• 2019 Networking Events

  • AM Expresso
    This is a great way to “kick start” your Friday! This event usually takes place on the first Friday morning of the month 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 attendees have the opportunity to talk 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 socializing and 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. 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)
    Business After Hours is a free networking event that is open to all members (usually 5-6:30 PM). This event usually takes place usually on the third Tuesday of the month. BAH is a great way to visit with other business people in the Red Wing area.

    This event is designed to showcase the sponsor’s place of business, while attendees enjoy appetizers, beverages, and networking 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 Chamber members.

    Lunch & Learn Seminars
    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 we even buy your lunch!

    Special Events
    This is your opportunity to help other Chamber members celebrate “Special Events” in their business such as Grand Openings, business anniversaries, expansions, remodelings, mergers, Open Houses, or big accomplishments. This is another chance for members to network together and celebrate successes

    Women 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.

    Manufacturer Appreciation Luncheon
    Acknowledgement of manufacturers in our area and recognizing how important they are in our local community and the world is key to the Chamber.

    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.

    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 2017, $113,365 in Chamber Bucks were issued to be spent at Chamber members.

    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.