The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. The Alliance was established based on the premise that many legislative issues impact Northern Michigan’s Upper and Northern Lower regions in similar ways.
Vision - Northern Michigan is a competitive and prosperous business environment.
Mission - To advocate for the needs and amplify the voice of northern Michigan businesses.
The Chamber Alliance is an effective statewide policy leader and aggressive advocate for business that enacts and defends rural-centric business policy. Manistee Area Chamber's Stacie Bytwork currently served as the past Chair of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance in 2020 and 2021.
The Alliance includes Partners Alpena Area Chamber, Benzie County Chamber of Commerce, Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce, Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, Traverse Connect, Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Superior Community Partnership
And Associate Partners Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Boyne Area Chamber, East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Recent Legislative Action:
May 18, 2020 - Alliance Chair speaks at Governor's press conference to re-open Northern Michigan Watch Here
May 14, 2020 - Alliance Sends Letter to Governor Whitmer Offering to Showcase Reopening Strategies in Northern Michigan Read full letter
April 6, 2020 - Manistee Chamber Advocates for Local Restaurants
June 23, 2022 - Alliance helped initiate a Bipartisan Childcare Package to expand "Access to Quality, Affordable Childcare for Families" Read full press release
July 1, 2022 - Alliance Advocates for the establishment of the Office of Rural Development (ORD) Read more