Stormy Kromer

If it can be sewn, we can sew it.

Nestled in the Upper Peninsula, 9.5 hours outside of Lansing, you’ll find a beloved family-owned factory that invented the iconic Stormy Kromer cap warming hardworking Midwesterners since 1903.

Gina Thorsen, CEO of Stormy Kromer and parent company Jacquart Fabric Products and daughter of founder, Bob Jacquart, shares what gives Stormy Kromer its sweet spot. “At the heart, is our hardworking team. They’re bright, committed, fun, and they tend to stick around.”

“We really try to understand each person and find the right fit for them here. If you want to work with us, but don’t know how to sew, we’ll teach you.



One Common Thread

As a statewide organization, Michigan Chamber membership reaches far and wide with one common thread that connects all Michiganders. “We all feel the effects of what happens at our capitol, which is why we value the Chamber’s expertise and connections to Michigan politics and business news,” says Thorsen. 

“Especially being on the western end of the U.P., most of our media comes from Wisconsin. Michigan policy and political news is almost nonexistent. Having organizations like the Chamber to provide that information is great. The distance makes you feel disconnected so having resources that can get the information to us, that is quick, important and relevant to my business is really important



Protect. Connect. Strengthen.

The Michigan Chamber strives to present timely, relevant programming like the Michigan ATHENA Series to help empower and connect women leaders. Gina Thorsen has been a dynamic panelist for Michigan ATHENA, sharing her experiences and tips for navigating the challenges and opportunities of leading and growing an organization, especially during transitional times. 

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