As the largest business network in the Muskegon Lakeshore area, with over 1260 members, our members have access to numerous offerings and benefits that serve as a foundation for their success and growth.
For over a century, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce has been the enthusiastic voice and supporter of our diverse business community.
Networking, promotion, advocacy, business resources, and strategic partners, position our members for success. From a one-person start-up with a vision to organizations with thousands of employees, there is something here for everyone who loves business. Download the 2020 Success Report.
The current chamber theme is TRANSFORM:
Learn more about the annual theme from 2021 chamber board chair, Dave Hazekamp:
Our Mission is to sustain an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy, and valued member services.
Community Leadership | A proud administrator of the Watch Muskegon Campaign, Silent Observer, and port promotion.
Community Promotion | The Chamber promotes the area as the best place to live, work and play.
Inclusive Business Advocacy | Providing the voice of businesses for all quality enterprises: multicultural, large and small, local, regional, and global.
Valued Member Services | The Chamber offers quality business information, member referrals, cost-saving benefits, networking opportunities, and affordable training.
The Chamber was organized over 125 years ago by prominent business leader Charles Hackley and his associates. Many community advancements have been led by the chamber such as the development of U.S. 31 and Seaway Drive, building the first Muskegon Country Club, organizing the first United Way, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Muskegon Jaycees, Women’s Division.
In more recent years the chamber successfully advocated for the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, a new downtown and Farmers Market and hosts Realtors Promoting Muskegon, Silent Observer, Lakeshore Art Festival, Watch Muskegon Image Campaign and Cruise Ships activities.