During our downtown discussions over the past few years, many residents and business owners expressed to us that Annandale needs to become the next Nisswa. Therefore, on May 11th, the Annandale Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a tour of Annandale and round table discussion which included the chamber presidents from Nisswa, Detroit Lakes, and Fergus Falls.
For almost 3-hours, we discussed the importance of an active chamber and how to sustain great events. Since all three communities have gone through major downtown reconstruction, we discussed strategies, designs, and lessons learned by them during such a sensitive project. We discussed how to market your community and why it is so important to have an active and engaged chamber. Finally, we discussed what Annandale can do to improve our community and our local business climate.
Even though they provided some great information, our guests from those communities all agree that we are on the right track to achieving our goals. Great job to the Chamber, the businesses, service organizations, schools, and residents for making Annandale more amazing each and every day.