Stop Shop Drop – March 21, 2015

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The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is excited to again be working with our local businesses to promote this spring shopping event!  Stop Shop & Drop will be held on March 21, 2015.  Hutchinson area businesses will be offering shoppers discounts, specials, coupons, drawings, and more throughout the day.  Some will also be hosting special events!

Current List of Participating Businesses:

Amazing Grace Boutique ~ 11 Main St N ~ 10am – 4pm
Celebrating our 1 year Anniversary!  Stop in for in-store specials and giveaways!

Carly’s Shoes ~ 24 Main St N ~ 10am – 4pm
Stop in for in-store specials

Celebrate Dance, Fitness, & Wellness Studio ~ 518 Hwy 7 E ~ 9:30am – 11:30am
“Drop & Shop” Kids’ Dance Party – $10 per child (Ages 3 & up)
Drop off the kids for a morning of fun with dancing and games while you have a few hours to shop by yourself!

Country Girl Craft & Gift Expo ~ 1005 Hwy 15 S, Plaza 15 / Hutchinson Event Center ~ 10am – 4pm
Amway (Nancy Nackerud) – including Artistry Skin Care, Legacy of Clean Cleaning Supplies, Nutrilite, and more
B&C Creations – Jewelry & Beadwork Desigins, sign up for Beading Classes
BeautiControl (Tina Drey)
Bob Bohrer – Chair Massages $10 for 15 minutes
Bobber Lady’s Biz
Carole’s Crafts
Collars for Canines
doTerra (Aimee Hornburg)
Ginger’s Gifts
It Works  (Katie Clobes)
Joanie’s Catering
Julie’s Sewing & Sales
Kristi’s Krafts
Mary’s Crafts
Mary Kay (Diane Jankowski)
Miche Bags
Nerium (Roberta Lilienthal & Katie Rudolph)
Norwex ( Tammy Vanderhooft)
Paparazzi Accessories (Trisha Schilling)
Perfectly Posh (Amy Baumann)
Scentsy (Diane Andrade) – New Spring Products & Catalogs
Shelly Guggemos Handmade Crafts
Tastefully Simple (Carol Bahr)
Tina’s This N That
Thirty-One Gifts (Angela Brandel)
Tupperware (Cindy Patnaude)
Usborne Books & More
Young Living Essential Oils (Anne Quinner)
Younique (Jamie Sorgatz)

Crow River Winery ~ 14848 Hwy 7 E ~ 11 am – 10pm
10% off Minnesota Estate Wines / 10% off select Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar selections

Culvers of Hutchinson ~ 1510 Montreal St SE ~ 10am – 10pm
$1.00 Short Root Beer Floats

Hager Jewelry ~ 138 Main St S ~ 9am – 4pm
See store for specials & details

Kock’s Jewelry ~ 10 Main St S ~ 9:30am – 4pm
20% off in-store items (some exclusions may apply)

Lillians of Hutchinson ~ 21 N Main St ~ 10am – 3pm
Stop in for in store specials and drawings

Mary Kay (Jessica Wendland) ~ 564 Juul Rd SW

Maurices ~ 1370 Montreal St SE ~ 10am – 8pm

MeshedDesigns ~ 28 Main St N ~ 10am – 4pm
$5 off $50 or more / “Ribbon Special” – see store for details

Midwest Vision Centers ~ 1060 Hwy 15 S / Hutchinson Mall ~ 9am – 3pm
50% off Frames with the purchase of Lenses

Purse-a-nalaties ~ 34 Main St N ~ 10am – 5pm

Prairie Haven ~ 20284 Raven Ave ~ 10am – 6pm
Coffee, treats, and daily drawings

Quilt Haven on Main ~ 7 Main St N ~ 10am – 5pm
Draw your own discount!  With any purchase, win a chance for a $25 gift card giveaway.

rEvolve Clothing ~ 1060 Hwy 15 S/Hutchinson Mall ~ 10am – 6pm
All blue tags 75% off and get $5 off your purchase when you spend $50 or more

Shoe Sensation ~ 1060 Hwy 15 S / Hutchinson Mall ~ 10am – 6pm
Clarks Sale plus 30-40% off Clearance Section

Spring Vendor Show / Relay for Life Fundraiser ~ 255 Hwy 7 E / RE/MAX Today’s Realty ~ 10am – 3pm
1st Class Home Inspection – Free Radon Test with Scheduled Home Inspection
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It Works Global (Stephanie Pautzke)
Plexus Worldwide (Meghan Curry)
RE/Max Today’s Realty – Stop in & Register to win a $25 Gift Card!
Tastefully Simple (Jackie Pohlmeier) – Free gift registration. 10% of sales donated to Relay for Life
The Pampered Chef (Sarah Potts) – Free Samples & Drawing for a Free Pizza Stone
Trimmings & Charm
Usborne Books & More (Elizabeth Theisen)

The Back Yard Tanning Salon ~ 1060 Hwy 15 S / Hutchinson Mall
Purchase any Packet of Tanning Lotion (Saturday March 21st Only) and get your Tanning Session for Free
$5 off any Spray Tan or Tanning Package (Saturday March 21st Only)

The Paint Factory ~ 137 Main St S

The Village Shop ~ 114 Main St S ~ 9am – 5pm

Urban Escape ~ 1060 Hwy 15 S / Hutchinson Mall ~ 10am – 6pm
In store specials

Valley Sales of Hutchinson ~ 525 Hwy 7 E ~ 9am – 4pm
Stop in to register for a Free Oil Change

WCI Thrift Store ~ 900 Hwy 15 S ~ 10am – 5pm
Stop in for in-store specials

Woody’s Graphics ~ 35 Main St N ~ 10am – 3pm


A Crazy Good Time

The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism staff would like to thank everyone who came out and had  fun during Crazy Days!  We had such a wonderful time seeing so many people out supporting the area businesses.  A perk to having our office downtown is that we see people enjoying downtown Hutchinson, and Crazy Days brought even more people out.  It is always a great sight to see the sidewalks full of people smiling, carrying colorful bags, and maybe a treat from one of the restaurants. Thank you to the businesses that participated during Crazy Days, you are the ones that make this event fun!  It’s always entertaining to hear the conversations about the great things people are finding in Hutchinson.  This was our first time doing a coupon book, and from what we hear, people really liked having the coupons.

Also new this year was the window decorating contest.  Our office had a $250 cash prize for the winner, and the Hutchinson Leader also had  free marketing prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
This year we had nine businesses participate:

America’s Fitness Center
Citizen’s Bank & Trust Co.
Hager Jewelry
Primary Eye Care
State Farm Insurance – Kim Kotzer
The Paint Factory
Village Shop

The winners:
1 – The Paint Factory
2 – Citizen’s Bank & Trust Co.
3 – State Farm Insurance – Kim Kotzer

Thank you to all the businesses that participated! We look forward to more Crazy Days fun next year!

Let’s Go CRAZY!

HodsonIf you ask people who have lived in Hutchinson for a number of years, they will tell you that mid-summer brought CRAZY Days! Real craziness took place- CRAZY deals, CRAZY hours, CRAZY costumes, and people had a lot of fun.

July 10, 11 & 12, 2014…… It’s time to STAY CALM and GO CRAZY!

The Chamber is proud to be rousting people out of their homes, inviting people from all over our region, throwing up the store awnings and bringing some CRAZY back to Hutchinson. It’s not just downtown- it’s the entire town!

Any business can participate! Retail, Service, Restaurants, Lodging and Destination locations are ALL welcome to go CRAZY with us!

Businesses can participate by signing up with the Chamber, a simple business listing is free. A coupon in our coupon book is a $10 fee to list your CRAZY Days deal/discount/offer.

As a participating business consider a Crazy Days plan: What will you offer? Who will work? What can you do to encourage traffic during those three days? What will your Crazy Days windows look like? This mid-year time is a great way to re-connect with your regular customers, AND build relationships with NEW customers.

Crazy Days Window Decorating Contest: The Chamber will host this contest! Need ideas? Melissa has been adding to the Chamber’s Pinterest board ( with Window Decorating ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. Businesses can sign up with the Chamber to be part of the contest.

Marketing: The Chamber will be doing print marketing throughout a 60 mile radius of Hutchinson. This, added to our strong online presence, will spread the word of our CRAZY week of deals and fun! BUT, don’t forget to also spread the word through your own marketing avenues- we are all working together! When we all engage our target audiences it provides crossover for all businesses.

The Downtown Association will again host the Picnic in the Park on Friday. Saturday will bring the Farmers’ Market and an outdoor vendor tent event will be held at the Hutchinson Mall.

We’ll be listing as many of the local events for that weekend as possible, so be sure to list your event on the community event calendar on

Spread the word- tell your friends, family, customers and others- July 10, 11 & 12 will be CRAZY great in Hutchinson!