Join us for Dairy Day!
Tourism Marketing Grant
The June 10 deadline is quickly approaching for the Hutchinson Tourism & Marketing Grant. Grants are available for not-for-profit events and for-profit events that are marketing outside a 30 mile radius of Hutchinson.
Click here to learn more, and for the grant application.
New and Returning Chamber Members
We would like to welcome our new member to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!
Hutchinson Health Auxiliary – 1095 Highway 15 South – (320)587-4834
We also want to thank our renewing members!
America’s Fitness Center
Coldwell Banker Advantage
Crow River Nutrition
David Hoy and Associates
Duane Jindra Crop Insurance Agency
Midwest Vision Centers
Novation Credit Union
Oakdale Golf Course
Plumbing & Heating by Craig
Hometown Golf Challenge
Registration is now available for the 2015 Hometown Golf Challenge! Let’s cover the course in dots, that’s right polka dot attire will be perfect for this year’s theme, “Divots & Dots.” We give a prize for best dress team and best decorated cart, so put your creative brain to the test. More information and registration available here.
June Business of the Month
Are you ready to go Crazy for Crazy Days?! We sure are! Marketing for the event has already begun outside of Hutchinson. The Chamber works hard to advertise this event to share that there will be great deals in Hutchinson.
We will be bring back the Window Decorating Contest this year. New this year, Swag Bags. We will be giving out 300 total Swag Bags to shoppers, 100 each day. Your business can donate coupons or goodies for the bags.
If your business is interested in signing up for the Window Decorating Contest, donating for the Swag Bags, and/or being listed as a participating business on our website, please email Melissa or call 234-0786.
Workforce. Workforce. Workforce.
If you are not currently hiring, you are in the minority. The current workforce is retiring at monumental rates, as baby boomers are leaving the workforce… AND they will continue to leave for many years yet. The upcoming generations do not have the same numbers to replace workforce needs… and this is cause for some creative thinking on behalf of employers. Notice I didn’t say panic, nausea, or concern.
Creativity. Out-of-the-box thinking. Innovation.
Hutchinson Leadership Institute
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Leadership Institute Graduates!
Another class has come through the program, and are ready to engage in our community.
We are happy to announce the Leadership Institute Application is now online and ready for you and your employees to download for the 2015-2016 session.
Music in the Park
We are so excited for this annual Hutchinson tradition. This year we even added a little spin on the traditional Music in the Park summer concert series. You will see themes for each evening that will know will be a hit for all ages! Did you see that we even fit a movie in the line up?! Click here to see the full schedule.
Save the Date: Small Business Summit
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hutchinson Small Business Summit- Sponsored & Hosted by the Hutchinson Ambassadors
More details to come regarding speakers and topics specific to small businesses like yours!
It’s a day for your business to gain knowledge and be inspired to keep on keepin’ on.
Add this to your calendar now!
Do you make cool stuff? Are you ready to make it into a business?
This is your opportunity to turn that dream into a reality! $25,000 in cash and other assistance could be available to get you on your way via the JUMPSTART MANUFACTURING business plan contest.
For details visit the JumpStart Hutchinson website.
My name is Matt Beilke and I am proud to be a resident of Hutchinson! Here we have such a great mix of small and large businesses, beautiful parks and people who truly care about the community. Being born and raised here, I have seen this community grow and prosper through the years, and now I hope to continue that growth with the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. A diverse background in manufacturing, quality systems and civil service provides me with the skills of communicating effectively in many ways, the ability to view the world from various angles, and countless relationships that have been fostered by growing up in the area. I truly love all that Hutchinson is and will be in the future, and I look forward to serving our great community and area.
In my down time, I love being outdoors, most any sports (especially fishing), and spending time with my beautiful girlfriend, family and friends. I work part time for the Hutchinson Police Department in Communications and volunteer with the youth and music departments at Shalom Baptist Church (which is currently under a name change and expansion!)
I am excited to join Mary and Melissa in the Chamber and Tourism Office and work with our local businesses to really build our community through involvement, interaction, and positive influence.