In early 2010, the GMBPCD Board unanimously voted to improve business services to all of Alger County by relaunching a new and improved Alger County Chamber of Commerce. With heavy focus on an improved and more efficient web presence and web based services, the Alger County Chamber of Commerce will more effectively serve the business community. The Alger County Chamber of Commerce is governed by the members of the GMBPCD Board.
About the Director:
Dr. Reynolds brings a wealth of business knowledge to the organizations, as well as all the businesses they represent. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Social Science, a Master of Arts degree in Education and Student Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has over 20 years of administrative and faculty experience in higher education settings, as well as work experience in private and non-profit organizations. A few of the positions Reynolds has held include Campus Director for Brown Mackie (formerly Michiana College), where she supervised creation and operations of a new branch of the college in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Executive Director for a newly-formed Michigan State University Northern Area Health Education Center in Marquette; and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development at Finlandia University in Hancock.
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All organizations face challenges. At the Alger County Chamber of Commerce, we prefer to face challenges head on, and with the collective wit of our business community. We believe that a strong region builds strong communities, and our focus on communication and positive energy is always a top priority. We would not exist without the support of our business community and ask, each and every day, that we all do our best to communicate issues directly for a fast and efficient resolution. This approach will allow us to not only grow together, but to sustain this growth for generations to come. Let's build this Chamber together!
Greater Munising Bay Partnership for Commerce Development
The GMBPCD aims to promote tourism and economic development in Alger County and is the Governing Body for the Alger County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the GMBPCD is to foster a strong economic environment, which contributes to the well being of the municipality, townships and villages in Alger County. GMBPCD/Alger County Chamber of Commerce meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at noon. For more information about the GMBPCD, please visit the Partnership Webpage.
Munising Downtown Development Authority
The Munising Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is also based in the Welcome Center. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established by order of the Munising City Commission in 1988, with the purpose of revitalizing the city’s central business district. In 2000, the city commission expanded the boundaries of the DDA district. Meetings for the DDA are held the first and third Wednesday of every month at 8:00 a.m. For More information about the Munising DDA, visit the DDA Webpage
The Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center
Opening of Fuzzy Boyak Welcome Center:
The GMBPCD, Alger County Chamber of Commerce, and Munising DDA are now operating inside a new welcome center on Munising Avenue (M-28) in honor of the late Munising visionary Dennis "Fuzzy" Boyak. Obtaining and opening a new welcome center has been a priority for the organizations. More information about Dennis "Fuzzy" Boyak can be found on the Welcome Center Webpage.