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Positive Incremental Change for Economic Development

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce has positioned itself to lead and implement economic development strategies as Manistee County’s Economic Development Organization. Our approach is expressed by the following statements:

  • “Making business easier in Manistee County”

  • Serving as the first point of contact and concierge for developers and entrepreneurs

  • Attracting businesses and investment to our area

  • Working with business and governmental leaders to create conditions for success

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Our Economic Development Council members are the leaders in our business community, helping to guide #PositiveIncrementalChange and support the work of our local Chamber and its economic development mission.

James Barker

Munson Healthcare, Regional President

Stacie Bytwork

Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, President &  CEO

Jeff Dontz

Manistee County, County Commission Chair and EDC Chair

Dennis McCarthy

Blarney Castle Oil & Propane, Vice President and Chamber Board Chair

Jim Reithel

Martin Marietta, Inc., Vice President of Chemical Operations

Thomas St. Dennis

Little River Holdings, LLC, Counsel for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

William Gambill

City of Manistee, Manager

Scott Ward

West Shore Community College, President, and Member, Manistee Industrial Development Corporation