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Membership Benefits

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Why Join?

MISSION STATEMENT 
The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the leading representative of the business community, actively promoting a prosperous business climate, thereby creating a positive environment for the entire South Lake Minnetonka community.

Member Benefits:

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlights will be featured in the bi-weekly newsletter that is distributed to all chamber members as well as our community distribution list of over 3000 people. This is a great way to spotlight your business and get exposure in the community. We want to highlight and celebrate our members. Questions or concerns can be forwarded to tiffany@elmcc.org.

What will the Chamber do for you?

  • Welcome Center
  • Information clearing house
  • Resource sharing
  • Local prosperity
  • Community well-being
  • Local decision-making
  • Keep dollars in local economy
  • Presence in the community
  • Marketing assistance
  • Consolidated vision
  • Voting rights 
  • Monthly Meetings
  • Events
  • Community connection
  • Retail Committee
  • Collaborative opportunities
  • Website, Social Media, Weekly communications
  • Shared Knowledge
  • Elevate your profile
  • Booster Club
  • Ambassador Club
  • Business education
  • Magnifies visibility
  • Informs
  • Weekly news
  • Social media
  • Mobile-friendly website
  • Destination design
  • Attract customers
  • Send a positive message
  • Upsell
  • Generate and turnover revenue
  • Special events
  • Chamber event involvement 

Benefits: Visibility, Connections, Influence

  • Listings on website and social media.
  • Weekly e-news communications with other chamber members, when your firm has a promotion, sale or event that is pertinent.
  • Sponsorship opportunities that offer high visibility for your company name, services and products.
  • Opportunities to participate in community promotions and volunteer activities, including but not limited to, economic issues, cultural events, advertising and marketing projects of the Excelsior -  Lake Minnetonka community.
  • Participation in multi-level platform marketing efforts, such as:
  • Full access to the Chamber Welcome Center, 37 Water Street – display materials, use of the conference room, promotional opportunities.
  • Access to our partnership with the Minnetonka High School business programs
  • Use of Chamber logos on your own marketing materials.
  • Networking opportunities at the monthly meetings (3rd Thursday of each month).

Member Networking Meetings

Held on the 1st Tuesday of each month, this is a great way to get away from the office, meet other business owners, promote your products & services and make connections. The Chamber sends e-mail reminders of the date, time and special guest speakers. We invite members and guests to make a brief pitch to the whole group.

Cha​mber Sponsored Events

Sponsorship, volunteering, attending! All fun ways to be involved and meet new people! Visit the event webpages for further information.

  • LUCK O’THE LAKE 5K FUN RUN: Saturday, March 18, 2023.  A fundraiser where all proceeds go towards regular Chamber programs such as Holiday lights, Seasonal décor, 4th of July, Art on the Lake, Apple Day, Chamber Welcome Center and many more.
  • EXCELSIOR FARMERS' MARKET: Tuesdays, June 14- August 30, 2 - 6 PM.
  • ART ON THE LAKE: Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2023 in Downtown Excelsior Excelsior. One of Twin Cities’ best-juried art shows, Original art, live music, beautiful setting, delectable food, wine & beer tent.
  • EXCELSIOR CRAZY DAYS: The third weekend in July: Annual shopping event on Water Street in downtown Excelsior, shop the end of Summer sales of our local boutiques.
  • LAKE MINNETONKA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Free event at the Excelsior Commons. Register for the Firecracker 1-mile, 5K & 10K Run, Kids’ Patriotic Parade, Live Music, Food Vendors and Fireworks.
  • APPLE DAY: Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17 , 2013 in Downtown Excelsior. A Lakeside Festival celebrating community, featuring locally produced foods, art, handicrafts & a good old fashioned street dance.
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