The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance released its 2020 Annual Report to its member organizations today, offering a summary of the coalition’s accomplishments. The Alliance represents 16 chambers and economic development organizations and over 7,000 member businesses from all across northern Michigan. “During one of the most challenging years in recent memory, the true value of our advocacy organization came into clearer focus,” said Stacie Bytwork, the chairperson of the Alliance and president and CEO of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce. “Advocacy is one of the most important services our member organizations provide, and together, the Alliance serves as the voice of northern Michigan business.”
The organization’s annual report recaps their COVID-19 and reopening advocacy in addition to efforts to adopt a new policy platform. “We’re going into 2021 with renewed attention to promote policies that support the growth and sustainability of the northern
Michigan business community,” said Sarah Hagen, vice-chairperson of the Alliance and president of the Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our organization is eager to continue building on our efforts for the benefit of our entire region”.