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April 8, 2022 | Volume 4 Issue 3

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Reflections on the Past Year

This year’s annual Chamber celebration comes just after I enter my second year working for the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Needless to say, sitting down to put together the annual report has been an exercise in personal and professional reflection.

Read more from our director here.

CELEBRATE 15 Years of Tour de Pepin in 2022!

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A Galactic Good Time

Lake City, are you ready for some mind-freakin’ music? Galactic Cowboy Orchestra offers concert goers a liberating melting pot of genres elevated by riff magic, hummable melodies and groovy jams all grounded in a jazz bedrock.

Check them out at Lake City Area Arts this Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm.

More info here

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Fish Fry Fridays!

It's no joke! There are only 2 or 3 fish frys remaining this season! Swing by for the best fish fry around, and THAT'S no joke either! Serving 5:00-7:30 or until gone on Friday night at the one and only Lake City Sportman's Club, located at 2200 S Oak St.

Visit the Sportsman's Facebook page here for more info about Fish Frys and other events.

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EMS Reunion Picnic

Lake City Ambulance is celebrating 50 years of service to Lake City and surrounding communities. Past & present Ambulance members, Commission members, & families are invited to an

alumni reunion picnic.

Please RSVP by May 1st.

RSVP AT: or 651-345-3030

A Big Texas Annual Meeting

The Lake City Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that our annual meeting and celebration will occur on April 21 at the Sportsman’s Club!

The theme of the event is “Big Texas BBQ” and will feature house smoked meats from Kelly’s, games, and country and Americana music from the wonderfully talented Tim Emmons & the Stranger. Western-wear is encouraged. All are welcome. Let’s have fun!

Please register here by Thursday 4/14 so we can plan and order accordingly.


We Want to Partner with You!

Thank goodness COVID has been waning in recent months, and that means we are chomping at the bit to start reconvening with you at Lunch and Learns and Business After Hours events! The Chamber wants to hear from you if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring one of these popular gatherings. Email us here for more information.  


Young Entrepreneur Competition

The MN Cup, is organized by the University of Minnesota, and it's available to any early-stage founder in the state.

MN Cup has become a great first step for launching a new business, offering free education, mentorship, promotional opportunities and seed funding for those that advance. Participants have until Friday, April 15, 2022 to submit their application. Learn more here.

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Women's Leadership Event

The 2022 Women's Leadership Event will be held at Red Wing Golf Course on Wed. 4/20 from 11am-3:30pm and includes a keynote by MN Vikings on-site consultant, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff!

Join in for a day of fine dining, entertainment, and fabulous door prizes. Get Inspired!

For more info, visit the event page here.

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Girls Day Out

It's not too late for your business to participate in Girls Day Out. Deadline for our ad in the the Graphic is April 18th, and we can always add you to the Facebook event list of participating businesses. Let's spring out of winter and kickstart the busy season with this ever popular event. Get in touch with us here and let us know what your business is doing for Girls Day Out!

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Water Ski Days Parade Royalty

Are you a former Water Ski Days Royal Ambassador? Do you know someone who was? We would like to invite all Miss WDS, Princesses, and Miss Congenialities to participate in the 50th Water Ski Days Parade on June 26th!!!

If interested please contact the chamber office at 651-345-4123, or email the Parade Chair Heidi Myers-Schwer here.

From the 150th Committee...

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The LC 150 and Three Little Men will sponsor an egg hunt on April 16th at the Band Field on Prairie St. The Easter Bunny plans to attend and a free lunch for the kids while supply lasts. 11:15 sharp – Bring your own basket!

Also in April, mark your calendars – April 23rd is the Quilt Show/Luncheon at St. Mary’s of the Lake.

And moving into May, Sara Holger will speak on the 22nd at the City Hall, about the Driftless Area, especially as it pertains to Lake City. 

50th Water Ski Days is Approaching!

Sponsorship Opportunities

It takes the whole community to throw a Water Ski Days!

If you or your organization is able to sponsor with a cash or in-kind donation, or sign up for volunteer shifts, we'd like to hear from you! We want to make this year's milestone event bigger and better than ever!

Email our office here or give us a call at (651)-345-4123 to discuss set or custom tailored sponsorships.

Vendors Wanted

Vendor spaces are filling up fast for the big event. We are calling all artists, crafters, cottage food producers, food trucks (and more) to submit their application to be part of this year's extra special Water Ski Days!

Find applications at the bottom of the Water Ski Days page, give us a call at (651) 345-4123, or send us an email here!

Thank You to our Water Ski 100 presenting sponsor, Hearth & Home Technologies!

Look for expanded water ski programming at this year's Water Ski Days!

Welcoming a New Member to the Chamber

Chamber staff and ambassadors gathered at Sievers Creative in Red Wing on Tuesday, March 29th to welcome them to our member community.

Sievers Creative is a relationship focused web design and marketing agency that believes in being a partner, not just an agency. They excel at branding, web design, and marketing solutions for small and medium sized businesses at a reasonable cost and are here to help local businesses accomplish their goals and help them grow.

Only 2 Months Until Tour de Pepin!

Lake City Chamber of Commerce

100 E Lyon Ave

Lake City, MN 55041

Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday through Friday

(651) 345-4123

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