Chamber E-Connection
Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
February 14th, 2020
In This Issue
MAYP Luncheon
SW Tour & Travel After Hours
Fundraiser: Chamber Coupon Books
Blizzard Booze Fest
Open Skate for United Way
Blizzard Booze Fest
Winter "Rock on Ice"
Let's Connect
Pedal for a Purpose
St. Stephen Preschool Open House
February Women's Connect Luncheon
Marshall Leadership Academy
Vote for Marshall's Outdoor Ice Rink!
SMSU Military Friendly School
Marshall Community Foundation Projects
E-Connection Policies

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ONE top Banner Ad spot is available each week.
These are first come, first serve for each selected Friday date at $50/week.
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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

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!


St. Stephen Preschool Carnival
Saturday, February 15th
10 AM - 1 PM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
Open Skate for United Way of SW MN

Saturday, February 15th
1-4 PM | Red Baron Arena

Skates are available for use at the Arena, but if you have your own skates, please bring them!
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.
Winter "Rock on Ice"
February 22
Red Baron Arena & Expo
6:00-8:00 PM
Let's Connect

When: Thursday, February 27th (7:30-9 am)
Where: AmericInn (1406 E Lyon St)

Who wants to talk about their business?  Who wants more leads?  Check out our networking event that gives you a chance to show off your company with your one minute verbal commercial while enjoying a light breakfast and learning about other local businesses.  Be sure to bring brochures to display and business cards to share!

Thank you to the  AmericInn for sponsoring this event!

Pedal for a Purpose
Saturday, February 29
8:00 am - Noon in the YMCA gym
Register Here
St. Stephen Preschool Open House
Sunday, March 1st
3:00 to 5:00 pm
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
February Women's Connect Luncheon

Thanks to SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya for presenting at the Women's Connect luncheon at SMSU.
Marshall Leadership Academy

The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is considering bringing back the Marshall Leadership Academy. However, we want to know what kind of leadership programs are currently being offered.

  Thank you for participating in our survey, we look forward to hearing feedback from you to start this program!
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!

SMSU Military Friendly School

SMSU Ranked No. 1 in Nation By Military Friendly® School

Southwest Minnesota State University's commitment to veterans and their families has been rewarded with a No. 1 national ranking by Military Friendly® School.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-21 survey. SMSU is No. 1 in the small public university class.
The Military Friendly® School survey categories and weightings include: Graduation & Career Outcomes, 30 percent; Military Student Support & Retention, 30 percent; Financial Aid & Loan Repayment, 12 percent; Culture & Commitment, 10 percent; Academic Policies & Compliance, 9 percent; and Admissions & Orientation, 9 percent.
There are several college classifications within the Military Friendly® School rankings, such as large public, small public, research institutions, private offering doctorate, large community college, etc. SMSU is classified in the small public university category.
 The 2020-21 Military Friendly® School list will be published in the May issue of  G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at:
"We are extremely proud of being ranked No. 1 by Military Friendly® School," said SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya. "Our military personnel face unique challenges when they return to college, and SMSU has a strong commitment to the support and success of our veterans and their families."
The Veterans Resource Center is located in the Social Science building on campus. "It's an area where our veterans can go, unwind and be with others who have shared common experiences," said Justin Guggisberg, Veterans Resource Coordinator at SMSU. "It's where they also can find answers regarding services and resources that are available."
He said there are approximately 60 veterans currently attending SMSU.
"This honor exemplifies everything we are doing both on and off campus," said Guggisberg. "SMSU has been super supportive in helping our veterans and their families, and this honor is nice recognition of that fact."
For more information about the Veterans Resource Center at SMSU, go to:
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.

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
    • 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
    • Clinic LPN or Medical Assistant - Full time!
    • 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
    • Coder - Full Time!
    • Dietary Aide - Benefit Eligible!
    • Registered Nurse/EMT
    • Housekeeping - As needed!
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Registered Nurse - Med/Surg & Orthopedics
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
    • Commercial Underwriter
    • Corporate Services Technician
    • Policy Processing Technician - Farm Underwriting
    • Assistant Claims Representative - Property/Casualty Claims
  • 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
    • Engineering Internships
    • Lyon County Seasonal Positions
  • Prairie Home Hospice
    • LPN
    • HHA, CNA, TMA, LPN
  • PeopleReady
    • Branch Manager
    • General Laborer
    • Medical Assembler
    • Military Assembly
  • Boulder Creek Assisted Living
    • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau
    • Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
  • Runnings
    • Payroll & Benefits Specialist
    • Direct Support Professional (DSP)
  • Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc.
    • Pipe Fitter/Welder
  • Marshall Area Fine Arts Council
    • Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Office Coordinator
  • Sky Printing
    • Graphic Artist/Office Manager
  • Marshall Area YMCA
    • Summer Camp Coordinator
    • Summer Camp Counselor
  • Western Print Group
    • Bindery and Sign Assistant

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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

Any Chamber me mber may submit a hot deal!
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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
the Chamber website as well here. Click submit new event.
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Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 532-4484