Why Join the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber holds monthly breakfasts & quarterly after hour receptions.
These events are opportunities to network with other business owners and share what makes your business or organization special. The knowledge and respect formed between our local business professionals result in referrals to friends, family and peers.
Small Business Association of Michigan
As a member of the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce you are automatically a member of SBAM. Detailed information is available under the “SBAM” tab of our website.
- The Chamber has a strong working relationship with all local newspapers providing articles on a regular basis that highlight our events and businesses.
- Chamber newsletters, emails and event sponsorships give members fantastic channels to reach new customers.
- Our website will bring traffic to your business and website as local residents and visitors link to you from our member listing.
Grow Area Tourism
Your dues support our efforts to bring tourists to the Lakewood Area. The Chamber staff supports Girls Night Out, the Lake Odessa Fall Festival, the Woodland Festival of Lights, Freeport Fun Day, and many other community events.
Direct Referral Policy
The Chamber recommends our members first to all inquiring visitors and guests.
A variety of free or reduced cost educational seminars are offered ranging from Quick Books training to business development and marketing.
- Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening or expansion of your business. The event will be published in the Lakewood News creating awareness to local residents. Don’t forget to take advantage of the special “Ribbon Cutting” advertising offer from I-1430 WION Radio to help promote your new business.
- Volunteering for an event or chairing a committee builds relationships with local businesses, residents and community leaders. Membership shows your investment and leadership in the business community.
Member-to- Member Discounts
Chamber members give special offers exclusively to fellow members.
Lakewood Bucks Program
The Lakewood Bucks program is designed to keep spending dollars in our community thus strengthening our local businesses and economy. Purchasers of Lakewood Bucks are directed to member businesses to spend their certificates.
In most situations, Chamber Membership and event support is deductible as a necessary business expense. (Check with your Accountant for specifics)