What’s Happening in April 2019!

Business Connection – April 5

Please join us for April’s Business Connection hosted by Stamp -n- Storage on Friday, April 5 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM at 150 Michigan Street SE. See how Stamp -n- Storage can help you organize your craft and help you unleash your creativity!Business logo for Stamp -n- Storage

Business Connection is a morning networking event that takes place at a Chamber business on the first Friday of each month from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Chamber members are invited to gather, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, share a quick update or information on their business/organization, and learn more about the host business through a presentation. We will always have a Chamber updates for you as well.

Door prizes will be given out, so make sure you bring your business card to be entered into the drawing. This new 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 ConnectionIf you are part of a Chamber business/organization and interested in hosting or have questions about Business Connection, call the Chamber or email Ashley.

Online register for April Business Connection

Business After Hours – April 11Business logo for SountPoint Financial Credit Union

April’s Business After Hours will be hosted by SouthPoint Financial Credit Union on Thursday, April 11 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 1250 MN-15. You may want to stop in and see SouthPoint’s new branch but just didn’t have time? Well now is your chance! They will be shining the light on what happens at a Credit Union! Stop by for appetizers, door prizes and a new flashlight!

Business After Hours is a great way to learn about businesses in Hutchinson and network with fellow Chamber members. This is a way to get behind the scenes at our local businesses… to see what they make, do or provide. This monthly event is by Chamber invitation only and is open to all Chamber member business employees. Businesses interested in hosting a Business After Hours event or would like more information should email the Ambassadors.

Graphic for Hutchinson Ambassadors Business After Hours eventIf 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.

Online registration for April’s Business After Hours or call the Chamber at 320-587-5252.

Maximize Your Membership!

Want to jump start your networking skills? Try volunteering… when you volunteer, you give yourself the opportunity to learn more about other businesses/organizations and have the chance to meet other members of the community.

Chamber members can post their Volunteer Opportunities on ExploreHutchinson.com. When your volunteer opportunity is posted it will receive public exposure on our website.

Volunteering gives you a chance to focus on your personal growth. Because volunteering is all about embracing a “give back” attitude — you are almost certain to meet someone who can benefit you — or someone who you can benefit. Either way, you have just made a new contact and potential friend!

Click on the image below for instructions or call the Chamber with questions.

Dairy Day

Dairy Day is scheduled for Friday, June 7 in Library Square Park!

Come meet Princess Kay of the Milky Way, watch the cow milking contest, enjoy the kids’ activities and listen to live music!Business logo for the Chamber's Agri-Business Committee

Looking for a way to get the word out about your business or organization? Sign up to be a Dairy Day Sponsor… super easy… just complete the printable Dairy Day Sponsor Registration Form (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber!

Six golfers pose for a photo at the Hometown Golf Challenge near their golf carts on the golf course

Hometown Golf Challenge

The 2019 Annual Chamber Hometown Golf Challenge will be held on Monday, July 22 at Oakdale Golf Course. This event is open to the public, for all levels of experience and fun for all!

The Chamber typically host 100 golfers each year and everyone not only looks forward to golfing, but interacting with local business people.

Take advantage of one of our sponsorship packages: Event, Hole, Staffed Hole or Field Event Sponsor.  Just complete the printable Hometown Golf Sponsorship Form (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber.

Business logo for 45th Annual Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival

On September 13 & 14 the Chamber will be hosting the 45th Annual Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival in beautiful Library Square.

Last year’s festival was a huge success and would not have been possible without our wonderful vendors! We thank them for their contribution to the festival.

Whether you are a returning exhibitor or a new one, we would like to invite you to join us for this year’s festival. Additionally, if you know of anyone who may be interested, please pass along our festival information. We look forward to having our beautiful park filled with talented artists from across the United States.

Printable Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival Exhibitor Application & Guidelines (pdf)

Online Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival Exhibitor Application & Guidelines

For any questions, please contact the Chamber at 320-587-5252 or email us.

Taste of Hutchinson

Mark your calendars for September 13 & 14 for the Taste of Hutchinson! This event is hosted by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and is located alongside the Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival.

Interested in being a food vendor? Just complete the printable Hutchinson Ambassador 45th Annual Taste of Hutchinson Food Vendor Application (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber.

Early Bird Deadline is June 1 and General Application Deadline is July 1.

Crowd of people at the 2018 Taste of Hutchinson

Quarter 2 Table Tents are Here!

Are you looking for a way to boost an upcoming Hutchinson event? The Chamber prints and delivers over 900 table tents around the community. Make sure you get your event added to the Chamber’s table tents.

The cost is $30 Chamber Table Tent form - blankper event listing for community members and $20 per event listing for Chamber Members. Submitting an event is easy… just complete the printable Table Tent Entry Form (pdf) and mail, email or drop it off at the Chamber.

Also, if you submit an event to our table tents, make sure to add it to our 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 directly on the Community Calendar page!

The deadline for Quarter 3 (July, August & September) is June 1.

If you want table tents delivered to your business or if you want to submit an event for an upcoming table tent, please call Gina or email Gina.

New & Returning Members

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

We also want to thank the following members for renewing their partnership with us!

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Asset Protection and Restoration (APR)
  • B&B Sports & RV
  • Bethlehem United Methodist
  • Common Cup Ministry
  • Crow River Winery
  • Divine Clean
  • Edward Jones Nick Pederson
  • Elite Business Professionals
  • Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival
  • Keller-Williams The Broll Team
  • Lynn Card Company
  • The Hair Lounge

Logo for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Business of the Month

Our April Business of the Month is the Disabled American Veterans (DAV)! Learn more about what the DAV and their Auxiliary do for local veterans and people in our community in our  April Business of the Month Article!

Business Logo for the Hutchinson AmbassadorsThe 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.

March’s Ambassador Business Visits:

  • No visits scheduled in March

Business Logo for Chamber's PULSE CommitteeProfessionals Under 40 Leading Socializing and Educating

PULSE meets for Lunch & Learn events on the second Wednesday of each month from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at Squeaky’s Grill and Bar. The events are free to attend, a $10 lunch option is available.

The group also gets together at quarterly social events  (green dates listed in calendar below). Like the PULSE Facebook page to get the latest event information and registration links. Register for the April 10th Lunch & Learn by Friday, April 5th to be entered into a $25 gift card drawing! April 10th Lunch & Learn Registration

PULSE Calendar of Events for 2019

Something from Mary!Chamber President Mary Hodson

Oh My Gosh!

Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? I do. I hope you do.

The rest of Mary’s article can be found on April’s Something from Mary’s Blog.



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    5        Business Connection
    10     PULSE Lunch & Learn
    11     Business After Hours
  • MAY
    3        Business Connection – Vivid Image
    8        PULSE Lunch & Learn
    9        Business After Hours
    15      Leadership Institute 2018-2019 Graduation
  • JUNE
    7        Business Connection
    7        Dairy Day
    12     PULSE Lunch & Learn
  • JULY
    10       PULSE Lunch & Learn
    18-20  Crazy Days
    22       Chamber Golf Event – Oakdale Golf Course
    2          Business Connection
    14        PULSE Lunch & Learn
    14-18  Made in McLeod @ County Fair
    11          PULSE Lunch & Learn
    13-14    45th Arts & Crafts Festival
    13-14    Taste of Hutchinson
    19-20    Leadership Institute 2019-2020 Begins
    Farm Fatigue Buckets Delivered
    9        PULSE Lunch & Learn
    10      Business After Hour
    13     PULSE Lunch & Learn
    21     Taste of the Holidays
    30     Small Business Saturday
    Crop Management Input Seminar
    12     Holiday Business After Hours

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