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Working Together. Building Business. Strengthening Community.

The members of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce are dedicated to working together, fostering a prosperous trade environment, and providing a unified voice for business in our community.


  • To provide members with resources, services, and information to further their business success.
  • To entice local & tourist customers into our member businesses.
  • To serve as a voice to city government and establish a meaningful communication link to county regional and state government.

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Annual Meeting & Banquet  Join us for, “Hat’s Off to Our Members!”, the biggest and best Chamber member event of the year, held Tues., Jan. 26, 2016 at Mount Frontenac Golf Club. Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30, and program at 7 pm. Tickets are $20/pp in advance, $25/pp at the door. Prizes for best hat representing a member business. Centerpiece donations accepted for auction. Call the Chamber today for reservations!

Chamber Elects Wade Carlson, Alliance Bank, 2016 President

January 26, 2016  At their Annual Meeting and Banquet, held Tuesday, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce elected Wade Carlson of Alliance Bank their new President and Jan Bruce of Rather Bee Quilting their Vice President for 2016. New board members elected to two year terms were Donna Bautch, Automation Services, Cheryl Geolat, Realtor.  LEARN MORE >


lake-chamber-logo_webThe Lake City Chamber represents over 200 businesses and thousands of their employees.

We’re here to help your organization succeed and connect with other business and community leaders.

Our greatest asset is you, the investor. Let us be your resource for greater visibility, connects, influence and knowledge.

Together we can make Lake City an even better place to live, work, learn and play.


Our Spotlight Member is TOM HEFFERNAN FORD

How many years have you been in business?  4

What motivates you?  I love to get up each morning and take care of my customers. My customers are my friends.

Why are you a Chamber member?  Businesses in a small town have to work together to make the town work for those who live there and the Chamber is how that happens. To be a successful community, you must have successful small businesses. Small businesses contribute more to the community than anything else by creating revenue, jobs, and giving back.

What’s an interesting fact about your business that most people don’t know?  Several years ago I sold a Dodge pickup to a retired government official visiting Rochester from Qatar and had it shipped to the Middle East. 

Do you have any advice for new business owners?  Work half day every day: That’s 7 in the morning to 7 at night. Take care of the customer. If you don’t understand that, take care of the customer. Take care of the customer, always.

When you’re not working, where in Lake City do you like to spend your time?  Marie and I enjoy being at our home in Lake City and visiting our local restaurants and shops.

What members have to say about joining the Chamber


Linda Wilson
Hearth & Home Technologies
Benefits of Lake City Chamber membership.

Marcia Savela
Lake City Education Foundation, Lake City Historical Society, and the Rotary Club of Lake City
The benefit these non-profit groups receive.

Steve Raymond
Benefits of joining the Chamber.

Members Directory

We encourage you to support our local community and patronize businesses belonging to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Find a business. Support a member. Our searchable Business Directory makes it easy.

Keep It Local with Chamber Bucks

Chamber Bucks keep nearly $30,000 in our community and our member businesses each year. Valid at over 200 locations, they’re perfect for every occasion.

Contact Us

Feel free to stop by, call, send us an email or visit our Facebook page. We’re here for you! Our office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
101 W. Center Street, Lake City, MN 55041


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14 + 14 =

  • Percent of members who have been in business over 5 years 94%
  • Percent of members who renew annually 95%
  • Percent of members who attend Chamber events 53%

We are over 200 members strong