Connection & Communication

Representing the Manistee Area Chamber, our President & CEO Stacie Bytwork and Director of Economic Development Marc Miller attended the Michigan Small Town & Rural Development Conference at Crystal Mountain from June 6 – 8, 2023.

Hosted by the Rural Partners of Michigan, the conference focused on housing in rural communities and small towns, addressing broadband connectivity, renewable energy, and more.

Thank you for your support. We are making positive, incremental change happen in the area!

For more information on legislative advocacy or to support our economic development efforts, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (231) 723-2575 or via email.

In this issue:

  • Small Town Rural Development Conference
  • New Members/Investors
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
  • LifeVest Loaner Station photos
  • Upcoming Events & Reminders
  • Member/Investor Updates
  • Manistee National Forest Festival

New Members/Investors

We encourage you to read and get to know a bit about your fellow Chamber Investors!

Z's Cart Rentals - Are you looking for the perfect golf cart to rent? Look no further than Z’s Cart Rentals! With our affordable prices, easy booking process, and hassle-free experience, you can get a golf cart that’s sanitized and clean in no time. Plus, you can enjoy our stunning City in a fun way without breaking the bank. So don’t wait any longer, get your wheels today and hit the road!

Lakeside Club of Manistee County - Women who volunteer their time and talents to create fabulous and fun fundraisers to support non-profits services. Giving away over $16,000 in the last 12 months, the club takes pride in our community and is committed to the quality of life that Manistee County offers its residents and businesses.

Ryan Buzelli - Realtor Coldwell Banker Professionals ALM - As a Michigan licensed Realtor, Ryan offers buying and selling services, and is also a Resorts & Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS). If you or someone you know is looking to move or sell, reach out today!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Congratulations!

Manistee Area Leadership Program: Class of 2022/2023

Grand Opening of the class' Community Service Project:

SEVEN Life Vest Loaner Stations at beaches county-wide

More Photos from the Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to all our generous sponsors of this project, including Ludington Beverage Co., West Coast Construction Services, Fab Lite Inc., Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital & Trauma Program, Wexford-Missaukee-Manistee Great Start Collaborative, Zupin Crane, Land + Sea, American Legion, Blarney Castle Oil & Propane, Edward Jones - Jeff Reau, Filer Credit Union, Filer Mill Community Club, Lakeshore Financial Group, Spicer Group, Swidorski Bros. Excavating, Boehm Family Chiropractic, Boyer Agency, Brian and Hilary McKie, Jermaine Sullivan Realtor, Smith and Eddy Insurance, Snyder's Shoes, and West Shore Community College

Coming soon...

July 30: Forest Festival Golf Outing presented by Little River Casino Resort Click the image below to register!

July 28 - July 30: First Responders Nature Retreat

Location: Udell Rollways - Manistee National Forest

Register: Click here.

De-stress and decompress during this retreat specifically designed for First Responders and their families.

Brought by the Dublin Heights Sports Club in partnership with the Northwest Michigan Peer Network, Manistee Huron National Forest Service, and many more.

July 10 - August 18:

Applications will be open for the Manistee Area Leadership Program Class of 2023/2024

Click here for more information.

Member/Investor Updates

Essential Real Estate - Customer appreciation luncheon, celebrating 3 years! Held on June 30th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 428 1st Street in Manistee. Congratulations!

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital -

Water Safety for Your Northern MI Visit 

You’ve waited all year to dive into that refreshing, blue water. Before you do, review important safety reminders to keep your family safe during your visit.

Water Safety for Kids this Summer

Hopping on a boat or plunging into a nearby lake to bask in the glory of summertime is merited after the long winter season, but a spur-of-the-moment decision can turn dangerous – and even deadly – quickly. Take a moment to review important information to keep your family safe during your visit.  

Water-Safety 101: Lifesaving Tips (

To have your business update featured in the Chamber of Commerce Newsletter or on social media, please email with the subject line "Member/Investor Updates."

Manistee National Forest Festival

Visit us online for the full EVENT SCHEDULE

Community Transformers

These businesses go above and beyond to invest in the Chamber programs & events,

ultimately benefiting our community. Thank you!

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