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March 21, 2023 | Volume 5 Issue 3

Full Swing in Spring!

As you read this, I hope you have been able to experience signs of spring like robins, days getting longer, and the snow finally melting. This time of year is also when chamber is in full swing getting ready for our summer events. There are many components that must come together that are crucial to the success of Lake City’s event season...

Read the full post from Elizabeth here

Chamber wins Tourism Award

The Lake City Chamber of Commerce/Visit Lake City took home a top award at the Explore Minnesota 2023 annual conference held on February 28th at the Bloomington/Minneapolis South Double Tree by Hilton.

Explore Minnesota described the Only in Minnesota Award as recognizing, “an initiative that exemplifies the spirit of “Only in Minnesota," celebrating experiences unique or exclusive to Minnesota,” and is presented annually to one, “iconic organization, event or person that has become synonymous with Minnesota or a community within the state.” 

Read the full story here

Fall Fest Fundraiser!

Lucky Bunco at Port 104

It may just be spring, but we're already thinking Fall Fest!

From the Fun Zone to Johnny Appleseed Days to Haunted Hok Si La and so much more, Fall Fest is quickly becoming the talk of the region! We need your help to make 2023's events bigger and better than ever!

We're still feeling lucky from St. Patrick's Day, so we're inviting the community to come to Port 104 on Friday March 24th at 6:30pm in your green gear and join us for a night of fun, prizes, and playing Bunco! 

Never played? Don't worry, we will teach you! 

Free will donations will be accepted.

Shops of Lake City Art and Pants Sale

Saturday March 25th participating retailers will be hosting Art and Plant Markets. Shop Local and get GREAT deals!

Find plants, gardening essentials, paintings, antiques, jewelry, and other exquisite items at Treats and Treasures, Willow Gentile Studio and Gallery, Mercy and Grace Boutique, Johnson Jewelers, Lakeside Antiques, South Shore Gallery and Gifts, and Fashion and Fun Consignment!

Be sure to check out all the other local retailers too, and continue to SHOP SMALL in Lake City!

March Business After Hours

Join your fellow Chamber members at Mount Frontenac Golf Course for a night of networking and fun on Thursday March 30, 2023!

Business After Hours will be from 5:00-6:30pm. Your host, the Mount Frontenac Golf Course, will be offering pasta night, cash bar, and networking opportunities.

Bring your business cards for prize drawings!

Learn more about the event, and register here


Thinking of hosting a Business After Hours at your business? We still have openings this summer and fall. Contact us here to discuss!

Join Us for Chamber 101!

Are you interested in learning how to make the most out of your membership or are you just curious as to what the Chamber can do for your business? ​Whether you are a brand new member, a longtime member or just want to learn more about membership this is the event for you!

Use this time to understand what the Chamber has to offer your business, network, and enjoy some coffee and pastries. Register here

Incumbent Worker Training

Workforce Development, Inc would like to introduce regional employers to The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP). IWTP is business-driven funding assistance for qualifying employers to improve the skills of their workforce with new or upgraded work skills. It supplies marketable expertise to employees, can build and maintain a quality workforce, and is designed to assist employers to retain a skilled workforce or avert layoffs.

Learn more here

Contact Workforce Development, Inc. here

Sponsorship Opportunities

There's no better way to advertise your business or organization than by showing your support for community events!

We are offering numerous opportunities to show your local pride and benefit your business at the same time.

See your sponsorship options here!

Welcoming New Members

Minnesota State College Southeast is delighted to become part of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce! With campuses in Red Wing and Winona, we are conveniently located along Highway 61 in either direction from Lake City. The college serves PSEO high school students, new high school graduates, adults returning to college to complete a degree, and our workforce partners who need advanced training opportunities for their employees. We look forward to meeting you - learn more about MSC Southeast here


Candace Gordon with Exit Realty Rivertown is proud to be one of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce's newest members! Exit Realty Rivertown is a full-service, professional real estate office in Red Wing, MN serving Bay City, Goodhue, Hastings, Lake City, and surrounding areas. Candace has been in the real estate business for 16 years, is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her credentials include: Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and holds a National Association of Realtors “Green Designation”. Find out more about Candace and Exit Realty Rivertown here


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Lake City, MN 55041

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