A new chamber of commerce has formed in Marquette, with its stated goal to help serve Marquette businesses and connect with other local chambers.
It's called, appropriately, the Marquette Chamber of Commerce
, and has its first employee in executive director Jason Schneider, formerly a Marquette city council member.
The MCC has several founding business members: The Marquette Food Cooperative, 906 Technologies, Quick Trophy, Everyday Wines, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Dia de los Tacos, the U.P. Catholic Credit Union, Beth Milner Jewelry, and Elegant Seagulls. Other businesses also have joined the chamber, according to the announcement.
Schneider says the new chamber will fill needs going unmet for Marquette businesses, and work together with the Lake Superior Community Partnership, which works on economic development and serves businesses and other chambers all over the north central U.P. The previous Marquette Chamber of Commerce dissolved in 1997, and LSCP took over some of its roles, but Schneider says the MCC will be more specifically focused on Marquette.
"There are other organizations that do a great job providing direct services, however, there are still gaps," he says. "The MCC's intention is to fill those gaps by collaborating with business owners, municipalities, and the other business service organizations to support the future Marquette area economy."
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Marquette Chamber of Commerce