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Rachel E. Stewart

Advocacy and Events Coordinator at Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce 

Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Advocacy and Events Coordinator

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Support and represent Chamber members through advocacy efforts serving on these committees and/or coordinating the following meetings:

  • Connect Michigan Broadband Assessment Team (member) 
  • Government Affairs Committee (administrative staff) 
  • Muskegon Manufacturers Bi-Annual Meetings - Port City Industrial Park, Norton Shores Industrial Park (administrative staff) 
  • Muskegon County Airport Advisory Committee (termed member) 
  • Muskegon County Silent Observer Committee (administrative staff) 
  • Muskegon Port Advisory Committee (marketing sub-committee member)

Plan and coordinate Chamber Events to inform members of relevant business topics as well as provide opportunities for networking. In 2015 there were 38 Chamber events that welcomed 3,800 guests. These events included:

  • Business After Hours (networking) Programs 
  • Business for Breakfasts Programs 
  • Business Briefing (training) Programs 
  • Chamber Classic Golf Outing 
  • Entrepreneur Award Luncheon 
  • Lakeshore Athena Award Receptions and Luncheon 
  • Lakeshore Business Expo (in collaboration with the the Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce) 
  • Member Celebrations (ribbon cuttings, grand openings) 
  • New Member Orientations



Hospitality and Tourism Management

Grand Valley State University

Bachelor of Science