February 2018



Representing Business - Enhancing Community - Promoting Growth
                                                                      


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THE CHAMBER'S MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER KEEPS YOU IN THE KNOW!

Recognizing Member News, Business Opportunities, Achievements and Growth
           
     
                              
 

Sarah DenOuden of ServiceMaster Mankato/Waseca, our 2017 Chamber Ambassador of the Year, presented Rachel James, the Waseca Art Center Director, with a $100 donation on behalf of the Waseca Chamber Ambassadors. Sarah was chosen for her impressive service and volunteerism by her Waseca Chamber peers. Sarah, in turn, chose the Waseca Art Center to receive the Waseca Chamber Ambassador's contribution to a nonprofit Waseca Chamber member.




Discover Waseca Careers, a Waseca Chamber program in it's 4th year, exposes students to a variety of careers in Waseca. Thank you to Tracy Pomeroy, co-owner of Will's Company, for speaking about their evolving growth and adapting to technology to grow their business nation wide. Waseca High School students took a tour of their business and learned about the different departments and skills that are needed.

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                      Personalized Printing and Apparel                                                                                            The Park
                             Mark & Barb Buker                                                                                                      Dave & Sue Vigstol
                           New Business Award                                                                                                   New Business Award

                                                        
                          Lifetime Treasure Estate Sales                                                                                          Yaya's Place
                                Sue & Dave Vigstol                                                                                                    Sandie Wallace
                              New Business Award                                                                                             New Business Award                                   _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                    
                    Meeting & Event Venues
Looking to rent a venue for your holiday, wedding, reunions or meeting?
Waseca has multiple choices to meet your needs - Click here for more information
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Please submit your special announcements to the chamber office by the 5th of each month to share with the membership for inclusion in the monthly e-newsletter.
Chamber Connections - png
Waseca Chamber Board approved membership in the MN Chamber Federation at their January board meeting.
The Federation is a voluntary partnership of chambers of commerce that agree to represent private sector business or public policy issues, and participate in the Grow Minnesota program and review and adapt the annual Federation Legislative Priorities.    
Click here to read the 2018 Federation priorities.
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"Where are my Facebook Followers?"

Why aren't people following my business page on Facebook? What does it mean to "boost" a post? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this informative Facebook training session. 
Free to Chamber Members, Public $15
When: February 28th , 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Waseca Public Safety Building,  303 S State St,  Waseca
Who: Hannah Bretz, Digital Marketing Consultant
*Register by 2/26/2018
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Save the Date!
What: 2018 Farm and City Luncheon
When: March 22, 2018
Where: American Legion Hall, Waseca
Time: 11:45am-1:30pm
*Sponsorships available
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Did you know that as a member of the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce you can upload Press Releases directly to our Waseca Chamber Website?  This is a free way to market your business, generate publicity, create brand awareness, and let the public know what's new and going on with you!  Add your Press Release through your Member Information Center (MIC), under the "News Release" toolbar.  Let us know how we can help you promote your business!
 
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Would you like to host in 2018?
Call the Chamber for hosting details and make your reservation today!
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Shop Local, Eat Local, Stay Local, Play Local
Support our Waseca Chamber Members by shopping local and eating local
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                   Make sure to check out our Member to Member discounts on the Waseca Chamber website
COUNTY UPDATES


      Veterans Memorial Public Informational Meeting
      Thursday, February 22nd, 7pm
      Waseca Central Bldg, 501 E Elm, Waseca
      *Come learn about the two proposed location sites for the memorial on the Waseca County Courthouse                      campus and provide input for consideration by Waseca County and the Veterans Memorial Committee.
BUSINESS RESOURCES
 MN companies hoping to sell or buy more goods and services locally have a new way to connect with one another at MN Supplier Match,  Read more
HUMAN RESOURCES

Navigating the Precarious Waters of the FMLA/ADA/Work Comp Triangle

March 8th, 8:00-11:30am, Owatonna Country Club

The South Central MN SHRM ( Society  for Human Resource Management) has partnered with the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce to invite Waseca Chamber Members to their chapter meetings.
   In this half-day workshop, Kate Bischoff, employment attorney with Thrive Law Consulting and certified HR pro, will go through the basics of the laws, new updates...
WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT & ABOUT




                 
Get your FREE cholesterol screening from our dietitian on February 23rd!
Screenings will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! 
Contact dietitian Jordana at 507-835-8030 or jschreiner@hy-vee.com with questions.

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For the Chamber's Event Calendar go to http://www.wasecachamber.com/events

The Chamber has a comprehensive event calendar to help enhance our community.  Anyone can post an event happening in the Waseca area.  It's free and a great way to promote your event.  Just click on the "Submit Your Event" icon on the home page of the chamber's website.  
Kim Foels, President                                                          info@wasecachamber.com 
Lynn Dotseth, Administrative Assistant            
Pamela Paul, Communications Assistant                       
507-835-3260                                                                      www.wasecachamber.com                                              



The Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization of individuals & businesses who band together for the collective interest of developing Waseca area's future.