Swimming Pool to Close - August 03, 2018

The swimming pool last day for 2018 will be August 17th.  [more...]



Welcome to the Dawson Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter. We wanted to create another communication tool for our members and community to stay up to date on events happening in our community. The newsletter will be sent out after the Chamber Meeting and will be posted to our website as well. Chamber members can include event information for no cost. Information must be sent to by the 15th of each month to be included in the newsletter.


From the Chamber

Now Hiring Chamber Assistant

Provide secretarial/receptionist/accounting services within the Chamber favorable to the efficient carrying out of the Chambers role in the community and to develop office procedures conducive to accurate and useful records and resources. An average of 40 hours a month. Click here for the job description.  Click here to download an application

Shop Hop

The Shop Hop is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 from 3:30 - 7:30 pm. New this year is that every participating business will receive passports. Please contact Monica Bothun if you would like to participate call 769-4727 or email

Board Member Change

Dave Hickey agreed to join the Chamber Board. He had previously served on the board for 13 years. Dave replaces Pam Lehman who recently resigned from the Board. Thank you to Pam for all her work on the Board as past President and serving on various committees and events. Thank you also to Dave for agreeing to serve on the once Board again. 

Chamber Dues

Just a reminder that Chamber Membership dues should be sent in by ASAP. Your membership provides you with opportunities to cash Chamber Dollars, participate in numerous chamber events and great networking opportunities. Membership and due information is listed on the Chamber website. Please call 769-2981 or email with any question. 

2018 Hanging Flower Baskets

We are looking for sponsors and donations for the hanging baskets that we have on our main street.  The cost to sponsor a hanging flower basket is $195. If you are unable to sponsor a basket, please consider making a donation to the hanging flower basket fund. Sponsors and donors will be recognized in the paper the week of Riverfest.

Checks should be payable to DAWSON CHAMBER %Vicki Strand, P.O. Box 441, Dawson, MN or you may drop them off at Lac qui Parle Mutual, 868 6th Street, Dawson.  Please contact Vicki Strand, Chamber Vice President at 320-769-4410 if you have any questions. 

Business Spotlight

The Dawson Chamber of Commerce and the Dawson Sentinel are offering a Business Spotlight feature for local businesses. The Chamber will sponsor $100 towards the cost, the business will pay $100, and the Dawson Sentinel will provide the remaining $200 cost for the half page ad. The business can supply a few photos, or the Sentinel will take the photos for your business. If interested, please contact the Dawson Sentinel at 320-769-2497, or you can email at attention Dave.

From Our Chamber Members

Lac qui Parle History Museum

Fagen Bus Tour

Saturday, April 21, 2018  ♦  9:30 AM  ♦ Dawson City Building

The Lac qui Parle Historical Society is sponsoring a bus tour to the Andrew Volstead Home Museum and the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls. Our first stop in Granite Falls will be at the Andrew Volstead Home Museum. After touring there for about an hour, we will then go to lunch at The Rock, a new restaurant in Granite Falls. After lunch (approximately 1:00) we will go to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum. Departure from the Fagen Museum will be at 4:00 (or earlier if everyone is finished looking).

Cost: $35.00 for museum members or $40.00 for non-museum members. ♦ For more information: 320-598-7678 or visit click here to visit their website

Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company

Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 17 2018 ♦ 6:30 pm ♦ Dawson-Boyd High School Commons

Election of two members to serve on Board of Directors and any other business.


DBHS Basketball 
Coach Cory Larson was named North Conference Coach of the Year.  DBHS had 5 individuals named all-conference. They include Romel Horton, Colton Husby, Bentley Boike; MVP – Alex Swenson and Honorable Mention- Jake Lee.

From the Secretaries Office

Highway 212 Sign

To have event information posted on the hwy 212 sign, please email me your information. Information will be posted one week before your event. Please note that it could take up to 48 hours to have your information posted. Please put hwy 212 sign in the subject line. 

Dawson Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar

To have your event included in the Chamber Calendar, please email your information. Please put Chamber Calendar in the subject line. 


All information for the newsletter must be in by the 15th of each month. Please email  Please put Chamber Newsletter in the subject line. 

Chamber Dollars

Please email  if you would like to purchase bonus bucks. Payment is needed at the time of pickup. Please allow one business day for pick up. 

Office Hours

The Secretary position is not a full-time position. Chamber bucks and payments can be dropped off with Clyde Dessonville, Chamber Board Member,  in Minnwest Insurance.

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Questions or comments? E-mail us at dawsonchamber@farmerstel.netor call 320-769-2981