June 2018
Free Meeting Space
As part of your Chamber membership, you get FREE use of our meeting spaces. This past month, your Chamber hosted over 600 people for meetings. We have three meeting rooms you can use depending on the size of your meeting:

Small Conference Room - Seats 6
Board Room - Seats 15
Training Room - Seats 40

Schedule your meeting anytime between office hours. Contact Pati, your Chamber Front Desk Manager, to book your next meeting here!
Big News for Muskegon County!
Starting in October, you can have an "Early Out – Late In" flight through the Muskegon County Airport (MKG). Your Chamber has been advocating for this initiative for years!

This enables you to make earlier and more connections to destinations across the United States and around the world!

It also allows you to make same-day business trips. Plus, you have the added convenience of no commute by using your local airport.

This all starts October 4, 2018. United will depart MKG to Chicago daily at approximately 6:00 am and 2:30 pm. Flights will return to MKG from Chicago at approximately 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Prepping for Tourism
Your Chamber has been hard at work prepping for the busy tourism season!

  • New signage is located in the welcome lobby of our building to attract more visitors to our information center.
  • Your Chamber held a guide training to get our volunteers visitor ready. Guide training helps ensure our visitors are getting the best possible experience while in Muskegon.

Keep up the good work. Let's have an awesome summer!
FREE Guide to Grow Your Business
The Muskegon Lakeshore is FULL of resources to help you grow your business! One of those resources is BRT (Business Resource Team).

Your Chamber helped design this FREE comprehensive guide just for you!

This guide showcases the services available depending on your stage of growth.

Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 1500 Whitehall Rd, Suite C, Muskegon
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: The Deck
Topic: FREE community orientation and networking event for your area interns
Event Sponsor: Arconic
Transportation Sponsor: L3 Combat Propulsion System

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Deck
Topic: Recognizing 15 outstanding young professionals in the Muskegon Lakeshore region

Date: Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7
Time: Friday, 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am -6 pm
Location: Downtown Muskegon
Topic: Join Michigan's #1 rated Classic and Contemporary Craft Show!

Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: West Michigan Works!
Topic: Get the knowledge and resources to enhance your community as well as attract and retain talent

Date: Friday, August 24
Time: 7:30 AM & 1:30 PM tee times
Location: Stonegate Golf Club
Topic: 18 holes including raffle prizes, entry gifts, keg on the course, snacks, contest holes, lunch, and golfer award.
Tournament Sponsor: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS CAN BE MADE ONLINE. CLICK HERE
Applications are being accepted for the 2018 ATHENA on the Lakeshore.

An ATHENA Award Nominee:
  • Is an established leader and mentor who assists women in reaching their full potential. 
  • Demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.
  • Devotes time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Exhibits the spirit of regional collaboration.
  • Lives and/or works in North Ottawa or Muskegon County.
IMPORTANT: Get Customer Testimonials!
This week on The Chamber’s Quick Tip, we look at the power of capturing and sharing your customer testimonials.

Each Thursday, a new 2-3 minute video will be released.  Check back each week for the newest Chamber Quick Tip video.
Have you bought a Father's Day gift yet?

It's not too late! Buy Lakeshore Community Cash which can be used at over 70+ local businesses like Meijer, Auto Spa, The Meat Block and more!

Easy. Online. Shop Muskegon!
Hist-o-gram Stories: 2015
Your Chamber, in partnership with Visit Muskegon, reached out to the Great Lakes Cruise Industry in 2015, attracting the first cruise ship (The Pearl Mist) to the Port of Muskegon!

Your Chamber continues to be a huge advocate for recruiting and retaining cruise ships here in Muskegon County.

The arrival of several cruise ships have led to countless media exposure for the Muskegon Lakeshore and has put Muskegon on the map as a beautiful deep-water port!

Pearl Mist Cruise Lines have added the destination of Cuba to the winter schedule. For more information about the Pearl Mist, click here.

Check out our Facebook and Instagram page for our monthly Hist-o-gram Stories!
Member Benefit: Sue Carpenter
We really strive to give our members the best benefits possible. One huge benefit is your Chamber staff.

This month, we would like to highlight Sue Carpenter. Sue is the Membership Relationship Manager - also known as the Connection Connoisseur ! She is your go-to resource for all things membership. Most times, you will see her hitting the streets - literally - to meet with current and prospective members.

She is also available for relocation tours. If you have a potential employee considering a move or visit to the area, Sue can be your guide! 

Your Chamber is here to help you! So, please reach out to Sue as a resource for your business.  Click Here  to email Sue or give her a call at 231-722-3751.