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 . . .
2017 PACC Annual
Business Awards
Citizen of the Year:
John Novara
Business of the Year:
The Gerald Brown Lifetime Business Achievement Award:
Mike Lehman
Special Recognition and Thank You:
Pastor Marilyn Danielson and Father Larry King

Pictured (left to right): Tom Antaya - Gerald Brown Lifetime Business Achievement Award Nominee, Kathy Ness - Outgoing Chamber President, Mike Lehman - Gerald Brown Lifetime Business Achievement Award Winner, Pastor Marilyn Danielson and Father Larry King - Special Recognition, John Novara - Citizen of the Year Award Winner, Margery Briggs - Citizen of the Year Nominee, Jamie and Tom St Amour (Chocolate Moose) - Business of the Year Nominee and Riccardo Biella (not pictured - Olivera's) - Business of the Year Winner.

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

Business Showcase

2017 Participants

Business Showcase

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Business Showcase

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Monday, Mar. 12, 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.

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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Remember to save gas by shopping locally. We have some really remarkable business owners in our city. The Chamber highly recommends that you view all of our Chamber Business Members and make sure they are the first on your list, as they are on ours!


Click here to see our Current Business Members list.

Portland Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 303

Portland, Michigan  48875

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2018 Events

Business After Hours:

March 22, 2018

4:30-6:30 p.m. 

VFW Post 4090

Portland Mi.


Independence Day Celebration:

July 3rd - Fireworks at dusk.

July 4th - Parade at 10:00 a.m.

Golf scramble:

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018


Fall Community Expo:

Partner with the Red Mill

Aug. 25, 2018



Breakfast With Santa:
Dec. 8, 2018


Annual Awards Dinner:

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019


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