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

 

 

Cheryl's Nut ButtersBEST NUT BETTERS. EVER. NO JUNK ADDED! 

 

 

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 

 

 

 

NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS – NO PRESERVATIVES 

 

 

 

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). 

 

 

 

More on Gary's artiist in residence programsGary Harbo
A
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

 

 

 

 

Simple-Trends

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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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.

 

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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!

REGISTER HERE!

*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.

 

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Hutch CARES Loan

https://www.hutchcaresloan.com/

 

McLeod County CARES ACT

https://www.co.mcleod.mn.us/cares_act_grant_application/index.php

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
www.outdoormotionbikes.com  |  (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.

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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

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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.

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Something from Mary!

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

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

 

 

 

 

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September 2020 – Business of the Month

141 Main Street S.  Hutchinson, MN
www.outdoormotionbikes.com  |  (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

COVID Information & Resources

The Hutchinson Chamber is supporting the Hutchinson Community during this time of need by providing resources for everyone. Please reference our links below on the latest information. We are doing our best to update as often as possible.

For the latest State information on COVID-19 please visit the
Governor’s COVID-19 Website.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, please visit the

 Minnesota Department of Health’s website.

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McLeod County and State Resources:

McLeod County Resources

Minnesota Department of Health

Statewide Mental Health Resources

VETERANS SUPPORT
COVID-19 Disaster Relief Overview
COVID-19 Special Needs Grant Overview
COVID-19 Resources – Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

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Hutchinson Area Resources:

Business Guidance 
MN Chamber COVID Business Toolkit
City of Hutchinson COVID Information
Event Preparedness Plan

School District Resources:

Outdoor Dining Guidance
McLeod County COVID Updates
Hutchinson CARES Act for Small Businesses & Non-Profits
Cares Application

Southwest Initiative Foundation
Hutchinson Area Community Foundation
I.J. Burich Family Foundation

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thinkLOCAL

Now, more than ever, we need everyone to thinkLOCAL business for you needs.

Click here to find a list of Local Businesses

 

What’s Happening? -August 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 in 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.

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The Agri-Business Committee, a committee of the Hutchinson Chamber, is a group of community members who focus on the educational and support needs of our agricultural businesses.Hutchinson Agri-Business business logo

Throughout the year Agri-Business hosts the February Ag Seminar, June Dairy Day and a special program in conjunction with our neighbor the Glencoe Chamber- Farm Fatigue. These events can be found on our Community Calendar.

Visit our Agri-Business page for more information on the committee, events and sponsorship opportunities.

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Looking for a “Take Home” Hutchinson Keepsake? Wanting your business to be apart of a Hutchinson Keepsake?…. Read Something from Mary July to learn more!
Click here to watch a short video about Goodnight Hutchinson

Printable Sponsorship Form
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Business Logo for the Chamber's Business Connection

Bringing back business connection… Join us  at 7:30am – 8:30am on August 7th in Library Square

Learn about community business updates, what’s new and coming to Hutchinson & share your own business information with the group.

Wear your business apparel and bring your business card to be entered into the door prize drawings. Hand written entries do not meet safety guidelines. Please wear you mask.

Register TODAY! Multiple guests per business/organization are welcome.

 

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31st Hutchinson Leadership Institute Graduation

Students in the Hutchinson Leadership Institute for 2019-2020  had the rare opportunity to turn knowledge into action during a pandemic! With the times we are in now you can understand the level of difficultly and flexibility this group underwent. Increasing the difficulty only strengthened each participants knowledge and ability to overcome! This unusual situation has given each and every participant a once in a lifetime opportunity to Lead in unique ways!  

Congratulations to the 2019 – 2020 Hutchinson Leadership Institute Graduates!

  • Ben Beckman
  •  Marc Langerman
  •   Jill Brisse
  •  Kristen Matthews
  •   David Broll
  •   Mike Meyer
  •   Eric Campbell
  •   Phil Mielke
  •   Casey Carlson
  •   Eli Miller
  •   Jason Corby
  •   Steve Rahkola
  •   Kris Demeter
  •   Emma Schalow
  •  Geoffrey Donley
  •   Joy Schmitz
  •   Amber Erickson
  •   Kristen Wigen
  •   Victor Garcia
  •   Colleen Young
  •   Kristin Haack

 

What is the Hutchinson Leadership Program?
The Hutchinson Leadership Institute is hosted by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. This comprehensive program is designed to build community leaders. The Institute provides participants with a unique opportunity to turn knowledge into action through classroom experiences, hands-on activities, and a variety of assessment tools. This program has had the great privilege of providing community information and leadership training to over 700 graduates, for 30 years. Like any good leader, we don’t maintain the status quo. Each year the program undergoes format and curriculum changes in an effort to improve the quality of the experience.

“What’s next?” Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 of course!
Every leader plays a significant role in making a community the best it can be. Leadership 2.0 takes a deeper dive into personal leadership and how it can impact the future of the entire community.

 

Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 Graduation

Congratulations to the 2019 – 2020 Leadership 2.0 Graduates!

  • Marsha Anderson
  • Matt Beilke
  • Cory Dammann
  • Shari Graf
  • Dale Gross
  • Anthony Hanson
  • Curtis Hughes
  • Megan Karg
  • Mark Lansink
  • Brian Ludowese
  • Melissa Mayer
  • Karlie Mosher
  • Ben Norgaard
  • John Sanken

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Hutchinson Leadership Institute & Leadership 2.0 Enrollment for 2020-2021 is Now 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 Institute (pdf) or Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 (pdf)

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

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2020 Tourism Marketing Grant – Reminder – Deadline September 1!

The September 1 deadline is quickly approaching for the Hutchinson Tourism & Marketing Grant. Grants are available for not-for-profit events and for-profit events that are marketing outside a 30-mile radius of Hutchinson.

More information about the Tourism Marketing Grant program, grant criteria and grant application can be found on our Tourism Marketing Grant blog.

2020 Tourism Marketing Grant Criteria, Deadlines and Application (pdf) 

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Maximize Your Membership!

Looking for a way to highlight a message from your business? How about having the Chamber send an email on your behalf from our Chamber account to literally hundreds of subscribers?

With a Spotlight Message, the Chamber will highlight a message from your business in one of our Newsletters. Your business or organization will be recognized in the subject line of the email and your message will be a main bullet point of the email. The Spotlight Email can be added to your membership as a 1 point option.Be in the Know with Chamber Emails flyer

A Custom Email (email blast) is an individual email sent on your behalf from the Chamber account to our over 700+ subscribers. The Custom Email can be added to your membership as a 2 point option.

Feel Free to give us a call with any questions you may have!

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New & Renewing Members for July

Warmest Welcome to our NEWEST MEMBER of the Hutchinson Chamber

We also want to Thank the following Members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • AmericInn Lodge & Suites
  • Birthright Crisis Pregnancy Center of Hutchinson
  • Days Inn
  • Equal Access, Inc.
  • Hutchinson Dental Center
  • Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • McLeod for Tomorrow
  • Mid Minnesota Marketing
  • New Century Academy
  • Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza
  • Twice is Nice
  • Walgreens

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Business of the Month

 

Carly’s Shoes has been locally owned and operated since 1959 in Downtown Hutchinson. Carly’s has always had the finest quality shoes and boots available for their customers.

Carly’s takes great pride in having available options for everyone. Be sure to stop down today and find a shoes that fits your style! Click here to learn more about Carly’s.

24 Main St. N  Hutchinson, MN
Carly’s Facebook Page  |  320-587-8356

 

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.

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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.

July’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • No visits were scheduled

Has your business recently remodeled? If so, the Hutchinson Ambassadors would LOVE to  visit you and help showcase your remodel. Contact the Chamber today to get this scheduled! 

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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.

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ThinkLOCAL is a Chamber program is designed to share important information with the community on how local businesses, big or small, contribute to a strong local economy. Every business can play a part if sharing the importance of spending money locally before going online or out of town.

  • Locally owned, independent businesses recycle a higher percentage of profits back into the local economy
  • Local businesses also keep tax dollars in our community to support schools, parks police & fire departments, and much more.
  • Customers benefit from expertise offered by local businesses. Also, at a local store you’re as much as 3x more likely to discover something new.
  • Shopping local means enjoying lively streets and bumping into friendly faces. You support businesses who support community events and organizations.

During the year, thinkLOCAL committee hosts Crazy Days (July) and Small Business Saturday (Saturday after Thanksgiving). Both events encourage local spending and are just an all-around fun time!

Visit our thinkLOCAL page for more information on how you can make a difference; as well as check out our free resources and materials for businesses.

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Something from Mary!

 

Chamber President Mary Hodson

As humans we have had to adapt to having less or more of any number of things these past months…

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

 

 

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August 2020- Business of the Month

24 Main St. N  Hutchinson, MN
Facebook- Carly’s Shoes  |  320-587-8356

Carly’s Shoes has been locally owned and operated in the Downtown Hutchinson area since 1959. Originally bought in 1959 by Carly & Pat Hoeft, they then sold the business to Bruce Christianson in 1988. Carly’s has always had the finest quality shoes and boots available for their customers.

Carly’s takes great pride in having available options for everyone. Bruce travels with his shoe trailer to manufacturing businesses in the area for a convenient shopping experience.  Be sure to stop down today and find a shoes that fits your style!

Click here to listen to Carly’s interview

Something from Mary! August 2020

Recently I was blessed to have been able to visit the North Shore for a few days. Sleep and rest, read and relax, reduced phone reception, and the beautiful scenery of “up north.”

We hiked along the Gooseberry River, and did my favorite thing…. Sit on a rock and simply watch and listen to the river flowing.

The sun was bright and there were perfect ‘cloud watching’ clouds floating about sky. And a soft breeze that was just enough to cool off a hiker when they reached the right opening.

While I sat and listened to the river flow to and fro, ebb and flow, meandering from bend to bend, I noticed this plant growing from between some rocks. At some point a seed was planted, not on the shore, not in the woods, but caught on these rocks. Like many of us who landed in a situation we didn’t choose, this seed was hooked and rooted. As humans we have had to adapt to having less or more of any number of things these past months, but we’ve fought to thrive, instead of drowning in sadness, floating down the river of despair, or being taken away by a bug or meth alligators. Instead, we’ve swayed when the wind blew, locked our feet on firm foundations of faith and strength, and absorbed the gifts of rain and sun to help us grow and find joy.

This scene I watched made me first think of our Leadership Institute class which of course was impacted by these past months in an experience like no other class has. They, like you, have PIVOTED, yelled PLOT TWIST, ADAPTED, and MANAGED CHANGE after CHANGE.

As we graduated these 20 people, I asked them, as I ask you now, to consider Covid didn’t happen to you, but possibly for you. Did you just GASP?

I have watched MANY of YOU find strength you didn’t know you had. You have shared YOUR stories where you have found glory in the slowing down, gained a new hobby, and made life changes which have driven you to new opportunities.

While we re-count all the sad/bad/frustrating parts of 2020 to date, we SHOULD recount the moment we wouldn’t have had, or the times this has saved us from… oh for example…. hellacious heat and a crippling storm that would have taken down RiverSong. Let’s remember touching base with family more frequently, seeing my kids on ZOOM Bingo, or painting along with Tara while she painted on Friday nights as much as for herself as for us.

And as we have watched people lose family members during this time, with distance and regulations in place, we have learned what really matters to most of us: relationships.  Whether an extravert or introvert, sparkly or brooding, we all need people in our lives. So, as we continue to social distance, wear masks because we are asked to, (think seatbelts) and limit our interactions in the world, reach out to someone who may need a brownie, a meaningful quote, or a simple hello. Yes Bo, your brownies are famous. Replace the reaction of commenting/condemning on social media with, private messages of support or ask for an opportunity to discuss opposite sides. Let’s unite, Not separate.

I lend you my photo memory of that beautiful day along Gooseberry River, and the plant like you, bending in the wind, reaching for sunny days, and absorbing soft life-giving rains, in an ebb and flow season you didn’t expect to be, during a time of historical proportion. You are stronger and more resilient than you knew you were. Much like those we read about in history books, ordinary people doing extraordinary acts during extraordinary circumstances.

What’s Happening July 2020

 

Lets focus and think on the long term- let’s not allow this short term crisis, impact your long term success. How we as businesses support each other, commit to each other, will lay our foundation for moving forward. As we move forward building strategic plans for our community’s recovery, we need your voice, your investment to move Hutchinson forward. Let’s work together.

 

Time to Recover and Get Back to Business

Small Business Relief Grants Program
2020-06-15 – PPP Loan Forgiveness & 24 Week Extension Guidance 

Guidance for Outdoor Dining

MN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION- Curbside Best Practices AND FREE WEBINAR

Safety Best Practices to get back to work

McLeod County COVID-19 Website

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Hutchinson Leadership Institute & Leadership 2.0 Enrollment for 2020-2021 is Now 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 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 Institute (pdf) or Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 (pdf)

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

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Something from Mary…

 

Looking for a “Take Home” Hutchinson Keepsake? Wanting your business to be apart of a Hutchinson Keepsake?…. Read Something from Mary to learn more!
Click here to watch a short video about Goodnight Hutchinson

Sponsorship Form

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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.

June’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • No visits were scheduled due to COVID-19

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Maximize Your Membership!

With all the closures, re-opening, curb-side, delivery, new hours, ect. does it have you searching for a new way to remind customers of the services or products you offer? Do you have a promotional flyer already and don’t feel like recreating the wheel? Your search is over…

Chamber Members can add a newsletter insert to the Chamber’s monthly newsletter or request a Chamber Member mailing list in one of two ways. They can purchase a single newsletter insert or mailing list; or to maximize their benefit they can add it to their membership as a 1 point option. Feel free to reach out with any questions to info@explorehutchinson.com or call 587-5252.

Newsletter Insert and Member Mailing Lists graphic

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CrAzY dAyS!!!    Yes, it’s HAPPENING!

Click here to learn how you can help get the word out about Crazy Days 2020! 

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New & Renewing Members for June

Warmest Welcome to our NEW MEMBER of the Hutchinson Chamber

We also want to Thank the following Members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • Below Zero Frozen Yogurt 
  • Canvasworks, Inc.
  • Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery
  • Crow River Auto & Truck Repair, Inc.
  • Crow River Habitat For Humanity
  • Designs by Jane
  • Duane Jindra Crop Insurance Agency, L.L.C.
  • Hutchinson Health Auxiliary
  • JBL Companies
  • Main Street Sports Bar
  • Marco
  • Midwest Vision Centers
  • Minnesota Pottery Festival
  • Novation Credit Union
  • Outdoor Motion
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Stamp-n-Storage
  • Tidy Tightwads
  • Vivid Image, Inc.

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2020 Annual Hometown Golf Challenge

With a very heavy heart we are sad to announce that the Hometown Golf Challenge has been postponed until 2021. We believe that we would not be able to provide the experience this year due to the safety and integrity of the event. We will be back in 2021 with a FUN and EXCITING event.

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Business of the Month- United Community Action Partnership

UCAP offers a wide variety of services to low income families, individuals and persons in need. They provide resources and referrals to persons in the area of housing, shelter, child care aware, energy assistance, Head Start preschool, Food Assistance, transportation and many additional resources!

218 Main St S, Suite 124   Hutchinson, MN
www.unitedcapmn.org  |  507-847-2632

Click here to learn more about UCAP!

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Shop Small Floor Mat

Do you have a smaller space in need of a rug? Fret not the Chamber is here to save the day! We have extra Shop Small floor mats roughly sized 27″ x 17.5″. Stop at the Chamber to pick yours up today! (First come, first served basis)

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July 2020- Business of the Month

218 Main St S, Suite 124   Hutchinson, MN
www.unitedcapmn.org  |  507-847-2632

United Community Action Partnership is a non-profit who’s name was adopted through the merging of two organizations (Heartland Community Action Agency & Western Community Action) in 2016. UCAP has a rich history of helping people, changing lives and working to eliminate poverty by empowering individuals and strengthening communities. United Community Action started in 1964.

UCAP offers a wide variety of services to low income families, individuals and persons in need. They provide resources and referrals to persons in the area of housing, shelter, child care aware, energy assistance, Head Start preschool, Food Assistance, transportation and many additional resources! They believe that when you strengthen a family you strengthen a community. Thus when your community supports the families you serve, everyone becomes more self-sufficient and resilient to challenges.

 

Did you know?

UCAP covers 9 counties in Central MN to Iowa and 13 counties with housing programs
They have over 200 employees
UCAP is able to offer 25 different programs to families in need
in 2019 UCAP served 22,000 people throughout 9 counties

Click here to listen to UCAP’s KDUZ interview.