Southwest Michigan First’s chamber division 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
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.
To request a Certificate of Origin during our office closure in response to COVID-19, please email a member of the Southwest Michigan First team or call Miranda Garside at 269.998.9985.
Be in the Know
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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. Events, such as the State of the Region, promise to expand your love and passion to grow Southwest Michigan.