click Here
  • 211 - Can help navigate local offerings for essential services. Click Here
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Big Day of Serving
The Big Day of Serving is a one-day community service event organized by the Chamber Leadership program participants with multiple projects and volunteers serving all over Manistee County.

Volunteers come together to assist with community projects such as painting, lawn care, cleaning, minor construction, and much more.  This event is unifying and promotes collaboration across individuals and groups with differing backgrounds. It will not only make a difference through service but provide a foundation for future community-building initiatives in Manistee.

It is available for everyone in Manistee County, not limited to the City of Manistee! We will be completing county-wide projects.  Do you have a project that you would like to submit or would you like to be a volunteer please click the appropriate button below to get signed up!


 2017/2018 Leadership Class participants donating the Big Day of Serving proceeds to Stomp Out Cancer.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors, Sustaining Members, Underwriters, Partners and Leaders