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By becoming a part of the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce, you'll have access to many benefits in the business community including networking opportunities to make your business grow as well as access to a variety of programs and events. The Chamber will provide your business with exposure throughout the area and will ONLY promote Chamber members.

You'll also be a part of a central organization that dedicates itself to building strong bonds between local businesses and the Sturgis community, including annual events such as the annual Michigan Week celebration, Ribs on the Runway and more.

Below you will find more detailed information about the benefits you'll receive from becoming a Chamber member. To sign up, simply fill out our convenient online form.

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Information, Networking & Education:


Meet business contacts at Business After Hours, Legislative Breakfasts, Special Events.
Opportunities to attend Business Seminars.
Increase your sphere of influence, meet new people, become part of the solution.
Workshops/Seminars : On a variety of topics, to help you increase effectiveness at a reasonable cost. Business After Hours : A popular networking program, that allows you to market your business to other local business people.
Involvement through the Chamber newsletter of pertinent information for the membership.
Access to Chamber Services: Mailing labels, Directories, Demographic data, resource films and Literature. A friendly office staff that answers inquiries about Sturgis area... about your business.. about you.
Visitor's Center : Stocked with tourist information and maps, located at the Chamber office.


Programs & Events:


Promotion of new businesses through Ribbon Cuttings and recognition of new members at Business After Hours.
Promotes Free Enterprise. Promote "Buy Sturgis" through Sturgis Dollar Gift Certificate. Chamber Dollars : This program promotes shopping in Sturgis. Businesses and individuals may give these certificates for various reasons. Money spent in Sturgis multiplies seven times before leaving our community.
Michigan Week : We sponsor this festival which unites hundreds of Sturgis people working toward a common goal adding pride in their community. Many visitors arrive in our area to celebrate the events with us.
Sturgis Area Business/Education Alliance : Started in 1994 by the Chamber. Business and schools working together for betterment of local students.


Insurance and Employee Benefits:


Group insurance for small businesses, specially designed group benefits for Chamber members only.
Many options to choose from including health, auto, homeowners and executive umbrella.


Member Exposure:

We provide a variety of ways for Chamber members to gain exposure throughout the area to increase their business.

Listings included in the Sturgis map, Report to the Citizens, Community Profile, and other periodic publications.
www.sturgischamber.com : Our web page features all Chamber members and lots of other information (updated monthly).
Discover Sturgis Working with a group of people to promote our community to a larger geographic area of customers.
Business Referrals : We answer hundreds of letters, phone calls, emails and visitors each year, with information about Sturgis and/or your business. We refer ONLY Chamber members.


Communicating Community Concerns:


Working on numerous programs, which enhance the quality of life for your employees, such as upgrading substandard housing, adult recreation, local education and other local issues important to our community.
Lobbying for you on local, state and national issues.
Communicate : The concerns of the local business community to our U.S. and State Congressional Representatives