Joining the Chamber


Why Join?...some of the key reasons are:

To SUPPORT the organization working on your behalf to increase business and create jobs in the Bemidji Area.

To EXPAND your business by participating in Chamber programs and networking with other businesses.

To HAVE A VOICE in the development of the community and its direction.

To GIVE BACK to the community that supports your business.

Enabling your business to THRIVE.


Click on the buttons below to download both the Dues Investment Schedule AND the Application for membership.

Complete the forms and send them back to the Chamber using one of the options below:

1. Mail- Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 850, Bemidji, MN 56619-0850
2. Fax- (218) 444-4276
3. Email- lori@bemidji.org or events@bemidji.org

                Dues Investment Schedule Button         AND         Application Button

Benefits of Membership

Our members are at the top of our organizational structure and the driving force in what we do! With more than 100 years in the community an over 450 members strong, the Bemidji Area Chamber continues to strive for excellence in promoting commerce through a variety of programming and advocacy. Providing a true voice for business. Investment in the Bemidji Area Chamber is a solid demonstration of your commitment to your business and community.

Networking (Your Connection.)
Annual Chamber Events
   - Annual Celebration
   - Awards of Excellence
   - Bemidji Regional Job Fair
   - Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival
   - Winterfest on Lake Bemidji
   - Chamber After Hours
          Monthly event to enjoy yourself and get connected in a casual business setting over drinks and appetizers.
   - Young Professionals Network (YPN)
          Enjoy monthly gathering which include lunch, topic driven presentations by talented area professionals and
          unique peer to peer connecting.

Advocacy (Your Voice.)
   - Business Referrals
   - Over 40,000 visitors enter the Tourist Information Center each year by Paul and Babe. Think of all the referrals...
   - Bemidji Day at the Capitol
          A day long trip to St.Paul to lobby for community, regional, and state wide agenda.
   - Grow Minnesota!
          A statewide business retention program. Aimed specifically to business needs. MN Biz Connect: Your
          assistance and referral network to address all business-related subjects.

Community (Your Success.)
   - Tourist Information Center
   - Awards of Excellence Luncheon
          In conjunction with small business week, the Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals, via nominations by
          their peers, who have demonstrated significant accomplishments to the local economy here in the greater Bemidji
          area.
   - Community Calendar of Events
          Put your event on our calendar for the community and visitors to see.