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Southwest Michigan First Chamber

The Southwest Michigan First Chamber is all about making connections for your small business. As a division of the region’s economic development catalyst Southwest Michigan First, the Chamber believes that, by creating opportunities for businesses to come together, local communities and the region’s economy will grow stronger through the heightened creation of jobs and innovation.

The Chamber invites all—small, medium-size and large businesses—to join together to create a unique network in Southwest Michigan and to make the region a great place to work and live! The Chamber team stands ready to help your small business with its personalized assistance. Explore grants, dive into entrepreneurial resources, maneuver obstacles to your business and understand relief programs available to Michigan businesses with the Chamber team by your side. Additional benefits of becoming a Chamber member include:

  • Sit Down for a Cup of Coffee: The Chamber team’s community builders and job creators can connect you with the resources you need to succeed during one-on-one consultations.
  • Take Advantage of Concierge Services: Stop into Southwest Michigan First’s office for Certificates of Origin or quick check-ins with your Chamber contact. And, don’t forget to check out the Chamber’s electronic small business directory to support fellow Chamber members.
  • Be in the Know: Delivered to your inbox will be the good news stories of “First & 42: The Kalamazoo Region’s Digital Daily.” Please connect with Southwest Michigan First on social media also to enjoy shout-outs and up-to-the-minute event information.
  • Network Like Crazy: After-hours experiences, called Connects, bring together the Chamber 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 featuring world-class speakers and incredible peer-to-peer interactive experiences.
  • Learn About the Place You Call Home: The Chamber team has put together an exciting line-up of educational and advocacy events designed to accelerate leaders and organizations in Southwest Michigan.

Let’s build our region’s future together!

Contact Information

  • Clarence Lloyd
  • Chamber Partner
  • (269) 389-9396
  • Southwest Michigan First Chamber
    241 E Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001