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

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235 West Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707


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



Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – What’s Up Alpena

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Alpena Public Safety Facility, 501 W. Chisholm St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com. This event is sponsored by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.


Shredder Day

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Confidential Document Destruction, 4344 M-32 West, Alpena
Details: Free shredder day for chamber members. You may bring up to five boxes of documents (paper case size or smaller) and one hard drive for free shredding. Additional boxes will be $10 each, hard drives will be $15 each.


Leadercast: Super Teams

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher St.
Details: Learn practical tools for leading a dynamic culture, including how to lead engaged, collaborative teams in the hybrid workplace. Speakers include Paaras Parker, Chief HR Officer, Paycor; Ryan Hawk, Host of The Learning Leader Show; and Julie Bauke, Workplace Expert & Career Strategist, with a panel discussion featuring Tysonn Betts, Design VP, P&G; Kirsten Moorefield, COO, Cloverleaf; and Ray Attiyah, Founder, Run Improve Grow. Cost is $40 per person and will include the program, lunch, snacks and takeaways. Sponsored by Better Living Massage and Wellness, and WATZ/WZTK The Bird. Registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181.


Downtown Alpena Trick or Treating

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Alpena
Details: We will be passing out candy along with other Downtown Alpena businesses. 


Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Economic Development

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Alpena Community College Student Commons Area, 665 Johnson St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com. This event is sponsored by AssuredPartners (formerly Lappan Agency).


Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chisholm Street, Alpena
Details: The Christmas/Holiday design should be the dominating factor when decorating, from there let your imagination be your guide. Check back in October for registration information.


Annual Banquet

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: APlex, 701 Woodward Ave., Alpena
Details: Mark you calendar for our most popular event. More details to come. If you are interested in making a nomination for one of the awards presented at this event, click here.


Ribbon Cuttings

Thunder Baykery
Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 826 W. Washington Ave., Alpena (inside Alpena General Store)

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