Big Lake Block Party
Join us for our Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 21st at McPete's from 10-2 pm!
2020 Big Lake Block Party was a great success on August 15th at McPete's Sports Bar and Lanes! Nearly 220 youth and families bowled, batted, mini-golfed and enjoy water fights!
Photo is volunteers of the Big Lake Fire Department enjoying the water fight with the area youth!
Is your business expanding, relocating, having an anniversary, or opening for the first time? Make this moment for your business special by hosting a Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking Ceremony through the Chamber. For more information on how to host a Ribbon Cutting, click the link below.
Tri-Chamber Bowl Off
Great job Big Lake Chamber of Commerce Bowlers! For the third year in a row, Big Lake brought home the Tri Chamber Bowl Off trophy. A huge thank you to Dave Miskowic, Sam Olson, Matt Pantze, Jenny Schwab, Troy Schwab, Dewey Somerdorf, Jeff Stang, and Sean Workman for bowling. Another big thank you to our sponsors who supplied the t-shirts: Edward Jones, and Great River Spine & Sport!
Big Lake Community Fair
Our 2021 Community Fair has been delayed until April or May when the Governor's Executive Order restricting events have been loosened.
The Community Fair has been CANCELLED for Saturday, March 21st, 2020 from 9am - noon at the Big Lake High School. Rescheduling the event is being considered.
Find out what new products and services business, non-profit organizations and governmental units offer. Enjoy youth performances, free food samples, and more!
Please consider hosting a booth to promote your products and services, upcoming events, and potential job opportunities. This is a great opportunity for the community to get to know your organization. In past Fairs, one of the business participants received 5 employment applications at the Fair and 3 more the following week!
Sponsorships are available at $1000 for platinum, $500 for gold sponsors and $250 for silver sponsors. All sponsors receive a free booth along with additional publicity on the Chamber website, and at the Community Fair. Platinum and gold sponsors will receive additional publicity with the sponsorship of bikes given away at the event!
Booth registrations can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or going to the event page of our website.
The 2018-2019 Big Lake Community Guide is here! The newest edition of the popular, local magazine is jam-packed with info about local events and businesses! Stop at the Chamber Office and grab an issue today. Click the link below to view the online version.Click here!
Welcome to the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is located in Big Lake, Minnesota off of Highway 10. We are a on-profit membership organization that exists to help the local business community thrive. Whether your business is large or small, we are here to help you through various networking, marketing, and learning opportunities.Our Mission: We are committed to the success of the Big Lake Business Community through information, communication, cooperation, and support for all.
Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make this website possible:
2021 PARKS CHALLENGE
BUY LOCAL! TAKE-OUT LOCAL! With the Governor's Executive Orders to close dine-in services along with restricting other businesses to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), check out take-out hours, contact info and other pertinent information from our members here.
Minnesota Chamber has a COVID-19 Business toolkit here that is full of resources and updates for you.
City of Big Lake's website here also includes local, state and federal resources for you.
APRIL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
JOIN US for our monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, April 15th at 5 pm at Trail's. Our March Business after Hours has been cancelled so that members can attend our 2020 Member of the Year celebration that evening at Style Catering. Great networking opportunity in a small group setting as we will observe COVID-19 guidelines of 6 persons/table! There is no charge but please register here by 2 pm to allow enough seating.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2020 Member of the Year winner: McPete's Sports Bar & Lane-Eric Petersen.
McPete’s has generously donated staff time, their bowling lanes, mini-golf and facilities to thousands of kids and families at our Block Party for the past 11 years. Whatever was needed at that event, Eric was happy to provide it!
They have also donated and supported so many different non-profit organizations and youth groups in the Big Lake area
Sponsor Paul Knier of Cabot Lodge Securities announced the winner and sponsored the award and 2 dinner tickets.
Members can nominate a member for the 2022 Member of the Year by October 28, 2021. The members will vote on the nominations in November and the winner will be announced at our November 25th membership meeting.
Our 2019 Member of the Year was Great River Spine & Sports-Dr. Scott Schulz. Here is the video link on the award presentation by sponsor Cabot Lodge Securities-Paul Knier. The video was produced by Monica Parrish of Bullseye Properties.
Join us for our April 27, 2021 MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
Join us for our April 27th Membership Meeting at Big Lake Schools. Superintendent Tim Truebenbach and Director of Community Education and Communication Allen Berg will update us on their programs and services. Registration is at 11:30. Announcements and introductions begin at noon. Our presentation begins at 12:15 Members can attend in-person or virtually. Cost for lunch is $15. Please register here by 2 pm on Thursday, April 22nd. Guests are welcome!