Advocacy & Government Affairs

Advocacy & Government Affairs

Get more done, with less red tape.

The chamber can help you navigate zoning laws, local ordinances and City Hall.

West Michigan is a great place to do business, but there are still rules to follow, paperwork to complete and permits to acquire. And while you know your business inside out, city, regional and state government are a different story. That’s where your Chamber comes in. Our members turn to us for help with the paperwork, processes and approvals needed to start, promote and expand their businesses.


Government Affairs Events

Whether it’s a road trip to the statehouse, a breakfast meeting with local officials or just talking politics over a pint of local product, your Chamber connects with you with the people and policymakers who matter most to your business.

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Government Affairs Resources

With 130 years of experience and thousands of members, we have plenty of experience helping businesses do business with local, regional and national officials. If you have questions, we have answers. Useful tools, tips and articles are a few clicks away.

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The Chamber offers educational opportunities, which can help you if you need to get up to speed in one area or another. Plus, you have a team of lobbyists you know is ready to advocate for you.” - Dave Shaffer/Former City Commissioner
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