2020 Community Awards–Nominate today!

The Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Hutchinson Jaycees, in a joint effort,
are proud to award deserving individuals these service awards.

 

  • Please fill out this short form and return to the Chamber office at the address below, or email to info@explorehutchinson.com
  • To be considered for these awards, please turn the form in by Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Awards will be presented in coordination with nominator and other appropriate people
  • A video including all award winners will be produced and put online to celebrate their accomplishments
  • More details on role out of awards will follow once awards are selected

Printable form.

2020 Community Awards Nomination Form

  • Nominator Information

  • Your Name * Required
  • Nominee Information

  • Nominee Name * Required
  • Which award should this nominee be considered for? * Required
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What’s Happening- November 2020

Small Business Saturday! – November 28th

Are you ready for Small Business Saturday? Like everything else this year, Small Business Saturday  will look different than previous years. One thing that won’t change this year is the fact that the Chamber “Elves” will be out  paying for purchases of unsuspecting shoppers!

How can you prepare for Small Business Saturday?
-Tell customers about your SBS deals by postcard, flyers in all purchases bags starting NOW,  print on receipts, emails, create a social media event, post a live Facebook video, decorate your businesses or call the Chamber to learn how to share on our website too! We are in this together, so let’s work together!

Are you planning sales for the entire week, allowing/encouraging curbside pick up, offering additional sales or promotions!? Let us know, we are happy to help promote!

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Downtown Christmas- December 12th

The Hutchinson Downtown Association  will be hosting Downtown Christmas 2020! Please help us celebrate by decorating your store front (even if you will not be open on December 12th) by using lights, holiday décor and possibly providing a small take away from your business! Together we are all working on treat bags for the kids, ice skating, farmers market, self-guided holiday tour,  Santa and so much more!

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Maximize Your Membership!

As the height of retail shopping season begins, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to think local/shop local.  The Chamber strongly encourages everyone to ThinkLOCAL when making a purchase. Please consider where you will be spending your shopping dollars this holiday season! Now more than ever do we need your business to stay local. That doesn’t only mean shop small but shop LOCAL as well.

Small Business Saturday, which is Nov. 28th, is a nationwide event intended to encourage residents to shop local and to shop small businesses in each participating hometown.

Just think, if you were to switch just 50 % of your online purchases to store front pick up you could greatly impact the Hutchinson Community. When we shop local the entire community we live in is positively impacted!

Did you know?

  • If every household were to take 10 percent of what they typically spend online or out of town and spend it LOCALLY and every business spent 5 percent more locally, that would equal $42 million in annual revenue for our community.
  • Revenue from local purchases keeps tax dollars in our community. These are dollars that support our police and fire departments, our schools and parks, our streets and utilities and much more.
  • Local businesses offer great customer service. Shopping at a local store and tapping into local expertise, you’re as much as 3 times more likely to discover something new.

Sometimes maximizing your Chamber membership is about supporting local efforts to aim to make Hutchinson the best community it can be. There are ways to promote thinkLOCAL at your Chamber business. How do you do that? We have free resources and materials available for your business right here at the Chamber office.  You can request:

  • thinkLOCAL business cards to hand out to customers. The cards feature facts that explain the value in shopping locally and thank customers for a local purchase.
  • thinkLOCAL magnets are also available and serve as a great visual reminder.
  • thinkLOCAL window clings can be put on your storefront or door.
  • a digital version of the thinkLOCAL logo to show your support on your Web site or other social media.
  • and several other promotional materials to

Want to know more? Download your copy of the thinkLOCAL Business Guide.

Contact Cegi at the Chamber office or email her with questions or to work with her to maximize your membership.

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2021 Tourism Marketing Grant

Since 2013, the Chamber has enjoyed granting money to events hosted by nonprofits and for-profits held in Hutchinson. These grants help cover the expense of marketing that covers a radius outside the Hutchinson area for the event. These events help the Chamber bring more people to our beautiful and welcoming community – there really is #MuchInHutch!

Tell your friends, co-workers, committees and organizations about the Chamber’s Tourism Marketing Grant. We love to help events as they help us and increase the traffic and awesomeness of Hutchinson!

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

2021 Tourism Marketing Application (pdf). 
2021 Tourism Marketing Grant Criteria & Deadlines (pdf). 

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Business of the Month

This month’s Business of the Month is Chamber Member, Benny’s Meat Market.  This meat market is locally and family owned and operated in downtown Hutchinson and newly opened store in Hector, MN.  Benny’s has over 20 years of experience in the industry and always ready to serve you.

Click here to learn more about Benny’s Meat Market and listen to their radio interview with Mary.

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New & Renewing Members for October

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!

  • Compass Occasions LLC
  • Edward Jones – Matt Beilke
  • FireLake Manufacturing 
  • Home State Bank
  • Hutchinson Area Community Foundation
  • Jimmy’s Pizza
  • Jonny Block
  • New Journey United Church of Christ
  • Quilt Haven on Main
  • Terning & Company Inc.

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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.

October’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • Clay Coyote
  • Pizza Ranch

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Working from home but need to have an in-person meeting?

Have you been working from home and are sick and tired of cleaning the kitchen/dining room for an in-person business meeting.  Maybe you’re in the search for a quiet meeting location to host a confidential meeting. Look no further, the chamber has a solution for you!  Included with your Chamber membership you are able to reserve the Chamber board room Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm at no charge!

Give us a call today to book your next meeting.

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Something from Mary!

November 28th & December 12th… Two days, you do not want to miss!!!

Read Mary’s Blog to learn more..

 

 

 

 

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November 2020- Business of the Month

221 Main St. South – Hutchinson, MN
320-587-2622
facebook.com/BennysMeatMarket    bennysmeatmarket.com

Benny’s Meat Market is a local family owned & operated business in Hutchinson, MN. Conveniently located on Main Street, has that hometown meat market feel and specializes in, in-house recipes. Benny’s Meat Market offers a variety meat & products including but not limited to fresh cuts, ground meat, poultry, summer sausage, pepper-sticks, brats, breakfast items, jerky, deli, shredded meats and seasonings!  Not only do they have a large selection of fresh cuts but they also have multiple meat bundles to choose from. Benny’s is a great place to pick up fresh meat for the weekend grilling where you will always be greeted with friendly service!

Custom processing and smoking is available for just about every type of meat. Give them a call today to discuss you options.

Benny’s just opened their second location is Hector, MN! 

 

Did you know?

-Benny’s has some of the best Buns around!
-They have customizable gift boxes for any time of the year
-Dog Treats available for purchase
-They have limited grocery items available to make it a one stop shop

 

Click here to listen to Benny’s radio interview with Mary at KDUZ.

 

Something from Mary!

What will be given away this year?

Let’s rally around each other and our community. Imagine a great big hug for everyone this holiday season. Let’s wrap Hutchinson in a big bright bow.

I, along with the Chamber Board, thinkLOCAL and the Hutchinson Downtown Association, am asking YOU and YOUR business to be part of the Christmas Spirit in 2020. We need and want you to put your best foot forward, THROW up some lights, ADD some holiday flair to your windows, your entry, your offices.

It sounds so simple, but really, we need to embrace each other and remember as we hit this big holiday season, and a new year, we are in this together.

TWO DATES to consider: November 28, and December 12.

Small Business Saturday (SBS) and Downtown Christmas

SBS is participation year number eight for the Chamber. We have given away over $25,000 these past few years, and this year we will be giving away money to shoppers again! We hope you’ll consider helping as well!

Downtown Christmas, December 12, will look and feel different, but we think for the good! Santa will arrive in town and wave to the kids, businesses will be giving out art kits and treats safely packaged, and you’ll be able to pick up your own copy of “Goodnight Hutchinson” at the chamber.  The Downtown Association is looking to build good will toward all during the day, and they are working on other fun ideas for the day. As a business owner, please consider what you can do to add to the festivities.

BE SURE TO: add your specials, deals, goodies and sales to the Chamber Calendar and Hot Deals. Call us if you’re not sure how to do that: 587-5252.

USE an hour of time to have the staff help trim the Christmas tree, create a fun window decorating theme. Even those Bah-Hum-Bugs will appreciate some cider and fellowship with co-workers.

Take a look at the newsletter inserts included in this newsletter for more information and ideas on both of these events.

The weather may be frightful… I readily admit I am not a fan of snow and cold, but I LOVE Hutchinson, Minnesota. I think you do too!

Show your love, show your community spirit, and join us to create a beautifully decorated community for the Christmas season.

Tourism Marketing Grant Available!

Have no Fear – Help is Here…. The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has a grant to help offset marketing costs to get people to come to your event- Here are the two biggest things to know:

  1.  Marketing (for the grant) must be outside a 30 mile radius of Hutchinson, MN.
  2. The Chamber/Tourism logo has to be included in the ad or marketing medium.

Through our tourism program, we work to attract more people to Hutchinson, MN. We have much to offer, and our businesses are here to serve those who visit. More people in Hutchinson generates more revenue for our businesses…. Which generates more tax revenue…. Which repairs our streets, keeps police officers in our neighborhoods, keeps our water clean… you get where I am going with that.

Several events have applied and received Tourism Marketing Grant money – Hutchinson Area Boat and RV Show, The Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo, Minnesota Pottery Festival, Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival, RiverSong, McLeod County Fair and Minnesota Garlic Festival.

Event Marketing Tip: When you are setting up a marketing plan, be sure to diversify. Publications, radio, posters and social media are all important in today’s world. Be sure you are doing everything to set your event up for success. Focusing too heavily on only one of these options can drastically reduce your attendance.

We look forward to receiving your application and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

2021 Tourism Marketing Application (pdf). 
2021 Tourism Marketing Grant Criteria & Deadlines (pdf). 

What’s Happening in Hutchinson- October 2020

2021 Hutchinson Chamber Annual Banquet–

The Hutchinson Chamber and its Board are actively working to fine tune the details of the 2021 Annual Event. Stay tuned for more details.
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Business Connection –

October business connection has been canceled. The past two months we have been able to facilitate this networking event in Library Square with great outcomes. As we all know, October mornings can be quite chilly causing some guests to be uncomfortable, lowering our registrations and attendance. The Chamber is actively working to find an alternate route of how we can continue with Business Connection while abiding the event guidelines. Contact Cegi at office@explorehutchinson.com if interested in hosting.

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Business After Hours-

Graphic for Hutchinson Ambassadors Business After Hours event

After a couple months on hiatus, Business After Hours event is BACK! The Hutchinson Ambassadors are ready to welcome you to their event on October 8th,  at Woodstone Active Living Facility from 4-6 PM.  All are welcome to visit and tour the new Active Living Facility!  This facility is designed for seniors 55+ that want fewer responsibilities and more adventure, Woodstone Active Living offers a built-in community of friends, activities and amenities.  There will be tours, food and door pries, you won’t want to miss this! REGISTER HERE!

Business After Hours is a great way to learn about businesses in Hutchinson and network with fellow Chamber members. This is a way to get behind the scenes at our local businesses… to see what they make, do or provide. This monthly event is by Chamber invitation only and is open to all Chamber member business employees. Businesses interested in hosting a Business After Hours event or would like more information should email the 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.

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Maximize Your Membership!

Here at the Chamber we use Email marketing efforts to reach our membership. As a Chamber member, you, too, can make the most of your membership through Email Blasts!

There are two types of Email Blasts that can benefit your business by marketing, promoting events or deals and networking!

A Spotlight Message is a 1-point option that would include a message in one of our monthly Chamber emails, such as the digital newsletter email or one of our other mid-month email updates. Your business name would be in the email’s subject line and your company’s message is a main bullet point in the email.

A Custom Email is a 2-point option that features an email we send to all of the Chamber members whenever you choose. This email contains your message highlighting whatever you wish to share with Chamber members and includes an image or video link we can include in the email.

Email Blasts are a great way to help get your message out to other Chamber members and connect you to other businesses. Are you ready to raise your community profile and maximize your membership!? Contact Cegi by phone (320-234-0786)or email (office@explorehutchinson.com)with questions.

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October 1-7

The first week of October is Manufacturing week!

Watch this video to celebrate Manufacturing week.

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Farm Fatigue / Bucket of Thanks Event – THANK YOU!

Each Fall the Hutchinson Agri-Business Committee along with the Glencoe Agri-Business Committee gather donations of food, wellness and safety items from Chamber Members. The donated items are packed and hand delivered to the local farmers in the field during harvest time. These items are sincerely appreciated by the farmers and fun to hand out since they are literally in the fields!

We want to send out a huge heartfelt  Thank you to all the businesses that donated items this year and a special thank you to the Agri-Business Committees for making this event such a huge success!

See below for a full list of all the businesses that graciously donated this year!

Click the image below for a full list of businesses that donated items!

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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 were unable to hold our annual event in person as in years past, so we created a new shopping experience for all to enjoy!

                                  Click here to shop online!

 

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Election of Board of Directors

In accordance with Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism By-Laws Article V, Sections 3, 4 and 5, the following candidates have been recommended to serve on the Board of Directors for the indicated terms.

Any question or petitions may be direct to Mary Hodson by phone 320-234-0785 or by email mary@explorehutchinson.com and will be presented to the Nominating Committee.

Section 3 – Publicity
5.3.1 Upon receipt of the report of the Nominating Committee, the President shall be instructed to notify the membership of the names of the persons nominated as candidates for directors, the right of persons nominated as candidates for directors and the right of petition as provided in these By-Laws. A list of candidates so nominated shall be kept on file in the Association office.

Section 4 – Petition
5.4.1 Additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least five (5) qualified members of the Association. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee within ten (10) days after notice has been given of the names of those nominated. The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petition shall be final.

Section 5 – Determination
5.5.1 If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nomination shall be closed and the nominated slate of five (5) candidates shall be declared elected upon a 2/3 vote approval by the Board of Directors at their regular October Board meeting.

5.5.2 If a legal petition presents additional candidates, the names of all candidates shall be arranged on the ballot in alphabetical order. Instructions will be to select five (5). Identification shall be made on the ballot to identify those candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee. The usual election procedure shall prevail.

Recommended Candidate: Rich Hantge

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Business of the Month

This month’s Business of the Month is Chamber member,
L & P Supply Co. This full lawn, garden and outdoor
power equipment dealership with a small engine
repair shop is a one stop shop for your outdoor needs.  Click here to learn more about 
L & P Supply Co. located in Hutchinson!

Click here to listen to their 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 Cegi at office@explorehutchinson.com or call 320-587-5252.

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New & Renewing Members for August

We would like to Thank the following members for renewing their partnership with the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism!

  • AMS Coating Systems, Inc.
  • Ashley HomeStore
  • Branded Solutions
  • Coffee and Bagels (Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros Bagels)
  • Crow River Nutrition
  • Culver’s
  • Down with Diabetes Alliance
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp
  • Hutchinson Hockey Association
  • Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment Authority
  • Innovative Foam Inc.
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • RiverSong Music Festival
  • Thrivent Financial

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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, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

September’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • Arts Place
  • West Central Technology, Inc.
  • Woodstone Active Living Facility

*Be sure to check out their Facebook to see photos from locations.

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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.

Refer to the printable image below for the 2020 schedule

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Something from Mary!

It’s October. Wait, what?  My body is physically in October, but my brain thinks it should be in May… Read Mary’s Blog to continue reading what you too may be feeling!

 

 

 

 

 

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Something from Mary!!

How’d that happen?

It’s October.

Wait, what?

My body is physically in October, but my brain thinks it should be May. Do you feel misplaced too?

Recently at a conference, Jennifer Hellman of Goff Public noted some changes in most of us humans due to Covid.

  • We are all socially awkward now. I laughed. How could that be true? I love people! Oh wait… do you hug, do you not hug? Someone comes in for a handshake, and should I take my hand sanitizer out now, or later? Yep, I’m socially awkward now also.
  • Isolation has made us hyper sensitive and over vigilant. The sounds I am making right now sound like I am walking on hot coals… oo, ah, who, wow…. Yep… I can see where she is coming from.
  • We, in general, are indecisive, because we may be waiting for a grant that may or may not come, the election may change things, this “thing” could go away, or any myriad of things- see over-vigilant above.

In a time where we have so many unknowns, let’s focus on what we know to be true and real.

Focus Items to consider for the immediate future to help you during this time:

  • Post or do something to drive people into your business in the next five days.
  • Create a takeaway for every sale you have in person. A simple note thanking them for shopping locally, or specifically at your business.
  • Send a thank you note to a vendor for their extra effort in helping you and your business.
  • Send a postcard mailing with a special offer coming up, or remind them of Small Business Saturday, November 28. Oh, and by the way, every day is Small Business Day.
  • Remember your livelihood is essential. You matter. I believe in you!
  • Invite a friend, mentor, or family member for coffee. Just chat and fill your bucket.
  • Send a note to another business person and let them know you appreciate them.
  • Go for a walk, even if it is around the block.
  • Everyday, write three things you are grateful for.

You probably can think of other things to bring a little more intentionality to your immediate future.

So yes, the leaves are changing, the air is crisper and there is pumpkin spice macaroni and cheese. But also, we can think about taking care of ourselves, flipping the calendar to a new month, AND, intentionally taking small steps toward focusing on what is factual and real for each of us.

Thank you for all YOU do in our community to support others. We see what you are doing. YOU make it #MuchInHutch!

October 2020- Business of the Month

1470 South Grade Road     Hutchinson, MN
320-587-2332

www.lp-supply.com/       www.facebook.com/lpsupply

L & P Supply has been a family owned business since 1965. In 1998 brothers, Brad and Brian bought the business from their father. The Lokensgards’ father, Orion, founded the business in 1965 as an implement dealership located along State Highway 7 East. He moved the business to its current location and refocused on smaller lawn and garden equipment. Today they sell John Deer, Simplicity, Ferris, Husqvarna, Echo and Aluma. L & P Supply also carries a full line of oils, lubricants, chains, filters and other parts for many lawn and garden equipment brands.

For years, Brian and Brad Lokensgard had been taking in free fill from construction around Hutchinson. They finally put the expanded plateau west of their lawn and garden equipment dealership to good use by building a 4,320-square-foot addition. L & P Supply has long been known for carrying a large selection of reconditioned, used equipment, and for servicing what it sells. The Lokensgards said the construction of a new showroom allowed their busy repair shop to expand into the former showroom area.

 

Did you know?

They sell Automowers? Yes, really they do!

They have an extensive parts inventory on hand

Customers will drive a great distance to come see them because of their superb service

Click here to listen to their radio interview!

 

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). 

 

 

Gary 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!*****

 

Event  Partners:

 

    Visionary Member

 

               Champion Member

 

 

 

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Event Sponsors:

Champion Member

 

Champion Member

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                             

 

 

 

 

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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