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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.

June 24-26: 45th annual Water Ski Days Festival 

Water skiing was invented in Lake City in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson. Join us for three days of water skiing exhibitions, live music in the beer garden, arts and crafts fair, a street carnival, festival food, sports tournaments, car show, and Grand Parade. Fun for children and adults of all ages!

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Buy Pre-Sale Beer Garden Tickets for Saturday and Sunday Entertainment HERE!

46th Annual Water Ski Days Festival Entertainment

May 1, 2016  Rocker band “Hairball” is the big name band at the 46th annual Water Ski Days festival. They will perform Sunday night, June 26th, at 8 pm in the Beer Garden at Ohuta Park. “Outland” opens for them at 6 pm. Friday night’s entertainment is the KWING/KLCH Karaoke Contest finals at 6 pm with “Hooligans” at 8 pm. Saturday’s band, “Maiden Dixie” starts at 8:00 pm. Other events during the weekend festival, starting June 24th, include traditions such as the Grand Parade, arts & crafts fair, carnival, and car show.  WATER SKI DAYS FACEBOOK PAGE >


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 J & J LIQUOR, Tammy Roschen, Manager

How many years has J & J been in business?  Five. J & J is owned by the Gerkens, who also own Port 104, with whom we share the building.

What do you sell the most and when is your peak season?  Beer! Craft beer is very popular now. Customers have their favorites, but they also enjoying trying new things, so we carry a large selection. Summer is our busiest time thanks to tourists and especially boaters.

Why are you a Chamber member?  The Chamber does a great job of supporting local businesses and producing events that bring thousands of people to town.

What’s an interesting fact about your business that most people don’t know?  We carry over 500 different kinds of wine and liquor and we inventory every week!

Do you have any advice for new business owners?  Advertising is so important. Businesses that don’t advertise are not going to thrive. Customers want to know what’s on sale, what’s new, and without advertising you’re invisible. 

When you’re not working, where in Lake City do you like to spend your time?  I enjoy relaxing at home and being in Lake City’s quilt 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


Lake City Chamber Platinum Members

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10 + 2 =

  • 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