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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

1-5-2021

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By Jacob Bertram, Executive Director


Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends. We are announcing the 2022 Annual Meeting on Saturday January 29th from 5-8 pm. More info below.


Be sure to nominate community members for the 2022 Salute to Excellence Awards.

Presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased at our office or by contacting any board member.

You now can renew your membership for 2022! More information is below.


Thank you to everyone who entered into the 2021 Holiday Light Fight! I would also like to thank everyone who voted. We hope you enjoyed the wonderful lights in the Paynesville Area.

2021 Paynesville Light Fight Winners

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Above Mike and Jena Keller winning the most votes (Griswold Approves Category)


Below Joe and Rachel Rondeau winning the second most votes (Shoot Your Eye Out Category)

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2022 Annual Meeting

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Everyone is welcome! Annual Meeting Tickets are $25. They can be purchased at our office (PACC, 795 Business 23 W) or by contacting any board member or Jacob Bertram, jacob@paynesvillechamber.org


You can also pay online at: https://paynesville-area-chamber-of-commerce.square.site/

2021 Community Awards

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Now is the time to nominate the people you think deserve to win one of our community awards! Fill out the form below to enter. Deadline is 1-13-22


Nomination Link


Do you know an outstanding person in our community? Do you feel that they should be honored for who they are and the work they do? The Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce's Salute to Excellence Awards are just the thing to do that. Given each year at our Annual Banquet, these awards honor persons from the following areas.



  • Business or Farmer of the Year - this award is given to a business or farmer that is succeeding due in part to their dedication in serving the Paynesville area
  • Boss of the Year - this award is given to a boss that promotes a positive image of their business and the Paynesville area
  • Employee of the Year - this award is given to an employee that promotes a positive image and displays a great deal of customer service for their employer
  • Outstanding Community Service - this award is given to a person who dedicates and volunteers much of their time to civic, religious or educational services in the Paynesville area
  • Outstanding Young Person - this award is given to a young person who stands out from the crowd and is a great example to all young people
  • Lending Hand Award - this award is given to an individual or group that dedicates their time to help with various projects around the Paynesville area

Chamber Bucks FAO

What are Chamber Bucks? - Chamber Bucks are checks given to people so money stays in the Paynesville area.


Who accepts them? - All current Chamber members accept Chamber Bucks.


How can they be used? - They are used like a normal cashier's check.


What if the customer doesn't use the full amount? - The Business may decide what they would like to do with the unused money. They can give the customer cash back, require them to use the full amount, or give gift cards for the remaining balance.



Please email the office or Jacob Bertram if you have an additional questions. Office@paynesvillechamber.org or Jacob@paynesvillechamber.org

Renew Your 2022 Membership Today!

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Please click HERE to renew your membership by filling out the form.


You can pay by mail, on our website, or at our Annual Meeting.

Joke of the Month! :)

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Thank You - 2021 Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Members!

If you haven't already renewed your 2022 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

D & D Storage and Recycling

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

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: OPEN
  • Director: Katy Westlund - Vinny Spade Games
  • High School Representative: Jessica Miller
  • High School Representative: Abby Thompson


  • Executive Director: Jacob Bertram - Dombrovski Insurance Agency