Archives for February 2016

What’s Happening in March 2016

Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo

Bring It Home Expo Info

Has your business registered to join us for the Bring It Home Expo?  Take advantage of early bird pricing, and sign up before March 4!  This is a great community event to showcase your business at.  If you have questions please let us know, call us at 587-5252.  More information and registration can be found here.


Stop Shop Drop

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Join Hutchinson retailers, restaurants, and hotels for the Annual Stop Shop Drop event!  This is a great day to find deals all over town.  If you business has not signed up to participate yet, please contact Melissa by email or call
587-5252.  Click here to see a list of participating businesses. 


Music in the Park

March 4th is the last day to submit applications for Bands, Social Hosts, and Sponsorship for the 2016 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. Click here to learn more and for applications. 


New Members

At&T Spring Mobile

Citizens Investment Services, LLC

GAG Sheet Metal, Inc. Hutchinson

GAG Sheet Metal, Inc. New Ulm

Iron Jungle CrossFit

South Skyview Estate


Renewing Members

renewing members


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We are excited to highlight Little Crow Archery Club as our March Business of the Month

Click here to learn more about Little Crow Archery Club.

 


This is Your Call to Action!

A call to help yourself, a call to help our community, a call to help our young people, and a call to make our future, and that of our future leaders, better.

Click here to read Mary’s article. 


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Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors for Business After Hours on Thursday, March 10 from 4-6pm at BusinessWare Solutions.  You have a chance to win a HP Chromebook 11!

Click here to register.


Small Business Summit

The Hutchinson Ambassadors are proud to once again be hosting the Hutchinson Small Business Summit!  All Chamber Member businesses may send two employees for FREE!  Join us on Tuesday, March 29 from 8:50am-5pm at the Hutchinson Event Center.

Click here to learn more about the Small Business Summit.

Click here to register.


Hometown Golf Challenge

Can you believe we are already thinking about the Hometown Golf Challenge!  It’s great to know that we will all be on the golf course soon!  The Hometown Golf Challenge will be on Monday, July 25 at the Crow River Golf Club.  We have many different sponsorship opportunities, and hope you will consider being a sponsor.

Click here to view the Sponsorship options.

Player registration will be available June 1, 2016.


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This is your call to ACTION!

This is a call to ACTION:
A call to help yourself, a call to help our community, a call to help our young people, and a call to make our future, and that of our future leaders, better.

Better than? What?
Better than us looking cross-eyed at “that millennial generation.”
Better than our businesses desperately trying to fill positions with no qualified applicants.
Better than what is.

How?
Offer a mentorship, apprenticeship, job shadowing, or internships through the TigerPath Program.
Learn more about TigerPaths here: http://www.isd423.org/hs/tpa/
Provide hands-on, specific experiences for students who are trying to whittle down their education and career choices from 100,000 to maybe just five. Inspire our very smart, multi-tasking, tech-saavy students to build, count, design, create, serve, discover, research or 100 other things you do in your daily work. Give them the opportunity to discover what any number of industries really provide in the workforce.

Why?
Inspiring our kids at local Hutchinson businesses, brings about the possibility of keeping them (or bringing them back) here, to work here, to build a life, participate in community, raise a family……Here.

We will have workforce issues for a while, a few years, okay, a couple of decades. According to Miles Seppelt, Hutchinson Economic Development Authority Director, “We have a significant workforce shortage in Hutchinson. The schools in Hutchinson are graduating 220-240 each year. Our resources are right here. What better way to fill our jobs, than to give our kids the experiences they need to fill our jobs?”

This is your call to ACTION:
I ask you to consider accepting my challenge to engage in this community-wide program to give students an open door pass to learn alongside of you and your employees.
I ask you to call or email me, with your show of support as a business that wants to be part of the solution.
Send me who/how to contact directly for these learning opportunities, what types of skills/industries are/can be involved, and how many students you can manage throughout the year.
Example: You may be a manufacturing company, but have the ability to showcase accounting or customer service to a student.