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Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Newsletter

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

Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce
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By Jacob Bertram, Executive Director

This summer is surely going by fast and I can’t believe it’s already August! It is great to be able to connect with our community again and enjoy the summer in Paynesville. The concerts at Veterans Park were a huge hit! We would like to thank Paynesville Community Education for hosting an awesome concert series. We also would like to thank the Green Roof Area Center, Koronis Kafe, Beats-U-Cooking, and the ROSE Center for providing great food during the concerts.

In recent news, the Board of Directors updated the Chamber Bylaws on a unanimous vote making it possible for Board members to run for two consecutive terms. The old Bylaws only allowed one 3 year term with a mandatory 1 year break between any possible future terms. "Since 3 years is quite a short turn around and our current challenges finding members whom would like to run for the board, we thought we should evaluate the current Bylaws and compare them to other Paynesville Area Non-Profits" said Treasurer Matt Dickhausen. "Technically this would be my last year" said President Tami Stanger. Since many events last year had to be cancelled, many of the board members haven't directed any events. "This was really the first year I was able to see the whole Town and Country Days event from start to finish", said Tami Stanger. In a unanimous vote, the board approved the change to make current board members eligible to run for another 3 year term without a 1 year break. Current Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce By-Laws are available upon request.

The board and myself are in the process of providing a Community App for mobile devices. This app will feature push notifications, a business directory, local events, community calendar and more. We wanted to gain ideas/thoughts from our members before we go ahead with the purchase. Is this something our members would like? Please let me know your thoughts by emailing me at

You can download an example app by searching "Arcadia Chamber" on the App Store or Google Play

We would appreciate your help!

Mobile App examples

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We Welcome a new member to our board!

Jesseca Engen

I lived in Paynesville majority of my life. When I started my family; I knew this is the town I want to raise my 4 children. Mitchell 23, Isabel 19, Owen 17, and Emmitt 13. I work at Casey's (the older one) for 15 years and coach gymnastics for 11 years. I enjoy getting involved with events from family games to sporting events to going out with friends. When asked about joining the chamber I thought this was a great time in my life that I should get more involved and give back to the community. I like to see people come together and have a great time making memories.

Upcoming Events

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Paynesville Air Show 2021

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Arts and Crafts Fair and Car Show

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We are looking for vendors and cars to be in our show! Fill out the application on our website

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. If you need a membership dues extension due to the COVID-19 crisis 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.

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

Insight Eye Care

Jeff Thompson

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



Snap Fitness - Paynesville

Spanier Metalworks

Stang Precision

State Farm Insurance - Melissa Radel

Steil Insurance - Emily Stang

Teals Market

Ted's RV Land

Valley Industries

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
  • Vice President: Donna Potter
  • Treasurer: Matt Dickhausen
  • Secretary/Media: Kayla Loesch
  • Royalty Coordinator: Maia Rue and Jesseca Engen
  • Director: Lynnette Ostendorf
  • Director: Thomas Fread
  • High School Representative: Jessica Miller
  • High School Representative: Abby Thompson

  • Executive Director: Jacob Bertram