Welcome to Saline Area Chamber of Commerce
On behalf of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, welcome! The greater Saline area is strategically located in central Washtenaw County – one of Michigan’s most vibrant counties and home to numerous successful businesses and institutes of higher education. The Saline Chamber’s mission continues to be one of maintaining a positive economic climate and serving as a meaningful resource for all types of business needs and referrals.
The Saline area community includes the City of Saline, and the five key surrounding townships of Bridgewater, Lodi, Pittsfield, Saline, and York. There is a tremendous spirit of community and cooperation characterized by a commitment to volunteerism of all sorts. People who live and move into the area develop an appreciation of Saline’s historical roots while also keeping a watchful eye to the future in order to maintain the desirable quality of life for which we’ve become known.
Here at the Chamber we continue to be excited to show visitors all our area has to offer. We have new businesses popping up all over in addition to many longtime favorites that you have come to treasure. Whether it’s a bicycle ride along one of our many connected trails, a relaxing movie, or a day of shopping followed by a dinner at one of our fantastic restaurants, the list of possibilities is endless.
We have an outstanding school system in our area. Between the teachers, staff, and a very supportive community, Saline Area Schools are considered a major draw to companies and newcomers when contemplating a new location. US New & World Report has ranked Saline High School as the #9 Best High School in Michigan. They achieved the highest composite MEAP scores in the area and are sending 93% of graduates on to higher learning. Not to be left out, Saline athletes have won numerous State, Regional, District and League titles.
Saline, and its surrounding townships, are experiencing a housing boom in both medium and high-end housing. A number of new residential developments are under construction or working though the planning process. This increased housing will allow companies to attract great new employees, to a growing community with a fantastic school system. As our larger companies continue to get new contracts and grow, this allows other businesses to add staff and grow themselves.
Senior citizens in the Saline area enjoy access to a great facility at the Senior Center, located at the rear of the Middle School in the city of Saline, as well as the Senior Center of Pittsfield Township located across from Costco at Ellsworth Rd & State Street in Ann Arbor. Both centers offer classes, travel tours, exercise and social opportunities. In addition, senior living options continue to develop with multiple facilities providing seniors with healthy living choices.
The Saline area also holds its own when it comes to dining options. We can provide everything from great local fare and an amazing list of pizza establishments, to a fantastic list of local coffee shops and a variety of fast food for those in a hurry. There is definitely something for everyone!
The Saline area has many options for recreation, from the Saline Recreation Center facility that includes pools, gyms, exercise equipment, tennis courts and baseball fields, to the many parks that offer trails, tennis courts, play structures, pavilions for picnics and more. Additionally, there are miles of walking and biking trails as well as additional parks throughout the area.
Larry Osterling, Executive Director
Saline Area Chamber of Commerce