Chamber Programs

Launch Portage – Young Professionals
Welcome to Launch Portage. We are Young Professionals building leadership skills, networking and socializing to create a culture of community involvement through the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce. We organize fun activities designed to bring people together and strengthen our community.

Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
Welcome to an evening consisting of some business, but mostly pleasure…and networking with fellow Chamber members.
The evening kicks off with a brief program from the Executive Director presenting a look back at the Chamber’s past year and a peak at the goals ahead. A new Ambassador of the Year is named and a new Chamber president may be introduced while businesses and individuals are honored for their contributions and success.

Business Luncheons/Breakfasts
A great way to learn about a particular topic that may help you run your business better or provide you with new insight, all while networking with fellow Chamber members. Held during the early morning or lunch hour at a different location each session, these meetings are a great excuse to get out of the office, learn something new, and meet new people. Don’t forget to bring along your business cards.

Career Fair
Every other year, high school juniors from around the region have an opportunity to see what potential employment opportunities exist as local businesses and industries come to Portage High School as part of a career fair. Alternating years with the career fair, students tour regional manufacturing facilities to become aware of the great career opportunities within that sector.

Golf Outing
Our annual golf outing is held the second Wednesday in June. This event raises necessary funds for our organization while offering a day of networking for business leaders in a relaxed environment on the course. Reach multiple Chamber members and help our organization reach new levels of excellence. Plan to join other Chamber members, clients and friends for a great day out on the course in June. Sponsorship opportunities are available for your business.

Portage Green Gift Certificates
Portage Green Certificates can be conveniently purchased in $5, $10 and $25 increments at the Chamber office and are redeemable at all participating member businesses. Once the certificate has been purchased from us, the recipient can then redeem the certificate at any of these listed participating businesses immediately. For participating Chamber member businesses that receive a certificate, write your business name in the “redeemed at” line on the certificate and return it to our office for reimbursement. The Chamber will then issue a check to the participating business for the face value of the certificate.

For more information about these programs or to find out how you can be a part of them, please call our office at 608-742-6242.