What the Lanesboro Chamber is doing for You
Serving Our MeMbers & Community
Your membership in the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce delivers many benefits. We look forward to working with you one-on-one at your convenience to make sure you get the most out of your membership in 2022!
Visitor Center Services
Operate Lanesboro Visitor Center - the key support and information touchpoint for thousands of tourists seeking to explore Bluff Country each year
Manage capital improvements of the Visitor Center Depot building and enhance the area with landscaping and other projects in partnership with City of Lanesboro, Whalan and DNR
Maintain a touch screen information computer kiosk for visitors (kiosk.lanesboro.com)
Offer free WIFI at the Visitor Center
Maintain a clean, inviting, user-friendly Visitor Center providing member brochures, business cards, and menus
Handle all email, phone, and through-the-door requests for visitor information
Fulfill requests for the Lanesboro Area Visitor Guide, maps and business brochures.
Advocacy Partnership & Government affairs
Representation with local government, state and county institutions, including:
City of Lanesboro
Economic Development Authority (EDA)
Lanesboro Community Foundation and Lanesboro Schools
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Natural Resources and Minnesota Legislature
Partner with local business groups and nonprofits, including
the Lanesboro Business Promotion Group
Lanesboro Lodging Group
Partner with the following organizations:
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Explore Minnesota (State Tourism Agency)
Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (MACVB)
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Root River Trail Towns ⦿ Southeastern Minnesota Association of Regional Tails (SMART)
Southern Minnesota Tourism Association (SMTA)
US Chamber of Commerce.
Promotional Materials & Public Relations
Produce and distribute Lanesboro Area Visitor Guide, maps, articles, press releases and other printed and digital materials to build awareness, strengthen Lanesboro brand, and most important, promote Lanesboro, businesses and our community as a wonderful place to "live, work and play"
Produce and maintain an inclusive business directory in the Lanesboro Area Visitor Guide (co-sponsored by the Lanesboro EDA, Lanesboro Schools and Dairyland Power grant)
In affiliation with Welcoming America Organization and in cooperation with Lanesboro EDA and CEDA, plan and produce "Welcoming Week" to welcome new businesses and provide networking opportunities.
Public & Media Relations
Subscription to our member-only email newsletter with up-to-date info on what's happening in Lanesboro plus important information from regional, state and national agencies
First Class mail delivery of annual promotion materials (Lanesboro/Whalan business map, Root River Trail map, and Lanesboro Area Visitors Guide)
Respond to and coordinate all media interviews and leads (newspapers, digital magazines, radio & TV outlets) to communicate member's newsworthy messages.
Member Communication, Education & Support
Invitations and discounts for educational workshops / classes sponsored by the LACC
Invitations to social opportunities, including after hours networking, meet & greet with elected officials, annual downtown business tour, etc.
Member support, including mentoring, training and individualized assistance.
The right to vote (to qualify, individuals or business must prove residency in 55949 ZIP code or Carrollton or Holt townships)
Eligibility to serve on Chamber Boards and/or Committees
Guaranteed placement in ONE Category ("Primary Category") in the Annual Lanesboro Area Visitor Guide and in the online business directory.
Member-Only Promotional Opportunities
Regular listings in local media and the City of Lanesboro utility mailings
Exposure to 10,400+ Facebook followers via #LACCMemberSpotlight
Exposure to the 90,000+ visitors to lanesboro.com annually, with 282,000+ page views
Listing on Lanesboro Ap-Digital Travel Pocket Guide
Event Promotion through Facebook and lanesboro.com
Shared Lodging Reservation Calendar.
Member-Only Advertising Opportunities
Advertising opportunities in the annual Lanesboro Visitor Guide, City & Trail Map and on lanesboro.com*
Additional business listing opportunities in the annual Lanesboro Visitor Guide and in the online directory (lacc.mn/list)
Opportunities for Co-Op Advertising Campaign at discounted rates.
Administrative Business Services
Complimentary Direct Mail Bulk Permit
On demand print / copy services
Fiscal Agent Services.