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


New Member Breakfast

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Details: Invite only event for our newest members. Interested in joining? Contact us! Sponsored by Lappan Agency & Auto Owners Insurance, in Partnership with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

 

Fireworks Fundraising Kick-off

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: WATZ Radio, 123 Prentiss Street
Details: Drive by, make a donation and pick up your 2019 Fireworks Bracelet and help us raise money for the 4th of July Fireworks.

 

Dehazing Marijuana in the Michigan Workplace

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Location: Art in the Loft, 109 N. Second Ave.
Details: Lappan Agency is proud to present “Don’t Get Left in the Smoke: Dehazing Marijuana in the Michigan Workplace” to the Alpena community. In case you didn’t hear, Michigan voted to make marijuana legal in December 2018. While recreational marijuana for personal use is (mostly) legal, the topic is still… smoky, to say the least. At the end of the day, there are still a slew of questions HR professionals and business owners need answered. Brought to you in partnership with The Wallace Firm, P.C. and the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce. Be sure to RSVP for this important, timely event before space runs out. View this flyer for more information. Admission is free. RSVP required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Alpena Made

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Fletcher Street Depot, 124 W. Fletcher St.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. RSVP required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Accident Fund Insurance Company.

 

Annual Economic Development Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Details: Private event for members at an economic development tier. If you are interested in moving up contact us at 989.354.4181. More details will be available soon.

 

Leadercast: Leading Healthy Teams

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: ACC Granum Theatre, 665 Johnson St.
Details: Speakers will include: Gayle King, Marcus Samuelsson, Ginger Hardage, Patrick Lencioni, Juliet Funt, Craig Springer, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Andy Stanley, and Carla Harris. More information will be available soon.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Grow Your Leadership

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast, 7:30 a.m. program
Location: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, 501 River St.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. RSVP required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

 

Award Worthy Customer Service Seminar

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Alpena Community College CTR Room 106, 665 Johnson St.
Details: Mark your calendars to join us for this award worthy session. In today’s competitive marketplace, how do you differentiate yourself through customer service that is “Award Worthy?” If we are to be worthy of our customer’s on-going business, we need to build a culture of excellence that permeates every level of the organization. Just in time to kick off the busy season, this half day session will provide the tools and skills to take your Customer Service culture to a new level. Cost is $25 for Sponsor, Partner, Leader and Chairman Level Members; $35 for Business Level Members; and $50 for Potential Members. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181.

 

Good Mid-Day Alpena Lunch – Young and Successful in Alpena, MI

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. program
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: Cost is $10 per person. RSVP required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Lappan Agency & Auto Owners Insurance.

 

Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Local Source: Harvesting Alpena

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
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. RSVP required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by GreenStone – Farm Credit Services.

 

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. RSVP 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.

 

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. RSVP 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

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: More information to come at a later date.

 

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. RSVP 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
Details: View informational brochure here. Contact us if you’d like more information, 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

 

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

 
EJ’s Custom Cards and Treasures

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 150A North State St., Alpena

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

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

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

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

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

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