Chamber E-Connection
Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
January 31st, 2020
In This Issue
Fundraiser: Chamber Coupon Books
Beer Yoga @ Brau
Traveling Trivia
Self-Defense Seminar
Home Stretch Workshop
SMSU Farm Outlook Seminar
February Women's Connect Luncheon
New Hope Community Church Meetings
State of the City Sponsorships
E-Connection Policies

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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!

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  • $25 OFF $100
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Beer Yoga @ Brau

February 1st @ 11AM

Traveling Trivia

 Thursday, February 5th | 7:30PM

Pack your suitcases, because Traveling Trivia is traveling to Hawaii during SMSU's Winter Meltdown week. Don't worry, the trip won't cost you more than the trip to Marshall's own Applebee's.

Join us to warm up you knowledge and your spirit, getting ready for the big game on Saturday night, as the SMSU Mustangs face the Northern State Wolves. As always, prepare for some fun and some amazing prizes!
Self-Defense Seminar

 Thursday, February 6th (6-8:30pm)
Marshall School of Martial Arts

Fundamentals of Self-Defense! This class will cover situational awareness, simple techniques to gain safety, verbal self-defense and more! Thursday, Feb 6th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Cost is only $15.00! Ages 13+

Please register before attending Here.
Home Stretch Workshop

Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
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SMSU Farm Outlook Seminar

February 12, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
SMSU Conference Center

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.

New Hope Community Church Meetings

The core group meetings for New Hope Community Church are now every Thursday at 5:30 PM in the Agape Fellowship Church, 301 North High Street in Marshall, Mn. 

We will start with a light meal, worship time, study time, community prayer, mission discussion, and visit about additional foundational church plant items.
AgriBusiness Presentation

Thanks to Michael Gillispie, Service Hydrologist and climate-expert with the National Weather Service out of Sioux Falls for presenting at the AgriBusiness luncheon.
State of the City Address Sponsorships

Contact Brad Gruhot with questions and sponsorship information. or call 507.532.4484
Prairie Home to Acquire Fieldcrest Assisted Living

DATE: January 30, 2020
FROM: Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care
CONTACT: Pat Mellenthin, CEO
PHONE: (507)-337-0080


In an effort to help meet the growing need for residential options for seniors in the area, Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care has signed an agreement to acquire Fieldcrest Assisted Living, located in Cottonwood, MN. "This is a great opportunity to help meet the growing need for residential services for seniors in our area," said Pat Mellenthin, Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care CEO. "As a non-profit organization established to serve the community of Lyon County and the surrounding area, Fieldcrest is a good fit in terms of our mission to deliver exceptional services and compassionate care as a trusted leader in home care and hospice services in the area."
"Fieldcrest offers a unique opportunity for us. As a licensed Home Care and Hospice provider, it will allow us to provide a broad range of residential services for seniors," said Mellenthin. "It will allow us to offer services to fit people's needs and allows people more opportunity to stay where they are, as their needs change. Residents may move in seeking only basic services like housekeeping, meals, etc., but over time their needs may increase to a higher level of services and care, which might even include hospice, should that become a need at some point."
According to Mellenthin, "recent studies show that our aging baby boomers prefer options that allow them to age in place. Many choose to remain living in their home for as long as possible and when that's no longer possible, they look for options that will allow them to stay in place for the remainder of their lives, without additional moves or moving to a nursing home. Fieldcrest will provide those options for people."
While the focus for Fieldcrest will be providing assisted living services, Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care can also provide hospice care to residents who may need that level of care. "Fieldcrest will not be another hospice house", said Mellenthin. "But under our hospice license, we can provide hospice to patients wherever they call home, including assisted living facilities. That allows us to provide hospice care at Fieldcrest to as many residents as may need hospice care. This will provide another option for families who seek residential hospice services, when we don't have rooms available at our hospice houses, where there is consistently a waiting list. Families will have an option to establish residence at Fieldcrest, where our staff will provide for their assisted living needs. That same staff will also provide hospice care, for residents who may have that level of need. A resident who needs hospice may establish residence with their spouse at Fieldcrest, which would allow them to avoid separation. It may also help avoid nursing home placement, where costs are generally higher and staffing levels are generally lower. We think this will be an attractive option for families."
"We look forward to the opportunity to bring our traditional brand of service and caring to the residents at Fieldcrest," said Mellenthin. "The kind of care and service that people deserve and have come to expect from us since 1984. We're excited to bring our staff together with current staff at Fieldcrest and the community to make this happen."
Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care will work with current Fieldcrest owners throughout the transition and plans to begin operating under the Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care licensing March 1, 2020.
For more information call the Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care office at (507)337-0080.

Chamber Member Job Postings             
  • Avera Marshall
    • Housekeeping - Every other weekend only!
    • Pharmacy Director
    • 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
    • Patient Service Rep/Registration - 2 positions available!
    • 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
    • Phlebotomist
    • Medical Laboratory Scientist / Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Paramedic
    • Patient Care Technician - 12 hours/2 weeks
    • RN - Med/Surg - Avera Granite Falls
    • Licensed Practical Nurse - Benefit Eligible!
    • Activities Assistant
    • Dietary Aide - 2 positions - Benefit Eligible!
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • Materials Handling Technician
    • RN - Labor & Delivery - As needed!
    • Clinic LPN or Medical Assistant - Full time!
    • Housekeeping - Full Time!
    • RN - Home Care
    • Clinic Nurse Supervisor
    • Clinic RN - No Holidays and No Call time!
    • EMT - Avera Granite Falls
    • Housekeeping - Every other weekend only!
    • Patient Care Technician
    • Special Transporter Driver
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
    • Policy Processing Technician - Personal Lines
    • Commercial Underwriter
    • Corporate Services Technician
    • Policy Processing Technician - Farm Underwriting
  • Schwan's Company
    • Material Handler I
    • Assistant Manager of Route Sales
    • Corporate Controller
    • Route Sales Representative
    • AR & Collections Analyst
    • Buyer - MRO
    • Line Attendant - 1st Shift - Ice Cream Plant
    • Logistics Systems Manager (BluJay)
    • Master Materials Coordinator
    • Refrigeration Supervisor
    • Sanitation Associate II - Beverage/SFP
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Senior Inventory & Fulfillment Planner
    • Shipping Receiving Inventory Control - Part-Time
    • Sr Manager of Operational Excellence
    • Transportation Services Supervisor
  • BH Electronics
    • Electronic Assembler
  • Marshall Public Schools
    • Substitute Paraprofessional
    • Substitute Custodian
    • School Crossing Guard Substitute
    • Full-Time Human Resources Specialist
  • United Community Action Partnership
    • Part Time Bus Driver - Marshall/Lyon County
  • 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
  • PeopleReady
    • Branch Manager
    • General Laborer
    • Medical Assembler
    • Military Assembly
  • Boulder Creek Assisted Living
    • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Diebold Law Firm
    • Office Work - Part Time
  • Advance Opportunities
    • Executive Director
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau Director

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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.

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Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 532-4484