Business Development

Business development is the creation of long-term value for not only the business but its customers, markets, vendor relationships, and the community surrounding it. The Ely Chamber of Commerce is here to help new and existing businesses create opportunities for growth and success. Operating a successful business in the modern world requires dedication and access to resources in marketing, human resources, and more. 
Consumer trends are continually changing and to stay ahead, regardless of industry, business owners are encouraged to participate in ongoing education and skill-building practices. Whether networking within the business community or with agencies and organizations on a regional, statewide or national level, the following business resources are designed to support you and your business goals.

Business Development Workshops

Recruiting & Onboarding On-demand Development

Recruiting & Onboarding 101 video   Recruiting & Onboarding 101 Worksheet  

Customer Service On-demand Development

Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience video    Exceptional Customer Experiences Worksheet     

When a Customer Worksheet    When You Say It Worksheet

Northwoods Business Incubator 

Our Northwoods Business Incubator (NBI) meetings are held from October thru April. Our focus is to share local, regional, and state resources with area businesses.  NBI is a great way for new entrepreneurs to network with established business owners to share experiences and opportunities for business growth and partnerships.  A business hosts each meeting and provides its location for the meeting and beverages for NBI participants.  We occasionally do business visits that offer an opportunity for a business to showcase their building renovations, a new location, or a manufacturing process.  Interested in hosting a meeting? Please contact us for more information.

Northwoods Business Incubator Meetings

Quarterly Business Breakfasts

The Ely Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support a very vibrant and dynamic business community.  We gather quarterly to share a meal and business news with one another.  Our business community is in a continual state of change and growth, so our gathering provides each business the opportunity to share their successes, changes, and opportunities.  

Quarterly Business Breakfast Schedule

Business Networking Dinner 

Our annual Business Networking Dinner is held in April prior to the start of our very busy summer season.  Our dinner features a social hour, buffet dinner, door prizes, and a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker.  Each dinner has a different themed message designed to provide business owners, managers, and employees with meaningful information for growth and development.  We will be announcing our 2022 dinner date and plans in February 2022.  Check back for details.