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



Last Chance Fireworks Fundraising Event

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Details: This will be our last chance to raise money for the fireworks. Ambassadors will be here selling bracelets and taking donations for this year’s fireworks show. Help us Light Up the Sky this 4th of July!


H.P.C. Credit Union 4th of July Parade

Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Starting at Besser Company and traveling southeast on Johnson St., to W. Oldfield St. to Ninth Ave., follow Ninth Ave. to Chisholm St., follow Chisholm then turning left on Second Ave. to Fletcher Street, turning left and will end in large parking lot on the right before the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. View the new route.
Details: Registration is now open. Please complete this form and return it by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. A few changes to this year’s parade, the time was moved back because it falls on a Sunday and due to the Bagley Street detour we had to move the start point away from the Fairgrounds, it will now start at Besser Company on Johnson Street. For questions contact us at 989.354.4181.


Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Principals of Strategic Leadership

Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast; 7:30 a.m. program
Location: The Depot on Fletcher Street, 124 W. Fletcher St., Alpena
Details: Cost is $10 per person, registration required in advance to info@alpenchamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Lappan Agency.


Leadercast: Shift

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Details: Change is constant. Nothing ever goes quite as we planned. If we didn’t believe this before 2020, we all know it now. Leaders everywhere are realizing that they must make major shifts in order to move forward to achieve their purpose. Changing directions is hard. It’s risky. But it’s the only way to get where we need to go. The future will be created by fearless, innovative leaders who have the courage…to shift. The speakers for this event will be practitioners who have successfully navigated through their own personal and professional shifts. Participants will learn from their experiences the practical insights, purposeful actions and catalytic insights that have the power to transform them into world-changing, visionary team builders. At Leadercast 2021 – Shift you will get the supercharge you’ve been needing to leave the status quo behind to discover a better and brighter future. Join us to shift your leadership skills to levels you never thought possible. More information will be available soon.


Good Morning Alpena Breakfast – Innovative Technology

Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. breakfast; 7:30 a.m. program
Location: TBD
Details: Cost is $10 per person, registration required in advance to info@alpenchamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by DTE Energy.


Grub Crawl

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Location: Various locations around Alpena.
Details: Grub Crawl is back, save the date! More details will be available soon.


Ribbon Cuttings

skellaFiT Personal Training
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 211 S. Second Ave., Alpena (behind Family Enterprise)

Cedar & Threads
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: 133 E. Chisholm St., Alpena

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