Greetings from the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce,
My name is Kathy Ness, and I am the 2015 president of the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is made up of a variety of business and community leaders who are energized to help promote good things for our businesses. Merriam-Webster's definition of community is "people with common interests, living in a particular area." As a business community, we have diverse commerce, but are dependant on our fellow businessmen and women to aid in making each of us successful.
A goal of the chamber is to promote comradery between area businesses so that we can individually and collectively be of assistance to one another. As the saying goes, a word-of-mouth referral is one of the best ways to spread positive information about your business. We will also be working on community events that can assist with advertising your business through sponsorship and networking opportunities.
Please see the calendar below for activities and meeting times. Your participation is encouraged. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you -- for your help in making Portland a unique, beautiful, and caring place to work and live!!
Kathy Ness, 2015 Chamber President
Some of our Events for 2015 include:
Board Members: Keith Treman - Vice President, Sara Badgero - Treasurer, Fawn Morris - Secretary, Lori Adcock - Membership Chair, Tutt Gorman, Liz Miller, Leo Madarang, and Chopper Schrauben
Thank you to Pastor Marilyn Danielson and Connie Keusch, who have stepped down this year. We appreciate their service to the chamber!
Welcome to new board members: Leo Madarang and Liz Miller!
**NEW** -- Member Classified Ads!
** 2014 Business of the Year Portland Party Store
** 2014 Citizen of the Year
** Dr. Gerald Brown Life-long Business Achievement Award
Milton Smith & Walt Sprague
Held on the second Monday of the month at the Wagon Wheel Oak Room at 12:00 noon. Come, bring a friend -- great opportunity to network and stay up on local news.
Held every third Wednesday of the month at the Looking Grand Cafe in downtown Portland, 8:00 am. All welcome.
349 N. Water St., Portland, MI (former Builder's Lumber property)
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