In Your Own Words...
"As a 29 year member of the Chamber, I understand and realize the importance of having a "business voice" communicating to the local government, public, and educational entities. I view the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber Public Policy Committee as a critical element to that voice being heard and the business community also hearing their concerns. Just that committee alone justifies every business' membership." – Russ Bennett, Bennett Office Technologies
"The Willmar Area has supported my small business for many years, so it is very important that I give back to the community through volunteering for our chamber. I love being part of the Business Community and continue developing professional relationships with fellow members…and for me, these connections could lead to future business." – Carla Kahle Miller, Design West Membership Advisory Committee Chairperson
"The reason we belong to the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is they are our ears and eyes representing us on issues that we can't possibly take the time to address on a local, regional, state, and federal level. We concentrate our time on taking care of the families we serve. The Chamber is there to protect us and let us know as a business community when there are things coming down the pipe that will affect us and thus the families we serve." – Nathan Streed, Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home
"To me the Chamber is priceless. The Chamber has been a huge part of my success in business. For the small investment that you make to maintain your membership, you receive huge returns on our investment, whether it be referrals or the many networking opportunities. I can honestly say that my business would not be where it is today if it were not for the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber. The key is that the more you get involved the more you benefit." – Matt Stark, Pro Color Graphics, Chamber Ambassador & Grow MN! Team Member
"The Willmar Area has supported our business for years and I am proud to be a member of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is the voice of business when it comes to major issues that affects the business community. I have enjoyed being a member of the Public Policy Committee for almost 20 years." – Bob Dols, President Northern States Supply
"I chose to belong to the WLACC as it mirrors the Banking industry I have worked in all of my career. Both encourage economic vitality. We help grow small businesses and our communities we live in. In today's world starting or growing small businesses is exactly what is needed to lead us out of our current economic funk, while remaining strong and purpose driven. Your Chamber aids with that process. I encourage you to check out the Chamber website for all of our value added services that support your survival. Thank you for your membership!" – Clark Vollan, Lake Region Bank
"The WLACC membership is my most important association I belong to. Ken and his staff keep me abreast of what is happening both locally and statewide. The business relationships I have gained are priceless during times when people like doing business with people they know." – Dave Baker, Owner of The Oaks at Eagle Creek & Super 8