Growing Together

The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce promotes the general welfare and prosperity of the business community and all of the citizens who have made Baraga County, Michigan their home. We’re committed to promoting the vital interests of our stakeholders, with a special emphasis on the economic, commercial, civic, cultural, industrial and educational areas that matter most.

In 2022, our brand evolved to become Keweenaw Bay and Beyond as a means to better reflect the experience we deliver every day. Keweenaw Bay not only serves as a geographic reference point within our state, but also a state of mind. One that reminds us of the important role the Great Outdoors plays in everyday life here. Counties are defined by invisible borders, but Keweenaw Bay and  Beyond is defined by the unlimited opportunities that await those who venture here. It’s a place where bright sunrises set the stage for even brighter futures. Where success is measured by one’s growth, personal happiness and prosperity. So come to Keweenaw Bay and Beyond and get ready to experience the extraordinary.

Our Mission

Grow, enhance, and support a vibrant business climate through
leadership, professional development and community involvement.

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“We are proud to be part of this community because we are all in this together. We are a family owned store and attempt to make everyone who enters feel like family. Customers come here from all over to shop and access the latest  hunting and fishing information and we do our best to provide them with what they need. In the seven years we have owned Indian Country Sports all of our expectations have been exceeded. We truly feel blessed. Opportunities abound here in Baraga County.”  
— Tammy Engelhardt

Indian Country Sports

In The News

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Stop Human Trafficking Project – 11/28/2023

"This is a great event that we’ve been able to bring to the community and largely due to substantial support from Copper Shores, anonymous donors, and local government agencies. The adult presentation lasts 60-90 minutes and offers real tips for what to watch for with your kids on social media as well as what to…
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SPARK Childcare Class

If it’s been your dream to own and operate a home-based childcare business, the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) will be offering a scholarship to one participant from the Baraga County area.  The next class to the Spark Childcare 12-week course is scheduled to begin in March, 2024.  Perhaps YOU want to start a…
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WUPPDR Rural Readiness Grant

October 6, 2023 WUPPDR Awarded Rural Readiness Grant for L’Anse Housing Initiative HANCOCK – The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) has been awarded a Rural Readiness Grant from the Office of Rural Development, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The $50,000 grant will be used to establish and activate a nonprofit…
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Chamber Information

Join the chamber

As a business we know you work hard, and networking is vital to your income. The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce would like to offer you a way to increase contacts and grow your business. Becoming a member not only give you discounts on insurance, radio advertising and marketing solutions, it also gives you free and discounted business training, referrals, and networking opportunities.

If you or your business or organization have an interest in promoting the welfare of Baraga County, please consider becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce, call 906-353-8808 or download the membership form below.

Membership Form

BCCC Membership Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Discount Through AccidentFund

Baraga County Chamber Member and Eagle Radio Advertising Match Offer

Membership Benefits

Membership with the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce allows local business owners, government officials and citizens to share in open discourse about how to better our community as a whole.

Our membership runs from July 1st to June 30th. We also enhanced the benefits of being a member to include

  • Different membership packages
  • Marketing service options
  • Notary Services
  • Access to our meeting space
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Discounts on insurance
  • … and much more

The most rewarding benefit of all is providing our community with the support it needs to become a vibrant Climate for businesses with a sustainable economy, as well as a place where people want to live and play.

Check out the BCCC Membership Benefits for a complete list of benefits and pricing.

Eagle Radio offers an advertising match for Chamber members.  Baraga County Chamber Member Match Offer

Workers’ Compensation through Accident Fund assistance is available to Chamber members.

Small Business Association of Michigan offers numerous benefits to our members

Join today!  Membership Form

Events & Opportunities

2023 Chamber Sponsored Events Schedule with descriptions

The Chamber of Commerce offers a wide range of community events, professional development and leadership opportunities in Baraga County.

For questions on our sponsored events – see attached flyer, check us out on Facebook or Twitter or contact our office.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The support from our sponsors enables the Chamber to continue our mission which is to grow, enhance, and support a vibrant business climate through leadership, professional development, and community involvement. Please review the following brochure and join our efforts with your sponsorship commitment. 

We appreciate your consideration and extend our gratitude to all those who have
sponsored past Chamber events.

Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure PDF

Donation Policy

All donation requests made to the Chamber of Commerce will be presented in writing at least one week in advance of a Board meeting.  A form will be provided for the request which will require a description of the event’s benefits to the community.  Recognition of the Chamber’s contributions will be asked of all organizations who receive a donation.

Requests will be sent first to the Budget Committee to provide an analysis of spending history.   An ad-hoc donation committee will review requests after receiving the Budget Committee report, and then provide a recommendation to the Board.

Timeline:  Donation policy will be sent out to all previous recipients of money in January with a submission deadline of February 10th.  Recommendations will be made to the Board, after committee reviews for action at the March meeting.  Submissions may be made up until October 15th, if there is money remaining in the budget line item.  After the November Board meeting, any balance remaining in the donation budget line item will be shifted to Board Challenge.

In order to receive the financial support of the Chamber of Commerce, the donation request must be for an event or signage related to an event or activity that brings people to the community.  Assistance may also be requested for events that foster business growth or support existing businesses.

All requests must fit within the established budget for the year.

The Chamber will only provide donations, after meeting the above guidelines to members of the Chamber of Commerce or their affiliates.

Donation form

Book Our Meeting Space

Part of your chamber membership includes use of the Meeting Room. To book the space, email
our Office Manager at or call the Chamber office at
(906) 353-8808 to have your meeting space reserved.

 Member usage – free of charge

Non-member – $25.00 for 2 hours, $10.00 for each additional hour.

Includes use of AV equipment – projector, speaker & screen

Chamber Committees

Executive Committee – acts on behalf of Chamber Board – meets 4th Tues of the month @ 4:40pm

Budget/Audit Committee – maintains fiscal responsibility for organization – meets September & October

Operations & Communications Committee – creates, collects, disseminates and archives information important to the organization and its members. Deals with operational functions from a strategic level – meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:15am

Events Committee – coordinates & facilitates the organization’s fundraising events – meets 1st Wednesday of the month @ 10:15am.  It is combined with the Operations & Communications Committee

Membership Committee – pertains to membership recruitment & investment increases – meets April/May & Aug/Sept

Next Gen Committee – plans, coordinates & facilitates Baraga Co events with an emphasis on interests of the upcoming generation – meets 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 5:00pm

Housing Taskforce Committee – partnering with the EDC, searches for solutions to the housing issues in the county – meets as needed



Debbie Stouffer
Stouffer/Kautto Holding Co
Trevor Juntunen
Vice President
Bay Insurance
Nathan Grave
Pettibone Traverse Lift, LLC
Nicole Acciacca
Acciacca Forest Products
Annie Cranford
Up North Realty
Carla Engle
Carla's Restaurant and Motel
Megan Haataja
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Comm College
Chelsea Klobucher
Superior National Bank
Jacob Ostermeyer
Edward Jones
Burt Mason
Huron Island Lighthouse Association
Mary Stafford
Mary Hill Stafford Insurance


Dianne Koskinen
Executive Director
Mary Mervar
Associate Executive Director

2023 Board Meetings

Chamber has regular Board meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am in the Chamber Conference Room. Meetings are open to all.

January 4, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 9, 2023 - Annual Banquet Meeting
March 1, 2023
March 8, 2023 - email motion
April 5, 2023
May 3, 2023
June 7, 2023
August 2, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 4, 2023
November 1, 2023

Archived Board Meetings