Why Become a Member

Why should I become a member of the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce?

Here are just a few reasons:

A positive return on investment!

  • Networking opportunities
  • Website exposure: As a member of the Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce you can have your business listed on the Chamber website.
  • Advertising discounts
    • Constant Contact subscription discount
  • Involvment in Community Celebrations
  • Representation of governing developments
    • Legislative Luncheon
  • Marketing efforts to attract tourism
  • Opprotunities for economic growth
    • Business Retention and Growth Visits
    • Small Business Development Center refferals
    • Lectures, workshops, and grant refferals
    • Job postings
  • Discount insurance opportunities
  • Referrals and recommendations to consumers
  • Distribution of promotional material
  • Email Blasts

Want to make a difference? Click on “Join Now” and attend one of these functions!

Membership Networking – Our meetings are currently being restructured to better meet your needs. Watch for new updates!

Business After Hours – are held on the last Thursday of the month, Feb – October from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plan to join us for a relaxing visit among friends. Bring your business cards to distribute to potential new customers.

Chamber activities include:

  • Marketing & Promotion of the Area
  • Annual Commerce & Sport Show
  • 4 Annual Community Celebrations
  • Annual Business Achievement Awards
  • Membership Educational Programs
  • Member Networking Opportunities
  • “Welcome to Aitkin” Program
  • Cooperation with other Local, Regional and State Organizations

The Chamber markets the area through the production and promotion of several publications:

  • Aitkin County Snowmobile Trails Map
  • Up North Adventure Country Map
  • The Guide
  • MN Explorer
  • Central Mille Lacs Fun Guide