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Networking Opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce is the hub of opportunities for business professionals to connect.  Please click the links to register for the event.  There are many levels of sponsorship available to promote your business please contact us for more details.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a relaxed social gathering designed to connect business professionals within our community.  It provides a forum to expand personal networks, develop new & existing clients, share ideas and resources, as well as foster long-lasting business and civic relationships.

Business After Hours is held from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month except for the months of July, August, and November.

2020 Dates - Register below!

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New for 2020!  Avoid the lines and having cash we are offering a VIP Fast Pass.
Purchase this pass for $40.00 which covers your admission for the entire year.


Click here to buy yours today!


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm     Admission / Check In

5:30 pm – 6:50 pm     Networking / Appetizers / Cocktails

6:50 pm - 7:10 pm     Program / Sponsor Promotion

7:10 pm - 7:30 pm Networking

*This is the time for the sponsor & host to speak about their businesses. Please be respectful and listen as you would want them to do for you.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Business After Hours please contact us 231-723-2575 or email

Business Awards Dinner ~ 2020

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Each year The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates and recognizes champion businesses, business leaders, and organizations.  This semi-formal evening starts with a cocktail to network and mingle followed by dinner, the awards program, and will be wrapped up with a lively after-party!

Our members nominate businesses and individuals whose personal efforts exemplify leadership & success which make a difference in our community within the following categories:

  • Business of the Year (in operations over 3 years and must have 25 or more employees)
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year (in operation for over 3 years and have under 25 employees)
  • The Rising Star (Business who are 1-3 years new)
  • Community Action

Considering becoming a sponsor for this event?  Call or email us to talk more!

Business and Career Expo ~ March 12, 2020

The morning portion of this event is to promote workforce development within our community.  It is designed to connect area high school students with local businesses to explore career possibilities that may have been unseen before.  We want to increase students' self- knowledge and discovery, and result in an experience that gives them hope that there are local opportunities available for their future.  career path exploration, local services & employers.  It also provides a space for local seasonal employment opportunities to be discussed and presented.

If you are interested in showcasing your company at the event please click here for the application

*NEW* This year will be a luncheon featuring one or more engaging and informative speakers for the Manistee County business community.  It is designed to give attendees an opportunity for learning, to enhance both personal and professional growth, as well as network with fellow business professionals.

Golf Outing ~ September 3, 2020


Join the Fun with Chamber members and friends for a grand celebration of the season, at the Chamber's Annual Golf Outing!

Instead of blasting off the summer, we are bringing it in for a landing this year!  Spend the day with area business professionals while enjoying the beautiful scenic views, impeccably maintained greens, tree-lined fairways, and challenging hazards at Manistee National Golf & Resort.  It will provide the perfect retreat for you, your colleagues, and your clients.


10:00 am Registration - Enjoy a Breakfast Burrito with your choice of a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or Beer.

11:00 am Shotgun Start

2:00 - 4:30 pm Drive-Thru Lunch/Dinner Buffet Served to you!

5:00 - 6:00 pm Program, Awards & Socializing

*Due to current circumstances things may shift or change on this day.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate our new social guidelines.  Please observe social distancing and bring a mask.

Register yourself or your winning team here!

Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels.  Contact us today 231-723-2575 if you would like to explore the options.