The Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce represents Local businesses interests and issues affecting the community. We provide the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of governmeThe Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce represents Local businesses interests and issues affecting the community. We provide the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of governme

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Donate before it's Too Late!

Donate before it's Too Late!

We are collecting cans from member businesses MONDAY, AUGUST 29th. Donate before it's too late! Get the 2016 Donation Form HERE.

 

Cans can be found in local member businesses: Pine Island Bank (5 star), Island Market (4 star) , Hardware Hank (4 star), and Weber & Judd (4 star).

"Monday's on Main" Food Trucks Downtown

The Chamber would like to formally announce "Monday's on Main" to kickstart in 2017. On Mondays during lunch hour (10:30am-2pm) from May to October, food trucks would proposedly operate downtown. The benefits are endless, including bringing more foot traffic downtown, attracting people to visit Pine Island, offering this lunch alternative to community members, and encouraging downtown business participation. For more information please visit https://goo.gl/4QmNZm.

About Pine Island, MN

         

         Pine Island—less than an hour south of the Twin Cities and an easy 15-minute drive north from Rochester—is located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River. Pine Island was given its name by the American Indian term Wa-zu-wee-ta which translates to Isle of Pines. Our community is rich with Minnesota history which can be found throughout its historic Main Street, at the History Center and at the creamery building at the City Park. Dating back to 1902, Pine Island is the home of the Douglas Trail which crosses outstanding rural scenery, traversing some of the richest agricultural land in Minnesota from forest and rolling fields to pastures and country roads. Explore the Douglas Trail on foot, horseback or on two wheels utilizing the Borrow-A-Bike program located right at the edge of the trail in the City Park.

         Plan your visit around one or more of our city’s seasonal events:

  • Our annual Pine Island Cheese Festival dates from 1936 and is held the first weekend in June each year to commemorate the city’s vast dairy history that once included 43 cheese factories and a 1911 world record 6,000 pound block of cheese.
  • Our annual Pine Island Winterfest is held on the last Saturday of January, entailing a plethora of family friendly events such as snowmobile rides, cooks outs, skating, snowshoeing and storytelling.
  • The always anticipated City Wide Garage sale brings hundreds of visitors and treasure seekers to the Pine Island community on the last weekend of each April.
  • Our local Island Classics car club’s monthly car show at the City Park features live music and vendors one Saturday each month.

         Come to visit, come to stay and be a part of our quaint and growing community that supports our community organizations such as the Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H along with our many academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities put on by our rated top 100 schools of Minnesota! See you on the banks of the Zumbro!

Monthly Chamber Meetings

Monthly Chamber Meetings

Attend a Chamber of Commerce meeting to learn about all the benefits we offer members, what events and initiatives are happening in the community, and to network with local leaders. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Our 2016 Meeting Schedule is as follows:

 

MONTH   LOCATION TIME
March 8 American Legion 12:00pm lunch
April 12 Pine Island Bank 4:30pm
May 10 American Legion 12:00pm lunch
June 14

PIAHS/ Senior Center

4:30pm
July 12 American Legion 12:00pm lunch
August 9 Pine Haven 4:30pm
September 13 American Legion 12:00pm lunch
October 11 5-12 School TBD
November 8 American Legion 12:00pm lunch
December   No meeting  

 

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives

The Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce is a 2016 MCCE Member! Our director will have the opportunity to network with community leaders statewide and bring new ideas back to Pine Island. Stay tuned for news regarding collective advertising, social media, and more!

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