Chamber of Commerce

The Cokato Chamber of Commerce plans and organizes the DC Expo each year. The Expo takes place in early spring. Royalty from both Dassel and Cokato are in attendance, along with representatives from many area organizations and businesses.

Updated June 2019

The Cokato Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary association of businesspeople 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. This year’s movie will be “The Lego Movie,” which will be shown in Peterson Park on Friday, Aug. 9.

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 2019 are Dorene Erickson, president; Jarod Sebring, vice president and treasurer; Johanna Ellison, second vice president; Judy Mumford-Torez, third vice president; Paulie Johnson, past president; and Teresa Martinson, executive secretary. For further information, contact Teresa Martinson at 320-286-5505.