Contact Us:  507-437-4561      Toll Free:   888-319-5655

Be Loyal.  Shop Local.  Support Those Who Support Our Community....Chamber Members!

We're here for you

We represent all business types and sizes, including retail, manufacturing, trade and service industries, and welcome all to join us.

The Chamber works to improve our area’s business climate, thereby enhancing the quality of life of all residents.

Mailing Address:  329 North Main Street, Suite 102

                                Austin, MN  55912

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
                                           Friday: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.



The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce is most often the first stop for people anticipating a move to our community.  Each year, the Chamber receives requests from hundreds of people who want to know more about living and working in the Austin area.  The Chamber's Someplace Special magazine, which provides city fact information that a person moving here might need, including: housing, schools, and healthcare, to mention a few.  It also features an excellent pictorial of the outstanding quality of life we all enjoy in Austin and surrounding communities.  The Magazine, along with a listing of current members, and an area map are included in the relocation packets mailed from the Chamber office.  Many of the area businesses use the Relocation Packet to recruit employees to the area.  Contact Kristen, our Community Concierge, to receive a copy of this publication OR click on image to view online.

We strive to be the best

Members invest in the Chamber for one primary reason - to promote, protect and develop business interests within our area. The principle aim of the Chamber must be for the general good - not just individual business gain. While it is likely that the Chamber can and will be of direct benefit to your business, it is certain that its programming will create a better business environment for everyone.

About Us


WHY THE Chamber?

We are a business organization, led by business owners and managers, who design and implement programs to improve our overall business climate.  The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members, thus creating a pool of resources from which ideas, energy and finances can be drawn.  We are founded in the principal that "We're Better Together," and work collectively toward common goals that benefit both community and individual members.  The Chamber represents nearly 400 members that collectively employ over 10,000 people.


Another reason We're Better Together:

Public policy affects the bottom line of your business and that's one of the reasons why your Chamber works diligently to monitor activities of the Austin City Council, Mower County Commission and Austin School Board.  For more information about advocacy, contact Sandy Forstner at or 507-437-4561.

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