Chamber After Hours
One of the great benefits of Chamber Membership is the opportunity to attend this great event! Chamber After Hours takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm at a rotating member business location. Participants enjoy appetizers and beverages in a casual setting while gathering with fellow business members. It is a relaxed way to unwind after work and get better acquainted with your peers.
Click here to download the 2013 After Hours Schedule.
Your business could host a Chamber After Hours Event! Click here to learn more.
Regional Job Fair
Join Rural MN CEP, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Greater Bemidji and the Bemidji Area Chamber in the upcoming Job Fair
The goal of the job fair is to connect companies with potential employees looking for work in the greater Bemidji region.
Bemidji Day at the Capitol
Each year, the Chamber schedules a day long trip to the State Capitol. Wearing "Bemidji Plaid" vests, the participants attend scheduled meetings with State Representatives and Senators. Why go? Bemidji is just one community from one of 87 counties in the state. We are proud of the regional center that Bemidji is growing into. Bemidji residents continue to create long lasting relationships with MN legislators and their staff. This opportunity is a great way to see how legislation works!
Awards of Excellence
In honor of Small Business in America and at home- The Chamber recognizes businesses, entrepreneurs and employees on the fourth Thursday of May at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Nominations are sought in a variety of categories by their peers. Businesses are also recognized for the Bemidji Business Gives program.
Click on the years below to see the list of winners:
The Charlie Naylor Lifetime Achievement Award started in 2009. To view a list of the recipients please click here.
Nominating a peer is SO easy! Think of those that demonstrate exceptional customer service, have contributed to the community or show their staff a pleasant and healty work environment. To nominate a business please click here to be directed to the Nomination Survey Link.
Held the third Tuesday in September, the Chamber celebrates the end of the fiscal year and inducts the new Chair and incoming board members. Slideshow loop recapping events and programs from the year. Event also includes silent auction, raffles, and door prizes.
*Sponsorships are available for all events listed.
The Chamber is also known for on going monthly networking and advocacy programming. See the events calendar events for a full listing of Chamber and Community Events.
Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
The Seventh Annual Dragon Boat Festival is a great opportunity to showcase your business before thousands through the year round media campaign and waterfront event the first weekend in August. For details on how you can become a major sponsor, click here.
Click here to check out the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival Web Site!
Register your team by May 1st and save $100! Click here to fill out the registration form!
An annual winter festival to celebrate winter and all it is famous for. The Chamber partners with other community organizations to provide a sampling of winter events that include: Brrrmidji Plunge, Ice Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Skating events and more! Specific Chamber events include the annual Taste of Northern Minnesota (indoor sampling of restaurants and beverages) and the 5K Polar Challenge Run/Walk. Polar Daze is held the third & fourth weekends in January.
To register for the 5K Polar Challenge Run/Walk click here.
To register for the Brrrmidji Plunge click here.
Premium Membership Packages/Sponsorship Opportunities
Enjoy the convenience of a "one time" purchase that will last all year long with one of our Sponsorship Packages. "See and Be Seen" Sponsorship Packages will offer your business great exposure with many extras!
Check out how you can be front and center by clicking here to download the list of Sponsorship/Marketing Packages. Call the Chamber for more information! 444-3541.