Big Lake Block Party
Join us for our Annual Block Party on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at McPete's from 10-2 pm!
2021 Big Lake Block Party was a great success! Over 210 youth and adults 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 2021-22 Big Lake Community Guide is here! The newest edition of the popular, local magazine is jam-packed with info about local events and businesses! We thank PATRIOT News for creating and publishing our Guide. Stop at the Chamber Office and grab an issue today. Click below to view the online version!
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.
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JUNE 2022 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
JOIN US for our monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, June 16th at 5 pm at a location to be announced soon. There is no charge but please register by 3 pm to allow enough seating.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Member of the Year winner: Edward Jones-Tim Suchy
Tim has served on the Board of Directors for the past 6 years, as both Chair and Vice-Chair. He has served on the Finance Committee & Block Party Committee and served on the Golf Scramble Committee and regularly sponsored a team of golfers.
The last several years he has helped get the Christmas Trees for Browns Park, spending most of “Black Friday” trimming them & placed them in the stands. He has sponsored our Community Fairs and the Block Party.
Tim Suchy has been a financial advisor for Edward Jones in the Big Lake Office since 2014 and in financial services since 1985. He volunteers with the Big Lake Lions and has co-chaired their golf event.
The member who nominated Tim said, “Tim Suchy has helped the Board of Directors and many committees over the years and is always helping whenever he can.
In accepting the award, Tim said it was an honor to volunteer on behalf of the Chamber.
The award was sponsored by Cabot Lodge Securities-Paul Knier. Other nominees for the 2021 Member of the Year award were Minnco Credit Union and Old National Bank.
Our 2020 Member of the Year was McPete's Sports Bar & Lanes-Eric Petersen. Here is the video of the evening, produced by Board Chair Monica Parrish of Meraki Property Management & Consulting, LLC. 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, also produced by Monica Parrish.
Join us for our August, 2022 MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
Join us for our Tuesday, August 30th Membership Meeting at Carefree Country Club north of Big Lake. Speakers will be several non-profit organizations sharing their stories and goals for 2022. Registration is at 11:30 am. Announcements and introductions begin at noon. Members can attend in-person or virtually. Cost for lunch is $15 and please register.