Thank You for Sticking By Us

As we usher in a New Year, the Chamber wants to thank our members for working with us to build a strong business environment. The past year posed many challenges and brought unexpected changes to the way we work, shop and dine. We would like to recognize you for your efforts, keeping our community going and supporting your local Chamber.

Together, we accomplished the following in 2020:
  • 90 Chamber Members
  • Annual Ole & Lena Mid-Winter Festival
  • Business Over Breakfasts Networking Events
  • Front-Line Worker Certificates
  • Lunch & Learns Professional Development Sessions
  • Trunk N Treat Community Event
  • Holiday Lights Storefront & Display Contest
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau Information Site
This month, we are focusing our efforts on two events:
  • Business Over Breakfast on Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Mid-Winter Festival on Saturday, January 30, 5-9 p.m.
We invite you to participate in these two events. See below for ways you and your business can be involved. Both events are planned for in-person following the COVID guidelines set forth by Governor Tim Walz and will have limited capacity.

Thank you for your membership and investment in your local Chamber. You are contributing to the vibrancy and vitality of our area's business environment and community. We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

Chamber Board:
Sherry Mathiowetz, President
Carolyn Lindquist, Vice President
Larissa Schwenk, Secretary
Nancy Beasley, Treasurer
Scott DeMuth
Harold Goedgedrag
Kevin TeBeest
Linda Mathiasen - Ex Officio
Avis Freitag - Volunteer
Start your morning right with business networking and learning what's happening in our community. January's program is Police Chief Brian Struffert from Granite Falls Police Department. It will be held at the Kilowatt Community Center.

RSVP on Facebook. Gathering with light breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Announcements and Program begin at 8 a.m. A freewill 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 to share about their business 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.
Mid-Winter Festival - An Evening of Fun!
Saturday, January 30, 2021

We are hosting a Dinner Theater where you, our guests, get to participate in the comedy to figure out “Who Dun It!" Featuring Jest Murder Mystery, a silent auction and multi-course meal. It will be held at Chamber Member The Rock Dining & Events from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Chamber is looking for new ways to host this annual fundraising event and recognize members through Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships. Refer to below chart for details. 

For more information on sponsorships, donating a silent auction item or purchasing tickets, please email or call 320-321-3202.
Become a sponsor, reserve a table or purchase tickets using a credit card by visiting Brown Paper Tickets. It's secure, fast and easy.
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Year-End Reminder! 
Front-Line Workers - Time to Redeem

The Chamber office is staffed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You may also make arrangements by calling 320-321-3202 or emailing

Thank you to our businesses who support our Front-Line Worker Appreciation Program:
Almich's Market | Casualty Assurance Insurance | Citizens Alliance Bank | Danielowski PA | Granite Falls Bank | Granite Hardware | Granite Run Golf Course | H & H Construction | Scenic Valley Real Estate | The Sawmill | Thrivent Financial 

December events

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Winner of 2020 Prentice Street Plus Holiday Lights & Display Contest:
Stella + Poppy
Winner of 2020 US-212 Holiday Lights & Display Contest:
Anderson TeBeest Funeral Home
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