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


Speed Networking Event

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: 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 on your own to mingle. 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. 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. Free for Chamber Members and available ONLY to Chamber Members. Advanced registration to the Chamber is REQUIRED. Once registered, you will receive additional details about the event. Contact the Chamber at info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Solutions to Common Struggles of Business Professionals

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Alpena High School Auditorium, 3303 S. Third Ave. (park in back-oval area and enter through the doors next to the Career & Technical Education signage outside)
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Alpena Public Schools Career & Technical Education.

 

Annual Chamber Dinner – “Alpena: Rockin’ and Rollin’ into the Future”

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. social hour with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m. dinner and program
Location: Alpena Events Complex, 701 Woodward Ave.
Details: Plans are underway for our most popular event of the year. We are currently accepting sponsorships and table reservations. Nominations are also currently being accepted for the following awards (click for form):

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Change is a Good Thing!

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Community College Student Commons Area
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Corporate Social Responsibility and Your Business

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Ramada Alpena, 1000 US 23 North
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

 

Economic Development Annual Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Details: Private event for members at an economic development tier. If you are interested in moving up contact us at 989.354.4181. 

 

Leadercast: Positive Disruption

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher St.
Details: More information will be available soon.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Creating Effective Teams

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Art in the Loft, 109 N. Second Ave.
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by MidMichigan Health.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Generations in the Workplace, More Alike Than Different?

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Pompeyos Mexican Grill, 1120 State Ave.  
Details: Cost is $10 per person and registration is required in advance to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Builders First Source.

 

Speed Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Alpena High School, 3303 S. Third Ave.
Details: 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 on your own to mingle. 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. 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. Free for Chamber Members and available ONLY to Chamber Members. Advanced registration to the Chamber is REQUIRED. Once registered, you will receive additional details about the event. Contact the Chamber at info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 


Ribbon Cuttings

Ferrellgas (grand re-opening)
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 3223 US 23 South, Alpena

Harborside Tint Co. (new location)
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 4131 US 23 North, Alpena

United Way of Northeast Michigan (new location)
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: 108 Water Street, Alpena

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

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

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

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

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