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


Labor Law Seminar

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: APlex, 701 Woodward Ave.
Details: Hosted by Northeast Michigan Human Resource Association (NEMHRA). Featuring speakers Lou Rabaut and Karen VanderWerff. Topics include: general update on employment law; what does recreational marijuana mean for the Michigan employer; discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues; how to conduct an effective investigation; medical leave issues; the new approach to harassment training – bystander and implicit bias training. Cost is $75 for NEMHRA and/or Alpena Chamber members, $100 for potential members. Lunch is included. Questions? Contact Alex Wisniewski at wisniewskia@nemcsa.org. To register please return registration form to Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce at info@alpenachamber.com or 235 West Chisholm Street, Alpena, MI 49707. Deadline to register is September 17, 2019. 

 

Speed Networking – a fast, fun way to market your business!

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave. 
Details: Advanced registration to the Chamber is REQUIRED. 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. Once registered, you will receive additional details about the event. Free for Chamber Members and available ONLY to Chamber Members. 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 to your own to mingle. 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. Contact the Chamber at 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com.

 

Supervisor Training Seminar

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: APlex, 701 Woodward Ave.
Details: Hosted by Northeast Michigan Human Resource Association (NEMHRA). Featuring speaker Jodi Schafer. Topics include: identify the foundational attributes of good leaders; acquire coaching and employee development skills to positively influence change; develop techniques to help navigate difficult employee conversations and mitigate risk. Choose morning or afternoon session. Cost is $40 for NEMHRA and/or Alpena Chamber members, $60 for potential members. Snacks provided. Questions? Contact Alex Wisniewski at wisniewskia@nemcsa.org. To register please return registration form to Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce at info@alpenachamber.com or 235 West Chisholm Street, Alpena, MI 49707. Deadline to register is September 17, 2019.

 

New Member Breakfast

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Details: Invite only event for our newest members or those interested in joining.  Learn about the full range of benefits offered by the Chamber, hear what other Chamber Members have to say about their Chamber Membership, meet Chamber Board Members and Ambassadors, share your business with other business owners, and have the opportunity to help the Chamber better understand your needs and how we can help fill them. Sponsored by Lappan Agency/Auto Owners Insurance, in Partnership with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Contact us to sign up or to learn how to become a member, info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181.

 

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. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Lappan Agency & Auto Owners Insurance.

 

Alpena CRTC Community Council

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: The CRTC Community Council is an effort to increase information sharing and support between the community and the CRTC. Michigan’s Adjutant General, Major General Paul Rogers and a representative from the Michigan Association of K-9 Handlers will both present. If you are interested in attending contact us at 989.354.4181 or info@alpenachamber.com. Advanced registration is required.

 

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.

 

Holiday Marketing Workshop – Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: Hosted by the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library. Join Google and Constant Contact for their annual holiday livestream. Prior to this workshop, small businesses should visit Google.com/smallbusiness to create an action plan for themselves. Dive into three ways to reach customers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Topics include Google My Business listings, online advertising, and email marketing. Register online https://community.grow.google/s/workshops. Made possible through the Public Library Association’s Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative. Contact the library for more information, 989.356.6188. Alpena Chamber is a marketing partner for this event. Alpena Chamber is a marketing partner for this event.

 

Disability Awareness Training

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena Community College, CTR Room 106, 665 Johnson St.
Details: Hosted by Michigan Works!, Alpena Community College and Michigan Rehabilitation Services. The Keynote Speaker will be former Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley. Free to attend. More details to come. For more information contact Michigan Works! at 989.356.3339. Alpena Chamber is a marketing partner for this event.

 

Leadercast Women – Take Courage

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: Attendees will be emboldened to take courage in their daily lives, whether it be in the workplace or at home. At this one-day leadership event, nine leading women will share their inspirational stories of courage while also teaching us steps to enable change in our lives. Speakers include Deshauna Barber, Francesca Gino, Glennon Doyle, Kate Delaney, Kendra Scott, Laura Ling, Luvvie Ajayi, Priya Parker, and Susan Packard. Tickets are $70 for chamber members, $100 for prospective members. Contact us to sign up, email info@alpenachamber.com or call 989.354.4181.

 

Holiday Marketing Workshop – Drive a Holiday Rush to Your Business

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: Hosted by the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library. Kick start your customers’ holiday shopping season by marketing your business. We’ll discuss how to get in front of your customers and showcase what you offer using Google My Business, Google Ads, and more. Register online https://community.grow.google/s/workshops. Made possible through the Public Library Association’s Libraries Lead with Digital Skills initiative. Contact the library for more information, 989.356.6188. Alpena Chamber is a marketing partner for this event.

 

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. Advanced registration is required to info@alpenachamber.com or 989.354.4181. Sponsored by Northland Area Federal Credit Union.

 

Workplace Safety Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, 211 N. First Ave.
Details: More details will be available soon.

 

Reflections of Italy Trip

Dates: November 6-15, 2019

 

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

Builders First Source 
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: 1441 M-32, Alpena

Samuel Rumbles State Farm
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 119 N. 2nd Ave., Suite A

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

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

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

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

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

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