• National Women’s History Month

      In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

    The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to honor the talented and hard-working women who contribute to the success of this community.  The Chamber is proud to report that there are 64 women-owned Chamber business members in the community.  These amazing women business leaders are providing expertise and services in retail, restaurant, accounting, hospitality, architectural design, real estate, insurance, education, agriculture, healthcare, IT & computer services, and much more.  (See list of women-owned Chamber of Commerce members below.)

    These women have embraced their opportunity to make history!

    • In 2016, a ten-person selection committee named acting Police Chief Natalie Thompson to serve as South Haven’s first female Police Chief.  The 24-year veteran of the department beat out thirty-three other candidates.  

    • In 2020, following a 3-month search resulting in 21 candidates from across the U.S., a local South Haven candidate, Kate Hosier, became the City’s first female City Manager. 

    • South Haven’s City Council includes 2 women – Letitia Wilkins, representing Ward 1, and Wendi Onuki, representing Ward 2.

    The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes:

    Amanda’s House – Ellen Kowara

    State Farm Insurance – Andrea Olson

    Apple Insurance – Laurie Willett

    Autumn Designs – Julie Roy

    Bayberry Cottage – Gwen DeBruyn

    Beyond the Spine Chiropractic – Christine Taylor

    Biggby Coffee – Kim Zdybel, Tara Walston

    Black River Barn – Nicole Slott

    Black River Books – Pam Haferman

    Calico Cleaning – Kathy Merchant

    Coastal Clean – Julie Vincent

    Confidential Services – Beth Warsco

    Crescent Moon – Erin Zoet

    Daydreamer Domes – Missy Fojtik

    Daylily – Karen Acerra

    Decadent Dogs – Roxanne Leder

    Design Evolutions – Marla Bruemmer

    Dr. Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services – Dr. Gyl Kasewurm

    Eagle Street Market & Antique Mall – Cindy Liscow

    Fields of Michigan – Irene Wood

    Hair By Maha – Maha Karadshen

    High Strung Jewelry – Anita McCormick

    Hope Parent Resource Center – Sheryl Postma

    In the Flesh Tattoo Parlor – Audrey Wright

    Julia’s at the Pavilion – Julia Marcoux

    King Realty Group – Trish King

    Ladybug Connections – Melissa Brower

    Lakeshore Trends – Renae Paliani, Patty Pastor-Nofs

    The Last Resort B&B – Kristina Lindemulder

    Latitude Blue Salon & Spa – Melanie Landry

    Lemons-N-Lavender – Barb Fitzpatrick

    LizRyan Salon & Spa – Amanda Minton

    Lori’s Baskets & Décor’ – Lori Krieger

    Marovec Marketing – Lisa Marovec

    Marrone Bio Innovations – Pam Marrone

    Martha’s Vineyard – Patty Nowlin

    Mill Pond Realty – Laura Durham

    Mill Pond Vacation Rentals – Melanie Durham

    Oh My Darlings – Carla Kolesar

    Outpost Sports – Jacqualine Lea

    Plant Life Journey – Jill Keb

    Plumber’s Portable Toilet Service – Cindy Harrington

    Rambling Rose – Denise Pigozzi

    Re/Max Lakeshore – Carol Genzink

    Ripple Effects Autism Learning Center – Lauren Cavalli

    Roberta Otto, CPA, PLC – Roberta Otto

    Rural Gig – Julie Cowie

    Sabrina Pritchett Evans Agency – Sabrina Pritchett Evans

    Sherpa, LLC – Michele Mollard

    Shoreline Dance Academy – Brandy Campbell

    Sisters In Ink – Trudi Engelbrecht

    Six Chicks Scratch Kitchen – Sandra Collins

    South Haven Creations Wedding & Event Center – Patti Zylstra

    Stokes Blueberry Farm & Nursery – Kim Stokes

    Sweet Haven – Liz Woods

    TANDEM Marketing Solutions – Susan Diepen

    The Barn at the Resort – Sue & Kylie Novotny

    The Carpet Shop – Aimee Locker Johnson

    The Home Source Group – Shanna Ax

    The Lodge – Meredith Sherrod

    ThinkBar Coworking – Suzanne Sutherland, Lynzee Krohne, Kayla Welch

    Three Blondes Brewing – Amanda Johnson, Carrie Troyer

    Van Buren Reminder – Pam Harris

    Water’s Edge Counseling Services – Sarah Til