Welcome New Chamber Members:
Allstate-Watermark Insurance Agency
Stanley Winnie

9360 Oak Ave
Waconia, MN 55387
612-721-1883
Insurance
Favorite Finds & Antiques
Jennifer Favorite

25 S Olive St
Waconia, MN 55387
612-695-2423
Vintage/handmade items
Language of Love Spanish Immersion Child Care & Preschool
Anna Kokesh

325 S Birch St
Waconia, MN 55387
612-298-5521
Child care
Paws Inn Pet Essentials
Jodi Theis

120 S Vine St
Waconia, MN 55387
612-806-1854
Pet supply store
Snap Fitness Waconia
Rachel Licursi

1309 Oak Ave
Waconia, MN 55387
952-442-3815
Fitness/gym
Globe Trotting



by Kellie Sites, Waconia Chamber President
Chamber President Kellie Sites is out on vacation in Europe this week. However, she took the time to send this video message. Click here to view.
MN Supplier Match connects companies, grows the economy




by Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President
Welcome to MN Supplier Match. We invite and encourage your participation in this new database that seeks to highlight Minnesota’s robust supply chain and increase business-to-business activity in the state.
 
MN Supplier Match creates value for Minnesota businesses that want the advantages of sourcing from local suppliers – customization, accessibility, rapid delivery, shared networks and trusted quality. The program creates value for suppliers looking for new business opportunities with Minnesota-based customers. And it creates value for the Minnesota economy by keeping more dollars in the state and making our suppliers and buyers more competitive. Click here to read more...
Ribbon Cutting
OBGYN WEST

Primary Contact: Doug Gooder
560 S Maple St, Waconia MN 55387
952-249-2000

We are happy to welcome OBGYN WEST to Waconia and the chamber. This is their 4th office in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. No matter what stage of life you are in, their physicians provide individualized, compassionate care. Their doctors specialize in the newest advancements in obstetrics and gynecology, including the latest minimally invasive procedures.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Member News and Happenings
New Friday Hours & Fish Tacos!
Sovereign Estate Winery-9950 North Shore Rd, Waconia

Fridays have just gotten better at Sovereign Estate! Every Friday through March 23 their Bistro menu will feature grilled Fish Tacos and Salmon Cakes Baskets served up with a side of mac'n'cheese and coleslaw. They will also be serving their regular Bistro items.

New Hours for Fridays 3 PM - 9 PM Click here to reserve your table.
Knight's of Columbus' Fish Fry
Fridays through March 23 4:30-7:30
St Joseph's School -41 E 1st St, Waconia
 
St Joe's is serving up their fish fry with all the trimmings on Fridays during Lent.
Each week St Joe's partners with a local community organization for fundraising, sharing a portion of their proceeds with that group.

Friday, 3/9-Auburn Homes & Services
 
Cost: $11/adult, $5/child, children 5 an under are free
Google AdWords Training- DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!
Saturday, March 3 10:30AM-12:30PM
Waconia Public Library-217 S Vine St

The Waconia Library will offer a class on how to use Google AdWords. This is an advertising service by Google for businesses and organizations wanting to display ads on Google and its advertising network that can help you connect to relevant customers, donors, patrons and/or readers. In this class, you will get hands-on experience with Google AdWords including how Pay-Per-Click (PPC) works, how to create and structure your company’s account, and how to create a positive paid search campaign from start to finish.   Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. 
Registration is required at  CLICK HERE  or call 952-442-4714
ACES: Brain Development & the Biology of Stress
Friday, March 9 8:30AM-2:30PM
Waconia Middle School Auditorium-1400 Community Drive

Presented by the HERO Coalition. Community/Professional Training on brain development, the biology of stress and the adverse childhood experiences study. Don't miss this opportunity to hear their guest speaker: Karina Forrest-Perkins, a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, master trainer and Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. Click here for more info.
5 CEU credits
Cost: $30 (includes lunch) 

Barn Cat Spay-Neuter Day
Thursday, March 15 8:00AM-6:00PM
Countryside Veterinary Clinic-13950 Hwy 5, Waconia
 
"Barn Cat Spay-Neuter Day" at Countryside is Thursday, March 15. This program is ONLY for un-owned outdoor cats to help control pet overpopulation and spread of infectious disease. Cost is $100 for a spay and $75 for a neuter, additional services such as vaccinations and parasiticides are opt-in at regular cost. Call for more information 952-442-4200.
Chamber 101
Friday, March 16 8:00AM-9:30PM
Waconia City Hall, Oak Conference Room-201 S Vine St
 
Great for new members, but also for long-time members who would like to be more involved as well as representatives who are new to your organization and the chamber! This event is also open to not-yet chamber members who would like to learn the benefits of belonging to Waconia's premier business organization.
 
FREE, but registration is appreciated. Click here to register!
Easter Bunny Portraits
Thursday, March 15 4:00-8:00PM & Friday, March 16 10:00AM-8:00PM
Taylor Hubbard Photography-44 W 1st St, Waconia
 
The bunnies are coming back and this year they are switching up the dates of their special! Please call us at 952-442-2711 to reserve your session. Click here for more details.
Waconia Putting Challenge
Saturday, March 24 Noon-Midnight
American Legion-233 S Olive St
Chumly's on Main-112 W Main St
Hoppers Bar & Grill-119 S Olive St
The Saloon-16 S Elm St
Waconia VFW-125 W 1st St
 
Tickets are on sale now! Number available is limited.
Cost: $15 (includes tshirt). Get your tickets & more info at participating watering holes.
Players must start at the bar from which tickets were purchased. In the event of a tie, the "putt-off" will be held at the Waconia VFW.
Leadership Seminar
Thursday, March 29 11:30AM-1:00PM
AmericInn-550 Cherry Dr, Waconia

You're invited to MRCI's Coaching Capacity Employer Education Series "Unlocking Your Potential" event. What's holding you back? The best combination for unlocking potential is your TEAM! Learn key concepts to unlock the potential within. MRCI is partnering with local employers to present forward-thinking ideas to coach all talents and abilities to build capacity for your organization.
No Fee, but registration is REQUIRED CLICK HERE
Job Fair Vendors Needed
Wednesday, April 11 3:00-7:00PM
Waconia High School-1650 Community Dr

Are you looking to get a jump on summer hiring or looking to fill employment needs? Don't miss this opportunity to meet with local candidates. Event will target both students & adults in the area.
Space is limited to 20 employers-just a few spots left. Cost: $50.
Flyover America & Sea Life Aquarium Tour
Tuesday, April 3 Register TODAY!
Travel Easy-16 W Main St, Waconia

Come experience America like never before! You’ll feel like you’re truly flying with wind, scents, mist and other amazing effects. Soar over spectacular landscapes and experience the USA from a birds-eye view.
Enjoy a lunch at Firelake: Radisson Blu. Afterwards we will visit the Sea Life Aquarium and it’s amazing exhibits that showcase the thousands of sea creatures, giving you that up close and personal experience of animals never before seen in Minnesota, such as turtles, stingrays, sharks, crocodiles and so much more!
Contact Travel Easy to Sign up. 952-442-4443   travleasyinc@earthlink.net
Chamber Luncheon & Calendar
March Membership Luncheon

Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:30AM-1:00PM

Location: TBD

Topic: TBD

Cost: $25 per member, $30 for non-members
RSVP Required by March 16, 2018
To streamline check-in at the event, we pre fer that you register and pay here.

All forms of payment will be accepted the day of the event.
Please Register by Friday, March 16, 2018 online or 952-442-5812.
Chamber Calendar-March 2018
MAR 1 Coffee Connection 7:30-9:00AM @ Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care (232 S Elm St, Waconia)
MAR 8 Chamber Retail Committee Meeting 8:00-9:00AM Maple Conference Rm, City Hall (201 S Vine St, Waconia)
MAR 14 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 11:30AM-1:00PM Maple Conference Rm, City Hall (201 S Vine St, Waconia)
MAR 15 Ambassador Meeting 8:45 Chamber Office 209 S Vine St, Waconia
MAR 16 Chamber 101 8:00-9:30AM Oak Conference Rm, City Hall (201 S Vine St, Waconia)
MAR 22 Chamber Luncheon 11:30AM-1:00PM Location TBD
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