Archives for December 2015

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!

Invite info - updated


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. 


More Information for You!

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!