The Chamber’s vision is that Michigan City will continue to be a progressive community in which to live, work and invest through partnerships with the business sector and local leadership. Our mission is to be a catalyst for economic growth in our community and for our members through advocacy, education and regional collaborations.
The Chamber’s role as a non-Profit, business membership organization is to support our members and represent them as the voice of business in the community. Advocacy is a key function of the Chamber. Helping to raise the collective voice of business in support of policies that further enhance the business climate in our city is a fundamental part of what we do. The organization works closely with the EDCMC and others on economic development initiatives that foster growth in the region. Click here to watch a short video about business and growth in Michigan City, Indiana.
Implementing premier networking opportunities by creating meaningful events and programming is what chambers do to promote member businesses. These opportunities range from educational programs , ribbon cuttings and grand openings, and special events to advocacy and business networking. Favorites such as the Annual Golf Outing, the LaPorte County Business Expo and Business after Hours continue, along with several new events like Educator of the Year, New Teachers Luncheon plus many more that round out the 50+ programs we host each year.
The Chamber Education Foundation Fund (CEFF)
The CEFF is “dedicated to the enhancement of the local educational environment through efforts to achieve a high quality education in the Michigan City area.” The fund is held at the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County and was started in 2003 to enhance the quality of public education through programs not funded through tax dollars.
The CEFF has granted funds to the Michigan City Area Schools valued at over $100,000 ranging from the MAP Program for Middle Schools , Summer Camps for students, Culinary Workshops, College and Career Pathways Summit & more.
To help grow and support this worthy fund please visit: