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Serving the Business Community for 150 Years
Join us as we celebrate 150 years of serving the businesses and communities of Central Minnesota.  Our year-long celebration culminates in October with the Star Celebration.  Between now and then we’ll be celebrating business through video, events, history, and more. Watch this page as the details unfold.



Our Roots
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce has its roots in the St. Cloud Board of Trade, started in January 1869. This first attempt at a business association had 68 members and annual dues of $5 per member. This was a short-lived group. Between 1878 and 1915, multiple efforts were made to establish a business association, including the Chamber of Commerce of the City of St. Cloud, The Business Men’s Association, a Civic Improvement League, and the St. Cloud Commercial Club.  Though the records are sketchy, it appears that between 1915 and 1924 the St. Cloud Commercial Club became the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce with annual dues of $20 and weekly meetings at noon that rotated between the Breen, Grand Central, and Spaniol Hotels.
150th Anniversary Events

January 18, 2019 – We kick-off our year by hosting the Chamber Connection at Whitney Senior Center

April 4, 2019 – We’re celebrating our history with a table at the St. Cloud Business Showcase

June 5, 2019 – We’re Tending for a Cause at Beaver Island Brewing Company as we raise money to support the Chamber’s Foundation and Unite For Success high school internships

July 2019 look for us at Summertime By George

August 27, 2019 – Our long-time partner, and age-old friend, St. Cloud State University will join us as we co-host a community event celebrating both of our sesquicentennials! It’s an ice cream social, beer, and pizza at Beaver Island Brewing Company.

September 19, 2019 – Stearns History Museum and the Chamber team up to celebrate history with an old fashioned outdoor picnic, special historical displays on the Chamber and the business community, and a special challenge to bring in your local memorabilia – with prizes to those who participate!

October 3, 2019 we wrap up our year at the Star Celebration where we honor and thank the businesses and volunteers who are the Chamber of Commerce.




Meet our Committee
     Front (L-R): Diane M., Diane H., Gail 
       Back (L-R): Bernie, Kara, Tanja, Rachael, Heather
       Not pictured: Kayla, Hub, Tammy
                             
      
Diane Hageman, Hageman Communications, chair,
Kayla Blunt, Toppers Pizza
Tanja Goering, Pro Staff

Gail Ivers: St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Hub Levandowski, BankVista
Diane Mendel, Playhouse Child Care
Tammy Molitor, Molitor's Quarry
Bernie Perryman, Batteries Plus Bulbs
Rachael Sogge, Eyecon Graphics
Kara Tomazin, St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health
Heather Wenzel, The Good Shepherd Community

Thank you to our generous 150th anniversary sponsors

             
            
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 487
St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487
320-251-2940