The Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce Board wants to wish a "Thank You" to Linda Mathiasen for her hard work that she has done for the Chamber.

We want to wish her the best of luck as she steps away from the Chamber and fully into her job as the Granite Falls Economic Development Director (EDA) Director.

The Chamber Board is excited to embark on this new journey and are happy to welcome the next new director. If you are interested in applying for the director position at the Chamber, please message us and we can get you more information.

Chamber Board:
Sherry Mathiowetz, President
Carolyn Lindquist, Vice President
Larissa Schwenk, Secretary
Nancy Beasley, Treasurer
Scott DeMuth, Director
Harold Goedgedrag, Director
Kevin TeBeest, Director
Joan Taylor, Volunteer
Title: Chamber Director, Part-Time
Job Type: 20 hours/week
Compensation: BOE
Performs administrative, coordination and networking activities with the primary responsibility of helping the Chamber Board of Directors execute annual goals for its members and the Granite Falls Area. This includes cultivating member relationships and supporting a robust business environment that encourages growth, visibility, and sustainability within our community and surrounding areas.

Organizational Relationships
Communicates with:
  • Internally –Chamber Board of Directors, Convention & Visitors Bureau Board, Western Fest Committee, and Royalty Committee
  • Externally – Chamber Members, Southwest Minnesota Chamber Executives, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives, Minnesota Chamber, governmental units - City of Granite Falls & Economic Development Authority, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine Counties, business owners, and community leaders
Supervises: None

Essential Functions
  • Ensure Chamber efforts align with local, state and national chamber standards
  • Coordinate & provide administrative functions to Chamber Board and affiliated boards and committees
  • Manage member-recruitment, mobilization, orientation, and recognition/referrals
  • Responsible for event planning, promotion and execution
  • Assist Chamber Board develop annual, short- and long-term work plan(s) that align with the annual budget. Assist Treasurer with accounts receivable and payable
  • Responsible for managing Chamber communications, including website, social media, and newsletter
  • Enthusiastic and strong interpersonal skills to continually nurture and enhance relationships with members, business owners, elected officials and community leaders
  • Maintain member database and directory
  • Attend continuing education and professional development courses and seminars
  • Perform special projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Chamber Board or as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Chamber of Commerce activities and mission
  • Knowledge of economic development, community development and tourism
  • Ability to communicate professionally in both written and verbal delivery, plus a familiarity of marketing and promotion
  • Computer skills: Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher/Canva, Website, Mail Chimp, Social Media, Apps, etc.
  • Ability to work with the business owners, public and civic/citizen groups
  • Ability to conceptualize and develop new and improve current activities and programs

Minimum Qualifications
Post-secondary education preferred. 2-3 years of experience in a similar position. Knowledge of Granite Falls Area.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in typical office environment with travel to visit businesses and attend meetings

Submit resume to
Let's give a Warm Welcome to Granite Falls Area Chamber New Members:
  • Adara Home Health: Serving Big Stone, Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Pipestone, Murray, Rock, Nobles counties. “Adara,” pronounced a-DAH-rah, means respect and careful attention in Sanskrit, two virtues woven into everything we do. At Adara, we choose authenticity over simplicity, individualized care over the status quo, and compassionate connection over a quick fix. We see more than patients—we see people. And we’re passionately committed to positively impacting every life we touch through genuine connection and personalized services. Their Granite Falls office is at 761 Prentice St, Unit 3, Granite Falls. Website:

Chamber Renewals (March)

Thank you for your investment! You are contributing to the vibrancy and vitality of our area's business environment and community.

Business Over Breakfast: April 13, 7:30 a.m.

Business Over Breakfast, Tues. April 13: Start your morning right with networking with fellow community and business leaders. Featured speaker is Bobbie Crocker, Adara Home Health at Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, 845 US Hwy 212.

Gathering with light breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Announcements and Program begin at 8 a.m. A free will offering will be collected at the door. Bring your business cards!

Reserve Your Month for Hosting Business Over Breakfast in 2021

These networking events are held on the second Tuesday morning of each month from 7:30 a.m. - 9: 00 a.m. A continental breakfast is included for a free willing offering. The program changes each month and provides hosts an opportunity to share their business and/or industry best practices.

4 Reasons to host a Business Over Breakfast:
✔️Educate others about your business
✔️Increase exposure of the products and services you offer
✔️Make connections with local business colleagues
✔️Show off your facility, finished products and more

If you are interested in hosting a Business Over Breakfast in 2021, please contact the Chamber at to reserve your month. Breakfast is provided by the Chamber or can be part of your contribution to Chamber activities. The Kilowatt Community Center meeting room is available for businesses that do not have meeting space.
MEMBER NEWS: Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center


Healing Hearts Night at the Barn

Where: Lee-Mar Ranch Equine Center
When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 5 PM CDT

Come join us at Lee Mar Ranch Equine Center on April 24th at 5pm for our annual fundraiser!
Doors open at 5 p.m. with Gun Raffles, Games, Silent Auction, Live Auction and General Raffle. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are -$25 for adults; $20 for kids 18 and under
If you'd like to sponsor this event or for tickets and event information please call 320-564-2310, or Christie-320-220-2023, or Vicki- 320-226-6723
MEMBER NEWS: Granite Falls Economic Development Authority

Women in Business: Beyond Teamwork
April 19-23, 8 - 8:30 a.m. Zoom 

Register at

Retail & Market Analysis - Survey Now Open

Granite Falls Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the University of Minnesota Extension to conduct a retail market analysis. The purpose of the project is to identify business opportunities to improve the economic vitality of Granite Falls.

Businesses are receiving a postcard in the mail and are asked to share about their business and the opportunities you see for the local shopping district, downtown, and the US-212 corridor as well as primary challenges. For the survey to be successful, businesses are asked to provide direct and honest feedback. Participation in the retail market survey is voluntary.
The confidential online survey will take less than 15 minutes and will be open through April 30, 2021. A summary of results will be available. No information will be included that will identify individual respondents.
Take Survey
MEMBER NEWS: El Nido Birth & Family Ministries & A Taste of Time

Minnesota Scoop Contest - Ice Cream Social

Where: A Taste in Time
 Apr 4 at 5 PM CDT – Apr 9 at 8 PM 

A Taste in Time (TNT) - Minnesota Scoop Contest is open to all, young and young at heart
Step 1: develop a tasty and tempting (looks yummy) treat, using ice cream
Step 2: by April 9 take a picture, write down the ingredients and either drop those of at Taste iN Time (TNT), send them by Facebook messenger, or email them to
Step 3: TNT staff will narrow it down to 4 finalists
Step 4: TNT will make the finalists items for tasting and voting by the public the weekend of April 10-11. The winner will be announced on April 14.

The winning treat will be featured in Explore Minnesota’s “Minnesota Scoop Promotion” of ice cream shops throughout Minnesota this summer. 


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Photo Gallery

The Chamber plans on giving a First $2 Awards to new businesses in our Area. Recently awards were give to six new businesses that opened in the past couple of years since they were unable to do this in 2020. 

(Left to Right): Dustin Upgren-State Farm Agency, Granite Falls Woodworks, Carl's Bakery\, Westberg Eischens, LLP,  Falls Boutique and Stella + Poppy. Chamber Board Members: Sherry Mathiowetz, Carolyn Lindquist and Kevin TeBeest.

We look forward to working with you and wish you continued success!

Please submit new business award suggestions to
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