Business Friendly Ratings Announced by Chamber

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce representatives interviewed candidates running for county offices on business development and job creation. Two candidates received the highest “5” star rating. These candidates understand the economic issues facing the Muskegon Lakeshore community and will stand up for programs and services that create jobs and prosperity in Muskegon County.

Candidates were questioned about leadership, knowledge of the business community and how they plan to personally help Muskegon achieve its full economic potential. The volunteer representatives spent a combined total of nearly 50 hours conducting the interviews and rating the candidates.

A complete list of candidate ratings can be found in the Advocacy Center at “This online resource provides the community a platform to quickly compare the local candidates running for office and access other election resources,” says Viktor Anderson, co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee.

“The Chamber encourages all of Muskegon’s residents to educate themselves on the candidates’ qualifications and participate in the election process,” says Eric Ringelberg, co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee. “We hope that employers will promote the importance of voting in the August 7 primary election.”

For more information about the community, business development and the elections, please visit the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce website at