A business is not just a sign on the door; business is a relationship. At the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce, we strive to positively impact the business, government, education, and non-profit organizations in our community. Your investment in the GPCC allows you to make the Portage community a place where you can be proud to live and work.

Our Mission

To promote, advocate, and support our business community in ways that provide growth, sustainability, and success.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a reliable resource that is integral to the success of our business community.

Our Goal

To build a stronger business community

Why Join the Chamber?

Let us help your business!


STAND OUT and get noticed as an active member of your community!


It's NOT just who you know, it's who others know! Networking is powerful!


Member to Member Discounts increase your buying power! Businesses can offer a discount for products and services.


Your reputation matters! Chamber membership is respected by the community!


We advocate on your behalf! Gain a say in what happens through our Chamber's advocacy efforts.


Quality Training and Educational opportunities. Economic Growth in bringing business to the area by promoting tourism and events.

A word from our Executive Director

Welcome to Portage, Indiana and all the best that we have to offer! Portage is a growing community just 25 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. With its serene area beaches and parks, Portage seems like a world away from the big city. visitors can tour the nearby Indiana Dunes State Park which offers camping, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and nature viewing.

Our new downtown Founders Square is a must see. Located off of Central Avenue, this area consists of an entertainment pavilion, splash pad, newly renovated Police Dept. as well as a new Fire Station. The Promenade, also to be located in Founders Square, will encompass business and residential opportunity. Founders Square is a beautiful place to enjoy the market, movies in the park and car shows.

Portage has emphasized diversified growth as evidence of a healthy mix of commercial and industrial development, especially on the North side in our Ameriplex at the Port Development. The South side of Portage continues to grow with a booming uprising of retail establishments. Our school district is second to none serving over 8,700 students in the district.

If you are new to the city of Portage and/or are interested in locating here, you will find a world of information in this Community Profile Publication brought to you thru the efforts of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce.