• Downtown Merchants Association



  • The DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION (DMA) is a group of brick & mortar business owners in the Gaylord, Michigan downtown-shopping district), that plans, organizes and executes shopping and community events for that district.

    DMA MISSION: Support brick and mortar businesses in the DMA district.   Increase customers and enhance the downtown experience through community and shopping events.   



  • Committees

  • Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce Committee Schedule 


    Program Committee


    The Program Committee shall be a broad-based committee of current and active Chamber members who shall annually review Chamber of Commerce programs, networking opportunities and educational seminars for members. They shall monitor and recommend admission fees and sponsorship fees in conjunction with the staff to the Board. In addition to reviewing the financial viability of each event, they shall also monitor the effectiveness of networking and opportunities for business-to-business marketing. In conjunction with the Membership Committee, they shall annually survey the members for topics and trends vital to their education and success, and make recommendations to the Board for changes or additions vital to Chamber of Commerce programs.

    Current Programs include but are not limited to the following: Annual Awards Banquet, Taste of Gaylord, Annual Golf Outing, Business Showcase, Business After Hours, Good Morning Gaylord, State of the Community Luncheon, Leadership Otsego County and educational seminars. 


    January 9,2019

    February 13, 2019

    March 13, 2019

    April 10, 2019

    May 8, 2019

    June 12, 2019

    July X**, 2019

    August 14, 2019

    September 11, 2019

    October 9, 2019

    November 13, 2019

    December 11, 2019

    Leadership Otsego County Steering Committee


    Fosters a partnership between the Chamber and educational organizations in the county. Provides learning opportunities for Chamber members. Steering committee for the Leadership Otsego County Program.


    March 13, 2019

    June 12, 2019

    September 11, 2019

    December 11, 2019

    Government Affairs Committee


    To assist in the communication of the Chamber's legislative activities to our members. The committee researches legislative issues of importance to our business community and gives direction to the Chamber Board of Directors by making recommendations.


    January 18, 2019

    February 15, 2019

    March 15, 2019

    April 19, 2019

    May 17, 2019

    June 21, 2019

    July 19, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    October 18, 2019

    November 15, 2019

    December 20, 2019

    Membership Committee


    This committee meets on the second Monday of each month. The Membership Committee strives to create opportunities for Chamber Members and local businesses that will encourage further growth and retention.


    January 14, 2019

    February 11, 2019

    March 11, 2019

    April 8, 2019

    May 13, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    July 8, 2019

    August 12, 2019

    September 9, 2019

    October 14, 2019

    November 11, 2019

    December 9, 2019