The Onaway Community Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) is seeking an independent contractor for Part-Time Executive Director responsibilities.

This is an outstanding professional opportunity to lead the OCCC, while working closely with businesses in the Onaway Community.

OCCC is a 501 c 6 Non-Profit Organization whose primary mission is “To represent, promote, and improve the business community of the Onaway area in the development of programs, services, and advocacy which will improve the economic well-being of our business members and citizens, while preserving our quality of life.”

As the Executive Director, you will collaborate with the OCCC Board of Directors, be the spokesperson and main point of contact for all chamber related activities, develop and manage chamber events, motivate and recruit active volunteer committees to implement the OCCC’s vision and goals, and cultivate effective relationships with the business community, members, other governmental agencies, other area Chambers, and civic organizations.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • High School Education (Some college is preferred)
  • Experience in business, retail, sales, marketing or related fields (Minimum of 5 years preferred)
  • Ability to manage online presence (social media, website, online newsletter, & email)
  • Flexible schedule & ability to attend events
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in public speaking and personal relations activities
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work without direct supervision
  • Professional demeanor and personality to deal with general public and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate a variety of fundraising events as well as business promotions
  • Knowledge of the area and its attractions/benefits
  • Ability to produce brochures, correspondence, and marketing materials preferred, but not required

Interested candidates should submit an application or resume by e-mail to or by mail: Onaway Community Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 343 Onaway, MI 49765 by Friday, July 7th, 2017

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  Free Area Business Services

PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) of Northeast Michigan offers free assistance to companies wanting to sell their products or services to the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, the State of Michigan and/or other states, and local agencies. They teach companies which registrations are mandatory to become a government contractor, how to find the agencies that purchase what you sell, how to take advantage of set-aside contracts and more. Learn more about their free services by attending one of their "How to Become a Government Contractor" training sessions.


Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium offers free services to improve the local workforce. All services are free. Area employers can take advantage of free online job postings, on-the-job training wage reimbursement*, skilled trade training fund awards*, interview space, career fair hosting, qualified applicant referrals, up-to-date info on labor market information, and more. *State/federal employment programs subject to availability/eligibility.
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost/low-cost assistance in everything from writing a business plan, to finding ways to finance your startup, to expanding your business into international markets. SBDC enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With offices statewide, the SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success.
In March 2014 the Presque Isle County Board of Commissioner’s teamed up with Target Alpena and Alpena Chamber of Commerce to bring a regional forum to our county. The County Board of Commissioners continue to work with the local EDC/CDC Board towards growth in our community and are able to have those needs met and served with the help of our partners at the Alpena Chamber.

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance is a non-profit economic development partnership providing resources to create and retain quality jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties. The NLEA works directly with local units of government on infrastructure projects, which facilitates local company growth and expansion and assists many local companies on a wide range of issues that helps retain existing jobs and create new jobs. We pro-actively approach economic development as a “team sport” and work hard to strengthen partner relationships, network public and private sectors, and work collaboratively to address economic development challenges and opportunities in our area.

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  Onaway Business Opportunities

We welcome you to start or move your business here today!

Onaway is a great place to locate a large or small business in Northern Michigan, offering renaissance zone tax free business property, an industrial park, a new sewage system, abundant outdoor recreation, and an eager workforce. 

Our Air Commerce Park is north of the RR bed and East of M-211, and the Onaway Industrial Park is north of the RR bed and west of M-211.

Located just 18 miles east of I-75 at the junction of highways M-68 and M-33, Onaway area is promoting business opportunities in Northeast Michigan. The city of Onaway is located in picturesque Presque Isle County in Northeastern Lower Michigan, 250 miles north of Detroit (4 hours).

Onaway Air Commerce Park
4 Industrial lots (2 acres each)
10 Commercial lots (0.5 to 2.0 acres with M-211 Highway Frontage)
29 acres Residential/Office to be custom divided

Industrial and Commercial lots have class A roads, sewer and water as well as wireless internet access. Fiber Optic, gas and electric available from Highway 211.

  • Industrial Park:  4 acres available, Class A roads, sewer and water, wireless internet access. Fiber Optic, gas and electric available from Highway 211.
  • Leo Goetz Airport: 2 runways: 2600 ft & 1300 ft
  • Large Deep Water Port (Port Calcite)--Rogers City 24 miles
  • High Wire Corridor along M-68 to Port Calcite
  • I-75 Corridor 18 miles East along M-68