Cook County Chamber of Commerce Great Place Project

The Great Place Project is a program which financially assists Chamber Member businesses in making  aesthetic improvements to their businesses. These projects are outside of the normal operational budget. Awards range from $250 - $1000. The Chamber Board of Directors approved allocating $5000 in 2023. 


Applications were open from April 1st - May 15th. Examples of past projects include: benches in front of businesses, support of mural projects, lawn chairs, flower pots, bike racks, the ping pong table in the library lawn, and much, much more.


Annually to raise funds to support the Great Place Project, the Chamber puts on a canoe raffle. Tickets to support 2024 Great Place Project for the canoe raffle are currently available at Visit Cook County, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, and Clearview General Store. Winner will be announced at the Chamber Membership Drive on August 23, 2023 at noon. 


History of Great Place Project Recipients


  • Greg Mueller Studios 
  • Superior Creamery
  • Grand Marais Auto Parts
  • Sweetwater Co.
  • The Blue Moose
  • Drury Lane Books


  • Mila Horak
  • Skyport Lodge & Raven Rock Grill
  • Sivertson Gallery
  • Cook County Historical Society
  • Chik Wauk


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