2017 Chamber Theme

The Muskegon Lakeshore is a great place to live, work, and play because its people take a great deal of pride in what they do. That pride makes life on the Lakeshore second to none. It’s a life filled with natural beauty and accomplishments and history and recreation. At the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, we know the story. But, do you?

The Muskegon Lakeshore has a remarkable story to tell that is worthy of RESPECT. In the months to come, we are going to take time to talk about the achievements of our people that are a great source of pride for us. These success stories come from every walk of life, every industry, and every community that makes up the Muskegon Lakeshore. They will be stories of Relationships, Education, Service, Play, Environment, Commerce, and Tradition.

Before we are done, you are going to learn something about our community that will give you a great sense of pride in who we are. These are stories that you are going to want to tell others. They are stories worthy of everyone’s RESPECT. Stay tuned for more!

 

Relationships. Creating and maintaining relationships are key to this year’s Chamber theme, RESPECT. Use respect in your business relationships to communicate your pride in your products and services and the community.

Education.  Muskegon County has a great educational system! Understanding and respecting the variety of school programs we have in Muskegon can lead to new relationships and economic growth. In addition, getting educated on all Muskegon County has to offer provides a positive experience for not only visitors but also your employees.  Are you and your staff Muskegon STAR! certified? Get STAR! certified today! 

Service. Chamber members are known for having quality customer service! Generate more business by continuing to build customer service skills. The top 3 skills are to listen, communicate clearly, and quickly respond.

Play. Muskegon County is known for its natural assets, year-round recreation and multitude of events. Understanding and participating in the variety of opportunities we have for play in Muskegon can lead to new relationships, new business investment, workforce talent, and overall economic growth. Take time to experience all that Muskegon County has to offer and encourage those around you to do the same.

Environment. Muskegon County’s water-based economy is built on advanced freshwater education and research, an innovative and dynamic business community, and destination appeal. Understanding and participating in the unique environment we have in Muskegon can lead to new relationships, new business investment, workforce talent, and overall economic growth. Take time to experience all that Muskegon County has to offer and encourage those around you to do the same.

Commerce. Take a minute to appreciate your role in commerce. Having best practices in regard to your goods and services as well as the interactions with your customers and other business leaders are intricate to your business success. Why is respecting commerce important?
-Commerce helps to increase our standard of living
-Commerce generates employment opportunities
-Commerce increases income and wealth
-Commerce helps in growth of industrial development
-Commerce helps during emergencies

Tradition. Every organization has unique cultural traditions. And although building a good product or service is cool, building a company that people love to work at is way cooler. It’s easy to lump cultural traditions as a gimmick to make work seem more fun or interesting, but they are much more than that. One aspect that separates one company from another are the people and the things that you do together. What are you doing as an organization to promote cultural work traditions?