CHAMBER BLOG

July the 4th be with you!

June 20, 2024

It is that time of the year!  Celebrating Independence Day!  And one of the Ironwood Chamber members, the Bessemer 4th of July, Inc., really knows how to put on a week-long celebration of summer, community, and patriotic reflection.  Starting June 26th and running to July 4th, this “Bessemer Blast” offers 9 days of live music, […]

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Statue-sque Summer

June 15, 2024

The locally famous Ironwood Hiawatha Statue is owned by the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, and this summer we are selling T-shirts as way to rebuild the Statue’s dedicated maintenance fund.  We have Youth sizes (S,M,L) and Adult sizes (S,M,L,XL).  Youth sizes are $22 (or $27 if mailed) and Adult sizes are $25 (or $30 if […]

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Spring is springing!

May 15, 2024

May has arrived, and things are beginning to green up here at the Historic Ironwood Depot.  Travelers are also starting to wind their way U.P. North in search of Lake Superior beaches, waterfalls, hiking and biking journeys, and (this year) some outstanding northern lights auroras.   If you are new to our webpage, please check out […]

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A Burning Question

January 29, 2024

Saturday, January 27th saw the Norrie Club’s “Light Up The Night” Christmas tree burning event & fireworks.  Usually this event features a snowshoe walk and a sledding hill.  However, as Mr. Jack Frost continues his vacation from the U.P. (where does he go exactly?  does he stay with his buddy, El Nino??), there were no […]

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Mr. Jack Frost’s vacation

December 19, 2023

With Christmas only a few days away, Ironwood finally got a dusting of snow on December 18th.  Not much.  Not the normal for sure.  And forecast to melt (WOW).  The picture shown above was taken by a local Ironwood photographer, Mr. Gary Jackson, who often passes Depot park on his downtown walks and coffee stops.  […]

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Jack Frost Parade 2023

December 4, 2023

Another wonderful Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade!  Saturday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. saw 37 units move their way down Aurora Street, past hundreds and hundreds of folks!  As the weather was unseasonably warm, there were far more kids at the parade than last year!!  The Gogebic County 4-H float won the top prize […]

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Jack Frost Festival Tree Lighting Nov. 16

November 1, 2023

There!  See that snow?!  Mr. Jack Frost is finally here and starting his U.P. work!  On Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 we will celebrating the start of the Jack Frost Festival of Wintertime Events here at Depot Park (150 N. Lowell Street) with the official lighting of the Jack Frost tree.  The Luther L. Wright […]

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Plaidurday 2023: Friday, October 6th

October 3, 2023

A world-wide celebration of all things plaid, the First Friday in October is just the opportunity you need to come downtown and be a part of Ironwood’s First Friday Plaidurday event.  Aurora Street will be closed off, and you can start gathering at 5:40 or so.  Formal drone picture is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.   Last […]

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Don’t Leaf Me All Alone!

September 19, 2023

“Tree to be, you and me.”  The time is nigh and ready for the greatness of U.P. Fall–catch the views from Ironwood’s Mt. Zion, ride the lift to the top of Copper Peak, visit the Lake Superior shoreline beach at Black River Harbor–all of these place feature the glories of Fall colors.  So, “leaf” your […]

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2023-2024 Chamber Interns!

August 31, 2023

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Gracie Houtari and Madelyn Bastman from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood to be our Chamber interns for the 2023-2024 school year.  Gracie and Madelyn will be helping at the Chamber office and visitor counter daily from Noon until  3:00 p.m.  Stop in and say […]

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Art Tour–Nature-ly!

July 25, 2023

The Ironwood area in summer is amazingly beautiful, and this year, many of our local artists who have their studios outside of downtown and in that beauty have come together to organize a self-guided Art Tour on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 & 6, from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.   We have copies of the […]

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Festival Ironwood – July 12 – 15!

July 11, 2023

Festival Ironwood time has arrived at last!  The tents are up, the chairs and tables are set, and the time is here to celebrate the warm days of summer and the gathering of family and community.  The entire schedule is on our website here:  https://ironwoodchamber.org/festival-ironwood/       Time to enjoy all that the U.P. can be!

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The Excitement Never Flags!

June 27, 2023

Going up today (6.27.23) at the Historic Ironwood Depot are the “Heritage Flags of Emberlight.”  To honor the ancestral background of the artists, presenters, and volunteers participating in our 2023 Festival, Emberlight is flying a flag from each country and tribal nation they represent. Taken together, the Heritage Flags reveal the varied cultures and ancestries […]

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Truly eventful!

June 23, 2023

Summer–that brief period of U.P sun/warmth euphoria–has arrived at last!  This is the 3 month period (July, August, September) when the entire Gogebic Range explodes in events and activities:  there is just SO MUCH GOING ON!  You can find out where your next summer fun event is by going to our Gogebic/Iron County all-event website […]

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Map Your Adventure!

June 9, 2023

At long last, the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce has an OUTSIDE city/area map at the Depot!  Attached to the East side (park/trail side) of the Archive Building, this new map shows not only the City of Ironwood, but Hurley, WI and important area sites and connections such as Black River Harbor Scenic Byway, Saxon Harbor, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 https://www.facebook.com/people/Suffolk-Street-Eatery/100069155195564/  in Ironwood, who were awarded our Business of the Year for 2022.  Other winners were:  Organization of […]

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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 […]

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