• 2016 Networking Events

  • AM Expresso

    This is a great way to kick start your Friday! This event meets on the first Friday morning of the month from 7:30-9AM and is free for members. This is open to all Chamber members and enables you to “power network.” Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

    The Chamber co-sponsors AM Expresso with a member business. The sponsor gives a short program highlighting their business and then each attendee gets the opportunity to tell others about their business. Sponsors provide continental breakfast and beverages.

    All Chamber members and their employees are encouraged to enjoy AM Expresso and Business After Hours events. It’s a great way to begin, or end, your work day.

    Annual Chamber Fundraiser/Golf Tournament

    This is one of our most popular networking events and it lets you mix business with pleasure! Enjoy a day of outdoor networking while having a great time

    Annual Meeting & Recognition Awards

    The Annual Meeting is a gala event and features a look at the past year and what is coming in the year ahead. But the most exciting part of the evening is the Annual Awards & Recognition for outstanding Arts & Entertainment, Lodging, Recreation & Tourism; Beauty, Health & Wellness; Employment Service, Financial, Insurance, Legal & Real Estate; Manufacturer; Restaurant; Retail; and Specialty Service Business of the Year. The lively Dessert Auction is also a highlight of the evening.

    Business After Hours (BAH)

    BAH is a great way to network with other business people in the Red Wing area. Business After Hours is a free networking event that is open to all members (usually 5-6:30 PM).

    This event is designed to showcase the sponsor’s place of business, while participants enjoy appetizers and beverages, with a casual twist.

    Business Expo

    The Business Expo is an ideal way to promote your products and/or services, highlight new brands, network, or offer the public a glimpse at who you are and what you do. If you are looking to develop sales leads, demonstrate and introduce new products, enhance your company image, or get customer feedback, this event is for you!

    This is also an excellent opportunity to visit with other Chamber members and see what their business has to offer.

    National Tourism & Small Business Week Luncheon

    The Chamber celebrates ALL our businesses and thank them by providing a FREE lunch at the Chamber during National Tourism & Small Business Week.

    River City Days

    This is Red Wing’s Annual Summer Festival that attracts thousands of people to our community and offers something fun for everyone!

    Taste Buds & Business

    Socialize with others while you sample delicious entrees from local Chamber restaurants.

    Women’s Professional Leadership Event

    The Chamber collaborates with the Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Express Employment Professionals, StarTech Computing, Q Media Group - KWNG KCUE KLCH WBHA & other businesses to host this annual event to honor professional women in our area.

    Educational Opportunities

    The Chamber works hard to provide education at low cost (or FREE) on a variety of topics that will keep our members strong and improve their business skills. The best part is that members don’t have to travel out of town, or take a whole day off from work.

    Our “Lunch & Learn Seminars” are offered once per month (September through May) and cover a wide variety of business topics. These seminars are FREE to Chamber members and includes a free lunch!

    The Chamber works together with several other entities in our business community to provide training opportunities on a variety of topics.

    The Chamber collaborates with many other organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis and the League of Women Voters to provide candidate forums for local and state offices.

    The Chamber also works hard to educate the Red Wing community about businesses in our trade area and their various events. The entire community benefits when we are all aware of what business is being generated in our local community.  Often, the Chamber plays a vital role in the connection of businesses because they learn about each other at a Chamber event.

    Career Explorations

    The Red Wing Chamber teams with Red Wing High School for an 8 week program that features business people from the community presenting information on various careers to high school students.

    Business Resource Guide / Referrals

    Our office is the prime location for Chamber members, potential businesses, and visitors to stop in, which gives us the perfect opportunity to refer Chamber members. Our office averages over 100 people coming through our doors each week and receives multiple phone and electronic inquiries each week, which results in excellent referral opportunities for our members. We have developed a Business Resource Guide for businesses.

    Chamber Bucks

    Chamber Bucks are gift certificates that can only be redeemed at Chamber member businesses. Chamber Bucks insure the money is spent locally which helps our business community. In 2015, $186,460 in Chamber Bucks were issued to be spent in our local community.

    Meeting Room Available

    The Chamber Conference Room is available for Chamber members to use at no charge, on a first come, first serve basis. Simply reserve your date and time with the Chamber staff.  This is ideal for home-based or small businesses that need a meeting place downtown.

    Certificates of Origin

    If your company is shipping products globally, they may require a Certificate of Origin officially signed and sealed from the Chamber. Some countries also require a written confirmation that your company is a registered member of the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce.

     

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  • Sapphire Members

    1Source Office & Facility Supply
    Alliance Bank
    Coordinated Business Systems
    First Farmers & Merchants Bank
    HBC
    Merchants Bank
    Musty-Barnhart Agency
    North Risk Partners/C.O. Brown Division
    Pearle Vision of Red Wing
    Potter Ridge Assisted Living
    Red Wing Credit Union
    Smith, Schafer & Associates
    Spectrum Business
    St. Crispin Living Community
    Walmart
    Wells Fargo Bank