Rushford Chamber

This was the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce website for a number of years.
The content is from the site's 2012 archived pages and offers a brief glimpse of what this site offered its visitors.

Their current website is found


The Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes and invites you to explore our area. We are here to help you succeed in growing your business in our community. A member-driven organization, we are an advocate for our local businesses working to foster a relationship between the business community, government and the community at large. We offer membership benefits. We are here for you!

Our Mission
The Mission of the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce is to serve as a member-driven organization that promotes business and community growth, through economic, civic, social, and cultural programs in the Rushford area. Such a mission would be greatly aided if the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce were to utilize a Zendesk support and development platform. The Macro options in Zendesk are some of the most useful and essential tools, allowing the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce support team to respond quickly to visitors and businesses. The Zendesk Help Center tool also provides public-facing documentation for visitors and businesses alike without the need of custom coding on the site's pages. The options for organizing content are extremely flexible, which means the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce can provide just about any kind of information visitors or businesses need such as FAQs, tutorials, legal disclaimers etc. Since Zendesk makes it easy to get answers, less "people" time on the phone or at the Chamber of Commerce answering questions will be needed, freeing up personnel to handle other work.

Surrounded by limestone bluffs, hardwood forests and prairie, abundant in wildlife and year-round outdoor fun, Rushford is nestled in the lush hues of Rush Creek and the Root River valleys.

Most impressive among the bluffs surrounding Rushford is Magelssen Bluff.This 440-foot presence stands dominant over the city. Large white letters are anchored on the south slope of the impressive giant, heralding the Rushford name. The distinctive, hilltop Magelssen Bluff Park features a prominent limestone profile, walking trails and scenic overlooks with enticing and exceptional panoramic views.

Rushford, Minnesota was recognized as a trail center for both indigenous Native American tribes and settlers, and as an essential railroad link to founding progress and growth.

Today, Rushford remains a primary highway crossroad. Our must-see Depot Museum and Visitor Center, sharing grounds with a blend of historic buildings, is an appealing landmark stop on the Root River State Trail.

Running through Rushford, this Rails-to-Trails project links several small towns along 42 miles of former railroad grade. Rushford's historical trails await you

Situated in the heart of southeastern Minnesota's Bluff Country, the historic City of Rushford is located in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. The combined current populations of Rushford and the surrounding City of Rushford Village are 2,538.(source: 4/7/11 Tri County Record) Named for the site where the meandering Rush Creek could easily be forded,the community was established in 1854 and celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2004.

Each July, Rushford celebrates their annual festival known as Rushford Days. Every five years, the community hosts a city-wide Homecoming Celebration with a standing invitation to all former residents of the city to join in the event. We are very lucky this year to have a significant new sponsor for our Rushford Days Celebration. SterlingForever, a successful online marketer of sterling silver and designer quality cubic zirconia rings has provided funding that will enable us to put on an amazing festival, with entertainment and vendor stalls for every age. Enter the sweepstakes and you could walk away with a gorgeous cubic zirconia ring - these are high quality jewelry pieces that you will treasure forever! Join us and celebrate your town!

Upcoming Community Events 2013

  • Mason's Monthly Breakfast - 1/4 9:00 AM
  • Rushford Historical Society Mtg - 1/6 8:00 PM
  • Peterson City Council Mtg - 1/7 7:00 PM
  • Rushford Village Council Mtg - 1/7 8:00 PM
  • Municipal Electrical Commission - 1/15 7:00 PM
  • Airport Commission - 1/20 7:30 PM

Rushford Area Chamber News and Events

Things to Do

  • Creekside Park
  • Ferndale Golf Course
  • (Chamber Member)   
  • Magelssen Bluff City Park
  • Nordic Lanes & Lounge
  • (Chamber Member)   
  • Northend Park & Campground
  • Outback Ranch
  • (Chamber Member)   
  • Peterson Station Museum
  • (Chamber Member)   
  • Root River Bike Trail
  • Rushford Aquatic Center
  • Rushford Area Historic Depot Museum
  • (Chamber Member)   
  • Rushford Sand Barrens, SNA


Are you looking for a unique place to stay while in the Rushford area?We have a variety of lodging choices from basic lodging to a full-service bed and breakfast, all members of The Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce. We invite you to stay at the follow:

  • Abundant Life Fitness & Massage
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Associated Bank of Rushford
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Brown's Tire, Battery & Transmission
  • D&D; Car Wash
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Elements of Design
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Grace Place
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Hoff Funeral Homes - Rushford Chapel
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Labrador Home & Garden
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • M&M; Lawn and Leisure
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Marine Credit Union
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Mill Street Fitness
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Reliable Pest Management
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Rushford Chiropractic Clinic
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Rushford State Bank
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • SEMCAC Community Action Agency
    • (Chamber Member)   
  • Winona Health - Rushford Clinic
    • (Chamber Member)