July Coffee Connection
Thursday, June 12 7:30-9:00AM
Children of Tomorrow-410 E 10th St, Waconia
 
A great opportunity to put faces with names! This chamber member favorite is an open house style event. No need to register for this FREE event, just drop in as your schedule allows. Coffee and a light snack will be served.
Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival presented by the Waconia Lions
Wednesday, July 4 at Dusk

Stay in town for your Independence Day celebration!

This celebration is funded entirely by contributions from businesses and community members like yourself! Have you made a BANG ?!
2018 Contributions to date:
Presenting Sponsor: Waconia Lions Club ($6,000)

$1,000 We Made a Bang:
Jeff Schulz RE/MAX
KleinBank
Lola's Lakehouse
Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP
Neubauer Chiropractic
Thrivent Financial
Waconia Fire Department Relief Association
Waconia West Carver Rotary

$500 Bottle Rocket:
In Towne Marina
Waconia Comfort
Waconia Roll-Off Service Inc.

$250 Firecracker:
Lakeview Clinic
Laketown Township
Locher Bros.
Midwest Expanded Metal
Sackett-Waconia

$100 Sparkler:
A-1 Electric Service
American Family Insurance
AquaLogic
Edward Jones-Chuck Schmidt
George & Carol Braunwarth
Golden Dragon
Iron Tap, LLC
Larkin Electric
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
SLS
SPOKES
Subway
TMC Industries Inc.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Call or mail your checks TODAY to
LAKE WACONIA FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
209 S Vine St, Waconia
952-442-5812
Welcome New Chamber Members:
Homeview Realty
Karl Bitschnauer

1517 Sparrow Rd
Waconia, MN 55387
952-300-7066
Real Estate
Philp Family Dentistry Waconia
Dr. Mary Philp

9366 Oak Ave
Waconia, MN 55387
952-442-4891
General Dentistry
Regalia Men's Clothier
Leann Rindahl

144 W 1st St, Unit A
Waconia, MN 55387
952-381-9242
clubregalia.com (coming soon)
Men's clothing & accessories
All Things Elections




by Jackie Schwerm,
Waconia Assistant City Administrator
The 2018 Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, August 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The 2018 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ward I residents will vote at the Waconia Ice Arena (1250 Oak Avenue) and Ward II residents will vote at Trinity Church (601 2nd Street East). If you are unsure of your ward, maps can be found on the City’s website .
Absentee Voting
Eligible voters can vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. Voters can vote absentee by mail or in-person. Absentee voting for the Primary Election begins on June 29 and ends on August 13.  Click here to read more...
New initiative aims to connect employers and employees



by Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President
Minnesota’s talented workforce is among our greatest assets and fuels our economy. But our advantage is threatened by a widespread shortage of skilled workers that is expected to hit 239,000 workers by 2022. The problem affects all types and sizes of businesses in every corner of the state, challenging their very ability to stay and grow in our communities. Click here to read more...
Ribbon Cutting
Regalia Men's Clothier

Primary Contact: Leanne Rindahl, owner
44 W 1st St Unit A, Waconia
952-381-9242
www.clubregalia.com (coming soon)

There’s a new men’s clothier in town! The Ambassadors visited Regalia Men’s Clothier and assisted in the ribbon cutting of this brand new, one of a kind menswear store in Waconia. Leanne Rindahl has always had a dream of owning her own boutique. Her husband and business partner, Ray, suggested a men’s clothier and she said “let’s do this!”  We are excited to have this new shop in town. Men -don’t be afraid to stop by and check out what they have in store for you! Women – this is a great place to find great gifts – everything from belts, shoes, readers, shirts, sport coats, work out wear… great selection!
Scholla Financial, Inc.
Primary Contact: Doug Scholla
580 Cherry Dr, Waconia
952-442-5600

Scholla Financial has a new office! The Ambassadors helped Doug and his team cut a ribbon to celebrate the opening of their new office in a brand new location. Scholla Financial Inc. is an independent insurance agency representing multiple insurers.  Their agents specialize in individual and small group health plans, Medicare supplement health plans, life insurance and annuities. Their goal is to help guide their clients to the best insurance coverage to meet their unique and individual needs.  Give them a call or visit their new office soon!
Member News and Happenings
Chamber Golf Scramble
Monday, July 30 Shotgun Start at Noon
Island View Golf Course-7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia
 
Don't miss the funnest golf tournament of the summer! There are still opportunities to golf & sponsor a hole and donate to the silent auction. Contact the chamber office at 952-442-5812. Click here for more details.

Not a golfer? Come for the After Hours Reception! This is a great opportunity to network with fellow chamber members especially if your schedule does not usually allow your to attend Membership Luncheons. Cost: $30
Celebrate Independence Day with America's Pastime
Wednesday, July 4 Games at 4:00PM & 7:00PM
Lions' Field-927 Wildcat Way, Waconia
 
Enjoy a double header on our nation's birthday at Lions Field.
4:00PM 14AAA v. Prior Lake
7:00PM Senior Legion v. Las Vegas, NV Aces!

Admission is always FREE but plan to visit enjoy the concessions for some great treats & beverages including beer and hard apple cider. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fireworks at dusk from the infield.
Emagine Kids' Summer Movies
Wednesdays and Thursdays this summer
Emagine Waconia Theatre-101 E 1st St
 
Starting in June, Emagine will present the Summer Kids' Movie Series every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am. Tickets are only $2.00 for any age and get a small combo for only $5.00 when you purchase a Summer Kids' Movie Series ticket. Click here for schedule.
Dates & Showtimes subject to change. Limited availability each week.
22nd Annual Call to Care Classic Golf Tournament
Monday, July 9 11:00AM-7:30PM
Deer Run Golf Course-8661 Deer Run Dr, Victoria
 
Auburn Homes & Services is hosting the 22nd Annual Call to Care Golf Classic Tournament on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Deer Run Golf course in Victoria, Minnesota. The proceeds from this year's Call to Care Golf Classic will be used to fund a special project for their Reflections patio at Auburn Meadows in Waconia. For more details visit www.auburnhomes.org
Ribfest
Saturday, July 14 10:00AM-4:00PM
Mackenthun's Fine Foods-851 Market Place Dr, Waconia
 
Great food, beer, kid activities and more! FREE Rib Fest shirt with purchase of a rib dinner. Limited to first 250 purchases. Fun for the kids: let them go hog wild in the Bouncy House & pony rides! Live music by Traveled Ground from 11:00AM-3:00PM.
Discount Rodeo Tickets: Mackenthun's is currently selling discount rodeo tickets at their service counter.
City Wide Sidewalk and Garage Sales
July 19-21
Participating shops & homes in Waconia
 
Get it while it's hot! Check out the deals all over town! For a complete list of participants, pick up a copy of the Waconia Patriot.
Blood Drive
Friday, July 20 Noon-5:00PM
Neubauer Chiropractic-20 West Main, Waconia

Save Lives! Donate Blood! Neubauer Chiropractic will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, July 20 th from Noon – 5pm. To sign up please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org and search using 55387 zip code and scroll down to the event on July 20 th !
Waconia Wine Festival
July 28 & 29 Noon-6PM
Parley Lake Winery- 8280 Parley Lake Rd, Waconia
Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery -8785 Airport Rd, Waconia
Sovereign Estate Winery -9950 North Shore Rd, Waconia
 
Visit Waconia Wine Country Wine Festival Weekend! Taste and tour 3 amazing wineries in a 5 mile radius. Each winery will feature different music, food, and vendors.
Cost: $10 per person/winery includes wine tasting and souvenir glass. Collect all three!
ALL TICKETS SOLD AT GATE. MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE.
Retirement News
Congratulations to Pat Anderson on her retirement and closure of The Wild Bird Store.  We have so enjoyed having her on our retail committee as she has shared her great ideas and time with the retail sector of Waconia as well as the community of Waconia.  We wish you all the best, Pat!

Congratulations to William Oswall DDS and his wife Fran as they are just one month away from retirement! Thank you for being a great chamber member and addition to Waconia in both of your locations! Stop in and wish them good luck – and introduce yourself to the new dentist there, Dr. Mary Philp. 9366 Oak Ave.  Best of luck to you, Dr Oswall and Fran as you enjoy your next chapter in life!
Chamber Luncheon & Calendar
July After Hours

Monday, July 30, 2018
4:30-8:00PM

Location: Vandy's Grille
7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia

"KAPOW!"
Golf Reception and Silent Auction


Cost: $30 for per person
RSVP Required by July 27, 2018
Call or email to register cgesinger@destinationwaconia.org

All forms of payment will be accepted the day of the event.
Chamber Calendar-July 2018
JUL 12 Coffee Connection 7:30-9:00AM @Children of Tomorrow (410 E 10th St, Waconia)
JUL 12 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 3:00-5:00PM Off-site Location
JUL 19 Ambassador Meeting 8:45 Chamber Office 209 S Vine St, Waconia
JUL 30 Chamber Golf Scramble @ Island View Golf Club (7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia) Register by Friday, July 27
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