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The Keweenaw Chamber is searching for an Executive Director. Please follow this link for more details and information on how to submit your resume.
Annual Keweenaw Spark Plug Awards
The Winners are…
Growth … MTEC SmartZone Smart Class, Quality … Calumet Electronics, Innovation … GS Engineering, Teamwork … Pettibone, Transformation … Jim Bogan and the Portage Health Board of Directors, Community Development … John Haeussler, Project of the Year … FinnFest USA 2013, Young Professional of the Year … Jessica Brassard!
Congratulation to all!
The nominees were…
Dematic, Roy’s Bakery, DA Glass, MTEC SmartZone SmartStart Class, Northern Michigan Land Brokers, Anderson Welding, Keweenaw Brewing Company, Calumet Electronics, Osmose, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital – Staff, Calumet Machine, Superior Equipment and Events, The Muffler Shop, Plowe Funeral Home, Pettibone, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Jackson Life, G&J Site Solutions, Glen Similua, Portage Health, Rhythm, Jessica Brassard, Aspirus Houghton Clinic, Green Forces – Glen Similua Board Chair, Julie Melchori, Jim Bogan and Portage Health Board of Directors, Greenforces, John S. Haeussler, The Marketing Department, Copper Harbor Improvement Association, Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region, River Valley Bank, Melissa Maki and Laurel Maki, George Eakin, John Dee, Scott MacInnes, Dan Kauppi, Phil Musser, Steve Williams, Jim Baker, FinnFest 2013, Karyn Olsson, Bill Musselman, Trish and Roy Nahri, Brian Donnelly, Jonathan Julien, Scott Niska, Jenn Jenich, Josh Stein, Kristina Coon, Jessica Bessner, and Jonathan Hopper!
Through research, community collaboration and a dynamic planning process, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce has created a vision to be the community resource for small business, with a strong focus on support, attraction and development.
We listened to the business community, community leaders and our membership to develop our new brand and in three focused service-areas which all essentially provide information, referrals and networking.
SUPPORT: The Chamber SUPPORTS businesses by providing information and referring inquiries to our partners like KEDA, SBTSC, MTEC SmartZone, Entrepreneur Support Center, Jutila Business Incubator or whichever organization is best to assist that business. In addition we are working toward building a business calendar.
ATTRACTION: The Chamber also provides information and referrals to people wanting to visit or relocate here. If someone wants to inquire about tourism, we send them directly to the Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau. And whether someone is relocating a business or family here, we will continue to send them to the appropriate community resource(s) that will meet their need(s).
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: The Chamber is going to continue growing networking and visibility opportunities for small business. We will continue to provide ribbon cuttings, promotion, Eggs and Issues, golf outings, promotion and a monthly newsletter.
Over the next year, members and the business community can look forward to many new, exciting networking and promotional opportunities such as InBusiness Magazine, marketing and customer service clinics, and a fantastic, fresh line-up and format for Eggs and Issues. Of course, we’ll still be golfing – so please join us and hundreds of other folks who come out to golf and have fun at spring and fall golf outings. Find a complete list of events on our new event calendar. Check back often for updated event information, and please send us your events to include!
We thank the entire community for your support and patience while we work to improve services that will enhance the Keweenaw as a special place to live, work and play.