In May 1984, two of Gwinn's
business persons (Alan Filizetti and Jeanette
Maki) decided to form an Association of Business Members. We were first
known as the Gwinn Area Business Association and had 80 members. Our
purpose was to establish a communication link between all existing
businesses and area residents.
A quarterly newspaper of ads and community information was started to
promote tourism and economic growth of the businesses. Today we have
over 6,000 copies printed and delivered to an area within a 30 mile
In 1996, forms were submitted to change our name to the Gwinn Area
Chamber of Commerce, find office space and officially become a Chamber.
In the spring of 2000, we again changed our name to the Gwinn Sawyer
Area Chamber of Commerce. Today we are still providing that same
service to our businesses, but now the community is becoming more
involved. The Chamber offers information about our communities
activities, recreation and lodging, schools, etc.
Today we sponsor a wide variety of events for the community and our
visitors, many who have stated that we provide the friendliest,
exciting, and best "old time family fun" events that they
remember from their childhood days. Come to our area for fun and
relaxation or just to get away from it all. Check our list of events
for a special vacation time or just come any time for a great Getaway!