Chamber memership team recognizes 5 new members

They are Alexandria Area Youth for Christ, Lakes Area Portables, Affordable Septic Service, Viking Sportsmen and Scooter's Coffee.

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ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Team recognized five new Chamber members on earlier this month.

Alexandria Area Youth for Christ serves teens ages 11-19 from all religious backgrounds. The group meets formally on Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:15 pm at 124 7th Ave. W, Ste. 15. It also offers other opportunities for fellowship such as girls art night, game nights, and more. Learn more at

Tom Burton is development director and juvenile justice ministry director, and Nick Jorgenson is area director

Lakes Area Portables and Affordable Septic Service are owned by Mark Scheller and Sue Hawkinson. Lakes Area Portables has restrooms and hand washing station rentals. All units are supplied with hand sanitizers, toilet paper and deodorizer. Affordable Septic Service offers septic pumping for residential and commercial clients.

Both businesses service a 20 to 30 mile radius of Alexandria. Learn more by calling 320-760-8488.


Viking Sportsmen was formed in 1945. It’s mission is to support and improve the conservation of wildlife and its habitat. The organization does this by establishing programs and practices.

Viking Sportsmen organizes many youth activities in the area including Youth Outdoor Activity Day, firearm safety, food plot program, and more. Learn more at At the Chamber visiit were Jim Stratton, treasurer; Greg Donahue, board member; Dean Krebs, board member; Chris Kleine, president; Lukas Gotto, board member; Dave Hochhalter, secretary; and Greg Eigen, board member.

Scooter’s Coffee is located at 55 Carlos Ave. in Alexandria and is known for its fast drive-through, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries. Scooter’s Coffee has been serving coffee for more than 20 years and has more than 450 locations in 26 states across the nation. Learn more by visiting Mike Barry is the COO and Ashley Fossen is store manager.

The Membership Team serves as a resource to new members by providing support through conversations and introductions that will cultivate and promote positive ongoing relationships between Chamber members. For more information on the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, call 320-763-3161 or visit

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