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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No Longer receiving the Chamber’s informational emails?

Please let us know and/or check your email filters. We are experiencing a hefty number of bounces each month but need your help in trying to fix the problem. Thank you for your hand in trying to correct it. 

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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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Click here to view July’s Community Calendar

 

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.

Something from Mary!- July 2020

After numerous requests for a “Take Home” Hutchinson Keepsake, the Hutchinson Chamber Foundation is excited to offer this opportunity! In order for this sponsor based book to be published, we need your help. We are asking businesses to Sponsor Goodnight Hutchinson, in return you will receive copies of the book, listed and have images in the book!
Please reach out today with any questions or to complete your sponsorship!

Click here to watch a short video about Goodnight Hutchinson

Sponsorship Form

Hutchinson Leadership Institute 2020-2021

Are you ready for a new professional or personal challenge?
Is it time to reinvest in yourself?
Are you hoping to be more involved in the community?
Would you like to learn more about our great community of Hutchinson?

If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions this program may be perfect for you!

 

Click here to learn more about Hutchinson Leadership Institute.

 

Wondering what’s Next? LEADERSHIP 2.0 Of course!
Click to to apply!

 

Click here to watch!

 

Please call (320-587-5252) the Hutchinson Chamber with any questions. 

 

Interview’s with Hutchinson Businesses during COVID-19

Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce is interviewing many Downtown Businesses during
COVID-19 & MainStreet 2020. Click the corresponding link below to learn how their Business has adapted.

Village Shop, Hager Jewelry & Hutch Cafe       
Carly’s Shoes, Main Street Sports Bar & Wendling Financial Insurance Services

       Zellas, Steve Kropp State Farm Agent & Kock’s Jewelry

 

What’s Happening June 2020

It’s Time to Recover and Get Back to Business

Click the titles below to learn more

MN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION- Curbside Best Practices AND FREE WEBINAR

Safety Best Practices to get back to work

McLeod County COVID-19 Website

Interviews with Hutchinson’s Businesses during COVID

Click here to watch!

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

 

Dairy Day- Postponed until 2021

 

Hometown Golf Challenge

This event has been postponed to later summer due to COVID-19 restrictions. Keep an eye out for additional details

 

New & Renewing Members

We would like to welcome our new members the the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!

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

  • 3M
  • Achieve TFC, LLC
  • AKI, Inc
  • American Legion Hutchinson Post 96
  • Arvig Media
  • B & B Sports & RV
  • Benny’s Meat Market
  • Bobbing Bobber Brewing Company
  • Bursch Travel Agency
  • Caspers Chiropractic Center
  • Common Cup Ministry
  • Crow River Floral & Gifts
  • Crow River Auto & Truck Repair
  • Custom Stay Residence & Suites 
  • Duane Jindra Crop Insurance Agency L.L.C.
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Five Star Financial Resources
  • Fun Sports of Hutchinson
  • Goebel Fixture Company
  • GSM Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Financial
  • Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Association
  • Hutchinson Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Impressions Inc.
  • Iron Jungle CrossFit
  • Keller Williams- The Broll Team
  • McLeod Alliance 
  • McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
  • MidCountry Bank
  • Midwest Visions
  • Novation Credit Union
  • Sheldon Nies
  • The Hair Lounge and Spa Services
  • The Paint Factory
  • Ohly Americas
  • Plumbing & Heating by Craig
  • Pride Solutions
  • Rainy Water Conditioning, Inc.
  • Relay for Life McLeod County
  • Re/Max Results
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • State Farm Insurance – Mike McGraw
  • Stepping Stone Therapeutic Inc
  • The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center
  • United Community Action Partnership
  • Upper Midwest A-C Club
  • Vivid Image, Inc.
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
  • Wendorff Insurance
  • West Central Sanitation
  • Woodstone Senior Living Community

 

 

Business of the Month

Skyview Dairy, Inc.

18506 Nickel Ave
Hutchinson, MN
Skyview Dairy’s Facebook Page320-587-3658

Click here to learn more about Skyview Dairy!

Click here to hear the KDUZ interview with Skyview Dairy

 

 

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June 2020- Business of the Month

Skyview Dairy, Inc.

18506 Nickel Ave
Hutchinson, MN
Skyview Dairy’s Facebook Page320-587-3658

Skyview Dairy is a family owned and operated dairy farm that has been in continuous operation since 1968.
Daryl Luthens started the business with seven cows, and today he and his four sons (Shane, Brandon, Justin & Garrett) manage a milking herd of 1200 cows! They employ a staff of 19 and make it their mission to give each cow their undivided attention as if she were the only cow.

Skyview Dairy is passionate about continuous improvement on being the best stewards of the community they operate in and deep passion about the health and success of the cows/calves in their care. Their responsibilities that come with being a dairy farmer that are higher then any rule/regulations to honor.

Most of the milk from Skyview is processed into cheddar cheese or is sent to the Twin Cities to be bottled for
fluid consumpition.

Did you know?

– Skyview also grows many crops? These would include barley, alfalfa, corn, corn silage & beans.
– Their cows produce around 80 pounds of Milk a DAY!
– Cow sleep as little as 1 hours a day
– A cow is two years old before she starts to produce milk
– It takes 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese

 

Click here to hear the live radio interview with Skyview Dairy!

Hutchinson Businesses during COVID-19

SUBJECT TO CHANGE- Please check back daily for updates. Last Updated 5.13.2020
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

OPEN by appointment for one on one consultations. (limited to 45 minutes)
Ashley Furniture is asking customers limit the number of guests on their visits & also ask that children under the age of 16 not attend unless absolutely necessary.
Please call to schedule an appointment  320-587-4663     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

Mon- Thurs 11am – 3pm. Please knock upon arrival.
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

CineMagic Century 9 Theatre

OPENING for Concession Stands only, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Popcorn, Pop, All Doughlish Edible Cookie Dough for purchase

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. Spring Clean up/ Hard goods pick up is rescheduled for June 27th

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

DAV
Collecting again! Please place items in plastic bags tied shut.

Duane Jindra Crop Insurance Agency L.L.C.

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

Dundee Floral
Starting Friday, May 1st our retail greenhouse will be open from 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday

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

El Loro

To-Go Orders available, Delivery available.
320-587-0911

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

Excelsior Homes

Open by Appointment only
Contact by Phone or Email.
Office: 320-587-4990info@excelsiorhomesinc.com
Beau: 320-583-4506beau@excelsiorhomesinc.com
Jason: 320-583-7122jason@excelsiorhomesinc.com
Jessica: 320-583-1645jessica@excelsiorhomesinc.com

Factory Direct

OPEN by appointment for one on one consultations. (limited to 45 minutes)
Ashley Furniture is asking customers limit the number of guests on their visits & also ask that children under the age of 16 not attend unless absolutely necessary.
Call 320-587-7283 to schedule an appointment     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
Tuesdays 9-2 & Thursdays 2-6 pm  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
Front Door is locked, please call when you arrive for access.
Call 587-2230 to schedule an appointment. 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
New Urgent Care hours Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat -Sun 9am – 3pm

Hutchinson Iron & Metal
Will open to the public on 5/4/2020

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, virtual appointments may be available
320-587-4242
http://thebrollteam.com

Kock’s Jewelry

Temporarily Closed until Further Notice

Kwik Trip

Open 24 hours a day.

Lamb Shoppe

Open Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30om         Sat. 9:30am – 3:00pm
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 Alliance

Open and advocates are available to help
320-234-7933 or 1-800-934-0851
Find our contact information and other resources at www.mcleodalliance.org

McLeod County COVID-19 Updates

Phone line with recordings from Public Health employees with information and updates about COVID-19.
Clink these titles to review each topic
Information & Resources during COVID
COVID Safety Measures
Essential Services during COVID
Family Resource Guide
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. Masks Required!
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
Starting May 5th they will be open for Curbside pickup
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

Standard Printing -N- Mailing
Call if you need posters, banners or yard signs
320-587-7500

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
OPEN

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
*First Hour each Wednesday is reserved for At Risk Individuals
320-587-7113

Today’s Driving School

Suspended all behind the wheel sessions.

Total Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Call or email before arrival      Mon – F   8am – 4:30pm
320-455-9300
scheduling@totalcompliancesolutions.us.

Tokyo Grill
Will be temporarily closed staring April 20th until further notice

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

VFW

Opening May 6th 11am – 7pm daily

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

Recovery and Opportunity

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

thinkLOCAL

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

 

What’s Happening February 2020!

Thank you for your support at the Chamber Annual Event and Congratulations to the 2020 Community Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 Chamber Annual Event – Hutch-Opoly a huge success! A special thanks to our event sponsors. Our deepest gratitude to them for supporting our event.

Visionary Sponsor: Citizens Bank and Trust Co.

Welcome Sponsor: MITGI

Event Sponsors: 3M, ATHC, Hutchinson Health, and Uponor

In-kind Sponsors: CineMagic Century 9 Theatre, Crow River Winery, Innovative Foam, Kock’s Jewelry, Muddy Cow, and Oakdale Golf Course

 

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The Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Hutchinson Jaycees are excited to announce the Community Award winners. The winners are (from left to right) Young Leader of the Year – Luke Krueger, Volunteer of the Year –Mavis Schwanke, Teacher of the Year – Gloriann Heikes, and Business Person of the Year – Dean Bertram.

You can find more pictures from this event here:  Hutchinson Chamber’s Facebook page


Passing of the Gavel – Chamber Board Chair

The Chamber takes this opportunity to thank 2019 Chamber Board Chair Roman Bloemke for his service to the Board and to each of us in the past year; and we welcome the 2020 Chamber Board Chair Beth Gasser into that position.

The Chamber would also like to thank outgoing Chamber Board Member Keith Heikes for his committed service.


Passing of the Gavel – Hutchinson Ambassadors

The Chamber takes this opportunity to thank 2019 Ambassador President Leah Watzke  for her service to the Ambassadors and to each of us in the past year; and we welcome the 2020 Ambassador President Matt Bielke  into that position.


2020 Tourism Marketing Grant Deadline – March 1st

Grant applications are due by March 1, 2020! Click the link below for more information.

Since 2013, the Chamber has enjoyed granting money to events held in Hutchinson hosted by nonprofits and for-profits. 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 applications can be found on our Tourism Marketing Grant blog.  Grants will be awarded March 31, 2020 for applications returned by March 1, 2020.

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


Quarter 2 Table Tents – Deadline March 1st

The deadline for Quarter 2 Tables Tents is just around the corner, be sure to get your entry in today!

Due to a lack of entries, Quarter 1 Table Tents were not printed. We have had countless inquiries about where they are. Many people rely on them to know what is happening in Hutchinson. What a great marketing opportunity for your event! Table tents are a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to reach Hutchinson area residents and visitors.  The Chamber prints and delivers over 900 table tents around the community. Make sure you get your event added to the Chamber’s table tents.

The cost is $30 Chamber Table Tent form - blankper event listing for community members. Chamber Members receive a $10 discount per event listing. Submitting an event is easy… just complete the printable Table Tent Entry Form and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber.

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 2 (April, May & June) is March 1.

If you want table tents delivered to your business or if you want to submit an event for an upcoming table tent, please contact the Hutchinson Chamber by phone 320-587-5252 or by email

office@explorehutchinson.com.


Business Connection logo

Please join us for March’s Business Connection hosted by Health Source Chiropractic on Friday, March 6th from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

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:

HealthSource Chiropractic
Friday, March 6th from 7:00 am to 8:00 am.

Register Here for the March Business Connection 

 

Thank you to February’s Business Connection host – St. Anastasia’s.

Invitation to Business Connection & Business After Hours

Please extend an invitation to Business Connection and Business After Hours to your employees.  All Chamber Members and their employees are welcome to these programs. Please remember to register for the events through the links provided in this newsletter.


Maximize Your Membership!

Job Postings for Chamber Members — Are you looking for qualified applicants to fill open positions at your business? Post you job openings on ExploreHutchinson.com through your Chamber Membership. Use us as a trustworthy resource to get the word out about your available positions. We reference these job postings and share them on our Facebook page! Click on the image below for instructions, or call the Chamber with questions.

Are you hiring? Post your job on ExploreHutchinson.com (pdf)


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.

 

February’s Business After Hours will be held on

Thursday, February 13th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at

Edina Realty, located at 904 Highway 15 S, Hutchinson, MN

Click here to register for February’s Business After Hours or call the Chamber at 320-587-5252.

 

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March’s Business After Hours will be held on

Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at

B & B Sports & RV  20271 MN-15, Hutchinson, MN

Registration coming soon!


New & Renewing Chamber Members

We would like to welcome our new members to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!

  • Berger Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Larson Building Inc.

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

  • Ace Hardware
  • Adara Home Health
  • Applebee’s Bar & Grill
  • Area 22 Paintball
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cal-Tex Companies
  • CenBank
  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites
  • Collin Peterson
  • Crow River Golf Club
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • Dostal Electronics Center
  • Echo Family Dental
  • Ecumen Oaks & Pines
  • Excelsior Homes, Inc.
  • FRF Productions
  • Hager Jewelry Inc
  • Harmony River Living Center
  • Hillyard, Inc.
  • Hjerpe Contracting, Inc.
  • Holiday
  • Hometown Realty, Inc.
  • Hutch Café
  • Hutchinson Area Dollars for Scholars
  • Hutchinson Bus Line, Inc.
  • Hutchinson Center for the Arts
  • Hutchinson Elks Lodge 2427
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Hutchinson Kiwanis Club
  • Hutchinson Lions
  • Hutchinson Rotary
  • James Young & Associates, Ltd.
  • Kock’s Jewelry, Inc.
  • Larry & Connie Fraser
  • Legend Companies
  • Little Crow Archery Club
  • Masterson Staffing Solutions
  • Maurices
  • McDonald’s
  • McLeod Cooperative Power
  • McLeod County Abstract & Title Services
  • McLeod County Fairgrounds
  • New Discoveries Montessori Academy
  • New Era Financial Group, Inc.
  • Nuvera
  • Oakdale Golf Club
  • Parkview Dental
  • Piehl, Hanson, Beckman, P.A.
  • Primary EyeCare
  • Quade Electric
  • RAM Buildings, Inc.
  • Regional Eye Specialists, P.A.
  • Ridgewater College
  • River of Hope Lutheran Church ELCA
  • Runnings
  • Sheila Murphy
  • SNAP Fitness
  • Sonora’s Mexican Restaurant
  • South Skyview Estates
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • State Farm Insurance, Steve Kropp
  • Title Mark
  • Tri County Water Conditioning, Inc.
  • Uponor
  • Viking Signs
  • West Central Industries
  • Wetterling & Roepke Financial Services
  • Zellas

Business of the Month

February’s Business of the Month is Chamber Member Hager Jewelry. This locally owned full-service jeweler has been been in operation since 1913! You may recognize them by their signature clock outside their downtown location. They offer watch and ring repair, customization, and a full retail store. To learn more about Hager Jewelry click here.

138 Main St S 
Hutchinson, MN 55350
http://www.hagerjewelry.com
http://facebook.com/hagerjewelry

 

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.

January’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • CorTrust Bank

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.


Something from Mary!

Mary Hodson
Networking is for everyone

Insight into the Chamber’s networking events.

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

 


Save the Date!

  • FEBRUARY
    7      Business Connection
    12    PULSE Lunch & Learn
    13    Business After Hours

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

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

    MAY
     1        Business Connection
    13      PULSE Lunch & Learn
    14      Business After Hours
    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