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.

 

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!

 

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

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

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.

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!

May 2020 – Business of the Month

Oakdale Golf Club

55106 Co Rd 38, Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
320-587-0525
info@oakdalegolfclub.com
Take a drone tour of the course here
Schedule a tee time here

Oakdale is located southwest of Hutchinson on picturesque Lake Allie. It has been in operation since 1965 and was a 9 hole golf course until its expansion in 1995. Mike and Laura Knodel purchased the course in 2011 and have enjoyed being owners. If there is one thing they would like you to know, it’s that everyone is welcome. The 18 hole course is open to the public and also features a driving range and full bar & grill. Not a golfer? That’s okay. Enjoy a meal at Chip Shots Grill & Bar. The restaurant is open to the public and features a full bar, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and baskets. On Friday evenings from 5:00 – 8:30 pm they feature a  special  menu which includes steak, walleye, garlic shrimp and more! Oakdale and Chip Shots is known for their excellent customer service and fun, casual, & friendly atmosphere. 

Find the menu here

*Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Chip Shots is doing take out on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm-7pm. Check the website for updates.

April Business of the Month

April Business of the Month

In honor of the great sacrifice local businesses have made to keep our community safe and healthy, we devote this month’s business of the month to Hutchinson area businesses. Please remember to think local and support those who have taken difficult and costly steps to protect our community. We appreciate all businesses and want to commend them all for their flexibility, ingenuity, and sacrifice in these difficult times. Check for up-to-date information on local businesses.

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Are you a local business? Thank you for all you have done for Hutchinson. We see your hard work. Thank you for taking bold action in these uncertain times. Please check our Business Resources page for important information for businesses. We update this page frequently.

March 2020 – Business of the Month

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

History:

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

 

What to Know:

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

 

The Current Season:

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

Important Fact!:

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

What would you like people to know about the Chamber?

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