Greetings! The Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Pine Island, one of the fastest growing communities in SE MN conveniently located just off Highway 52 between the Twin Cities and Rochester. Our growing community has much to offer and is a hub for businesses, agriculture, manufacturing, and strong
non-profit organizations. The Pine Island School District has been ranked in the top 25 in the state of MN. Other amenities include the annual Cheese Festival, start of the Douglas Trail, numerous parks, public library, Aquatic Center, Senior Citizens center, ice skating rinks and pickleball courts just to name a few.The Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit organization. Our mission is: "To incorporate all Pine Island service, retail, manufacturing, and professional businesses and organizations in a cooperative effort to promote and enrich Pine Island."
Membership meetings for 2023 will be held during January, March, May, July, September, October, and November on the second Tuesday of the month from 12pm to 1pm at the Pine Island American Legion. An optional lunch is served for $8. Members can prepay for the lunches for the year. All are welcome to join us! Meeting notices are sent in advance of each meeting.
Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce began in 1963 as the Pine Island Professional Men's Association. The members met monthly to address common issues affecting professional businesses and to support a growing city. The name, members and mission have evolved to meet the changes over the years. Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce today continues as a collaborative membership aimed to enrich and promote Pine Island and surrounding areas as a great area in which to conduct business through for profit and non-profit endeavors.
The professional association was formed, adopting the name of "Pine Island Professional Men's Association. They began to meet monthly.
September 19, 1978
The new name was officially adopted during this monthly meeting.
Pine Island Business and Professional Association changed its name one last time. It is known today as the "Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce."
August 15, 1978
The Association voted to change the
name by removing "Men's" from its title, thus renaming it to be the "Pine Island Professional Association."
1979 - Another Name Change
Pine Island Professional Association changed to "Pine Island Business and Professional Association."