• SUMMIT 2016: Empowering Business Leaders!

    Join us for this thought provoking and dynamic annual forum that attracts an audience from around the state. With a focus on entrepreneurship, Summit is a high caliber educational program geared toward creating a change in the culture and promoting a call to action.

    SUMMIT 2016 will be held on Friday, October 28th from 7:45am to 1:00pm at Lake Michigan College- South Haven Campus, 125 Veterans Blvd. Plan now to join us for this informative and inspirational program!


    Our keynote speaker for 2016 will be Bob Jacquart, CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products based in Ironwood, MI, exclusive producers of the iconic Stormy Kromer hat. His personal motto, "never stop growing," is reflected in the work of his company.

    Following Jacquart, Brenda VanderMeulen will present "From Managing to Leading, Creating a Shared Vision".  VanderMeulen began teaching at Hope College in spring 2015, and is a consultant who specializes in strategic planning and human resources.  In her consulting she works with small to mid-sized companies. 

    Rounding out the program,  Attorney Elizabeth Wells Skaggs will present an informative session focusing on employment issues facing businesses today.  Elizabeth Wells Skaggs is a partner with the Labor and Employment Practice Team at Varnum Law.  She has counseled business clients on a variety of matters affecting the workplace. 

    Tickets are available now! The cost is $60 for Chamber members and $70 for non-members. Fees include workshop materials, breakfast and lunch. Call the Chamber of Commerce to reserve your seat 269.637.5171 or e-mail us at cofc@southhavenmi.com. Seating is limited. You may also download the registration information by clicking HERE.

    Thank you sponsors! We could not continue to hold programs of this caliber without the support of our corporate partners!