The La Salle Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1990 by concerned citizens in the area. It became an official member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce in 1995. The founding Board of Directors included the following officers: Terrence Petty (President), Gerry Girardin (Vice-President), Jill Koroscil (Secretary) and Ray Cormier (Treasurer). The Chamber was very involved in advocating for development of Main Street in La Salle – sidewalks, pavement, strip malls, signage, renovations, etc. Their development of a trades list was invaluable to the rapidly growing community. It also was very involved in developing community spirit through numerous events, including the annual Christmas Lights Contest.
Interest in the Chamber declined for a season and once again, in May 2011, concerned citizens gathered to bolster support. Considering the benefits that the previous Chamber offered to businesses and the community as a whole, they decided to revive the Chamber under new leadership. Expanding our boundaries to include the entire RM of Macdonald, the La Salle and Area Chamber of Commerce is anticipating an active and rewarding future!