The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomes and invites you to explore our area. We are here to help you succeed in growing your business.
A member-driven organization, we are an advocate for our local businesses, working to foster a relationship between the business community, government and the community at-large. The Chamber’s vision is empowering businesses and community growth in the Rushford Peterson Valley.
Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce
401 South Elm Street
PO Box 338
Rushford, MN 55971
The Board of Directors meets every other month.
- President Jerad Brown
507-864-7744 | Merchants Bank
- Vice-President Kayla Volkman
507-864-2590 | L&L Volkman Auto Body Repair
- Treasurer Ross Himlie
507-864-2484 | Ross Himlie Photography
- Nikki Olson
507-864-7607 | The Shop Salon
- Amy Engelhart
507-875-2693 | The Boutique Station
- Dave Lind
507-458-6679 | Grandpa Don’s Market and The Driftless Trading Post
- Executive Coordinator Jennifer Hengel
- President Jerad Brown
Support your local Chamber of Commerce by becoming a member!
Chamber members are kept connected to their community news and information and are made aware of community activities and events, which provide many ways for you to get involved. The Chamber of Commerce also needs volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors or for its Chamber-sponsored activities and events.
Advertise Your Business
Chamber members receive a free, premium business listing on the Rushford Peterson Valley website and the printed directory – both will include your contact information, website link, a photo or logo, a full business description, and the Chamber Member emblem.
Memberships help the Chamber advertise the Rushford Peterson Valley in regional and statewide publications to showcase our area and highlight the on-line business directory.
Network with other Businesses and Organizations
Chamber members are invited to networking opportunities during the year, including the Chamber Annual Meeting. Receive new business referrals and establish key partnerships through this growing network of 100 businesses and organizations in the Rushford Peterson Valley.
Connect with Your Community
Be part of the Take Root in the Rushford Peterson Valley brand to promote our growth and development. Collaborate with civic groups to build and complete community projects.
Membership investments constitute our greatest source of annual income—Make a Difference & Join Today!
Eligibility. Any person, partnership, association, corporation or estate is eligible for membership.
Investments. Active membership begins upon payment of the membership investment according to the investment schedule below, which is based on the total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees for business members.
- Individual citizen or non-profit organization without employees — $40.00
- Business with zero (0) to three (3) FTE employees — $90.00
- Business with four (4) to ten (10) FTE employees — $185.00
- Business with eleven (11) or more FTE employees — $260.00
Reduced Membership Investment for New Business Members
A new business member is defined as a business that has not previously been a member of the Chamber of Commerce. An existing Chamber business member that opens another, separate business is eligible for the reduced new business membership for the new business. An existing Chamber business member that changes the business name, changes location, or expands the business is not eligible for the reduced new business membership. Persons applying for individual membership or non-profit organizations are not eligible for the reduced new business membership. A new business member will receive a half-rate membership through the completion of the current fiscal year. New membership commencing in a month other than January shall have the half-rate membership investment calculated on a prorated basis. The membership commences from the month the membership investment is received. Proceeding annual membership will be at the full membership rate.
The Chamber coordinates the Valley Doe program to encourage shopping locally in our valley. Valley Doe Certificates in the amounts of $5, $10 and $20 may be purchased at the Chamber office and be used just like cash at any of our terrific, participating member businesses. Consider Valley Doe for employee appreciation, gifts for family and friends, or for your own shopping in the valley! Contact the Chamber at by email or phone at 507-864-3338 to purchase Valley Doe.