The Decades in Review
 
In 1912, a group of local businessmen had the foresight to come together for the good of the Winona area when they started the Association of Commerce, which is known today as the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce. We have a lot to show for our 100 years as a business organization, and we pride ourselves on our ability to take ideas and turn them into reality. Throughout this next year as we reflect on the history of the organization, you can experience the many ways that the Chamber has assisted in the development of business, supported education, and helped to facilitate the growth of tourism and the community as whole.

Over the decades, the Winona Area Chamber has played a key role in moving Winona forward. Utilizing hundreds of volunteer business leaders, the Chamber Board of Directors and full-time experienced chamber staff, we have been the force that has identified opportunities to address community needs and developed solutions with measurable outcomes. We have a reputation for successfully implementing strategies to make Winona a better place to live, play, and to build a career or a business.

Together, we will continue the progress of the past and focus on the future. The effort that began in 1912 continues on in 2012 and we are looking forward to the next 100 years and beyond.