CVB / Ec Dev / Chamber

CVB / Ec Dev / Chamber

Garrison Area Improvement Association

42 N. Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

The mission of the Garrison Area Improvement Association is to create an environment that will aid the retention and expansion of existing businesses within the community and encourage the development and success of all area business. GAIA is a non-profit economic development corporation dedicated to the progressive growth of Garrison and the surrounding area while maintaining an excellent quality of life.

Garrison Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 274
Garrison, North Dakota 58540

The Garrison Chamber of Commerce provides community leadership and networking between business leaders in the community.  They sponsor the First Dollar of Business promotion, shop local campaign, local welcome wagon packet, are the power behind projects like the City Park bandstand, and organize events held throughout the year.  Along with their semi-monthly meetings, they also offer opportunity to join a sub-committee that each have a different focus and meet monthly.

Garrison Convention & Visitors' Bureau

52 N. Main Street
Garrison, North Dakota

Tourism is an important "Piece" of our community.

The Garrison Convention & Visitors’ Bureau’s intent is to provide a wide variety of services to Garrison and the surrounding area in regards to promotion, guidance, and development to benefit those who own businesses, work, or live in the community. Their office is home to the ND Firefighter’s Museum, Dickens Village Festival, and former CANDISC Bicycle Tour as well as working in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development offices.

The establishment of a Convention & Visitors' Bureau office in Garrison has allowed us to successfully work with the tourism industry and various state agencies to promote our community and benefit local businesses & the local economy.  We have many seasonal visitors and residents who call our community home for the summer months and are consistent patrons of our businesses.  The tourism industry plays a huge role in bringing prospective life-long community members into the area and eventually getting them hooked to choose Garrison as a place to call home or retire.

We are very fortunate for each of the businesses and official sponsors whom have jumped on board to support the CVB.  With their continued support, they have played a key role in the success of this position.  If you business is interested in becoming a CVB Member, please contact the CVB Office to become involved.

What does the CVB Office do?  Here is just a few:

  • Works with local organizations, the tourism industry, & various state agencies to promote our community & benefit local businesses.
  • Welcome Center
  • Contact point for Community Information
  • Business referrals to potential customers
  • Liaison between events & attractions
  • Community Promotion (Visitors' Guide, Visit Garrison Facebook, Radio - TV - Print advertising, Sports Show, etc.)
  • Maintains: website, Visit Garrison Facebook, Main Street SIgn, Access Channel
  • And most importantly, working for the betterment of the community!