September 2018
Chamber Classic Winners!
PM First Place Team: Andrews Scheuerle + Huss, PLLC

Golf Outing By The Numbers:
53 Teams (Sold Out for the 4th Year in a Row)
100+ Raffle Prizes
48 Sponsors
35+ Volunteers
$2,000 Donated to Silent Observer Muskegon !

Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, raffle donors, volunteers, and everyone else involved for supporting the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and making this the best outing yet!

Thanks again to our tournament sponsor, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge!
Getting Noticed
Last month, your Chamber President, Cindy Larsen, and Vice President of Marketing, Carla Flanders, took a field trip to Macomb County to exchange information about community image and promotion on behalf of the Watch Us Go Campaign.

Both organizations took advantage of this opportunity to promote community assets. Your Chamber staff toured Macomb County and were most impressed with the friendliness of the people. “We hope our Muskegon STAR! Program is promoting that kind of community friendliness,” said Larsen. 

So far over 1,000 local residents have completed the Muskegon STAR! Program.  For more information or to register, click here.
Connecting the Dots
Your Chamber has been working with MATS and the Muskegon County Airport to connect Muskegon Lakeshore businesses and local transportation providers.

The goal is for employers to know what transportation resources are available to employees and make it easy for workers to get to work!

Cruise Ship Season is Done....What's Next?!?
The last ship of the season docked at the Port of Muskegon on Sunday, September 2. 

There were 10 port of calls this summer, which exposed over 2,000 passengers and crew to beautiful Muskegon for the first time. Their overwhelming response was nothing but positive.

We heard things like, "The people are so friendly", "Your city is so clean", "We love the community gardens", "The architecture is beautiful", and "We want to live here".

Pearl Seas Cruises has already confirmed another 10 stops at the Port of Muskegon in 2019. In addition, there are 2 stops scheduled for Le Champlain and potential for even more stops in 2020.
Nominations Open!
We are currently seeking nominations for company leaders to join the   Chamber Board of Directors .

Click here   for more information, including the criteria and qualifications needed.
Friday, October 5
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: 3440 E. Laketon Avenue
Lakeshore Community Cash - Show your employees, clients or coworkers how much you appreciate them this holiday season by giving them a personalized Lakeshore Community Cash certificate. Enjoy company branded holiday packaging on purchases over $500 and 3% off purchases over $5,000! 

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: West Michigan Works!
Topic: Are you new to the area or looking to get more involved? Register now!

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Muskegon Heritage Museum
Topic: Join us to celebrate our 125th Anniversary! Enjoy great food, drinks, music, and a "Network and Stroll" through Muskegon History.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Muskegon Heritage Museum
Topic: To celebrate our 125th Anniversary, we are hosting a FREE community day at the Muskegon Heritage Museum for chamber members and their families.

Date: Friday, September 28
Networking: 7:15 AM - 7:30 AM
Program: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Holiday Inn Conference Center
Topic: Discussing ways to develop a talented workforce.

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Muskegon Country Club
Topic: Join us in honoring the nominees and recipients of the 2018 ATHENA on the Lakeshore awards.

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 18th Amendment Spirits Co. 
Topic: Meet and greet with local candidates!

Growing Your Business?
This week on The Chamber’s Quick Tip, we look at the potential pitfalls growing your business can have. 

Each Thursday, a new 2-3 minute video will be released. 

Hist-o-gram Stories: 1963
In order to improve the truck and visitor travel time, the Chamber lobbied for the extension of the I-96 interstate highway connecting Muskegon to the Detroit area, focusing on what is presently known as Seaway Drive.

Construction on this $20,500,000 project began in fall 1962 and was completed by late 1963.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram page for our monthly Hist-o-gram Stories!