The Falls Chamber of Commerce advocates, promotes and supports business members and our communities.

Bringing together businesses for a common goal.
The Falls Chamber of Commerce provides support and opportunities for self promotion, enhancement and preservation of the unique identity of our business community.

  • Assisting in the location and development of manufacturers and other industries.
  • Conducting a business association which will bring merchants, professionals, trades people and all interested parties in closer association and work for the mutual advantage and protection of the same.
  • Assisting and encouraging other organizations, both governmental and civic, where their objects and purposes coincide with ours.
  • Promoting integrity and good faith.
  • Fostering just and equitable principles in business.
  • Preventing or adjusting controversies.
  • Discovering and assisting in correcting abuses.
  • Advancing the general welfare and prosperity and fostering and promoting the commercial, industrial, physical and moral development of the Cities and our trade area.
  • Encouraging and assisting in public improvements of all kinds.

Board of Directors:

Bill Ties

Chamber President

WJE Company, LLC

 

Ann Wachter

Secretary

Fireworks Forever

Scott Ostrum

MarketPlace Foods

 

Charity Mathis

Vice President

Express Employment Professionals

Rebecca Stenberg

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

 

Jessica Minor

St. Croix Regional Medical Center

Jason Riebe

Taylors Falls Elementary

Jennifer Suit

 

 

Jon Jacobson

Treasurer

The Rivergroup Financial Advisors

Wade Vitalis

The Drive In and Adventure Falls Mini Golf

Deanna Nelson

Nelson / Yetti Industries

Pam Stratmoen

Central Insurance

Chamber Committee Descriptions

Chamber members are invited to get more out of their membership by participating with a Committee.  Feel free to attend one of the regularly scheduled meetings to see if it’s a good fit for you.  You are encouraged to contact the Chamber office 715.483.3580 to confirm the date / time / location of each of these meetings and to let our staff know you’re planning to attend.  We welcome your interest and participation!

Committee meetings are listed on the Chamber Calendar.

The Membership / Program Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month.  The purpose of the Committee is to promote new and ongoing membership in the Chamber. The Committee works with staff to develop strategies to increase members, promotes membership with door-to-door visits to businesses and potential members; chooses a Falls Chamber Business of the Month, checks in with members on renewals and looks for ways to increase member retention and the benefits of membership.  Additionally the Committee helps to plan and implement all programs during the year, taking a lead role in selecting topics and speakers, and recruiting individuals for presentations on appropriate and current business issues. With responsibilities ranging from development of new events to analyzing their effectiveness, the committee works with Chamber staff to design, market and implement these initiatives.

The Ambassador Committee meets every third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am.  It is the purpose of the Ambassadors, as representatives of the business community and on behalf of the Falls Chamber, to act as a visible arm of the Chamber by promoting and increasing communications and member feedback and hosting and participating in Chamber public relation events such as ribbon cutting ceremonies, BA5, the Annual Meeting and all fundraising activities.  The Ambassadors are a sub-committee of the Membership Committee.  Download the Ambassador Statement of Purpose and an application here.  More information at bottom of this page.

The Fundraising / Marketing Committee meets monthly and is responsible for designing and implementing strategies to raise additional funds to support Chamber strategic goals, objectives and activities.  They also prepare and oversee the annual marketing and advertising budget and communications projects, including the website and social media marketing.

Board of Directors Executive Committee is responsible for contracts, 501C.6 (IRS not-for-profit code) mandates, Executive Director oversight and evaluation and policy development.  Includes BOD President, Vice President and Treasurer.   Meets monthly or as needed.

Falls Chamber Ambassador Committee

Now in it’s sixth year, Ambassadors act as the membership outreach branch of the Chamber.  They promote communications and member feedback and host Chamber public relation events such as; Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Membership Meetings and Business After 5 (BA5), among others.

The Ambassador Committee supports the Chamber’s mission:  “To advocate, promote and support business members and our communities” and typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am.  Please call the Chamber office for confirmation of the time and location of the meetings each month.

For those interested in joining this fun group, please call the Chamber to learn more about upcoming Ambassador opportunities and expectations.  We are grateful for your volunteer participation and interest in supporting the Falls Chamber.  Please call the office at 715.483.3580 or email here for additional information.

To apply, download the Ambassador Committee Application forms (Page 1) here. And page 2 here.

For all the details on the program, download the Ambassador Statement of Purpose here.

Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are a very special group! They provide a connecting point to every Chamber member and help plan and drive our events. They are great at getting out on the street, meeting new business owners and keeping a pulse on the business environment in our communities.

  • Pam Stratmoen, Ambassador Chair
  • Rhonda Anderson
  • Jessica Fox
  • Leah Gilker
  • Marc Gilker
  • Jon Jacobson
  • Crystal Lusk
  • Sonja Miers
  • Jessica Minor
  • Kari Nelson
  • Mary Beth Peterson
  • Shari Steele
  • Cindy Stimmler
  • Pam Stratmoen
  • Jennifer Suit
  • Karen Wondra