The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce is the only 5-Star Accredited chamber in the state of Michigan!
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The Battle Creek Area Chamber Foundation

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in order to conduct educational programs aimed to enhance professional development for businesses and leadership development for businesses and leadership development for current and future community leaders in the greater Battle Creek area. To reach these goals, the Foundation works in partnership with the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce to execute a professional development series, and address work force development issues and leadership development opportunities.


Leadership Battle Creek

Leadership Battle Creek is designed to engage established and emerging leaders in executive leadership skills. Executive leadership skills move leaders outside of their title and/or role and into the framework of designing a culture where teams are happy and engaged. Curriculum focuses less on what leaders do and more on how and why they do it! Leadership Battle Creek specifically addresses the value of business and community by raising awareness of and educating leaders on the framework of sustainable leadership. Additionally, Leadership Battle Creek provides a venue to practice and implement applicable community and organizational change. It is a premier program of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Foundation.

We are currently seeking applications for the 2016–2017 class.
All interested parties should inquire with the Battle Creek Chamber Foundation 269.962.4076.


Silent Observer Committee

The Silent Observer Committee aids in the development of a positive economic environment and quality of life in our community by involving citizens and businesses in crime prevention and deterrence, aid in crime detection, and assist in the successful prosecution of those persons engaged in criminal activity within our community.


Women in Business Initiative

Women in Business


The Battle Creek Area Women in Business initiative, is an initiative of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce that promotes and empowers women business leaders to achieve their personal and professional goals by:

  • Increasing opportunities for women to serve on committees, boards, elected positions, etc.
  • Mentoring women at all stages of their careers
  • Building a network for women entrepreneurs to encourage peer-to-peer networking, education, and professional growth

The Women in Business Initiative inspires women to succeed by:

  • Learning from and networking with women in all stages of their careers
  • Promoting women entrepreneurs and helping improve their business prospects
  • Conducting research with leading institutions to explore women’s business issues and highlight their economic potential

Working together, we can inspire, empower, and help women around Battle Creek enhance their personal, business, and career goals.

The WIB initiative promotes and empowers women to achieve their personal and professional goals. We will be providing resources that are important to ensuring women are successful:

  • Supporting entrepreneurs as important contributors to our economy
  • Working with local chamber members to facilitate the advancement of women in business
  • Mentoring for women to build strong networks and advance careers
  • Supporting military spouses in planning careers and building networks
  • Building formal and informal networks that are critical for career advancement

To learn more about how you may get involved please contact Kara Beer at 269.962.4076 or email at

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Battle creek area
chamber of commerce

One Riverwalk Centre, Suite 3A
34 West Jackson Street
Battle Creek, MI 49017