Congratulations to the 2021 Chamber Ambassador of the Year!

Business News, Chamber Blog |Mar 18, 2022|2 min read
Muskegon, MI – Colleen Gibson was selected with the prestigious 2021 Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year Award for outstanding leadership and service in the business community. Colleen received a unanimous vote from the Chamber Ambassador team of 25 members.   The Ambassador of the Year award recognizes a person who participates ...
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The Transformation of Downtown Muskegon

Chamber Blog, Community News |Jan 12, 2022|2 min read
Downtown Muskegon Michigan has experienced unprecedented growth and transformation over the past 20 years.  To understand the magnitude of the change in this Lake Michigan coastal city, a video was produced to highlight the community development process. “Seeing the progress of downtown through the lens of a videographer is impressive to say the least” says ...
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Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Welcomes New Board of Directors

Chamber Blog |Jan 11, 2022|2 min read
The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Shawn Buckner, Regional Vice President of Operations at Meijer, as Chair of the Board of Directors for a one-year term, effective January 1, 2022.  Buckner will be replacing Dave Hazekamp, President of Hazekamp Premier Foods. In addition, Anna Duggins, Attorney at Parmenter Law, Jonathan Wilson, ...
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Everything you need to know about Michigan’s Redistricting

Chamber Blog, Community News |Jan 10, 2022|1 min read
Redistricting is the process we use to change the size and locations of districts to determine who represents local citizens in government. On December 28th, Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) approved three final maps for U.S. House, Michigan State House and State Senate. These lines, drawn for the first time by an independent commission, ...
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Concerned about natural gas prices?

Chamber Blog |Dec 2, 2021|1 min read | By DTE Energy
We’ve got your back. The headlines are filled with the news of rising natural gas prices, and you may be concerned about the impact that it will have on your business costs this winter.  We are always managing our gas supply and locked in our natural gas supply ahead of the recent price increases, insulating ...
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Chamber Welcomes New Ambassadors

Chamber Blog |Nov 8, 2021|4 min read
The chamber welcomes five new members to the Ambassador League! The mission of the Ambassador League is to promote the interests of business and the Chamber by participating in events, delivering member plaques, helping with member appreciation, recruiting new members and attending monthly meetings, all while having fun and networking with businesses. Meet the new ...
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The War for Talent

Chamber Blog |Apr 29, 2021|4 min read | By Lisa Stafford
Lack of employee engagement is detrimental to any business. Workwise provides human resource solutions that have a lasting impact on the performance of people and your business, resulting in less stress and increased profits.   My role as a trusted business advisor is to offer expert consultation on talent acquisition, talent management, as well as other value-added human resources functions. ...
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A Message from 2021 Board Chair, Dave Hazekamp

Chamber Blog |Jan 6, 2021|2 min read
As we all know, in today’s changing world, transformation is critical to the sustainability and growth of any organization. This means making fundamental changes to your business model or operation. It could include technology, personnel, processes and in some cases, the products we produce or the services we provide. This past year we have experienced what ...
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Go-To-Market Strategy: The Plan for Creating Customers

Chamber Blog |Dec 10, 2020|3 min read | By Paula Kendra
“Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” – Peter Drucker   If I could hang a sign in ...
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MUSKEGON CHAMBER KICKS OFF HOLIDAY STOCKINGS CAMPAIGN FOR FRONTLINE NURSES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS CARING FOR COVID PATIENTS

Business News, Chamber Blog |Dec 7, 2020|2 min read
MUSKEGON, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2020) – Monday, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce kicked off the “1000 Ways to take STOCK or STOCKINGS in Muskegon!” campaign which is supporting Mercy Health Muskegon’s frontline nurses and healthcare workers caring for coronavirus patients over the holidays.   “The ‘1000 Ways to take STOCK or STOCKINGS in Muskegon!’  ...
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