• Chamber's Major Partners

    The following local companies have been instrumental partners in promoting the Chamber’s mission to support, attract, and develop businesses within the Keweenaw!

  • Superior Partners Superior Partners

    City of Houghton - Houghton is one of the best 100 places to live, according to "The 100 Best Small Towns In America," by Norman Crampton. Situated on the hills bordering the beautiful Portage Waterway, Houghton offers a bounty of recreational opportunities all year long. Our renowned waterfront provides adventure and relaxation for a multitude of interests and is supplemented by various neighborhood parks and trails.


    Michigan Technological University - Michigan Tech has gained worldwide recognition for innovative education and scholarship. As a leading public research university, Michigan Tech faculty explore the boundaries of knowledge, develop new technologies, and prepare students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical, and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences—all with a reputation for extraordinary hands-on learning. Michigan Tech’s 7,000 students—and everyone—can enjoy a 600-acre forest and trail system on campus and nearby ski hill and golf course. The Student Development Complex allows for myriad exercise opportunities and presents NCAA Division I and II sporting events. The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts schedules world-class entertainment for all.


    UP Health System - Portage - The mission of Portage Health is to improve the health of our community by providing high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare services. Our vision is to be the quality leader is transforming healthcare while upholding our ideals of accountability, communication, excellence, innovation, respect, and teamwork.


    Upper Peninsula Power Company - At UPPCO, our actions are guided by a vision for our company, a mission centered on our customers, values we share with our local communities, and clear expectations for the way we work and treat one another.



    Walmart - From our humble beginnings as a small discount retailer in Rogers, Ark., Walmart has opened thousands of stores in the U.S. and expanded internationally. Through innovation, we’re creating a seamless experience to let customers shop anytime and anywhere online, through mobile devices and in stores. We are creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the globe. Walmart operates nearly 11,000 retail units under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. We employ 2.2 million associates around the world 1.3 million in the U.S. alone.


  • Leadership Partners Leadership Partners

    Aspirus Keweenaw  - Aspirus Keweenaw is a leader in health care excellence in the Upper Peninsula. Today, the Aspirus Keweenaw system spans seven locations – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, three clinic locations in Laurium, Houghton and Lake Linden, two outpatient therapy clinics, and FastCare at Shopko in Houghton. With access in and around the Keweenaw, Aspirus is focused on helping the community live happier, healthier lives. Key areas of specialty health care include: Women’s Health, Oncology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Outpatient Therapy, General Surgery, Emergency Care and Diabetes. Aspirus Keweenaw’s medical staff is supported by on-site, state-of-the-art technology to help identify, diagnose and treat a variety of health conditions. Aspirus Keweenaw is an active community partner, sponsoring several events throughout the year. Among the organization’s most recognized events include the Copperman Triathlon in Copper Harbor and the Great Deer Chase mountain bike race in Calumet.


    Daily Mining Gazette - Local news. The Daily Mining Gazette, the source for news, sports, weather and feture stories both in print and online. Covering Houghton and the Northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan including Keweenaw and Ontonagon. *Breaking News Alerts *Local News *Local Sports *Polls *Full Article Search *Local Garage Sales and Directions. 



    Finlandia University - Since 1896, the Finlandia University campus community has been committed to improving the lives of its students and the lives of the people in its community—locally, regionally, and even internationally. Finlandia University (formerly Suomi College) is the only private university in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and one of 26 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It is the only university in North America founded by Finnish immigrants. Located in Hancock, Finlandia is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. Bachelor and associate degrees are earned by students in two schools and two colleges serving the disciplines of art and design, business, liberal studies, and health sciences. The university is a member of NCAA Division III.


    River Valley Bank - Since its beginning in 1967 with one location in Rothschild, WI, River Valley Bank has grown to 18 locations in North and Central Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. River Valley Bank is a family owned financial services company dedicated to effectively satisfying our customers’ needs. Our commitment is to deliver flexible products through exceptional customer service from a team of highly qualified, motivated professionals of the highest integrity.


    Superior National Bank and Trust - Seeking start-up funding for a small business, capital for your corporation, or to build your home, see us to discuss your plan.  Need more traditional products such as ATM cards, debit cards, checking, savings, Certificates of Deposit, an IRA, or a recreational vehicle loan, we are here.  Does your lifestyle require 24/7 access to your accounts, sign-up for online services.  Looking to invest today for your retirement future, see our financial service professionals.  Allow us the privilege of providing services that meet your individual needs.  In our banking offices, online, or over a cup of coffee…..we are your hometown bank.


  • Developing Partners Developing Partners

    City of Hancock -  Compudyne was founded in 1988 with the belief that quality equipment and first-rate technical support are the keys to developing long-term mutually beneficial relationships. Since that time, we have grown from a local computer reseller offering break/fix services to a regional systems integrator providing a full complement of repair, maintenance, support and network management services.


    Compudyne -  Compudyne was founded in 1988 with the belief that quality equipment and first-rate technical support are the keys to developing long-term mutually beneficial relationships. Since that time, we have grown from a local computer reseller offering break/fix services to a regional systems integrator providing a full complement of repair, maintenance, support and network management services.


    Gardenview Assisted Living Center - Gardenview is a state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care provider located in Calumet, MI. You'll love how our friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to meet new friends and fill your day with a number of fun and engaging activities. Our Senior Living in Calumet, MI, offers the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality personalized to meet the individual needs of residents.


    Koppers - Koppers is an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Koppers serves its customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network, with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China, and Europe. 


    Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union - MTEFCU was chartered in 1952 and has been providing our members with quality financial services for over 60 yrs. Membership in our credit union is not limited to Michigan Tech Employees. Anyone who lives, attends school, worships, works, or does business in Houghton County or Baraga Township may be eligible to join. Credit unions are unique institutions that provide various financial services including share savings, loans, and share draft checking. What makes us different? We are owned and governed by our members – people like you! 


    Northern Hardwoods - Northern Hardwoods is located in the "glacial" Upper Peninsula region of Michigan and is the reference in the USA for "paper white" Hard Maple. Available in 4/4 through 8/4 and 100% surfaced on two sides; the offering from Northern Hardwoods is tailored to those special architectural projects and industrial applications where only the best will do. The mill also specializes in "100% white Maple strips". 


    Pat's Foods - Ben and Joe Campioni who are fourth generation grocers in the Campioni Family, own and operate 6 grocery stores in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan-“The U.P”.  Out of the six locations they also have expanded into offering hardware at two of their locations-Festival Foods in Houghton, MI and U-Save River Center in downtown Ontonagon, MI.  They pride themselves in great customer service and maintaining their hometown proud quality that represents itself as you walk into any of their locations.



    Portage Health Foundation - The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) was first established on November 19, 1990 with the purpose of supporting charitable and 

    philanthropic activities within the Portage Health Hospital system. The PHF provided a pathway for community support and donations to flow into the hospital and supported its many healthcare delivery offerings.
    Over the next twenty years the PHF supported several key capital purchase initiatives at Portage Health hospital, including contributions to the Dialysis unit, Oncology, Audiology, Community Health and Wellness, Cardiology, Diagnostics and Imaging, and Rehab services. These capital contributions strengthened the hospital system's ability to meet the health needs of the community.
    In December 2013, majority ownership of Portage Health hospital was acquired by LifePoint Hospitals. This change in ownership and the resulting joint venture partnership caused Portage Health to convert from a non-profit community-owned healthcare organization to a for-profit corporation. As such, the PHF was converted from a hospital foundation to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the purpose of supporting the charitable health needs of the community and surrounding four-county area -- Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw & Ontonagon counties.
    Proceeds resulting from the sale of Portage Health to LifePoint Hospitals were provided to the PHF for the purpose of reinvestment and charitable grants to benefit the health of the community. The asset base of the PHF has grown considerably and has been invested for the perpetual benefit of the community. A portion of the earnings each year are reinvested back into the community as the PHF strives to fulfill its mission.
    The Portage Health Foundation believes in the power of community partnership to meet the charitable needs of its citizens. Furthermore, it recognizes the important role that is played by individual donors, collaborators, and the people and organizations that provide services. It is through this collaboration that, together, we are able to overcome the challenges experienced in many facets of our community and make it a healthier place for everyone.


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