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Small Business

The Southwest Michigan First Chamber is all about making connections for your small business.

Unite. Bond. Link. Simply put, the Southwest Michigan First Chamber exists to connect businesses in our region. We believe that, by creating opportunities for businesses to come together, our local communities and economy will grow stronger through the heightened creation of jobs and innovation.

We invite all—small, medium-size and large—businesses to join with us to create a unique network in Southwest Michigan and make our region a great place to work and live!

Sit Down for a Cup of Coffee

Our team of community builders and job creators can connect you with the resources you need to succeed during one-on-one consultations. Request one today with Nick Riashi at 269.553.9588.

Use Our Concierge Services

We encourage you to stop into our office for Certificates of Origin or quick check-ins with your Chamber contact. And, don’t forget to check out our electronic small business directory to support your fellow Chamber members.

Request a Certificate of Origin

We are your local source for this important international trade document certifying goods in your export shipment originated in the U.S.

Updated as of November 12, 2020: During COVID-19, email Miranda Garside or call 269.998.9985 to expedite yours.

Be in the Know

Delivered to your inbox will be the good news stories of “First & 42: The Kalamazoo Region’s Digital Daily.” Please connect with us on social media also to enjoy shout-outs and up-to-the-minute event information.

Network Like Crazy

Our after-hours experiences, called Connects, bring together our Chamber business community to help you make new friends and learn about regional assets and services.

Accelerate Your Leadership

Take advantage of access for you and your team to leadership and development programs like Catalyst University, our annual leadership conference featuring world-class speakers and incredible peer-to-peer interactive experiences.

Learn About the Place You Call Home

Our team has put together an exciting line-up of educational and advocacy events designed to accelerate leaders and organizations in Southwest Michigan. Our events promise to expand your love and passion to grow Southwest Michigan.




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Southwest Michigan First

map-icon2700 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008