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Why Join

What is the Chamber of Commerce?

The goal of any Chamber is to assist local businesses in furthering their interests to build a healthier economy.   Actions of the Chamber range from providing business support, workforce and leadership development, hosting networking events opportunities, economic development, and legislative advocacy.

How Can We Help You?

The Chamber of Commerce should be viewed as your business partner. It is a valuable tool for any business owner, organization, employee, and community member.

Gives Your Business Credibility

Many people utilize the Chamber as an authority of where to purchase goods and services.  According to American Business Magazine, statistics show that 63% of consumers are more like to purchase from a business that is a Chamber of Commerce member.  Becoming an investor of your local Chamber will impact the perceptions of your business not only with consumers but with other organizations and businesses. 

Offers a Great Support System

The Chamber serves as a critical role in local & state government and can be a voice for your business.  The Chamber’s main purpose is to reach a common vision and to collectively advocate for the issues that matter most for business in our rural northern Michigan area.  They work hard to improve the community by making all businesses stronger.

Makes Networking Easier

Networking is an important piece to ensure success no matter what role you hold in a company or organization.  Another important purpose of a Chamber is to bring professionals together to discuss what they each do, the success, and even the challenges they face.  Make it a priority to support and attend these outings.  This will help you stay up to date on opportunities affecting your community and all you to form relationships with other business owners and professionals.

Supports Economic Growth

The Chamber is uniquely positioned to lead development, growth, and revitalization of a local area.  They also are a resource to help make the right connections and support our business community to be successful and competitive.

Enhances your Marketing Efforts

Community members and tourists use their local Chamber as an authority to find products and services. Chamber of Commerce communications such as social media, website, relocation guides, and electronic newsletters are an effective way to highlight your business and increase the visibility of your product.

Chamber programs & events offer sponsorship opportunities for your business to advertise to your target markets.  Please let us know if we can assist you in finding the right match to accomplish your goals!