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Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Newsletter

OUR MISSION is to support and empower businesses and instill economic growth in the community.

We also pledge to support all those activities and organizations believed to be beneficial to our community.

Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Connection - Member Newsletter

10-4-2021

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By Jacob Bertram, Executive Director


Happy Halloween! The leaves begin to turn and the crops are getting harvested, fall is here! Pumpkins are ready to be displayed and kids are getting their costumes ready. The Chamber is pleased to announce we are once again hosting a Trunk or Treat event located Downtown Paynesville on W James St. The afternoon will consist of kids (and adults too) dressing up in their favorite costumes and eating all the candy they want! I am looking forward to seeing our community gather once again and to celebrate Halloween.


If you are interested in bringing a truck for our event please call the Chamber office at 243-3233. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween and be sure to eat a lot of candy!

trunk or treat 2021

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save the date!


Spirit of the Season - Saturday December 4th 10 - 1

cmcu pay it forward

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Central MN Credit Union

CMCU is participating in #CUForwardDay alongside Minnesota Credit Unions to give back to our communities! Nominate your friends or family that could use a little extra help with fall yard work and outdoor projects this year. Complete the form at the link below and you're done. CMCU will review nominations and schedule help between October 11 - 14.

Nomination Form >> https://mycmcu.org/forms/view.php?id=35649

We Welcome a New Member - Vinny Spade Games

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Vinny Spade Games is a small family owned business located in downtown Paynesville, MN. They are proud to offer the highest quality, most unique board games, RPG, cardistry playing cards, puzzles and nifty gifts on the market today.


Visited their website at https://vinnyspadegames.square.site/

We welcome a New Board Member! - Katy Westlund

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Katy Westlund is the Senior Account Manager at Netsecuris LLC, a leading MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) specializing in providing cyber security protection from hackers and malicious actors. In her spare time, Katy has been involved in a variety of grant writing for non-profits benefiting the art and neighborhood community engagement. Previous chair of St. John Cantius Neighborhood and board member to St. Cloud Neighborhood Coalition and member of St. Cloud downtown council. Previous chair of Stride Academy PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students), lead of the health and wellness committee providing healthy food to community at risk kids in St. Cloud, MN. And a member of American Independent Business Association and advocate for Strong Towns initiatives.


Since moving to Paynesville several years ago Katy Westlund has been appointed to the planning commission, opened a board game shop downtown Paynesville called Vinny Spade Games which carries carefully curated table top board games, specialty playing cards, puzzles and gifts.

Joke of the Month! :)

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Thank You - 2021 Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Members!

If you haven't already renewed your 2021 Membership please do so today by clicking here. Thank you for your continued support. Your membership dues are what keeps the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce going.

Amundson & Johnson PA

Anderson Building Movers

Anfinson Thompson & Co.

Arnold's of St. Martin, INC

Avon Plastics

B&S Excavating INC

Bertram Asphalt Company, INC

Bonnema Runke Stern Inc.

Bork Lumber & Steel, INC

Bug-Bee Hive Resort

Centerpoint Energy

CentraCare Paynesville

Central MN Credit Union

Central MN Insurance Agency

Christianson PLLP

Cork & Bottle on James

Crystal Hills Assembly

Culligan Water

Dairyland Peach

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home

Dombrovski Insurance Agency LLC

Duininck Concrete

Education MN - Paynesville Area

Factory Home Center

Falcon National Bank

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Firehouse Coffee CO & Salon 227

Fischer Laser Eye Center

Gilk Plumbing, Heating & A/C LLC

Goldie's Cafe

Insight Eye Care

Jeff Thompson

Jumpstart Nutrition

KASM Radio

Koronis Hills Golf Club

Koronis Lake Association

Koronis Night Owls

Kwik Trip

Lamb Labor Services INC.

Lieser Insurance Agency

Life Season's Professional Counseling, LLC

Louis Industries

M&M Lumber

MAG Wealth Management

Midwest Machinery Co

Mini Biff

Mr. Wally Thyen

Nelson Plastics, INC

Non-Typical Companies

Patrick Flanders Realty

Paynesville Area Community Foundation

Paynesville Chevrolet Buick

Paynesville Chiropractic Clinic, P.A.

Paynesville Fleet Supply

Paynesville Green Roof Area Center

Paynesville Inn & Suites

Paynesville Legion

Paynesville Library

Paynesville McDonald's

Paynesville Motor & Transfer

Paynesville Mutual Insurance Co

Paynesville Press

Perennial Bank

PJ's TV Appliance

Precision Electric

Queen Bee Bar & Grill

Recovery Center LLC

Rotochopper

SCHLANGDADDY PARTY BUS

Snap Fitness - Paynesville

Spanier Metalworks

Stang Precision

State Farm Insurance - Melissa Radel

Steil Insurance - Emily Stang

Teals Market

Ted's RV Land

Valley Industries

Vinny Spade Games

West Central Sanitation

Xcel Energy - Mark Osendorf

Yarmon Ford

Board of Directors

It is our Pleasure serving you as your current Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

  • President: Tami Stanger - CentraCare
  • Vice President: Donna Potter - Teal's Market
  • Treasurer: Matt Dickhausen - Paynesville Community Ed
  • Secretary/Media: Kayla Loesch - MAG Wealth Managment
  • Royalty Coordinator: Maia Rue - BugBee Hive Resort and Jesseca Engen - Casey's
  • Director: Lynnette Ostendorf - Yarmon Ford
  • Director: Katy Westlund - Vinny Spade Games
  • High School Representative: Jessica Miller
  • High School Representative: Abby Thompson


  • Executive Director: Jacob Bertram - Dombrovski Insurance Agency