Shelby, Michigan 49455 - Where the North Begins


Why Join?

An abbreviated list of the Chamber's activities and reasons to belong include...

The Area

Established in 1864 the mix of history and progress meld into a unique Village.

Shelby Chamber Members

Help our Membership Grow - It takes a Village! Please support these local businesses.

Shelby is on the verge of blooming. It is a family-focused, small town America and even though the ravishing effects of the big box stores has taken its economical toll on Shelby, its heart and soul stand firm. There is, at present, a community need, desire and effort to build the town back up to offering the goods and services that residents will no longer have to travel a distance to obtain.

That’s where you come in.

Real estate is relatively inexpensive in Shelby. You will be pleasantly surprised at how economical it can be. Shelby boasts business and residential opportunities, with plentiful housing. Help us to grow with your ideas and vision.

Shelby offers a fine school system. Many students from surrounding areas select Shelby Public Schools as their “school of choice”. The town revels in title-laden student sports and award-winning academic achievements.

It is a very safe community and to help keep it that way, the Village supports a full-time police department. They are more likely to bring your wandering dog home from his walk, than chase non-existent criminals! This exemplifies small town living at its best.

We have an excellent hospital, with its own community benefit ministry extension office right downtown! The other hospitals are approximately 30 minutes, north, south and east. It’s a bonus to have a hospital in a village this size nowadays!

With approximately 750 homes within the village, you’ll find easy walking from your home to the bank, post office, bakery, pizza and hamburger joints.

Shelby is friendly – you’ll soon know your neighbors. It’s a diverse village with a high Hispanic population. The cultures integrate seamlessly in our schools, businesses and neighborhoods.

We have a Village Council that takes the needs of the Village residents and businesses to task. The Village Council maintains a full-time Department of Public Works, Police Department, Administrator, Clerk and Treasurer.

Churches of multiple faiths pepper the Village and are within walking distance. There are also a couple of industrial parks within the Village limits that provide local manufacturing and job opportunities.

Recreationally, this is a paradise for all seasons. We are surrounded by flowering fruit orchards and fields of green vegetables. The William Field Rail Trail was founded here in Shelby and is suited for all ages! We are merely minutes from the sugar sand beaches of Lake Michigan. In the winter, it’s not unusual to see a snowmobile cross the street (at the assigned crossings!). For our size, we have extensive public parks, with the older ones earmarked for upgrades. We believe that the Park system is important for the community.

Our town is steeped in history, and ever-stable. Agriculture surrounds us. The beauty of the fruit trees in the spring create fantastic views as they blanket our hills in pastel hues. The bounties of the harvests are immense, rich and oh so good! Our motto is, “Where the north begins and the fine fruit grows.”

We are looking for real growth and hope you might consider moving your family and business to our great community and make it even better. Let us know your interests and come for a personal tour of the Village.

Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our one of a kind Shelby area. We are located in Western Michigan and we hope to make it your goal to live with, move to or visit us.

Join the Shelby Area Chamber

Get a Membership application by clicking here and printing it out. Mail the completed form with your check to the address on the form.  You will receive your membership window decal and other chamber information in 7 to 10 days.

Monthly Meeting

The  regular meeting for the Chamber of Commerce is the first Thursday of every month at 12:00pm at Pizza Factory, downtown Shelby.

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