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CHAMBER BLOG

Jack Frost Parade of Lights

November 29, 2022

Saturday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., the Jack Frost Festival of Lights parade steps off from in front of the Historic Carnegie Library and travels down Ironwood’s Aurora Street!  With a projected 41 units this year, we can be sure that this parade will have something for everyone to enjoy and marvel at:  horses and […]

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Fall Color Begins!

September 13, 2022

We are now about midway through September as the Chamber office guy writes this, and the leaves, they are a’turning!   Mostly yellows and light browns now, and more color closer to Lake Superior, but the time, it is a moving fast, and it will not be long until the vibrant reds and browns will paint […]

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Recent Economic Trends in the Western U.P.

August 19, 2022

On August 18th at Ironwood’s Aurora Club, the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce sponsored Ron Wirtz, Outreach Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, for both small-group roundtables and a noon lunch presentation on “Recent Economic Trends in the Western Upper Peninsula.”  We had great attendance and some outstanding home-made pasties and cake by the […]

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Recent Western U.P. Economic Trends: 2019-2022

August 3, 2022

The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce is presenting Ron Wirtz, Director of Outreach for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank in a noon-time event at the Aurora Club, 101 Penokee Road, Ironwood, on August 18, 2022.  Ron will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “Recent Economic Trends in the Western Upper Peninsula.”   You do not […]

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Festival Ironwood 2022

July 9, 2022

Happy Saturday, July 9th!  The Big Top (and Little Tops) are up in Historic Depot park awaiting there outfitting of tables, lights, beer trailer, dance stage, sound system, etc.  Festival Ironwood 2022 starts Wednesday, July 13 at around noon, with the Ironwood-Hurley Rotary Club “Beer & Brats” opening food event that evening.  Check out the […]

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Upper Peninsula Glory

June 6, 2022

June is here!  For the next 3 months, all that is wonderful about the U.P. in flower, trails, waterfalls, and beaches will be on display.  Sunsets at 9:00 p.m. (or later!); looking for agates and Yooperlites on the Lake Superior Shore, stream and lake fishing, hiking the North Country Trail, biking the Iron Belle Trail, […]

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Spring at Last, Vol. 2

May 13, 2022

See that picture??  A tree is bursting into leaf time right next door to the Depot at the Post Office.  Over the past two days Ironwood has been blessed with a) warm and b) rain.  The result, today (May 13, 2022) everything is GREEN!!!   Bikers and runners are out on the Iron Belle Trail here […]

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Spring at Last!

April 28, 2022

At last the white snow is melting and we can say with some confidence that we have entered early Spring in Ironwood.  The waterfalls on the Black River are roaring away, the Montreal river is acting like one, rather than just being a summer meandering stream, and out at Little Girls Point, the final beach […]

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State Bantam B Hockey Tournament in Ironwood

March 1, 2022

Ironwood’s Pat O’Donnell Civic Center will host Michigan 2022 MAHA State Playoff’s (Bantam B) March 11 through 13.  This will be the first all-Michigan gathering at the completely rebuilt Civic Center.  Competition will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, with the 3 final games on Sunday (9:30, 11:00, and 4:30).  Like their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Pat-ODonnell-Civic-Center-106007259440654/  […]

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The Great White North

February 4, 2022

January through March are pretty much a guarantee to be great outdoors weather for all the snow recreational activities:  snowshoe, ski, fat tire biking, & snowmobiling.   Trail 2 goes right past the Chamber of Commerce office here in the Historic Ironwood Depot (see above picture).  At the time I write this, the temperature is an […]

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2021 Ironwood Chamber Awards

January 24, 2022

Well, it’s January 2022, when we usually have our Chamber Awards Banquet, celebrating the awards for the year 2021 just past.  However, Covid-19 continues its U.P. trail, and so we ended up having the awards captured on video here in the Chamber Depot office.  The full presentations can be seen on our Chamber YouTube channel.  […]

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Jack Frost $10,000 Raffle

December 4, 2021

At the 2:00 p.m. drawing today (Saturday, December 4th) held at the Northwind Co-op, the winners of the Chamber’s $10K raffle were as follows:   1st prize =  Incredible Bank, 2nd prize = Julie Anderson, 3rd prize = Kathleen Grbavich, 4th prize = Paul Anderson, 5th prize = Brian Roehm, 6th prize = Jim Peterson, 7th […]

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