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


Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – United Way Kick-off

Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Events Complex, 701 Woodward Ave.
Details: Cost is $9 per person. Registration is required to 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

 

8th Annual Alpenopoly Grub Crawl

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Locations: 19th Hole, Black Sheep Pub, C.I.A. Restaurant, Court Yard Restaurant, Joe’s Bar, Latitudes Tavern, Naylor’s Bar & Grill, Nowicki’s Sausage Shoppe, Thunder Bay River Restaurant, and Thunder Bay Winery
Details: Tickets are now available for $20 (tickets purchased after September 6 will be $25) at the chamber office. This year features new and returning locations, a 60’s theme and plenty of fun and surprises. There are ten participating locations with optional activities/games at each location. New this year is the addition of two trolleys running continuous routes throughout the night (instead of the usual vans).

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Location: Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce, 235 W. Chisholm St.
Details: The Chamber is hosting a flu shot clinic in partnership with LeFave Pharmacy. Sometimes it is hard to get away to get your flu shot, so swing by the Chamber on your way to work to get yours. LeFave Pharmacy staff will be administering the shots. Please bring your insurance card or you can pay cash.

 

Leadercast Women

A Leadership event for Women and Men
Date:
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher St.
Details: A single-day leadership event live broadcast here in Alpena. Speakers will be: Clemantine Wamariya, Storyteller and Human Rights Activist; Molly Fletcher, CEO, Sports Agent and Keynote Speaker; Ritu Bhasin, Speaker, Author and President, Bhasin Consulting Inc.; Barbara Bush, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Global Health Corps; Celeste Headlee, Award-Winning Journalist, Professional Speaker and Author; Jess Ekstrom, Speaker and CEO, Headbands of Hope; Jenna Bush Hager, Founding Chair, UNICEF Next Generation; Julie Landauer, Champion NASCAR Driver and Motivational Speaker. Spend the day with us at Leadercast Women and leave better prepared to meet your biggest leadership challenges. Tickets are $65 per person for chamber members ($95 for prospective members). Make your reservations today by calling 989.354.4181 or email info@alpenachamber.com. View this document to learn how to sponsor this event or contact Ashley at adefisher@alpenachamber.com.

 

Red, White & Blue Review

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena CRTC
Details: We are currently looking for acts, if interested contact Kathy at kathyh@alpena.mi.us. Tickets will be on sale soon. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Ashley at adefisher@alpenachamber.com if you are interested in getting involved. This event is a major fundraiser for our Military Support Committee’s efforts.

 

Shredder Day

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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) for shredding for free. Additional boxes will be $5 each. No advance registration required, just show up.

 

Economic Development Lunch

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Details: At this invite-only event attendees will learn how they can help the future of the Chamber and economic development. Contact us if you are interested in attending at 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. 

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – From Little League to Home Run Derby

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Ramada Alpena, 1000 US 23 North
Details: Cost is $9 per person. Registration is required to 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 

Reflections of Italy Travel Presentation

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Details: Join us, and a representative from Collette Gateway, to learn more about our next community trip to Italy that will be in November of 2019. Follow this link to read more about the trip. Let us know if you are interested in attending, 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

 

Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Starting at the corner of 9th and Chisholm Street to Second Avenue, ending behind City Hall
Details: Registration information will be available later in the year.


Ribbon Cuttings


Roar Salon
(new location)
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: 109 N. 2nd Ave., Suite L9, Alpena

 

Miller Office Machines (new location)
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2708 US 23 South, Alpena

 

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

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

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

Our chamber is AMAZING!  They have always been there for us without fail and are making a positive improvement in NE Michigan more than we will ever know.  Keep up the great work!

Kirk McAnsh, D.C.
McAnsh LIFE-ENERGY Institute

The Alpena Chamber has been extremely helpful to us in the establishment of our new business, especially using the monthly notes announcement for our upcoming events, in addition to sponsored mailings where we can get our name and services known to the local community. Every time we call the Chamber we get fast action, something very important to us.

Bill Pace
Pace & Hong Auctions

Specification Stone Products has gotten involved with the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce because they have been doing an awesome job in promoting the Alpena area, and wanted to be a part of that. We are proud to be members.

Mark Larsen
Specification Stone Products