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Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast

2022 Meeting Schedule

Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast, with the program running from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Bonfire Banquet Room | Houghton

January 12, 2022: Annual Meeting for Chamber and KEDA

February 9, 2022:  Scotia Wind, with Presenter Chris Moore, Vice President at Circle Power Renewable

March 9, 2022: Cruising the Keweenaw by KCVB

April 13, 2022: MDOT Update

May 11, 2022: CTE Scholarship with Kevin Store + Update from CCISD Superintendent James Rautiola


2021 Meetings

January 2021 : Virtual COVID Update

February 2021: Virtual KEDA Annual Report

March 2021: Virtual UP Michigan Works!

April 2021: Virtual Houghton - Keweenaw Trails System

May 2021: Virtual Scholarship Presentation, UPDATE from City Managers & MDOT

September 2021: Summer Tourism Recap

October 2021: Perkins V move to Industry Certifications, Funding and State CTE Overview by Dr. Brian L. Pyles, State Director for the Michigan Department of Education - Office of Career and Technical Education (MDE-OCTE)

November 2021: Housing supply and demand, issues and constraints, views on the local markets and trends, COVID and the housing markets, and the impact of vacation rentals.

December 2021: Virtual Holiday Hoopla




Since at least 1999 the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) has hosted the KEDA member breakfast meeting the second Wednesday of the month. This program featured speakers and panels addressing topics and information relevant to the community and economic development of the Keweenaw region. As part of the original planning that led to KEDA’s office co-locating to the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce in July of 2017, the two boards recently approved a co-branding plan that will result in the monthly breakfast, now branded as the Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast, being managed by the Chamber of Commerce with oversight from a joint KEDA – Chamber committee.

“The goal of the Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast is to deliver timely and relevant information about the community, economic and business development in the Keweenaw Peninsula,” says Mary Myers, Chamber Board President.  With the co-branded breakfast series, the Chamber is excited to bring its members together with KEDA for a unique opportunity to stay informed on the issues and information necessary to improve our community as well as a larger monthly networking event.

“By KEDA joining efforts with the Chamber we have been able to secure the administrative support we needed that allows us to put our time and energy into more direct economic development work,” said Jeff Ratcliffe, KEDA’s Executive Director. “The co-branding of our monthly breakfast meeting is another step in our effort to keep our focus and utilize the talents and resources of partner organizations that benefits everyone.”

The focus of the breakfast will not change. The program will continue feature speakers and panels on topics and information relevant to our community’s development and will continue to be held the second Wednesday of the month from September through June, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Sponsors will continue to be welcome.

The Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast announcements will be communicated by email to both KEDA and Chamber members. To learn more please contact the Chamber at