Archives for September 2020

Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Online Festival

The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online Arts & Crafts Festival for 2020. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold our annual event in person as in years past, so we created a new shopping experience for all to enjoy!


When clicking a vendor icon or image it will automatically re-direct to you their website or personal page.     Happy Shopping with all ours vendors who were registered to participate in this years festival before moving online!


Ashly Kay Creations / Forget me not Woolens 



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Carla K Design 



CCC Salon & Boutique






Cindy’s Crafts 




Your one-stop shop for fun, fashionable and unique collars and accessories for your favorite furry friend. Face masks for your favorite furry owner are a new addition! Custom orders always welcome. 




Color Street LogoA vast array of colors and nail art designs. 



D L Benson Clothing and More 



Farm Girl Fashion Women’s clothing and accessories 








GOC Rocks




Janet Day- 763-972-2764 


Heavenly Designs Woodworking
Unique handmade wooden toys.


“where haute meets cold”
Women’s Clothing and Accessories 




JD’s Salsa Seasoning Mix is the perfect blend of the all natural spices needed to make a variety of Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipes in 30 seconds!




Jenifer LeClair Author 




Just Heavenly! is comprised of  two entities: “Heavenly Scents” (bath & body), and “Heavenly Hues” (cosmetics). 



Gary Harbo
uthor and illustrator of 30 exciting books for children 




Malnar Purses & Spoon Jewelry

Antique spoon rings, jewelry & felted purses & hats  



Handmade jewelry by Nyome & Virgina



No product at Olive on Tap is mass manufactured, IT’S THE REAL”HAND MADE” DEAL. 




Pampered ChefTogether We Make Mealtime Better 





Unique Personalized Custom Keepsake Glass Photo Ornaments






Masks, Headbands, Wool Mittens, Bling Mittens & Dog Collars. 





Traditional Salsas, Fruit Salsa, Guacamole Mix, Jams & Margarita Mix. 




Stained Glass Evolution




Birthstones, Bracelets, Gemstones, Necklaces & Rings 





Wind Spinners, Weathervanes, Wall Plates, Home Decor, Yard Decor, Collegiate & Dog Items. 





The Soap Shoppe

Affordable BATH & BODY options, safe for the whole family. 




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Hooded Poncho, Reading Pillow, Busy Bags, Baby Washcloths, Bibs (Child & Adult), Dish Towels & so much more! 




Wooden Hearts

Wooden Hearts is your one stop shop for home decor, gifts and much more! 


*****A HUGE Thank you to our Sponsors. We could not do this festival without YOU!*****


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Event Sponsors:

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Whats Happening in Hutchinson?- September 2020

Farm Fatigue “Bucket of Thanks” Event 2020

Each harvest, our AgriBusiness Committee works hard to deliver buckets
of goodies to our farmers in the fields within McLeod County.

If your business is interested in donating goodies or money for this program, please complete the printable 2020 Farm Fatigue Bucket form (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber by the deadline, Friday, September 4th, 2020.



Business Connection – September 11

Thank you to everyone who attended our August Business Connection at Library square, it was great to see and hear everyone’s voices in person!

Please join us in Library Square at 7:30am for our Septembers Business Connection. Steve Kropp and Mike McGraw from State Farm will be hosting this event. Come check out their new office front located on Main Street. It will be a great view with limited traffic interruptions!


*Business Connection is a morning networking event that takes place at a Chamber business on the first Friday of each month.  Chamber members are invited to gather, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, 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. Hand written cards will not be accepted due to safety guidelines. This networking opportunity is a great way to get to know people in the community and keep in touch with Hutch!

Business Logo for the Chamber's Business Connection

We are currently working to fill our 2021 Business Connection calendar, so if your Chamber business would like to learn more about becoming a Business Connection host, contact Cegi.



Hutch CARES Loan


McLeod County CARES ACT


Maximize Your Membership!

Looking for a place to meet your customers but would rather not pay a fee to use their space? Fret not, the Hutchinson Chamber has you covered! Included with all Chamber Memberships you’re welcome to use our board room FREE of charge!   Yes, FREE!  Tables and chairs will be arranged to match your request. Room allows social distancing as shown below.  

We’ll take care of the cleaning, you take care of your customers! 

Call or email Cegi today for a reservation.


Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 Enrollment for 2020-2021 is Open!

Business logo for Hutchinson Leadership Institute

We are excited to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 32nd year! The Hutchinson Leadership Institute is hosted by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. This comprehensive program is designed to build community leaders. Over the period of nine months, participants will experience 10 days of training and classes. Each participant will be assigned to a group service project, which will assess community needs, determine a project, and facilitate the project working with other community members and/or groups.

Once you have completed the Leadership program, you can then participate in Leadership 2.0!  The 2.0 program takes a deeper dive into personal leadership and how it can impact the future of the entire community.

Click link for application:Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 (pdf)

If you have questions about this program please email Mary call 320-234-0785.


New & Renewing Members for August

Warmest Welcome to our NEWEST MEMBER of the Hutchinson Chamber!

We also would like to Thank the following members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • Carpets Plus ColorTile Design Showroom
  • Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
  • Crow River Youth for Christ
  • Customer Elation
  • e2 Electrical Services
  • Evergreen Apartments
  • Factory Direct Furniture
  • Heartland Ag Systems
  • HealthSource of Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Pet Hospital
  • Junior Achievement of Hutchinson
  • LandsKapings
  • Maytag Laundry Tanning & Car Wash
  • Mini Biff
  • Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum


Business of the Month

Have you recently started biking and found that you you truly enjoy it? Maybe you have added countless miles to your bike this year and need a few adjustments or even are considering an upgrade. Chad along with his team at Outdoor Motion is here for you!

141 Main Street S.  Hutchinson, MN  |  (320) 587-2453

Click here to learn more about Outdoor Motion 

Listen to Outdoor Motions radio interview

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

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


Hutchinson Ambassadors business logoThe Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social area 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 host Business After Hours, welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

August’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • H Fit 360
  • Junk n Treasures
  • NewClay Pottery


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 that 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.

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

September 2020 will be conducted as a Zoom Lunch & Learn. Click here to learn more! 

Refer to the printable image below for the 2020 schedule.


Something from Mary!

The Surge Was Real…. And now our capacity is depleted….

More about this story can be found on Mary’s Blog.








September 2020 – Business of the Month

141 Main Street S.  Hutchinson, MN  |  (320) 587-2453

Owner, Chad Czmowski purchased the shop in 2003, then in 2008 Outdoor Motion went through a major remodel to be the bike shop we know today. Outdoor Motion carries a large variety of bikes from entry level to mid level for the entire family. Top brands that they carry are but not limited to are Trek, Salsa, Surly, All-City and Electra. Not only does Outdoor Motion stock a large variety of bikes they also have a top-notch service team. Reach out today for a tune-up, repair or installation service. 

When entering the store you will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable and fun staff members. Not only will they put a smile on your face, they make bike shopping easy! Check out their website to learn more about each staff member and which bikes they own.

   Did you know?

Outdoor Motion has a trade-in Program
They sell Used bikes
Average selling a bike a day

Click here to listen to Chad’s radio Interview with Mary

Something from Mary! September 2020

The Surge Was Real…. And now our capacity is depleted….


Just scrapped a monthly newsletter article into my “seeya” file.

This article link was sent to me a couple of days ago…. I am grateful someone was able to succinctly put words to how many of us are feeling. I hope you are able to find things to keep you grounded and whole during this time.


Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful