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Summer 2020 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 : St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
July - August - September

Welcome to our newest members! Joined between April 1 - June 30.

Welcome to the Chamber! We're excited to get to know your employees and help you reach your personal and professional goals. Each Membership Matters newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date on trainings, special events, and ways to benefit from your Chamber membership.

Showcased Special Event:

Chamber Open Golf Tournament

August 10, 2020

Your membership works for you, even when you can't get out of the office.

Armchair benefits: Benefits that work on your behalf when you're in the office. Chamber members can utilize both our website and Facebook page to promote their company, services and products, and job openings.
View a full list of member benefits here.





IN DETAIL: Networking Opportunities

Networking grows your employees, company, partnerships and personal relationships. The Chamber offers a wide variety of networking opportunities to fit every busy professional's schedule.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events may be offered as Zoom meetings. Watch your email and newsletters for details.
Here are some of our most popular programs:


*Chamber Connection: Every Friday morning from 7:30 - 9 a.m., 75 - 150+ Chamber members and guests gather at a new location around town for an organized but high energy networking experience. Each event features a host presentation, breakfast snacks, individual introductions, announcements, testimonials, plenty of coffee, and more - all for the low entry fee of $1 and a business card! 

*Business After Hours: No RSVP is needed to attend this event; show up as your schedule allows between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.! Each event is held at a different host location and is free to attend. With no scheduled agenda, attendees have a great opportunity to meet the host employees, learn about their company, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and network with 50 - 100+ other business professionals.

    *In 2020/2021, events will be held both in person and virtually via Zoom. Be sure to visit our website weekly to check the location!

Star Celebration: A night dedicated to celebrating our out-going volunteer committee and board of director chairs, the leaders behind many of our Chamber events and programs! Join us the first week of October for a fun, relaxed social event with a short program, awards ceremony, networking, grand hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

View the full list of
networking opportunities online!

Opportunities for you: COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS.

As mentioned above, much of our Chamber programming is led, coordinated and directed by volunteer committee members. This is a great way to get involved in events that support your interests and the community. Commitment lengths range from 6 months - 3 years. The Chamber features 16 committees, all waiting to meet you!

Learn about more about our committees:

We're here to answer your questions!

Meet our 5-Star Chamber staff

July - August - September 2020 Events




Featured Contact Information:

Each Chamber program and
committee has a staff liaison.

View our staff contact list online!

Highlighted Training & Program

Programs for Business Owners & Executives

Engage with other business leaders, owners and executives in the St. Cloud Area.
Whether you are seeking a relaxed networking opportunity or private, open and frank small group discussion, the Chamber has an option to fit you and your growing business needs!

NEXT - Chamber's Emerging Leaders fosters professional and personal development and networking opportunities for upcoming leaders in Central Minnesota. If you identify as an emerging leader and want to grow in a fun, welcoming and challenging environment, then NEXT may be right for you!

    Fall Lunchtime Learning Program

You're a busy professional, but you still want to keep growing. Join us for a quick one-hour educational Lunchtime Learning class! For only $20, meet us the first Wednesday of each month (September - June) from 12 - 1 p.m. at the Chamber office for lunch and a presentation. Topics change annually.

What does a 5-Star Accreditation mean, and why does it matter?


COVID-19 restrictions and waivers may be in place for some events. Review information on the website or call the Chamber with any questions.

Membership Matters is published quarterly by the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce. For subscriptions or change of address, contact us at (320) 251-2940, 1411 W St. Germain Street, Ste 101, PO Box 487, St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487, email:, or visit our website: We welcome your questions or comments. Teresa Bohnen, president; Gail Ivers, vice president; Kelti Lorence, editor.
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier representative of the business community. Supported and led by members and a professional staff, we create, enhance and support a healthy business environment for our members. As a regional organization of diverse businesses, we increase business contacts, enhance professional development and provide leadership and information on local and state business issues. To update your email address or unsubscribe from electronic mail, please contact Vicki at 656-3822


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