All of these opportunities will enhance your presence throughout the business community and you’ll have a great time getting involved! If you’d like to volunteer, send a message to [email protected].
Be a part of one of the largest networking events in Owatonna with over 200 community leaders in attendance by joining our Annual Dinner Committee. This event highlights the accomplishments of the previous year as well as the upcoming year’s plan of action. Annual Dinner Committee meetings run monthly from October – January.
Our Y-Pro committee meets monthly and is responsible for the programming, planning, and execution of the Y-Pro group and its Pass Holders. Because of this committee, young professionals in the Owatonna Area have the opportunity to network with one another through various social, community engagement, and professional development opportunities.
Committee is a business retention and expansion program conducted statewide as well as in the Owatonna area. During the course of nine months (January -Septmeber), committee members set up and visit 30 local businesses to conduct a survey. Meetings are held for one hour to discuss progress of the visits.
Advocates a friendlier business environment. Join the committee each legislative session for conference call updates at the OACCT; calls are hosted by the Minnesota Chamber.
Markets the benefits of Chamber membership to non-member businesses in the Owatonna area through prospect visits The committee also makes visits to first two year members of the OACCT to answer questions and encourage involvement in upcoming events.
Mission is to enhance, revitalize and redevelop Owatonna’s central business district. Committee oversees MainStreet’s participation in: design and business improvement through promotion, downtown clean-up, hanging flower baskets and other activities.
Join our golf committee to get involved in one of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s largest and most enjoyable events of the year! This fun and stress free event needs committee members to help plan for the event, help to find sponsors, and be there to help out on the day of the event. Golf Committee meetings run monthly from April – August.
Provides a networking event that highlights committee accomplishments and the upcoming year’s Plan of Action. Meetings run October–January.
Works with local attraction and hospitality partners to market the Owatonna area to conventions, meetings, tournaments and leisure travelers; allocate resources to maximize Owatonna’s visibility through advertising and trade show promotions. Volunteer must work for, own or manage a tourism related business within Steele County.
Nominations are accepted in September for the OACCT Board of Directors. Board Directors determine policies and set goals for the organization. Directors represent the OACCT members while serving a three-year term. After serving on the Board, members can be considered to join the Chamber’s Ambassadors, the public relations group of the Chamber. Monthly meetings are held the fourth Tuesday at 7:30am – Steele Waseca Co-op Electric Meeting Room..
Chamber Ambassadors After serving on the Board, members can be considered to join the Chamber’s Ambassadors, the public relations group of the Chamber.
This nine month program is designed to build individual skills, a sense of community awareness and leadership development. Applications are available each Spring. This program is proudly offered through Riverland Community College and the OACCT. Session runs September–May.
Our Chamber has approximately 530 members that invest their resources, employee volunteerism and confidence in the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the business community.