Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Events Newsletter
December 30, 2016
In This Issue
UCAP Business After Hours
Digital Artist: Benjamin Yang
Chamber 101
Women's Connect Luncheon
SW MN Livin' Fit Challenge
MGC Sparkle Event
Brau Brothers Beer Pairing Dinner
Marshall Speech Spectacular
E-Connection Policies

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We hope everyone has a great 2017!
Thanks for all your support in 2016.

The Marshall Area Chamber & CVB offices will be closed on Monday, January 2nd.

United Community Action Partnership Business After Hours

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
4:30-6:00 PM
Digital Artist: Benjamin Yang Reception at MAFAC

Reception: 1/7/2017 * 2-4 pm
Chamber 101

When: Thursday, January 12th (8-9 AM)
Where: Marshall Chamber (118 W College Drive)

Are you interested in learning how to make the most out of your membership or are you just curious as to what the Chamber can do for your business? Join us at the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Office to hear from Chamber staff and volunteers about the programs, benefits and services that are available to Chamber members. Whether you are a brand new member, a longtime member or just want to learn more about membership this is the event for you!   Also, learn some new enhancements that businesses can now use with their business listing and more!

Women's Connect Luncheon

When: Thursday, January 12th (12-1 PM)
Where: Marshall Lyon County Library
(201 C Street)

Bush Community Innovation Grant
In late spring 2016, Literacy Volunteers of Southwest Minnesota  learned they had received a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation. The purpose of the two-year project is to engage with families to access educational opportunities, support K-12 student success, and build inclusive communities in Southwest Minnesota. They work with many partners, including SMSU and Marshall Public Schools. For this month's Women's Connect, Candace Thomas, Marly Wagner, and MuMu Aye will give you some background on the project, progress to date, and (we hope) recruit you to be engaged in some way with the work all of us are doing to address opportunity gaps that exist for many of our families.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 10th.

SWMN Livin' Fit Challenge

SWMN Livin' Fit Challenge
January 9th  - March 6th
Fitness, Nutrition, Weight loss, Family activities,
Stress management and more!
$20/adults, $5 kids
- compete to win over $2000 in prizes!
Sponsored by: Anytime Fitness, Marshall Radio, Borch's, HyVee,  
The Escape Spa, and HealthSource Chiropractic

MGC Sparkle Event

MGC Sparkle Event
Saturday, January 14 7:00pm
Dress your best and join us for
celebration, cocktails,
hors d'oeuvres and fun!
$40.00 per couple
$20.00 per individual*
RSVP  by January 6 to
or 532-2278
*ticket price includes two drink tickets,
hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment .
Brau Brothers Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner
Brau Brothers Presents Beer Pairing Dinner to Benefit
United Way of Southwest Minnesota Programs
Brau Brothers Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner will be held to benefit the United Way of Southwest Minnesota on Friday, January 27, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM.  The event will be held at Brau Brothers Brewing Company at 1010 East Southview Drive, Marshall in the Brew House. 
The event will include a five course meal with each course featuring a different Brau Brothers' beer that complements the delicious food items.  Dustin Brau will talk about the traits of each beer served and share insight on the bottling process.
There is limited seating and advance tickets of $56 per person can be purchased at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota office or online at The United Way is located in Main Street Center at 800 East Main Street, Marshall, MN.  The event has sold out the past several years and features an eclectic silent auction. 
Marshall Speech Spectacular
The 1 7th Annual Marshall Speech Spectacular will be held at MHS and SMSU on January 27-28, 2017. Thisannual event draws 30-35 teams from all over the state and Midwest bringing in roughly 800 high school students and 150 adult judges to Marshall for the weekend.  This year, more judges are needed so Speech Judge Workshops will be held for any local residents who are interested in contributing their talents to the tournament.  Workshop options will be held on Saturday, January 7 from 9:00-11:00 and on Sunday, January 8 from 4:00-6:00.  Both sessions will be held in the MHS Media Center (enter MHS through the Fine Arts doors and turn right).  Anyone who is interested in judging needs to attend one of these two training sessions.  Judges who volunteer their time and judge at least 3 rounds (about 4 hours) can have their business listed as a tournament sponsor in the program.   

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