December 2020- Business of the Month

134 Main St S  Hutchinson, MN
(320) 587- 9379
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/Marcus.R.Max

The Max family moved to Hutchinson in 1994 and immediately fell in love with the community.  They knew it was a great community to raise a family and call home.  When Ameriprise first came to Hutchinson, it managed about 8 million dollars in assets.  Since then, they have grown and now manage over 225 million!  The staff has grown to include another advisor/Certified Financial Planner and 3 support staff.  They believe this growth can be attributed to providing exceptional client service and personal advice. 

Marc Max and team independently own and operate as a franchise with Ameriprise Financial, specializing in financial planning and investment management.  Their business focuses on retirement planning, tax planning and estate planning. 

Ameriprise credits much of its success to the support and giving of the Hutchinson community.  Therefore, have been happy to give back by participating and serving in various ways. Marc stated  “Between my wife, Michele, and I we’ve been active in Rotary, served on Church Committees, youth sports, school bond referendums, The Hutchinson Community Foundation, the Hutchinson Health Foundation and The ISD 423 Foundation.   We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to give back to your community with time and monetary support whenever possible.”

 

 

 

2020 Community Awards–Nominate today!

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

 

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

Printable form.

2020 Community Awards Nomination Form

  • Nominator Information

  • Your Name * Required
  • Nominee Information

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

What’s Happening- November 2020

Small Business Saturday! – November 28th

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

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

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

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Downtown Christmas- December 12th

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

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Maximize Your Membership!

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

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

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

Did you know?

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

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

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

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

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

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2021 Tourism Marketing Grant

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

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

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

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

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Business of the Month

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

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

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New & Renewing Members for October

Warmest Welcome to our NEWEST MEMBER of the Hutchinson Chamber!

We also would like to Thank the following members for renewing their partnership with us!

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

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Hutchinson Ambassadors

Hutchinson Ambassadors business logoThe Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social arm of the Hutchinson Chamber by actively supporting and promoting Hutchinson and its surrounding business community.

The Ambassador’s Facebook page is a great place to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.

You may have seen our Ambassadors around town – you can recognize them by their blue shirts and friendly smiles. They welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

October’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • Clay Coyote
  • Pizza Ranch

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

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

Give us a call today to book your next meeting.

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Something from Mary!

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

Read Mary’s Blog to learn more..

 

 

 

 

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November 2020- Business of the Month

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

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

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

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

 

Did you know?

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

 

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

 

October 2020- Business of the Month

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

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

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

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

 

Did you know?

They sell Automowers? Yes, really they do!

They have an extensive parts inventory on hand

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

Click here to listen to their radio interview!

 

Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Online Festival

The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online Arts & Crafts Festival for 2020. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold our annual event in person as in years past, so we created a new shopping experience for all to enjoy!

 

When clicking a vendor icon or image it will automatically re-direct to you their website or personal page.     Happy Shopping with all ours vendors who were registered to participate in this years festival before moving online!

 

Ashly Kay Creations / Forget me not Woolens 

 

 

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Carla K Design 

 

 

CCC Salon & Boutique

 

 

Cheryl's Nut ButtersBEST NUT BETTERS. EVER. NO JUNK ADDED! 

 

 

Cindy’s Crafts 

 

 

 

Your one-stop shop for fun, fashionable and unique collars and accessories for your favorite furry friend. Face masks for your favorite furry owner are a new addition! Custom orders always welcome. 

 

 

 

Color Street LogoA vast array of colors and nail art designs. 

 

 

D L Benson Clothing and More 

 

 

Farm Girl Fashion Women’s clothing and accessories 

 

 

 

NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS – NO PRESERVATIVES 

 

 

 

GOC Rocks

 

 

 

Janet Day- 763-972-2764 

 

Heavenly Designs Woodworking
Unique handmade wooden toys.

 

“where haute meets cold”
Women’s Clothing and Accessories 

 

 

 

JD’s Salsa Seasoning Mix is the perfect blend of the all natural spices needed to make a variety of Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipes in 30 seconds!

 

 

 

Jenifer LeClair Author 

 

 

 

Just Heavenly! is comprised of  two entities: “Heavenly Scents” (bath & body), and “Heavenly Hues” (cosmetics). 

 

 

Gary Harbo
A
uthor and illustrator of 30 exciting books for children 

 

 

 

Malnar Purses & Spoon Jewelry

Antique spoon rings, jewelry & felted purses & hats  

 

 

Handmade jewelry by Nyome & Virgina

 

 

No product at Olive on Tap is mass manufactured, IT’S THE REAL”HAND MADE” DEAL. 

 

 

 

Pampered ChefTogether We Make Mealtime Better 

 

 

 

 

Unique Personalized Custom Keepsake Glass Photo Ornaments

 

 

 

 

Simple-Trends

Masks, Headbands, Wool Mittens, Bling Mittens & Dog Collars. 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Salsas, Fruit Salsa, Guacamole Mix, Jams & Margarita Mix. 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Evolution

 

 

 

Birthstones, Bracelets, Gemstones, Necklaces & Rings 

 

 

 

 

Wind Spinners, Weathervanes, Wall Plates, Home Decor, Yard Decor, Collegiate & Dog Items. 

 

 

 

 

The Soap Shoppe

Affordable BATH & BODY options, safe for the whole family. 

 

 

 

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Hooded Poncho, Reading Pillow, Busy Bags, Baby Washcloths, Bibs (Child & Adult), Dish Towels & so much more! 

 

 

 

Wooden Hearts

Wooden Hearts is your one stop shop for home decor, gifts and much more! 

 

*****A HUGE Thank you to our Sponsors. We could not do this festival without YOU!*****

 

Event  Partners:

 

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Event Sponsors:

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Whats Happening in Hutchinson?- September 2020

Farm Fatigue “Bucket of Thanks” Event 2020

Each harvest, our AgriBusiness Committee works hard to deliver buckets
of goodies to our farmers in the fields within McLeod County.

If your business is interested in donating goodies or money for this program, please complete the printable 2020 Farm Fatigue Bucket form (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber by the deadline, Friday, September 4th, 2020.

 

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Business Connection – September 11

Thank you to everyone who attended our August Business Connection at Library square, it was great to see and hear everyone’s voices in person!

Please join us in Library Square at 7:30am for our Septembers Business Connection. Steve Kropp and Mike McGraw from State Farm will be hosting this event. Come check out their new office front located on Main Street. It will be a great view with limited traffic interruptions!

REGISTER HERE!

*Business Connection is a morning networking event that takes place at a Chamber business on the first Friday of each month.  Chamber members are invited to gather, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, share a quick update or information on their business/organization. We will always have a Chamber update for you as well.

Door prizes will be given out, so make sure you bring your business card to be entered into the drawing. Hand written cards will not be accepted due to safety guidelines. This networking opportunity is a great way to get to know people in the community and keep in touch with Hutch!

Business Logo for the Chamber's Business Connection

We are currently working to fill our 2021 Business Connection calendar, so if your Chamber business would like to learn more about becoming a Business Connection host, contact Cegi.

 

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Hutch CARES Loan

https://www.hutchcaresloan.com/

 

McLeod County CARES ACT

https://www.co.mcleod.mn.us/cares_act_grant_application/index.php

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Maximize Your Membership!

Looking for a place to meet your customers but would rather not pay a fee to use their space? Fret not, the Hutchinson Chamber has you covered! Included with all Chamber Memberships you’re welcome to use our board room FREE of charge!   Yes, FREE!  Tables and chairs will be arranged to match your request. Room allows social distancing as shown below.  

We’ll take care of the cleaning, you take care of your customers! 

Call or email Cegi today for a reservation.

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Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 Enrollment for 2020-2021 is Open!

Business logo for Hutchinson Leadership Institute

We are excited to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 32nd year! The Hutchinson Leadership Institute is hosted by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. This comprehensive program is designed to build community leaders. Over the period of nine months, participants will experience 10 days of training and classes. Each participant will be assigned to a group service project, which will assess community needs, determine a project, and facilitate the project working with other community members and/or groups.

Once you have completed the Leadership program, you can then participate in Leadership 2.0!  The 2.0 program takes a deeper dive into personal leadership and how it can impact the future of the entire community.

Click link for application:Hutchinson Leadership 2.0 (pdf)

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

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New & Renewing Members for August

Warmest Welcome to our NEWEST MEMBER of the Hutchinson Chamber!

We also would like to Thank the following members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • Carpets Plus ColorTile Design Showroom
  • Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
  • Crow River Youth for Christ
  • Customer Elation
  • e2 Electrical Services
  • Evergreen Apartments
  • Factory Direct Furniture
  • Heartland Ag Systems
  • HealthSource of Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson Pet Hospital
  • Junior Achievement of Hutchinson
  • LandsKapings
  • Maytag Laundry Tanning & Car Wash
  • Mini Biff
  • Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum

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Business of the Month

Have you recently started biking and found that you you truly enjoy it? Maybe you have added countless miles to your bike this year and need a few adjustments or even are considering an upgrade. Chad along with his team at Outdoor Motion is here for you!

141 Main Street S.  Hutchinson, MN
www.outdoormotionbikes.com  |  (320) 587-2453

Click here to learn more about Outdoor Motion 

Listen to Outdoor Motions radio interview

-The Chamber’s Business of the Month program is a free marketing opportunity that is only available to Chamber Members. The featured business is interviewed on KDUZ by Mary, the business logo and company information will be featured on the Chamber’s website for one month, we will put your logo and information in the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, as well as the Chamber highlighting your business in the Hutchinson Leaders’ business section.

If you are interested interested in this opportunity, please email or call Cegi at the Chamber.

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Hutchinson Ambassadors business logoThe Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social area of the Hutchinson Chamber by actively supporting and promoting Hutchinson and its surrounding business community.

The Ambassador’s Facebook page is a great place to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.

You may have seen our Ambassadors around town – you can recognize them by their blue shirts and friendly smiles. They host Business After Hours, welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

August’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • H Fit 360
  • Junk n Treasures
  • NewClay Pottery

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Business logo for PLUSE

Professionals Under 40 Leading Socializing and Educating

PULSE,  a committee of the Hutchinson Chamber, is a group of  Professionals Under the age of 40 who asked themselves that same question and then created the answer. Our goal is to help young people in the Hutchinson area become better Leaders, create a concrete Social network with professional value, and continue to Educate themselves on important life and business topics.

PULSE meets for Lunch & Learn events on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, January – May & September – December  from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Like the PULSE Facebook page to get the latest event information and registration links.

September 2020 will be conducted as a Zoom Lunch & Learn. Click here to learn more! 

Refer to the printable image below for the 2020 schedule.

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Something from Mary!

The Surge Was Real…. And now our capacity is depleted….

More about this story can be found on Mary’s Blog.

 

 

 

 

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COVID Information & Resources

The Hutchinson Chamber is supporting the Hutchinson Community during this time of need by providing resources for everyone. Please reference our links below on the latest information. We are doing our best to update as often as possible.

For the latest State information on COVID-19 please visit the
Governor’s COVID-19 Website.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, please visit the

 Minnesota Department of Health’s website.

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McLeod County and State Resources:

McLeod County Resources
COIVD-19 Testing Site (Starting Nov. 30th) Hutchinson Armory
Find a Saliva Community Testing site
COVID-19 Test at Home information

Minnesota Department of Health

Statewide Mental Health Resources

VETERANS SUPPORT
COVID-19 Disaster Relief Overview
COVID-19 Special Needs Grant Overview
COVID-19 Resources – Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

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Hutchinson Area Resources:

Business Guidance 
MN Chamber COVID Business Toolkit
City of Hutchinson COVID Information
Event Preparedness Plan

School District Resources:

Outdoor Dining Guidance
McLeod County COVID Updates
Hutchinson CARES Act for Small Businesses & Non-Profits
Cares Application

Southwest Initiative Foundation
Hutchinson Area Community Foundation
I.J. Burich Family Foundation

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thinkLOCAL

Now, more than ever, we need everyone to thinkLOCAL business for you needs.

Click here to find a list of Local Businesses

 

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