About Us

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.

Chamber Structure

 

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



Meetings

Our Chamber Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month at Fabiano's 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 Wagon Wheel American Grill.  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.

Portland Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 303

Portland, Michigan  48875

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2017 Events

Parade & Fireworks

Monday, July 3, Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4th, Parade

at 10:00 am

Movie Night
Saturday, September 

Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 9

Business After Hours

Annual Awards Dinner

Monday, January 

Golf Scramble

Friday, June 8

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