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.
In 2012 we took over two large scale events, were named Chamber of the Year for large Chambers in the State of Michigan, led several advocacy initiatives, launched a mobile app and more!
Let’s just say we have completed another successful and busy year!! To see just what we were up to in 2012, get the facts and see the stats, click here for our Annual Report.
Want to know what we have been up to in 2013? Click here to watch a short video about what we've been working on the last 6 months...
The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce was named the 2012 Chamber of the Year (large chamber category) by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals. This is the third year the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber received the award since 2006.
“The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce received this award based on its 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 were its leadership in regional business issues, small business assistance and organizational financial responsibility.”
Congratulations Muskegon Chamber Members for making YOUR Chamber the best in the state!
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.
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 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.
The organization is managed by a Board of Directors who establish policy and vision for the organization. The Chamber employs eight staff members to coordinate the activities of a handful of committees with over 200 volunteers.
Twice recognized by the National Membership Development Association, the Chamber is membership-driven, serving its more than 1250 members as the lead business advocate on the Muskegon Coast. 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.
The Chamber is leading the way in downtown development, moving into a new headquarters in the heart of the community on Western Avenue near Third Street. More space means continued leadership and a commitment to community promotion, technology, and communication.