Archives for August 2015

What’s Happening in August 2015

Hutchinson Leadership InstituteLeadership Logo

We’ve given you a few months to think about this, are you ready?!  This is a decision you will not regret.  Registration forms are available here.  If you still have questions, such as what the time commitment  is, when the group meets, or other questions, please email Mary or call 234-0785.


New & Returning Chamber Members

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

ACC Midwest Transport/Hutch Cab Company

Branded Solutions

Family Heritage – Bethany Loether

We also want to thank our renewing Members!
Ag Systems
Evergreen Apartments
Hutchinson Dental Center
Kwik Trip
Maytag Laundry, Tanning and Car Wash
Meshed Designs
New Century Academy
Papa Murphy’s
ServiceMaster Cleaning
Standard Printing
Vivid Image, Inc.

Member on the Move!
Visit Southwest Eye Care at their new location 218 Main Street #105 – Hutchinson


Farm Fatigue

Farm Fatigue Tractor LogoWith the wonderful summer we have had the crops will be plentiful this fall.  Each harvest season, our Agri Business committee works hard to deliver buckets of goodies to our farmers in the fields in McLeod County. If your business is interested in supplying goodies, or money for this program, please complete and return the Farm Fatigue Commitment Form.

 


August Business of the MonthPrimary Eye Care 1

Primary EyeCare is our August Business of the Month!

Learn more about Primary EyeCare here.

 


Mary’s Article

chamber (8 of 35)Have you ever noticed the commercials showing someone in the midst of a random act of kindness for another person, and then the pay-it-forward effect for the remainder of the commercial? It ends with someone helping the first person in the video. A nice example of when you put something out into the world, it comes back to you.    Continue reading Mary’s article here.

 


Business After Hours

Hometown Realty2The August Business After Hours will be held at Hometown Realty on Wednesday, August from 4-6pm.
Watch your email for the e-invitation and registration.

 


Hometown Golf Challenge

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our annual golf challenge, and to all our sponsors!  We hope you enjoyed the day.  If you want to join us next year, make sure to put the Hutchinson Chamber Golf Challenge on July 25, 2016! Pictures from this event have been posted on our Facebook page.

Golf Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Small Business Summit

Do you own a small business?  Well, this event is for you! This is a day for your business to gain knowledge and be inspired to “keep on keepin’ on!” More details will be available soon, but add Tuesday, October 13th to your calendar!


Table Tents

The deadline to submit events for the 4th quarter (October, November, December) table tents is September 1!  To submit an event, email Melissa or call 234-0786.  Also, if you submit an event to the table tents, make sure to add it to the online community calendar.  The community calendar averages about 100 views a day, so don’t forget to utilize it! Submitting an event to the community calendar may be done through your chamber member portal.


More Information for Your Business to Grow

Garlic Fest Poster 2015West Central SanitationNUtel_BBH_Hutch

Random Acts of Kindness

chamber (8 of 35)Have you ever noticed the commercials showing someone in the midst of a random act of kindness for another person, and then the pay-it-forward effect for the remainder of the commercial? It ends with someone helping the first person in the video. A nice example of when you put something out into the world, it comes back to you.

“We were born to unite with our fellow men,
and to join in community with the human race.” Cicero

This past month, our community witnessed so many random acts of kindness, I feel these can’t just go by the wayside. Hutchinson pulled together for many families in our community who have said goodbye too early in life, and for those facing devastating accidents and the accompanying aftermath.

I posted on Facebook about my pride for the community of Hutchinson coming together when others are in need; but what does community really mean?

Two definitions came up when I searched:

  1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

We stay in this community, seemingly for the sense of community.

We care about others. We care about you. You care about me.

We care about health, family, education, a common sense of being….here.

The next time you see someone drop something, pick it up. Open a door. Give someone a ride.

The next time you want to criticize, stop. Maybe just give them a smile of encouragement instead… I bet they need it.

Thank you Hutchinson for being a community I am proud to be part of. When you give your time, your resources, your talents, your treasures…. You are appreciated by many, whether spoken or unspoken.

-Mary Hodson