Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Events Newsletter
October 7, 2016
In This Issue
Fire Prevention Week
Marshall Hoops Club Information Night
Women's Connect Luncheon
truShrimp Informational Meeting
Everyday Leader
Fall Coloring Contest
Fall Craft & Vendor Fair
Young Professionals Luncheon
Organize with Confidence Workshop
Lyon County Museum Retail Exhibit
Taste of Marshall 2016
Mystery of Devil's Gulch Dinner Theater
Ambassador Visits
Mom's Expo Presenters
City Boards & Commissions
Enhanced Listings
E-Connection Policies

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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Marshall Fire Department

New Night-Sunday Oct. 9th - 7:00pm Operation E.D.I.T.H**

Thursday Oct. 13th-5:30pm - 8:00pm Open House at Marshall Fire Hall
             Whopper Feed, Seat Belt Demo,  7:00 pm Propane Demo
Marshall Hoops Club Information Night

Marshall Hoops Club 2016

Players and Parents to Attend Sunday, October 9th - Marshall High School Cafeteria
Grades 3rd - 8th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fall Instructional League for Boys in Grades 3rd through 6th
  •  Starts Tuesday, November 1st
  •  Ends Saturday, December 17th
  •  Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays-(tentative)
    • Grades 3rd - 4th from 6:00 - 7:15
    • Grades 5th - 6th from 7:25 - 8:50
  • Games on Saturday and select Sundays (times to be determined)
  •  Fee: $70 - includes instruction, gym rental, and t-shirts for each player
  • Hoops Traveling League
Boys in Grades 4th - 8th
Tryout Dates
  • 4th - 6th grade teams based on evaluations from Fall Instructional League
  • 7th grade: Sunday November 20 at High School 1:00-2:30 pm
  • 8th grade: Sunday November 20 at High School 2:30-4:00 pm
 Teams determined by high school coaching staff
Practices/Tournaments begin January 2017
Practices take place approximately 2-3 times per week (dates, location and times TBD)
  • Fee for all grades is $185 per player (Includes 7 tournaments). Scholarships available
  • MULTIPLE PLAYER FAMILY DISCOUNT: First player is $185 (or $215), each additional player reduced to $125. (This does not apply to or include fall instructional league fees - only traveling).
NOTE: Hoops Traveling League Registration fee for registrations completed after November 1st will be $215.

Information & Online Registration on our website:
Women's Connect Luncheon

When: Thursday, October 13th (12-1 PM)
Where: Bello Cucina (100 W College Dr)
"What Women Want" 
A segment on how we, as women, approach money and finances and buying decisions  presented by Cynthia Steiner, Thrivent Financial. 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 11th.
truShrimp Informational Meeting
Thursday, October 13th | 4:30-6:30 PM
Red Baron Arena & Expo - Club Room
Learn more at
Everyday Leader Fall Simulcast
Friday, October 14th, 2016
Marshall High School | 7:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register at

Chamber members get $15 off with code F16MACC35.
Fall Coloring Contest

Choose from one of the following and return to Bremer Bank by Friday, Oct. 14th
Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday, October 15th
Lyon County Fairgrounds (504 Fairgrounds Road)
Contact: Brooke Wyffels 507-531-0413 for questions.
Young Professionals Luncheon

When: Tuesday, October 18th (12-1 PM)
Where: Bello Cucina (100 W College Dr)
Jodi Maertens, Southwest Initiative Foundation 

Have you had difficulties finding daycare? Has your child, neighbor, co-worker had these same difficulties? Does your business have difficulty hiring employees due to daycare shortage? Please join us in an interactive discussion regarding some of the creative solutions other communities have tried.  
Bring your thoughts and ideas. 
Organize with Confidence Workshop

Wednesday, October 19th
SWWC Service Cooperative
Lyon County Museum Exhibit

Where We Shopped and What We Wore: Exhibit Opens October 21
Lyon County Museum

The Lyon County Museum will close on October 8 - October 20 for staff and volunteers to install a new exhibit. Those who need to access the Prairieland Genealogical Society, please call 537-6580 to make an appointment.
The museum will reopen on October 21 at 10:00am
Taste of Marshall 2016

Save the Date! Taste of Marshall 2016 is Monday, October 24, 2016
Southwest Minnesota State University

Tickets available online for $10 or $15 at the Door
Mystery of Devil's Gulch Dinner Theater

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
KB's Ballroom
Tickets Available at: 

Ambassador Visits

 Marshall Academy of Dance 1st Dollar Award
348 West Main Street
(507) 829-0626

No Worries Mind Body Spirit 1st Dollar Award
348 West Main Street, Suite 104
(507) 430-6301

Mom's Expo Presenters

Contact Danielle Wilts at or 507-537-6767.

City Boards & Commissions

Adult Community Center - 2 openings
         (1) 3-yr term to expire 5/31/19
(1) unexpired term to expire 5/31/17
Library Board - 2 openings
         (2) 3-yr terms to expire 12/31/19
Planning Commission - 3 openings
            (1) unexpired term to expire 5/31/18
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, October 14, 2016.  Appointments will be made by the Mayor and City Council as set forth in policy statements.
Mayor & City Council
City of Marshall

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