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What’s Happening in January 2016

Annual Banquet

Join us on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Crow River Winery.  It will be a relaxing evening with a tasty meal served by Chef Craig. You may enjoy a sleigh ride through the vineyard, keep warm by the bonfire, load up at the s’more bar, and just enjoy the company of the great people in our community.  The Community Award for Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and Young Leader of the Year will be presented.  To register for this event click here, email Matt, or call 587-5252.  We hope to see you there!

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Engaging with the Chamber

Throughout the year, as we talk with YOU, the chamber members, the number one reason you invest in the chamber is the promotion and marketing opportunities. YOU have sited our website, networking events, and our in-office marketing wall as the best way to promote and market.

If you’re thinking “yep- exactly” then I wish you a Happy New Year- now get back to work!

But, if you are thinking “what?!” then this is for YOU!

The Chamber isn’t just an organization you give money to each year for a window sticker, although it can be.

We really want to have YOU engaged, and active in the opportunities we offer.
Here are just a few options to be more engaged in the chamber, your business and the community:

Click here to read Mary’s Monthly Article.


Save These 2016 Dates!

January 22 Rustic Winter Wonderland Annual Banquet, Crow River Winery
March 19 Stop Shop Drop
March 29 Small Business Summit
April 9 Bring It Home Expo
June 3 Dairy Day
June 20-August 8 Music in the Park
July 7-9 Crazy Days
July 25 Hometown Golf Challenge
September 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson
November 17 Taste of the Holidays
November 26 Small Business Saturday


New & Renewing Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!

McWicked Sweet Celebrations

Tidy Tightwads

Also, THANK YOU to our renewing Members!

Renewing Members

 

 


Business of the Month

Exciting things are happening at CrossPoint Church in crosspoint.BlueHutchinson!  Have you seen the large addition to their building?  In January we will be highlighting them as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about CrossPoint Church, and follow our
Facebook Page to learn more about them throughout the month.


Ambassador New Business Visits

In December the Hutchinson Ambassadors welcomed five new businesses to Hutchinson.

Click here to see their pictures, and to learn more about these new local businesses!


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors as they kick off the 2016 Business After Hours events at Heirlooms A Tea Room for Special Occasions.  Business After Hours will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 4-6pm.  Business After Hours events are for all Chamber Member business employees to attend, just make sure everyone does register, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

Click here to register for the January Business After Hours.


Hutchinson Young Professionals

Picture1The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is excited to announce the start of a new engagement group called Hutchinson Young Professionals! This group will consist of men and women in their twenties and thirties that are looking to connect and grow as professionals, foster involvement in our great community, and enjoy community activities! If you are interested in learning more about the group or how to be involved, please contact the Hutchinson Chamber at (320) 587-5252, Ryan Elbert at (507) 399-1078 or
Mark Corbin at (320) 552-3842


Hospitality Group Meeting

We all know there is #MuchInHutch, and this meeting will help get us together to make some great plans for 2016!  If you are a retailer, restaurant, lodging property, attraction, or an activity based business, we would love for you to join us.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:30am at the Hutchinson Chamber office.
If you have any questions, or want to let us know that you plan on coming, please call  587-5252 or email Melissa.  You may also register online here. 


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2016 1st Quarter Table Tent

Engaging with the Chamber

chamber (8 of 35)Throughout the year, as we talk with YOU, the chamber members, the number one reason you invest in the chamber is the promotion and marketing opportunities. YOU have sited our website, networking events, and our
in-office marketing wall as the best way to promote and market.

If you’re thinking “yep- exactly” then I wish you a Happy New Year- now get back to work!

But, if you are thinking “what?!” then this is for YOU!

The Chamber isn’t just an organization you give money to each year for a window sticker, although it can be.

We really want to have YOU engaged, and active in the opportunities we offer.
Here are just a few options to be more engaged in the chamber, your business and the community:

Business After Hours– a monthly invitation to see a business from the inside, learning about what they do, what they offer and meeting their staff. Have you seen those emails and ignored them? Try the next one or two out- you’ll meet other chamber members, and it is always interesting to see what a business actually does. You never know- you may just find a business opportunity for yourself.

Events– most of our events are fundraisers, to keep the cost of membership low, but they are designed with YOUR business in mind. Opportunities to market your business name, your product and/or services. Your support of these events help us… help you. Try a booth at the Bring It Home Family Fun and Business Expo, or a Staffed Hole at the Golf Challenge. Both are low-cost marketing to be directly face to face with business people and the public.

Our Awesome Website– this sounds self-serving, but it is awesome because it is so easy for the visitor to find what they are looking for- YOU!

This website houses a portal and your very own webpage, where you control your marketing message. Since we re-designed our website, traffic has increased. Since we started advertising with our website, and not our logo, traffic has increased. #MuchInHutch
People are looking for YOU! This is a great way to:

  • Give general information about your business
    (some businesses can add photos, links to their website and more)
  • Advertise your events and classes
  • Advertise Job Openings
  • Share your business deals, coupons, and opportunities
  • Post Press Releases

Leadership Institute- Up the ante! Bring your understanding of the city, community and leadership to an entirely new level by participating in the Leadership Institute. The program runs from Sept- May and you won’t regret the investment of time or money. We surprise participants each year with the meaningful, productive content and the opportunity to do more in Hutchinson.

I could go on and on, but you have work to do- so jump on the phone, email or drop in the office to learn more about these opportunities and so much more.

Happy New Year- I hope 2016 is a year of great things for you!

December 2015 New Business Visits

In December 2015 the Hutchinson Ambassadors welcomed six new Hutchinson businesses.

Aspen DentalAspen
964 Hwy 15 S, Hutchinson
320-204-5064

Aspen Dental is committed to providing exceptional care that addresses both your short- and long-term oral health needs, believing that every mouth deserves a dental treatment, regardless if you have insurance or not.

 

Branded SolutionsBranded
19 Main St N, Hutchinson
320-552-1231

Your business is our business! Let us be your full service solution when it comes to your brand. We offer employee uniforms, corporate apparel, head wear, jackets and custom branded promotional products.

 

Goodwill/Easter Sealsgoodwill
1420 Montreal St SE, Hutchinson
320-234-5947

Goodwill is a non-profit store with a range of clothing, furniture, housewares and more! Donations and purchases support 6 services and 18+ programs providing job training and assistance for others.

 

Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW – The Straka GroupKW
19 Main St N, Hutchinson
612-703-0223

Keller Williams Realty, The Straka Group, is a professional real estate team dedicated to helping their clients with one of the most important transactions of their lives. They work hard to provide the most positive experience possible!

 

Landy Lodge Bar and Grilllandy
35 3rd Ave SE, Hutchinson
320-587-1010

Landy Lodge is a full service bar and grill where the lodge life is brought to the city without the long drive. Stop in for a burger and a brew, a cold one or cocktail, fresh fish or fine food. It’s “feel good” at its best.

 

NaNa’s Unforgettable Treasuresnana
36 Main St N, Hutchinson
763-221-3845

NaNa’s Unforgettable Treasures truly has a little something for everyone. Antiques, vintage, collectables, records, shabby chic, clothing, tools and more!

What’s Happening in December 2015

Holiday Business After Hours

The Hutchinson Ambassadors are excited to be hosting their Annual Holiday Business After Hours event.  This event, along with all business after hours events, are open to all Chamber Member business employees.  If you are the only primary rep with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us!

Join us for a festive evening of networking, food drinks, and prizes!
Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.
The Ambassadors will be holding a drawing for door prizes provided by
member businesses. *Must be present to win.

Wednesday, December 9
5-8pm
VFW Post 906

Pre-registration is strongly encourage.  Click here to register or call the Chamber at 587-5252.


New & Returning Chamber Members

Welcome to our new members!

Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW – The Straka Group

Interiors by Danielle

Divine Clean

Also, thank you to our renewing Members!

Colorlyne Directories, Inc.
Ecumen Oaks & Pines
Edward Jones – Kim Winter
Home State Bank
Hutchinson Toastmasters II
Jonny Block
New Discoveries Montessori Academy
New Era Financial Group, Inc.
RiverSong Music Festival
Robert Peterson
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Thrivent Financial


Community Awards

Community Award nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 30.  Each year the Hutchinson Chamber teams up with the Hutchinson Jaycees to thank the people in our community that are doing extraordinary things!  We all know a few people who deserve to be nominated, so take a few minutes and nominate them today.  These people rarely get the appreciation they deserve.

Nominations are being accepted for:
Business Person of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Young Leader of the Year (under 35 years of age)

To see a list of past winners, and to download the nomination form, click here.


Annual Banquet

We are excited for you to join us at our Annual Banquet!  January 22, 2016 – Mark it on your calendar now!

This year will be cozy and comfortable at the Crow River Winery.  The relaxed atmosphere is perfect to sit back, relax, savor a great meal, a few treats, and enjoy the company of people from our great community.

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Hospitality Group Meeting

After a great initial meeting in November, we have decided to move forward with this new engagement group.  If you are a retailer, restaurant, lodging property, attraction, or an activity base business, we would love for you to join us!  This is a great opportunity to bring you all together, have your voices be heard, and provide you with helpful information for your business.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:30am at the Hutchinson Chamber office.
If you have any questions, or want to let us know that you plan on coming, please call  587-5252 or email Melissa.


December Business of the Month

We are excited to highlight FRF Productions as our December FRF ProductionsBusiness of the Month!
To learn more about what Tony at FRF Productions does, please click here.


2015 in Review

chamber (8 of 35)Oh yes, it’s that time of year… we’ve finished off the turkey leftovers, scrambled through stores for those special items for gift giving… and now, it’s time to reflect back on the past year, before we jump feet first into 2016.

The Chamber is busy, busier than usual- which is AWESOME- we are helping our member businesses!

To read Mary’s article, please click here.


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2015 in Review

chamber (8 of 35)Oh yes, it’s that time of year… we’ve finished off the turkey leftovers, scrambled through stores for those special items for gift giving… and now, it’s time to reflect back on the past year, before we jump feet first into 2016.

The Chamber is busy, busier than usual- which is AWESOME- we are helping our member businesses!

So much has happened in 2015, and it could not have been done without all of you- so I thought it might be a nice time to reflect back….

  • We just finished up Small Business Saturday- thank you to all the businesses who participated and those who are in the middle of the Snowman Contest! Special thanks to Valley Sales of Hutchinson for providing the treats at the welcome stations, and to KDUZ/KARP for donating some additional prizes we gave out.
  • The Ambassadors hosted the first Small Business Summit, which was a great opportunity for small businesses to learn, share and connect. The Ambassadors work hard to fundraise, which allowed our small businesses to attend at no cost.  Mark your calendars for March 29, 2016 for the next Summit.
  • The 41st Annual Arts & Crafts Festival takes many, many, MANY volunteers. Thank you to the 50 some volunteers who make time to help. An additional shout-out to the City of Hutchinson, Park & Rec, and the Hutchinson Police for amazing help and support during the event.
  • Music in the Park filled Library Square with music and this year a movie. With themed nights, we were able to showcase more businesses and organizations. One of the biggest highlights was Citizens Bank Night, when we showed Wizard of Oz, and the raucous volunteers from Equul Access let kids paint the horse of a different color and threw squishy foam apples during the apple tree throwing scene- well played!
  • Part of our work is marketing Hutchinson to bring more people here to see, play, eat, sleep and do. With our many tourism partners, they have helped bring people to Hutchinson. This year we were able to thank several partners with Tourism Marketing Grants! Thank you for your help!
  • Does it sound like there is #MuchInHutch? There is, and thanks to McKimm Trucking and B&B Sports the message has been taken on the road- I cannot tell you how much I love seeing our information throughout our travels. Thank you Mike and Jeremy!
  • Agri-Business, Bring It Home, Golf, Leadership Design, and Made In McLeod Committees work diligently to support and promote many local industries. These passionate people are a joy to work with, and they know how to get things DONE!
  • Do you love seeing your event on the electronic marquee at the intersection of Hwy 7 & 15? Thanks to Citizens Bank and the Burich Family’s generosity, the marquee is back up and running, live and in color.

Finally, thank you to YOU! As a chamber member, your support, investment and commitment to our community benefits everyone. We are very lucky to live in a community that is thriving, vibrant, and progressive, and I thank you for your part in making Hutchinson a home we can be proud of!

Save the Date- Annual Banquet- January 22, 2016
Rustic Winter Wonderland- dress comfy, come for fun and food!

What’s Happening in November 2015

Small Business Saturday

SBS DateDo your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday and support our community in a big way!  Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite community events.  The smiles we see from store owners, and the shoppers, are what make this day stand out for us.  It’s always great to see so many people out shopping with loved ones, while supporting our local businesses. We hope to see you shopping in Hutchinson on November 28!

Businesses, this is your day to shine!  We want to help you with that.  Once again our Bring It Home Committee has some fun planned.  To learn about all the great ways you can participate click here.


Taste of the Holidays

2015 Ambassadors Taste of the Holidays PosterDo you have your tickets yet?!  Don’t wait to purchase yours, this event has sold out the last several years, and you don’t want to miss it!  Taste of the Holidays will be held Thursday, November 19 from 5-8pm at the Crow River Winery. Tickets are $15 in advance, and can be purchased from any Hutchinson Ambassador, or at our office.  If all the tickets are not sold before the event they will be $20 at the door.

This event will not only give your great holiday gift ideas, you will get to sample many tasty treats from many food and beverage vendors.  Come hungry, your tummy will thank you!

 

 


New & Returning Chamber Members

We would like to welcome our new members to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!

Fortiori Design, LLC

Landy Lodge Bar and Grill

Qdoba Mexican Grill

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

The Legal Professionals PA
Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Main Street Sports Bar
Innovative Foam
American Energy Systems, Inc
Pro Care Services
Terning & Ross Company
Joanie’s Catering, LLC


Community Awards & BanquetPicture1

Save the Date: January 22, 2016 –  Join us for the Hutchinson Chamber Annual Banquet!  This year will leave you feeling relaxed and cozy.  More information will be coming soon.

Community Awards will be awarded at the banquet.  Do you know someone in our community that is doing great things?  Nominate them today!  Awards are given for:

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Young Leader of the Year (under 35 years of age)

Click here to learn more, and to get the nomination form.


Lifelong Learning

chamber (8 of 35)You should know Carrie Bradshaw’s voice was in my head as I typed that title. I started with more questions than answers, hence my CB reference.

What made me think about Lifelong Learning? Well…

Click here to read Mary’s article!

 

 


Farm Fatigue Thank YouFarm Fatigue Tractor Logo

Each fall the Hutchinson Agri-Business Committee, along with the Glencoe Agri-Business Committee, gather donations of food, wellness, and safety items from Chamber Members.  The donated  items are packed and hand delivered to the local farmers out in the field during harvest time.  These items are sincerely appreciated by the farmers.  Thank you to all the businesses that donated items this year!

Farm Fatigue Thank You

 


Table Tent Deadline

Are you planning an event for January, February, or March 2016?  Make sure you get your event added to the Table Tents!  The deadline to add events for the 1st quarter is December 1.  The cost is $20/listing for Chamber Members and $30/listing for non-members.  We print 900 table tents, which are then delivered around the community.  An image of the table tent is also shared on social media.  The last time we shared an image of the table tent on our facebook page, it had over 2,000 views!  To submit an event email Melissa or call 234-0786.


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Lifelong Learning

chamber (8 of 35)You should know Carrie Bradshaw’s voice was in my head as I typed that title. I started with more questions than answers, hence my CB reference.

What made me think about Lifelong Learning? Well…

We were recently privileged to hear Mike Kutzke speak at the Hutchinson Ambassador’s Small Business Summit. Mike is a Dean of Instruction at Ridgewater, and is a self-proclaimed “lifelong learner.”

As he made my cheeks hurt more and more with laughter I couldn’t contain, I kept thinking about the phrase of “lifelong learner.” Aren’t we all lifelong learners, or shouldn’t we profess we are?

The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill;
The willingness to learn is a choice.
– Brian Herbert

So we make the choice, but in our “busy” world, we also need to make the effort.

I challenge you to schedule time to educate yourself on something which will enhance or build your business. I challenge you to do so in the next 30 days.

Topic Example:
A topic brought up several times in the past two days of interactions with groups is Generational Understanding. Follow (or visit) XYZ University and Sarah Sladek. Her work educating business people about millennials is fascinating, and USEFUL. For those of you nervous, frustrated, or perhaps just plain freaked out about this “young crowd of whipper snappers,” you should know this is the END OF WORK AS WE KNOW IT. And, these young up and comers are currently 34% of our work force. And, this generation will change how we work, lead and innovate. And yes, they are different, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care, engage or actually work… they do it differently than we do. They have had different experiences and influences in their lives.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
-Socrates

Ideas to find something interesting and meaningful:
Ask a friend or colleague for book recommendations on various topics.
Attend classes offered by your own vendors. I have received several “free” class offers this week from a number of businesses we work with.
Next time an article pops up on Facebook or Twitter, open the link and read it.
Crazy Idea Alert: go to the Library.

In an effort to support small businesses, the Ambassadors held their first Small Business Summit last month. The surveys were unanimous- attendees said YES, they would recommend this event to other small business owners/managers! So be watching for details for Summit 2016. Thank you to the Ambassadors for making this event accessible to all of our Chamber members!

Alright, so if you don’t know who Carrie Bradshaw is, it’s okay… you’re probably one of two generations I am sandwiched between, and you’ll turn out just fine. Google and YouTube will help educate you on the inquisitive, stylish, fictional writer. You just might learn something new.

 

What’s Happening in October 2015

Small Business Summit

Picture1One Day- Four Great, Informative Speakers- Many small Hutchinson business owners in one room.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge to help you as a small business owner to learn tangible information to help build your business. Let us nurture you for the day, FREE, thanks to the Hutchinson Ambassadors. Breakfast and lunch included.

What’s Your Style?
Mike Kutzke, Dean of Instruction, Ridgewater College
Learn how your personality affects your business, including employees, customers, vendors and more.

Navigating Conflict
Vickie Schoutz, HTI HR Generalist
We all have to have the difficult conversation; Vickie will help navigate through the conversations step by step.

Collecting Receivables
Dan Beckman, Gislason and Hunter
Learn how to collect on those outstanding invoices, and what your options are when dealing with late payments.

Little Fish in the Big Pond
Derik Schwanz, Ridgewater Marketing & Sales Instructor
Hear how you, as a small business owner, can and do, compete and contribute in the big picture.

This event is FREE to Chamber Members – up to two employees per business may attend for free. Additional employees $50/person. Non-Chamber Members $300. Click here to register.


Annual Banquet – Save the Date!

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Election of Board of Directors

In accordance with Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism By-Laws Article V, Sections 3, 4 and 5, the following candidates have been recommended to serve on the Board of Directors for the indicated terms.
Any questions or petitions may be directed to Mary Hodson and will be presented to the Nominating Committee.

Section 3 – Publicity
5.3.1 Upon receipt of the report of the Nominating Committee, the President shall be
instructed to notify the membership of the names of persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of petition as provided in these By-Laws. A list of the candidates so nominated shall be kept
on file in the Association office.

Section 4 – Petition
5.4.1 Additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least five (5) qualified members of the Association. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee within ten (10) days after notice has been
given of the names of those nominated. The determination of the Nominating Committee
as to the legality of the petition shall be final.

Section 5 – Determination
5.5.1 If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nomination shall be closed and the nominated slate of (5) candidates shall be declared elected upon a 2/3 vote approval by the Board of Directors at their regular October Board meeting.

5.5.2 If a legal petition presents additional candidates, the names of all candidates shall be arranged on the ballot in alphabetical order. Instructions will be to select five (5).
Identification shall be made on the ballot to identify those candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee. The usual election procedure shall prevail.

Recommend Candidate: Roman Bloemke (3 year term)


New & Returning Chamber Members

We would like to welcome our new members to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!

Goodwill/Easter Seals

Schumaci and Associates

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

e2 Electrical Services
Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
Home Source Electronics & Appliances
Hutchinson Hockey Association
Litchfield Chrysler Center
Mary Kay – Jessica Wendland
Mini Biff, LLC
St. Anastasia Catholic Community
Wildflower Properties, LLC


October Business of the MonthHACF_complete

The October Business of the Month is
Hutchinson Area Community Foundation!

Learn more about the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation here.


Business After Hours

MITGI-Logo-HRBusiness After Hours will be held Thursday, October 8 from 4-6pm at Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc. (MITGI)
Click here to register


Hutchinson Ambassadors2015 Hutchinson Taste of the Ho

In September the Hutchinson Ambassadors visited several new businesses in Hutchinson.  Click here to learn more about these new local businesses.

The Hutchinson Ambassadors will be hosting the Taste of the Holidays on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8pm at the Crow River Winery.  Advance tickets are $15, and will be sold after October 8 by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and at the Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism office. There are limited tickets each year, and this event has sold out several years now, so make sure to get your tickets early!

 


Thank You!

Arts and Crafts Thank You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADA Compliance for Hutchinson Businesses

Wheelchair GraphicADA compliance effects all business and building owners alike. In light of recent concerns with non-compliance, the Chamber, with the help of the State and Marshall Chambers, have put together the ADA: Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Audit and Plan packet. Our goal is to provide you with information to help prepare your business: a partial audit to help you recognize potential issues, a readily achievable barrier removal plan and information on resources that can help you with any questions and concerns. This packet is being made available for FREE to Chamber Members and non-members may contact the Chamber office at (320) 587-5252 for more information on how they can obtain this information. Upon completion of the audit, you will receive a decal stating that you have a readily achievable barrier removal plan in place. For more information on how to receive your packet, please contact us at (320) 587-5252.


Something from Mary

chamber (8 of 35)Quiz Time!
What do these events have in common?
Hutchinson Farmers Market, McLeod County Fair, Orange Spectacular, RiverSong Music Festival, the Elks Gun Show, MN Garlic Festival, MN Pottery Festival, Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo, B&B Sporting & RV Show, and the Legends of Rock Concert

What could these diverse events have in common, besides being held IN Hutchinson?

Click here to read Mary’s article

 


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What do these event have in common?

Quiz Time!

What do these events have in common?
Hutchinson Farmers Market, McLeod County Fair, Orange Spectacular, RiverSong Music Festival, the Elks Gun Show, MN Garlic Festival, MN Pottery Festival, Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo, B&B Sporting & RV Show, and the Legends of Rock Concert

What could these diverse events have in common, besides being held IN Hutchinson, MN?

They all received a 2015 Tourism Marketing Grant from the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism!

For the past couple of years, we have enjoyed granting money to events held here in Hutchinson. These grants help cover the expense of marketing outside of Hutchinson, drawing people TO our community. There really is #MuchInHutch! These events help the chamber bring more people to our beautiful and welcoming community.

Because of the popularity of this grant, we will be moving to a quarterly review basis, versus twice a year. Grant applications will be due in the same timeline as Table Tent submissions. The first of each of these months: December, March, June, and September.

Non-Profits and For-Profits may apply!

Here’s some basic criteria:

  • Event is IN Hutchinson, MN
  • Marketing available for grant is done OUTSIDE a 30 mile radius of Hutchinson
  • Chamber Logo (provided) is included in the marketing piece(s), or our name included on radio advertising

Applications will be going up on the website, and you can call us to email you one as well!

Tell your friends, co-workers, committees, and organizations about the Grant- we’d love to help events, as they help us and increase the traffic and awesomeness of Hutchinson. #MuchInHutch

September 2015 Ambassador Visits

In September the Hutchinson Ambassadors visited four new businesses in Hutchinson.  If you are a new business in Hutchinson, and would like the Ambassadors to visit you, please contact Matt by email or call 234-0789.

ACC Midwest_Hutch CabACC Midwest/LaBraatan Bus/Hutch Cab Company
115 Erie St SE – Hutchinson
320-455-9177
Eric and his time provide a variety of services from non-emergency medical transport to cab services.  If you have any transportation needs at all, give them a call.

 

 

AT&TAT&T
1310 Hwy 15 S, Suite 104 – Hutchinson
320-587-4852
AT&T has a fun, friendly atmosphere while providing support for current and potential AT&T customers.  They also have new phone and Direct TV available.

 

 

Nala Jean'sNala Jean’s
20072 Raven Ave – Hutchinson
320-234-9478
Nala Jean’s provides totally grain free, nutritional pet food.  These exceptional products range from kibble and raw food to treats and accessories.

 

 

The Pink Owl Resale BoutiqueThe Pink Owl Resale Boutique
Hutchinson Mall
320-583-0101
The Pink Owl specializes in gently used girls and women’s clothing and accessories.  On Wednesday through Saturday, the store takes in gently used clothing for cash or store credit.