It’s not easy being green!

May 11, 2023

It appears that the 8 months of snow has finally come to an end.  The little Depot garden that Helen Slining cares for has GREEN PLANTS emerging.  And today, Thursday, May 11–there are people out walking and running the Iron Belle Trail next to my Depot office.  Symbolic of Yooper life in the North:  people […]


Destination Ironwood!

May 2, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce’s new Guide is back from the printers and in stock at the Chamber Depot Office.  You will also note that it is on the front page of this website, where a click on the cover page will take you to the Guide, which is in a “flip-book” format.  There are […]


Building the Future

February 20, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is always looking ahead to see how we can help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, craftsmen, producers, and service folks.  On Thursday, 23 February, the Chamber will be cooperating with Gogebic Community College and Michigan Works! to host the annual Career Exploration Day for Gogebic and Iron County high […]


Chamber Banquet Awards for 2022

January 20, 2023

For the first time since January of 2020, the Ironwood Chamber all-member Awards Banquet was held at the Aurora Club on January 17th.  Pictured above are Robbie and Joel Sardinha, owners and proprietors of the Suffolk Street Eatery  in Ironwood, who were awarded our Business of the Year for 2022.  Other winners were:  Organization of […]


A SISU Wintertime!

January 16, 2023

Jack Frost Wintertime has arrived in all its full snowflake glory in the U.P.  This year’s SISU Ski Fest (January 6-7) was the largest ever!  Over 800 skiers, from all across the United States–regional as well as Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and even Canada!   Wonderful weather and snow conditions!  And–best part–these conditions continue!  Check out member’s […]


Merry Christmas to All

December 26, 2022

Christmas 2022 certainly was a White Christmas, testifying to the snow-making skills of Mr. Jack Frost, to be sure.  Ironwood garnered a fresh 29 inches of snow between Friday night and Sunday morning.  The wonderful picture by Tom Kangas shows Depot park and the Historic Ironwood Depot, home to the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce office.  […]


Jack Frost Parade of Lights

November 29, 2022

Saturday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., the Jack Frost Festival of Lights parade steps off from in front of the Historic Carnegie Library and travels down Ironwood’s Aurora Street!  With a projected 41 units this year, we can be sure that this parade will have something for everyone to enjoy and marvel at:  horses and […]


Fall Color Begins!

September 13, 2022

We are now about midway through September as the Chamber office guy writes this, and the leaves, they are a’turning!   Mostly yellows and light browns now, and more color closer to Lake Superior, but the time, it is a moving fast, and it will not be long until the vibrant reds and browns will paint […]


Recent Economic Trends in the Western U.P.

August 19, 2022

On August 18th at Ironwood’s Aurora Club, the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce sponsored Ron Wirtz, Outreach Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, for both small-group roundtables and a noon lunch presentation on “Recent Economic Trends in the Western Upper Peninsula.”  We had great attendance and some outstanding home-made pasties and cake by the […]


Recent Western U.P. Economic Trends: 2019-2022

August 3, 2022

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is presenting Ron Wirtz, Director of Outreach for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank in a noon-time event at the Aurora Club, 101 Penokee Road, Ironwood, on August 18, 2022.  Ron will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “Recent Economic Trends in the Western Upper Peninsula.”   You do not […]


Festival Ironwood 2022

July 9, 2022

Happy Saturday, July 9th!  The Big Top (and Little Tops) are up in Historic Depot park awaiting there outfitting of tables, lights, beer trailer, dance stage, sound system, etc.  Festival Ironwood 2022 starts Wednesday, July 13 at around noon, with the Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club “Beer & Brats” opening food event that evening.  Check out the […]


Upper Peninsula Glory

June 6, 2022

June is here!  For the next 3 months, all that is wonderful about the U.P. in flower, trails, waterfalls, and beaches will be on display.  Sunsets at 9:00 p.m. (or later!); looking for agates and Yooperlites on the Lake Superior Shore, stream and lake fishing, hiking the North Country Trail, biking the Iron Belle Trail, […]