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CASSIDY JESSUP: Where are the untold stories of women in our business community?

Each story is only as good as the author who tells it, and this month especially, the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce is recognizing women’s stories in advocacy and business.  Did you know, according to statistics highlighted by author Sarah Hollenbeck in, women-owned businesses account for 42% of all U.S. businesses, and are responsible for employing…

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CASSIDY JESSUP: Shopping locally in Manistee County has great impacts

It’s always Small Business season in Manistee County! Don’t miss out on the magic of traditional Christmas shopping – and the small businesses across the county have you covered.  Not only is there a gift for everyone, but you’re also supporting your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping locally. When they thrive, we all thrive.…

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CINDY VASQUEZ: A new perspective: investor, ambassador, community advocate

Positive connections are vital to growing our community, and the businesses within our beautiful county. For Manistee, it can be as easy as showing up to Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce programs and networking opportunities.  As a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Leadership Program graduate, volunteer at the Annual Golf Outing, and regular attendee of Chamber…

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