July 2021 Newsletter
Dear Chamber and Community Members,
 
We hope this newsletter finds you well and you're having a great kick-off to SUMMER!
 
Normalcy is finding its way back into the community. We are slowly returning to in-person meetings, planning events and are looking forward to getting back to our networking programs and business returning to normal operations. Please use our Community Calendar found at www.keweenaw.org for a list of area events, business directory, networking opportunities, and much more! Our visitor center is seeing high volumes of visitors, and all are eager to see what the Keweenaw has to offer.
 
Please reach out to our Board of Directors or staff if you have any concerns, ideas, and/or questions you may have.
 
Thank you! We are Copper Country Strong!

Sincerely,

Mary Myers
Board President
Happy Retirement!
George G. Stockero, Superintendent of the CCISD
Congratulations on 32 years of your service in education. Thank you for all our collaboration efforts and for all you did for our communities future!
Best of luck in your next journey, with No Agenda!
Enjoy Retirement. Well done, George!
Top Chamber Partners
Please support our Chamber Member Businesses!
Welcome NEW Members
Please support our Chamber Member Businesses!
W E L C O M E
55776 US HWY 41.
Calumet, MI 49913
barkinmadcoffee@gmail.com
OPENING JULY 1, 2021

Barkin' Mad Coffee combined two of their greatest passions, coffee, and dogs.
Its mission is to help support animal rescue and engage community involvement. So grab a cup and help save a pup!
Drive-Thru Coffee + Dogs + Ice Cream + Goods
Thank you for RENEWING your membership
Please support our Chamber Member Businesses!
Ace Hardware of Calumet, Inc.
Aire Care
American Forest Management, Inc.
AmericInn Lodge and Suites
AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Silver City
Boyd's True North Farm LLC
Brent Peterson, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones - Hancock
Calumet Electronics Corporation
Charter Township of Calumet
Charter Township of Portage
Chassell Carpentry & Woodwork, Inc.
Copper Country Veterinary Clinic
Country Inn & Suites
Crampton Surveying, Inc.
Credit Services, Inc.
D & L Janitorial Services, Inc.
Dave's BP
Edochi, LLC  
Gitzen Company
Gogebic Lodge
IncredibleBank
Jim's Foodmart
Keweenaw Automotive
Keweenaw Base Camp
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Keweenaw Gem & Gift, Inc.
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
Keweenaw Overhead Door, Inc.
Keweenaw Title Agency
Koppers, Inc.
Mattila Rock and Dock, LLC
Mine Shaft and Rock House Grill & Tavern
Minnetonka Resort - Astor House Motel
Northern Heating and Plumbing, Inc.
Northern Michigan Land Brokers
Omega House
Peterson's Fish Market
Quincy Mine Hoist Association
Ramada Waterfront
Small Business Association of Michigan
State Farm Kelly Jepsen Insurance
Suomi Restaurant
Superior Screed Service
Superior Service Towing
Surplus Outlet
The Mariner North
The Office Planning Group
VAST
World of Wood
Benefits Available to your Business
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce members
are eligible to these benefits below.

We encourage you to reach out and take advantage of these great benefits, or let us know if you have any questions, call 482-5240 or email info@keweenaw.org
Accident Fund Insurance Discount Program
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We like to share news, updates, and events of our membership on Facebook.
If you have a post that you would like us to share please share it with us and we would love to help spread the word!
Chamber Event Recaps
THE FIRE STATION | HOUGHTON
Congratulations, to The Fire Station on the Grand Opening of your
new Houghton location!
The Fire Station is a licensed recreational cannabis facility. They are locally owned, operated, and dedicated to serving you.
Thank you, Mike! Best Wishes to you and your 906Fire Team!
CAMP COFFEE | HOUGHTON
They would love to serve you an amazing cup of coffee while you shop their collection of home goods and clothing. Downtown Houghton
Thank you, Ladies! Best Wishes to you and your team!
BARKIN' MAD COFFEE | CALUMET
Congratulations, Barkin' Mad Coffee on the
Grand Opening of your business in Calumet.
Barkin' Mad Coffee combined two of their greatest passions, coffee, and dogs.
Its mission is to help support animal rescue and engage community involvement.
So grab a cup and help save a pup! Drive-Thru Coffee + Dogs + Ice Cream + Goods
Best of Luck, and Well Wishes Rebecca, Hope, and TEAM!

Chamber Coupon Booklet Special
We're excited to partner together with Michigan Technological University on providing a coupon booklet for returning Alumni during Alumni Reunion 2021!
Michigan Tech Alumni & Friends will be held on August 6, 2021.

We want to promote YOU! Take this opportunity to welcome returning alumni to your business. Please send us your ad or coupon to be featured in the booklet. These booklets will then be distributed to each returning Alumni. On average this event brings 600 visitors to the area!

How to participate? Send the details for your ad or coupon to info@keweenaw.org to be included in the coupon booklet. We'll design the ad or coupon for you - all we need to know is what you're offering! FREE!
Please email your ad by July 16, 2021.

We recommend making your coupon valid through the entire weekend or even extending for a return visit, but of course, it's up to you and what works for your business.
The Upper Peninsula currently has over 3,700 job openings.
Here is the full list of positions, separated by county, from Michigan Works: https://drive.google.com/.../1WuUbOOnAPKh4DXMlvcX.../view...
LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT?
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!
Join the Houghton and Hancock
Business Association Meetings
Houghton - First Wednesday of the Month
Hancock - Second Tuesday of the Month
Upcoming Area Events
Flea market from 7 AM to 1 PM along the Old M-26 highway in South Range. The cost for participation is $30 dollars for 25 feet of space. You can register by calling Mike at 482-3563.  
There will be four parade cash prizes 1st,2nd,3rd, and Most Patriotic for decorated floats. 
SUNDAY, JULY 4TH
FIREWORKS AT DUSK!
Have you heard that Downtown Houghton has live music on Tuesday evenings? Downtown businesses are invited to sponsoring local musicians to play in front of their storefronts. Artists are featured throughout Shelden Ave. If interested in sponsoring a musician, please contact Susie at the City of Houghton.
Thursday Nights | Live Music | 7PM
Parking Deck across from The Vault Hotel

July 1 : The Bob Hiltunen Band
July 8: Chad Borgen & The Collective
July 15: Ani Mari & Co.
July 22: Uncle Floyd
July 29: Figure 4 Leglock 
U.P. SUMMER THEATER INSTITUTE
JULY 5 - 9, 2021
GRADES 6-11
ROZSA CENTER
 Saturday July 17, 2021
 7:00AM EDT
The Canal Run features a half marathon, five-mile walk, five-mile run, 10-mile walk and its signature event, a 10-mile run.
For more information: www.canal.run
Register today at: www.canal.run
PLEASE CHECK OUR
COMMUNITY CALENDAR!
Keweenaw Cash
The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer Keweenaw Cash: a gift certificate program that can be used at more than 300 Chamber member businesses. Since its launch, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce has issued over $341,000 worth of Keweenaw Cash. That money goes right back into local businesses!

Keweenaw Cash can be purchased in any denomination, allowing the recipient more flexibility and enabling them to use the certificates at numerous businesses.

In addition to making great gifts, businesses can purchase Keweenaw Cash as bonuses, prizes, at fundraising events, as employee incentives or awards, retirement gifts, to mark a milestone, or as part of a welcome package for new hires.

Certificates come with an envelope and a list of all the participating businesses.
Please note we require at least a 24 hour notice when placing orders. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen certificates.

If you are a business and would be interested in being able to redeem Keweenaw Cash, please look into a becoming a member with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.

For additional information about Keweenaw Cash, to purchase certificates, or how you can accept Keweenaw Cash, call 906-482-5240 or email info@keweenaw.org
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Board of Directors
Mary Myers, President
Account Executive
WLUC TV6 & FoxUP

Jan Cole - Vice President
Managing Partner
Edochi, LLC

James Desrochers - Treasurer
Director of Advancement
Michigan Technological University

Angela Luskin, Secretary
Health and Fitness Manager
UP Health System-Portage

Morgan Impola
Regional Engineer
UPPCO

Todd Gast
Marketing Manager
Keweenaw Co-op

Penny Milkey
Owner
Northern Specialty Health
Shannon Vairo
Assistant to Dean of Students
Michigan Technological University

Betsy Smith
Owner
Baby E's BBQ

Jill Passanisi
Owner
Nitro Consulting

Mariah Summers
Events Manager
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Haley Bussell
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Finlandia University

Mary Sears, KEDA Representative
Brad Barnett, CVB Representative
Your Lansing Contacts
Do you have questions, comments, or concerns? Contact your legislators! 
 
Governor 
 
U.S. Senators
 
U.S. Representative
 
State Senate District: 38
 
House of Representative District: 110 
Our roots run deep in the Keweenaw
Upper Peninsula Power Company was created in 1947 through a merger of three utilities. One of them, the Houghton County Electric Light Company, earlier acquired the interests of Peninsula Electric Light and Power, which began operating in the Keweenaw in 1884 – just five years after Edison invented the light bulb.
From the Edison bulb to high-tech electronics of today, you might say UPPCO has been providing “U.P. Power” for more than 130 years. 
Customer Service
(800-562-7680)
24-Hour Electric Emergencies/Outages
1-800-562-7809
Outage Updates
@uppco
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Renewable Hydroelectric Generation
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Learn more at
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce
902 College Ave, Houghton, MI 49931