As we stride into the exciting prospects of 2024, we’re eager to invite you to join us as a member of the chamber for what promises to be a transformative year with the Chamber. Your involvement has been integral to the community’s growth, and we are counting on your continued support as we navigate some significant upcoming milestones.

2024 marks an important period for us as we gear up for the substantial summer road construction on HWY 13 and lay the groundwork for the much-anticipated Homecoming 2025. The success of these events and others, hinges on the collective efforts and support from all our Chamber members and your participation will be instrumental in maintaining the growth momentum we’ve seen over the past five years.

Speaking of growth, our Chamber has flourished remarkably over the last half decade, surging from 95 members in 2019 to an impressive 181 in 2023. This progress stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment and tireless dedication to our members and the community at large.

As part of our efforts to fortify our operations during this critical period, we’re excited to introduce a new membership level called the Chamber Investor. This level is open to all members, regardless of size and offers an opportunity to provide additional support vital for sustaining our ongoing initiatives. At just a dollar a day, this tier not only demonstrates your appreciation for the work we do for our members and the community, but also ensures our ability to continue driving positive changes.

The benefits of joining the Chamber are multifaceted. Besides gaining access to valuable resources and educational opportunities, your membership directly contributes to the vibrant growth and prosperity of our local area.

Whether you’ve been an integral part of our Chamber family or are considering joining us for the first time, we encourage you to be part of this positive transformation. Your involvement makes a significant difference and together, we can continue fostering a thriving community for everyone.

We sincerely hope you’ve noticed and benefited from the changes we’ve facilitated and that you’ll choose to maintain or initiate your membership with us. Your partnership is vital, and we’re excited about the possibility of shaping a prosperous future together.

Thank you for considering this invitation. We eagerly anticipate your continued support and involvement in the Chamber’s journey ahead.


Melissa Martinez
Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce

Become a Member Today

Member Benefits


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 upcoming After Hours Networking event.


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! Contact us for more information.

Business Referrals

• Business Referral System:
Chamber staff gives referrals to member businesses in response to the phone calls, emails, and

Wisconsin Harbor Towns

• Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association: 
(WHTA): The WHTA is a non-profit organization that promotes tourism to water-based cities. Washburn is one of the nineteen Harbor Towns that is featured in their guide and on their website: www.wisconsinharbortowns.org

Business After Hours

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.


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.

Mailing – Newsletters

• 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.

Annual Meeting

• Annual Meeting and Dinner:
Reports summarizing business from the previous year, board member election, and recognition of business/person of the year.

Ribbon Cuttings

• 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

• Relocation Packets:
Information on our community, Chamber Membership list and map is sent to those requesting information on the area.

Contribute to the eBlast

Contribute to the eBlast and/or Event Calendar. Washburn Area Chamber Members can contribute to the weekly eBlast and/or the Event Calendar that is displayed on the Chamber website by using this form to send information to Nicole in the Chamber office.

Submit Here

Chamber Board Members

Executive Board
President – Marieke van Donkersgoed, Broad Street Brokers
Vice President – Paul von Stoetzel
Treasurer – Kristen Walczak, Elza Heating Co & St. Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic
Secretary – Michelle Lampson, Persnickety Computer Services & Maddie’s Wardrobe

Board Members
Joe Groshek, NCCA Rep.
Kristy Larson, Hansen’s IGA
Rick Gruebele, Visions First Realty

Office Staff
Melissa Martinez – Director
Nicole Then – Office Manager

Office Hours

Monday-Friday – 8:30AM-4:00PM
Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Bayfield St.
P.O. Box 74
Washburn, WI 54891
Email: info@washburnchamber.com