We are located in Portland Michigan
Our Purpose and Mission
The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of Portland and surrounding areas so that its citizens and all of its Chamber Business Member community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interest of the area.
Any person, association, corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other business entity or organization having interest in the objectives of the organization shall be eligible to apply for membership. The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, age physical disability or sexual orientation.
All local businesses are eligible to become Chamber members.
There are many benefits and reasons for joining the Chamber. A Chamber membership indicates that business owners take great pride in their business, and that they are part of an organization that plays a key role in the community. Proudly displaying membership plaques in their business, our logo on their website and on promotional marketing pieces indicates to consumers that they belong to an organization that conveys strength, value and trust.
Consumers search out Chambers for valuable resources and trustworthy information. The consumer views the Chamber as leader in the community. Being a member of a Chamber organization allows your business to succeed and show positive results.
Chamber Member Benefits and Services
- Develop business contacts
- Demonstrate a commitment to the local economy
- Make a positive impact on the business community
- Network with other business owners
- Conveys you have a good business strategy and use good business practices
- Consumers believe that businesses that are involved in the community care about their customers and that the company is reputable
- Shows your company is trustworthy, connected to the community, listens to its customers, is successful and a leader in the business community
- Member to Member discounts
- Referrals from consumers to member businesses
- Website listings
Our Chamber Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month at Looking Grand Cafe' and we start at 8:00 a.m. We encourage all
Member Business Owners and Managers to participate.
We have Legislative Luncheons every 2nd Monday of each month at New China Buffet. These meetings start at noon with Local and State Representatives keeping us up to date with City, State and Federal issues. The public is welcome to join in this gathering.
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2013 Schedule of Events
Thursday, January 10
Saturday, February 23
Saturday, March 30
Friday, May 10
Thursday, June 6
Saturday, June 15
Thursday, July 4
Saturday, December 14
We meet every second Monday of each month!
We meet at New China Buffet and begin at noon!
Board of Directors Meetings
Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday starting at 8am
During the months of January, March, May, July, September and November they are held at Cheeky Monkey
During the months of February, April, June, August,
October and December they are held at Looking Grand Cafe'
Each year brings in 3 new Board Members because of expired terms. Maybe you would like to join the
Beginning in August of each year Chamber Membership is discounted 50% (except Non-Pofit & Individual Memberships) and that discount
will continue until the end of the year. All memberships begin on January 1st and end on December 31st each year.