Welcome to the
    Greater Brighton Area
    Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce

    The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber with members located all across Livingston County and southeast Michigan. The Whitmore Lake  and Pinckney Putnam Hamburg Hell Chambers of Commerce fall under the umbrella of the GBACoC.

    The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce's mission is to promote opportunities for a prosperous business community. The Chamber is a large and dynamic business organization focused on strengthening, referring and connecting its members. It is an organization that promotes the local economy with large scale civic events, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the area.

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    What Can We Do For You?

    • Networking – with over 300 opportunities to meet and network annually, you’re sure to make great connections.
    • Diverse Membership – we represent small, mid-sized, and large businesses across many industries.
    • Economic Impact – our footprint radiates to a generous thirty miles from downtown Brighton, incorporating the state's wealthiest and most dynamic county: Livingston County. The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is at the center of economic development, partnering with Ann Arbor SPARK, MI-SBDC and SCORE. Each of these organizations has a presence in the GBACoC building. The Chamber also has a tremendous working relationship with the City of Brighton, its DDA and PSD and other local municipalities. The Chamber partners with Michigan Works!, Mott Community College, MMTC and other organizations for the training and education of  member organizations.
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  • Melissa Schwartz

    State Farm Agent 


    I am in my 35th year with State Farm Insurance and 5th year as a State Farm Agent in Brighton MI.  My family and I moved to Brighton in 2013 when I took an opportunity to leave Agency Leadership and re-open my own office.  We have enjoyed becoming a part of this community over the last few years.

    My involvement with the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador has provided me the opportunity to meet many other business owners and community residents as well as volunteer my talents to strengthen our network.  Whether it is participating in new business ribbon cuttings, attending morning mixers, sponsoring the Professional Woman’s Club of Michigan meetings or working with the scholarship opportunities for graduating high school students in the greater Brighton area my involvement with the Chamber has been very rewarding. 

    My husband Bill and I have been married for 26 years.  We moved 2 of our 4 children to Brighton:  Stephanie Schwartz who now works and lives in Durham NC and Gregory Schwartz who attends Western Michigan University.  We have two fantastic grandson’s in California:   Micah Khan and Jack Schwartz along with their parents Brooke and Sam Khan and Rob and Hannah Schwartz. 

    Even though we have only lived in Brighton for the past several years, we feel at home and plugged in here.  The community has been very warm and welcoming, we know we are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many good friends in such a short time. 


  • Business Events!


    Director of Business Events - Catherine Shinsky


  • Upcoming BUSINESS Events






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  • Upcoming Community Events

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  • Welcome to Our New Members!

  • Marvelous Member Monday

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    Greater Brighton Young Professionals

    Greater Brighton Young Professionals are a dynamic group of young movers and shakers.  For more information, click here.

  • Professional Women’s Club of Michigan (PWCM)

    Inspire. Empower. Mentor.

    Want to know more about the PWCM?  Click here.

    Thank you to our Executive Sponsor Bulldog IT Services



    Chamber Ambassadors

    Ambassadors are an incredibly important asset to the Chamber. They welcome new members, attend events, and are an extension of Chamber staff, representing the GBACoC at our functions. Click here to learn more.


    Referral Network Groups

    Business owners today recognize the value referral network groups have to offer. Learn more about our referral network groups here.