New Professional Orientation: Register now

For professionals new to the industry, new to their position, or new to Michigan, this program will establish a new network of seasoned professionals for support and resources, provide a foundation for good practices, and reinforce professional development in the Chamber world.

This program will be run virtually, May 17-21, from 10-11:30 am Daily via zoom.

Monday: Programming

Tuesday: Membership

Wednesday: Finance

Thursday: Governance

Friday: Effective, Thoughtful Leadership



Job Alert: Membership Engagement Manager

Membership Engagement Manager, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for acquisition of new BBCC members (13 per month resulting in $4225 in new member sales monthly) which includes:
  • Territory/area management
  • New business contacts
  • Sales presentations
  • Follow-up and contact management
  • Membership campaigns and special programs
  • Manage timely membership communications including but not limited to: invoices, dues account receivables, past due emails and reminders via calls and email. Support provided by the Operations Manager. Secure minimum of 80 percent membership retention on annual basis.
  • Input and maintain member information in chamber database
  • Assist with the annual Membership Directory
  • Generate monthly and annual BBCC membership sales reports
  • Responsible for the procurement, presentation and delivery of all new member communication items, including plaques, new member kits, etc. with assistance from the Ambassador Committee.
  • Coordinate and present all new member quarterly informational sessions (Chamber 411 program). 
  • Coordinate Ribbon-Cuttings with members, invite officials, promote the event, emcee the event, follow up for content for press announcement and photograph, distribute to the media and post on Chamber Web site. Support from intern when one is available.
  • Attend all Chamber functions as a venue for prospecting.   Attend other events and networking groups for referrals and new member opportunities.
  • Identify sponsorship opportunities for Chamber events and programs and work with the Marketing and Event Manager and President. 
  • Communicate membership value and benefits to members, assisting them with planning and executing their membership utilizing the Membership Opportunities Survey and Action Plans as resources. Communicate Membership opportunities and value to boost retention.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned by the President and not inconsistent with the previous responsibilities. 
  • Manage and coordinate the following committees:
    • Ambassadors Committee (New Member Mentors / Event Volunteers)

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal managers and employees, as well as interface with committees and Board of Directors.
  • Ability to possess strong communication (both verbal and written) skills, and exchange information with others clearly and concisely 
  • Ability to effectively manage workflow 
  • Ability to envision/execute short- and long-term goals
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills and abilities
  • Ability to develop ideas and strategies that affect revenue 
  • Ability to respond to the frequent pressures of meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively as part of a team
  • Database management experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Education and/or Experience:

    1. Bachelor’s degree 
    2. 2-4 years sales/marketing experience

Please send salary requirements and resume to:

Joe Bauman, President

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

725 S. Adams, suite 130 Birmingham MI   48009


Coronavirus Toolkit

Coronavirus Toolkit

It is important for all employers to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak and implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. Following are links to variety of resources provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus.

Consider Supporting MACP’s Mission

The Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals Mission is to build excellence in Michigan chambers of commerce through organizational support; continuing education and professional development for chamber executives and staff; to promote chambers of commerce as an industry and profession; and share best practices.

To support the Mission of MACP, please consider making a financial donation.

MACP Corporate Contribution.

A Premier Chamber Presidency Opportunity Awaits

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce President

The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a President with vision and talent to direct our organization. With its focused mission, commitment to excellence, and dedication to embracing and capitalizing on future changes that impact our business communities, our Chamber is poised for increasing growth and visibility in the coming decade. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a private 501(c)(6), non-profit organization comprised of business and professional people dedicated to improving the economic environment of our region. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce is a visible business leader serving as a catalyst for our membership. The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce services a diverse membership base including small business, education, health care, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, service, retail sectors, tourism and more. Our guiding principles were formulated from a core mission first advanced in 1899.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The President will do the following: lead the strategic development of the Chamber; build and strengthen partnerships and relationships with members, community leaders, Industry leaders, Government (State, County, City and Township) officials, and volunteers; maintain a high profile within the community; represent the Chamber in economic development, government affairs, business advocacy initiatives; assist and empower staff in seeking out, obtaining, and directing new and engaging events and sponsorships; formulate policies; build membership; align the resources necessary for the Chamber to remain a vital partner i n shaping future enterprise and community development; manage the budget; and act as the Chamber’s public spokesperson.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: To fulfill these responsibilities, we seek a highly energetic, forward-thinking, politically savvy, bright, dynamic leader with a passion for change and exceptional communication, consensus building, and motivational skills. The ideal candidate will have proven successful experience in a position involving sophisticated interpersonal relations, collaboration, a high level of business and political acumen, diplomacy and judgment, integrity, flexibility, drive, professionalism, and credibility:

● Successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree i n business or related field or equivalent work/life experience
● Upon hiring, the Executive Director must reside in, or intend to reside in the Cadillac area
● Candidate should have experience working with a board of directors
● Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Boards, employees, committees, governmental units, civic groups, and the general public
● Knowledge of local community, state, and local government operations and legislative processes
● Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and management skills required
● A strong business management background i s essential, with an emphasis on marketing, sales, and event coordination.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The President will be primarily responsible for the Chamber’s membership-related programs and strategies. He or she will implement the Chamber’s “personal as possible” goals for serving its members and community, and will be able to thrive in a team-driven, collaborative work environment. As the “face of the Chamber,” the President must have strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Hours are non-traditional, often including early morning and evening responsibilities, and work weeks in excess of forty hours. A salary commensurate with experience and credentials will be accompanied by an attractive fringe benefits package. It i s anticipated that the President will be selected early in 2020 and be able to start work as-soon-as-possible.

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit resume, cover letter and references to the following email:


The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sex orientation, age, marital status or disability. The CACC hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Each year, MACP raises money to assist with member tuition to events such as the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management; ACCE Conferences and the Annual Chamber Convention. This year we will once again encourage attendees of the Convention to bring a gift from their town to auction off during the event. Auction items come in all price ranges – and it’s a great way to showcase a cool venue or specialty item from your area!

Please contact Anita Nystrom with questions at 517-371-7671.

Community Development Block Grant

CDBG program funds are used to provide grants and loans to UGLGs, usually with populations under 50,000, in support of economic or community development projects. Project proposals are considered and evaluated continuously based upon the MSF’s approved CDBG Funding Guide (coming soon).

CDBG Funding is categorized by the following Program Initiatives:

  • Building Rehabilitation
  • CDBG Loan Program
  • Direct Assistance to Business
  • Façade Improvements
  • Planning
  • Public Facilities
  • Public Improvements
  • Rental Rehabilitation
  • Small Business
  • Unique/Innovative

These Program Initiatives have been determined to best serve the needs of the Non-Entitlement Area of the State of Michigan through the State’s Consolidated and Action Planning Process. These plans can be viewed at the Michigan Consolidated Plan . As a part of the planning process, the MEDC has provided Citizens with reasonable opportunities to participate in the program’s design as defined in the State’s Citizen Participation Plan  and the MEDC’s Public Participation Model.

CDBG Grant Awards Approved by MSF for PY 2018 (7/1/18 – 6/30/19) as of 11/28/18 may be found here.
Media releases regarding CDBG Awards are posted on the MEDC Press Release  webpage.

Michigan Consolidated Plan

According to HUD, the Consolidated Plan creates the opportunity for strategic planning and citizen participation to take place in a comprehensive context; it allows local governments, community organizations and citizens to address the larger picture in which these programs operate, offering the State a better chance to shape the various programs into effective coordinated strategies.

2019 Annual Action Plan, Public Hearing Notice.  The Public Comment Period for the Draft 2019 Michigan Consolidated Annual Action Plan with written comments to be received no later than 5/8/19.

2019 Annual Action Plan, Draft for Public Comment.  As part of the citizen participation process, there is a public comment period ending 5/11/19.

September Webinar: Adam Legge

Being good isn’t enough these days. If you want to thrive, if you want to make an impact and if you want to achieve results then you need to be remarkable. But achieving remarkability is no easy task these days—the pace of change and disruption is making it harder and harder to stay at the front of the pack. Adam will share with you the framework—the three pillars of Purpose, People and Platform—for achieving remarkability so that you can take your organization to the top of its game. Rooted in twenty years of leadership experience he will share the realities, challenges and benefits of achieving remarkability and the transformation journey. (

To find out more, watch Adam Legge’s webinar on September 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Register for the webinar: