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…. Well…. isn’t it fabulous that Music in the Park continues thanks to RiverSong and Historic Hutchinson!?? It does not fit the Chamber’s mission and these two groups who we see and work with every week in the summer were ready to take it on. We know they will be able to make this weekly summer event HUGE and even more successful! No worries- we’ll still be able to help you with your questions, just like other community events!

This is just ONE example of hundreds, dare I say thousands, of examples of how this community, the people who live here, the organizations among us WORK together, side by side to make things happen!

Hutchinson Ambassadors run Taste of Hutchinson, along-side the Chamber as we host the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. Who is serving food??? Many local non-profits raise money serving up cheese curds, kettle corn and other tasty treats. Surrounding businesses make adjustments because they recognize the importance of this event to our local economy.

Throughout the year you’ll see groups, organizations and businesses working together. We’re told by other chambers and cities they see Hutchinson as unique. Many communities have squabbling and in-fighting which damages relationships. We’re really lucky here as we recognize our differences, but respect positions and opinions. Yes, we have some people who don’t play nice, but I choose to see the good.

So if you are looking for an opportunity to meet new people, get connected, be involved, get up off the couch, give back to the community you live, work and or play in…. take a look at our Volunteer Opportunities for new postings, or give us a call. We can help match your talent/skill set with one of the many non-profits in town. There are groups to join, support, work with, and the best part… it helps not only you and the organization…. it makes Hutchinson a LOVELY place to call home!

Mark your calendars for April 14th, Bring It Home Expo at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. Jaycee Pancake Breakfast, Jaycee booth curtains, Wheel and Cog Children’s area, over 100 businesses participating in some way, shape or form. All of us TOGETHER! (now I have High School Musical in my head.)