Chamber Director's Blog

Chambers at the Fair

Tomorrow, 25 August, marks the opening day of the Gogebic County Fair at the Ironwood fairgrounds.   In addition to all the usual Fair excitement (races, cows, prize vegetables, carnival, fair music), you will find at the GCF Exposition Building (West end) an exceptionally fine Gogebic Chambers of Commerce booth.  Full of individual business brochures & cards, maps, Hiawatha statue restoration giving opportunity, Ironwood Chamber Summer Raffle ticket sale, event listings, nice pictures on the wall, etc., this booth is a chance to acquaint county residents with the fact that there are 5 chambers of commere in Gogebic County:  Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Watersmeet, and Lake Gogebic.   Last year, many passers-by expressed amazement that such was the case, having "no idea."   That is the purpose of the booth--to raise awareness on part of county residents that there ARE five active Chambers of Commerce, having a combined business membership in the hundreds!   These businesses sell goods, create things, fix things, hire folks, and, in many cases, actively contribute to community organizations and events through monetary or in-kind donations.   By joining a Chamber of Commerce, these businesses reaffirm their dedication to community and county-wide economic cooperation to enhance both local and regional development.   Stop by the booth!  Look over the pictures!  Take a map!  Buy a raffle ticket (only $5)!   And--sign our guest register (you only have to put your first name--the idea is to create a "signature wall" that visually brings home just how interconnected Gogebic County businesses are with their individual communities. 

Gogebic County Fair

August 25-28 marks the annual Gogebic County Fair--the grande culmination of summer produce, energy, and all-around good times!  TO FIND THE FAIR SCHEDULE, click on this link:


End of week Ironwood

Friday is almost upon us.  Don't wait!  Plan ahead:  Ironwood Depot Farmers and Artisan's Market is tomorrow from 3:30 to 6:30 at the Depot Park Pavilion.  Lots of great eating items as well as decorative arts that will brighten and enlighten any house or northwood's cabin.  Need spirit uplifting?  Stop by the downtown Art Park (across from the Historic Ironwood Theatre) for a music concert on Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Then walk across to the Downtown Art Place to see the "Water For Flint" exhibition.   Downtown Ironwood is the place to be on Friday! See you there.   

August 4th, 2016

Museum is open and busy today.  Lots of visitors. 


August--the time of ENJOYMENT!  Don't forget to come enjoy the Gogebic Country Fair August 25-28 in Ironwood.  Stop by the Chamber booth and buy a Summer Raffle ticket ($5) to support the Chamber!   A big Ironwood Chamber welcome to Tractor Supply Co., who officially opened their Ironwood store on Saturday--thanks for being a Chamber member and thanks for locating here in Michigan's Gateway City.   Coming up:  24 August (Wed) at Bessemer City Hall:  Ironwood/Bessemer Chambers of Commerce joint Business Box Lunch on the topic of Digital Media--New Ways of Doing Business.