CHAMBER BLOG

It All Starts U.P Here!

May 28, 2021

Chamber member Black River Lodge made this neat visual about the great upcoming “FREE” Michigan weekend, June 12-13th.  What a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the Ironwood area and the Western U.P.   If you are from “elsewhere”, take advantage of FREE (Fishing, ORV, and Recreation Passport) & wind your way up to the U.P. […]

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New Ironwood Guide is Here!

May 7, 2021

Just arrived today at the Chamber office at the Historic Ironwood Depot (150 North Lowell Street) is the new 2021-2023 Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Destination Guide.  The “welcome picture” is a unique drone picture taken by Bill Pohlmann which shows in the center the space where the great railroad yards of Ironwood used to be, […]

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Working Together for the U.P.

April 20, 2021

Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, Lake Gogebic Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, and Travel Ironwood have come together to form a U.P. Promotional Partnership to advertise the landscape and community of the Western U.P. via 5 Star’s Up North Action print/digital magazine (plus assorted digital media supplements).  Our first foray will be in the […]

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Spring is Resting

April 13, 2021

If you look closely, you can see some green in the Depot park landscape!  And, just by the Iron Belle Trail sign, is a new bench, donated by Victor and Mary Parisian in honor of all the Iron Belle Trail volunteers who do so much to take care of and maintain the Trail.  It is […]

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Welcome! Come on in!

March 22, 2021

The sun is out, and the last few piles of snow are fading fast.  Waterfalls are roaring, and the beginning of the early Spring travel season is starting.  At the Historic Ironwood Depot, the main reception room (and Chamber counter area) has been newly painted, and the century-old floor has been sanded and varnished.  All […]

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Jack Frost Finale

February 22, 2021

With the great Chamber member Norrie Club “Light Up The Night” Christmas tree burning event on February 20, 2021, the Jack Frost Festival 2020 – 2021 comes to a close.  Extended into February this year due to Covid-19, the tree burn displayed a truly magnificent tower of old Christmas trees that really did “light up […]

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Festival Ironwood 2021

February 10, 2021

With the decision to move ahead with planning for a 2021 Festival Ironwood this July 14-17, the various sub-committees of volunteers are organizing themselves and beginning the assignment of tasks and the scheduling of all Festival activities.  Given Covid-19 uncertainties, it is impossible to know at this date (2/10/21) what State of MI regulations as […]

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2020 Chamber “Banquet” Awards

January 26, 2021

This January of 2021 is when the Chamber would normally have its all-member Awards Banquet.  Unfortunately, that could not be held this year, so, on the same date, we held the 2020 Awards Presentation at the Historic Ironwood Depot with the Chamber office as backdrop. View the full ceremony on our YouTube Channel Award Winners: […]

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Snow at last!

December 15, 2020

Well, it has taken Mr. Jack Frost a long time to get here, but at last some good temperatures are here and a bit of snow has started to fall!!  Of course, this not the “usual” Ironwood snow for December, but then December 2020 (and ALL of 2020) has been most unusual.  You can keep […]

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Jack Frost Chamber Raffle Winners

December 5, 2020

At the 2:00 p.m. drawing today (Saturday, 12/4/2020) at Northwind Co-op, the following is the order of the prize winners:  1st Prize = Eric Lytwyniak, 2nd Prize = Paula Chermside, 3rd Prize = Cindy Franck, 4th Prize = Justin Richards, 5th Prize = Morgan Grasso, 6th Prize = Miquel Lewis/Lucy Koivisto, 7th Prize = Lea […]

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Looking Far Ahead

November 19, 2020

The weather for this time of year is really warm, but today that weather was very helpful as three important Iron Belle Trail display panels went up in Ironwood, marking out Mile “0” of the Iron Belle Trail.  Of course, we hope that soon this trail will be covered in two feet (or more) of […]

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Yooper Land

November 11, 2020

The above snapshot is from Ironwood’s Mt. Zion webcam this morning (11/11/20).  Winter is slowly making its way to Ironwood and the U.P.  Unfortunately, so is Covid-19.  We welcome visitors, but if you do visit, please follow safe practices and wear a mask, try to keep 6 distancing, and wash hands.  Hopefully at Winter’s end, […]

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