Byron Area Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Byron Area Chamber of Commerce

Our mission statement:

To connect and promote businesses serving Byron, provide networking opportunities and assist our members in achieving continued prosperity in the community.


NETWORKING EVENTS ARE IMPORTANT TO US AND YOUR BUSINESS


Upcoming Member Events

Each month we help facilitate a networking event for our members, with our members

Meet and Greets and Educational Events are the premier networking events for the Byron Chamber.

The five (5) scheduled Meet and Greets are opportunities for Chamber members and their employees to network with other members while learning a bit more about the monthly host. These Meet and Greets bring together businessmen and women for networking, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. You won't want to miss this valuable networking opportunity!

The five (5) Lunch and Learn Educational Events will give Chamber members a chance to expand their knowledge about topics that may affect their business and our community. 

We hope you and your employees will join us for these valuable networking opportunities!

CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY TO YOUR BUSINESS

With the help of our members, each year together we host annual public events.  These events are a great way for our members to connect with our community. 




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As part of our new member perks the Byron Review will write an editorial on your business.

If you are a new member this year please connect with us if you'd like to have your business profiled.

Just another great benefit of being part of the BACC! 


New Member Spotlight -
Courtesy of the Byron Review.

Longarm quilting available at Deerwood Quilting

By Gretta Becay

Several years ago, Byron Chamber of Commerce member Jeff Rehwaldt decided the timing was perfect to start up a longarm quilting business and he purchased a Gammill machine with CreativeStudio software. 

“This gives us almost unlimited ability to create the look you want for your quilt,” he explained.

His studio is set up at his home just south of Kasson at 22737 650th St. 

Rehwaldt has been working for IBM for 34 years – 35 in December – and he wanted to start up a side business to build up a customer base before he retires. This seemed like the perfect fit.

“I heard way too many complaints from quilters in my family and friend network about the lack of conscientious longarming on their precious projects,” he explained.

“I saw a need from quilters that were sometimes sending their quilt tops across the country and sometimes waiting six months to a year to have them returned. I thought I could do better,” he remarked.

Besides longarm quilting, the business hosts a ‘sewing day’ at the studio once a month. 

“We always have advice or help for quilters at all levels of skill. Classes or sit-down instruction can be scheduled on request,” he explained. “We do offer quilting services other than just longarming. We can do binding, trimming, repairs and even full quilt construction such as T-shirt quilts from a bag of shirts, memory quilts from provided pictures, memorial quilts and QOV's (Quilts of Valor) for service personnel.”

Rehwaldt served in the Air Force in the early 1970’s in Texas and, “I offer a huge discount for QOV's with proof that the quilt has been donated,” he explained.

He said he has been averaging about 150 quilts per year.

For more information, call (507) 634-4343 or email jeffreh@peoplepc.com. More information and photos are on his Facebook page, Deerwood Quilting. 

Byron Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 764 - Byron, MN 55920

(507) 208-4490

info@byronmnchamber.com

Byron Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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