The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce is the area’s leader in business networking and development. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 100 years of history in Manistee County, based on the mission to promote the welfare of the City and County of Manistee and the surrounding territory. Today the Chamber is growing, with over 340 member businesses in the Manistee Area. The Chamber is responsible for bringing businesses together and advocating for success.

In addition to its internal programming, the Manistee Area Chamber is a partner with other area organizations such as the Alliance for Economic Success, Manistee Visitors Bureau, Manistee Downtown Development Authority, County and Tribal Government and West Shore Community College.

Each year the chamber hosts the area’s largest business-to-business networking event, the Manistee Area Business Expo. With over 70 participating businesses and thousands making their way through the event center at the Little River Casino Resort’s beautiful event center, the Expo has been at the center for launching new business relationships between member businesses.