The Entrepreneurs Club is an interactive and informative forum that connects people who are interested in developing a business concept or growing an established business with tools, resources, and opportunities across Van Buren County. Networking and resource sharing under the leadership of the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce is the main focus of these meetings. Entrepreneurs Club is a great resource for those interested in starting, maintaining, or building a business.

Entrepreneurs Club meetings are hosted at Lake Michigan College, as always, free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. To RSVP or to receive more information about the Entrepreneurs Club and other small business development services and programs available through the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, call 269.637.5171 or RSVP online.


2014 Entrepreneur’s Club Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, February 4th, 6 – 8 p.m. Community Conversations
Tuesday, March 4th, 6 – 8 p.m. Southwest MI PTAC
Tuesday, April 8th, 6 – 8 p.m. Think Local

Location: Lake Michigan College, South Haven Campus
125 Veterans Blvd.

Community Conversations

February 4, 2014 6-8pm LMC-South Haven

During this discussion, the Center for Michigan team will discuss and learn more about many key issues impacting our state today, and participants will be able to share their priorities for Michigan’s future. The Center for Michigan believes that all voices should shape the focus of this election and Michigan’s path in 2015 and beyond. www.thecenterformichigan.net

Discussion topics include:      

·         How you feel about Michigan today

·         Education

·         Economy and prosperity

·         Quality of life

·         Public Money Priorities

Southwest Michigan PTAC 

March 4, 2014 6-8pm LMC-South Haven

This is a class for companies that are selling successfully commercially and are currently or are interested in selling products and services to the federal, state and local government agencies or would like to subcontract to government prime contractors. Southwest Michigan PTAC offers services at no charge to businesses in 8 Southwest Michigan counties. Topics that will be covered include:

·         Southwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center Services

·         State of Michigan Government Contracting

·         Federal Government Contracting

·         Finding Bid Opportunities

·         Laws and Regulations

·         Federal Small Business Goals and Set-Aside Contract Opportunities

Think Local

April 8, 2014 6-8pm LMC-South Haven

How can this benefit your business? In this presentation, the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce will outline the components of the Think Local program and reveal the economic impact Thinking Locally can have on our community. Learn about each initiative the Chamber has implemented to inspire local spending and what you can do to further the impact of this movement. Several local businesses will showcase their efforts to expand local purchasing and hiring local talent.