What’s Happening in February 2018

Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo

Registration for the Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo is now open.  Register by March 2nd to take advantage of early-bird pricing!  Are you not familiar with the Bring It Home Expo?  This event is a great way to showcase to our community what your business does.  All participating businesses/organizations must be located within a 10 mile radius of Hutchinson.  The Bring It Home Committee hosts this event to showcase what is in Hutchinson, and remind our community members that there is no need to leave Hutchinson to purchases the goods and services that you may need.

This one day expo is popular in our community, and with all age ranges.  There are activities for children and a food court set up for people to sit, relax, and enjoy some local food options.

Click here to learn more and to find registration information.


New Members

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

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

  • Hjerpe Contracting
  • Quade Electric
  • SEH of Hutchinson
  • Peace Lutheran Church
  • Runnings
  • McCormick’s Family Restaurant

Thank you!

The Hutchinson Chamber would like send a special thank you to Candace Hoversten and Hutchinson Health for donating $200 through their Volunteer Match Program to PULSE, the Professionals Under 40 Leading, Socializing & Educating group. PULSE will use these funds to sponsor events. Thank you again for your contribution!


Business of the Month

Please help us celebrate February’s Business of the Month,  CenBank!
Click here to learn more about CenBank


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors in celebrating two February’s Business After Hours events!

Snap Fitness

Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Hutchinson Enterprise Center

Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


These events, along with all Business After Hours events, are open to all Chamber Member business employees.  If you are the only primary representative with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

Click here to register for the February 8th Business After Hours at Snap Fitness 
or
Click here to register for the February 22nd Business After Hours at the Hutchinson Enterprise Center
or
call the Chamber at 587-5252.


Save the Date!


Job Postings for Chamber Members

Are you looking for qualified applicants to fill open positions at your business? Post your 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 on our Facebook page!  Click on the image below for instructions or call the Chamber at 320-587-5252 with questions.


Something from Mary!

We work together! ( I may or may not have a Grease song in my head now.)

I was on social media earlier today, and I noticed something….. RiverSong is looking for Volunteers. Like most non-profits and events, they need help making things happen before and during the event. They were even looking for someone to attend Music in the Park and promote RiverSong- genius!

Why am I telling you this….   Click here to read Mary’s article: 


Table Tent Deadline: March 1st, 2018!

Are you planning an event for April, May or June 2018?  Make sure you get your event added to the Table Tents!  The deadline to add events for the 2nd quarter is March 1st.  The cost is $20/listing for Chamber Members and $30/listing for non-members.  We print 900 table tents and deliver them around the community.  An image of the table tent is also shared on social media.  The last time we shared an image of the table tent on our Facebook page, it had over 2,000 views!  

To submit an event, click here to email Gina or call 234-0786.


Save the Date!


2018 Annual Chamber Event: “Let’s Make A Deal”

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2018 Annual Chamber Event, “Let’s Make A Deal” a huge success! A special thank you to Compass Occasions, Crow River Winery, Ashley Homestore and Factory Direct Furniture for making the evening a zonk-free occasion. We would also like to thank our Visionary Sponsor: Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and our Champion Sponsors: MidCountry Bank, MITGI and Hutchinson Health.

Additionally, please help us congratulate our 2017 Community Award Winners!

Congratulations Peggy Westlund: 2017 Educator of the Year

Congratulations Kelsey Wichman: 2017 Young Leader of the Year

Congratulations Beth Gasser: 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations Miles Seppelt: 2017 Business Person of the Year


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What’s Happening in January 2018

2018 Annual Chamber Event – “Let’s Make a Deal”

January 19, 2018 –  Join us for the Hutchinson Chamber’s Annual Event – “Let’s Make a Deal” at the Crow River Winery from 5pm to 9pm.

What happens to people the do not wear a costume to the event? They become a “Couch Potato.”

Which door will you choose? Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3… be careful to not choose the door with  the ZONK!

Additionally, the Community Awards for Business Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Young Leader of the Year will be announced. You wouldn’t want to miss this event. Click here to register for event.


New & Renewing Members

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

  • Cal Tex Electric
  • Kokesch, LLC

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

  • Albers Insurance
  • American Family Insurance – William Young
  • Applebee’s
  • Averyron Homes, Inc.
  • Bernick’s Pepsi
  • Bonneville Land & Cattle, LLC
  • Bursch Travel Agency, Inc. L.M.
  • Cash Wise Foods
  • Chef Craig’s Catering
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co
  • City of Hutchinson
  • Compton-Anderson Construction
  • Connie & Larry Fraser
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dobratz Hantge Chapel
  • Dostal Electronics Center
  • Edward Jones – Kim Winter
  • Excelsior Homes, Inc.
  • Fahey Sales Agency
  • Family Rexall Drug
  • Farm Bureau Financial – Ryan Elbert
  • Hager Jewelry, Inc.
  • Hanson & Vasek Construction
  • Hillyard, Inc.
  • Holiday
  • Hometown Realty
  • Hutch Bowl and Squeaky’s Bar & Grill
  • Hutch Café
  • Hutchinson Co-op
  • Hutchinson Downton Association
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Hutchinson Jaycees
  • Hutchinson Leader
  • James Young & Associates, Ltd.
  • Jay Malone Motors
  • Juul Contracting Co.
  • KDUZ/KARP Radio
  • Kock’s Jewelry
  • Kraft Walser Law Office
  • L & P Supply Co.
  • Landy Lodge Bar and Grill
  • Laraway Roofing, Inc.
  • Little Crow Archery Club
  • McDonald’s House of Hutchinson
  • McGraw-Mahon, P.A.
  • McKimm Milk Transit
  • McLeod Cooperative Power
  • Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin – Neil Jensen, Partner
  • MITGI
  • New Discoveries Montessori Academy
  • Ohly Americas
  • Pheasant Run Retreat
  • PHG – Piehl, Hanson, Beckman, P.A.
  • Primary EyeCare
  • Prince of Peace Retirement Living
  • Pro Maintenance, Inc.
  • Redline Systems
  • Regional Eye Specialists, P.A.
  • Shamrock Inn
  • Simonson Lumber Co.
  • Slumberland Furniture
  • Southwest Eye Care
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • Subway – Hwy 7
  • The Village Shop
  • Town & Country Tire
  • Viking Coca Cola
  • West Central Industries
  • Westlund Associates
  • Wetterling & Roepke Financial Services
  • Zellas

January Business of the Month

In January we are highlighting Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery as our Business of the Month!

The NFL playoffs are upon us – families gather around their televisions sporting their favorite team apparel and hope that this year will be the year their team to makes it to the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl will be highlighted and discussed throughout January, but it isn’t the only “bowl” that will be featured this month in Hutchinson.

To learn more about Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery click here.

 


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors as they kick off the 2018 Business After Hours events!

CenBank – Hutchinson

Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This event, along with all Business After Hours events, are open to all Chamber Member business employees.  If you are the only primary representative with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

Click here to register for the January Business After Hours or call the Chamber at 587-5252.


Save the Date!

Bring it Home Expo – Saturday, April 14th, 2018. More information to come!

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What’s Happening in December 2017

2018 “Let’s Make a Deal” / formerly known as the Annual Banquet

Friday, January 19, 2018 –  Join us for the Hutchinson Chamber Annual Banquet!  Save yourself from a “ZONK” and save the date! Costumes are highly encouraged as we will be playing “Let’s Make a Deal” games. Click here to register for event. 


Community Awards

Community Award Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 22, 2017 by 12:00PM.  Each year the Hutchinson Chamber teams up with the Hutchinson Jaycees to thank the people in our community that are doing extraordinary things!  We all know a few people who deserve to be nominated, so take a few minutes and nominate them today. These people rarely get the appreciation they deserve.

Nominations are being accepted for:
Business Person of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Young Leader of the Year (under 35 years of age)

Click here to get the nomination form.

Please help us congratulate Paul Merkins, the 2017 Ag Person of the Year!


December Business of the Month

We are excited to highlight The Paint Factory as our December Business of the Month!

To learn more about The Paint Factory please click here.


Holiday Business After Hours

The Hutchinson Ambassadors are excited to be hosting their annual Holiday Business After Hours event.  This event, along with all Business After Hours events, are open to all Chamber Member business employees.  If you are the only primary representative with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us!

Landy Lodge Bar & Grill

Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:00 – 6:00PM

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Click here to register or call the Chamber at 587-5252.


New & Returning Chamber Members

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

We also want to thank our renewing Members!


Something from Mary

Let’s be clear, I love the movie White Christmas, but I am not dreaming of a white Christmas…. I’m all for a light dusting after everyone has arrived at their destination, so it looks iconic like a good old fashioned Hollywood musical. But here we are, IN Minnesota, the state where it can hail one day and snow the next…. Oh wait, it did.

Click here to read more here… 


Small Business Saturday – Thank You!

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to everyone that came out on Small Business Saturday to shop local! A huge shout out to our “Red Clad Elves” which included members from the Bring It Home Committee, Chamber Board of Directors and Hutchinson Ambassadors. The “Red Clad Elves” were on Main Street enticing patrons to spin the Welcome Station’s spinning wheel that allowed them to choose a gift from the Giving Tree. The “Red Clad Elves” were also out and about in Hutchinson surprising shoppers with gift cards that they could use to pay for their purchases.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to all the businesses that donated to Small Business Saturday. Your donations, time and talents made Small Business Saturday a huge success one again!

#ShopSmall   #MuchInHutch   #LoveWhereYouLive


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What’s Happening in November 2017

Small Business Saturday

Do your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday and support our community in a big way! Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite community events. The Chamber Board has once again decided to support local businesses with payments towards shopper’s purchases. The smiles we see from store owners, and the shoppers, are what make this day stand out for us. It’s always great to see so many people out shopping with loved ones, while supporting our local businesses. We hope to see you shopping in Hutchinson on November 25th!

Businesses, this is your day to shine! We want to help you with that. Once again our Bring It Home Committee has some fun planned.

To learn about all the great ways you can participate click here.


Taste of the Holidays

Do you have your tickets yet?! Don’t wait to purchase yours, this event has sold out the last several years, and you don’t want to miss it! Taste of the Holidays will be held Thursday, November 16 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Crow River Winery. Tickets are $15 in advance. Advanced sale tickets can be purchased from any Hutchinson Ambassador or at our office.  If all the advance sale tickets are not sold before the event they will be $20 at the door.

This event will not only give you great holiday gift ideas, you will get to sample tasty treats from many food and beverage vendors.  Come hungry, your tummy will thank you!

 


Thank You! farm-fatigue-tractor-logo

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 out in the field during harvest time. These items are sincerely appreciated by the farmers. Thank you to all the businesses that donated items this year!

Click here for a full list of businesses that donated items this year! 


Community Awards & Banquet

Save the Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 – “Let’s Make a Deal” to join us for the Hutchinson Chamber Annual Banquet! More information to come!

Community Awards will be awarded at the banquet.  Do you know someone in our community that is doing great things? Nominate them today!  Awards are given for:

  • Business Person of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Young Leader of the Year (under 35 years of age)

Click here to learn more and to get the nomination form


New & Returning Chamber Members

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

  • New Journey United Church of Christ
  • Down with Diabetes Alliance

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Home State Bank
  • Hutchinson Area Community Foundation
  • Joanie’s Catering
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Company
  • Hutchinson Downtown Association
  • Quilt Haven on Main
  • B&C Plumbing and Heating
  • Jonny Block
  • MeshedDesigns
  • Mary Kay – Jessi Wendland

Table Tent Deadline: December 1st, 2017!

Are you planning an event for January, February or March 2018?  Make sure you get your event added to the Table Tents!  The deadline to add events for the 1st quarter is December 1, 2017.  The cost is $20/listing for Chamber Members and $30/listing for non-members.  We print 900 table tents and deliver them around the community.  An image of the table tent is also shared on social media.  The last time we shared an image of the table tent on our Facebook page, it had over 2,000 views!  To submit an event email Ashley or call 234-0789.


Something from Mary

Retail isn’t dead. Small Businesses aren’t dying.

On-line shopping isn’t going away.

There is room for both. Room for both doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for change. AHHHH- the dreaded CHANGE word. How about Refresh? Update? Possibilities? Transformation? Revolution? Revenue?

Click here to continue reading Mary’s Article:


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What’s Happening in October 2017

Thank You!

September 15th & 16th we held our 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.  Into every life a little rain must fall… and so, we didn’t let the weather dampen the weekend. We had a awesome weekend! The festival was a huge success again this year and would not have been possible without the help of some fantastic sponsors, volunteers and workers.

Thank you to the MANY businesses that make adjustments to allow Arts and Crafts Festival to bring in 12,000 people to our community. 12,000 people shopping at event (tax revenue), shopping/eating/staying/playing at local businesses (wages, tax base revenue) and TOURISM!

Did you know many people share with us they come back to Hutchinson because they feel endeared to our community? They enjoy our shops, restaurants, trails and parks, friendly service and kindness. What a great legacy to have in the state of Minnesota!

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support at the Arts & Crafts Festival:

  • Ashley Furniture
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Citizens Bank & Trust
  • Crow River Winery
  • Elena’s Bakery
  • McCormick’s Family Restaurant
  • MeshedDesigns
  • MidCountry Bank
  • NU-Telecom
  • Send Out Cards
  • South Point Financial Credit Union
  • Stamp-N-Storage

We would also like to put a spotlight on the backstage people of Arts & Crafts. Thank you for all your support. As well as a special THANK YOU to the Hutchinson Police for keeping this event safe and for all the hard work they do during this busy weekend.

  • Cash Wise Foods
  • City of Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Parks & Rec
  • Hutchinson Police Services
  • Kwik Trip
  • ShopKo
  • Walgreens
  • West Central Sanitation

Again, THANK YOU to everyone that helped out with this event. We hope to see everyone again next year!


Election of Board of Directors

In accordance with Hutchinson Chamber & 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 questions or petitions may be directed to Mary Hodson 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 persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of petition as provided in these By-Laws. A list of the 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 (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.

Recommend Candidates: Jesse Bjur


Meet the Staff!

As always the Chamber staff is committed to providing you with the information you need to do business in Hutchinson or visit Hutchinson, MN. Ashley Gabbert and Gina Buske are excited to be on staff at the Chamber and look forward to working with you.

Click here to learn more about Ashley and Gina.


Thank You! farm-fatigue-tractor-logo

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 out in the field during harvest time.  These items are sincerely appreciated by the farmers.  Thank you to all the businesses that donated items this year!

Click here for a full list of businesses that donated items this year!


Hutchinson Ambassadors

The Hutchinson Ambassadors will be hosting the Taste of the Holidays on Thursday, November 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Crow River Winery.  Advance tickets are $15 and will be sold by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office. There are limited tickets each year and this event has sold out for the past several years.  As a result make sure to get your tickets early! For more information, visit the Hutchinson Ambassadors Facebook Page. 


New & Returning Chamber Members

We would like to thank the following members for renewing  their partnership with the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce:

  • 3M
  • Elena’s Bakery – The Sweet Spot
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Associated Benefits and Risk Consultation
  • Hansen Gravel, Inc.
  • AMS Coating Systems
  • Animal Medical Center on Crow River
  • J&R Auto Repair
  • Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment
  • St. Anastasia Catholic Community
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Crow River Nutrition

October Business of the Month

 

The October Business of the Month is Trimmings and Charm!

Learn more about Trimmings and Charm click here.

 


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors for Business After Hours on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm!

Click here to register


Something from Mary

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Why Chamber Membership? … It’s considered an effective business strategy.

Click here to read Mary’s article

 

 

 


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What’s Happening in September 2017?

43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson

We hope you will join us for the 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival and Taste of Hutchinson. The Festival dates are Friday, September 15th from 10-6 and Saturday, September 16th from 9-4. This Festival is full of handmade items and crafts from vendors that travel from all areas of the country. We have several returning vendors and many NEW vendors that are eager to share their creations with you.  Please invite your family and friends to attend this community favorite event! For more information follow our Facebook Event Page.

Taste of Hutchinson {New this year} LIVE MUSIC!  Friday: Javier Matos 11AM – 1PM, Mike Munson 2PM – 4PM, and Shaw – 5PM – 7PM.  Saturday: Phoenix Drumline 10AM – 10:45AM, Andy Austin 11AM – 1PM, and Lowland Lakers 1:30PM – 3PM.

Arts & Crafts Festival Volunteers NEEDED!!

We need HELP! That shouldn’t be a huge surprise to everyone, but to be more specific – we need help for our Arts & Crafts Festival!

For information on how to volunteer for the Arts & Crafts Festival please click here. Simply type your name in, provide your phone number and EMAIL. (There is no save button, it automatically saves what you type.)

If you have a friend who might like to volunteer, please provide the link to them as well. With 10,000-12,000 people attending each year, volunteers are critical. Volunteering is a fabulous experience and it is a great way to get involved in the community.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us by phone 320/587-5252 or email Mary. 

Arts & Crafts and Taste of Hutch

 

 

 


Something from Mary

BrewDog, a Scotland based company is giving their 1,000 worldwide employees one week’s paid leave when they welcome a new puppy into their lives.

Hey, I’ve got your attention, don’t I?! Although the above statement is true… I do know I have your attention…. We could talk about perks, benefits and zero-vacation all day… but right now… let’s talk about the perks and benefits of being a member of the Hutchinson Chamber.

I have TWO new Perks and a new Project to tell you about!

Click here to read the rest of Mary’s article.


September Business of the Month

The September Business of the Month is Richard Larson Builders, Inc.

Click here for more information on Richard Larson Builders, Inc.


New & Returning Chamber Members

We would like to thank the following members for renewing  their partnership with the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce:

  • Carpets Plus ColorTile Design Show
  • Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery
  • Culver’s
  • E. G. Rud & Sons, Inc.
  • e2 Electrical Services
  • Edwards Jones – Dean Winter
  • Equul Access, Inc.
  • Factory Direct Furniture
  • Flagship Capital Advisors
  • Hutchinson Hockey Association
  • Mini Biff, LLC
  • RiverSong
  • Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed Music in the Park this summer! We had another year of great bands and social hosts. Also, we are excited to announce that Music in the Park will be hosted by RiverSong and Historic Hutchinson beginning in 2018.

A huge THANK YOU to all the sponsors:

  • 3M
  • American Legion Post #96
  • Cash Wise Foods
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co
  • Crow River Glass
  • Edward Jones: Pat Chapman, Nick Pederson, Dean Winter & Kim Winter
  • Home State Bank
  • Hutchinson Health
  • Hutchinson Technology
  • Jaycees Water Carnival
  • Mediacom
  • MidCounty Bank
  • Parkview Dental
  • PBOE Elks #2427
  • State Farm Insurance: Mike McGraw
  • VFW Post #906
  • Walmart
  • Woodstone Senior Living

Table Tent Deadline Reminder

The deadline to submit events for the 1st quarter of 2018 (January, February, March) table tents is December 1st. Table Tents are brought to dozens of business in Hutchinson, getting hundreds of views a day! To submit an event, email Ashley or call 320/234-0789. Also, if you submit an event to the table tents, make sure to add it to the online Community Calendar.


Thank You to our Golf Sponsors!

We would like to thank everyone that came out for the Hometown Golf Challenge this past July. Kudos to our Hole-In-One Sponsors:  Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Factory Direct Furniture, and Valley Sales of Hutchinson. Thank you to Hutchinson Health for being our Welcome Sponsor, MITGI for being our Lunch Sponsor, and Citizens Bank for being our Visionary Sponsor. We would also like to thank all of the businesses that donated to and sponsored this event. Thank you to the volunteers for all your help and for everyone that came out to play golf. We wouldn’t be able to have this fun event without all of your support!


Calling All Businesses – Your Workforce Needs You Now!

Click here to learn more about TigerPath. Here you will fill in contact information and your ability to help students in ANY AREA of workforce. Businesses can EASILY sign up to offer anything from internship, mentorship, apprenticeship or work experience arrangement with an upperclassman at HHS. Make a difference in Hutchinson’s workforce pipeline of tomorrow, today!


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What’s Happening in August 2017?

Leadership Institute: Application for 2017-2018 is Now Open!

We are happy to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 29th 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.

Click here for the application and more information.

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


Farm Fatigue

Farm Fatigue Tractor LogoEach harvest season, our Agri Business committee works hard to deliver buckets of goodies to our farmers in the fields in McLeod County. If your business is interested in supplying goodies or money for this program, please complete and return the 2017 Farm Fatigue Flyer. 

 

 


New & Returning Chamber Members

We want to welcome our new members:

  • Ashley Furniture (Opening Soon!)

Thank you to our July renewing Members!

  • Ag Systems
  • Amazing Grace Boutique
  • Carly’s Shoes
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Century 9 Theater
  • Evergreen Apartments
  • FRF Productions
  • Hutchinson Dental Center
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • New Century Academy
  • Novation Credit Union
  • Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza
  • People Ready

Something from Caroline (Our Summer Intern)

As my busy summer in Hutchinson comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect back on all of the experiences I’ve had and how they’ve helped me grow. This summer, I held the title of Hutchinson Princess, Hutchinson’s Aquatennial Candidate and Hutchinson Chamber Summer Intern. Although these titles each included very different obligations, one thing remained among them all: my love for the community of Hutchinson.

There truly is #muchinhutch and I’m honored to have been involved in the many activities this year to help our community grow. From Dairy Days to Crazy Days, there was always a fun event going on that needed a Princess or a Chamber Intern to help (or both)! These experiences have helped me appreciate all of the work that is contributed from community members that make these events possible.

Being the Chamber Summer Intern has been an experience I will never forget. I have learned so much about our community and it has made me love it even more. Although my reign as princess may be over, and my time at the chamber is soon coming to a close, I will always ‘love where I live’ and call Hutchinson my home.


43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson

Make sure to put September 15th & 16th on your calendar!

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Table Tents

The deadline to submit events for the 4th quarter (October, November, December) table tents is September 1!  To submit an event, email Mollie or call 234-0789.  Also, if you submit an event to our table tents, make sure to add it to the online 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 the chamber website.


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What’s Happening in July 2017?

Crazy Days 2017

Coupon Sheet of Savings deadline is FRIDAY JULY 7th! The Coupon Sheet of Savings will help businesses bring customers in and move product out.  In 2017 we will be changing the dates of Crazy Days to July 27-29.

If your business would like to participate in Crazy Days please download the registration form here: 

Questions? Please call our office at 320-587-5252 or visit our website for instructions. 


Hometown Golf Challenge

Let’s Go Crazy, Let’s Go Golf! The Golf Challenge theme this year will be MUSIC. We are excited to have some fun at the Hometown Golf Challenge, and we want to let you in on it too!  Hometown Golf Challenge a fun and easy event to highlight your business.  2017 Hometown Golf Challenge will be located at Oakdale Golf Club. 

We have many different sponsorship opportunities available, click on the link to fill out a Sponsor form. 2017 Golf Sponsor Form

Early Bird Golf Registration is due JULY 10th!! 

Golfer Registration Form:

Online Registration also available here:


Leadership Institute: Application for 2017-2018 is Now Open!

We are happy to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 29th 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.

Click here for the application and more information.

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


Dairy Day – Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who made Dairy Day a success! We would especially like to thank our sponsors!
Visionary Sponsor:

  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

Champion Sponsor:

  • Midcountry Bank

Event Sponsors:

  • 3M Hutchinson Plant
  • E.G. Rud and Sons Professional Land Surveyors
  • Hillyard Hutchison,Mn
  •  Home State Bank
  • Hutchinson Co-op
  • Hutchinson Health
  •  Hutchinson Leader
  • Hutchinson Technology
  •  Impressions
  • The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center
  •  NU-Telecom
  • Parkview Dental
  • Piehl Hanson Beckman, P.A.
  • Plumbing and Heating by Craig
  • Runnings Stores
  • Skyview Dairy
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo

And a special thank you to: 

  • Form-A-Feed
  •  Benny’s Meat Market
  • McLeod County Extension
  •  First District Dairy
  •  Hutchinson High School FFA
  •  Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Royal Family
  • McLeod County Dairy Princess and Ambassadors
  •  Princess Kay of the Milky Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July Business of the Month

In July we will be highlighting Minnesota Pottery Festival as our Business of the Month!

Click here to learn more about Minnesota Pottery Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 


Member Education Opportunity

“Hitting a Home Run”

July 11, 2017
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Dassel History Center
901 1st St, Dassel, MN 55325

The workplace wellness consortium team has planned a great gathering.
Everyone is welcome to come and learn about creating a culture of healthy employees in the workplace setting.

  • Free Yogurt Parfait Bar will be available
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Getting Your Game Plan together – Dr. Mike Keifer – How to get administration on board.
  • Area All Star’s: Personal and Organizational success stories
  • Learn How to Keep Score: Learn best practices from other professionals
  • Batting Order: Receive your first Wellness monthly Toolkit

Email Judy at judy@litch.com to reserve your ticket.


New Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!

Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber Members!

  • Amazing Grace
  • Canvasworks, Inc.
  • Crow River Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
  • Edina Realty, Inc.
  • Huski Townhomes
  • Outdoor Motion
  • Stamp-n-Storage
  • Vivid Image, Inc.

Something from Mary

Workforce Retention – what are you doing to KEEP employees?

– Volunteer Programs
– Pleasing Work Environment
– Deeper Employee Relationships
– Appreciation Programs
– Flexible Schedules

Read the rest of Mary’s article here: 


More information!

 

 

What’s Happening in June 2017?

Dairy Day 

Dairy Day is scheduled for this Friday, June 2nd in Library Square Park. We hope to see you there!

 

This year’s activities include:

  • Cow Milking Contest
  • Meet Princess Kay of the Milky Way
  • Fro-Yo Eating Contest
  • $5.00 meal
  • Children’s Activities
  • And so much more!!

Music in the Park

We are ready to kick off the summer with our annual Hutchinson Music in the Park! Bring your own chair, blanket and/or picnic dinner! Located at Library Square Park every Monday at 6:30 pm.

The Chamber is excited to be partnering with Historic Hutchinson, RiverSong and Compass Occasions in 2017, as we transition ownership of Music in the Park to these organizations.

 

 


Hometown Golf Challenge

Let’s Go Crazy, Let’s Go Golf! The Golf Challenge theme this year will be MUSIC. We are excited to have some fun at the Hometown Golf Challenge this year, and we want to let you in on it too!  This is a fun and easy event to highlight your business.  2017 Hometown Golf Challenge will be located at Oakdale Golf Club. 

We have many different sponsorship opportunities available, click on the link to fill out a Sponsor form. 2017 Golf Sponsor Form

Golfer Registration is now available!

Golfer Registration Form:

Online Registration also available here:


Leadership Institute: Application for 2017-2018 is Now Open!

 

We are happy to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 29th 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.

Click here for the application and more information.

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


June Business of the Month

In June we will be highlighting  Quilt Haven on Main as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about Quilt Haven on Main

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!


Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber Members!

  • Applebee’s
  • Below Zero Frozen Yogurt
  • Bob Ness
  • Businessware Solutions
  • Caspers Chiropractic Center
  • Days Inn & Suites
  • Fun Sports of Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Family Dentistry
  • Hutchinson Health Auxiliary
  • Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Association
  • Lillians of Hutchinson
  • Midwest Vision Centers
  • Oakdale Golf Club
  • Pizza Ranch Hutchinson
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • Valley Sales of Hutchinson, Inc.

Table Tent Deadline: June 1st, 2017!

Are you planning an event for July, August, or September 2017?  Make sure you get your event added to the Table Tents!  The deadline to add events for the 3rd quarter is June 1st!  The cost is $20/listing for Chamber Members and $30/listing for non-members.  We print 900 table tents, which are then delivered around the community. To submit an event email Casey or call 234-0786.


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors for Business After Hours on WEDNESDAY, June 7th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm!

Click here to register


Something from Mary

What Leadership Is To Me:

Recently Hutchinson Ambassador and Bring It Home Committee Member Brian Renner posted a remarkable story on Facebook. Someone who had signed up for Be The Match at his son Carter’s 2016 Benefit had received a call telling them they were a match to someone who needed a bone marrow transplant in the United States.

Read the rest of Mary’s article here: 


More Information for You!

What’s Happening in May 2017?

Hutchinson Leadership Institute

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Hutchinson Leadership Institute Graduates!

 Leadership Logo

Justin Baune                         Justin McGuire
Aaron Berry                           Juli Neubarth
Andrew Broll                         Ben Norgaard
Audrey Hollatz                     Dawn Renner
Mahogany James               Staci Schmidt
Tad Johnson                        Sara Waibel
Tyler Krischel                       Christina Weckwerth
Ashley Kuhnau                    Jarrod Witte
Participants, Sponsors, Alumni and Guests are invited to join us on May 17, 2017 to celebrate the graduation and community service project of the 2016-2017 Hutchinson Leadership Institute Class. Students in the Hutchinson Leadership Institute have the rare opportunity to turn knowledge into action by creating community projects as part of the program.

Hutchinson Leadership Institute Banquet
May 17th, 2017 – 5:30pm
Current Participants & Sponsors – No Fee
Alumni & Guests – $20 per person

If you would like to attend the Graduation & Banquet, or would like more information about registering for the 2017-2018 class, please contact the Chamber office at 320-587-5252 or email Mary.


Hometown Golf Challenge

Let’s Go Crazy, Let’s Go Golf! Our theme this year will be Music! We are excited to have some fun at the Hometown Golf Challenge this year, and we want to let you in on it too!  This is a fun and easy event to highlight your business.  2017 Hometown Golf Challenge will be located at Oakdale Golf Club. 

Here’s a little preview of what the Golf Challenge will look like!

  • $500 Shoot – Out, GUARANTEED  Winner.
  • $1,400 total Cash Prizes
  • Lunch & Dinner Meals Included
  • Two Beverage Carts

We have many different sponsorship opportunities available, click on the link to fill out a Sponsor form. 2017 Golf Sponsor Form

**Golfer registration forms will be available June 1**


Dairy Day

Save the Date! Dairy Day is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd in Library Square Park!

 

This year’s activities include:

  • Cow Milking Contest
  • Meet Princess Kay from the Milky Way
  • Fro-Yo Eating Contest
  • $5.00 meal
  • Children’s Activities
  • And so much more!!

If you are interested in sponsoring this community event please email Mary, or call our office at 320-587-5252.


Crazy Days – Save the Date!

Are you ready to go Crazy for Crazy Days?!  We sure are!  In 2017 we will be changing the dates of Crazy Days to July 27-29. Marketing for the event will soon start for outside of Hutchinson. The Chamber works hard to advertise this event to share that there will be great deals in Hutchinson.

More information to come!

 


Business of the Month

In May we will be highlighting  Stearnswood, Inc. as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about Stearnswood, Inc.

 


New Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!


Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber Members!

  • AKI
  • Benny’s Meat Market
  • Bob Ness
  • Hutch Sport Shop
  • Hutchinson Financial
  • Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Association
  • McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
  • Woodstone Senior Living

Table Tent Deadline: June 1st, 2017!

Are you planning an event for July, August, or September 2017?  Make sure you get your event added to the Table Tents!  The deadline to add events for the 3rd quarter is June 1st!  The cost is $20/listing for Chamber Members and $30/listing for non-members.  We print 900 table tents, which are then delivered around the community. To submit an event email Casey or call 234-0786.


Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors for Business After Hours on Thursday, May 11 from 4-6pm at Stearnswood, Inc.

Click here to register


Something from Mary

National Small Business Week April 30- May 6

So I know I beat the drum frequently, but here’s just another opportunity to THANK and RECOGNIZE our small businesses in the Hutchinson Area.

Read the rest of Mary’s article here: 

 


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