Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 70 years.
In 2023 the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. Such a monumental milestone shouldn’t be celebrated on just one day, we will be planning an entire year of activities and events.
In 1953, it began as the Walker Chamber of Commerce. In 1990, it had changed its name to its current name, the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. This was to reflect the Chamber’s geographic area better, which currently services over 260 Chamber members.
The Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is housed in the U.S. Forest Service- Walker Ranger District building on Hwy 371, Walker’s Main Street. The building was built in 2013. The partnership with the Forest Service has been a great one thus far that we feel will better serve our visitors in years to come.
March #LoveWalkerMN Post
Celebrating 70 years for the chamber in March! Photo contest!
Put on the green this month and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walker’s many find restaurants!
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27. The winning photo must include:
1) selfie of you (may include family & Friends)
2) celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Walker
3) a sign saying Happy 70th to the Leech Lake Chamber!
Most creative Walker Irish Photo wins a box of delicious Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies!
#2 Show your love of the Leech Lake Area on Valentines Day by making an ice luminary for your front yard. Use any kind of cake pan (heart shaped or bundt cake pans work great!) and add water. Set outside to freeze overnight. The ice shape will pop out easily once frozen, or use a little hot water on pan bottom to loosen if necessary. Place the shaped ice in the snow away from buildings or anything flammable and set a small candle behind it. Light the candle after dark and enjoy your Valentine luminary!
Need a candle? Stop in at the Leech Lake Chamber Office to pick up a small tea light for your Valentine luminary.
Our very first activity in February will fit well with our cold weather, Valentines’ Day and your love of the area. Hope you will join in the fun and help us celebrate 70 years!
February #LoveWalkerMN Post
#1 The Leech Lake Chamber is celebrating 70 years in the Walker area in 2023. Join in the fun this February by sharing places you love in the community! Print out this #LoveWalkerMN page and bring it to your favorite winter sites here. It can be out on the trail, on the frozen lake or at your favorite Walker business. Take a photo and post on Facebook and Twitter with #WalkerMN and #LoveWalkerMN.
You can also pick up your #LoveWalkerMN signs at the Leech Lake Chamber office. Watch for new ways to celebrate our community each month as we celebrate 70 years! Have fun out there!