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The Historic Albion & Art Hop event 6/9/12 included a 29-passenger trolley bus tour of Albion's architecture. It departed hourly from in front of the Bohm Theater.
Angie DeCola selling fresh strawberry scones and muffins during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event Saturday, June 9th outside Books & More and Esther's Plus Size Boutique, downtown AlbionWelcome To Albion, MI

Home of Albion College, Mother's Day, the Forks of the Kalamazoo River, and a terrific business climate!



Passengers listening to Mary Slater talk about Albion's history and architecture on the trolly tour, June 9th
The Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce office can provide you with information pertinent to visiting, relocating, and opening and operating a business in the greater Albion area.
 
The Greater Albion area includes: the city of Albion and the townships of  Homer, Clarendon, Eckford, Albion, Sheridan, and Lee.
Participants waiting to ride a trolley tour bus during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th in downtown Albion
At our office, the Chamber of Commerce provides free information on local attractions and events, lodging, rental properties, businesses, manufacturers, professionals, local history, our educational institutions, and surrounding area attractions. We can also provide you with local telephone books, self-guided tour books of our local area and postcards and paintings that reflect our local community.

All activity started from in front of the Bohm Theater on the day of the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9thIf you are unable to stop by our office, please feel free to contact us via telephone or email (listed below). We will be happy to assist you with information about our community first hand. Welcome to Albion!A variety of architectural styles were spotlighted, including this Georgian Revival home which is the Albion Heritage Bed & Breakfast

















Merchants up and down main street participated in the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th, including Double Vision CenterThe General Store & Hardware sold bottles of cold water to patrons (it was a HOT day) and displayed Rebecca Markovich's artwork in their front windows


















A shopper playing with one of Martha O'Kennon's pieces during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th



Dolores Manthei opened the Gardner House Museum to visitors, such as these boy scouts during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event.













Friends of the Bohm Theater were on hand to raise money for the renovations of the theater, during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9thThe Friends of the Bohm Theater solicited contributions and sold chocolates as a fund-raiser: to help pay for Bohm Theater renovations costs















Mr. Reid's Wonder Wagon (an Albion town favorite) sold hot dogs, brats, and pop to hungry tourists near the Library during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th

The Boy Scouts raised more than $80 towards the purchase of a Shelter Box selling cookies and drinks from the front lawn of the Gardner House Museum during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th















Caricature artist, Dennis Reid, drawing to a live audience at the Gardner House MuseumAttendees listening to live music and relaxing under the shade of a tree during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th
Launda Wheatley displayed portraits of women, including this sketch in the window, at Illusions Hair Design during the Historic Albion & Art Hop, June 9th
Out of towners visited Albion to see the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, including this couple celebrating their 55th anniversary




















Kevin Kissinger next to one of his barn paintings at Lopez Taco House during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9thGlaze is not applied to Raku pottery. It is instead the heating process itself that burns the color into the pottery.
Nobel Schuler and an assistant opening the kiln during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, June 9th































Visitors to Nobel Schuler's Studio ask questions about the firing process.Aaron Cole demonstrating the throwing of a vase at Nobel Schuler's Studio during the Historic Albion & Art Hop event, 6/9/12Visitors watching Aaron Cole finish his clay vase



The finished, thrown vase demonstrated by Aaron Cole at Nobel Schuler's Studio during the Historic Albion & Art Hop, June 9th


All photos courtesy of
Catherine Kerley
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Why A Chamber of Commerce?

The Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce is the local voice of and for business. It exists to develop and express business opinion and to promote the best interests of the community along civic, commercial, industrial and professional lines. It facilitates the growth of existing business and fosters new ones.

Mission:
To foster and promote a prosperous business environment throughout the greater Albion area.

Philosophy:
The success of business and industry depends on the prosperity of the entire community.
 
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 AM - Noon, 1 PM - 5 PM 
Address:
Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce
310 S. Superior Street
PO Box 238
Albion, MI 49224
517-629-5533
517-629-4284