The International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce's mission statement is "providing a voice for our business community while advocating for the retention and expansion of jobs."
The members of the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce are its main reason for existence and the 9-leader Board of Directors and staff strive to serve their partners with initiatives aimed at strengthening the business environment.
Members-only, priority referrals are disbursed from the Chamber which is comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals. These priority referrals respond to the needs of both local folks and thousands of visitors annually.
For the benefit of commerce and community, we foster strong relationships with our local governments and leaders, regional legislators, and multimedia.
On a state level, this Chamber is a founding member of the Grow Minnesota! program under the umbrella of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Board members conduct confidential local exchanges which are of key importance in our goals and actions.
The Falls Chamber provides continuing education and workforce readiness throughout the area by sponsoring programs such as CEOs in the Classroom as well as subsidizing courses in business communications and computer technology programs. The Chamber regularly organizes Lunch & Learn sessions which feature presentations related to the business community, and social events for business networking.
This Chamber offers an internal electronic system which quickly networks member and community information to a large number of recipients – expediting business messages or promoting features of your event or sale. The Chamber also drives communication through its newsletter, Facebook, and outdoor digital marquee and fax-blasts.
Chamber Ambassadors are readily on hand to offer assistance at grand openings and important occasions. There are member opportunities to serve on special committees charged with discovery and action in business matters – whether it is of general concern or an individual issue of one business.
Multiple retail events throughout the seasons are coordinated annually and assistance is provided for public events and occasions which strengthen or impact the business economy.
Celebrating the character and exuberance of our area, the Chamber’s Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run during the Icebox Days celebration repeatedly garners regional, national and international media attention and recruits runners from far and near.
An infusion of local dollars is realized through the Chamber’s innovative “Sale on Cash” shop-local program which offers shoppers cash bonuses for purchasing Chamber Dollars. Chamber Dollars are an exclusive benefit for Chamber businesses. The “Sale on Cash” illustrates a measurable local spending campaign while promoting shopping where it matters most ~ at home.
Local businesses joined together create a powerful voice which is unattainable alone – chambers were formed for this precise reason. Membership with the International Falls Area Chamber gives your business valuable products and services, strong allies and dimensional opportunities to be seen and heard.