Stop Shop Drop
We are excited that March is here, not only because with March comes Spring, but because Stop Shop Drop is coming up! Join us on March 21, 2015 for this city wide shopping event. If your business has not yet signed up to participate, there is still time, just email Mary, call the Chamber office, or register on the Stop Shop Drop blog post. The blog post does contain a list of participating businesses. While you are out shopping on March 21 you may see our Bring It Home Committee Members! That’s right, they are at it again. This time they will be thanking shoppers for supporting Hutchinson Businesses, and randomly handing out gift cards at local businesses. We look forward to seeing you out and about on March 21!
Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo
The March 6th early bird deadline is quickly approaching for the Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo. This expo is a great way to connect with members of our community, and display what your business has to offer. Our Bring It Home committee works hard to remind the community of the importance of shopping local, and this events proves to be a great connecting place! Registration for this event is available online, by emailing Melissa, or calling our office. We also have sponsorship opportunities available.
Agri Business Seminar – Thank You!
Congratulations to our Agri Business Person of the Year: Doug Tuman!
New & Returning Members
We would like to welcome our new members to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!
Crow River Youth for Christ – 1020 Hwy 7 W, Hutchinson – (320)587-4111
Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival
Jeff Stamer Farms Partnership – 80810 State Highway 4, Hector MN – (320)848-6001
Trimmings & Charm – Hutchinson – (320)583-4246
Woody’s Graphics – 35 Main St N, Hutchinson – (612)743-0746
We also want to thank our renewing members!
March Business of the Month:
MeshedDesigns is our March Business of the Month!
Learn more about MeshedDesigns here.
Member Education – Updating your list of employees
Now that you know how to log in to your business portal, we want to highlight one of the many features in this portal. When you log in you will see a tool bar at the top, chose the “Settings” option. When you are in your settings profile you will see a list of options on the left side of the page, chose “Employees.” This page will show your current list of employees. Please make sure this is up-to-date. You can delete employees no longer with your business, and add new employees. After you update your employee list you may contact our office to have the employees added to any of our email lists, such as, e-newsletter, events, hot deals, etc. If you have any questions about your member portal please contact our office, we will be happy to help!
Business After Hours
The March Business After Hours will be held on
Thursday, March 19 from 4-6pm at America’s Fitness Center. Watch your email for the e-invitation and registration.
Something from Mary
It’s time to say “Good Luck” to Angela as she leaves the chamber to return to the world of banking.
This change at the Chamber, leaves us reminded of the importance of procedures for tasks for any staff in the office, or perhaps in other cases- out of the office.
Read the full article here.
It’s hard to believe that it has been over 6 years since I first walked through the door here at the Chamber office. It has been an AMAZING journey! Though I am sad to leave, I am excited for the new opportunity that awaits me on Monday morning. The Chamber has given me a great sense of what our wonderful community has to offer and I am looking forward to staying involved whenever possible. So, it’s not a ‘Good Bye’, but it is definitely a ‘Thank You!’ I look forward to seeing you all at both Chamber and community events!
Golf Challenge Sponsorship
Lets ignore the freezing temperatures for a bit, and think summer, green grass, and golfing! Yes, that’s right, lets think about the 2015 Hometown Golf Challenge. We are excited for our theme this year, “Divots & Dots.” Get your polka dot attire ready! We are now accepting sponsors for this event. The sponsorship form is posted at the end of this newsletter, in the “Extras” section, or you may email Melissa for the form. If you have questions about being a sponsor call our office at 320-587-5252. Player registrations will be available June 1.
Music in the Park
The deadline is quickly approaching for submitting applications for bands, social hosts, and sponsors for the 2015 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. The last day to submit applications is Friday, March 6. Applications are available in the Music in the Park blog post, or by emailing Melissa.
March Food Drive
The 2015 Minnesota Food Share March Campaign is here! This food drive assists the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf with their efforts to service McLeod County.
The Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce, Lester Prairie Business Association, Winsted Chamber of Commerce, Plato, Brownton, Stewart, and Silver Lake Business Association will once again be assisting in the campaign with the goal of raising more than 100,000 pounds of donations in the month of March.
Donations collected during the month of March are matched-in-part by Minnesota Food Share Network, making this a critical time to restock the shelves at the local food shelf.
Businesses interested in participating and/or acting as a public donation site may contact Melissa or call the chamber office at 320-587-5252.
Make sure to check out additional information from our members, as well as, extra information from the articles above. Clicking on the photos will bring a full page view for your convenience.