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


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



Virtual Leadership Workshops

Date: Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day
Details: This series will be offered virtually to 30 attendees and will focus on personal leadership, leading high performing teams, and transformational leadership. It will be interactive and engaging. Presenter will be Chris Scharrer of New Paradigm Solutions, LLC. Cost is $75 for the three week series. Contact info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181 to register. Sponsored by Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union.


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: Art in the Loft, 109 N. Second Ave., 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.


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. Registration forms are now available and must be turned in by Monday, November 23, 2020. We ask that everyone please follow CDC Safety Protocols and Social Distancing Guidelines.


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.


Annual Chamber Dinner – “Joining Together for a Brighter Future”

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. cocktails/hors d’oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. dinner
Location: APlex, 701 Woodward Ave., Alpena
Details: More information to come. We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:


Ribbon Cuttings

Huron Pines Emily Min Hunt Nature Preserve
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Located off Shupert Hwy.

Up North Property Services
Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 112 S. First Ave.

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