Winter on Rainy Lake
Winter brings its own crystalline charms to Rainy Lake near International Falls, in Ranier, Minn.
Chamber of Commerce building
Stop by the Chamber office for local information on what's happening in our great city!
Colorful people and crazy sales show the spirit of great summer events in International Falls, Minnesota.
Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run
Covered by international media, the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run is a foot race in the Icebox of the Nation that brings runners from all over the globe to International Falls, Minnesota.
Pristine islands cut by the glaciers and indigo blue waters that meld with the sky make Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota one of the most majestic lakes on the continent.
Rock concerts, Voyageurs National Park Headquarters and the beautiful Rainy River bring ginormous crowds to International Falls, Minnesota
Local Paper Industry
World-class papermaking is a major industry along the beautiful Rainy River in International Falls, Minn., home of Boise Paper mill.
International Tug of War
Unique is the only word to describe the International Tug of War: Pulling for Peace, a competition across the Rainy River, a natural boundary of the United States and Canada. Tough guys Minnesota Vikings alumni are part of the American team that celebrate the peaceful border between International Falls and Fort Frances.
Become a Member!
The International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven organization committed to providing a voice for our business community while advocating for the retention and expansion of jobs.
The members of the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce are its main reason for existence and the 12-leader Board of Directors and staff strive to serve their partners with a growing number of initiatives.
Members-only referrals are disbursed from the Chamber which is comprised of businesses, organizations and individuals. These priority referrals happen on a daily basis and respond to the needs of both local folks and thousands of visitors annually.
For the benefit of commerce and community, we foster strong relationships with our local governments and leaders, regional legislators, and multimedia.
On a state level, this Chamber is a solid member of the GrowMinnesota! program under the umbrella of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. These confidential local exchanges with Chamber members offer each the satisfaction of being understood as well a voice on a Greater Minnesota level – of key importance in our goals and actions. On critical issues such as border crossing, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to which the Falls Chamber also belongs, seeks and receives our input on matters of national but nevertheless local bearing.
The Falls Chamber provides continuing education and workforce readiness throughout the area by sponsoring programs such as CEOs in the Classroom as well as subsidizing ongoing courses in business communications and computer technology programs. Luncheons which feature an array of presentations affecting the business community, and social events for business networking, are regularly organized by our Chamber.
This Chamber offers an internal electronic system which quickly networks member and community information to a large number of recipients – expediting important commercial messages or promoting features of your event or sale. The Chamber also drives communication through its newsletter, outdoor digital marquee and e-blasts.
Chamber Ambassadors are readily on hand to offer assistance at grand openings and important occasions. There are member opportunities to serve on special committees charged with discovery and action in business matters – whether it is of general concern or an individual issue of one business.
Multiple retail events throughout the seasons are coordinated annually and assistance is provided for public events and occasions which strengthen or impact the business economy.
Celebrating the character and exuberance of our area, the Chamber’s Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run during the Icebox Days celebration repeatedly garners regional, national and international media attention and recruits runners from around the globe.
The infusion of local dollars realized through the Chamber’s innovative “Sale on Cash” which offers shoppers cash bonuses for purchasing Chamber Dollar certificates, has been a favorite and benefits Chamber businesses. It illustrates a creative and tangible local spending campaign while sending the message that shopping where you live will harvest rewards where it matters most ~ at home.
Local businesses joined together create a powerful voice which is unattainable alone – chambers were formed for that exact reason. Membership with the International Falls Area Chamber gives your business valuable products and services, strong allies and dimensional opportunities to be seen and heard.