A message from your chamber president, Cindy Larsen

Chamber Blog |Aug 16, 2019|2 min read

Hang on to your hat!

The world is intense. The times are challenging. How do we stay balanced and focused on business success?


Your chamber mission statement includes the words “Inclusive Business Advocacy”. That means we recognize that businesses are diverse in their ownership, employee demographics, industry and size. We stand ready to support you. We work to build consensus and speak out on your behalf.


Most members know business is business. Good leaders are inclusive. Good leaders are committed to providing a safe place for ALL employees and are welcoming to ALL customers and suppliers.


Do we get it right all the time, every time? No, but the entrepreneurial spirit in you keeps trying! This is the time to reach out and take advantage of community resources. From United Way of the Lakeshore and HealthWest to the Employers Association of West Michigan, there are local services here to assist your organization.


This month, your chamber joined the Employers Association and Muskegon Area First to survey businesses on best practice employee programs. If you missed it, you can still participate by clicking here.


We hope the results of the survey will help us to expand or add new services. Individual answers are always kept confidential.


Take a deep breath and hang on to your hat. The crazy ride of life is not over. Remember to reach out for business resources and we will do our best to make connections on your behalf.



Cindy Larsen
President of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce