Click Here to hear Chamber President, Cindy Larsen talk about what it means to become a Muskegon STAR!

New to the area? Looking to get involved in the community? The Muskegon STAR! program delivers information that increases community knowledge and teaches participants how to share this information positively. Through this program, participants will become certified “Muskegon STARS!”

Sharing community knowledge effectively with visitors, employees, and residents will provide a positive Muskegon experience and reinforce that the Muskegon Lakeshore is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

If people appreciate and promote the Muskegon Lakeshore in a positive manner it will ultimately result in the development of the local economy through visitor, resident and student attraction, as well as new business investment and workforce talent.

Muskegon STAR! Student 

Now offered at several Muskegon County Area High Schools!

What we have discovered is that Muskegon has thousands of job openings, rewarding careers, internships, and opportunities for fun, yet, local students often graduate without knowing everything our community has to offer.

The Muskegon Star Student program provides students with facts and information about the community that they can use in making life decisions.  It teaches the importance of soft skills and how a positive attitude can open doors and lead them in new directions.

Now, we are excited to bring a module-based course that can be integrated into an existing class or curriculum for our teachers. Developed for high school age learners, students who complete the program will have an important item to add to their first resume.

If you are a school administrator interested in incorporating this program into your curriculum or just want more information, please contact Sue Carpenter at either 231-722-3751 or at

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Get certified in an upcoming session!

September 20, 2018
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October 18, 2018
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Upon class completion, participants will receive an official STAR! pin, certificate of completion and “Experience Pass” allowing free admission to several area attractions.

Class Times: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: Only $25
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Call the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber
at 231-722-3751 to schedule your
corporate training.


What Muskegon STARS! are saying:

“My ‘ah-ha’ moment came slowly as I kept saying to myself – yea I knew that and then saying it again and again. Then realizing that for the first time I saw it all together and said to myself, WOW I knew Muskegon was great, but all of this together is just amazing. Star was worth my time.”

“I am not from the area…so just learning about all that Muskegon County has to offer was an ah-ha moment. I can now boast that when I move to Muskegon it is because Muskegon is an awesome county to live in!”

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