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-sized 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!
As a Chamber member, you will have access to:
- One-On-One Business Consultations: Let us sit down together for a consultation offering you simplified pathways to resources to help you strategize, retool and grow. More than simply pointing you in the right direction, we’ll make the right introductions to get you in front of the people you need to know.
- Informational Workshops: You and your team can take advantage of free or discounted access to our events, educational experiences and programs.
- Certificates of Origin: We are your local source for this important international trade document certifying goods in your export shipment originated in the U.S. Learn more about the process here. To begin the certification process, email us or call 269.553.9588.
- Ribbon Cuttings: Let us celebrate you and your growth. You supply the location and we’ll bring the ribbon, scissors and our team to cheer your success.
- Advocacy: Enjoy access to public policy discussions that impact your business and your industry.
- Leadership Roundtables: Get the knowledge you need to grow your business from those with experience at our business roundtables.
- Networking Events: Our after-hours experiences, called Connects, bring together our Chamber business community, community partners and regional leaders to help you make new friends and learn about regional assets and services.
- News and Media: 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.
- Visibility: Your Chamber membership shows your support for economic growth and continued vibrancy in Southwest Michigan. Your listing on our Chamber Directory will acknowledge your commitment.
- Discounted Pricing: Chamber members are invited to take advantage of select opportunities offered to members of the Southwest Michigan First Chamber, like discounted pricing for Catalyst University and other leadership events and for key business insurances, services and supplies.