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East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce

100 Main Street, Suite B

P.O. Box 137

East Jordan, MI 49727

Phone: 231-536-7351

Email: info@ejchamber.org

 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“The mission of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance and support our membership, maintain partnerships with city, schools and organizations, promote our community’s natural and economic resources and act as an advocate for economic promotion and expansion”

  • Economic Development
  • Serve as “Community Hub” for clubs, organizations, etc. on event information
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau services on a full-time basis
  • Advertising/Promotion of area = $6,000
  • Work with existing and potential retailers
  • Organize Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses
  • Work with existing and potential manufacturers
  • Legislative relationships with state representatives, congress, senators
  • Work with existing and potential small businesses
  • Business related seminars, workshops
  • Sponsor “Meet the Candidates” forum; provide information on local issues and candidates. (Do not endorse candidates/issues, however, promote the voting privilege, encourage voter participation.)
  • Citizen of the Year, President’s Award, Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Publications (25,000 copies alone of the Business and Visitors Guide, updated yearly)
  • Networking opportunities via Business After Hours, Annual Meeting, Businesses, Special Committees, etc.
  • Maps
  • Leadership training
  • Special events
  • Press releases
  • Publish quarterly news magazine “News Capsule”
  • Website – www.ejchamber.org – Member Listing
  • Free link to Chamber member’s website
  • Maintain area statistics
  • Promote availability of Industrial Park
  • Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
  • Answer phone/mail specifically related to East Jordan Tourist Park, Marina, Elm Point especially during months of October-April
  • Via mail and phone, respond to all area information requests
    • Mail = $2,700
    • Phone = $2,500
  • Grant writing
  • Small Chamber Alliance Membership
  • Member & affiliation with the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Chamber Executive
  • Regular televised area promotion on PACE television station by Executive Director
  • Fall Color Tour map development, distribution and promotion
  • Hosted 3rd Annual (statewide) Nature-Based Tourism Conference
  • Maintain “Welcome Center” office, year round, full time, on a wage budget of $30,000
  • Reinvestment Program

For more information, contact the East Jordan Chamber at 231-536-7351 or email info@ejchamber.org.

Chamber Board of Directors meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:45pm, at the Charlevoix State Bank conference room.

All Chamber members are invited to attend. Anyone interested in being on the meeting agenda should contact the Executive Director Mary H. Faculak two weeks prior to the meeting.

Committee meetings are posted at the Chamber office. Call 231-536-7351 for more information.

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