Dear Members,

We are in the process of hiring a part-time director. If you or someone you know would make a great candidate, please contact us. 
Title: Chamber Director
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

Chamber Renewals (February)

Individual Members:
  • Mark Jennings
  • John & Diane Linden 
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. March 9: Start your morning right with networking with fellow community and business leaders. Featured speaker is Dani Prados, City Artist in Residence. 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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The Chamber's Traveling Trophies for the best Holiday Lights & Store Display were awarded to Bethany Naab, owner of Stella & Poppy; and Kevin and Judy TeBeest, owners of Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home. Chamber Board Members Carolyn Lindquist and Kevin TeBeest presented the trophies. 

Thank you to all the businesses that participated -- we look forward to seeing the lights and displays next holiday season. 
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