Chamber of Commerce

Dorene Erickson, Past President, and Teresa Martinson, Executive Secretary, greeted visitors at the 2020 DC Expo in January held in Dassel-Cokato High School.

Updated August 2021

The Cokato Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of business people working together to improve the economic and civic vitality in Cokato. Enhancement and beautification projects throughout the city are promoted by the chamber. The chamber has changed the structure of its meetings to integrate more of a networking aspect for its members.

The Cokato Chamber of Commerce promotes the city through events such as a movie in the park.

The chamber also plans and organizes the DC Expo, which takes place in early spring. The chamber sponsors the annual citywide garage sales the last Saturday in April, and plans BooFest, an event encouraging local business to decorate their storefronts for Halloween, and hand out candy to the children of the community from 4 to 5 p.m., on a date to be determined.

Each year, the Cokato Chamber honors an outstanding citizen for his or her work to better the community. In December, the Citizen of the Year award is presented to that individual at a special lunch meeting.

The chamber meets at noon the first Tuesday of each month (except August) on the second level of Cokato City Hall.

The chamber is governed by a six-person executive committee. Officers for 2021 are Johanna Ellison, president; vacant, vice president; Jarod Sebring, treasurer; vacant, secretary; Dorene Erickson, past-president; and Teresa Martinson, executive secretary. For further information, contact Teresa Martinson at 320-286-5505, or tmartinson@cokato.mn.us.