Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
March 17, 2017
In This Issue
Advanced Eyecare Business After Hours
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Document Management Lunch & Learn
Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Building Minnesota
United Way Year in Review
Marshall Public Schools Community Meetings
Ellayne Conyers
SMOC Family Planning Fundraiser
Willow Sweeney
MCS League Meetings
Willow Sweeney
Spring Into Life Blood Drive
End User Security Training
Experience Seacret
Social Media Breakfast
Ambassador Visits
Chamber Coupon Books
Bremer Bank Staff Changes
City Board & Commissions
E-Connection Policies

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Advanced Eyecare Business After Hours

Thursday, March 23rd
4:30-6:30 PM

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Friday, March 17, 2017
5:30 PM
Document Management Lunch & Learn

March 20, 2017 | 11:45 AM-12:45PM
Marshall Chamber
Please RSVP online at 

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra: Building Minnesota

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 

United Way Year in Review

Thursday, March 23rd
3:45-4:00 p.m. Social
4:00-5:00 p.m. Program

Marshall Public Schools Community Meetings

March 23rd - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Park Side Elementary

March 27th - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Side Elementary

Community Meeting - Wednesday, March 29th 6:30 pm
District Office School Board Meeting Room

Questions? (507) 537-6924

Ellayne Conyers Farewell

Thursday, March 23rd
5:00-7:00 PM
Wooden Nickel

SMOC Family Planning Fundraiser

Thursday, March 23rd
4pm to 7pm

Loft 180 Chili Feed

Sunday, March 26th
5-7 pm
MCS League Meetings
Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm
Municipal Building Council Chambers - 2nd floor

Monday, March 27th at 7:00 pm
Municipal Building Council Chambers - 2nd floor
Willow Sweeney

Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Minnesota State University
and The Schwan Food Company present

Willow Sweeney

Back by popular demand, Willow will be here to share her strategies of replacing negative energy with healthy and effective workplace energy.  We have yet to meet someone that can match Willow's energy, so come prepared to be entertained and rejuvenated.

Wednesday, March 29th
SMSU Conference Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

$20 Chamber members
$35 Non-Chamber 
cost includes a pasta bar lunch

Spring into Life Blood Drive

Thursday, March 30th
Living Word Church
9 AM - 3 PM

End User Security Training

April 6th, 2017
Red Baron Arena & Expo - Club Room

Experience Seacret

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
5:30-7:00 pm
Bello Cucina
RSVP to 507-829-0729

Social Media Breakfast

Register here.
Join us on Facebook here.
Learn more about the Social Media Breakfast in Marshall at

Ambassador Visits

Mustang Truck & Trailer 1st Dollar Award
901 Michigan Road
(507) 337-9725

1411 East College Drive, Suite 201
(507) 929-8838
2017 Chamber Coupon Books

They're here! 2017 Chamber Coupon books are available NOW! 

This book is worth over $2,200 for only $25!

We have limited quantities at the Chamber office, but check out the list of local groups selling books as well!
  • MHS Track
  • Minneota Volleyball
  • United Way of Southwest MN
  • SW Swim Club
  • MHS Dance Line
  • Relay for Life
  • Marshall Area Wrestling
  • Marshall HS Girls Hockey
  • PEO Chapter AS- Joyce Strootman
  • Prairie Dance Alliance
  • SMSU Tennis
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Lakeview School After Prom

Let us know if you need contact information
for these groups!

Bremer Bank Staff Changes

Kyrsten Braun
Communications Manager
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bremer Bank Announces Staff Changes at Marshall Location

Marshall, Minn.
- Bremer Bank is pleased to announce two personnel changes at our Marshall location: Chad Drake has assumed the role of Marshall market manager and Cindy Verschaetse is now Southwest Minnesota region retail manager.
Drake has been with Bremer for nearly two decades in a variety of positions, including business banker and ag banker. He was most recently business banking sales manager for the Southwest Minnesota region. Drake has a bachelor's degree in ag business from South Dakota State University (SDSU) and is a licensed crop insurance producer. He is also active with Junior Achievement of Lyon County and a member of the Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) Ag Advisory Committee.
Verschaetse joined Bremer in 1992 as a bookkeeper and has had numerous roles since, including teller supervisor, personal banker, community business banker and market manager. An alum of SMSU, Verschaetse received the distinct honor of being nominated for Outstanding Woman of Southwest Minnesota in 2015. Her involvement in the community extends across many organizations, such as the SMSU Foundation as well as the Marshall Municipal Utility Commission.
"These changes reflect our commitment to serving the needs of our clients in the Marshall community," said Shane Johnson, Bremer's Southwest Minnesota region president. "Both Chad and Cindy consistently go above and beyond to help our clients, but are also dedicated to giving back to the community where they live and work. We are fortunate to have them on our team."
About Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held $11 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Trust and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Clients include individuals and families, mid-sized corporations, small businesses, agribusinesses, nonprofits, and public and government entities. For more information visit
© 2017 Bremer Financial Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Chad Drake
Cindy Verschaetse
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City Boards & Commissions


Adult Community Center - 3 openings
 (1) unexpired term to expire 5/31/19
         (2) 3-yr terms to expire 5/31/20
Airport Commission - 2 openings
         (2) 3-yr terms to expire 5/31/20
Economic Development Authority - 1 opening
         (1) 6-yr term to end 5/31/23
Marshall Municipal Utilities - 1 opening
         (1) 5-yr term to end 5/31/22
Planning Commission - 2 openings
            (2) unexpired term to expire 5/31/20
Policy Advisory Board - 1 opening
         (1) 3-yr term to end 5/31/20
Public Housing Commission - 3 openings
         (3) 3-yr terms to end 5/31/20
These positions represent an opportunity for interested residents of Marshall to become more involved in local government activities.  Positions are nonpaying.  Interested residents can obtain additional information and applications from the City Administrator's Office at the Municipal Building, 344 West Main St., Marshall, MN. (Call 537-6760) or at the following website:   The completed application should be returned no later than Friday, March 24, 2017.  Appointments will be made by the Mayor and City Council as set forth in policy statements.
Mayor & City Council
City of Marshall

Chamber Member Hot Deals             

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

Chamber Member Job Postings             
  • Southwest Health & Human Services
    •          Director
    •          Communications Officer
  • Vast Broadband
    •          Regional General Manager
  • Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup, P.A.
    •          Legal Assistant
  • Canby Inn & Suites
    •          Night Auditor
  • AP Design
    •          Screen Print Operator
  • Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration
    •          Payroll, Benefits, & Human Resources Administrator
  • State Farm Insurance-Andrew Suby
    •          Account Representative - State Farm Insurance Agent Team Member
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
    •          Agency Support/Services Technician
  • Church of the Holy Redeemer
    •          Custodian - Part time
  • Minnwest Bank
    •          Part-time Teller

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

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