The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of Portland and surrounding area.

Provide promotion to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area. 



To learn more about buisness membership, check out the information below and see how you, too, can make a difference in the community.

And the winners are . . .
2016 PACC Annual Business Awards
Citizen of the Year Nominees:
Beverly Dudek and Lisa Balderson
Business of the Year Nominees:
Grand Hearing Center and HomeWorks Tri-County Electric
The Gerald Brown Lifetime Business Achievement Award Nominees:
Jack Griffin and Brian Wohlscheid
Special Recognition and Thank You:
State Representative Dr. Michael Callton
Lisa Balderson - Citizen of the Year, Jack Griffin - Gerald Brown Lifetime Business Achievement Award, and Mark Kappler, Tri-County Electric - Business of the Year
PACC President Kathy Ness, State Reps Julie Calley and Mike Callton

Monday, May 8, 2017

Wagon Wheel American Grill

7888 W. Grand River Ave.

Portland, MI 48875

12:00 noon

All welcome!


This is a great opportunity to visit with federal, state, and local leaders, ask questions and enjoy lunch with friends.

Business Spotlight -- The Chocolate Moose

116 E. Bridge Street, Portland, MI

The Chocolate Moose ice cream shop in downtown Portland is back open and better than ever.


Tom and Jamie Saintamour are the new owners and officially opened on August 13, 2016.  They are serving up decadent homemade ice cream, Panini sandwiches, bagels and coffee.  For those with a candy sweet tooth they have baskets of candies to tempt you too.

While many of the ice cream flavors the Chocolate Moose has always had are available, they have some new ones also.  With 36 different varieties, there is something for everyone.  Tom and Jamie are focusing on making sure the ingredients used in the ice cream are of highest quality.  They are also making sure there are plenty of the extras in the ice cream, be it chocolate chips, black cherries, nuts, or the like.  The Saintamour’s are using local providers as much as they can for all of their business needs.


The Saintamour’s are entrepreneurs at heart and have had other successful businesses in the Detroit area. Jamie has served in the Army and is a nurse.   Tom and Jamie grew up in New Boston.  Tom says they have known each other since junior high school and after life’s twists and turns, they married 9 years ago. Together they have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.  Cameron, 10 yr. old and Allison 7 yr.old, are helping out and think it is “great” that their family owns an ice cream shop.  You may know Tom and Jamie from The Old Skool Bus business they started 7 years ago when they moved to Portland.  Pastor Marilyn from the Congregational Church is Tom’s mom.


The Saintamour’s welcome everyone to come try out their ice cream (and any other tasty item on their menu). The Chocolate Moose is open 7 days a week, from 8am-9pm.  They are located at 116 E. Bridge St., Portland.


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