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Your Chamber recognizes that for many of our members, keeping track of the latest legislative development is nearly impossible. One of the greatest benefits of being part of the Chamber is our legislative advocacy at every level of government. 

Throughout the year, Chamber staff, the Government Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors proactively track issues that might impact business at the local, state and federal levels.  We aim to inform our members of these matters and let the voice of the business community be heard.

The Government Affairs Committee meets on a monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month.  If you have an issue, concern or would like the committee to research something please contact the Chamber.

Your Chamber is a Full Partner in the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance which advocates at the legislative level for Northern Michigan businesses. Click here to stay up to date on the legislative hearings and priorities for our area.

Download the Government Affairs Protocol & Guidelines Download the Government Affairs Protocol & Guidelines (297 KB)

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance 2018 Legislative Priorities Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance 2018 Legislative Priorities (526 KB)

Legislature & Laws
State Judiciary
Michigan Representatives
United States House of Representatives

On March 13th, 2017, the Government Affairs Committee arranged a Pints & Politics discussion with Representative Curt Vanderwall, pictured above.

Summer Update from Senator Jack Bergman:

"The month of August was a busy time for me and my staff, and I wanted to give you a quick look into what I have been doing over the Congressional District work period as well as provide some insight into some of the legislation we have been working on in Washington D.C. Meeting with constituents all throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northern Lower has definitely been the highlight of my time back in the District. From touring the White Pine Copper Mine to visiting the great folks at Grand Traverse Industries, I had the privilege to talk with constituents from all walks of life about the issues that matter most to them."

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Kent Wood
Director of Government Relations
Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance
kentw@tcchamber.org 231-995-7109

Contact Chamber Director of Government Relations, Kent Wood, for more information on how your business or organization can benefit from the Chamber’s advocacy program.

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DATE: March 15, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: River Rock Sports Bar & Grille


Blarney Castle Oil & Propane
Little River Casino Resort

Deb Rohn
Marketing Representative

Being a Member of the Manistee Chamber and Ambassadors is a great opportunity to network and make lasting business relationships and friendships. I am privileged to work and market in beautiful Manistee and the surrounding areas.

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