Chamber Co-Presidents Lindsey Beyer and Maxine Meine

Chamber of Commerce leaders want more communication to connect community

Some business owners may say their schedule is demanding enough at the moment, and the thought of adding one more activity to their busy calendar is unbearable.

So why should they try to cram time into their already hectic schedules to join and actively participate in their local chamber of commerce?

Ask Springfield Chamber of Commerce Co-Presidents Maxine Meine and Lindsey Beyer, and they’ll tell you that the chamber is a great place to network and meet people who share a common interest in serving their community.

 Diverse in experience, vocation and background, they are volunteering their time to make Springfield a better place to live and do business. Meine has worked in financial institutions and insurance 28 years and currently is Springfield branch president at SouthPoint Financial Credit Union, serving her second elective three-year term on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.    Beyer, who recently started a new job as memory care coordinator at Sleepy Eye Care Center, is serving her first-three-year term on the Chamber’s board of directors.

“We are proud to be on the Chamber,” said Meine. “We’re bursting at the seams,” added Beyer, as they talked about some initiatives to connect community, and create a greater presence of the Chamber of Commerce in Springfield. Their first initiative is the business luncheon. “Our focus is to bring in Chamber members to present and talk about promotions and their businesses,” said Meine. Their goal is to have chamber sponsorship of regular public events that showcase downtown merchants, music and food. “We aim to promote the various facilities in our community by holding the gatherings in the various businesses,” she said.

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