OUR MISSION

By serving its members the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce actively champions economic development and the advancement of the community’s quality of life.

Contact Us

235 West Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707

989.354.4181
info@alpenachamber.com

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

 

Leadercast: Shift

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: ACC Granum Theatre, 665 Johnson St.
Details: Change is constant. Nothing ever goes quite as we planned. If we didn’t believe this before 2020, we all know it now. Leaders everywhere are realizing that they must make major shifts in order to move forward to achieve their purpose. Changing directions is hard. It’s risky. But it’s the only way to get where we need to go. The future will be created by fearless, innovative leaders who have the courage…to shift. The speakers for this event will be practitioners who have successfully navigated through their own personal and professional shifts. Participants will learn from their experiences the practical insights, purposeful actions and catalytic insights that have the power to transform them into world-changing, visionary team builders. At Leadercast 2021 – Shift you will get the supercharge you’ve been needing to leave the status quo behind to discover a better and brighter future. Join us to shift your leadership skills to levels you never thought possible. Tickets are $75 for chamber members, $100 for potential members. Ticket includes live broadcast program, workbook, lunch, continental breakfast, snacks, refreshments and prizes. Contact us at info@alpenachamber.com for more information. Sponsors for this event include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Northland Area Federal Credit Union, Alpena Power Company, Lappan Agency, Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, and Wolverine State Credit Union. We still have a few spots open, if you are interested contact Alisha at abouchard@alpenachamber.com.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Innovative Technology

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast; 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Community College Student Commons Area, 665 Johnson St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person, registration required in advance to info@alpenchamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by DTE Energy.

 

Grub Crawl

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: Court Yard Restaurant, Latitudes Tavern, North Country Candy, Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe, Player’s Pub, Pompeyos Mexican Grill, and a few more to come. 
Details: Grub Crawl is back with a beach theme this year! We are currently looking for locations and sponsors. Contact us if you are interested. Tickets will be available soon.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Alpena Style Family Feud

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch; Noon program
Location: Alpena Public Safety Facility, 501 W. Chisholm St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person, registration required in advance to info@alpenchamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by the Edward Jones Offices of Alpena.

 

Shredder Day

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Confidential Document Destruction, 4344 M-32 West, Alpena
Details: Chamber members may bring up to five boxes of documents (paper case size or smaller) and one hard drive for shredding for free. Additional boxes will be $5 each, and additional hard drives are $10 each. No advance registration required, just show up. 

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – The Future of Economic Development

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast; 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, 501 River St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person, registration required in advance to info@alpenchamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

 

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
Location: Chisholm Street to Second Ave.
Details: Registration will be open in late October. The Christmas/Holiday idea should be the dominating theme, from there let your imagination be your guide. Contact us with questions at 989.354.4181.

 


Ribbon Cuttings

Edward Jones – Andrew Kowalski
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 805 W. Chisholm Street, Suite B, Alpena

The Femquarters
Bohemian Bodyworks by Erika Martineau, LMT and Boudoir by Michele Zee Photography

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 230 S. 3rd Ave., Alpena

If you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting please contact us at 989.354.4181.

Joining the Chamber of Commerce has been helpful to our non-profit in so many ways. The Social Media workshop that was hosted in conjunction with the Community Foundation has changed the way we market and use social media to benefit our clients and supporters. Chamber membership is well worth the investment–I am sure it has paid for itself each year we’ve been a part of the Chamber! I look forward to growing with the Chamber of Commerce as our non-profit continues to expand our services in the future. Chamber Membership is vital for growth and longevity within the community!

Emily Potter, Center Director
Options Pregnancy Center

The chamber offers a lot of value for the area business community and we are happy to support that.

Nick Montie, CEO
Wolverine State Credit Union

As a member of the Alpena Chamber of Commerce, Besser Museum greatly appreciates the focused efforts of Jackie Krawczak and her staff to develop programs and opportunities that benefit everyone in the community. The Alpena Chamber of Commerce works hard to keep its members informed and connected. They are passionate about promoting Alpena and seeing their members’ businesses grow and prosper.

Christine Witulski
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

The R. A. Townsend Company has been in business in Alpena since 1925. We’ve been long standing members of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce and we’re excited about current business growth in the area. We choose to participate with the Chamber at an economic development tier because it gives us the opportunity to financially support this growth. We have great confidence in the Chamber of Commerce and its economic development staff and look to the future with incredible optimism.

Jim Townsend
R.A. Townsend Company

I invest in the Alpena Chamber because it allows me to grow as a professional. The Chamber offers tools needed to expand my knowledge of local businesses, provides resources that I can use and allows me to network with like-minded individuals. I became a board member so that I could get involved and give back to a community that has given so much to me and my family.”

Cindy Limback
RE/MAX New Horizons