Growing Together

The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce promotes the general welfare and prosperity of the business community and all of the citizens who have made Baraga County, Michigan their home. We’re committed to promoting the vital interests of our stakeholders, with a special emphasis on the economic, commercial, civic, cultural, industrial and educational areas that matter most.

In 2022, our brand evolved to become Keweenaw Bay and Beyond as a means to better reflect the experience we deliver every day. Keweenaw Bay not only serves as a geographic reference point within our state, but also a state of mind. One that reminds us of the important role the Great Outdoors plays in everyday life here. Counties are defined by invisible borders, but Keweenaw Bay and  Beyond is defined by the unlimited opportunities that await those who venture here. It’s a place where bright sunrises set the stage for even brighter futures. Where success is measured by one’s growth, personal happiness and prosperity. So come to Keweenaw Bay and Beyond and get ready to experience the extraordinary.

Our Mission

Grow, enhance, and support a vibrant business climate through
leadership, professional development and community involvement.

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“We are proud to be part of this community because we are all in this together. We are a family owned store and attempt to make everyone who enters feel like family. Customers come here from all over to shop and access the latest  hunting and fishing information and we do our best to provide them with what they need. In the seven years we have owned Indian Country Sports all of our expectations have been exceeded. We truly feel blessed. Opportunities abound here in Baraga County.”  
— Tammy Engelhardt

Indian Country Sports
L’Anse

In The News

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Baraga County Rolls Out Property Fraud Alert

Wendy J. Goodreau, Baraga County Clerk/Register of Deeds, wants to inform residents of a new online subscription service that allows the public to have their name/property monitored within the Register of Deed’s office for possible fraudulent activity. Subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording activities within the…
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Baraga County Register of Deeds Implements New Recording Software

  New technology provides enhanced access, security and data integrity to public records. December 20, 2022 - The Baraga County Clerk/Register of Deed’s Office is excited to announce the implementation of new software: AVID, Laredo and Tapestry, into their office. Baraga County worked with their current vendor, Fidlar Technologies, to implement the new technology via…
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Chamber Information

Join the chamber

As a business we know you work hard, and networking is vital to your income. The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce would like to offer you a way to increase contacts and grow your business. Becoming a member not only give you discounts on insurance, radio advertising and marketing solutions, it also gives you free and discounted business training, referrals, and networking opportunities.

If you or your business or organization have an interest in promoting the welfare of Baraga County, please consider becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce, call 906-353-8808 or download the membership form below.

2022-2023 Membership Form

2022-2023 BCCC Membership Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Discount Through AccidentFund

Baraga County Chamber Member and Eagle Radio Advertising Match Offer

Membership Benefits

Membership with the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce allows local business owners, government officials and citizens to share in open discourse about how to better our community as a whole.

During the holiday season we announced our new fiscal year for Membership runs from July 1st to June 30th. We also enhanced the benefits of being a member to include

  • Different membership packages
  • Marketing service options
  • Access to our meeting space
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Discounts on insurance
  • … and much more

The most rewarding benefit of all is providing our community with the support it needs to become a vibrant Climate for businesses with a sustainable economy, as well being as a place where people want to live and play.

Check out the 2022-2023 BCCC Membership Benefits for a complete list of benefits and pricing.

Eagle Radio offers an advertising match for Chamber members.  Baraga County Chamber Member Match Offer

Workers’ Compensation through Accident Fund assistance is available to Chamber members.

Join today!  2022-2023 membership form

OpCom Committee Meeting Schedule

OpCom committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am in the Chamber Conference Room.  Meetings are open to all.

Wednesday January 4, 2023
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities

The support from our sponsors enables the Chamber to continue our mission which is to grow, enhance, and support a vibrant business climate through leadership, professional development, and community involvement. Please review the following brochure and join our efforts with your sponsorship commitment. 

We appreciate your consideration and extend our gratitude to all those who have
sponsored past Chamber events.

Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure PDF

Donation Policy

All donation requests made to the Chamber of Commerce will be presented in writing at least one week in advance of a Board meeting.  A form will be provided for the request which will require a description of the event’s benefits to the community.  Recognition of the Chamber’s contributions will be asked of all organizations who receive a donation.

Requests will be sent first to the Budget Committee to provide an analysis of spending history.   An ad-hoc donation committee will review requests after receiving the Budget Committee report, and then provide a recommendation to the Board.

Timeline:  Donation policy will be sent out to all previous recipients of money in January with a submission deadline of February 10th.  Recommendations will be made to the Board, after committee reviews for action at the March meeting.  Submissions may be made up until October 15th, if there is money remaining in the budget line item.  After the November Board meeting, any balance remaining in the donation budget line item will be shifted to Board Challenge.

In order to receive the financial support of the Chamber of Commerce, the donation request must be for an event or signage related to an event or activity that brings people to the community.  Assistance may also be requested for events that foster business growth or support existing businesses.

All requests must fit within the established budget for the year.

The Chamber will only provide donations, after meeting the above guidelines to members of the Chamber of Commerce or their affiliates.

Donation form

Book Our Meeting Space

Part of your chamber membership includes use of the Meeting Room. To book the space, email
our Office Manager at baragachamberoperations@gmail.com or call the Chamber office at
(906) 353-8808 to have your meeting space reserved.

Leadership

Board

Debbie Stouffer
President
Stouffer/Kautto Holding Co
Trevor Juntunen
Vice President
Bay Insurance
Kristin Kahler
Secretary
L’Anse Township
Nathan Grave
Treasurer
Pettibone Traverse Lift, LLC
Nicole Acciacca
Director
Acciacca Forest Products
Annie Cranford
Director
Up North Realty
Carla Engle
Director
Carla's Restaurant and Motel
Megan Haataja
Director
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Comm College
Nate Jurmu
Director
Jurmu Engineering
Chelsea Klobucher
Director
Superior National Bank
Jacob Ostermeyer
Director
Edward Jones
Burt Mason
Director
Huron Island Lighthouse Association
Ryan Perrigo
Director
Midwest Tax & Accounting

Staff

Diane Koskinen
Executive Director
Mary Mervar
Associate Executive Director

2023 Board Meetings

Chamber has regular Board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am in the Chamber Conference Room. Meetings are open to all.

Date
Documents/Links
January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023

Archived Board Meetings

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