About Us

South Kent Chamber

At the heart of our vibrant community, the South Kent County Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to Building Our Businesses to Build Our Communities. We take pride in fostering growth, collaboration, and prosperity for businesses in Wyoming, Kentwood, and the surrounding areas.

As a dynamic chamber, we understand that a thriving business community is the cornerstone of a flourishing society. That’s why we are committed to providing a comprehensive suite of services and opportunities designed to empower and elevate local businesses.

 

What the Chamber does:

Vision: What will the chamber look like in the next 10 years?

The SouthKent Chamber will be seen as a regional partner with increased policy influence and is “invited to the table” for regional and statewide policy discussions. The chamber has over 800 members that feel a sense of belonging, pride, supported, heard, connected, and represented. Stakeholders see the chamber as active, trustworthy, helpful, innovative, friendly and cutting edge. The chamber is a change agent and thought leader regionally. The chamber created an environment of inclusion and enjoys 50% engagement among members. The membership is diverse, representing multi-generations. The chamber occupies its own building, and its budget grew to $500,000 in annual revenue with stable reserve funds.

Priority Areas through 2026

01.

Workforce Development

Launch workforce development programs that support full employment in the region

02.

Small Business Resource

Support the small business community with resources to help them thrive

03.

Rebrand

Rebrand the chamber and its programs to be more inclusive of its membership

04.

Financial and HR Stewardship

Model stewardship of the chamber’s financial and human resources

The Power of South Kent Chamber

Unveiling the Pulse of Prosperity through Compelling Statistics

400+

Members

125+

Business Networking & Events

$138,000

in Grant Dollars awarded

22

Membership Scholarships

$40,000+

Invested to supporting workforce development & training

50+

Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities Offered

What sets us apart

Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals at our regular networking events. Forge valuable relationships that can fuel your business growth.

Advocacy

We actively champion the interests of our members. Benefit from our advocacy efforts that aim to create a favorable business environment and address challenges faced by the local business community.

Trainings and Workshops

Stay ahead of the curve with our diverse range of training sessions and workshops. From industry-specific insights to skill development, we offer resources to enhance your business acumen.

Leadership Programming

Cultivate leadership skills and strategic thinking through our leadership programs. Empower yourself to guide your business towards sustained success.

Community Engagement

We believe in giving back. Participate in community events and initiatives that not only enhance your brand's visibility but also contribute to the overall well-being of the community we call home.

Testimonials

Celebration Cinema has been a member of the South Kent Chamber for over 25 years. During that time I have built lasting friendships, developed skills, and found unique ways to spotlight our business. I have had the opportunity to serve the Chamber in many ways, from The Santa Parade, Annual Meeting, After Hours and Education committees, each with its own rewards.
Betsy Artz
Celebration Cinema
We continue to support and partner with the South Kent Chamber of Commerce because we think the SouthKent region (Wyoming / Kentwood) specifically is a great place to do business, and we want to be there to help encourage, support, or walk along side business' as they grow! We are all better together.
Nick Kuncaitis
K Group Companies
I joined the Chamber to connect with like-minded business owners interested in enhancing the South Kent business community. I am continually impressed with the caliber of people that I meet.
Bill Hahn
Advantage Group GA
The networking opportunities that the Chamber allows for has been invaluable for my business. The people that I have met have acted as customers, vendors and referral partners to assist with the growth of Basic Payroll. In addition, the connections that I have met; I have used in both business and personal situations. Everyone appreciates the advantages of supporting local business and participating in your local Chamber is a way to be involved!
Jim Bolek, CPP
Basic Payroll LLC

Join Us in Building a Stronger Community

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, the South Kent County Area Chamber of Commerce is your ally in success.