September 16th & 17th we held our 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. Although the clouds and forecast looked gloomy, it turned out to be a beautiful weekend! This festival was a huge success again this year, but would not have been possible without the help of some incredible volunteers and workers. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support at the Arts & Crafts Festival:
- BusinessWare Solutions
- Citizens Bank & Trust
- Factory Direct Furniture
- Goebel Fixture Company
- Hutchinson Health
- Hutchinson Public School
- State Farm Insurance – Kim Kotzer
- Landscape Concepts
- MidCountry Bank
- Novation Credit Union
- Piehl, Hanson, Beckman, P.A.
- Shamrock Inn
- Southwest Initiative Foundation
- St. Anastasia Catholic Church
- Valley Sales of Hutchinson, Inc.
- Vivid Image
- West Central Sanitation
- Woodstone Senior Living
We would also like to put a spotlight on the backstage people of Arts & Crafts. Thank you for all your support. And a special THANK YOU to the Hutchinson Police for keeping this event safe and for all the hard work they do during this busy weekend.
- The City of Hutchinson
- Sara and Hutchinson Parks & Rec
- Donovan, Rock Star Arborist
- Kwik Trip
- Viking Coke
Again, THANK YOU to everyone that helped out with this event. We hope to see everyone again next year!
Small Business Summit
Don’t miss the opportunity to gain knowledge, to help you as a small business owner, to learn tangible information, and to help build your business. Let us nurture you for the day, FREE, thanks to the Hutchinson Ambassadors. Breakfast and lunch included.
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 Candidates: Josh Gehlen and Sheila Murphy
Each fall the Hutchinson Agri-Business Committee, along with the Glencoe Agri-Business Committee, gather donations of food, wellness, and safety items from Chamber Members. The donated items are packed and hand delivered to the local farmers out in the field during harvest time. These items are sincerely appreciated by the farmers. Thank you to all the businesses that donated items this year!
The Hutchinson Ambassadors will be hosting the Taste of the Holidays on Thursday, November 17 from 5-8pm at the Crow River Winery. Advance tickets are $15, and will be sold 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! For more information, visit the Hutchinson Ambassadors Facebook Page.
New & Returning Chamber Members
We would like to welcome our new members to the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce!
We also want to thank our renewing Members!
- Days Inn
- e2 Electrical Services
- Edward Jones – Dean Winter
- Factory Direct Furniture
- Fun Sports of Hutchinson
- Home State Bank
- Hutchinson Housing and Redevelopment Authority
- Quilt Haven on Main
- Terning & Ross Company
Business After Hours
October 13 from 4-6pm at NuCrane Manufacturing
October Business of the Month
The October Business of the Month is Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hassan Valley Lodge #109!
Learn more about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hassan Valley Lodge # 109 here.
Something from Mary
As we continue to watch the political mass struggle with the DOL Overtime Ruling, I’m reminded of TWO key sets of advice from several leaders who have spoken to our Leadership Institute Class each year.