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Why Join the Chamber

We often get asked the questions “Why Join the Chamber” or “What’s the Chamber do for me, my business or the community”?

We Work for You

The Chamber’s mission is to build a dynamic and sustainable organization to serve the Business, Workforce, and Economic Development needs of all in Manistee County.  The Chamber was established in 1916 and strives to drive change and growth throughout our area and that’s what our organization is still all about today. The Chamber Board of Directors Chamber Ambassadors, Staff and Volunteers are the boots on the ground individuals fulfilling this mission.

We Support Local

Supporting local businesses is a priority of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has hosted 11 grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies so far for the year, over $7 million has been invested by these business in our community for a creation of over 40 new jobs.  We would like to thank the following businesses: Save-A-Lot, Amor Sign Studios, Inc., Blarney Castle EZ Market, Manistee Beverage Company, West Shore Bank, Lighthouse Title, Love Your Event & Manistee Bridal, the Blue Slipper Tavern, United Way of Manistee County/Project Read Northwest, Sunset Valley Resort and Iron Fish Distillery. Let’s all support local! 


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Be the Change You Wish to See in Manistee!
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Blossom Boulevard has been around for 30+ years, lining US-31 with striking petunias throughout the summer. With the effort of the entire community, Blossom Boulevard is planted, weeded, and maintained by volunteers and school kids! While the project was put on hold for a few years, a group has come together and is springing up in 2019, but we need your help to grow into 2020! In 2019, we will use our efforts to plant from the US 31 Bridge to 3rd Street. With hopes to create a solid group of volunteers and  with enough funds we hope to plant the entire stretch of Blossom Boulevard from the US 31 Bridge to 8th Street!

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Want to know more about Manistee County? Check out the digital version of the Relocation Guide HERE

Part of the services provided by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce to our membership is assisting in setting up a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We design the invitations, create the event on Facebook and tag your business as an organizer and co-host which extends the reach of the event to the audience of both Facebook pages, broadcast the event in the Chamber E-Newsletter as well as a featured event on the Chamber Website. 

In addition we send the event in an e-blast to our entire membership, the Chamber Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and local media. We also bring the big scissors and the ribbon! For more information on requesting a Ribbon Cutting, check out the link to the form below: 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center has redesigned their online training series. 

Webinars included will cover: Starting a Business, Writing a Business Plan, Marketing Your Business, Financial Management, and Business Legal Issues.

Click here for more information!

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Accident Fund Program

DATE: May 9, 2019
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Rosie's Place


Rosie's Place

Matt Knizacky
Owner/Agent, Knizacky Insurance Agency

Being an Ambassador has been very fulfilling both personally and professionally.  It has allowed me to meet many people who have become friends and clients.

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