Archives for July 2014

A Crazy Good Time

The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism staff would like to thank everyone who came out and had  fun during Crazy Days!  We had such a wonderful time seeing so many people out supporting the area businesses.  A perk to having our office downtown is that we see people enjoying downtown Hutchinson, and Crazy Days brought even more people out.  It is always a great sight to see the sidewalks full of people smiling, carrying colorful bags, and maybe a treat from one of the restaurants. Thank you to the businesses that participated during Crazy Days, you are the ones that make this event fun!  It’s always entertaining to hear the conversations about the great things people are finding in Hutchinson.  This was our first time doing a coupon book, and from what we hear, people really liked having the coupons.

Also new this year was the window decorating contest.  Our office had a $250 cash prize for the winner, and the Hutchinson Leader also had  free marketing prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
This year we had nine businesses participate:

America’s Fitness Center
Citizen’s Bank & Trust Co.
Hager Jewelry
Primary Eye Care
State Farm Insurance – Kim Kotzer
The Paint Factory
Village Shop

The winners:
1 – The Paint Factory
2 – Citizen’s Bank & Trust Co.
3 – State Farm Insurance – Kim Kotzer

Thank you to all the businesses that participated! We look forward to more Crazy Days fun next year!

Engaging Your Employees in Our Community

HodsonWe’re trying new things at the Chamber, and this is certainly something new.  Instead of writing an post this month, I have created a video on my monthly topic:  Hutchinson Leadership Institute – Engaging Your Employees in Our Community.

We’ve also included a link to the application for the 26th Leadership Institute.  If you or your employees would like more information, make sure to give us a call or send us an email.

I hope you enjoy the show…and consider jumping outside you box.

2014-2015 Leadership Institute Application