Community Advocacy

Government Advocacy

Our members are all sizes and represent all sectors of the community as well as other businesses in the region that consider the Battle Creek/Calhoun County area part of their market. More than 80% of our firms are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.

As the voice of business, the Chamber speaks at the city, county, state and federal level about businesses issues that impact our community. We’re the “eyes and voices of business” and look out for the interests of our members.

At the state level, the issues consistently considered priorities are economic development incentives, taxes affecting businesses, regulatory issues and transportation issues. Other issues may arise and Chamber policy is determined by the board of directors.

At the city and county level, the Chamber provides information and input on several issues that impact the business community and the development of quality-of-life initiatives that will advance the economic growth of Battle Creek and Calhoun County. Chamber staff participates in a multitude of meetings with government leaders and staff to provide feedback and offer the business communities’ point of view.

Each year, the Chamber hosts meetings, and forums with members of the Michigan congressional delegation and state, county and local elected leaders and their respective staffs.

For information about the Chamber’s Government Affairs/Advocacy program, contact Kara Beer, 269.962.4076.

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Mission Statement of the Government Relations & Advocacy Committee

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce mobilizes the community to speak with a highly influential voice in support of public policies that create economic success.

Vision Statement

Battle Creek/Calhoun County has a global reputation as a community which is vibrant, innovative, fun, diverse, in part, because its public policies enable it to flourish.