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Bellaire Chamber of Commerce

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Life in Northern Michigan

Beyond our outstanding business and entrepreneurial advantages, Northern Michigan is a great place to live and play. Long know for unparalleled natural beauty, our region is abundant with friendly, hometown atmospheres; exceptional schools; outstanding health-care; nationally acclaimed arts, cultural and historic facilities; endless four-season recreational opportunities; and quaint downtown’s bursting with renowned shops and award-winning restaurants. Just a few of the many amenities that attract and retain quality employees and working families, and provide an unequaled standard of living.

The chamber website hosts extensive information and links, for doing business in the area, as well as finding resources with our membership.  Our members can help in a variety of areas to further your professional journey.

Talent

In today’s marketplace, business no longer needs urban roots to succeed. Modern technologies such as high speed Internet and wireless broadband are connecting small-town life to big-time business.

Antrim County is home to nearly 24,000 people; half of those people make up the workforce. According to the latest federal census, per capita earnings for the area averages nearly $24,000 annually. Each household earns an average of $45,000 annually. Bellaire has 3,430 potential employees.

Although manufacturing accounts for the highest amount of personal income, most of the area’s employees – nearly 3,000 – work in the service jobs, with retail trade employing an additional 2,700. Many of these jobs are a result of county’s flourishing tourism industry, with employers ranging from restaurants and lodging establishments to antique shops and snowmobile dealerships.

The county’s attributes have spurred growth, with the population increasing more than 28 percent from 1990-2002.

ABC Guide Ads Now On Sale

We are very excited to be producing the 2020 issue of the ABC Visitors Guide with the Bellaire Chamber, Mancelona Chamber, Central Lake Chamber and Alden DA. This piece is…

Steps to Success Seminar

From MEDC: Registration for the Steps to Success Seminar will be closing soon! REGISTRATION:SESSION THREE | REGISTER BELLAIRE – October 17 FOR QUESTIONS:Please contact Amanda Munson at munsona@michigan.org Please see…

Business Opportunity- Cyman Gardens

Step foot into a world of beauty, and magical landscapes right out your front door. Located on the 45th parallel this well established, full service nursery and landscape home business.…

NLEA Offers Entrepreneurial Resources

Looking to start a business, but not sure how or where to start? The Entrepreneurial Toolkit, provided by Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, contains local resources on creating a business plan,…

Business Licenses

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan issues a number of business-oriented permits and licenses. (Click here for a Fee Schedule.) They also performs many types of inspections. A few of…

Upcoming Business Classes

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