Chamber E-Connection
Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
February 7th, 2020
In This Issue
February Women's Connect Luncheon
Fundraiser: Chamber Coupon Books
MAYP Luncheon
SW Tour & Travel After Hours
Blizzard Booze Fest
Pedal for a Purpose
Ambassador Visits
Vote for Marshall's Outdoor Ice Rink!
Marshall Community Foundation Projects
2020 Gold Rush Raffle
E-Connection Policies

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These are first come, first serve for each selected Friday date at $50/week.
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February Women's Connect Luncheon

When: Thursday, February 13th
Where: SMSU Whipple Art Gallery

Southwest Minnesota State University President Kumara Jayasuriya (Jie-uh-sur-ee-ua) will be the February speaker
at the Women's Connect luncheon.

President Jayasuriya has been the architect of a number of enrollment-building initiatives since his arrival, including an increase in the number of online degrees offered; the addition of club hockey, shooting sports and Esports; and a number of innovative scholarship initiatives that will hopefully keep the "best and the brightest" in southwest Minnesota, attending SMSU, all the while creating an inclusive academic environment
at the University to support all students in their quest for a college degree.
Join us this month to hear from SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya on the new initiatives
at SMSU, and his goals for the university in the future.

2020 Chamber Coupon Books Coming in March!

Fundraiser Opportunity!

Your group or organization can sell the 2020 Chamber coupon books
and make $5/per book sold! 
Limited quantities available.

Call the chamber at 507.532.4484 or email to reserve books!

  • $5 OFF $25
  • $10 OFF $25
  • $25 OFF $100
  • 'BIG' $ COUPONS!


Marshall Area Young Professionals Luncheon

When: Tuesday, February 18th (12-1 pm)
Where: Marshall-Lyon County Library (201 C St)

Join us this month to hear from SMSU President, Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya about the background of his childhood and how he got to be a University President. What his leadership style is and why. How to be flexible when dealing with different constituents and how to deal with Faculty, Staff, Community, Alumni, and Donors... Yet still be able to connect with 18-23 year old students. 

Southwest Tour & Travel Business After Hours
February 20, 2020
5:00-7:00 PM

Blizzard Booze Fest
February 20-22

Join Visit Marshall and the Marshall Gambler for Blizzard Booze Fest, a three day event with activies to get you warmed up when it's cold and snowy out!

Join us for all kinds of adult activities and some fun, only found in Marshall, MN!

Thursday: Traveling Trivia at 7:30pm
Friday: Beer Olympics (Beer Pong Tournament, Darts Tournament, Speed Quarters) & DJ to follow.
Saturday: Comedian at 8:00pm & DJ to follow.

Sign up a two-person team for the Beer Olympics tournaments here.
Pedal for a Purpose
Saturday, February 29
8:00 am - Noon in the YMCA gym
Register Here
Ambassador Visits

Marshall Radio Progress Award
1414 East College Drive
(507) 532-2282

Bremer Bank Progress Award (New branding)
208 East College Drive
(507) 537-0222
Vote for Marshall's Outdoor Ice Rink!

Keep on voting, Marshall! Be sure to share the link with your friends and vote once per day,  per device through February 15th!

Marshall Community Foundation Projects

The Marshall Community Foundation board is interested in learning about any large community projects, either currently in progress or on the horizon, with a broader and deeper community impact focus. The amount of support for projects could range between $10,000-$20,000. It is the desire of the MCF board to make lasting impact, to the greatest number of residents, in the Marshall community through grant awards at this level. Priority would be given to projects that exemplify collaboration with other organizations and individuals, a focus on wellness, youth development, diversity and community improvement. Please contact the MCF board:, with any information that pertains to this potential level of support.

2020 Gold Rush Raffle

MARSHALL, Minn. -  The 17th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, was held on Jan. 31 inside the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The 2020 edition of the Gold Rush Raffle had all 700 tickets sell-the highest total ever-with more than 400 SMSU supporters attending.
The event raised $77,000 with all proceeds helping fund the student-athlete scholarship program through the Mustang Booster Club. A total of $19,850 was raised from the live auction segments, $12,807 from the silent auction items, while $52,500 resulted from ticket sales.
In its 17 years, the Gold Rush Raffle has raised nearly $800,000. The event has seen substantial growth recently with over $522,000 raised in the past seven years alone.
Five individuals were the big winners in the reverse raffle with Pat Louwagie, Sara Kirchner, and John Drown each taking home $500. Caroline Hennen finished in second place winning $1,000, while Joyce Eickhoff took home the grand prize of $2,500.
The SMSU athletics department and the Mustang Booster Club would like to thank everyone that supported this tremendous event through ticket sales and to all those individuals and local businesses for their donations. This event would not be possible without the wonderful community support.
The date for the 18th annual Gold Rush Raffle will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Save the date now!

To reserve a table or if you would like to donate an item for the 2021 Gold Rush Raffle contact Jenn Graven at 507-537-6233 or email

Chamber Member Job Postings             
  • Avera Marshall
    • Housekeeping - Every other weekend only!
    • Behavioral Health Technician - Benefit Eligible
    • C.N.A. - Sign on bonus & We could pay 100% of your college tuition!
    • EMT - Avera Tyler
    • Geriatrics Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
    • Home Care/Hospice Care Assistant - Benefit Eligible!
    • LPN - Avera Tyler Long Term Care - As Needed!
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist or Technician
    • Registered Nurse - Avera Tyler - Med/Surg As Needed!
    • Registered Nurse - Med/Surg As needed!
    • Care Assistant - Avera@Home & Hospice
    • Registered Nurse - Labor & Delivery - 2 positions open!
    • Registered Nurse - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
    • RN or LPN - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
    • Patient Care Technician - Multiple Positions!
    • RN, LPN or MA
    • Housekeeping - 40 hours/2 weeks
    • Patient Account Representative/Billing
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Paramedic
    • RN - Med/Surg - Avera Granite Falls
    • Licensed Practical Nurse - Benefit Eligible!
    • Activities Assistant
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • Materials Handling Technician
    • RN - Labor & Delivery - As needed!
    • Clinic LPN or Medical Assistant - Full time!
    • RN - Home Care
    • Clinic RN - No Holidays and No Call time!
    • EMT - Avera Granite Falls
    • Housekeeping - Every other weekend only!
    • Patient Care Technician
    • Special Transporter Driver
    • Clinic RN, LPN or Medical Assistant
    • Dietary Aide - As needed!
    • Housekeeping - Full time!
    • Housekeeping - No holidays or call time!
    • RN - Med/Surg & CCU - Avera Marshall
    • Patient Service Rep/Registration
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
    • Commercial Underwriter
    • Corporate Services Technician
    • Policy Processing Technician - Farm Underwriting
  • Schwan's Company
    • Buyer - MRO
    • Line Attendant - 1st Shift - Ice Cream Plant
    • Logistics Systems Manager (BluJay)
    • Refrigeration Supervisor
    • Sanitation Associate II - Beverage/SFP
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Senior Inventory & Fulfillment Planner
    • Sr Manager of Operational Excellence
    • AR & Collections Representative
    • Maintenance Supervisor
    • Part-Time Merchandiser
  • BH Electronics
    • Electronic Assembler
  • Marshall Public Schools
    • Full-Time Human Resources Specialist
  • GreatAmerica Financial Service Corp
    • Servicing Analyst
    • Customer Service Representative- Consumer (Marshall, MN)
    • Risk Operations Analyst
  • Southwest Tour & Travel
    • Drivers
    • Travel Consultant/Tour Planner
  • Lyon County
    • Lyon County Correctional Officer
    • Engineering Internships
    • Lyon County Seasonal Positions
  • Western Mental Health Center
    • Information Technology
  • Prairie Home Hospice
    • LPN
    • HHA, CNA, TMA, LPN
  • PeopleReady
    • Branch Manager
    • General Laborer
    • Medical Assembler
    • Military Assembly
  • Boulder Creek Assisted Living
    • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Advance Opportunities
    • Executive Director
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
  • Runnings
    • Payroll & Benefits Specialist
    • Direct Support Professional (DSP)
  • Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc.
    • Pipe Fitter/Welder

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emailing or c all the Chamber at 532-4484.

Chamber Member Hot Deals            

  • Bank Midwest
    • 2.15% Business Interest Checking Account

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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 one week free of charge,
    and you have the option of adding one additional week for $20.
  • 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
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Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 532-4484