About the Chamber

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce has averaged 100 members over the last several years. Our membership consists of local and regional for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, local governments, and interested individuals. We are registered with the state of Michigan as a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization, and operate under approved by-laws with the totally volunteer participation of the elected officers, board of trustees and membership.

The Chamber has no paid staff and operates on a budget. Our officers and board members perform Chamber work from their home or business locations. We have our  membership meetings at 12:00 noon on the second Monday of every other month at the Kingsley-Jenter House, 302 E. Main St. Lunch is provided for a $5 donation.

The Chamber of Commerce yearly events include the Business Expo, Golf Outing with CRC, Halloween Caramel Apple Event, Christmas in the Village / Holiday Home Tour and this year will expand to include a Spring Job Fair and participation in Manchester Thursday Nights. The Chamber is also responsible for the annual Community Update Book and the annual Manchester Brochure.

Annual dues are $100.

 


 

Our Mission

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce serves to promote and stimulate the commercial vitality of its members, who consist of local businesses, service organizations and individual located in or near Manchester. Our goals are:

  • To sponsor and host business and social activities which educate the public on members’ products and services
  • To increase traffic and commerce in Manchester
  • To inform members on best business practices and educational tools available, and
  • To speak as a unified voice concerning matters affecting our members.

 

Membership Benefits

  • Promotion of your business or organization in Chamber publications, news releases, and sponsored events; a listing in our online directory, Facebook promotions for events and sales.
  • The collective power of the Chamber’s voice representing your interests in community affairs.
  • The community of networking and sharing information with other chamber members at general meetings with informative programs, at community events, and via the Washtenaw Council of Chambers with other local communities.
  • Unlimited use of the Chamber’s U.S. Post Office Bulk Mailing Permit
  • Promotion via the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau web site and publications.
  • Receipt of a membership window cling with QR code directing individuals to the Chamber website.
  • Opportunities for attendance at small business classes and seminars on pertinent business best practices
  • Membership access to Health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield.

My Chamber Advantage