Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Events Newsletter
September 23, 2016
In This Issue
Greenwood Nursery Fall Festival
Matter of Balance Classes
MAFAC Concert Series: Seraph Brass
SMSU Homecoming 2016
World War I Commemoration
Rose Ensemble Community Education Event
SMSU University Gala
Free Screening Clinic
Young Professionals Social
Social Media Breakfast
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
MAYP Luncheon
Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative
NonPartisan Voter Outreach
Enhanced Listings
E-Connection Policies

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Chamber Members!

Marshall, MN 56258

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Greenwood Nursery Fall Festival

Saturday, Sept 24 and Oct 1st from 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, Sept 25 and Oct 2nd from 11:00am-4:00pm
Matter of Balance Classes

Every Wednesday, September 21st thru November 9th
Hill Street Place-Marshall, MN
Register today by Calling Susie Sammons at Hill Street Place - (507) 537-9234
MAFAC Concert Series: Seraph Brass

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7 pm
Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts-Marshall High School
Tickets available at the Arts Center and HyVee.
SMSU Homecoming 2016
World War I Commemoration

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Marshall-Lyon County Library
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Noon at SMSU-Charter Hall 201
Rose Ensemble Community Education Event

Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016
3:30-4:30 pm
Marshall-Lyon County Library Community Room
SMSU University Gala

Friday, September 30 - 6 PM
R/A Facility - SMSU
Register online at
Free Screening Clinic

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
ACMC-1521 Carlson Street
Appointment Line: 612.596.6105
Young Professionals Social

When: Thursday, October 6th (4:30-6:30PM)
Where: Brau Brothers Brewing Co. (1010 E Southview Dr)
In October, join us for our Marshall Area Young Professionals After Hours Event! 

From 4:30-6:30, enjoy Happy Hour specials of $2 off pours. 
At 5:30 you will have the option of going on a tour of the Brewery.  Appetizers will be provided. 

Please register online so we can get an idea on the head count. 

Bring a potential YP member too!

Social Media Breakfast: Using Video in Social Media

Register today at
Join our group on Facebook:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Thursdays October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Hill Street Place
Please register by contacting Jaen Weilage
at 507-532-1326 or

Marshall Area Young Professionals Luncheon

The Young Professionals group took a tour of Beverage Wholesalers
for the September luncheon.

Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) 

Employers invited to apply for Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative grants. Minnesota employers are invited to apply for grants to help them create or expand registered apprenticeship programs in five industries:
*advanced manufacturing
*health care
*information technology
Starting Sept. 14, 2016, employers can download the grant application for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI). The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 26, 2016. The initiative, announced in fall 2015, is funded through a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Over a five-year period, Minnesota will engage more than 100 employers in developing registered programs to recruit, train and retain 1,000 new apprentices in 30 high-growth occupations.
Employers receive $5,000 for each MAI-registered apprentice. This can help offset costs related to program development, instruction, and apprentice supplies and materials. Apprentices are given structured, on-the-job training and related instruction.
This initiative is being jointly administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).

Nonpartisan Voter Outreach

This is a big election year. In the fall, Minnesotans will elect their U.S. House representatives, all state representatives and senators, many local and county officials, vote on a constitutional amendment, and elect the next U.S. president.

I'm writing to invite Marshall Chamber of Commerce and members to participate in an effort to provide people with simple information about opportunities to vote.

Until recently, Minnesota led the nation in voter turnout, but in 2014 we slipped to number six. That's why I've challenged the people of Minnesota to return our state to number one. To help with this effort, my office is conducting nonpartisan voter outreach by partnering with businesses and organizations across the state.

To make your participation as easy as possible,   my office has produced a range of resources with recommendations as to their best use. You'll find suggested employee communications, voter guides, social media postings, videos, and other resources available at I hope that you share these materials with your members for their use in communications with employees, customers, and other audiences, as appropriate.

If you have questions about the materials, please don't hesitate to contact Dennis Smith at (651) 201-1356 or

Thank you in advance for your consideration and participation in this important civic effort. Together, we can help get Minnesota back to the top spot in voter turnout.

Secretary Steve Simon
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
(651) 201-1324

New Chamber Member Enhanced Listings

Chamber Members:
We are excited to announce an exciting new benefit! This new benefit will feature many different items for members to use while managing their business listing.  With this upgrade, we can now include the following:  
  • 1600-character description to describe your business
    (vs. 200 characters in Basic Listing)
  • Media section for YouTube video and a Photo Gallery
  • Logos within Business Directory and Individual page listings
  • 'Highlights' section with up to 5 bullet points
  • Unlimited Keyword search terms
  • News Releases
The cost to upgrade to enhanced listings is $50/year. Sign up for a Special Limited Time Offer - 50% off your first year! That's only $25 to utilize these new features! You must sign up before September 30, 2016. This offer is only good this year with our upgrade.
Let us know if you need your login information to take advantage of these features.

These are just our NEW features! If you haven't taken advantage of your current benefits, you can post Events, Job Postings, Hot Deals, link your social media accounts & more!
Please see the Marketing Package that outlines some visuals and examples for you. You can learn more about these features at the September 8th Chamber 101 Meeting at the Marshall Chamber. Please register!
On our website, some members that have already added this featured upgrade including  Cornerstone United Methodist ChurchMarshall Convention & Visitor's Bureau &  AP Design
This is essential for businesses that do not have a website or web presence yet! To search for your business online, we may be the first website that pops up to find more about you. For those with an already established website, this will add to your business visibility and search presence. We are the #1 hit when searching for 'Marshall, MN' so your business will be found through the Chamber website!

Let us know if you have any questions! Call (507) 532-4484 or email

Customer Testimonial:
'I would like to share how impressed I am with the results we have seen since we began utilizing the enhanced features on our business listing through the Chamber.  We have seen a significant uptick in new customer activity as well more job seekers reaching out to us.  I highly encourage Chamber members to take advantage of this great opportunity available to them.  It is also a very user friendly site to work with.'

-Michele Kroger, Spartan Staffing

Chamber E-Connection Guidelines and Policies

Newsletter Goals and Audience
The purpose of the Chamber E-Connection newsletter is to share our members' events with  other business and community members. It is an informational newsletter and helps to promote  our member businesses and their events.
Each Friday, our newsletter is sent to over 1,500 individuals. Our separate emails are sent to  the same list, but are held especially for our Chamber events and Business After Hours.

Newsletter Policy
E-Connection events are included based on requests from the member business. The following criteria are requested by the Marshall Area Chamber for event submissions:
  • Events flyers or submissions must be an actual event. We do not include sales or promotions.
  • Events can be included in the E-Connection for 2 weeks Free of charge, and you have the option of adding one additional week for $10. 3 weeks is the max per event.
  • Submissions must be sent the Wednesday prior to that Friday's
    E-Connection to be included to

  • All event flyers are for Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce members only. 
Any Chamber member businesses events can be submitted to the Chamber website as well here. Click submit new event.
Chamber Member Job Postings             

Any Chamber me mber may submit job postings! Ask about your login by 
emailing or c all the Chamber at 532-4484.

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Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 532-4484