We're Moving!


Exciting things are afoot!

The first three rules of real estate
are, "location, location, location!"
...so, we're changing ours!

Greetings Chamber Members,
Our offices are now located in the City Hall building, 310 Greenwood Street.  The primary reasons for the move are to be better connected to the city and to reduce expenses. We've been located in our current Bridge Street address for several years and after a lengthy evaluation we came to the decision that a move would not only be best for the community but would be best for the Chamber as well.

To restate our mission....
"The purpose of the Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide a platform to promote the vibrancy of the Grand Ledge area community for Chamber members, local businesses and residents at a cost equal or less than the combination of competitive membership dues and income."

This is an exciting time for the Chamber.  We have a strong Board of Directors that are truly committed to you and your community.  Our events such as Music in the Park, Yankee Doodle Days, Color Cruise and the Winterfest post record attendance and are community favorites. Most importantly, we continue to add services and value for YOU -- our most important asset.  We am grateful for the support, dedication and outreach of our members as this is an invaluable resource for Grand Ledge.

As the Chamber maintains its forward momentum and continues to achieve its strategic goals, we remain committed to this community and look forward to many more years of growth in our new location.

Have a Happy Summer! ... and stop in for a visit some time.

Kind Regards,
Kevin Skarritt, Chairman of the Board
Jill Russell, Executive Director


Wed. June 1 - Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, June 1 at 11:30am

Welcome to Grand Ledge!
Applegate Home Comfort 

400 1/2 S. Bridge Street
phone 517-925-2000

Fri. June 3 - Grand Opening!

TCC – The Cellular Connection

Join us for the
Grand Opening 
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, June 3
12:00 Noon

669 E Saginaw Hwy
Grand Ledge, MI  48837

Yankee Doodle Days Parade

Annual Yankee Doodle Days Parade 
Click here and register online!

Guest Author - Molly Harper

Sunday, June 12 
2 - 4 pm
The Opera House

13th Annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial 5K


Click Here to Register Online.
It's Simple & Quick!

Summer Concert Series!

Check them out on Facebook for info and photos!

Ledge Craft Lane

JUNE Artist of the Month
Artist Reception - Saturday, June 11th
Watching artists on TV helped Judy DeBolt learn how to put her creative ideas onto canvas.  This led to winning a contest and now to being June’s Artist of the Month at Ledge Craft Lane.
For Judy, those creative ideas came from viewing the world.  She says “beauty in nature has always been a personal fascination and started for me at a very young age.  I’ve always appreciated being out in nature and exploring all the visual possibilities it has to offer.  Camping was an excellent time for watching how the natural world changes.”  Her view of the world is reflected in her paintings.
Judy says she is not classically trained in art nor has she had any lessons until more recently.  In the past she would tune into WKAR and watch Helen VanWyke, Jerry Yarnell and Bob Ross.  For the past three years she has taken lessons with Kerri Goodman at Ledge Craft Lane. She’s gaining informative art insight including mixing colors and thinking outside the box. 

Judy’s work will be on display for the entire month. Her artist’s reception will be on Saturday, June 4th from 2-4pm at Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St in GL. Judy says “it’s been a great journey working on the paintings and I look forward to a continuation of learning and observing all that is around me.  I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.”

Kids Summer Park Programs

Farmers Market is Open!

GL Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Bridge Street Plaza
Produce, baked goods, eggs, soaps, lotions
and so much more.

See you there!!

Check them out on Facebook


Sneak peek at some of the events...

Thursday - June 16
FREE Admittance - Open to the Public!
6:00 Entertainment Tent Open
Food All Night by A&W of Grand Ledge
6:30pm-7:30pm  GL Area District Library presents Drummunity
Music in the Park - Under the Tent! Free - All Ages
7:30pm-10:30pm  Live music with Brian Lorente

Friday - June 17
5:00pm Entertainment Tent Open for a special Happy Hour - Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Business, Networking Event!  sponsored by the Chamber Ambassador Team
7:00pm  $5 Admittance and MUST BE 21 with VALID ID to enter the tent.
Food All Night by the GL Masons
8:00pm-Midnight  Live Music with Life Support

Saturday – June 18
8:30am  13th Annual Josh Spalsbury Memorial 5K Comet Chase
9:00am  Farmers Market at the Opera House parking lot.
GL Area Retailers “Sidewalk Sales” and “Window Decorating Contest”
10:00am Breakfast food items in front of the tent
11:00am​  Parade Downtown
12:00pm​  Pulled-Pork-A-Palooza  All-day BBQ, plus burgers/brats/dogs -GL Masons

Kids Day - Opera House Lawn & GL Fire Dept.
TONS of Activities          
Pony rides     
Over 30 video games                                                    
WLNS Channel 6 Storm Tracker    
Touch a Truck                                                    
Magician that includes YOU in the magic trick
Eaton Co. 4-H petting zoo                                                                   
Clowns & balloon animals
C.A.R.D.S  - drones & small planes on display.                                                  
Local police K-9 dogs                                                                           
Children carnival games                                                                     
3 Dunk Tanks with the GLFD & GLPD and GLPS Teachers & Cheerleaders
A&W hot dogs & root beer floats too!
Kiwanis Duck Draw 
Make-It & Take-It Crafts & Face Painting at Ledge Craft Lane 12-2pm
Capital Area Radio Drone Squadron Community Day! See below.

12:00pm​  Grand Princess Riverboat Rides begin and run every hour.
6:00pm​  Entertainment Tent Open
$5 Admittance and MUST BE 21 with VALID ID to enter the tent.
Food All Night by the GL Masons
8:00pm​  Grand Princess Fireworks Cruise
9:00pm​  Live music with Global Village
10:00pm​  Fireworks Show
Sunday – June 19
FREE Admittance - Open to the Public!
Noon-5:00pm Entertainment Tent Open  

The Fledge - Live Music Event!        

SATURDAY - Kids Can Fly Real Drones!!
                            C.A.R.D.S. Airfield - 8328 Otto Road


Island Art Fair

for the
43rd Annual Island Art Fair 

August 6th on the Island
Downtown Grand Ledge

- Artists, crafts people, print artists, and photographers are invited.
- Media - sculpture, painting, drawing, prints, craft, photography. 
- All art and craft items must be the creation of and assembled by the exhibitor. 

**Commercial/manufactured items (kits) food and drink are not eligible. 
For information go to www.ledgecraftlane.com/island-art-fair.html or call (517) 627-9843, Wednesdays-Fridays.

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