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  • August 2014 Newsletter
  • August 1, 2014
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    We invite you to browse through the July 2014 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to info@keweenaw.org

     

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  • July 2014 Newsletter
  • July 1, 2014
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    July 2014 Newsletter

    We invite you to browse through the July 2014 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to info@keweenaw.org

     

     

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  • June 2014 Newsletter
  • June 18, 2014
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    We invite you to browse through the June 2014 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to info@keweenaw.org




  • Business After Hours: WLUC TV6 - June 10th, 2014
  • June 4, 2014
  • WLUC TV6, FoxUP, and UpperMichigansSource.com will be hosting a Business After Hours on Tuesday, June 10th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Continental Fire Company.  Food and cash bar will be available.

    Come and meet WLUC News Personalities and win lots of great door prizes including a $2,500 gift certificate for advertising and a big screen TV.




  • Keweenaw Chamber to Participate in the new Clean Energy Information Hub
  • June 4, 2014
  • Keweenaw Chamber to Participate in the new Clean Energy Information Hub

    Keweenaw Chamber to help local businesses navigate the clean energy space. Will helpHoughton and Keweenaw County businesses with clean energy information and opportunities to save money and grow the economy.

    HOUGHTON, MI – TheKeweenaw Chamber of Commerce is on the path to become a clean energy leader.  The chamber signed on to participate in the new clean energy network and information hub called Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE). CICE was founded by local chamber executives to help local chambers and member companies navigate the clean energy space, spur business innovation, and accelerate business competitiveness through clean energy.

    “We believe that clean energy is an economic development tool” said Glen Tolksdorf, President of Chamber. “We share a commitment to creating jobs and removing roadblocks to economic recovery, all while promoting the unique resources that exist here in the Keweenaw.”

    Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy is working with a network of local chambers of commerce from across the nation, representing tens of thousands of businesses of every size, from every industry. CICE provides chambers with dozens of Clean Energy Best Practices they can replicate to help their members save money, attract investment, and increase competitiveness. CICE also connects chambers with leading energy experts to answer questions on financing, policy developments, and new technologies.

    “We’re thrilled to be a part of this clean energy network  with other like-minded chambers of commerce.  We’d like to help our local companies save money and become more competitive” said Glen Tolksdorf. “Together, we can help build the clean energy economy by helping our member businesses become more energy efficient, supporting incentives for local clean energy projects, and building a market for the clean technology products that could be developed, manufactured, utilized, or distributed right here in our region.”

    Through Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, the Keweenaw Chamber will provide valuable information, tools, and best practices for member businesses to save money and pursue local, state, and national clean energy incentives.

    For more information about the Keweenaw Chamber, go to www.keweenaw.org. For more information about the Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, go to www.chambersforinnovation.org.




  • Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Issue 21, April 2014
  • June 4, 2014
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    We invite you to browse through the April 2014 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to info@keweenaw.org




  • Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Issue 15, September 2013
  • September 11, 2013
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    We invite you to browse through the August 2013 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    Inside this issue you will find information on upcoming Chamber events, Eggs & Issues and our 15th Annual Golf Outing, as well as recent business news and events from Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Eagle Harbor Township and Goveror Rick Snyder, the MTEC Smartzone and more.

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to our Marketing Assistant, Elizabeth Means, at elizabeth@keweenaw.org.




  • Eggs & Issues: Health Care Reform
  • August 23, 2013
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    Does It All Mean?

    Guest Speaker: George Kinnane of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    When: Thursday, September 26th, 2013, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
    Where: Superior Room, Ramada Inn, 99 Navy St, Hancock, MI 49930
    RSVP: 906.482.5240 or info@keweenaw.org
    Chamber Members: Free, Non-Members: $10.00

    Please join us Thursday, September 26th, 2013 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, with special guest speaker George Kinnane, of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, in this Part Two of our series on Health Care Reform.

    George has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 13 years. He is a Process Improvement Senior Analyst for West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. George is based out of the Grand Rapids office, however spends much of his time in the U.P.  His primary responsibilities include: U.P. Professional Provider Reimbursement, U.P. Sales and Service Support, and Health Care Reform education.

    Topics of this seminar include:
    Is my organization required to provide health insurance coverage to its employees in 2014?

    “Pay or Play” – what does that mean?

    Employer and individual penalties, taxes, and fees.

    What are “Marketplaces” and is there a benefit to purchasing health insurance coverage through them?

    How do individual and small business tax credits and subsidies work?

    What are the demographics of the insured population going to look like in the future?

    Do you have unanswered questions? Join us for breakfast and bring your questions along! Please RSVP at 906.482.5240 or by email at info@keweenaw.org.




  • Public Notice - Construction Project At Old Portage Station
  • August 20, 2013
  • The U. S. Coast Guard, Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, is announcing the availability of the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis and the Removal Action Work Plan on the proposed soil removal action at the U.S. Coast Guard Old Station Portage located in Houghton County, Houghton, Michigan.

    For additional information on this proposed action, please view a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard Old Station Portage Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis and the Removal Action Work Plan posted at the below listed locations from August 20, 2013 through September 20, 2013:

    Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce
    902 College Avenue
    Houghton, Michigan 49931
    Phone: 906-482-5240
    www.keweenaw.org

    Portage Lake District Library
    58 Huron Street
    Houghton, Michigan 49931
    Phone: 906-482-4570

     

    Interested parties should provide written comments on this proposed action no later than September 20, 2013 to:

    United States Coast Guard
    Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland
    1240 East Ninth Street, Rm. 2179
    Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2060
    Attn: Mr. Gregory Carpenter, Chief of Environmental Compliance

    If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Carpenter at (216) 902-6219.

    *** Please note, only the report text, tables and figures are available on the Chamber of Commerce website. For a complete version of the documents, including all attachments, please visit the Portage Lake District Library.

    A copy of this Public Notice can be found here.




  • Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Issue 14, August 2013
  • August 1, 2013
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    We invite you to browse through the August 2013 issue of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter!

    Inside this issue you will find information on upcoming Chamber events, Eggs & Issues and our 15th Annual Golf Outing, as well as recent business news and events from WLUC TV-6, Eagle Harbor Township and Goveror Rick Snyder, the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center and more.

    Don’t forget to check out the approaching community events hosted by Aspirus Keweenaw and the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Michigan Technological University in addition to the business events listed on the Keweenaw Peninsula Events Calendar.

    If you have any comments, questions, or would like your news/event included in our next publication, feel free to send an email to our Marketing Assistant, Elizabeth Means, at elizabeth@keweenaw.org.