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Chamber Ambassadors act as goodwill ambassadors for the Chamber. They assist the Chamber in recruiting and retaining members and providing event support. They participate in ribbon cuttings, grand openings, milestone awards and special events promoting goodwill, understanding and exposure of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce.
MANUFACTURING & LARGE EMPLOYERS GROUP
Quarterly luncheon meetings and site tours for the Manufacturing and Large Employers group are organized by a partnership between the Chamber and the Lake City Economic Development Authority. Round table topics include: developing leadership potential in the labor force, collaboration with the school district, business ethics and finance, strategies for lowering expenses to sustain profitability and much more.
M2M: MEMBER TO MEMBER PROGRAM
The Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping its members cut costs and save money whenever possible in support of their business success. Chamber membership provides access to exclusive discounts from fellow member businesses and encourages members to do business with each other while increasing exposure of the issuing member. By taking advantage of these discounts, members see an immediate return on their membership investment!
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This committee develops ideas and executes promotions to grow and retain a strong retail environment. The Retail Committee also provides an opportunity to discuss shared challenges and offers retail-oriented educational opportunities.
SPARK Women's Networking Event
This Lake City Chamber sponsored group is open to all women, whether Chamber members or not. Spark meets the first Monday evening of the month from October through May with a different speaker and topic at every event. Spark offers women an opportunity to network, share ideas and opportunities, and spark new friendships.
TOUR DE PEPIN COMMITTEE
Tour de Pepin is southeast Minnesota’s premier bicycle touring event and is produced by the Lake City Chamber to draw recreational tourists to the Lake Pepin region. No other cycling tour features a trip on an authentic paddlewheel excursion boat. The tour offers four routes: a 32-mile tour to Stockholm, WI, a 50-mile tour, a 72-mile Lake Pepin loop, and a 100 mile tour. All tours being and end in Lake City.
Tour de Pepin is held annually the first Saturday in June.
WATER SKI DAYS COMMITTEE
Lake City’s largest festival celebrates the invention of water skiing in Lake City. The Water Ski Days committee coordinates entertainment, the grand parade, the arts & crafts fair, and other event logistics, and develops promotional and advertising strategies to create a unique and cohesive tourism event.
Water Ski Days is held annually on the last full weekend of June.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
We hope Lake City can have another great celebration in 2017! The community needs to raise a minimum of $8,500 for the fireworks (normal show is $10,500.00).
Sponsors will be recognized in The Graphic. Donations of $500+ receive logo recognition.
The fireworks would not be possible without donations from local businesses and community members. Please consider contributing towards Lake City’s amazing firework display.
If you would like to contribute to the fireworks fund, please fill out the information below and return it to the Chamber office.
JUNK CRUSH COMMITTEE
Junk Crush is a vintage, repurposed, and handmade market event featuring, among other things, a wine tent, grape stomp, and live entertainment. The committee supports the event with planning and marketing Junk Crush.
Junk Crush is held annually the second weekend of September.
During KLCH Lake Hits 95’s morning show, Chamber staff and guests inform the public of actions the Chamber is taking on behalf of the community. The Chamber also introduces new businesses to Lake City, and promotes Chamber members, events and programs. Chamber Chat airs every Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. on KLCH Lake Hits 95.
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