About the Chamber

The mission of the Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the business community and enhance opportunities for success.

Our goals are simple: We help businesses succeed in Hermantown. We work to create a business climate that attracts new investments and enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing companies.

We are a strong collection of businesses behind a single pursuit: a better Hermantown. To that end, your Chamber provides member advocacy, education resources, and networking opportunities to help businesses grow and thrive in the Hermantown area.


Chamber History

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce was founded on September 22, 1980, when a group of area business leaders took the initiative to set up a local Chamber to promote businesses within the community.

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce was started by Jerry Carlson, Ken Carlson, Roger Carlson, Ervin “Bud” Ellefson, and Everill Mercill. Since their reign, the Chamber has continued to help promote businesses development in the Hermantown area.

When the Chamber first began, there wasn’t a dedicated office space and Board meetings were often held at local restaurants. In February 1990, the Chamber found its first home at the City Hall Building located at 5255 Maple Grove Road, which now houses the Hermantown Historical Society. The Chamber has had offices in other locations over the years but has been located in the Hermantown Square since 2007, with a welcoming reception area, two staff offices, and a large conference room.