Welcome to the Lake County Chamber of Commerce

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce is comprised of members in the Duluth, Knife River, Two Harbors, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Finland, Isabella and Grand Marais communities in Northeastern Minnesota.

Our diverse business base helps maintain a healthy economic community. We manufacture backpacks, grapples, siding and logging equipment. We are welders, food servers, carpenters, teachers, healers, artisans, bankers, sales clerks, factory workers, technicians and professionals.

We are an area rich in history – fishing, mining, lighthouses, shipping, logging and trains. Our area is a water lovers paradise: streams, rivers, ponds, waterfalls, lakes and the greatest lake of them all, Lake Superior. Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. The activities one can enjoy here are endless. If you love nature, you are in the right spot. We have State Parks, National and State Forests, many community parks, wayside rests and four-season trails galore.

The mission of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce is to create and enhance a business climate in which area businesses can prosper.

Our Board of Directors

Michael Cavallin Cavallin Plumbing & Heating President
Warren Miller Director Harbors Insurance
Kiera Wilson Director Park State Bank
William Wilson Director LaBounty
Amy Jordahl Director State Farm Insurance
Darla Abrahamson Director Two Harbors Federal Credit Union
Nick Osbakken Director Holden Electric
Chad Nordeen Director Holden Electric
Dan Fuentes Director Daniel Perry Voiceovers
Jake Kueshke Director Entrepreneur Fund
Hayes Scriven Director Split Rock Lighthouse
Sara Zeleznikar Director Odyssey Resorts
Jay Belcastro Director ISD School District #381
Bill Olson Director Adolphson Peterson
Ruth Rabold Director Century 21 Atwood
Tucker Bright Director Student Board Member
What Does Our Chamber Do?
  • Advocates for North Shore businesses and communities locally, regionally and statewide.
  • Works to promote the North Shore experience and enhance the economic benefits of travel and tourism.
  • Gets involved in the education of young people and the training of our workforce.
  • Takes an active role in traffic and transportation issues on the North Shore.
  • Promotes the value and services of the chamber to community members.
How is the Chamber meeting these goals?
  • Committees
    The chamber has developed committees that address issues related to education, construction, manufacturing, public policy, timber and tourism. The chamber manages the R.J. Houle Information Center in Two Harbors and the Lester River Information Center in Duluth.
  • Promoting Area Businesses
    The chamber promotes area businesses through website links, encouraging membership to support each other, sponsoring industry specific forums, and networking opportunities such as breakfast and lunch networking sessions, an annual membership meeting, a chamber gala, as well as an annual golf tournament.
  • Promotional Publications
    The chamber promotes the area through the production of promotional publications including the Lake County Visitor Guide & Community Directory, community maps, snowmobile maps, events and festival brochures, as well as promoting the area in leading state and regional destination publications.
  • Supporting Others
    The chamber supports area youth by annually presenting three tenth grade scholarships, a senior scholarship, and a 4-H leadership award. Two students sit on the Lake County Chamber Board of Directors each year.
  • Sponsoring Efforts
    The chamber supports the community by sponsoring events like ‘Breakfast for Heroes’ to recognize local first responders and by coordinating volunteer efforts such as Grandma’s Marathon and NorthShore Inline Marathon.
The Lake County Area
  • Thinking About Moving?
    Lake County offers many resources for businesses and residents alike. Follow the links to the areas of your interest, and you’ll be sure to see that the area will be able to provide you with all the necessities of a quality style of life and work.
  • Business Relocation
    Lake County provides a central contact source to assist developers and entrepreneurs in matters of building and site availability, zoning, funding sources, and utility needs. Contact the Two Harbors Development Council at thdc@lakenet.com. Direct technical assistance, loan packaging, product research and development are also available, along with key contacts to address and special business needs.
  • Convenience – Hospitality – Accommodations
    Lake County is comprised of small, friendly communities and has a great school system, modern hospital and clinic, diverse economy, economic opportunity, easy highway access, and a modern airport in Two Harbors. The county is rich with churches, is tourist friendly, and has abundant shopping, dining, and lodging facilities.
  • Enjoy the Scenic Byways
    While exploring the wonderful North Shore of Lake Superior, please note that Hwy 61 from Duluth through Lake County and all the way up to the Canadian Border is a designated a National Scenic Byway. As you enter Silver Bay you may also explore another designated byway straight west on Scenic Byway Hwy 11 to the Iron Range.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing has been the economic base in Lake County for hundreds of years.