Chamber Partners

The Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber has partnered with many other organizations and programs to serve our members and the business community.

Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to enhance the economy of the Ann Arbor area and the county of Washtenaw in general, through the promotion of the area as a destination for overnight visitors.

Ann Arbor SPARK’s mission is to advance the economic development of innovation-based businesses in the Ann Arbor region by offering programs, resources and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations looking for expansion opportunities.

CEED is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification,business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. We provide effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Our work strengthens the community by building partnerships and leveraging resources that increase business growth opportunities.

Eastern Michigan University has 23,000 students of all ages and walks of life from around the globe, the University combines a world-class university with a thriving, connected community environment.

Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider business & economic news important to both consumers and business owners. From Main Street to Wall Street, High Tech to Health Care and Automotive to Retail, we put you on the inside of Michigan’s business news.

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center supports 12 regional and over 60 satellite and affiliate offices, providing counsel and training to small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Michigan.

The New Enterprise Forum (NEF) is a local not-for-profit corporation founded in 1986 to help entrepreneurs prosper and grow. NEF links entrepreneurs to management expertise, potential joint venture partners, mentors, business services, capital and other critical resources. The Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber serves as the administrative arm of NEF.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a 11,500-member volunteer association that matches volunteer business counselors with present and prospective small business owners in need of business advice. SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management.

The University of Michigan Business Engagement Center connects businesses to resources in research, technology, education, and student talent; and builds partnerships with the business community to advance the university’s education, research, economic development and service missions.

Washtenaw Economic Club’s mission is to present compelling speakers on relevant issues to advance business connections and community partnerships that enrich life in greater Washtenaw County. Founded in 1998 with support by the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce, the club’s speaker history boasts a who’s who of business and political leaders, entertainers and celebrities.

Washtenaw County Michigan Works! Office of Community & Economic Development offers a comprehensive array of services … Career Development Center offers a variety of employment training programs

Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to enhance the economy of the Ypsilanti area and the Washtenaw County in general, through the promotion of the area as a destination for overnight visitors.

The PTACs of Michigan are not-for-profit organizations funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and local funding partners. The PTACs support our national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, thereby increasing competition, which supports better products and services at lower costs. The mission of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) of Michigan is to enhance national defense and economic development of the State of Michigan by assisting Michigan businesses in obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts.

The Entrepreneurship Center (EC) at Washtenaw Community College is a welcoming resource hub that supports individuals in developing their entrepreneurial capacity. Through thoughtful conversations, partnerships, and programs, those at the college and in the surrounding communities are inspired and driven to actively grow their ventures as professionals, social innovators, or business owners.

The EC offers one-on-one sessions (virtual while campus is closed) for business resource gathering for entrepreneurs at any stage of development, consultations with Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, free Startup Business Research Help with business librarians, and continuing free educational workshops and webinars for entrepreneurs and future business owners.  Subscribe to the EC’s weekly newsletter to get information on events on campus and in the community, business grant information, and business support resources. Click to Subscribe.