About the Chamber

Mission Statement

The mission of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is to strengthen the business community and take a leadership role in promoting economic growth in a spirit of cooperation and team work.

Vision Statement

As a membership driven organization, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to:

          • Promote economic growth through the recruitment and retention of quality businesses and industries that will contribute to the overall economic health of the community.
          • Provide the membership networking opportunities, referrals, internet promotion and other membership services to promote and enhance their business.
          • Develop and nurture relationships with local government and other community sectors to help facilitate the needs and interests of the business community.
          • Enhance the overall quality of life within the community.

2020 Membership Dues Structure

Group Examples Fee
Friends of the Chamber Individuals or couples $35
Home-Based Businesses $60
Smaller Service & Retail, Non-Profit Churches, Hair Stylists, Non-Profit, Smaller Retailers, Taverns $135
Mid-Service & Retail Chiropractic, Insurance, Investments, Lodging $180
Large Service & Retail, Manufacturing, Construction Attorney Offices, Construction & Manufacturing Businesses, Dental, Funeral Homes, Optometry $240
Large Industry, Financial Institutions Banks, Credit Unions, Hospitals, Large Ag Companies, Nursing Homes, Utility Companies $750

The 2020 Membership Booklet is available in PDF format HERE


Retail Committee

Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at noon at the Springfield Community Center.

All chamber members are welcome to attend the meetings and take part in this committee.

Retail Committee Promotions

  • Ladies Night Out
  • Spring Open House
  • Spring Plant Giveaway
  • Medallion Hunt – Riverside Days
  • Holiday Open House & Jingle Bell Ticket Promotion

2019 Retail Calendar of Events (subject to change)

  • January 23 – Annual Meeting
  • January – Business to Business Lunch & Learn
  • April 25 – Spring “Ladies Night Out”
  • April – Spirit of Springfield Award (date to be determined)
  • April 25-27 – Spring “Plant Giveaway”
  • May 3 – Lunch Wagon at Springfield Market
  • May 6 – Spirit of Springfield and Business of the Year Awards Banquet
  • June 26-30 – Riverside Days
  • July – Business to Business Lunch & Learn
  • August 9 – Chamber Golf Tournament
  • September 6 – Lunch Wagon at Springfield Market
  • October – Business to Business Lunch & Learn
  • November 6 – Shop Springfield First Breakfast
  • November 13 – Holiday Open House, Jingle Bell Ticket promotion starts
  • December ____ – Jingle Bell Ticket promotion ends
  • December ____ at 7 pm  – Jingle Bell Ticket Drawing
  • December ____ at 1 pm – deadline for turning in winning Jingle Bell Tickets
  • Watch the Chamber Chatter as dates could change

General Board

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at noon at the Springfield Community Center.

General Board Members – 3 year terms

    • Maxine Meine – SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
    • Lindsey Beyer – Community Advocate
    • Matt Muske – Muske, Muske & Suhrhoff
    • Mike Granda – F & M Bank
    • Christina Wagner, Riverside Animal Clinic
    • Rachelle Halvorson – Halvorson Office Express
    • Brady Schneeberger, Springfield Market
    • Denise Gicker – Director, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
    • Jill Riederer – Springfield Area Community Center (no term limit)

General Board Promotions

  • Chamber lunches at Springfield Market
  • Business to Business Lunch & Learn Luncheons
  • Annual Meeting
  • Golf Tournament
  • Riverside Days
  • Spirit of Springfield award

                                                                                                                                            • Promotes Springfield via the lodging tax income from the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Rothenburg Campground. We advertise in Explore Minnesota, SMTA, Walnut Grove, The Sailor and distribute Springfield Brochures locally and in area communities.

CVB Members – 3 year terms (term up) – meet as needed

Lindsey Ludewig  (2016)
Derek Tonn (2017)
Arden Brand (2018)
Matt Skaret (City)
Ben Luense (Microtel)
Katie Mueller (Chamber)

Why Join

Some of the key reasons why a business should join the Chamber are –

    • To support the organization working on their behalf to increase business and create jobs in the Springfield Area.
    • To expand their business by participating in Chamber programs and networking with other businesses.
    • To support the development of the community and have a voice in its direction.
    • To give back to the community that supports their business.
    • It promotes positive business practices, therefore creating an upbeat outlook on our community.
    • Members accept Springfield Bucks. This creates local economic impact of over $28,000.

Member Benefits

  • Opportunity to redeem Chamber Bucks at the three financial institutions in Springfield and the Chamber office
  • Receives a Chamber Membership Plaque – updated yearly
  • Receives the Chamber Chatter newsletter and other community information via e-mail or mail
  • Receives yearly calendar of events
  • Members listed in Advance Press three times per year
  • Can place advertisements in Welcome Wagon Packet and Camping Packets at no charge
  • Listed in Springfield EDA directory with Chamber member listing first in each category
  • Free listing on Chamber website
  • Community Calendar – community event listing
  • Retail Promotions print and radio ads are paid by the Chamber
  • Accept Chamber Bucks