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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

1-12-2021

Meet Your 2021 Chamber Board Candidates!

Thomas Fread

I am a Police Officer/Emergency Management Director with the City of Paynesville. I am better known as K9 Jerry's personal driver. I have worked for the city since January of 2017. I am also an emergency medical technician for CentraCare Health-Monticello. I serve on the Paynesville Airport Commision and am on the committee that is working to bring the airshow back to town. On my days off I like to travel and go camping.

Kayla Loesch

My name is Kayla Loesch and I am employed by MAG Wealth Management as a Client Service Associate. I love working with people and helping them to achieve their goals. I am looking forward to being part of the Paynesville Chamber and continuing to bring support to our local businesses.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, golfing, and being in the great outdoors.

Lynnette Ostendorf

My name is Lynnette Ostendorf and I am the marketing and sales manager at Yarmon Ford. I have been with the dealership since May of 2019. I previously did print, digital, and website marketing with Adams Publishing Group. I live in Sauk Centre with my two children, Gavin (12) and Brennan (9). I had been on the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 6 years and the Economic Development Authority of Sauk Centre for 5 years. I am excited to be a part of the Paynesville Chamber of Commerce so I can continue to learn more about your great community!

Maia Rue

My name is Maia Rue. My husband, Kelly Rue and I have lived in Paynesville since 2002. We will be married for 28-years in 2021. We have two children, Shelby and Shawn, both graduates of Paynesville High School. I graduated from KMS Highschool in 1991. I attended Winona Technical College/Winona State University and obtained my A.A.S Degree/Legal Secretary Diploma in 1993. Immediately following college, I worked for Fingerhut Companies from 1993-2002 as a Compliance Risk Analyst. I joined the Law Firm of Gray Plant Mooty in 2002 and worked as a Legal Secretary and Paralegal until 2007. I enrolled in St. Cloud State University in 2007 to finish my Bachelor’s Degree and left Gray Plant Mooty to join the Law Firm of Leonard Street and Deinard. I graduated from St. Cloud State with my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies in 2012. Yes! It took 5 years to finish the last 2 years of my degree. I was a working mom with a career and a husband running his own business. Upon graduation I made an additional career move and rejoined Fingerhut Companies parent company Bluestem Brands. I also joined Bugbee Hive Resort as their Wedding and Events Manager in 2014 as a side hustle/fun job. I am an active member of Toastmasters.

Jessica Miller - Student Rep

I am the daughter of Kenneth and Virginia Miller. I have four siblings, and I am the fourth child. I am currently a junior at PAHS. I am involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions as a student representative, Student Council, and Paynesville Cares as a student representative. I play softball as well. I am currently employed at PAWS. My plans for next year is to continue my schooling at PAHS and work towards graduating and finding the perfect college and career option for me.

Abby Thompson - Student Rep

I am the daughter of Karen and Gary Thompson. I have one brother, he is a freshman and his name is Lucas. I am currently a Junior at Paynesville Area High School. I am involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions and Paynesville Cares as a student representative, as well as 4H outside of school. I am also a junior member of the American Shorthorn Association, as I raise and show my own cattle. I am employed at PAWS, the elementary after school care program, as a student staff member and Paynesville Inn and Suites as a housekeeper. I plan to attend a 4 year university and major in Sports Medicine after I graduate. In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends, listen to music, and spend time with my family.

Annual Meeting Reminder


Attention Current Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Members. The Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting will be held virtually this year on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The meeting is open to all members whom are in good standing and will be held through the Google Meet Platform. A current list of all Official Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Members is posted below. Please join us for our Annual Meeting, your input is important in the future direction/planning of our member organization.


Virtual Annual Meeting Link



Meeting Date - Sunday, January 17th

Meeting Time - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meeting Location - Virtual (Click Here For Meeting Link) - You will need to be signed into a Gmail Account to access this meeting link. If you do not already have a Gmail account you can setup a Free Account Here
Meeting Agenda - Click Here for Agenda

Thank You - 2020 Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Members!

Amundson & Johnson

Anderson Building Movers

Anfinson Thompson & Co

Arnolds of St. Martin

Avon Plastics

B&S Excavating Inc

Bertram Asphalt Company

Bill Fuchs Motors

Bonnema Runke Stern Inc.

Bork Lumber & Steel

BugBeeHive Resort

C&D Corporation - DBA Factory Home Center

Centerpoint Energy

Centracare Paynesville

Central MN Credit Union

Central MN Insurance Agency

Central MN Realty - Jennifer Mohr

Christianson PLLP

Cork & Bottle on James

Crystal Hills Assembly

Culligan Water

D&D Storage

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home

Dombrovski Insurance Agency

ECM Publisher (Dairy Land Peach)

Education MN Paynesville

Falcon National Bank

Firehouse Coffee CO & Salon 227

Fischer Laser Eye Center

Gilk Plumbing & Heating

Green Roof Area Center

Insight Eye Care

Jeff Thompson

KASM Radio

Kinetic by Windstream

Koronis Hills Golf Club

Koronis Lake Association

Koronis Nite Owls

LAMB Labor Services

Lieser Insurance Agency

Life Seasons Professional Counseling LLC

Louis Industries

M&M Lumber

MAG Wealth Management

Midwest Machinery

Mini Biff

Nelson Plastics

Non Typical Companies LLC

Nucara Pharmacy

Patrick Flanders Realty

Paynesville Area Community Foundation - Community Giving

Paynesville Chevrolet & Buick

Paynesville Chiropractic

Paynesville Fleet Supply

Paynesville Inn & Suites

Paynesville Legion

Paynesville Library

Paynesville McDonalds

Paynesville Motor & Transfer

Paynesville Mutual Insurance

Payneville Press

Perennial Bank

PJ's TV & Appliance

Precision Electric Inc.

Quantum Data Systems Inc

Queen Bee's Bar & Grill

Rotochopper (Square Deposit)

Spanier Welding

Stang Precision

State Farm Insurance - Melissa Radel

Steil Insurance Services Inc

Teals Paynesville

Teds RV Land

Valley Industries

Wally Thyen

West Central Sanitation

Woodmax LLC

Xcel Energy - Mark

Yarmon Ford

If you haven't already Renewed your 2020 Membership please do so today by clicking here. If you need a membership dues extension due to the COVID-19 Cirsis please email us and we will be happy to work with you. Thank you for your continued support. Your membership dues are what keeps the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce going.

Board of Directors

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

  • President: Adam Leyendecker
  • Vice President: Jennifer Mohr
  • Treasurer: Matt Dickhausen
  • Secretary/Media: Jonah Johnson
  • Royalty Coordinator: Jayna Ruprecht
  • Director: Joshua Liestman
  • Director: Jacob Bertram
  • Director: Rachel Hoppe
  • Director: Tami Stanger
  • Director: Donna Potter
  • High School Representative: Ashley Osendorf
  • High School Representative: Madison Leyendecker