Set along the rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers, Hastings is a scenic river town steeped in tradition. With a rich heritage of progress, Hastings has grown and changed to meet the needs of its population without forgetting its past.  Reminders of the city's history abound, the mighty rushing rivers, the tall stately trees and the buildings that whisper of days gone by.  But Hastings isn't a place to just drive through; it is a place to explore, take in the sights, venture back in time and enjoy.


The chamber office is open week days, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and staff are on hand to answer your questions.   The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is located just two blocks south of the mighty Mississippi River on the west side of Highway 61.  We offer resources to help visitors and residents find local restaurants, lodging and other area businesses. Our site has numerous ideas for local activities such as boating, golfing, biking, and so much more. We invite you to come travel through time and treasure the history and wonders Hastings has to offer!

The Hastings Area Chamber Board of Directors has named Kristy Barse as the new Chamber President.  She will begin her role full time on Monday, July 27th. 

Kristy Barse brings experience in fundraising and Chamber management.  She has worked as Business Manager for Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce for the past three years where her responsibilities included promoting and building membership, managing and enhancing programs such as The Apple Valley NEXTLeaders and Ambassadors, event planning, fundraising, social media and advertising. 

Kristy told the Chamber Board “I’m overjoyed to have the opportunity to work with and represent the Hastings business community.  This town is on the brink of exciting changes and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I look forward to visiting local businesses and meeting members!”

Kristy Barse attended Apple Valley High School and graduated from St. Catherine’s University.  She started her career with Lifetouch before spending six years in Alexandria where she gained her vast experience in event planning and fundraising.   Kristy is married with one child and plans on relocating her family to Hastings.



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Mission Statement

To lead, promote and advocate for the
Hastings area business community
to reinforce a stong local economy.
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