Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce
3074 Baker Rd.
Dexter, MI 48130
The Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce began in the 1960’s and evolved into the Business and Industry Council of Dexter. In 1992, with 140 members, the present day Chamber re-formed. Many of the charter members are still members today to make up a membership of almost 250 members.
Mary Pnieswski and Richard Pasley served as Co-Presidents of the first Chamber in 1992. Other Past-Presidents include Joe Scheuring, Mike Mulvihill, Paul Ganz, Karen Bentley, Paul Bishop, E.J. Gilbert, Steve Gergely, Patrick Sorter, Paula Palmer Burns, Matt LaFontaine, Joe Nowak, and Andy Kudwa. Joe Schultz is the current President.
The Chamber goes beyond the Village of Dexter limits encompassing the Dexter School District and more. The
Board of Directors is composed on nine volunteer members with community representation from the Village of Dexter, Dexter Schools, Dexter Senior Center, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department and the Dexter Area Fire Department.
The Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Golf Outing, Christmas Eve Luminary Project, and most recently the Downtown Dexter Summer Series.
Dexter Daze is the oldest event the Chamber sponsors which initially started as a sidewalk sale by the downtown merchants some 20 years prior to the organization of the Chamber's Dexter Daze Committee.