It's October...

And that means... we're just 15 days away from the 7th Annual Dinner!

We couldn't be more excited, as the Annual Dinner marks 7 years of existence for GINCC!

However, we couldn't do it without YOU- our Members. It's because of people and businesses like YOU that GINCC is here today, and thriving. 


Please join us on October 19th, and let us honor you at the Annual Dinner. 

This event is for you, and for GINCC to show you just how much we appreciate your support throughout the year. 

To register for the 7th Annual Dinner and/or view the sponsorship details, please  CLICK HERE.

If you have questions, would like to sponsor the dinner or donate a prize, please don't hesitate to contact me at (906) 486-1111 or

As F. Scott Fitzgerald said in The Great Gatsby, "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall!"


Kelsey Reyes
Executive  Director
Greater Ishpeming- Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce 
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GINCC's New Communications & Marketing Assistant
The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm welcome to Gabrielle Kautz, our new Communications & Marketing Assistant!

Gabi is an Ishpeming native and a recent graduate of Northern Michigan University. During her time at NMU, Gabi studied abroad in San Jos é, Costa Rica, became a certified yoga instructor, and received her Bachelors degree in Marketing

Gabi loves working with people and making them smile, so she is excited for this opportunity to work with her community. Her enthusiasm and curiosity about life encourage her to learn and grow daily. 

Gabi is passionate about traveling and seeing the world around her. She also enjoys taking photos, painting, yoga, Netflix, reading, spending time with her loved ones, and being outdoors (when it's sunny!). Gabi is looking forward to working with GINCC members and others in the West End!

Gabi's first day with GINCC will be October 16th. She can be reached by email at or at the office at (906)486-1111.
Thursday, October 19


The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) is excited to present its 7 th Annual Dinner  on  Thursday, October 19th  at the  Ishpeming Armory  (900 Palms Ave., Ishpeming). This year's theme is "The Great Gatsby," and will feature the short film,  Transformation

The event will include a social hour at 5:30PM and a formal dinner at 7PM with an inspirational program to follow, honoring our members and community members. The evening will conclude with the showing of Transformation, which will tell the story of Western Marquette County from the 1920s compared to the present day through photos and videos of the beautiful West End.

"The Great Gatsby" themed attire is encouraged. See suggestions here .


We are currently seeking sponsors for the Annual Dinner. To view the sponsorship details, please CLICK HERE 


If you are interested in attending the Annual Dinner, please  CLICK HERE for the registration form.
Questions? Call (906)486-1111 or email .

Brogie's Tavern
Brogie's Tavern (106 N. 2nd St., Ishpeming) has announced new operating hours.

Effective immediately, Brogie's will now be open beginning at 6PM Monday through Thursday, 5PM on Friday, and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. 

Brogie's will continue to be open until 2AM every night.

An evening Happy Hour is in the works, and they will continue to offer live entertainment at least every Saturday Night.

Iron Ore Heritage Trail
The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is embarking on their next 5-year recreation plan, and they need YOUR help!

Take a short survey HERE to help them find out what YOU want!


Rare Earth Goods
Thursday, October 5
On Thursday, October 5 from 7-9PM at Rare Earth Goods (200 E. Division St., Ishpeming), take part in Pam's "Make Your Own Body Butter Pain Cream" class!

During this class, you'll learn how to craft the special cream by following Pam's tried-and-true recipe, using a blend of essential oils and other ingredients that help with pain.

This class is FREE to the public!

At the end of class, you have the option of purchasing the cream you made.

Questions? Call (906)  485-5650.

Super One Foods- Negaunee
Friday, October 6
On Friday, October 6 from 3-6PM at Super One Foods in Negaunee, Super One Liquor will host an assorted Tasting Event inside the store (440 US HWY 41).

Short's Brewing Company  will be at the store from 3:30 - 5:30 PM samplng their three flagship beers, and also sampling some ciders from their sister company, Starcut Ciders.

Great Lakes Wine and Spirits  will also be at the store from 3:00 - 6:00 PM to talk about 19 Crimes Wine. Samples will be available.

Questions? Call (906) 475-4132.

Jackson's Pit
Friday, October 6
On Friday, October 6 beginning at 5:30PM, Jackon's Pit (305 Iron St., Negaunee) will host a  Shorts Brewing Company Tap Takeover Event!

They will have a FIRKIN that will be tapped at 5:30 sharp, plus FIVE new Short's beers on tap!

Brewery representatives will be on hand with lots of give-a-ways and beer knowledge! 

Check out the beer menu below:

- FIRKIN ~ Custom brewed "Huma Lupa Licious IPA" with lemon zest and ginger.
- "Hazy ControversiAle" ~ Hazy Ale. 
- "Noble Chaos" ~ Oktoberfest Beer. 
- "Melt My Brain" ~ Gin & Tonic Beer. 
- "Dr. Thrill Ride" ~ Java Porter w/ Vanilla.
- "Soft Parade" ~ Fruit Rye Ale.

Questions? Call (906) 401-0411 .

40 Below Mqt
Friday, October 6
On Friday, October 6 from 5-7PM, join 40 Below for their First Friday Happy Hour at Cognition Brewery (113 E. Canda St., Ishpeming).

Drink specials will be provided. No name tags, no pretense, just a whole 'lotta TGIF attitude.
Saturday, October 7

The Range Area Mountain Bike Association (RAMBA) will hold a ribbon-cutting event at
their new trail-head in Ishpeming on Saturday October 7.

An open mountain bike ride for those of all abilities will take place at 10AM, followed by a free picnic lunch, and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2PM. The new trailhead is located at what is commonly referred to as the "Old Howard Oil Building" on County Road just west of Suicide Bowl. 

RAMBA President Danny Hill designed and created a warm up loop near the trail-head where there are also picnic areas, a garden donated by Jim Hayward, and ample free public parking. Future plans include a kiosk and bike repair stand to be funded by Travel Marquette.

RAMBA will also hold a ticket drawing at 3PM the day of the ribbon cutting. The
lucky winner will receive a 2017 Giant Trance 3 also donated by Travel Marquette. Tickets are $10 and are available from any RAMBA member, by messaging their Facebook page, or in person at the ribbon-cutting event on October 7.

Questions? Call (906) 236-2876
Baraga County Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, October 7
Questions? Call (906)353-8808.
October 11 & 12
UP Health System - Bell ( 901 Lakeshore Drive Ishpeming) is holding flu shot clinics through the month of October. 

These clinics are fast and convenient, with no long lines and no hassle. Light refreshments will be provided.

The cost of the shot is $30. 

UPHS - Bell is accepting cash, check and Medicare Part B.

Flu shots are recommended for anyone ages 6 months or older who'd like to avoid the flu.

The clinics will take place at UPHS-Bell in the Medical Office Building Conference Room on  Wednesday, October 11 from 9AM to 7PM and Thursday, October 12 from 2PM to 8PM.

Questions? Call (906) 486-4431.
Earthly Treasures
Questions? Call (906) 485-1033..
Thursday, October 12
Join Grow & Lead: Community & Youth Development (GLCYD) for the 2017 U.P. Non-Profit Conference on Thursday, October 12 from 8AM-5PM in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University!

Keynote Speakers
  • Opening Keynote: Kyle Caldwell, Executive Director, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 
  • Closing Keynote: Matthew Downey, Program Director for Nonprofit Services, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

This year's workshop lineup includes:
  • Overview of Grant Writing - Kristen Beck, NMU Grants Office
  • Building the Board: The 6 Tools for Success - Jim LaJoie, Superior Health Foundation
  • Sensationalized Issues & The Volunteer Fallout - Nicole Fende, The Numbers Whisperer
  • Communities that Care: Prevention in Action - Kevin Weir, Dial Help
  • Major Gifts -  Pat Bray (preregistration required)
  • Apply the 1-page Nonprofit Organization Business Model Canvas - Jonathan Leinonen, Michigan Technological University
  • Follow the $$$ in the Nonprofit Corporation - Tami Seavoy and Trish Davis, Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C.
  • All Hands on Deck - Dave Bonsall and Rachel Harris, Superior Consulting
  • Employability: Finding and Keeping Millenia - Ann Crandell-Williams, NMU Social Work Department
  • The 5 Steps to Set and Achieve Meaningful Goals - Rebecca Tervo, Life Coach
  • ACES - Linda Remsburg, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development
  • Gamify to Attract, Retain, and Nurture Volunteers - Nicole Fende, The Numbers Whisperer
  • Grow & Lead Member - $85
  • Non-member - $115
The U.P. Nonprofit Conference features businesses that care about nonprofit organizations. Exhibit booths are available for $150, and include: 
  • One 8 ft table with space to hand a banner
  • Two chairs
  • An electrical outlet 
  • Wireless Internet access
  • One conference registration (additional representative may be added for $25 each)
Sponsors are being actively sought for the 2017 U.P. Nonprofit Conference. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact Amy at

For questions, call  (906) 228-8919.
Friday, October 13
Cause for Paws Annual Gala is one of UPAWS biggest fundraisers of the year! Celebrate the bond between people and their pets, and support your local no-kill shelter at the same time. 

This year's Cause for Paws Gala will be held at the Marquette Masonic Building. Enjoy an evening of entertainment with hors d'ouevres, gourmet chocolate tasting, cash bar, 50/50 drawings, tons of raffle prizes, silent auction, live auction, and live music! 

Friday October 13 from 6-10PM, but don't get superstitious--this event is all about no tricks and just treats! This year's auction and bucket raffle selection will not disappoint! 

A utographed sports memorabilia, local artwork, jewelry, plenty of gift baskets, pet items, home dec or, beer, wine, a taste of Marquette County restaurant gift certificate package and so much more! Plus, a fabulous door prize drawing! 

A limited number of tickets will be available. Don't miss out on this great event--get your tickets today! 

Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). 

All proceeds from the Cause for Paws Gala will go to help animals find a loving forever home.

Call (906) 475-6661 for more information, or visit  for more information on this fun event! 

Interested in becoming an event sponsor or donor? Please e-mail

Crock and Rocker
Saturday, October 14
For details or ticket purchase, call (906) 323-6214.   

UP 200
October 14 & 15
Questions? Call Tim at (920)323-7256.

Rare Earth Goods
Sunday, October 15
Join Rare Earth Goods (200 E. Division St., Ishpeming) for an afternoon of beautiful fashion!

On Sunday, October 15 from 2-4PM, enter into a whole new world of fashion, with models wearing styles from brands such as: Gypsy Rose, Peaceful People, Jayli, Scared Threads, Blue Sky, Global Mamas, Rising International, and other handcrafted clothing from local artists!

A beer and wine tasting is also available at this great, FREE event!

Seating is limited, so please get early to save yourself a good seat.

Questions? Call (906) 485-5650.

Travel Marquette
Tuesday, October 17
Travel Marquette is hitting the road, once again, and they're taking you with them!  

You're invited on a fall color tour featuring local farms & scenic drives at peak color & harvest season, on Tuesday, October 17 from 12-4PM.

Eco-tourism is the new travel trend.  Learn how local farms work & how your guests can eat local, fresh food. 

Lunch will be served at the Marquette Food Co-op with a presentation from Sarah Monte, Outreach Director.  

Afterwards, hop on the bus for a ride to Seeds and Spores Farm for colors and a tour!

Attendance is FREE and space is limited so, register today!

Northern Michigan University
Wednesday, October 18
It's not too late to register for the 2017 Fall Semester Job Fair! 

This event is typically geared towards employers looking to fill full-time positions, although you are welcome to recruit for any positions you have open (full-time, part-time, summer employment, or internship opportunities). 

The job fair will be held on Wednesday, October 18 from 1-4PM in the Don H. Bottom University Center.   

Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, October 11
(Registration is for up to two recruiters and includes a table, chairs, and lunch)
For-profit:  $100      Non-profit:  $25

For more information and to register for this event, click HERE.

If you are unable to attend but would like NMU to distribute information, you may ship your materials to: 
Career Services
Northern Michigan University

Questions? Contact Kristi McClure at (906) 227-1054 or .   
Marquette Chamber of Commerce
October 19 - 22

The Fresh Coast Film Festival  is the first of its kind: a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. 

The festival will gather the best in environmental and cultural filmmaking from around the world while creating a venue for, and building a culture of, Great Lakes storytelling.
Fresh Coast will be held annually in October during the height of fall color season in the Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan.  This year the Festival will be held October 19 through the 22.

A key component of the Fresh Coast experience will be guided outdoor adventures to introduce visitors to the outdoor playground of the Marquette area. Rock climbing, yoga, waterfall hikes and mountain bike rides will all be offered as part of the Fresh Coast weekend.

For more info and to buy tickets, click HERE.
Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance
Friday, October 20

Join the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance for their next membership meeting, to be held from 9AM to 2PM at the Landmark Inn (230 N. Front St., Marquette) on Friday, October 20!

To register, and for more information, click HERE.

Questions? Call Holly at (906)280-2441.

Hanna's Tea Times and Midtown Bakery & Cafe
Saturday, October 28

Enter all who dare to trod upon the hollow of the night to sip tea and munch on sweets and savor delicious recipes within the blissful atmosphere of Midtown Bakery!

On Saturday, October 28 from 6:30PM, Midtown Bakery & Cafe (317 Iron St., Negaunee) transforms into a Halloween delight! 

Enjoy an evening of high quality teas by Hanna's Tea Times, a four course meal by Midtown, and good company! A night of fun without the scare- Dress up if you dare! 

Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 25thTickets are $25 per person and can be  purchased at Midtown (this does not include gratuity for the evening servers). 

Seating is limited & all cancellations are required 24 hrs prior to the event. There are no refunds after the 24 hr period due to food costs & preparation.

Questions? Call (906) 475-0064.

Rare Earth Goods
Sunday, October 29

Put on your best costume for this Halloween-themed High Tea, to take place on Sunday, October 29 from 4-6PM at Rare Earth Goods Cafe ( (200 E. Division St., Ishpeming).

This four-course meal includes your own pot of tea, served with beautiful cups and saucers, appetizers, main courses, desserts, and a dessert cocktail!

A Costume Contest judged by all in attendance will also take place.

Seating is limited, so please get your tickets early. 

Tickets are $25/person and are on sale now at Rare Earth Goods.

Questions? Call (906) 485-5650.

910 US Highway 41 West, Ishpeming, MI 49849
(906) 486-1111