Mask Up MN – Chamber Update

July 27, 2020

Hello Chisago County Businesses!

In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Chisago County Chambers of Commerce are working together to distribute a one-time allotment of disposable masks. Please keep in mind that these masks will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and quantity available will be based on demand. There is no fee for these masks but there is a finite number of them.

Each county throughout the state will receive a shipment based on population. We will only be distributing masks to businesses within Chisago County. If you have a business outside of Chisago County, we recommend that you reach out to that local chamber.

Please fill out this mask request form and your Chamber Team will be in touch shortly with pick up/ delivery information:

This initiative was designed to prevent businesses from having to turn away customers, clients, and visitors. Here is a news report giving some background:

Here is some additional information from the MN Department of Health:

Here is a list of printable resources:

We do recommend that if you have a long term need for additional masks that you begin seeking those resources as soon as possible. This initiative is not intended to be a long terms solution, rather a starting point to help businesses implement the mask requirement.

Thank you for your help and support in this initiative!


Chamber Directors from North Branch, Falls Chamber, Rush City, Chisago Lakes, & Chisago County Public Health



Member/Partner of the:

Better Business Bureau

Chisago County Tourism Alliance

Chisago County Health & Human Services-Chisago County SHIP Workplace Invitation 2017.docx

Working relationship with local chamber:

Chisago Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Hinckley Area Chamber of Commerce

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

North 65 Chamber of Commerce

Osceola Main Street/ Chamber of Commerce

Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce

Rush City Area Chamber of Commerce

Sandstone Area Chamber of Commerce

Wyoming Area Business Association





Helpful Links

2016 Chisago County Demographic Profile

2016 Economic Development Regional Profile

Chisago County HRA-EDA

City of North Branch EDA

City of North Branch Economic Development Resource Profile

Greater MSP: Economic Development, Diverse Economics & Properties

East Central Regional Development Commission

GPS45/93 (a local non-profit economic development group)

Small Business Administration

MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development

MN Dept. of Labor & Industry

-mandatory workforce posters

MN Dept. of Commerce

MN Materials Exchange

MN Attorney General

Federal Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

2018 State of the City Chamber Presentation



Join the Chamber

Thank you for considering membership with the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to enhance the relationship between business and community for a vibrant future.

By becoming a Chamber member, you are committing to yourself and to your community and encouraging growth and economic development for the local area. The Chamber strives to provide opportunities for networking, education and development so our members can grow and prosper.

We would love the opportunity to meet with you and show you how the Chamber can be a benefit to you and your business. Give us a call or email today!

Member Application

Membership Guide

2020 Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities Fillable Form

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors and Staff


Jenna Jones, President
Lakes Center for Youth & Families

(651) 464-3685
Teams: Executive
Term 2019-2022


Jeffrey Richardson, Vice President
Ecumen North Branch
(651) 237-3000
Teams: Member Benefits
Term 2019-2022


Jay Reed, Past-President
Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company

(651) 277-2653
Teams: Executive
Term 2018-2022


Brad Larson, Treasurer
Members Cooperative Credit Union

(651) 674-0898
Teams: Executive
Term 2019-2022


Christina Huesman, Secretary
Anytime Fitness

(651) 674-0580
Teams: Executive
Term 2020-2022


Jim Antolik, Director
RE/MAX Results

(651) 317-2186
Teams: Ambassador
Term 2019-2022

DuBose, Chris Square

Chris DuBose, Director
Chisago County Commissioner
(651) 208-6054
Teams: Ambassador
Term 2021-2023


Jenelle Boyce, Director
95 Printing

(651) 674-4065
Teams: Community Events
Term 2020-2022


Nathan Keech, Director
Keech Media

(612) 643-0909
Teams: Ambassador
Term 2020-2022


Melissa Collins, Director
MJCollins Photography

(651) 238-0652
Teams: Ambassador
Term 2020-2022


Charlie Hult, Director
Lampert Lumber

(651) 674-4415
Teams: Community Events
Term 2020-2022

Mary Stanko, Executive Director

Mary Stanko, Executive Director
North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

(651) 674-4077

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Shelby Rollins, Administrative Assistant
North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

(651) 674-4077

Moving to the Area

History: The community of North Branch, Minnesota is built on a flat, sandy plain, the Anoka Sandplain. Both the sand and the lack of hills are a result of the work of glaciers that once covered Minnesota. Read more…

Statistics: Includes data for area population and school district information. Read more…

Maps: North Branch, Minnesota is located 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities on Interstate 35 and is just 90 minutes south of Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Helpful information for the North Branch Area, including the communities of North Branch, Stacy, Harris, Sunrise and Almelund

North Branch Area Schools

Community Events

Parks & Trails

Area Churches

City Offices

County Offices


Real Estate & Rental Property

Request Information from the North Branch Area Chamber

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the relationship between business and community for a vibrant future.

The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of helping our members and the community prosper. We serve North Branch, Stacy, Harris and Almelund, as well as the surrounding communities. The Chamber provides access to resources you might not otherwise have, and that access means power: the power to improve our community; the power to make your voice heard; the power to grow and succeed.

Our Chamber of Commerce is made up of businesses, civic organizations, and public entities that have joined to promote a healthy business climate and work to improve the community in which we live and work. We provide opportunities for our members to develop economically, while creating a positive environment in which to conduct business. We have a variety of programs that promote members, provide name recognition, and help you or your business prosper.

Most importantly, the Chamber of Commerce is PEOPLE. People who realize that through the Chamber they can accomplish collectively what would be difficult to provide individually. The strength of the Chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members, creating a pool of resources from which ideas, energy, and finances can be drawn.

Thank you for being a part of this organization!

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