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  • The Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation is working to develop, attract, and retain talented employees to our region. The Southeast Minnesota region is full of possibility for those willing to realize their potential here. We boast a wide array of workforce opportunities for those dreamers and make-believers ready and wanting to invest their work and craft in our economic scene.

    Donate to the Foundation to:

    • Develop our young dreamers of today to be the right fit for our workforce tomorrow
    • Attract the make-believers who are waiting to make their mark on our community
    • Retain our leaders of tomorrow who will continue the advancement of our region


    Whatever your cause, donate to the Foundation and let’s strive for it together. We know that your vision holds our future, and that collectively, we realize Rochester.


    The programs and operations of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation would not be possible without the immense support of our community donors. It is through their profound generosity that we are able to provide the services we do to foster the growth and enrichment of our community.

    We identify those who support us as Founders, Groundbreakers, Activators, Advocates, and Connectors, all in all, dreamers and believers committed to making as big of an impact in the Rochester Area as we are.


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    Founders have donated $30,000 or more, truly laying the foundation for the work that we do.







    Groundbreakers have donated $3,000 or more, making waves in community support.











    Activators have donated $1,500 or more, causing creative sparks in community support.


    Advocates have donated $300 or more, vying for the advancement of our region.

    Amy Conners

    Associated Bank

    Bolton & Menk

    Home Federal Savings Bank

    McGough Construction

    Minnesota Energy Resources

    Paul & Gail Richardson

    People's Energy Cooperative

    Premier Banks

    Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

    Winona State University - Rochester


    Connectors have donated $150 or more, establishing the links in the bigger picture of making a difference.

    Check back soon for our list of Connectors.