Lakeshore Chamber

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the lakeshore. As the business community prospers and the region flourishes, the mission of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce continues to grow in importance.

Mission: To sustain an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy and valued member services.

Vision: The best source for business success.

Tagline: Appreciate your business.

Chamber Brand: Click here to learn more about the Chamber's brand. 

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2013 CHAMBER ANNUAL REPORT

2013 was a banner year for our work in the community!

We took over the Lakeshore Art Festival, reinvented the Silent Observer Crime Stopper program, led a campaign to build the new farmers market and launched a new awards program recognizing young professionals in the community.

We did all this while growing membership, increasing retention and doubling promotions. Let’s just say we have completed another successful and busy year!! To see just what we were up to in 2013, get the facts and see the stats, click here for our Annual Report.

 

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CHAMBER OF THE YEAR

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has been named Chamber of the Year (in the large chamber category) by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals three times in the past decade. 

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce was recognized as Michigan's Large Chamber of the Year in 2006, 2010 and 2012.

“The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce received these awards based on accomplishments in leadership and governance, financial stewardship, business advocacy and member programming,” said Bob Thomas, Director for the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals. “Among the chamber’s noted achievements are its leadership in regional business issues, small business assistance and organizational financial responsibility.”

 

CHAMBER PRIORITIES

Community Leadership - The chamber takes a long term view of community growth and prosperity. The chamber encourages innovative regional solutions for economic development on Michigan’s West Coast.

Community Promotion - The chamber promotes the area as the best place in Michigan to live work and play.

Inclusive Business Advocacy - The chamber provides the voice of all businesses for all quality enterprises: multicultural, large and small, local, regional and global.  The chamber works to influence government and other local institutions to provide the best inclusive business climate possible for business growth and development.

Valued Member Services - Quality Business Information, Member Referrals, Cost Saving Benefits, Networking Opportunities and Affordable Training.  
 

WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?

A chamber of commerce is a group of business and professional people working to protect, expand, and promote local business interests. The chamber is a vehicle through which our over 1,150 members accomplish together what they can not do alone. A chamber's strength is in the size and quality of its membership. This creates a large pool of resources from which to draw ideas, community solutions, positive energy and finances.

The Chamber of Commerce is not part of city, county, or state government. It is not a social or charitable organization.The organization is managed by a Board of Directors who establish policy and vision for the organization. The Chamber has a large group of volunteers with a staff to coordinate the resources in the best interest of its members. We act as the public spokesperson for the business and professional community, providing affordable products and services, referrals, and networking opportunities for members.

Recognized three times by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals, the Chamber is membership-driven, serving its more than 1,150 members as the lead business advocate on the Muskegon Lakeshore. The Chamber membership is made up of primarily businesses that represent healthcare, manufacturing, media, business services, public services, retail, real estate, consumer services, technology and tourism. The size of our individual members range from the one person organization to global corporations who employ an excess of 2,000 people.

 

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