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 phone
info@alpenachamber.com

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

UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS


Military Support Reception

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Ramada Alpena, 1000 US 23 North
Details: Help us welcome the groups that are training at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. Cost is $10 per person for guests. Advanced registration is required, call 989.354.4181 or email info@alpenachamber.com.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – United Way Kick-off

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: APlex, 701 Woodward Ave.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by United Way for Northeast Michigan.

 

9th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: various locations throughout Alpena
Details: Save the date, more details to come.

 

Speed Networking – a fast, fun way to market your business!

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave. 
Details: Advanced registration to the Chamber is REQUIRED. Only twenty spots available and we expect the spaces to fill fast. No more than two people from the same industry will be allowed to attend. Once registered, you will receive additional details about the event. Free for Chamber Members and available ONLY to Chamber Members. Speed Networking is a fun and structured networking event that allows you to pitch your organization’s products and services 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 to your own to mingle. All attendees are expected to commit to the full duration of the event. Time will be available afterwards to deepen any connections made during the speed networking process. Contact the Chamber at 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

 

New Member Breakfast

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Details: Invite only event for our newest members or those interested in joining.  Learn about the full range of benefits offered by the Chamber, hear what other Chamber Members have to say about their Chamber Membership, meet Chamber Board Members and Ambassadors, share your business with other business owners, and have the opportunity to help the Chamber better understand your needs and how we can help fill them. Sponsored by Lappan Agency/Auto Owners Insurance, in Partnership with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Contact us to sign up or to learn how to become a member, info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Connecting Education and Business

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Art in the Loft, 109 N. Second Ave.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Lappan Agency & Auto Owners Insurance.

 

Shredder Day

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Confidential Document Destruction, 4344 M-32 West
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.

 

Leadercast Women – Take Courage

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher St.
Details: Attendees will be emboldened to take courage in their daily lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. At this one-day leadership event, nine leading women will share their inspirational stories of courage while also teaching us steps to enable change in our lives. Speakers include Deshauna Barber, Francesca Gino, Glennon Doyle, Kate Delaney, Kendra Scott, Laura Ling, Luvvie Ajayi, Priya Parker, and Susan Packard. More information will be available soon.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – State of the Community and Economic Forecast

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Fletcher Street Depot, 124 W. Fletcher Street
Details: Cost is $10 per person. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 

Reflections of Italy Trip

Dates: November 6-15, 2019

 

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chisholm Street to Second Avenue, Alpena
Details: More information will be available at a later date.


Ribbon Cuttings

Alpena Embroidery & Trophies LLC (new location)
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2577 US 23 South, Alpena

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

Art in the Loft is a proud member of the Alpena Chamber of Commerce. Since being a member we know that we are in a group that has a mission to make Northeast Michigan a destination, not only for tourists but also a place where Alpena’s natives are proud to call home.

The Alpena Chamber of Commerce is in support of all types of businesses that will benefit the business climate of our community, which is refreshing for our Fine Arts Center.

As a host to the monthly “Good Morning Alpena” breakfasts, which we always look forward to, we are able to see firsthand the activities and events that local businesses produce. When being a part of these types of events, as well as a member of the Chamber, we know that our business will flourish and will greatly benefit our community.

Justin Christensen-Cooper
Gallery Coordinator
Art in the Loft

My Chamber membership helps me keep in touch with the business community in Alpena. I really appreciate how the Chamber has expanded its role over the last few years, and has aggressively sought to improve Alpena’s business climate. Jackie and her crew are deeply involved in soliciting business owners to relocate to Alpena, or to start-up businesses in Alpena. Our community desperately needs economic growth, and I believe our Chamber is working diligently to facilitate growth

Bryan D. Strong
Edward Jones

I can’t speak to the quality of other Chambers, but in my observation, it appears that the Alpena Chamber is right up there with the best. I’m happy to join the organization. You do a great job.

Brad Nicoll
Bradley J. Nicoll, PLC

We invest in the Alpena Chamber because of all of the support and services that they offer to the Alpena business community. Planning events to bring visitors to our area, offering seminars and other types of business related training opportunities and their unrelenting focus on marketing our area are just a few examples of how they are continually trying to improve and strengthen our local business.

Gary Graham
Alpena Power Company

As someone who has owned a business in Alpena for 20 years It’s a little embarrassing to admit I didn’t belong to the chamber. As many business owners understand you are inundated with people wanting you to buy this and that. However, I’m sorry I didn’t join sooner they are more than accommodating and do all they can to help you. The information is very informative, and you can keep abreast of all that is going on in the community. I would recommend anyone sitting on the fence about joining to do it without hesitation.

Lucinda Baker
Lasting Expressions