What’s Happening in October 2015

Small Business Summit

Picture1One Day- Four Great, Informative Speakers- Many small Hutchinson business owners in one room.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge to help you as a small business owner to learn tangible information to help build your business. Let us nurture you for the day, FREE, thanks to the Hutchinson Ambassadors. Breakfast and lunch included.

What’s Your Style?
Mike Kutzke, Dean of Instruction, Ridgewater College
Learn how your personality affects your business, including employees, customers, vendors and more.

Navigating Conflict
Vickie Schoutz, HTI HR Generalist
We all have to have the difficult conversation; Vickie will help navigate through the conversations step by step.

Collecting Receivables
Dan Beckman, Gislason and Hunter
Learn how to collect on those outstanding invoices, and what your options are when dealing with late payments.

Little Fish in the Big Pond
Derik Schwanz, Ridgewater Marketing & Sales Instructor
Hear how you, as a small business owner, can and do, compete and contribute in the big picture.

This event is FREE to Chamber Members – up to two employees per business may attend for free. Additional employees $50/person. Non-Chamber Members $300. Click here to register.

Annual Banquet – Save the Date!













Election of Board of Directors

In accordance with Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism By-Laws Article V, Sections 3, 4 and 5, the following candidates have been recommended to serve on the Board of Directors for the indicated terms.
Any questions or petitions may be directed to Mary Hodson and will be presented to the Nominating Committee.

Section 3 – Publicity
5.3.1 Upon receipt of the report of the Nominating Committee, the President shall be
instructed to notify the membership of the names of persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of persons nominated as candidates for directors, and the right of petition as provided in these By-Laws. A list of the candidates so nominated shall be kept
on file in the Association office.

Section 4 – Petition
5.4.1 Additional names of candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least five (5) qualified members of the Association. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee within ten (10) days after notice has been
given of the names of those nominated. The determination of the Nominating Committee
as to the legality of the petition shall be final.

Section 5 – Determination
5.5.1 If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nomination shall be closed and the nominated slate of (5) candidates shall be declared elected upon a 2/3 vote approval by the Board of Directors at their regular October Board meeting.

5.5.2 If a legal petition presents additional candidates, the names of all candidates shall be arranged on the ballot in alphabetical order. Instructions will be to select five (5).
Identification shall be made on the ballot to identify those candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee. The usual election procedure shall prevail.

Recommend Candidate: Roman Bloemke (3 year term)

New & Returning Chamber Members

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

Goodwill/Easter Seals

Schumaci and Associates

We also want to thank our renewing Members!

e2 Electrical Services
Health Source Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab
Home Source Electronics & Appliances
Hutchinson Hockey Association
Litchfield Chrysler Center
Mary Kay – Jessica Wendland
Mini Biff, LLC
St. Anastasia Catholic Community
Wildflower Properties, LLC

October Business of the MonthHACF_complete

The October Business of the Month is
Hutchinson Area Community Foundation!

Learn more about the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation here.

Business After Hours

MITGI-Logo-HRBusiness After Hours will be held Thursday, October 8 from 4-6pm at Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc. (MITGI)
Click here to register

Hutchinson Ambassadors2015 Hutchinson Taste of the Ho

In September the Hutchinson Ambassadors visited several new businesses in Hutchinson.  Click here to learn more about these new local businesses.

The Hutchinson Ambassadors will be hosting the Taste of the Holidays on Thursday, November 19 from 5-8pm at the Crow River Winery.  Advance tickets are $15, and will be sold after October 8 by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and at the Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism office. There are limited tickets each year, and this event has sold out several years now, so make sure to get your tickets early!


Thank You!

Arts and Crafts Thank You










ADA Compliance for Hutchinson Businesses

Wheelchair GraphicADA compliance effects all business and building owners alike. In light of recent concerns with non-compliance, the Chamber, with the help of the State and Marshall Chambers, have put together the ADA: Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Audit and Plan packet. Our goal is to provide you with information to help prepare your business: a partial audit to help you recognize potential issues, a readily achievable barrier removal plan and information on resources that can help you with any questions and concerns. This packet is being made available for FREE to Chamber Members and non-members may contact the Chamber office at (320) 587-5252 for more information on how they can obtain this information. Upon completion of the audit, you will receive a decal stating that you have a readily achievable barrier removal plan in place. For more information on how to receive your packet, please contact us at (320) 587-5252.

Something from Mary

chamber (8 of 35)Quiz Time!
What do these events have in common?
Hutchinson Farmers Market, McLeod County Fair, Orange Spectacular, RiverSong Music Festival, the Elks Gun Show, MN Garlic Festival, MN Pottery Festival, Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo, B&B Sporting & RV Show, and the Legends of Rock Concert

What could these diverse events have in common, besides being held IN Hutchinson?

Click here to read Mary’s article


More Information for Your Business to Grow

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