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

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast 

Cancelled due to new Executive Orders from the Governor.

 

10th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl

Date: TBD
Time: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: Various restaurants in Alpena
Details: At this time with the current executive orders this event is postponed.  

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Leadership Strategies 

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Alpena Fire Station, 501 W. Chisholm St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person. Advanced registration required for all events, email info@alpenachamber.com or call 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Edward Jones.

 

Leadercast: Ripple Effect

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena
Details: Amplify Your Leadership Impact at Leadercast Ripple Effect. One tiny action leads to impactful reactions that reverberate beyond their humble beginning. This is especially true in leadership. Leaders carry great responsibility to act with foresight, knowing their decisions can affect those well beyond their network and their time. At Leadercast Women 2020, the cast of women leadership experts will share how they’ve leveraged change around them and used their influence to make impressions beyond their reach. Attendees will see how focused intentionality and dedication can be used to transform the world. Speakers will include Radha Agrawal, Bonnie St. John, Abby Wambach, Randi Zuckerberg, Stephanie Mehta, and Tiffany Dufu. More information available soon.

 

Shredder Day

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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 – Economic Development/Economic Forecast

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
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. Advanced registration required for all events, email info@alpenachamber.com or call 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Lappan Agency and Auto Owners Insurance.

 

Leadership Training Series

Date: Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Details: More details will be available soon.

 

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chisholm Street to Second Avenue
Details: The Christmas/Holiday idea should be the dominating factor, from there let your imagination be your guide. Registrations will be available after October 1.

 

Speed Networking 

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Art in the Loft, 109 N. Second Ave.
Details: Speed Networking is a fun and structured networking event that allows you to pitch your organization face to face to other attendees. This is the perfect event for those who don’t like the traditional networking style of entering a room full of strangers and being left on your own to mingle. Only twenty spots available for each event and spaces will fill quickly. No more than two people from the same industry will be allowed to attend an event. Only one person per organization/business per event. All attendees are expected to commit to the full duration of the event. Time will be available to deepen connections after the structured networking. Free and available ONLY to Chamber Members. Contact us to register, 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 


Ribbon Cuttings

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