Chisago Lakes Chamber

Serving the Chisago Lakes Community

Chamber News & Events!

  • Chamber Board Meeting - Thursday, May 5th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Chamber Tour & Luncheon - Thursday, May 12th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the
    Chamber of Commerce building, RSVP here
  • Friday FIKA - Friday, May 13th from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Newsletter Deadline: 25th of every month
  • Newsflash Deadline: Every Monday

Please check for all upcoming events.

Letter from the Chamber Board

Spring in Minnesota

I recently saw something that said here in Minnesota, we are accustomed to having winter, fool’s spring, second winter, mud season and then actual spring. Isn’t that true!?! I noticed that the last two newsletters started off with hopes and plans of Spring. We are a hopeful people this time of year patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) waiting for Spring to arrive and turn into the beautiful summer we know is coming.

There are so many wonderful things to do in our community at any point of the year, but there is something extra special about taking in the outdoors in the summer. May happens to be a month for celebrating! It’s National Bike Month, get a tune up at Maklin Bike Shop in Shafer and head down the beautiful Swedish Immigrant Trail. May 28th is National Hamburger Day – my family is partial to a burger at Al’s in Center City. And May 8th is Mother’s Day – Check out the Chamber website for some great ideas for ways to celebrate the mother’s and those who fill in for mothers on this day. There are many Chamber members with wonderful shops to get her a gift at. There are also many great restaurants to check out. As a mother, I feel like there are fewer gifts greater than not to have to cook and clean up.

Hope to see you all outside and enjoying the Chisago Lakes Area soon! Happy (hopeful) Spring!

Jolene Wille

Empire Insurance Group, Inc. and Chamber of Commerce Board Member


Upcoming Chamber Luncheons - Save the Dates!

  • Thursday, May 12th at the Chamber of Commerce - Speakers Kathy Lindo & Nancy Hoffman with the SBDC on Transition Planning for Your Business
  • Thursday, June 9th at the Chisago Lakes Area Library - Speaker is Rick Olseen with Let's Go Fishing
  • Thursday, July 14th at Panola Valley Gardens - Speaker TBD
  • Thursday, August 11th at The Karl Oskar House - Speaker TBD


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Happy Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8th

Please remember to celebrate all the wonderful moms out there this weekend! Here are some ideas to help you do this:

The 30th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour is May 6, 7 & 8

Taylor's Falls Scenic Boat Tours offers an 80-minute Mother's Day Daily Excursion on the St. Croix River. Book online today or call with questions at 651-465-6315.

Dare To Be You Boutique Mothers Day Weekend Sales starts May 5th and ends May 7th. Everything is Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! MOMS will get a FREE GIFT!

Additional shopping for gift ideas for mom are available at Almelund Mercantile, Colorstreet, D-Lighted Designs, Eichtens Cheeses, Gifts & Foods, Gladje, The Little Bit Shop, Lindstrom Antique Mall, Norwex, Picket Fence Gals sale is May 4-8, Soderlund's Wood Mill, Sven's, Lindstrom Thrifty White Pharmacy, Twinflower Books, Unruly Acres, and Wood Pallet Treasures. Purchase flowers or a treat for Mom at Brink's Market.

The MN DNR has established this special weekend as Take a Mom Fishing Weekend where MN moms fish free without purchasing a license. Fishing is open for many species like crappie, sunfish, catfish, buffalo, sucker, bullhead or sheepshead. Walleye and northern pike open the following weekend on May 14th.

Al's Center Saloon is open daily from 11 am to midnight featuring all the famous burgers!

Across the street, visitors are welcome at Alan Honn Glass on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 pm. Al's sculptural, functional handblown glass offers a feast of color & shine.

Additional options for taking Mom out for food & beverages this weekend include Gustaf's on Main Eatery, The Northern, Uncommon Loon, and Winehaven. Grab an ice cream cone after dinner for a sweet treat at Anderson's Ice Cream Shoppe or treat Mom to coffee at Northwoods Roasterie.

The weather is looking good for golf activities. You can treat mom at the Chisago Lakes Golf Course or Green Lagoon Golf.

Celebrate the history of our area with Mom! Gammelgarden of Scandia opened May 1st for its' 50th Anniversary.

The Franconia Art & Farmers Market is open every month on the first Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm thru October.

Area churches to visit with Mom include Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Kost Church, Lakes Free Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Bridget of Sweden and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Taste of the Lakes - May 5th

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  • Yoga at Winehaven - Saturday, May 7th & Saturday, May 21st, 2022
  • Barrel Tasting at Winehaven - Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th
  • Dueling Pianos - Friday, May 20th from 7 to 10 pm
    Click here for more info.

Chisago County HRA-EDA

  • Celebrates National Small Business Week May 2-5, 2022Join this virtual summit this week called Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship. This summit celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America's entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power the nation's historic economic comeback. The summit offers tools and information to further power economic growth, strengthen our supply chain, and delivery products services Americans depend on every day.
  • Child Care Survey - Child Care is critical to our community. Please take a moment to complete this survey to offer your insights to the needs for service.

Family Pathways

Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Erickson Farmstead

1376 261st Avenue NE, Isanti

Click here for more information and tickets.

Franconia Sculpture Park


  • Thursday nights | 5-7 PM - Art Exploration Classes
  • May 6th - 7th - Earth Arts Spring Art Tour
  • May 14th | 5-8 PM - Annual Spring Art Gala

The Uncommon Loon Brewery

  • Trivia Night - Every Wednesday @ 7:00
  • Live Music - Every Thursday @ 6:30
  • Thursday, May 5th - Taste of the Lakes @5:30
  • Saturday, May 14th - Indoor Shopping Market @ 11:00
  • Thursday, May 19th - Purse Bingo @ 7:00
  • Saturday, May 21st - Mandala Painting @12:30

Chisago Lakes Community Education

Upcoming Technology Classes & Labs

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St. Bridget of Sweden

Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, May 22nd from 9:00 - 11:30 AM

St. Bridget of Sweden Social Hall

13060 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom

May 30th Memorial Day Events in the Chisago Lakes Area

  • 2022 Memorial Day Paddle starts at 9 am. Contact Bill Mack for more information.
  • Memorial Day Program at Memorial Park In Lindstrom at Noon
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Fantasy of the Lakes Festival

Saturday, May 14th from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, May 15th from 10 am to 5 pm

Beach Park
12505 Newell Avenue
Lindstrom, MN 55045

May Community Book Club

Join us for our May meeting of the Chisago Lakes Reads Book Club!

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Monday, May 23rd @ 6:00 PM

The Chamber Office - 30525 Linden Street, Lindstrom

This book club is open to all - please join us and meet some fellow book lovers in our community.

Thank You Chamber Sponsors