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2018 - 2019 Leadership Program Accepting Applications

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce has opened applications for potential and current leaders to join the Manistee Area Leadership Program for the 2018/2019 year.

Participants can expect to build their leadership skills, meet present business leaders, grow their network, identify community needs, form professional relationships, tour industries and leave a legacy for future classes.

The nine month program will begin with an orientation and retreat Sept. 13-14 and follow with seven days throughout the program where participants will connect with local professionals and interactively learn trends in education, healthcare, government, natural resources, tribal and more.

Become a part of this great program:

2018 2019 Leadership Program Application 2018 2019 Leadership Program Application (251 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Description & Schedule 2018 2019 Leadership Program Description & Schedule (253 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Scholarship Application 2018 2019 Leadership Program Scholarship Application (315 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Acknowledgement Form 2018 2019 Leadership Program Acknowledgement Form (195 KB)

Grapes on the River Thank You!

Grapes on the River has come and gone for 2018, and we would like to thank everyone for coming out to enjoy the festivities!

We'd like to thank all of our Sponsors:
PRESENTING Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Jeff Reau
MUSIC - 9&10 NewsAlliance BeverageBlarney Castle Oil and Propane/ EZ MartThe Ramsdell Inn and TJs Pub, and Watson's Manistee Chrysler
ART VINEYARD - 4Front Credit UnionBob's Roofing CompanyConsumers EnergyTop Line Electric LLC.
WINE KNOT - Boyer Family Dentistry PLLCBoyer AgencyDr. Shrink, Inc.Kendra C Thompson ArchitectsZoscsak Logging&Trucking inc., and our ice sponsor WESCO

We'd also like to give a HUGE thank you to all of our participating vendors: Artsy Goods llc, Bell's BreweryChateau ChantalChateau Grand TraverseDouglas Valley WineryIron Fish DistilleryLove Wines Winery of LudingtonM-22 GrillNorth Channel BrewingNorthern Natural Cider House & WineryRedeemed Furniture Art and DecorROAD CREW GalleySt. Julian WineryStormcloud Brewing CompanyUncle John's Cider Mill (Official Page)

Our fantastic musical acts: Fremont John Music, and the Younce Guitar Duo, who set the mood with their music

And of course we'd like to thank all of our volunteers, you guys help our events function!

We are looking forward to planning 2019's Grapes!! If you took any photos at our photo booth, feel free to share them to our FB page, we'd love to see them!!

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 "The Fundamentals of Small Business Success" launching January 17th!

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

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DATE: September 13, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Bungalow Inn


Filer Township DDA

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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