What’s Happening June 2018!

Dairy Day is Friday, June 1 from 11:00am to 1:30pm

in Library Square Park. We hope to see you there!

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This year’s activities include:

  • ~~12:00 pm – Cow milking contest featuring celebrity milkers: Water Carnival Royal Family, McLeod County Dairy Ambassadors, Mayor Gary Forcier, Police Chief Dan Hatten & Fire Chief Mike Schumann
  • ~~12:30 pm – Fro-Yo eating contest sponsored by Below Zero
  • ~~Meet Princess Kay from the Milky Way
  • ~~$5.00 meal
  • ~~Children’s activities
  • ~~Cheese samples
  • ~~Live music

Hometown Golf Challenge

Do you have your (golf) bags packed???  This year’s participants at the Chamber’s Hometown Golf Challenge will be traveling “Around the World in 18 Holes!”  Are you ready to have some fun while networking and highlighting your business?

2018 Hometown Golf Challenge will be Monday, July 23 at the Crow River Golf Club. 

Here’s a little preview of some of this year’s itinerary and travel perks:

  • 11:00am registration and lunch
  • 12:00pm shotgun start
  • 5:00pm dinner and program
  • Four cash prizes – 1st place & three randomly drawn teams
  • $500 guaranteed cash shootout winner
  • Best team costume
  • Best decorated cart
  • Best costume & cart combo
  • Lunch & dinner meals included

We have many different sponsorship opportunities available, click here for a 2018 Sponsor Form.

Registration for the event is now open, click here for the 2018 Registration and Information.


Manufacturing in the Park & Picnic in the Park

On Friday, July 27, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, manufacturers, educators and related organizations in McLeod County will be in Library Square Park providing an interactive afternoon and engaging with community members. Come and learn who they are, what they do and why they may be looking for you! While learning through play and activities, you can also enjoy a $5 picnic-style lunch. Manufacturing in the Park coincides with Hutchinson Crazy Days and the Hutchinson Downtown Association’s Picnic in the Park

If you are interested in sharing manufacturing and education with the community, click here for registration form.


 Crazy Days – Save the Date!


Are you crazy for Crazy Days?!  We sure are!  

Mark your calendar for July 26 – 28. The Chamber advertises in publications locally and in surrounding communities to share the great deals offered during Hutchinson’s Crazy Days.

More information to come!


Hutchinson Leadership Institute & Leadership 2.0

Enrollment for 2018-2019 is Now Open!

We are happy to announce the Hutchinson Leadership Institute is back for its 30th 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! This brand new program will take a deeper dive into personal leadership and how it can impact the future of the entire community. 

Click link for application: Hutchinson Leadership Institute or Hutchinson Leadership 2.0

If you have questions about the Hutchinson Leadership program, please email Mary or call 320-234-0785.


Business of the Month

In June we will be highlighting  RiverSong as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about RiverSong.

 


New Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members!


Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber Members!


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

Check out the Ambassador’s Facebook to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.

May’s Ambassadors Visits:

Business After Hours is not held in June, July, August or September — See you in October 11th!

Business After Hours is a great way to learn about businesses in Hutchinson and network with fellow chamber members. This monthly event is Chamber invitation only and a way to get behind-the-scenes at our local businesses. Businesses interested in hosting a Business After Hours event, should contact the Ambassadors. Click here to email the Ambassadors


Something from Mary

YOU have it.

YOU have the power, knowledge and ability… to change the world.

YOU are capable of changing your life, your business and those around you.

Read the rest of Mary’s article here: 


Table Tent Deadline for Quarter 3 is June 1st 2018!


Are you planning an event for July, August or September 2018?  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 and deliver them around the community.

The deadline for Quarter 4 (October, November & December) is September 1.

To submit an event , click here to email Gina.

 


Upcoming Save the Dates

June 1 – Dairy Day Celebration
July 23 – Hometown Golf Challenge “Around the World in 18 Holes”
July 26-28 – Crazy Days
July 27- Manufacturing in the Park and Picnic in the Park
September 14 – 15 – Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson


More Information for You!

 

 

 


2018 June Business of the Month

Masonic / West River Park – North Bank of the Crow River

Hutchinson, MN 55350

 

Are you a fan of great music, fun activities, river-side views, camping, and delicious food and beverages? Grab your family and your tent – RiverSong Music Festival is something you don’t want to miss!

In 2007 the official RiverSong group was formed – their focus would be to provide, “a high-quality music and art festival experience in a natural and sustainable community setting,” but the first event wouldn’t take place until two years later in 2009. RiverSong will host its tenth music festival this July; it has grown to be a successful, highly-anticipated, community centric event that takes place each summer in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

If you’re a local resident looking for a chance to getaway this summer, you may not even have to leave the city limits. Stay on the campgrounds, experience the outdoors, listen to live music from different times and genres, enjoy a walk along the river, grab a bite to eat, take in a delicious beverage – there is something for everyone at RiverSong.

The festival prides itself on being a family-friendly and affordable event. There is free parking, free bike check, and free water available. Your kids can enjoy activities or listen to the kid-friendly musicians. RiverSong also features genres ranging from blues, rock, indie, country, Americana – you name it. You are bound to enjoy classic songs and find new favorites.

RiverSong is a favorite event for many locals, but brings in many of out-of-town guests as well, which is great for the Hutchinson community. The event gives people a reason to visit, shop, and explore our great town. RiverSong also leverages the wide array of strong community assets that are available. Many local businesses sponsor and support the event each year.

You can view the 2018 RiverSong schedule, purchase tickets, reserve campsites, sign up to volunteer, check out the sponsors, donate, and learn more about the event at www.RiverSongFestival.org.

 

What does RiverSong enjoy most about their Chamber membership?

“RiverSong appreciates the continual support, volunteers and engagement from the Chamber. Our Hutchinson Area Chamber helps sell tickets and spread the word about our festival. It is also helpful getting the word out to surrounding communities with programs like the Tourism Marketing Grant which we utilize for our billboards and print ads.”

Something from Mary!

YOU have it.

YOU have the power, knowledge and ability… to change the world.

YOU are capable of changing your life, your business and those around you.

For 30 years, the Hutchinson Leadership Institute has provided an opportunity for business people to learn more about themselves, create opportunities for deep personal connections, and showcase all Hutchinson has to offer.

YOUR business needs the best employees providing quality work, and pride in what they do and who they do it for. YOUR business needs powerful personal development, solid networking, and thoughtful leadership.

For 30 years, the Hutchinson Leadership Institute has brought speakers and educators to you and your employees. Provided almost 700 participants with discussion on topical issues like ethics, management, diversity, communications, and more.

For 30 years, it hasn’t been about who runs it, leads it, or provides it…. It is about YOU and YOUR business, OUR community, OUR Hutchinson.

Whether YOU or YOUR employees need the Leadership Institute, we look forward to meeting you in September.

If YOU have already been through Leadership Institute, we have now rolled out Leadership 2.0. An in-depth, deep-dive of who you are, and how you can lead others intentionally. The Chamber and Design Team are thrilled to be able to offer another program which helps YOU address workforce retention, building leaders up, and giving them tools to lead others.

YOU will be grateful YOU took action for yourself, your business and for others.

Next May you’ll be amazed at what you feel, what you know, and what you will have learned.

Click link for application: Hutchinson Leadership Institute or Hutchinson Leadership 2.0

What’s Happening in May 2018?

 Leadership Logo

Hutchinson Leadership Institute

Congratulations to the 2017-2018

Hutchinson Leadership Institute Graduates!

Justin Abfalter                     Jen Barnett                   Angie  Bloemke
Jackie Borka                         Gina  Buske                  James Chapman
Annie DeMeyer                     Andy Erlandson         Dale Gross
Erika  Kellen                           Robyn Lawson           Tanya Mackenthun
Missy Maiers                           Kayla Nemec              Alicia Nortrom
Colton Porter                         Kristen Schuft            Adam Smith
Chris Sperl                              Melissa Straka            Joe Tauer
Danielle Vander Ploeg       Nikki Willemssen       Dave Wollan

Participants, sponsors, alumni and guests are invited to join us on May 16, 2018, at the Crow River Winery to celebrate the graduation and community service project of the 2017-2018 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 16th, 2018 – 5:30pm

Crow River Winery
Current Participants, Sponsors & Guest – No Fee
Alumni & Additional Guests – $20 per person

If you would like to attend the graduation and banquet or would like more information about registering for the 2018-2019 class, please contact the Chamber office at 320-587-5252 or email Mary.


Learn about ADA accessibility for your building or business. From what the ADA barriers are, to developing your own plan… learn from the experts.

  • Tuesday, May 22 at Hutchinson Event Center
    7:45am Registration
    8:00-10:00am ADA Seminar

For more information and registration details click here!


Dairy Day / Friday, June 1 / 11:00am – 1:30pm / Library Square Park

 

Every year, over 1000+ supporters come to Library Square in celebration of Dairy Day, the annual official start of summer in Hutchinson. The Agri-Business Committee hosts Dairy Day honoring our vibrant farming community. Plan to stop down for a $5 meal and learn more about our local agriculture in Hutchinson and the surrounding communities.

This year’s activities include:

  • ~~12:00 pm – Cow milking contest featuring celebrity milkers include Water Carnival Royal Family, McLeod County Dairy Ambassadors, Mayor Gary Forcier, Police Chief Dan Hatten & Fire Chief Mike Schumann
  • ~~12:30 pm – Fro-Yo eating contest sponsored by Below Zero
  • ~~Meet Princess Kay from the Milky Way
  • ~~$5.00 meal
  • ~~Children’s activities
  • ~~Cheese samples
  • ~~Live music

For more information click here or if you are interested in sponsoring this community event click here for sponsorship form or call 320-587-5252.


Hometown Golf Challenge

Traveling by land, air or sea…… Our theme this year will be Around the World in 18 Holes! 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.  2018 Hometown Golf Challenge will be Monday, July 23 at the Crow River Golf Club. 

Here’s a little preview of some of this year’s itinerary and travel perks:

  • 11:00am registration and lunch
  • 12:00pm shotgun start
  • 5:00pm dinner and program
  • Four cash prizes
  • 1st place & three randomly drawn teams
  • Best team costume
  • Best decorated cart
  • Best costume & cart combo
  • Lunch & dinner meals Included

We have many different sponsorship opportunities available, click here for a 2018 Sponsor Form.

Registration for the event is now open, click here for the 2018 Registration and Information.


Manufacturing in the Park & Picnic in the Park

On Friday, July 27, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, manufacturers, educators and related organizations in McLeod County will be in Library Square Park and provide an interactive afternoon engaging with McLeod County community members. Come and learn who they are, what they do and who they are looking for…

Manufacturing in the Park coincides with Hutchinson Crazy Days and Picnic in the Park which is hosted by Hutchinson Downtown Association. While learning through play and activities, you can also enjoy a $5 picnic-style lunch.

If you are interested in sharing manufacturing and education with the community, click here for registration form.


 Crazy Days – Save the Date!


Are you crazy for Crazy Days?!  We sure are!  

Mark your calendar for July 26 – 28. The Chamber advertises in publications locally and in surrounding communities to share the great deals offered during Hutchinson’s Crazy Days.

More information to come!


Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2018 Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo another successful year! We want to thank all those who donated their time and talents. A special shout out to the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Randy Starke and his staff, to the Hutchinson Jaycees for setting up and taking down the booths and another to our own, Ashley Gabbert, who furnished us with a photo booth that provided hours of fun and photos that captured the days excitement! 

The Expo would not be possible if not for the businesses that graciously contribute to the event and to those braved the snowstorm and participated in the day.   

Last but never least, we would like to acknowledge our Event Sponsors, Champion Sponsors and Visionary Sponsor. Our deepest gratitude to these businesses for their generous support.

EVENT SPONSORS

Ashley HomeStore, Cash wise Foods, Century 9 Theater, Factory Direct Furniture, Goebel Fixture, Hutchinson Leader, Hutchinson Rotary, Luce Line Loops, NU-Telecom, Outdoor Motion, Piehl Hanson Beckman, Plumbing & Heating By Craig, Quade Electric, Stamp N Storage & Wal-Mart.

 CHAMPION SPONSORS

3M Hutchinson, Hutchinson Health, TDK– Hutchinson Technology & Uponor

VISIONARY SPONSOR

Citizens Bank & Trust


Business of the Month

 

In May we will be highlighting  Woodstone Senior Living Community as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about Woodstone Senior Living Community.

 


New Members

Welcome to our newest Chamber Member!


Renewing Members

Thank you to our renewing Chamber Members!

  • Adult Training and Habilitation Center
  • AKI
  • Benny’s Meat Market
  • Caspers Chiropractic Center
  • Edina Realty
  • Hutchinson Financial
  • Hutchinson Huskies Basketball Association
  • Keller Williams Realty Integrity – The Straka Group
  • LBC of Hutchinson
  • McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
  • NU-Telecom
  • Shoe Sensation
  • Twice is Nice



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

Check out the Ambassador’s Facebook to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.

April’s Ambassadors Visits:

May’s Business After Hours:

Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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! Preregistration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

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


Table Tent Deadline for Quarter 3 is June 1st 2018!

 

Are you planning an event for July, August or September 2018?  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 and deliver them around the community.

To submit an event , click here to email Gina or call 320- 234-0786.

 

 


Something from Mary

Sign of the Times

Are you keeping up with the times? Are you investing in your personal and professional development? Are you investing in your employees’ personal and professional development?

Read the rest of Mary’s article here:

 


Upcoming Save the Dates

May 4 – Leadercast
May 10 – Business After Hours: MidCountry Bank
May 22 – ADA Seminar
June 1 – Dairy Day Celebration
July 23 – Hometown Golf Challenge “Around the World in 18 Holes”
July 26-28 – Crazy Days
July 27- Manufacturing in the Park and Picnic in the Park
September 14 – 15 – Arts & Crafts Festival & Taste of Hutchinson


More Information

 


 

May 2018 Business of the Month

WoodStone Senior Living Logo - Brown and white colors. The image for their logo is a white, drawn fence that curves upward with a white, leafless tree behind it. The images are white and the background is brown.

1025 Dale St SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350

(320) 234-8917

May marks the fourth anniversary for Woodstone Senior Living. The facility opened their doors in May 2014 with a total of thirty care suites, twenty of which were specific to memory care. They’ve added eleven suites since then for residents. These apartments are designed to keep residents as independent as possible for as long as possible. The private, studio style apartments include a full private bathroom with low-step showers and an ample living space.

Woodstone believes in three key principles that help create the best experience possible for the residents that call this place their home:

  1. Offer choice
  2. Maintain dignity
  3. Promote individuality

They create activities based on what the residents enjoy doing. They have daily exercises that focus on strength and stability. There are community amenities available including a chapel, a movie theater, a salon and a variety of common places for the residents and their families to use.

If you have been to the Taste of the Holidays in the past couple of years, you know just how delicious Woodstone’s food is. They serve their residents healthy, home-cooked meals and offer everyone a chance to socialize at meal time.

What truly makes Woodstone unique is their size. They offer a smaller, more intimate and personal setting for their residents to call home, but still have great amenities that you’d expect to see in a larger senior living facility. The staff at Woodstone gets to know each resident and their family individually, offering them more personalized experiences and care.

“I think people would be surprised about the level of care we are capable of providing,” said Woodstone Director, Jill Springer, “Our community is designed to meet your needs both now and in the future.” The staff really focuses on keeping residents as independent as possible as they continue to age, but are right there with them to offer assistance with any activity throughout the day.

What does Woodstone Senior Living enjoy most about their Chamber membership?

“The energy and excitement of the staff at the Chamber.  They are always so willing to help and you are always greeted with smiles!”

2018 Dairy Day – Friday, June 1

Dairy Day / Friday, June 1 / 11:00am – 1:30pm / Library Square Park

 

Every year, over 1000+ supporters come to Library Square in celebration of Dairy Day, the annual official start of summer in Hutchinson. The Agri-Business Committee hosts Dairy Day honoring our vibrant farming community. Plan to stop down for a $5 meal and learn more about our local agriculture in Hutchinson and the surrounding communities.

This year’s activities include:

  • ~~12:00 pm – Cow milking contest featuring celebrity milkers include Water Carnival Royal Family, McLeod County Dairy Ambassadors, Mayor Gary Forcier, Police Chief Dan Hatten & Fire Chief Mike Schumann
  • ~~12:30 pm – Fro-Yo eating contest sponsored by Below Zero
  • ~~Meet Princess Kay from the Milky Way
  • ~~$5.00 meal
  • ~~Children’s activities
  • ~~Cheese samples
  • ~~Live music

Something from Mary!

Sign of the Times

Are you keeping up with the times? Are you investing in your personal and professional development? Are you investing in your employees’ personal and professional development?

In today’s competitive job market you cannot afford not to be putting more opportunities into your employees’ hands.

You’ve heard this before, you’ll hear it again and again….  Employees are hard to find, they will get harder to find.

Let’s try keeping employees, but it won’t happen like it used to.

Retention is going to be KEY to the stability of your business. Economically and operationally.

It isn’t always about money. Today’s workforce is looking for meaning in their work. Most of us spend a third or more of our day at work. Certainly the majority of our waking hours are at work. We want to feel good about what we are doing and who we do it for!

Many workers want continuous feedback, not the usual annual evaluation. Feedback on a regular basis sounds like mentoring, mentoring sounds like leadership. Leadership sounds like success! Coaching can reduce stress and burnout for an employee, which can create positive outcomes from output as well as overall engagement.

Are your employees doing what makes them happy and they feel they are best at? Steve Gasser, owner of Vivid Image says a person should strive for a 70/30 balance in their work. 70 percent of the time you’re doing what you enjoy and makes you feel successful. During VOICES training with Steve, I learned that most of 2016 & 2017 I wasn’t at a 70/30 balance. Ugh- no wonder I was frustrated! Although I felt I was taking items off my staff’s plate, I was loading my plate with unrealistic tasks. I was buried under the “I am responsible for this, so I better do it” blanket. I’m out from under the blanket! Hiring to fill those pieces I am not as skilled at was a great way to fill someone else’s bucket and build myself back up to 70/30. Imagine how an employee feels when they are buried under that blanket… burned out, frustrated, ready to run for greener grass.

Every single business is different, but I will tell you, every single business needs to look at what they do to take care of employees. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of everything else.

Hey, if you have great ideas for retention, send them my way! We can share with others in the community.

Some information for this article was taken from Inc. article 9/26/2017

What’s Happening in April 2018!

Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo

2018 April 14 Bring It Home Expo at the McLeod County Fairgrounds
Are you familiar with the Bring It Home Expo?  This event is a great way to showcase what your business does in our community.  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 for the 2018 Bring It Home Expo.


Hometown Golf Challenge

2018 Hometown Golf Challenge event banner ad

Ever want to take a vacation to Asia, Africa, South America, Antarctica, Europe or Australia? Now is your chance! You can hit all the continents in one day! 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.  We typically host 100 golfers each year and they look forward to not only golfing, but interacting with other local business people.  We have many different sponsorship opportunities available. 

Click here for the 2018 Hometown Golfer Challenge Sponsor Form (pdf)


2018 Dairy Days June 1 in Library Square Park

Dairy Day

Save the Date – Dairy Day is scheduled for Friday, June 1 in Library Square Park!
Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor at the 2018 Dairy Day (pdf)


Taste of Hutchinson

Mark your calendars for September 14 & 15, 2018!! The Taste of Hutchinson is right around the corner! This event is  hosted by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and is located alongside the Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival. The food vendors offer a variety of tasty items & beverages. Click on the Vendor Application below for more detail on Taste of Hutchinson Food Vendor.

Click for the the 2018 Taste of Hutchinson Vendor Application (pdf) 


Business of the MonthLandy Lodge Bar & Grill business logo

In April we will be highlighting Landy Lodge as our Business of the Month.

Click here to learn more about April’s Business of the month – Landy Lodge

 


New Members

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

  • Arvig Media
  • Connecting Point
  • Crow River Builders Association
  • Keller Williams – The Broll Team
  • Winn Exteriors

We also want to thank our renewing members!

  • Allina Health Home Care Services
  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Bob Ness,
  • Carly’s Shoes
  • Common Cup Ministry
  • Crow River Wheelers
  • Crow River Youth for Christ
  • Employment Resource Center
  • Goebel Fixture Company
  • Hutchinson Jaycee’s Water Carnival
  • Hutchinson Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • Impressions Inc.
  • Jeff Stamer Farms Partnership
  • Kids Inc. Child Care
  • McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Minnesota Garlic Festival
  • NRG – The Networking Referral Group
  • Parkview Dental
  • Phoenix Drumline / Crow River Drumline Association
  • Richard Larson Builders
  • SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
  • TDK – Hutchinson Technology
  • The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center
  • VFW Post 906
  • Wendorff Insurance
  • West Central Sanitation

Business After Hours

Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors in celebrating April’s Business After Hours event!

Echo Family Dental

Thursday, April 12, 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! Preregistration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

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


Something from Mary

2018 Chamber President Mary Hodson

This time of year my head is swirling.

Where is spring?

What is happening ….

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


 #MuchInHutch

We are honored to have received the Explore MN Marketing Campaign Award for #MuchInHutch.

If you need a smile, check out this video – but turn up the volume…  Click here to watch video of our Chamber President receiving the award!

Many thanks go to our Board, Committee Members and Chamber Supporter who have made #MuchInHutch a great marketing tool for Hutchinson!
2017 Chamber President at Explore MN Tourism Award Banquet


Membership has it’s Privileges!

Want to increase foot traffic in your store? Receive more exposure for your business? Want to advertise for FREE? Over 225 people view our Hot Deals page just in the last month.  This a great feature on our website for Chamber members to utilize!

Three penguins in a circle

Click in the headings below for “How To” instructions for each topic!


Leadercast – Hutchinson – May 4

2018 Leadercast Live Speaker Spotlight banner ad

Leadercast Live 2018 is the largest single-day leadership event focused on helping you become the best leader you can be. Carey Lohrenz is one of nine world-class experts on leadership who will inspire and motivate you.

2018 Leadercast Live Speaker Carey LohrenzCarey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

Carey’s experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance on leadership, high-performing organizations and diversity training.

See Carey on stage with eight other leadership experts at Leadercast Live on May 4, 2018.

By attending Leadercast Live 2018, you will have the  opportunity to:

  • Spark your creativity and fill yourself with fire-in-the-belly determination to drive your team to new levels of achievement
  • Be empowered by world-class speakers who show you how to become a more effective leader
  • Get useful takeaways, including digital summaries you can share when you return to the office
  • Surround yourself with other leaders who share your passion for learning and leading
  • Focus on self-improvement by removing yourself from your work environment and immersing yourself in the event

See why leading yourself is a vital prerequisite to leading others.

Click here to learn more about Leadercast or to purchase tickets for the May 4th event in Hutchinson.


More Information

2018 Chamber Quarter Three Table TentOakdale Golf Club - call today to plan your next event. Call 320-587-0525

2018 MidCountry Bank Home Equity Lines 4.50 percent APR

2018 SouthPoint Smart Home Loans - apply online bit.ly/SPFCUJoneLoans.com

2018 Connecting Point Everything Cloud Event - call 800-529-5500

April 2018 Business of the Month

Landy Lodge Bar and Grill Logo. This is grey letters with a white background. There are small antlers at the top and arrows pointing to Est. 2015 beneath "Landy Lodge" - Hutch Minn. is at the bottom with a small, grey Minnesota between the two words.

760 Walnut Street NE, HutchinsonMN 55350

(320) 587-1010

Whether you’re looking for a fantastic place to grab dinner with your family or a fun night out on the town with your friends, Landy Lodge Bar & Grill is the place to be!

When you think of going to a cabin or a lodge, you think of getting away. Landy Lodge was created to give you that same relaxing feeling of a weekend retreat – it’s a place where you can surround yourself with friends, family, good food, cold drinks, kick back, relax and have fun. It is the perfect place to catch a game on TV, enjoy live music, or even test your skills in a weekly trivia battle!

A juicy hamburger sits on a square, white plate. The bun is open with lettuce and tomato on one side, and the hamburger patty topped with fried food and a drizzle of sauce on the other. There are tater-tots lining the right hand side of the plate along with two sandwich cut pickles in the corner.   An open faced country fried steak sits on a square white plate. There is country fried steak on the bottom, topped with bread, a scoop of mashed potatoes and doused in a dark beef gravy. it is garnished with parsley.

The owner, Heather Landerville, is a Hutchinson native that is proud to bring a lot of great traditions to the business, along with fresh ideas. You are always going to enjoy your time at Landy Lodge whether it be because of one of their unique and exciting events, or because you’re looking for a homey ambiance and well-cooked meal. There is something for everyone at this local bar & grill.

Be sure to follow the Landy Lodge Facebook page and the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to stay up to date on lunch/dinner specials, events, and all of the opportunities at Landy Lodge this April and in the months to come! Stop by Landy Lodge to enjoy a meal, a beverage, or to snack on one of my personal favorites – their waffle fries and seasoned sour cream!

What does Landy Lodge enjoy most about their Chamber membership?

“The Chamber does a tremendous amount of work for businesses small and large in Hutchinson. They do a great job promoting and providing events that are beneficial to the success of our business and to many businesses in the town of Hutchinson.”

 

Something from Mary!

This time of year my head is swirling.

Where is spring?

What is happening at the Bring It Home Expo? Who’s coming, who needs more space? Leadership is finishing up- how has another year gone by so quickly? I need to get everything prepped before vacation. They are graduating next month! Main Street 2020 information is ramping up- holy shovels- in two very short years the road will be dug up. Table Tents are ready- gotta get them out to the businesses. The Senator is coming. The compilation report is done and ready to deliver. It’s month end, need to do reports. Leadercast is coming up- do I have everything I need? The next month is Water Carnival- heck summer is half over.

Where is spring?

STOP.

BREATHE.

We’re all so “busy” but are we busy with the right things? Is your time taken up by those things that mean something to you, tasks which drive you to the next level personally or professionally?

List your personal top three priorities.

Now list all of the things you do in a day or week.

Which of those “things” have nothing to do with your top three priorities?

Generally many of us fill our days with filler. The “stuff” that doesn’t allow us to spend time on our priority list.

I’m challenging you to consider what’s filler and what intentionally helps you meet your goals, match your priorities and makes you joy-filled.

That’s it. Go out and be joy-filled. Only you can make that happen for you… so go and do.

Have a great month and spring will come… it always does.