Let's give a Warm Welcome to Granite Falls Area Chamber New Members:
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill of Granite Falls: Featuring hot food, treats, table delivery, and drive-through. A great place for a winter pick-me-up treat to bring back fond summer memories. They open at 11 a.m. and are located at 560 Hwy 212 W, Granite Falls. Keep up on the latest on Facebook: Granite Falls Grill & Chill.
  • F&M Insurance Agency: With locations in Granite Falls, Clarkfield and Olivia, F&M Insurance strives to be your primary insurance resource giving clients the advantage of having a highly trained team of agents. The agency's "value-added" philosophy is to use financially strong, customer-focused companies to find the right solution for you. Their office is at 702 Prentice Street, Granite Falls and website is
  • Granite Grinder Café & Gifts: The café features many freshly made foods from homemade soups and salads, delicious bagel and fresh bread sandwiches, Espresso drinks, smoothies and fresh baked goodies. Their gift shop boutique offers many unique gifts, clothing, and accessories. They are located at 176 US-212, Granite Falls. Visit them on Facebook: Granite Grinder Café & Gifts.
  • Hoff Chiropractic: Dr. Jason C. Hoff is accepting new patients to join those he currently serves at his location at 163 8th Ave, Granite Falls. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on non-invasive, drug-free treatments for a variety of systems and conditions. Chiropractic care helps people get back to enjoying life and helping your body function at an optimal level.
  • Lee-Mar Ranch & Equine Center: Lee-Mar Ranch is known for providing affordable, accessible, and effective equine-facilitated activities. They also pride themselves for their exceptional learning environment supporting individuals with disabilities and children at risk. They are located at 5328 US-212, Granite Falls. Visit them on
  • Westberg Eischens, PLLP: Westberg Eischens acquired Robert F. Danielowski, PA accounting firm in Granite Falls with the retirement of Bob Danielowski. Westberg Eischens is an accounting and financial planning firm with offices in Granite Falls, Willmar and Montevideo. The firm has worked with Bob Danieloski and his staff for over ten years providing auditing services. The firm is located at 752 Prentice St #1, Granite Falls. Learn more at

 Mid-Winter was a Success!

The New Year is off to a great start for your Chamber of Commerce. This past Saturday, we hosted the Mid-Winter Festival. Annually, the event raises funds to support Chamber operations and community events for the upcoming year.

Thank you to our sponsors, silent auction and wine donors, and the participants that made the effort a success. See the lists in the Image Gallery below.

This month, we have two events for you:

  • Business Over Breakfast, February 9 at the Kilowatt Community Center. Guest Speaker: Countryside Public Health with a COVID-19 and Vaccine Rollout Update. Gather at 7:30 a.m. with light breakfast. Program at 8 a.m. Freewill offering at door.
  • Ole & Lena Days Medallion Hunt: Daily clues were posted on Facebook and around town through February 5. Ole and Lena medallions were found Thursday morning (Day 4) at corner of Prentice Street & 9th Ave and under the new Granite Falls Motel sign on US-212. 
Enjoy your February! We gain roughly three minutes of daylight each day this month for a total of one hour, 18 minutes of more sunlight.

Chamber Board:
Sherry Mathiowetz, President
Carolyn Lindquist, Vice President
Larissa Schwenk, Secretary
Nancy Beasley, Treasurer
Scott DeMuth, Director
Harold Goedgedrag, Director
Kevin TeBeest, Director
Linda Mathiasen, Ex Officio
Joan Taylor, Volunteer
Avis Freitag, Volunteer

Chamber Renewals (December - January)

Individual Members:
  • Barry & Kathy Anderson 
  • Dave & Jodi Bollman 
  • Darrell & Hazel Carter
  • Bob Danielowski
  • Avis Freitag
  • DuWayne & LaVonne Koenen
  • Pat Kubly
Thank you for your investment! You are contributing to the vibrancy and vitality of our area's business environment and community.
Business Over Breakfast, Tues. Feb 9: Start your morning right with business networking and getting a COVID-19 and Vaccine Rollout Update from Countryside Public Health. 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 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.
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MEMBER NEWS: Granite Falls Economic Development Authority
1 Million Cups-Mankato is "On the Road" with Granite Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA) to host two entrepreneurs: Bethany Naab, owner of Stella + Poppy and co-owner Marshall Anderson of Granite Woodworks. It is free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, February 10 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom

About 1 Million Cups: They give stage to two entrepreneurs (in business for less than 5 years) the opportunity to share their story, discuss challenges they have overcome, and share challenges they are facing.  Roughly six-minute presentations are typically followed by 20 minutes of Q&A where audience members can ask questions, offer feedback, and help create connections for the entrepreneur. Learn more on Facebook: 1MCMankato


Photo Gallery

Chamber Board Hostesses at Mid-Winter: Nancy Beasley (Dave's Electric Motor), Sherry Mathiowetz (Hughes Real Estate) and Carolyn Lindquist (Heather's Book Nook & Sew Much More). Below: Entertainers from Jest Murder Mystery.
Granite Falls Police Chief Brian Struffert was the guest speaker at January's Business Over Breakfast.
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