Who We Are

Greetings from the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce,


My name is Kathy Ness, and I am again serving as the chamber president.  As you might guess, the Portland buzz of 2015 was the June tornado.  Even with all of the storm devastation, we were briefly down, but never out.  The business community is growing, our schools are solid and local churches look with enthusiasm as to what 2016 will bring.  


The Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed success with co-hosting Business After Hours with Portland Main Street.  We have celebrated a number of new businesses with our ribbon cutting ceremonies, and spotlighted chamber member businesses at local events and in social media.  


We have our vision set on additional activities such as an educational seminar for our local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs as well as advertising via a highway billboard.   We welcome businessmen and women, and any other civic-minded citizens to join us. 


This community shines bright with all its attributes (that being the people who care, lead, and lend a hand).  Yes, we are Portland Strong, but equally noted, we are Portland proud.


Kathy Ness, 2016 Chamber President



Board Members: Leo Madarang - Vice President, Sara Badgero - Treasurer, Fawn Morris - Secretary, Lori Adcock - Membership Chair, Tutt Gorman, Liz Miller, and Chopper Schrauben



PACC Board: Leo Madarang, Vice-President; Tutt Gorman; Kathy Ness, President; Sara Badgero, Treasurer -- Not pictured: Fawn Morris, Liz Miller, Chopper Schrauben, and Lori Adcock

Portland Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 303

Portland, Michigan  48875

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2017 Events

Business Showcase

at Red Mill Community Day - Aug. 26, 2017


Movie Night
Saturday, Sept. 16 

Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, Dec. 9

Business After Hours


Annual Awards Dinner

Monday, Jan. TBD 

Golf scramble

Friday, June TBD

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