"The Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare of the Dexter area so that all of its citizens and community shall prosper."
The Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce took shape as an organization in the 1960’s. It soon evolved into the Business and Industry Council of Dexter. In 1992, with 140 members, the organization re-formed into its present-day iteration. Many of the charter members are still members today, adding to a membership of almost 200 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's membership reaches beyond the City of Dexter, drawing from the entirety of the Dexter School District, and surrounding cities. 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 Dexter Daze, an Annual Golf Outing, and the Downtown Dexter Summer Music Series.
Dexter Daze is the oldest event the Chamber sponsors. it began as a sidewalk sale by the downtown merchants some 20 years prior to the organization of the Chamber's Dexter Daze Committee.