July 2017
Record Breaking Year!

Your chamber is proud to announce that our Lakeshore Art Festival had a record breaking year!  Many thanks to chamber member sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible!

The event is coordinated by Chamber Staff Member Carla Flanders.  Chamber staff worked hard on the marketing, logistics and so much more!

Thousands of visitors traveled to Muskegon for this award winning event.  To find out more about the success of the chamber’s Muskegon Lakeshore Art Festival, click here.

Chamber Members...Get Out Your Cameras!

Many of you know that your chamber is a “behind the scene” sponsor of the Watch Muskegon Campaign along with dozens of other local stakeholder organizations.  The latest project associated with the campaign is a photo contest!  The more great photos we have of Muskegon, the easier it is to promote the area as a great place to live, work and play!

During the month of July take a picture that captures your local experience and share it on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ThisIsMuskegon.   A panel of judges will select a winning photo with a grand prize of $1000 cash along with other great items donated by chamber members such as passes to local museums, festivals, restaurants and much more.

Send in a great photo of you, your business, your family, or your employees or customers enjoying all Muskegon has to offer!  A full description of the prize package with all the contest details is available here.

Meet Kristin Knop!

Please help us in welcoming, Kristin Knop, the newest addition to your chamber team. She is the Events Director and will overseeing all chamber and special events as well as member celebrations.

If Kristin looks familiar, you may have seen her at Visit Muskegon - the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau! She was formerly their Tourism Coordinator for the last 12 years working with the community to sell beautiful Muskegon County to visitors.

Kristin is very excited to join your Chamber team. Feel free to pop in the chamber office and say hello!

Member Benefit: Celebration Kits

Whether you're opening a new location, won an award, or celebrating a milestone, we can help you celebrate with a Celebration Kit!

One of the benefits of being a member of the chamber is that we can help you promote your business. Celebration Kits are available for purchase through the Chamber to 
maximize the promotion of your event.

For more information about celebration kits, click here. 
We only schedule a limited number of celebrations each month, so contact your chamber office at 231-722-3751 and get yours on the calendar today!

RESPECT Highlight

Play. Muskegon County is known for its natural assets, year-round recreation and multitude of events. Understanding and participating in the variety of opportunities we have for play in Muskegon can lead to new relationships, new business investment, workforce talent, and overall economic growth. Take time to experience all that Muskegon County has to offer and encourage those around you to do the same.

Wednesday, July 19
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Remarks at 6 PM
Location: 1595 Lakeshore Drive

Wednesday, July 19
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 PM
Location: 1304 W. Sherman Blvd.

Health West - Health, Wellness, and Recovery Event
Thursday, August 17
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Hackley Park, Downtown Muskegon

Mission for Area People
Thursday, October 5
Time TBA
Muskegon Country Club
2801 Lakeshore Dr.
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: West Michigan Works! Office
Topic: The STAR! Program provides you the tools to excel at customer interaction and enhance the overall experience for tourists, family, friends and fellow associates.
Brought to you by Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Works!

Date: August 15
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Moss Ridge Golf Club & Banquet Center
Topic: The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce and Moss Ridge Golf Club are planning a Wine Tasting Business After Hours - Networking Event! 

Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 7:30 AM & 1:30 PM Tee Times
Location: Lincoln Golf Club
Topic: Join us for a fun round of golf, lunch, contest holes and prizes, and entry gifts!
Tournament Sponsor: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Training Room
Topic: Get the most out of your Chamber membership!
Event Sponsor: Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network