About Us

Our Staff


Bob Hendrickson

Executive Director


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Gabi Kautz

Communications & Marketing Assistant


GINCC History

On September 13, 2010, The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce officially opened its doors to the public. However, it was long before this date that the effort to reorganize the Chamber began. Hard working volunteers spent the better part of a year gathering support and preparing for a new Chamber.

When it came time to officially reorganize, it was clear the business community, residents and public officials were ready for a positive organization dedicated to the betterment of Western Marquette County.

GINCC services two cities and nine townships: City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, Negaunee Township, Ishpeming Township, Ely Township, Tilden Township, Republic township, Michigamme Township, Champion Township, Richmond Township, and Humboldt Township.

GINCC Mission Statement

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The mission of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is:

“Dedicated to building great businesses, great neighborhoods, and great places to experience Western Marquette County.”

The chamber will fulfill its mission through the following:

  • Promote growth & quality of life
  • Promote the chamber as an economic, educational and recreation center while providing membership services and networking opportunities for its members.
  • Develop, promote, and provide leadership.
  • Serve as a central location of information, community news and events.

It is our goal to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of businesses and the community. We encourage community involvement in pursuing our mission.