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.

our membership

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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

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Congratulations to our Business of the Year – Woodland Firearms & Supply

Congratulations to the 2024 Baraga County Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year!!!! Woodland Firearms and Supply started doing business out of a garage, as they grew, they moved to their M-38 location which was a huge success.  They specialize in new and used firearms, hunting supplies and fishing supplies.  Their staff is knowledgeable and…
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Virtual Internship Fair

REGISTER TODAY!!   InvestUP is excited to host our first virtual Internship Fair and Interview event Takes place on Tuesday, February 27th from noon to 4:00pm EST Offers an opportunity to meet interested higher education students For summer 2024 student intern placements The Internships are expected to be paid Placements would expect to begin in June 2024 and…
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Payment Card Settlement Revenue Recovery

A proposed $5.54–$6.24 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and MasterCard at any time from January 1, 2004. Fiserv has partnered with MCAG, a class action settlement revenue recovery expert. They’re currently contracted with more than 225,000 merchants and offer claims filing assistance to our customers that are eligible for compensation from…
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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.

Membership Form

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.

Our 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
  • Notary Services
  • 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 as a place where people want to live and play.

Check out the 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.

Small Business Association of Michigan offers numerous benefits to our members

Join today!  Membership Form

Events & Opportunities

2023 Chamber Sponsored Events Schedule with descriptions

The Chamber of Commerce offers a wide range of community events, professional development and leadership opportunities in Baraga County.

For questions on our sponsored events – see attached flyer, check us out on Facebook or Twitter or contact our office.

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.

 Member usage – free of charge

Non-member – $25.00 for 2 hours, $10.00 for each additional hour.

Includes use of AV equipment – projector, speaker & screen

Chamber Committees

Executive Committee – acts on behalf of Chamber Board – meets 1st Thursday of the month @ 4:40pm

Budget/Audit Committee – maintains fiscal responsibility for organization – meets September & October

PLAN Committee (Projects, Logistics, Action, Network) – plans, coordinates & facilitates the organization’s fundraising events including advertising.  Creates, collects, disseminates & archives information important to the organization and its members. Deals with operational functions from a strategic level.  Plans and coordinates Member Benefit services and events.  PLAN Committee – meets 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 10am, Chamber Office

Membership Committee – pertains to membership recruitment & investment increases – meets April/May & Aug/Sept

Next Gen Committee – plans, coordinates & facilitates Baraga Co events with an emphasis on interests of the upcoming generation – meets 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:00pm

Housing Taskforce Committee – partnering with the EDC, searches for solutions to the housing issues in the county – meets as needed

Scholarship Committee – responsible for soliciting scholarship applications from L’Anse High School and Baraga High School graduating seniors, reviewing applications, selecting recipients, and communicating with the school support staff.  They will set and maintain guidelines and criteria.  The committee will work with the Event Committee and the Board of Directors to fund the Chamber scholarships.  Scholarship Committee meets in February, March, and April or as determined by the committee.  

Baraga County Branding Project – a community collaboration with the County, and EDC  to brand and promote Baraga County.  Meetings to be determined by need.

Leadership

Board

Debbie Stouffer
President
Stouffer/Kautto Holding Co
Trevor Juntunen
Vice President
Bay Insurance
Nathan Grave
Treasurer
Pettibone Traverse Lift, LLC
Nicole Acciacca
Director
Acciacca Forest Products
Annie Fish
Director
Up North Realty
Carla Engle
Director
Carla's Restaurant and Motel
Chelsea Klobucher
Secretary
Superior National Bank
Burt Mason
Director
Huron Island Lighthouse Association
Mary Stafford
Director
Mary Hill Stafford Insurance
Ava Borgen
Director
KBOCC
Cielle Waters-Umsfleet
Director
KBOCC
Daniel Mares
Director
Whirl-I-Gig
Dr. Jamie Smith
Director
Smith Holistic Care, LLC

Staff

Dianne Koskinen
Executive Director
Mary Mervar
Associate Executive Director

2024 Board Meetings

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

Date
Documents/Links

Archived Board Meetings

Date
Documents/Links
January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 9, 2023 - Annual Banquet Meeting
March 1, 2023
March 8, 2023 - email motion
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023