The St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce fosters a robust local economy that provides area citizens with a range of essential goods and services.
The Chamber’s primary function is to promote the St. Anthony area as a prime location for a variety of businesses and involves assisting those businesses with attracting and servicing customers.
The Chamber sponsors several annual community events and activities, and collaborates with city officials and local service organizations in promoting a resilient and sustainable community
The Chamber represents a unified voice for approximately 70 members, which include large and small businesses as well as individual professionals and non-profits.
Regular Chamber Events
The annual meeting is traditionally held each April, and includes a social hour, formal dinner, and awards presentation of the St Anthony Village Area Villager of the Year and Outstanding Business of the Year awards.
New Member Business Ribbon Cutting
When new chamber members’ businesses open in St. Anthony, we welcome them with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Our Annual Golf Classic is held the first Friday of August, in conjunction with the St. Anthony Village’s Village Fest Celebration.
Each election season the chamber holds a candidate forum for the benefit of voters, and to allow our members contact with city, county, and state elected officials. The program includes a brief statement from each candidate, and a “Question and Answer” portion. The forum is aired live on CTV and re-run before the elections.
Each year, the St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce awards a scholarship to a St. Anthony Village High School senior.
Your business is listed in the Chamber’s online Membership Directory, which includes a link to your organization’s website.
The Chamber typically holds at least one event each month, such as:
Noon Lunch & Learn Educational Meetings
These meetings are hosted by and held at Chamber members’ facilities. Each meeting features a speaker or panel on various topics intended to help you better manage your business. This event includes attendee introductions, lunch, a presentation, a question-discussion session, networking, and a business-card exchange.
Coffee with the Chamber
These informal meetings start at 730 a.m. at a local coffee shop. They provide ideal opportunities for promoting your business with other local professionals, obtaining leads, and learning about possible professional relationships. Attendees are free to remain for a quick cup o’ joe or for the entire hour. Be sure to share your business cards!
Networking Happy Hours
These free, after-work events provide perfect opportunities for expanding your business circle, in a pleasantly relaxing environment. The Chamber provides a complimentary appetizer buffet and holds a business-card drawing for door prizes.
As opportunities arise, The Chamber also sponsors other events throughout the year, such as: Virtual Seminars; Speed Networking; Family Pizza Night at Salo Park Concert; Chamber Bocce Ball Night; & Shop Small Saturday.