Set along the rugged and colorful scenery of the
Mississippi, St. Croix and
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
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
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
Kristy Barse brings experience in fundraising and
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
Kristy told the Chamber Board “I’m overjoyed to have the
opportunity to work with and represent the Hastings
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.