About The Chamber

The Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, recreational, agricultural, tourism, educational and civic interests of this community and area.

Benefits Enjoyed With Your Membership

Website: Free listing on www.washburnchamber.com linked to your site. Don’t have a website? Receive a complimentary page for your business on our www.washburnchamber.com website.
Host a Business After Hours: Sign up to host members at your business for networking, to thank the business community, introduce new management or promote a new business. Please call the Chamber office if you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours.

Attend Business After Hours: Join fellow Chamber members in numerous opportunities to network, celebrate and support our business community.

Mailing List: Email list and/or mailing list of our members available. It will not be distributed to non-members.
Weekly E-Newsletter: Every Thursday afternoon “Washburn Area Happenings” goes out to over 500 email contacts. As a Chamber Member, use this for free by sending us your upcoming event information, promotions and announcements.
Bulk Mailing Permit: Available for use on mailings of 200 pieces or more. It can be a great cost savings for those large mailings:
postcards, newsletters, etc. Contact the Chamber office for details on how to use the bulk mailing permit and design tips.

Brochure Display: Display your brochures in the Chamber office.
Business Referral System: Chamber staff gives referrals to member businesses in response to the phone calls, emails, and
Annual Meeting and Dinner:

Reports summarizing business from the previous year, board member election, and recognition of business/person of the year.
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Openings: Chamber Members are welcome to have a celebration and photo opportunity for special milestones. These photos are published in the area newspaper.
Contact the Chamber office to schedule your ribbon cutting.
Relocation Packets: Information on our community, Chamber Membership list and map is sent to those requesting information on the area.
Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association (WHTA): The WHTA is a non-profit organization that promotes tourism to waterbased cities. Washburn is one of the nineteen Harbor Towns that is featured in their guide and on their website: www.wisconsinharbortowns.org


Being a member of the Washburn Area Chamber provides a great opportunity to stay in touch with the community and network with other business leaders; contact the office to find out about how to host an After Hours Networking event in 2016.


Chamber members support each other by utilizing each other’s services, buying each other’s products and by creating positive relationships and conversation between each other. We take care of our own!


Take advantage of the Chamber’s promotions via website, social media, brochures, email blasts and more! Look through our website for more information.

Chamber Sponsored Events

Eat. Drink. Washburn
City Wide Garage Sale
Superior Vistas Bike Tour
Farmers Market.
Washburn Board Across the Bay
Brownstone Summerfest
Color Rides
Zombie Days
Fall Color Cash Raffle
Turkey Trot 5K
Mr. & Mrs. Claus Visit

Membership Pricing

Individual/Family Non-business - $60.00
2 Employees - $85.00
3-10 Employees - $160.00
10+ Employees - $200.00
Home-Based Business (excludes lodging) - $85.00
≤ 2 Employees (including owners) - $120.00
3-10 Employees - $160.00
10+ Employees - $200.00
Click Icon Above to Join Online
Or click the link below for a
printable pdf application:

Office Hours:

Winter Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday - 9AM-4:30PM

Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce
126 W. Bayfield St. • P.O. Box 74 • Washburn, WI 54891


Becky Wygonik, President - Bizy Does It
Mary Motiff, Vice President - Bayfield County Tourism
John Carlson, Treasurer - Spears Carlson & Coleman
Noreen Ovadia, Secretary - Cafe Coco

Jim Nowakowski, Member - SVE Incorporated
Terry Ledin, Member - Antique Garden Inn
Rose Lawyer, Alternate - Harbor View Event Center

Contact The Chamber


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Interesting Trivia About the Area

Washburn Trivia

Washburn was to have displayed a 110 foot monolith made by our local Brownstone at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago. While the cut stone never made it to the World Fair, a 27 foot obelisk stands next to the Washburn Historical Museum.
McClellan, named after George McClellan, a Union Civil War general.
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Because the Walker High School built in 1893 looked like a castle and it had two suits of armor by the doors.