Big Lake Block Party
Join us for our 10th Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 15th at McPete's from 10-2 pm!
2019 Big Lake Block Party was a great success on August 17th at McPete's Sports Bar and Lanes! Nearly 200 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
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:
2020 BIG LAKE POLITICAL CANDIDATES FORUM
For ease in watching the recording, the candidates (listed as seated during the forum from left to right) and the schedule include:
- MN Representative District 30A at approximately 5:44 minutes into the recording: Chad Hobot & Paul Novotny
- MN Senate District 30 at 26:51 minutes: Mary Kiffmeyer & Diane Nguyen.
- Big Lake City Council at 49:39: Ketti Green, Sam Hanson, Ken Halverson, Paul Seefeld & Alan Heidemann. Ketti & Ken are running for a 2-year term while Sam, Paul & Alan are running for 2 open seats that are 4-year terms.
- Big Lake Mayor at 1:27:41 into the recording: Paul Knier & Mike Wallen.
- Big Lake School Board at 1:45:27: Barbara Chaffee, Tony Scales, Amber Sixberry & Lori Kampa (Katelyn Bland wasn't able to attend and her statement was read). They are competing for 3 open seats.
- Big Lake Township at 2:20:08: Bruce Aubol, Mark Hedstrom, Eric Rosa & Dean Brenteson (Judy Wilts wasn't able to attend and her statement was read) . Bruce is running unopposed while Eric & Dean are competing for Seat 1 and Mark & Judy for Seat 4.
- U.S. Congressional District 6 video voices at 2:49:35: Tawnja Zahradka & Tom Emmer.
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.
Virtual BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
JOIN US virtually for our monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, January 21st at 5 pm. Great networking opportunity in a small group setting! There is no charge but please register here by 3 pm to receive the Zoom link.
HALLOWEEN PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT: Friday, Oct 30 from 4-6 pm
Our First Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt was a success!
Nine entries submitted photos of their stops at 15 participating Chamber members and they each won a prize! Seven of the 9 entries went to all 15 members.
We thank the participants who dressed up in great costumes, our members who hosted the hunt and those who donated prizes.
Prizes Awarded: Most Members Visited & Most Creative Costumes
Prizes include: $100 Cash, $100 Trails Gift Card, $100 Paver at Freedom Rock, Pet Exam & Engraved Pet Tag, Study Bible. $25 Gift Cards, selection of books and other great items.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019 Member of the Year winner: Great River Spine & Sport-Dr. Scott Schulz.
Great River Spine & Sport-Dr. Scott Schulz was selected by fellow members and the award was announced at the Chamber's Holiday Social Dec. 12th.
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.
Members can vote for the 2020 Member of the Year until Nov. 25th. The winner will be awarded the prize at the Dec. 8th Board meeting!
ATTEND OUR VIRTUAL January 26, 2021 MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
Tuesday, January 26th from noon-1 pm. Guests are welcome!
Join us for our January membership meeting. Registration is at noon. Shonn Twight (VCIO) and Traci Leffner (President) of Sovran are going to be presenting on technology trends, basics of security and how to survive 2021. They will be giving you some things to think about and make sure you are secure whether your employees are working onsite or remotely. Tips and Tricks will be provided on how to navigate through 2021 and secure your environment. Bring all your IT/Security questions and they will be happy to answer them for you! Please register here by 10 on 1/26 so you can receive the Zoom link.