Chamber Links: news and updates

March 3, 2022 | Volume 4 Issue 2

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Sweet Home Minnesota

There are times we get frustrated with Minnesota. I get it. I have been a small business owner in this state too. Sometimes we feel like regulations are too tough compared to our neighbors, or that taxes take too large of a bite.

Now, I’m not saying that business owners and managers don’t face difficult challenges here. I know for a fact that they do. What I would like to convey is that doing business in every state has its own challenges, and, despite the ones we face here, Minnesota continues to rank at the top of states to do business in.

Let’s dig a little deeper…

Read our director's letter and find out where Minnesota ranks in key metrics here

CELEBRATE 100 Years of Water Skiing in 2022!

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Los Rebeldes

From their early years of playing Chicano music in the dance halls, Los Rebeldes has evolved to feature both Tex-Mex and Conjunto favorites across the upper Midwest. Led by melodies on the accordion, trumpet, and guitar, you won’t hear this unique blend of music from any other group in Minnesota. This show promises to be diverse, fun, and danceable!

Get the deets here!

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Business Resources

If there's one important truth in business, it's that you can never stop learning. Along with the Lake City Port Authority, we are excited to share this extensive list of upcoming educational opportunities for current and aspiring businesspeople or those who just have hungry minds. From pitch trainings to succession planning, we've compiled these resources to help you, your business, and Lake City succeed. View these opportunities here.

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Girls Day Out

Calling all shoppers, fun havers, and Spring lovers! Shop, dine, and more in downtown Lake City during this years Girls Day Out on April 30th! Experience a relaxing day of shopping, lunching and taking in all the beautiful sights of Lake Pepin. Register for prizes! Downtown Lake City will be buzzing with great deals and fun events at our local shops and restaurants during Girls Day Out! Read more here.

Celebrating New Lake City Businesses

First Dollar Event at SHOP•TIQUE

Ribbon Cutting at Lighthouse Nutrition


Lake City on National Cable TV

Last fall Lake City hosted the Masters Walleye Circuit's World Championship.

Now you can watch it on TV when it hits the Pursuit Network the week of March 15th. There's a few opportunities to catch it. 3/15 at 7:00pm, Tuesday – 3/15 at 10:00pm, 3/18 at 11:00am, and 3/19 at 7:00am.

Can’t wait until March? Check out the program on the Outdoor Action website here!! 

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Lake Pepin in Minnesota Monthly

The Lake Pepin was singled out as one of Minnesota's 10 'Quintessential Lakes' in a recent article published by Minnesota Monthly. In it they write...

"The parks and towns on both sides of the lake offer sweeping vistas, busy marinas, and relaxing beaches, making it one of the most scenic stretches of the Great River Road." Read the full story here.

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Unemployment Trust Fund

Recently the Minnesota Senate passed a bill providing the $2.73 Billion needed to restore the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Now the House needs to quickly pass the bill or employers will see UI payroll taxes skyrocket. While Walz and the House have signaled that this is a priority, your voice will help move the bill forward. Read more here

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Alcohol Servers Class

This FREE training is intended to educate owners, managers, servers, and sellers at alcohol establishments or at special events about strategies to avoid illegally selling alcohol to underage youth or intoxicated patrons.

Read more here

From the 150th Committee...

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The Lake City 150th Celebration Committee has a contest for our bearded brothers and glamorous gals!

The contest that started on Nov. 21, 2021 culminates on March 5, 2022 7pm at Port 104!

See the winners of the beard contests strut their van dykes, mutton chops, Abe Lincolns and more! Check out the hair-dos like the Gibson Girl, Victorian Mullet, and Beehive!

Learn More about this fun event here

Tour de Pepin Registration Now Open

Be a Sponsor for one of Lake City's Great Events!

Contact our office details by clicking on the photos below.

Eagles at the MOA

The National Eagle Center is taking over the Huntington® Bank Rotunda at Mall of America® for eagle trivia, free ticket prizes, photo opportunities with National Eagle Center mascot Sky, demonstrations, and more, as well as host free live eagle shows in the Parkview Event center on March 15th and 16th. Learn more here

One Last Chance to Feature your Business in the Lake City Guide

There are still limited ad spots available in our 2022 Chamber Guide. This will be going to print this month, so don't miss out! Learn more about advertising opportunities in the guide here

Lake City Chamber of Commerce

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Lake City, MN 55041

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