Archives for March 2020

Hutchinson Businesses during COVID-19

SUBJECT TO CHANGE- Please check back daily for updates. Last Updated 4.06.2020 at 9:00am
Not all businesses are included in our listings.
Chamber Members are highlighted.

Ace Hardware

Normal business hours
320-587-8888
www.acehardware.com

Allina Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment

By appointment only. Call for assistance 320-234-5110

Animal Medical Center on Crow River

Normal business hours
320-587-4044
http://www.besthutchinsonvet.com

Aldi
Adjusted hours 9am-7pm
Exclusive hours for vulnerable customers Tues & Thurs 8:30am – 9:30am

Art Center

Closed until April 3rd
320-587-7278

Ashley Furniture

Closed 3/27 – 4/11
Warehouse and delivery operations will continue during this time.
Online shopping is available at  www.AshleyHomeStore.com

Beeler Chiropractic
Open normal business hours with extra sanitation practices in place
Mon &  Wed: 8am – 6pm
Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8am -5pm

Benny’s Meat Market

Normal business hours- WILL DELIVER
Additional grocery items available
320-587-2622

Carly’s Shoes

Closed as of 3/27 5pm
320-587-8356

CarpetsPlus Color Tile

Open by appointment only
320-587-6070      https://carpetspluscolortilehutchinson.com/

Cashwise

Adjusted hours 6am-8pm
*First hour is reserved for At Risk Individuals
320-587-7655 http://www.cashwise.com

Pharmacy hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

CenBank

Lobby is by appointment only, Drive-Thru is OPEN
Regular hours: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm     Sat CLOSED
320-587-2265

Cenex – Adams St Location
Temporary Hours
Mon – Fri 6am – 8pm
Sat & Sun 7am – 8pm

Citizens Bank & Trust

Lobby is closed, Drive-Thru open Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm     Sat 9am – Noon
320-587-2233    www.cbhutch.com

City of Hutchinson

Click this link to find information about all city services & businesses

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Clay Coyote

Gallery is closed, but online shopping is available
320-587-2599     https://www.claycoyote.com/shop/

Common Cup Ministry

-BACKPACK WEEKEND BAGS are available M-Th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm in back of the Hutch Common Cup office. They will NOT be available at the school lunch distribution sites. Please only take if your child has been receiving bags throughout the school year. Your child may only take one bag per week.
-The March 31st HUTCH DIAPER DISTRIBUTION will take place. Please drive to the back of the Hutch office, stay in your car and Bev will bring the diapers to you.
-FARE FOR ALL will be held as a drive-thru style at the Event Center on Thursday, April 2nd from 3pm-5pm. Credit cards or ebt only.

THERE WILL BE NO OFFICE APPOINTMENTS AT COMMON CUP MINISTRY UNTIL MAY 1ST
CALL 320-587-2213 TO VISIT PER PHONE AND OUR DIRECTOR WILL WORK WITH EACH CASE INDIVIDUALLY
Also, Common Cup is not accepting any donations at this time.
320-234-8344      common-cup.org

Crow River Golf Club

Open Thursday & Friday for Curbside Orders
Orders can be placed between 3-5pm and picked up 5-7pm
Menu provided on link below
http://www.crowrivergolf.com

CVS Pharmacy at Target
M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm.

Crow River Floral

Will Close Friday 3/27 until further notice
320-587-3110

Crow River Winery

Will Deliver to Hutchinson & Silver Lake. Shipping available to any MN Address for $5. Minimum order of $35.
Visit crowriverwinery.com to order

Duane Jindra Crop Insurance Agency L.L.C.

Open normal business hours (Mon. – Fri.  9am – 5pm)
320-587-2612

Dundee Floral
Closed

Edward Jones

Open normal business hours (M – F 8:30am – 5pm)
Open for over the phone, WebEx and mail methods.
320-234-5939      Edward Jones

Evergreen Apartments:
 The office is currently closed to in-person visits but able to assist residents & customers.
320-587-9432 or email at: snelson@lloydmanagementinc.com

Factory Direct

Closed 3/27 – 4/11
Warehouse and delivery operations will continue during this time.
Online shopping is available at www.fdfonline.com

Faith Lutheran Church

No worship services on location. Staff  available for calls, emails, one-on-one visits. Worship will be on the radio & regular cable TV & Facebook sessions. Please check their website for regular updates.
FaithLC.com           320-587-2093 

Family Video
Closed until further notice.  Rentals can be returned to dropbox.

Farm Bureau Financial- Ryan Elbert

Mon. – Thur.  8am – 5pm    Fri.-  8am – 4:30pm
Lobby is closed, but available by phone
320-587-0466

Five Star Financial – John Sanken

Regular Business Hours
320-587-6669

Fun Sports of Hutchinson

Full service department. Pick-up & delivery available for vehicles
Will ship or do curb-side pick up for parts
Monday & Thursday: 9am – 7 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9am – 2 pm
320-587-9505       Fun Sports of Hutchinson

Genesis Salon & Enso Spa

Closed until May 1st
April 1st – available for retail sales for curbside pickup
320-587-7117 

Goodwill

Closed until further notice
320-234-5947

Hager Jewelry

Open (Doors locked)  Mon. -Fri. 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 4th Hager Jewelry will be Closed
Call 587-2230 for appointments or when you arrive. Feel free to go to back door and ring the doorbell for service.
http://www.hagerjewelry.com

HomeSource

Open Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm
Sat 9am – 4pm
https://www.thehomesourcestore.com/
320-234-6700

Hutchinson Event Center

Closed until further notice.
http://www.hutchinsoneventcenter

Hutchinson Health

Visitor restrictions & appointment guidelines available online
COVID-19 Update

Hutchinson Mall

Closed until further notice
320-587-5956

Hutchinson Public Library
Closed until further notice. Please do not return items to the library at this time. Due dates for all items have been extended. All April & May library programs and events are canceled/indefinitely postponed.  https://www.hutchinson.lib.mn.us/

Holiday Gas Station

Beginning 3/23 adjusted hours: 5am-11pm, 24 hour pumps when paying with card.
Limited hot food options.

Jay Malone Motors

No vehicles sales. Open for service!
320-587-4748

Keller Williams- The Broll Team

Office Open by appointment only.
320-587-4242
http://thebrollteam.com

Kock’s Jewelry

Temporarily Closed until Further Notice

Kwik Trip

Open 24 hours a day.

Lamb Shoppe

Beginning Saturday, March 21st, Hours will be Mon – Sat. 10am – 2pm.
Classes postponed. Still available are phone-In Shopping & wellness consultations via phone or zoom.
320-587-6094
http://lambshoppe.com

Liquor Hutch

Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Debit/Credit cards only NO CASH Purchases

Maurices

Closed until further notice

McLeod County COVID-19 Updates

Phone line with recordings from Public Health employees with information and updates about COVID-19. Call 320-484-4369.

McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf

2020 MN FoodShare March Campaign has been EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2020!
donation drop hours are 3pm-8pm
Donations are welcome anytime before then but it may be wise to check our website or Facebook page for the most current hours. We are doing all we can to remain open and available for service for as long as possible!

McLeod Title

Open normal business hours (M – F 8am – 5pm)
320-587-6239         http://www.mcleodtitle.com

Mediacom


Menards
Children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in the store due to COVID-19.
Adjusted hours: Mon-Sat 6am-8pm, Sun 8am-7pm
320-587-0027

MidCountry Bank

Drive-thru only
320-234-4500      http://www.midcountry.bank

New Journey UCC

Closed office, please call for assistance
10am Sunday worship service via Zoom
320-587-2125       http://newjourneyucc.org

Novation

Starting Monday, March 23rd the office will be closed
e-Services/night drop/ATM only
320-587-4666 for all inquires

Outdoor Motion

Open normal business hours:   Mon-Thurs 10am – 6pm,     Fri 10am – 5pm,       Sat 10am – 3pm
https://www.outdoormotionbikes.com/

PetSmart

Offering curbside pick up for online & phone orders
Mon – Sat 9am – 7pm     Sun 10am – 7pm
320-587-4335

Piehl Hanson Beckman P.A.

Temporary Adjusted hours until April 14th
Mon, Tues, Thur 8am – 6pm
Wed, Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun – Closed

Primary Eyecare

Emergency & Urgent vision concerns only. Please call to order contact lenses.
Mon – Fri 8am-5pm
*Effective 3/18- 3/27
320-587-4744
http://www.primaryeyecare2020.com

RAM Buildings

Open Mon. – Fri 8am-5pm
https://rambuildings.com/
320-485-2844

Ridgewater

Please refer to this link for the most recent information:
https://ridgewater.edu/covid-19/
Please contact Covid19@ridgewater.edu with any questions

Runnings

Normal business hours Mon – Fri 8am – 9pm,    Sat 8am – 6pm,   Sun 9am – 6pm
320-587-7104
www.runnings.com

Sally Beauty
Closed until April 9th
Order online at sallybeauty.com
Mon-Sat  10am – 6pm       Sun 11am – 5pm

SouthPoint

Drive-thru only
http://www.southpointfinancial.com
Text UPDATE to 44394 for updates

Southwest Eye Care

Urgent / Emergency Care only. Call to order contact lenses
Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5pm
320-587-2593
www.southwesteyecare.net

St. Anastasia Catholic Community

All Masses have been suspended until March 31st.
Daily Masses will be streamed on Facebook at their normal time.
During weekend Mass times, Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the church with the distribution of Communion.  Weekend Mass will be on local channel 10 HCVN on Sundays at 7:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm.
www.stanastasia.net

Starbucks- Target location
Closed

Stepping Stone Therapeutic

Mon & Tues 8am – 8pm,  Wed & Thurs 8am -6pm,  Fri 8am – 4pm
Check the website for any updates https://steppingstonetherapeutic.com/
Telehealth appointments available

Target
Adjusted hours 7am-9pm
Returns & Exchanges Suspended  until 4/11
*First Hour each Wednesday is reserved for At Risk Individuals
320-587-7113

Today’s Driving School

Suspended all behind the wheel sessions.

Tri County Water

Normal office hours 7:30am – 4:30pm
Offering curbside pickup for water and salt needs
320-587-2950    http://www.treatmywater.com

Twice is Nice

Closed until further notice
320-587-8277

Valley Sales of Hutchinson

No Sales.
Service     Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm,   Sat 9am -Noon
Also offers drop off and delivery services
320-587-2240

Walgreens

Store hours: daily 9am-9pm
Pharmacy hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Drive-Thru offers medication, limited grocery & household pick-ups

Walmart

Adjusted hours 7am- 8:30pm
*Each Tuesday is reserved for At Risk Individuals 6am-7am
Additional steps will be taken to promote social distancing and control customer flow in and out of our store. Our General Merchandise doors will remain closed and we will create queue lines to enter and exit our grocery side doors. 
320-587-1020

Walmart Pharmacy

Open 9am-8pm with a lunch break from 1:30-2pm
Tuesdays from 6am-8am are reserved for senior citizens over 60

Wendorff Insurance

Lobby closed, please call during business hours Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm,   Friday-8am-12pm
320-587-3230    http://www.wendorffinsurance.com/

Yamaha Motorsports
Mon – Fri  9am- 5:30pm        Sat 9am – 1pm
320-587-2980

Hutchinson Take-Out & Delivery Options

SUBJECT TO CHANGE- please check back daily for updates. Last Updated 4.03.2020
Note all restaurants are included in our listings.
Chamber Members are highlighted.

 

Applebees

Carside & Delivery available 11am-9pm, subject to change
320-421-0400  ask about delivery availability
Limited menu www.applebees.com

Arby’s
Same hours, drive-thru only

Below Zero Frozen Yogurt

Not yet open for the season

Benny’s Meat Market

Normal Business Hours- WILL DELIVER
Additional Grocery Options available
320-587-2622

Bobbing Bobber Brewery

Call for specific hours of Growler Sales and food truck schedule
(320) 455-4999
www.bobbingbobber.com

Buffalo Wild Wings

Hours of Operation:  11am – 10pm
Takeout Orders via Carryout and Curbside plus now Delivery to Businesses (call in orders only)
Phone in orders 320-234-9453
www.buffalowildwings.com (or Buffalo Wild Wings App)

Burger King
7am-12am drive-thru only

Caribou/Einstein Bagels

M-Th 5am-8pm,  F 5am-9pm,  Sa 6am-9pm, Su 6am-8pm
Drive-Thru remains open
1100 MN 15
(320) 345-3339
ebcatering.com (use Caribou App for ordering ahead of the line)

Caribou in Cashwise

Carry out only
Monday – Sunday 630am -630pm

Casey’s

Same Business as usual
320-234-9635
http://www.caseys.com

Cashwise Deli

No catering, grill, hot case. Salad and meats prepackaged only.
320-587-7655
https://www.cashwise.com/

Chip Shots Grill & Bar (Oakdale Golf Club)

Take-out Friday & Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Limited menu.
Please call ahead 320-587-0525 between 12:00-5:00 with your order and requested pick up time.

Common Cup Ministry

-BACKPACK WEEKEND BAGS are available M-Th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in back of the Hutch Common Cup office. They will NOT be available at the school lunch distribution sites.
-The March 31st HUTCH DIAPER DISTRIBUTION will take place. Please drive to the back of the Hutch office, stay in your car and Bev will bring the diapers to you.
320-234-8344

Country Kitchen

Closed
countrykitchenrestaurants.com

Crow River Golf Club

Thursday & Friday take out.
Orders can be place between 3-5pm and pick up between 5-7pm
Menu- Scroll down a bit

Crow River Nutrition

Curbside / door-side pickup
Call (320)587-4616 to place an order
Check out social media for shake/tea menu
Prefer card payment or exact change

Crow River Winery

Take out and curbside pickup orders of wine, cider, and our Bistro menu
11am-7pm every day of the week
Call 320-587-2922 to order
CrowRiverWinery.com to see the menu

Culver’s

Drive-thru open daily, 10am to 10pm.
Call in orders will be accepted and need to be picked up in the drive-thru line.
320-234-8333
www.culvers.com

Dairy Queen

Closed

Domino’s
Business as usual

Dunn Bros
Drive-Thru open 5:30am, nightly hours may vary

Elks

Closed until further notice
www.hutchelks.org

El Loro
Carry out & Delivery Only
320-587-0911

Greener Pastures Co-Op
Carry-out only
Grocery options available
320-434-1118

Happy Panda
Same hours, carry out only

Hardee’s
Drive-Thru Only
M – Thurs  6am -10pm, Friday- 6am- 11pm
Saturday  6am – 11pm, Sunday 7am -10pm

Hutch Cafe

Closed
320-587-2438

Jimmy John’s
Drive-Thru, Delivery & Take-out
Expanded delivery area
10:30am – 8pm
320-234-2222   www.jimmyjohns.com

Jimmy’s Pizza

Take out or Delivery
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-1:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Thurs 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-10, closed Sunday
Phone orders: 320-587-7633
Online orders:  www.jimmyspizzahutch.com (option for contact-free delivery!)

Kings Wok
Carry Out Only, 11am-8:30pm

Main Street Sports Bar

11am- Daily open time (hours subject to change)
Curbside and Deliveries, New! Pizza Kits available for carry out
Order via phone 320-587-2760
Order Oline www.mssbpizza.com

McCormicks Family Restaurant

9am-7pm Limited Menu
Call for take-out 320-587-4417
FB and mccormicksfamilyrestaurant.com

McDonald’s

Same Hours, Drive-Thru available
Use mobile app for curbside
www.mcdonalds.com

Muddy Cow

Closed
muddycowbar.com/hutchinson

North Star BBQ
Bundles available, contact via Facebook or (612)720-5390
https://www.facebook.com/North-Star-BBQ-162570517092353/

Papa Murphys Pizza

Pick Up window, credit and debit only
Su-Th 10am-9pm Fr & Sa 10am-10pm
Order 320-234-9696 and www.PapaMurphys.com

Pizza Hut
Business as usual

Pizza Ranch

11am-7pm Delivery and Pick Up
320-587-0123
pizzaranch.com

Qdoba

Online or call in for curbside pick up
320-587-8279
www.qdoba.com

Sonora’s

Closed

Squeaky’s Bar and Grill

Closed
squeakysgrillandbar.com

Starbucks- Target Location
Closed until further notice

Subway – Highway 7 West

Monday – saturday 8-9pm, Sunday 9am -9pm
Order onsite or in advance:
By calling 320-587-3074
Place order online at order.subway.com  or download the Subway App for your phone

Subway – Highway 15 South
Order on the Subway App, carry out only
10am – 8pm

Taco Bell
7am-12am, Drive-Thru Open

Taco Johns
Drive-Thu Open
Monday – Sunday 8am -8pm

Tokyo Grill
Take-out
Mon, Wed, Th 11am-10pm; Fr- 11am-10:30pm; Sa 12-10:30pm; Su 11am-9:30pm
Call 410-972-7586 to place orders

VFW

Closed
Location Info

ZELLAS

Wed-Fri 11pm-2pm and 4pm-7pm,    Sat 4pm-7pm
Closed- Sun, Mon & Tues
Call ahead at 320-587-9463
Menus: www.zellas.net/menus
Credit card payment by phone only
Curbside pickup, call upon arrival
Now delivering within city limits from 4-7pm!

 

Business Resources for COVID-19 Impact

Business Resources for COVID-19 Impact
updated 4.3.2020 2:30pm

MN COVID-19 Website

WHAT PROGRAM CAN I USE RIGHT NOW?

CARES Act – US Chamber

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act final

 

MN CHAMBER/DEED WEBINAR for STAYATHOME Ex. Order 30 minutes

EXECUTIVE ORDERS from Governor Walz 3.25.2020

CRITICAL SECTOR WORKER EXEMPTION GUIDANCE updated list 3/27/2020

MN CHAMBER COVID 19 TOOLKIT

SBA Disaster Loan Website has been updated

WEBINAR For SBA Disaster Loan

If you have employees who CAN work from HOME, they SHOULD work from home, whether your industry/work is deemed critical or not.

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index

Updates on Governor Walz’s Executive Orders

Still Open: Facilities

  • Frequent and deeper cleaning of the office and home.
  • Social Distancing guidelines should be followed.
  • Minimize the opportunity for face to face, hand to surface contact.
  • basics: wash your hands, don’t touch your face.

People

  • Keep communicating with your customers, and stay active on social media. Let your customers know that you are open for business, or remind them how you can help. Let them know what you are doing to protect their health as well.
  • Keep communicating with your team as well. They need your leadership and certainty.
  • Finalize work strategies and protocols should you need folks to work from home, or make changes to staffing. There are a number of great tools out there that can maximize productivity, and cloud storage like GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive are increasingly cost effective.
  • If you are in retail or service or another public facing business, what can you do to protect both your customer base and your employees? Leverage technology and easy pick-up or delivery, for example. • How will you handle travel?
  • For meetings with large groups, consider moving online. You can still get the work done, and it may actually save you time. Zoom, GoToMeetings, Microsoft Teams are all great tools for this.
  • if you have employees being laid off, they should go here to apply for unemployment 
    Anyone who has paid into Unemployment Insurance (MN UI) is eligible to receive benefits

thinkLOCAL

Stay informed and look for information from reliable and trusted sources, including:

 

What’s Happening March 2020!

Celebrate Business Connection’s 1 Year Chamberversary!

Business Connection logo

Can you believe it has been one year since the first Business Connection in Hutchinson?

A special thank you to the March host of Business Connection – HealthSource.

Business Connection is a morning networking event that takes place at a Chamber business on the first Friday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Chamber Members are invited to gather, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, and share a quick update or information on their business/organization. We will always have a Chamber update for you as well.

Door prizes will be given out, so make sure you bring your business card to be entered into the drawing. This networking opportunity is a great way to know people in the community and keep in touch with Hutch!

If you are part of a Chamber business/organization and interested in attending, please register online via the link provided below. Multiple guests per organization are welcome, just remember to register!

Please join us for the Next Chamber Business Connection at:

April and May Business Connection will be canceled as we comply with CDC recommendations for social distancing. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you when our networking events start again.


Business After Hours is a great way to learn about businesses in Hutchinson and network with fellow Chamber Members. Get behind the scenes access to our local businesses… see what they make, do, or provide for our community. This monthly event is open to all Chamber Member business employees or by a Chamber invitation. Registration is advised. Businesses interested in hosting a Business After Hours event, or seeking more information should email the Hutchinson Ambassadors.

If you are the only primary representative with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us! Preregistration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

 

April & May Business After Hours will be canceled as we comply with CDC recommendations for social distancing. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you when our networking events start again.


Maximize Your Membership!

Hot Deals for Chamber Members — Are you running any specials for your business? Maybe you are a retail store with a buy-one-get-one offer, or a service provider that’s offering discounted rates. Post these events on ExploreHutchinson.com to gain exposure to our wide audience. When you post a Hot Deal, an email is sent out to Chamber Members with details on the deal as well. This benefit is included with your Chamber Membership!

Click on the image below for instructions or call the Chamber with questions.



2019 Hometown Golf Challenge Snow Golfing

2020 Annual Hometown
Golf Challenge

There is “SNOW” better time to start thinking about the Annual  Hometown Golf Challenge!!!

On Monday, July 27, the Chamber will host a construction themed Annual Hometown Golf Challenge at the Crow River Country Club. The golf event is open to the public, for all levels of experience, and is fun for all!


Business of the Month

March’s Business of the Month is Chamber Member Phoenix Drumline.

This local non-profit has served the Hutchinson community for over 25 years. The drum line features those entering 7th grade to age 22. They have a summer and a winter season, and welcome new members. To learn more about Phoenix Drumline click here.

www.phoenixdrumline.org

 

The Chamber’s Business of the Month program is a free marketing opportunity that is only available to Chamber Members. The featured business will be interviewed on KDUZ by Mary, the business logo and company information will be featured on the Chamber’s website for one month, in the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, and will be highlighted by the Chamber in the Hutchinson Leaders’ business section.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Mary or call Mary at the Chamber.


Hutchinson Ambassadors

Hutchinson Ambassadors business logoThe Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social arm of the Hutchinson Chamber by actively supporting and promoting Hutchinson and its surrounding business community.

The Ambassador’s Facebook page is a great place to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.

You may have seen our Ambassadors around town – you can recognize them by their blue shirts and friendly smiles. They welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

February’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • Sport Clips
  • Jimmy John’s

Renewing Chamber Members

We  want to thank the following members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • Allina Health Home Care Services
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Bergmann Interiors, LLC
  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Carly’s Shoes
  • Country Kitchen
  • Crow River Drumline Association / Phoenix Drumline and Phoenix Phlyers
  • Crow River Glass
  • Crow River Wheelers
  • Crow River Winery
  • Culver’s
  • David Larson Financial and Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Edina Realty, Inc.
  • Edward Jones – Nick Pederson
  • Genesis Salon and Ensospa
  • Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival
  • Jeff Stamer Farms Partnership
  • Kids Inc Child Care
  • McCormick’s Family Restaurant
  • Minnesota Garlic Festival
  • NRG – The Networking Referral Group
  • Shoe Sensation
  • TDK Hutchinson Technology, Inc.
  • Today’s Women of Hutchinson

Business logo for PLUSE

Professionals Under 40 Leading Socializing and Educating

PULSE, a committee of the Hutchinson Chamber, is a group of  Professionals Under the age of 40 who asked themselves the same question and then created the answer. Our goal is to help young people in the Hutchinson area become better Leaders, create a concrete Social network with professional value, and continue to Educate themselves on important life and business topics.

PULSE meets for Lunch & Learn events on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, January – May & September – December  from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Squeaky’s Grill and Bar. The events are free to attend, a $10 lunch option is available.

Like the PULSE Facebook page to get the latest event information and registration links.

The group also gets together at quarterly social events.  Refer to the printable image below for the 2020 schedule.

*Update: PULSE Lunch & Learn events for April & May 2020 have been canceled.


Quarter 3 Table Tent Deadline is June 1, 2020!Chamber Table Tent Entry Form - blank

The Chamber prints and delivers over 900 table tents around the community. Are you looking for a way to boost an upcoming Hutchinson event? Make sure you get your event added to the Chamber’s table tents. The cost is $30 per event listing for community members, and Chamber Members receive a $10 discount per event listing.

Also, if you submit an event to our table tents, make sure to add it to our 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 or directly on the Community Calendar page!

The deadline for Quarter 3 (July, August & September 2020) is June 1, 2020.

If you want to submit an event for an upcoming table tent click the image above to open a .pdf entry form, or complete an online entry HERE . Payment can be mailed, dropped off, or made over the phone.

If you want table tents delivered to your business or if you have any questions, please contact the Chamber by phone 320-234-0786 or by email info@explorehutchinson.com.

 


Something from Mary!

Mary Hodson
It’s the Final Countdown…

to the Main Street 2020 Project.

The rest of Mary’s article can be found on March’s Something from Mary blog.

 


Save the Date!

  • MARCH
    6       Business Connection
    11     PULSE Lunch & Learn
    12     Business After Hours – B&B Sports & RV

    APRIL
    3     Business Connection – Canceled
    8     PULSE Lunch & Learn – Canceled
    9     Business After Hours – Canceled

    MAY
     1        Business Connection – Canceled
    13      PULSE Lunch & Learn -Canceled
    14      Business After Hours – Canceled
    20      Leadership Institute 2018-2019 Graduation

    JUNE
    5      Business Connection
    5      Dairy Day

    JULY
    27   Chamber Golf Event – Crow River Golf Club

    AUGUST
    7    Business Connection

    SEPTEMBER
    4           Business Connection
    9           PULSE Lunch & Learn
    18/19      46th Arts & Crafts Festival
    18/19     Taste of Hutchinson
    24/25     Leadership Institute 2020-2021 Begins

    OCTOBER
    -Farm Fatigue Buckets Delivered-
    2     Business Connection
    14    PULSE Lunch & Learn
    8     Business After Hours

    NOVEMBER
        6   Business Connection
    11   PULSE Lunch & Learn
    19   Taste of the Holidays
    28   Small Business Saturday

    DECEMBER
    Crop Management Input Seminar
    4   Business Connection
    9   PULSE Lunch & Learn

March 2020 – Business of the Month

This month’s featured business is Phoenix Drumline.www.phoenixdrumline.org

History:

Phoenix Drumline is a non-profit organization that has been part of the Hutchinson community for about 26 years.  Phoenix has two distinctly different seasons.  It is currently the peak of the winter competitive season.  Terry Lillis, the instructional director, leads the efforts to put on a performance that never fails to disappoint.  For those who aren’t familiar with the winter program, it is similar to Hutchinson High School’s new field marching program, but with percussion instruments only. The other season is summer parade season.  This is what Hutchinson and the area communities know Phoenix Drumline for.  Who doesn’t love a parade with a drumline, right?  Very fun, very playful.  Summer is a more casual season compared to winter.   Shane Matter, the summer instructor takes the kids through the basics and sets them up for a successful season.  Many don’t realize that to be in Phoenix, you can be in winter or summer, or both seasons.

 

What to Know:

Phoenix is dedicated to developing young people not only musically, but they also work hard to develop young leaders.  For those who saw the Hutchinson High School’s field show program under the direction of Kevin Kleindl and want to be ahead on your marching skills, Phoenix is an AWESOME skill builder for field marching, percussionist or not.  Even though it is winter, planning for the summer season has already begun.  If you are interested in learning more about Phoenix Drumline, attend the Summer open house at the High School Band Room on April 7th at 6:30pm.  If you are finishing up 6th grade up to age 22 and are curious about what they do, stop by!

 

The Current Season:

This year’s winter program What She Had Done, the Lizzie Borden story is very dark in comparison to last year’s show What Baking Can Do.  The preliminary competition is in Burnsville on March  28 and the season finishes on April 4th for MPA finals at Mariucci arena at the U of M. The summer season includes parades and community service events that qualify for service hours (Relay for Life, Water Carnival parades, for example).  Sometimes we get to do really cool impromptu things like perform at the Super Bowl Live events!

Important Fact!:

You DO NOT need to know how to play piano to be a member, nor do you even need to know how to read music.  Phoenix Drumline takes everyone and finds an instrument that fits the member.  The only requirement is to have dedication to practice, practice, practice, and also to have fun!

What would you like people to know about the Chamber?

The Chamber does so much to boost our community and local businesses.  You are EVERYWHERE!  For those who are not Chamber Members, I suggest you stop by the Chamber office and learn about all the benefits a membership provides.  You will be surprised!

 

 

 

 

 

Something From Mary – March 2020

It’s the Final Countdown

Nope. Not the Europe Song from the 80’s. Good guess though… I appreciate your enthusiasm for 80’s music!

It’s here. We have some dates for upcoming information sessions, we have a contractor identified as the low bidder for the project, some businesses have made upgrades to their secondary entrances; Yes- Main Street 2020 is here.

#TheBigDig   #TheMainEvent   #MainStreet2020

This is what everyone has prepared for, the season of unknowns, the season we go from busy Main Street/Highway 15 traffic to no traffic, the season also known as road construction, but wait… it’s happening here, not to someone else.

This is our community being affected. Our local business owners planning for lower revenues. Our friends, neighbors, and family members who will likely have anxiety or stress because of what we don’t know.

HOW CAN WE ALL HELP?
The MOST important piece of this, is to STILL go to these businesses.
Be positive about the adjustments, be positive to others when talking about the project.

What isn’t important: parking somewhere different, walking a little farther than we are used to.

What is important: keeping our local businesses open throughout and after construction, sending encouragement messages, sharing positive ideas.

You may or may not know I had back surgery six years ago. Oh boy, that was hard. Before surgery, I could literally be stopped mid step by agonizing nerve pain that simply cannot be described. It was clear the only way to alleviate the constant pain, the spirals of agony, was to have surgery. I had surgery in early March, the onset of spring. I was in the hospital for 4 days, then my family and I were trained on how I should walk, sit, lay down, and get into a vehicle, before I could leave the hospital. Then, I was home, for six weeks, without going outside. Nope, ice was dangerous. I followed every rule and guideline they prepared me with. (there was a 1.5”  book they gave me) The biggest rules were not to bend-lift-twist… for 3 months. Think about this the next time you sit in a chair, lay down in bed or use the bathroom. This time comes back to me frequently when I talk about this Main Street Project. It was hard. It hurt. I was surrounded by positive people who came to sit, or lay down, or walk with me in my house. (the house laps are another conversation) and then… I could leave the house! Then I could move freely when the ice was gone, then I could walk longer. Soon, I was able to go back to work, and finally, after three hard months, I could bend-lift-twist. It was slow, but I was stronger, better, faster, and pain-free.

So my analogy is this…. like surgery, the project is necessary to maintain our services at a high level of reliability. It will have some pain associated with it, but when the road is re-opened, it will be completed and done for many years, it will work better for all of us, and we’ll take it for granted within no time. A year from now we’ll be smiling that it is done, and six years from now, we’ll be so grateful we had it done when we did.

Yes, I had some sad days, and frustrating days, this project will too, but I can GUARANTEE you, if you put on a smile, and share a kind word or gesture with someone who is going through this project directly affected on Main Street, it will make a difference, and make it an easier road to the finish line. And soon, like Willie Nelson sings, we’ll be “On the Road Again!”

Be watching for many updates to come by visiting our website www.explorehutchinson.com and click on the Main Street 2020 icon.