Join the Chamber!

DOWNLOAD: 2019 Membership Application Packet

Chamber dues are 95% deductible as a normal business expense.   Please consult your tax advisor for full details.


Joining the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce was a key decision for myself and our dealership that has enabled us to get to know – and be active in – this vibrant community. We moved here from St. Paul in 2006 and I honestly didn’t know anyone in the Forest Lake Area. Within one year of being part of the Chamber, I got to know literally dozens of business and professional people around the area. Our entire staff feels like we are part of the wonderful fabric of the greater Forest Lake community, and the Chamber has been a great contributor to that partnership.

Steve Whitaker, Owner, Whitaker Buick GMC. Member since 2006.

Overall Membership Benefits

    • Comprehensive listing in the business directory on the Chamber’s website (including mobile version), which is visited over 25,000 times annually; listing in printed Chamber Membership Directory distributed annually in January
    • Subscription to weekly e-Newsletter and periodic email updates, containing Chamber and community events and happenings, member information and announcements, and more
    • Member discount rate for all Chamber events
    • Participation in member-only events, such as our free Coffee & Connections monthly referral networking group, free Member Mixer events, and annual buy local campaign
    • Participation in ALL Lakes Area Women in Business events
    • Business referrals from Chamber office and Chamber website (we only refer to members!)
    • Insert of one page (or equivalent) in Chamber Welcome Pack, mailed monthly to all new residents in our service area
    • Opportunity to host one of our Member Mixers, an open house at your business promoted on your behalf by the Chamber
    • One set of member mailing labels annually
    • Preferred billing - pay dues on an annual or monthly basis by credit card or ACH at no additional fee*


Entrepreneur Membership - $325 annually ($27/month)

Suggested For companies with 1-5 employees

Business Membership - $425 ($35/month)

Suggested For companies with 6-20 employees

Home-Based/Direct Sales Membership - $150 ($13/month)

For companies with 1 employee and no physical office location

Individual Member – at the invitation of the Chamber Board of Directors - $75 annually

Non-Profit with 1 or fewer employees - $200 ($17/month)

Premium Membership

Executive Membership - $650 ($54/month)

Suggested for companies with 21-49 employees

In addition to member benefits above, Executive Members receive:

  • $200 in Chamber Promotional Dollars (see below for details)
  • Logo recognition on signage and PowerPoint presentations at Chamber events

President’s Circle Membership - $975 ($81/month)

Suggested for companies with 50-99 employees

In addition to member benefits above,  President’s Circle Members also receive:

  • $400 in Chamber Promotional Dollars (see below)
  • Logo recognition on signage and PowerPoint presentations at Chamber events

Benefactor - $1,350 ($113/month)                

Suggested for companies with > 100 employees

In addition to member benefits above, Benefactors receive:

  • $600 in Chamber Promotional Dollars (see below)
  • Premium logo recognition on signage and PowerPoint presentations at Chamber events
  • Right of first refusal on all sponsorship opportunities

Chamber Promotional Dollars

Benefactors, President’s Circle Members, and Executive Members receive Chamber Promotional Dollars each year.  These dollars can be used to purchase Chamber promotional products designed to boost your business’ visibility with fellow Chamber members.

Benefactors            $600 Chamber Promotional Dollars annually

President’s Circle    $400 Chamber Promotional Dollars annually

Executive                 $200 Chamber Promotional Dollars annually

Use your Chamber Promotional Dollars to purchase:

e-Blast - $100

A customized e-mail message containing your logo, images, and message – send by the Chamber on your behalf to all Chamber members.

 Membership Event Sponsorship - $200

Your name/logo included on all event promotional materials, placement of items at attendee seats, vendor display table, three minute live “commercial” during event, and door prize giveaway.  Available on first-come, first-served basis.

Website Banner Ad - $100/quarter or $300 annually

                Rotating placement on Chamber’s website, visited by approximately 25,000 visitors annually.

 Chamber Promotional Dollars expire one year after date of issuance.  Membership Event Sponsorship and Business of the Month are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Chamber Promotional Dollars may not be used for other Chamber sponsorships, including but not limited to annual Golf Tournament and Breakfast with Santa.

*Preferred Billing

In response to member requests for administrative simplification and monthly dues payment options, the Forest Lake Area Chamber utilizes Preferred Billing for memberships.

With Preferred Billing, your membership will be charged to your credit card or debited to your checking account automatically on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, based on your preference.  THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR PAYING MONTHLY.

For membership dues of $200 or less, dues must be paid in one annual payment.

Your membership will automatically renew until you choose to cancel it.  You will receive an emailed renewal notice and dues receipt annually, 60 days prior to your renewal date.  This email will also include instructions on membership cancellation.

Upon request, members may also pay dues by check annually.  An invoice fee may apply for paper invoices.