​​​​​ Hinckley Area Chamber of Commerce


Easter Egg Hunt

Corn & Clover Carnival

Corn & Clover Carnival

What can the Hinckley Area Chamber of Commerce do for your business?

The Hinckley Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization serving businesses in the greater Hinckley Area. Our membership is composed of around 100 local businesses. The Chamber is here to support the business community and help make Hinckley a great place to work, live, play and do business.  Together we can accomplish great things.  Providing a connection in a business environment brings people and organizations together to support one another and advance our interests.  We work to find ways for you to network with other members, have opportunities to showcase and promote your business, get your business name in front of potential customers and get involved in the Chamber through committee work.

Fall Taste Expo

Hinckley's Smokin' Ribfest

​​​​​​​​The Hinckley Area Chamber of Commerce is:

  • The place to meet the people you need to know to be successful
  • The trusted resource helping you build the visibility and credibility of your business in our community
  • A good value for your membership investment
  • A group that you enjoy being part of


Networking

  • Monthly Meeting, second Tuesday of the month
  • Committee participation can be a great way to network
  • Event Planning Committees helps plan Chamber events
  • Board of Directors oversees all aspects of Chamber operation


Marketing

  • Chamber website with emphasis on membership directory. Enhanced listings and limited advertising available.
  • HACC Community Guide has an exclusive printed membership directory and local community events. Distributed at local locations and the Corn & Clover Carnival, Ribfest, Pine County Fair.
  • Referral Service by Chamber staff who respond to requests from the general public for information about area businesses and organizations – we only refer to members!


Credibility

Chamber membership conveys to potential customers that a company uses good business practices and is reputable.


  • Businesses who join a chamber of commerce visibly demonstrate their long-term commitment to the community.
  • Consumer studies show that chamber member products and services are perceived to be better than those of competitors.
  • When consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods and services from it.
  • When consumers know that the local site of a national franchise is a member of a chamber, they are 40% more likely to patronize it in the next few months.
  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of a chamber, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.


Source:  Market Street Research, “The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce.”


 Community Involvement

  • Cabin Fever Comedy Night held on March 29th, 2019 at the Grand Cinema Hinckley.
  • Easter Egg Hunt held at the Hinckley Community Center on April 13th, 2019 from 9am – 11am. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, win prizes and enjoy treats
  • Bowling Tournament with the Sandstone Chamber of Commerce for competition, networking and fun.  2019 date TBD
  • Corn & Clover Carnival our annual Summer Festival held July 12th & 13th, 2019.  Parade, carnival, music, entertainment, softball tournament, kiddie parade, Miss Hinckley, crafters and so much more
  • Hinckley’s Smokin’ Ribfest is an annual fall BBQ and celebration that engages residents and draws lots of visitors to our community this year it will be held September 9th, 2017.
  • Hinckley Chamber Taste Expo held in the Kettle Room at Tobies to October 12th, 2019. A great way to socialize and enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers and spirits and delicious appetizers. Great discounts from the Firehouse Liquor store to attendees. Don’t miss this one!
  • Widows Weekend Craft Show held annually on hunting opener (November 9th, 2019) at the Hinckley Community Center
  • ​​Hinckley Community Dinner December 5th, 2019 The Community Dinner is a great evening in the Kettle Room at Tobies.  We celebrate the winner of the 'Volunteer of the Year' and enjoy great food and fun and games.  This is a great way to do your business Holiday party without all of the work.
  • Hinckley Santa Day December 7th, 2019, is a great day to meet Santa Claus, make crafts, Gingerbread house contest, free gift from Santa and Grand Cinema Hinckley and enjoy treats.