The chamber members develop a Program of Work to identify the issues and priorities. Leadership is provided by the volunteer Board of Directors.
The Waseca Chamber is: member-driven, member-responsive and member-supported.
Chamber Committees and Priorities
Your Chamber of Commerce PROGRAM OF WORK is designed to meet membership needs. It is a volunteer organization of individuals and businesses who band together for the collective best interest of developing Waseca’s future.
Membership Retention /Growth/Services Division:
Seeks to develop and promote membership participation and recognition through our program of work. Develops opportunities for business to business discount savings with networking and educational workshops, Business After Hours Membership Mixer, online benefits, recognition events, leadership development, Discover Waseca Careers-business tours, and Resource Center.
Economic Development Division:
Seeks to bring awareness of economic plans and projects affecting the greater Waseca community; issues dealing with economic development, retail, service, industrial, commercial tourism, and agribusiness economies. Serves as a think tank to create community vision for economic development and growth. The chamber works to communicate the advantages of living and doing business in Waseca. “GrowMN” program is a vital part of this initiative. It is a private sector, Minnesota wide program, partnering with Minnesota Chamber created to retain business and dedicated to producing jobs and growing economic prosperity for our local area. The “GrowMN” program conducts business interviews, builds relationships, and analyzes the collected data to effectively respond for assistance.
The Chamber Ambassadors are comprised of business professionals that serve as the chamber’s liaison to the business community. Dressed in their red uniform jackets, these professionals present Progress Awards to deserving businesses in the community. The group recognizes investments in the community and promote the value of chamber membership.
Waseca Proud Division:
Assists in the development of local business enterprise promotion (e.g. Chamber Bucks-Think Local First program) and supports the promotion of chamber and community events. Continues to improve chamber web presence and social media.
Maintains a liaison with agribusiness organizations, lends support in developing initiatives that assist the growth of the agribusiness industry in our area, highlights the role of agribusiness in the regional economy, and strengthens the agriculture business sector of our community.
Government Affairs Division:
The board of directors is a facilitator of the business community that establishes lines of communication with businesses, Waseca City Council, Waseca County Commissioners, and the local school boards, gathering relevant facts and analyzes government policies affecting business. The chamber advocates for a thriving business environment that enhances local economic vitality. The chamber serves as the proactive voice for business in local and state government issues advocating on their behalf when deemed appropriate.
Walk to the Park
Each year in June the Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members host “Walk to the Park” Day. Four people who walk the farthest receive Chamber Bucks and the business who brings the most people also receive Chamber Bucks. A fun way to take a break, enjoy a box lunch picnic and music.
Chamber Golf Outing
The Chamber Annual Golf Outing is held in June each year. A fun and relaxing day with chamber members.
Discover Waseca Careers
The chamber is in collaboration with Waseca High School to coordinate up to 28 students from the senior class to participate in Discover Waseca Careers. These site visits will be an interactive, behind the scenes look giving the students exposure to local career opportunities. The students will interact with business executives.
SITE VISITS will include:
- Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering.
- Finance, Accounting
- Plumbing, Heating & Electrical trades
The chamber will coordinate two tours per month during the school year, assisting high school seniors moving into a career path. The students will have the opportunity to visit up to 20 local businesses, morning site visits will run 45 minutes and students will carpool with a teacher to the businesses.
If any business has an interest in hosting Discover Waseca Careers, please contact Kim Foels at the chamber, 835-3260.
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Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce
112 North State Street. • Downtown Waseca, MN 56093
Fax (507) 835-3267
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Event Sponsorship – Business logo in program
Supporting Sponsorship – Business listing in program
Exclusive Title Sponsorship – Business logo on 52″x 30″ banner; business logo on front cover or program (limit one business)
Grand Champion Sponsorship – Business logo in program
Blue Ribbon Sponsorship – Business listing in program
Chamber of Commerce Golf Day
Eagle Level Sponsorship – Business logo on 48″ x 36″ banner; signage at a golf hole
Birdie Ribbon Sponsorship – Business logo on 36″ x 28″ banner; signage at a golf hole
Hole Sponsorship – Signage at a golf hole
Chamber Fair Booth
First Time Sponsorship – Business logo on 19″ x 19″ banner
Returning Sponsorship – Business logo on 19″ x 19″ banner (utilize your existing banner)
Event Sponsorship – Business logo in program