What’s Happening May 2016

Hutchinson Leadership Institute

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Hutchinson Leadership Institute Graduates!

Sara Andersen                               Bob Kosek
Matt Beilke                                      Zak Lakovic
Dean Bertram                                Mitchell Lietzau
John Clark                                      Brian Ludowese
Mark Corbin                                   Amy MartinLeadership Logo
Matt Diering                                   Andrea Moore
Matt Evers                                       Nick Pederson
Gary Foster                                     Gary Sabrowsky
Hope Hagert                                  Dan Scheele
Candace Hoversten                    Keri Schueete
Shayla Johnson                           David Schwedler
Tara Kilian                                      Elena Volkov
Justin Kofoed                               Sarah Work
Melissa Kohls

Participants, Sponsors, Alumni and Guests are invited to join us on May 18, 2016 to celebrate the graduation and community service project of the 2015-2016 Hutchinson Leadership Institute Class. Students in the Hutchinson Leadership Institute have the rare opportunity to turn knowledge into action by creating community projects as part of the program.

Hutchinson Leadership Institute Banquet
May 18th, 2016 – 5:30pm
Current Participants & Sponsors – No Fee
Alumni & Guests – $20 per person

If you would like to attend the Graduation & Banquet, or would like more information about registering for the 2017-2018 class, please contact the Chamber office at 320-587-5252 or email Mary.

Hometown Golf Challenge

Lights, Camera, Golf!  We are excited to have some fun at the Hometown Golf Challenge this year, and we want to let you in on it too!  This is a fun, and easy event to highlight your business at.  There are typically 100 golfers each year, and they look forward to not only golfing, but interacting with other local business people.  There are many different sponsorship opportunities available, click here to decide which opportunity is best for your business.

*Golfer registration forms will be available June 1.

Golf Info


Something from Mary

chamber (8 of 35)Business Safety

I have had several questions lately about business safety.
Not safety- OSHA. Safety- overall in doing business and with whom and where you do business.

There are many things to consider when you are doing business: protection of assets, technology safety, breach of confidentiality, breach of trust… anything which could be detrimental to the health and well-being of your business. Here are a few things to consider.

Read the rest of Mary’s article here.

May Business of the Month


Innovative Foam is our May Business of the Month!

Learn more about Innovative Foam here.


Thank you!

Kudos to the Hutchinson area businesses which supported McLeod Emergency Food Shelf (MEFS) as collection locations during the 2016 MN FoodShare March Campaign:

Caspers Chiropractic
CashWise Foods
Citizens Bank
City of Hutchinson
Customer Elation
Edina Realty – David Broll
Hutchinson Area Health Care
Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Hutchinson Leader
Jay Malone Motors
Thrivent Financial
Tidy Tightwads
Valley Sales
Food and funds collected during the campaign provide for at least 80,380 meals right here in McLeod County! That’s nearly a quarter of our annual distribution! Hutchinson also tied with Lester Prairie for the local competition to “Give Where You Live” with just over 3.5 $/#’s per person! J Plato and Glencoe earned 1st and 2nd place honors with 14.7 & 5.7 $/#’s per person.  Thank you Hutchinson!

Business After Hours

The May Business After Hours will be held on
Thursday, May 12 from 4pm- 6pm at Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Watch your email for the e-invitation and registration.

New and Returning Chamber Members

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

We also want to thank our renewing members!

  • AKI
  • Benny’s Meat Market
  • Crow River Signs
  • Crow River Wheelers
  • David Hoy & Associates
  • Economy Inn
  • Hutchinson Elks Lodge 2427
  • Hutchinson Financial
  • Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Association
  • McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
  • Shaklee
  • Wells Fargo Band, N.A.

Save these Dates!

  • Business After Hours – May 12, 2016 ~ Located at: Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • Dairy Day Celebration – June 3rd, 2016
  • Hometown Golf Challenge – July 25, 2016 ~ Located at: Crowriver Golf Club
  • Crazy Days, Baseball Theme – July 9th, 2016

Table Tent Deadline

The deadline for submitting events for the 3rd quarter table tents (July, August, September) is June 1st.  If you have an event you would like to add to the table tents please email Casey or call our office at 320-587-5252.  The cost  is $20/event listing for Chamber Members and $30/event listing for non-members.


Exciting things are happening at the Chamber!

We are pleased to announce Casey Loken will be joining the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce as our Communication Coordinator. Casey grew up in Northwood, IA, she moved to Minnesota in 2014 to attend St. Cloud State University. New to Hutchinson, Casey will start her duties on May 9th, hoping to help achieve the Chamber’s goals and commitment to our local businesses. Congratulations to Casey!