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Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce

Whether you’re visiting the area, relocating, looking for information or if you are a current resident, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) is here to assist you.

The GINCC serves Western Marquette County including, but not limited to: Ishpeming, Negaunee, Michigamme, Champion and Republic. We are dedicated to building great businesses, great neighborhoods and great places to experience the U.P.

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rave run logo 2 copyThe GINCC is proud to announce its newest event for 2014: The Northern Lights Rave Run 5K and Kids’ 1K! The race will be held at Al Quaal Recreation Area on August 23, 2014 and features the Kids’ Race starting at dusk, and the 5K will begin when night falls.

This race is taking the place of the Suicide Hill Mud Plunge, which has been our primary summer race event since 2011. Although we know many enjoyed the Mud Plunge, and we had fun with the race, we are convinced you will have just as much fun with the Rave Run.

Instead of finishing the race crawling through a pit of mud, participants will run through Al Quaal’s wooded trails, brought to life with special light displays and finish the race running into a giant dance party, filled with music, a dazzling light show, and lots of family fun.

We encourage all racers to get creative and deck themselves out in costumes, glow-paint, glow sticks, and whatever else they can think of. Before the event, there will be games, a festival picnic, vendors, and more.

These runs have grown in prominence throughout the country and we are excited to bring it to Ishpeming. One organization who put on this run actually gave the word “rave” the acronym, “Ridiculously Awesome Visual Experience” in describing what the run was all about.

CLICK BELOW to register on Active.com:

http://www.active.com/ishpeming-mi/running/distance-running-races/northern-lights-rave-run-5k-and-kids-1k-2014

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for details. If you have any questions, please contact us at:
(906) 486-1111 or e-mail ginccmarketing@gmail.com.

Thanks!

- GINCC Staff

GINCC Townwide Rummage Sale

The Greater Ishpeming- Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Townwide Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Residents of Ishpeming, Negaunee, Champion, Republic, Michigamme, and the surrounding townships are all welcome to participate.

A list of registered rummage sale locations will be made available at the Chamber office and, once finalized, on the Chamber website. The list will include your address, sale hours, days your sale will run, and the top three items for purchase. Your name, phone number, and e-mail address will not be published. Each participant is free to set their own hours for their sales.

Maps of the Ishpeming-Negaunee area will also be available at the Chamber office and at local businesses.

Designated space will be available in the Chamber parking lot for residents to use who may live too far from town to have a sale at their home. If using the Chamber parking lot, you must provide your own table(s).

The Chamber office will not be open during the sale.

REGISTRAION FEE: $10.00, non-refundable

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2014

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM:

2014 Rummage Sale Reg Form

 

YOOPOPOLY IS HERE!

Final Board

Enjoy this West End spin on the classic board game, Monopoly. The game board features property squares  filled with local businesses from Ishpeming and Negaunee that players can purchase, just like Park Place or Atlantic Avenue.

Retail price is $25.00 per game.

Due to popular request, we now have the games available for shipment. You can download the order form below:

Yoopopoly order form

Yoopopoly is a great gift for far-away Yoopers or long-time residents who want to preserve Marquette County’s West-End history. Games are also available for purchase at the Chamber office, located at:

910 U.S. Highway 41 West, Ishpeming, Michigan 49849 (in the Jubilee Foods parking lot)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Chamber office at: (906) 486-1111. Thank you!