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Issue #59 June 2017

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Events Renewing Members New Member Leadership Keweenaw Want to Save Money?

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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize the dedication of our renewed members!

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Apple Blossom Mercantile AmericInn Lodge & Suites Bay Ambulance Book Concern Printers CENTURY 21 North Country Agency Chassell Touwnship Credit Services, Inc. Copper Country Intermediate School District D & L Janitorial Services Darrell Guitar REALTOR Donald Bukema, Inc. Down Wind Sports Edward Jones Family Chiropractic Center Flowers by Sleeman Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory Care GS Engineering, Inc InSight EyeCare Keweenaw Petroleum Services Kirkish Furniture Hannula Agency, Inc. M&M Power Sports Magic Kiln Studio Magnuson/Franklin Square Inn McDonalds of Houghton MD Contracting, Inc. Midwest Loan Services, Inc. Miscowaubik Club Miners State Bank New Power Tour, Inc Neuvokas Corporation Northwoods Sporting Goods Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Inc. Peterlin Bros. Co. Pine Mountain Music Thank you forFestival support! your continued Continues on Page 6

Brian Donnelly, President Market Manager River Valley Bank, Houghton Jan Cole, Vice-President Managing Partner Edochi, LLC Matt Thyer, Treasurer Owner Up and Running Technology Solutions Karin Van Dyke, Secretary Vice President for University Relations Finlandia University Richard Leivdal Director Sales & Marketing Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory Marilyn Clark Chief Executive Officer MTEC SmartZone Beth Hoy Assistant Director, Business & Program Development Great Lakes Research Center Michigan Technological University Carrie Richards Dual Career Program Coordinator Michigan Technological University


Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce renewed members- continued!

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Ramada Waterfront Range Bank - Copper Country Remax Douglass Real Estate R.L. Kavorik, D.D.S. Rowe Oil Company, Inc. Rukkila, Negro & Associates, CPAs, PC Sherwin Williams Company

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Tadych’s Econo Foods The Bluffs of Arcadia The Daily Mining Gazette U.P. Oil Company Upper Peninsula Audiology Walmart

Thank you for your continued support! As always, we are continuing to strengthen the core programs of the Chamber of Commerce and have some great committees in place. I would like to encourage all of our Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce members to reach out to other businesses to join and support the areas business community. We welcome Chamber members to be actively engaged in recently identified volunteer opportunities. We would love to engage some retired business people in the community as well. The more involvement and engagement, the more exciting opportunities “Your Chamber” can provide. Please contact the Chamber office at 482-5240.

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U.S. Army and Army Reserve Recruiting Center

Bradly Harris 200 Pearl Street Houghton, MI 49931 906-482-4390 |

Joining online is easy… visit, fill out the form and submit payment. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber office at 906.482.5240.

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Founding Partners

Sponsors (If interested in sponsoring a month that is available, please call the Chamber office at 482.5240.) • • • • • • •

August 17, 2017: Retreat Day 1 infrastructure August 18, 2017: Retreat Day 2 • March 8, 2018: Enviroment & Stewaedship September 14, 2017: Natural Resources • April 12, 2018: Health Wellness & Community Service October 12, 2017: Government and Community • May 10, 2018: Closing Retreat & Graduation November 9, 2017: Human & Public Services December 14, 2017: Legal System Sponsorships available! January 11, 2018: Education & Workforce 1 for each session Development 2 additional for Graduation Day • Febuary 8, 2018: Economic Development &

Steering Committee Ruth Archer, Michigan Technological University Marilyn Clark, MTEC SmartZone Kathy Flagstadt, Michigan Rehabilitation Services Christopher Hatton, Finlandia University Mary Jane Hatton, Finlandia University

Dana Johnson, Michigan Technological University Cathy Luchessi–Gedda, Superior National Bank Robbyn Lucier, UP Health System – Portage Scott MacInnes, City of Houghton Kevin Manninen, Finlandia University

2016/2017 Participants Amanda McConnon, Michigan Technological University Angela Hoffman, Michigan Technological University Brennan Wade, GS Engineering Cassy Tefft de Munoz, Michigan Technological University Christopher Hatton, Individual Devin Leonarduzzi, MTEC SmartZone Don Bigelow, GS Engineering

Morgan Impola, UPPCO Robert Tarvis, Jr., Village of Calumet Ryan Clark, Individual Sally Osentoski, Michigan Works! Steven Walter, GS Engineering Tina Tesluk, UP Health System - Portage


Interested In Getting Involved? The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce works to attract, support and develop area businesses like yours. Participating in community events is a great way to network and create visibility for your company in the community.

For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar: Let us know if you have an upcoming event you want included on our calendar or in our next newsletter. We are looking for photos of people doing business in the Keweenaw, to use on our website and in our newsletters. If you have photos you’d like to share, send them to Please include information on who took the photo and where it was taken so we can give proper credit. Thanks!

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For more information on the benefits of Chamber membership, visit or call our office at 906.482.5240 to see how we can help your business launch, grow and achieve its full potential. Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce 902 College Avenue Houghton, MI 49931 p. 906.482.5240 f. 906.482.5241 e. Chamber

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Tip: Getting the Most of Your Chamber Membership! Have you ever checked with your insurance agent and said you were a Chamber Member? Incase you didn't know, you may be eligible for a discount which will more than pay for your Chamber Membership, all by just being a Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Member! A recent conversation with a chamber member highlighted benefits of how huge these discount benefits can be… a savings of $2500 for that one business. Call your insurance agent and check to see what your savings could be depending on your needs and services. Pass this on to potential new members, this could cover the cost of their membership… everyone should be a Chamber Member! A complete list of Chamber Member Insurance providers can be found here: Joining online is easy… visit, fill out the form and submit payment. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber office at 906.482.5240.

The Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce takes seriously the promotion of all our communities businesses, churches and civic organizations. Informing others of the finest things we have in our area, as well as, the goods and services available is an important part of each of our days and planned activities.

We are honored to be able to provide brochure space for each of our members and feel it is important to keep YOUR brochures, placed in the display racks in the Chamber lobby, and are important to many hundreds of visitors looking for attractions, services and products. Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Newsletter


Is your business interested in hosting a Business After Hours, Morning Brew, or having a ribbon cutting? Do you have an idea for a Lunch and Learn? Contact Trina at the Chamber 906.482.5240. Is there a business that you know of that should host a Ribbon Cutting or Business After Hours to celebrate a milestone? Send us their information and we would be happy to contact them! Chamber businesses have the opportunity to sign up for Business After Hours, Morning Brew, and Ribbon Cuttings to celebrate their grand opening, open house, or ground breaking. Along with Chamber Members, your staff members and support team, Chamber staff, Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber Ambassadors attend the event to help you celebrate! A photograph of your event will be seen by many through the Chamber newsletter, as well as the Chamber’s Facebook page and Twitter site.

We need the following for our newsletters: • • • • •

Photos Business News New Hires Open Positions Updates about your Business

If you have photos or stories you would like to share, please send them to Please include who took the photo, where it was taken, and who wrote the story, so we can give proper credit.

Thank you!

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The SBA Learning Center offers free online courses available to businesses and entrepreneurs. You can find a link to this resource through your Member Information Center (MIC) on the Chamber’s new website. The SBA offers courses such as; Introduction to Pricing, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Strategic Planning, Savings Plans for Small Businesses to name just a few. Check often as courses change and there is bound to be something there that will help you and your business continue to succeed.

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Contact the Chamber to learn more about the benefits of membership today! 482.5240

1. Log into the Member Information Center (MIC) 2. Familiarize Yourself with the MIC Dashboard 3. Visit and Edit your Company’s Profile 4. Edit Employee/Rep Information 5. Visit and Edit the Website Information Section a. Organization Information b. Add Social Links c. Add Description, Hours of Operation, Driving Directions d. Add Keywords 6. Put Your Pin on the Map

Did you notice any businesses who were not listed? We would appreciate your help in recruiting them as a member, to help grow the Chamber network and strengthen “Your Chamber”. We have some great articles from the business community and a directory of Chamber members. We hope you continue to do business with your fellow members and support the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. We continue to be the clearinghouse of business information and resources. We provide area information to locals and visitors concerning businesses and attractions. Last year, the InBusiness was distributed to Chamber members, which included our area lodging to put in rooms and lobbies, universities and area hospitals/clinics for their waiting rooms. If you have an expo, business seminar, workshop or other opportunity to utilize the InBusiness Magazine, please give the Chamber office a call. If you would like to have additional copies of the InBusiness Magazines at your business, please help by picking up your InBusiness magazines from the Chamber office. The InBusiness is always available online at on the homepage.

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Work on the 2017 Edition has begun! Do you have suggestions for an article? Do you have business or event photos from the area, please call the Daily Mining Gazette @ 906.482.1500!


More information on all of the following events can be found here.

Submit your events here‌

Hot Deals

Job Postings

Anyone can submit hot deals they are free for Chamber Members and a small fee for non members. Call the Chamber for a pricing list. 906.482.5240

All Chamber Members can submit for free a job opening through the Member Information Center which is found here:

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902 College Avenue Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 906.482.5240 Fax: 906.482.5241 Email: Business Hours Monday thru Friday 9 am to 5:00pm

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Visibility Opportunities

The MISSION of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is to improve the community and economic vitality of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The VISION of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is to create a sustainable, diverse, and vibrant economy that fosters excellent quality of life. The PHILOSOPHY of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce is such that we believe we can achieve our vision through effective leadership and collaboration with other organizations, business leaders, and community members while working with integrity towards the achievement of common goals through shared resources, skills, and ideas.

Looking for a way to get your advertising message out to a fresh new crowd? The Chamber newsletter has a printed circulation of more the 120 local businesses. We can accept print-ready ads or build an ad for you…just ask for details. Email advertising is also available and reaches 1,700 email addresses! Newsletter and email advertising gets proven results – let us help you grow your business today! The deadline is the 20th of the month for the next month’s newsletter. For example, December 20 is the deadline for an ad in the January newsletter. Call us with questions! Ad rates per issue: Full page ½ page ¼ page 1/8 page Email campaign

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