The Savage Chamber of Commerce was established in November 1964 as a nonprofit, volunteer organization. It seeks to unite business and professional people who are dedicated to the ongoing development and support of business activities, industrial opportunities, and civic enhancement of the Savage area. The Chamber offers its members a variety of events and programs that offer networking, training, and social opportunities throughout the year. In addition to its involvement with local businesses and government, the Chamber works directly with the community in a variety of ways.
The Chamber serves as a primary source of information for residents and businesses. The Chamber has made donations to significant community projects and events including; Dan Patch Historical Society, Scholarships, and High School Lock-Ins. The Chamber has over 225 members, represented by over 400 individuals from local businesses, education, government, and other various affiliations.
Welcome to November, the official kick-off to the holiday season! As you begin making plans for the upcoming holidays, we hope you remember to include the Savage Chamber. The success of the Savage Chamber is made possible by many volunteers and businesses that share in the Savage Chamber’s mission. “To aggressively promote the interests of Savage business, professional and community members.” I’d like to thank all of our members who spend countless hours fundraising, hosting and attending chamber events, participating in community events, as well as serving on committees and the board of directors.
With that in mind, we have a few opportunities left in 2013 for you to get involved.
First off is the WinterFest Celebration on December 5th in downtown Savage. We are still looking for businesses to sponsor the event. There are four different sponsorship levels for you to choose from and also business expo booths available.
Secondly is the chamber’s annual Holiday Fundraiser Celebration Party, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year. This event will be held December 12th at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville. We are still looking for sponsors for this event, as well as donations for the live and silent auctions. Keep in mind that if your business doesn’t have a product or service to donate, gift certificates and cash donations are accepted and will be used to purchase an item in your name, to be used for auction items are also great ways to support your chamber and fellow business owners.
If your business has funds remaining in their marketing budget, these are both fantastic events to gain visibility in the community. Please find more information about how to get involved in the enclosed newsletter.
If there is anything we can do to help support your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Board Chair, Savage Chamber of Commerce
Nick Atkinson Agency – American Family Insurance