Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce

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Who We Are

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) was established to effectively serve the small, micro and start-up businesses within the city of Milwaukee while promoting business growth in the city. It is committed to helping its members in every reasonable way to grow their businesses while expanding its membership to support its business advocacy goals. It actively participates in the building of a socio-economically prosperous Greater Milwaukee community.


Our Vision

To develop and enhance our community as a good place to live, work and play.

Our Mission

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce effectively promotes the business interests of Milwaukee and focused on being one of the leading advocates for the growth and enhancement of the Milwaukee community.

Our Promise

To help our member businesses in every way we can while contributing to the economic growth of the Milwaukee community.

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Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin, the 31st most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,040,498 as of an official 2013 estimate.

Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, the city hosts the Wisconsin State Fair, as well as an annual lakefront fair called Summerfest. Listed in the 1999 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest music festival in the world, for the last several years Summerfest has attracted around a million visitors each year to its eleven stages.

Milwaukee is home to a variety of primarily ethnically themed festivals throughout the summer. Held generally on the lakefront Summerfest grounds, these festivals span several days (typically Friday plus the weekend) and celebrate Milwaukee's history and diversity. In 2008 Riversplash, which markets itself as 'the official opening of summer', kicks off festival season on the last weekend of May. Festivals for the LGBT (PrideFest) and Polish (Polish Fest) communities follow in June. Summerfest spans 11 days at the end of June and beginning of July. Milwaukee hosts the Great Circus Parade in July. There are French (Bastille Days), Greek, Italian (FestaItaliana) and German (German Fest) festivals in July. The African, Arab, Irish, Mexican, and American Indian events wrap it up from August through September. Milwaukee is also home to Trainfest, the largest operating model railroad show in America, in November.

(Source: Wilkipedia)

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Inform Milwaukee

The Inform Milwaukee page is one of the means by which the GMCC is working to keep businesses and employees in the city of Milwaukee informed of community issues, legislation and various policies that impacts the city.

Legislative Bills

Why Join?

The ABC of why you should join the GMCC

ADVERTISE your business

We will help you advertise your business through:

  • New member listing and mini-profile in the e-newsletter
  • Special advertising discounts and flyer insertions
  • Free listing under your classification on the Membership Directory and Business Guide
  • Ribbon cutting ceremonies
  • Brochure and business card display at our business location

BE part of a network

Your membership in the chamber will help you find new customers, vendors and contacts through:

  • Business referrals
  • Breakfast or Lunch programs for skill-building and networking
  • Fundraisers
  • Technical Assistance

CARE for your community

Your membership in the chamber will provide you with a venue to positively influence the community:

  • Support schools within the community through the “Partners in Education” program
  • Recognize business and community leaders at the annual Community Awards Event
  • Free listing under your classification on the Membership Directory and Business Guide
  • Link with other community and business groups
  • Use the Chamber’s high community visibility to represent business interests

Join Here

Click on the link below to complete the form. Thank you for partnering with us to positively impact the small and microbusiness community of Milwaukee and the community as a whole.

Membership Application


Thanks for your interest in getting a copy of our membership directory. Please contact us by clicking on the button below so we can get a copy to you

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Information & Resources for COVID-19 Economic Impact

  •  The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant application is now live! (Learn More Here!)
  •  The applications for the Small Business Administration Grant for Food-Based Businesses & the Professionals who work for them is live! (Learn More!)
  •  The Economic Injury Disaster Loan is to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Apply Here!)
  •  The Paycheck Protection Program helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. (Learn More!)

Community Events

Milwaukee = Fun City

Milwaukee is a city where there is fun to be had. Check out the various festivals, fairs, clubs, concerts, artisian crafts and more that are available in Milwaukee!

Click the button below to check out the current Milwaukee Annual Events Calendar courtesy of Milwaukee365.

Milwaukee Events Calendar

Online Milwaukee Visitor's Guide

Below is a link to the online version of the Milwaukee Visitor's Guide courtsey of Visit Milwaukee.

Online Milwaukee Visitor's Guide

Chamber Events

Bi-Monthly Business Development Series

Join us for the next session of our Branding and Social Media Series.

Click the button below to register.

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Triannual Business Social

Our next networking Social Mixer will be announced shortly.

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Annual Members Appreciation Dinner

The date for our Annual Members Appreciaiton Dinner will be announced later in year.

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Become a Sponsor

Contact us to learn more about how to become one of the sponsors of our website or chamber events.

Technical Assistance

The Greater Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce's Technical Assistance Program offers business development services to startup and small businesses within Milwaukee by:

  • Providing confidential consultative analysis services free-of-charge
  • Equipping businesses with the tools needed to grow and succeed
  • Connecting Milwaukee startups and small businesses to outside assistance resources

The Technical Assistance Program will offer to connect your business with services such as:

  • Business Assistance
  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Educational Seminars
  • Entrepreneur Training
  • Resource network
  • Fine-tune the Business Strategy
  • Develop & Coach Presentation Skills
  • Create Programs & Activities to Facilitate Networking
  • Social Events
  • Business Coaching
  • Programs for Entrepreneurial Assistance
  • Programs for Business Assistance Providers
  • Links to Professional Service Providers
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Mentor-Partnering Programs
  • Funding Assistance
  • Connections to Venture Capital Sources
  • Resource Libraries

Employee Recruitment

To help our members source excellent employees, we have partnered with organizations like:

Let us assist you with your next employee recruitment needs.

Contact Us

6815 W. Capitol Drive, Suite 300, Milwaukee, WI 53216

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