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.


You are cordially invited to the

PACC Annual Dinner 

& Awards Presentation


Monday, January 22, 2018

~~ Wagon Wheel Oak Room~~ 

7888 E. Grand River Ave., Portland

Tickets: $25.00


Live Music and Social Hour 5:30 with dinner at 6:30 pm

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Awards to be presented:

Citizen of the Year

Business of the Year

Dr. Gerald Brown Life-long Business Achievement Award

Special Recognition:

Pastor Marilyn Danielson of First Congregational Church


Father Larry King of Portland St. Patrick Church

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Thank you for all of your submissions!





The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all that participated in this years Business Showcase. 

Business Showcase 2017   

2017 Participants

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Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

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.

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

Ribbon Cutting -- The Cree Mee

607 E. Grand River Ave., Portland, MI

Cree Mee Ice Cream Parlor


Ice cream is part of the family lineage for Josh and Jenny Cross.  In April of 2013, Josh and Jenny opened the Portland Party Store.  They are always searching for ways to “step-up” their business and had a family brainstorming session with their kids, trying to come up with an idea of how to best use the building adjacent to the party store.  Josh says the kids came up with the idea for ice cream and naming it after their great grandparent’s ice cream shop, The Cree Mee.  Marvin and Mary Thrasher owned the original Cree Mee from 1955-1981.  Josh and Jenny have strived to keep a traditional ice cream parlor feel, but give it a fresh look as well.  Helping to make the new Cree Mee come to life, the Crosses credit Reay Construction and Cross Cut Lumber. 


The Cree Mee is open 7 days per week, from 11a-10pm.   In the Portland Party Store fashion, the Crosses want to promote local providers.  The Cree Mee serves ice cream made from Michigan’s Mooville.


The City of Portland has been supportive and excited about the opening of the Cree Mee.  Folks from the community have shared with fondness their remembrances of the original Cree Mee and enjoy seeing some of the original memorabilia.


The Crosses invite you to stop in for a creamy sweet treat.  

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Portland Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 303

Portland, Michigan  48875

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2018 Events

Fall Community Expo

partner with the Red Mill

Sept. 25, 2018


Movie Night

Sept. 2018 TBD 

Breakfast With Santa
Dec. 8, 2018

Business After Hours


Annual Awards Dinner

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 

Golf scramble

Friday, June TBD

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