September 15th & 16th we held our 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. Into every life a little rain must fall… and so, we didn’t let the weather dampen the weekend. We had a awesome weekend! The festival was a huge success again this year and would not have been possible without the help of some fantastic sponsors, volunteers and workers.
Thank you to the MANY businesses that make adjustments to allow Arts and Crafts Festival to bring in 12,000 people to our community. 12,000 people shopping at event (tax revenue), shopping/eating/staying/playing at local businesses (wages, tax base revenue) and TOURISM!
Did you know many people share with us they come back to Hutchinson because they feel endeared to our community? They enjoy our shops, restaurants, trails and parks, friendly service and kindness. What a great legacy to have in the state of Minnesota!
We would like to thank the following businesses for their support at the Arts & Crafts Festival:
- Ashley Furniture
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Citizens Bank & Trust
- Crow River Winery
- Elena’s Bakery
- McCormick’s Family Restaurant
- MidCountry Bank
- Send Out Cards
- South Point Financial Credit Union
We would also like to put a spotlight on the backstage people of Arts & Crafts. Thank you for all your support. As well as 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.
- Cash Wise Foods
- City of Hutchinson
- Hutchinson Parks & Rec
- Hutchinson Police Services
- Kwik Trip
- West Central Sanitation
Again, THANK YOU to everyone that helped out with this event. We hope to see everyone again next year!
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: Jesse Bjur
Meet the Staff!
As always the Chamber staff is committed to providing you with the information you need to do business in Hutchinson or visit Hutchinson, MN. Ashley Gabbert and Gina Buske are excited to be on staff at the Chamber and look forward to working with you.
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 16 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Crow River Winery. Advance tickets are $15 and will be sold by the Hutchinson Ambassadors and at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office. There are limited tickets each year and this event has sold out for the past several years. As a result make sure to get your tickets early! For more information, visit the Hutchinson Ambassadors Facebook Page.
New & Returning Chamber Members
We would like to thank the following members for renewing their partnership with the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce:
- Elena’s Bakery – The Sweet Spot
- Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
- Associated Benefits and Risk Consultation
- Hansen Gravel, Inc.
- AMS Coating Systems
- Animal Medical Center on Crow River
- J&R Auto Repair
- Hutchinson Housing & Redevelopment
- St. Anastasia Catholic Community
- Thrivent Financial
- Crow River Nutrition
October Business of the Month
The October Business of the Month is Trimmings and Charm!
Learn more about Trimmings and Charm click here.
Business After Hours
Join the Hutchinson Ambassadors for Business After Hours on Thursday, October 12th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm!
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