Chamber Newsletter
May 2021
Hutchinson Leadership Institute GRADUATION

The 32nd graduating class of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute (HLI) will present their community projects at the HLI Banquet on Wednesday, May 19th at the Crow River Winery.

If you would like information about registering for the 2021 – 2022 Hutchinson Leadership Institute class, please call the Chamber or email Mary.

Congratulations to the
2020–2021 Hutchinson Leadership
Institute Graduates!

Tyler Albert - Adam Bjorngjeld
Jamie Broll - Amanda Caven
Ashley Docken - Matt Feuerborn
Nicole Grobe - Ben King
Michaela Kofoed - Adam Krumrie
Joshua Laffen - Brian Larson
Brady Moryn - Joseph Schlueter
Darrell Sydlo - Daryl Thoennes
Teri Vande Steeg - Laura Wagner
Cegi Wassman - Jeremy Watzke

QR Code- Have your event listed today!
Table Tents– Out.
QR Code Stickers– In.

Boost Your Event
Just like table tents, QR stickers will be around the community to tell your story louder and farther.

Direct Link
All paid entries will be linked directly to your community calendar event entry, allowing people to get specific details about your event.

Stretch Your Marketing Dollars
List your event up to twelve months in advance.
We’ve lowered the price due to
printing costs being eliminated.
And, what’s not to love about no deadlines?
How to Utilize This Program
· Fill out the Entry Form
· Send payment via cash, check, or credit card
* Chamber Members may request invoice
· GO IMMEDIATELY to the Calendar of Events Page on our website and input as much information as possible.
* Chamber Members: Enter your event via your portal for easy access to make updates as necessary.

Specific date(s).
Dates must be consecutive, or a second entry/fee
 is required for non consecutive days.  

Hutchinson Arts & Crafts & Taste of Hutchinson
Friday, September 17th – Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Click here to review festival guidelines and/or print a copy of the application. Are you interested or do you know someone that would like to be a vendor for Taste of Hutchinson? Looking for the application? Find it here!

For any questions, please contact the Chamber at 

Ambassador Business Visits
The Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social arm of the Hutchinson Chamber by actively supporting and promoting Hutchinson and its surrounding business community.
The Ambassador’s Facebook page is a great place to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.
You may have seen our Ambassadors around town – you can recognize them by their blue shirts and friendly smiles. They welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.

April Ambassador Business Visits:
  • Nystrom & Associates, LTD

Business After Hours
Business After Hours is back in business!!

Business After Hours is a great way to learn about businesses in Hutchinson and network with fellow Chamber Members. Get behind the scenes access to our local businesses… see what they make, do, or provide for our community. This monthly event is open to all Chamber Member business employees or by a Chamber invitation.

Businesses interested in hosting a Business After Hours event, or seeking more information should contact the Hutchinson Ambassadors.

If you're the only primary representative with your business receiving emails from the Chamber, please invite all your employees to join us!

Registration is strongly encouraged, so our business hosts may plan accordingly.

May Business After Hours will be held on
Wednesday, May 12th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at
Squeaky's Grill & Bar * Sponsored by Hantge Funeral Chapel
Business Connection
Business Connection is BACK & IN PERSON!

Bring your breakfast & coffee, mask and a friend! Business Connection is a structured event where community updates and introductions of all attending guests are provided. Plus, share your own business information with the group while enjoying networking in the park. Please note* In case of rain, we will not meet.

Wear your business apparel and bring your business card to be entered into the door prize drawing. Hand written entries do not meet safety guidelines.

Register TODAY! Multiple guests per business/organization are welcome.
New & Renewing Members

Warmest Welcome

Thank You to the following members for continuing their Membership as a
March renewal

  • AKI Inc
  • Arvig Media
  • Bobbing Bobber Brewing Company
  • Caspers Chiropractic Center
  • Custom Stay Residence & Suites
  • Customer Elation
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Hutchinson Huskies Baseball Association
  • Keller Williams- The Broll Team
  • McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf
  • Pride Solutions, LLC
  • Riverside Church
  • The Hair Lounge & Spa Services
  • The Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center
  • Touch of Grace Dance Studio
  • Twice Is Nice

Maximize Your Membership
News Release...
Does your business or organization have an special announcement?

You may want to consider sending a news release – a written communication directed at community members for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy.

Chamber members can post their News Releases on at no cost! Yes, free!

When your news release is posted it will receive community exposure on our website.

2021 Tourism Marketing Grant
Grant applications are due by June 1, 2021!

Since 2013, the Chamber has enjoyed granting money to events held in Hutchinson hosted by nonprofits and for-profits. These grants help cover the expense of marketing that covers a radius outside the Hutchinson area for the event. These events help the Chamber bring more people to our beautiful and welcoming community – there really is #MuchInHutch!

Tell your friends, co-workers, committees, and organizations about the Chamber’s Tourism Marketing Grant. We love to help events as they help us and increase the traffic and awesomeness of Hutchinson!

Business of the Month

The Compass Occasions story started during a
12-day road trip from San Francisco to Seattle. Making their way way along the coastal highway & imagining what creating a company of their own would look like. Thinking and analyzing how could they make it happen. 

6 years later, Compass Occasions has evolved into a multidimensional coordinating and design company. Last September, they expanded to a new venue, Art’s Place. Located in downtown Hutchinson, Art’s Place is a history rich venue that provides intimate spaces for meetings and events. In addition to offering an event venue, their company specializes in coordinating Weddings, Non-profit fundraisers, and corporate events.


Fun Facts:
-The idea for Compass Occasions started on a trip, they have since traveled to 10 states and 2 countries together. 

-Kayla and Valerie met while working together at Zella's. 

Interested in Sponsoring Dairy Day? Sponsorship form.
Are you under 40 and looking for a professional group to be apart of? Look no further... PULSE is here.

PULSE is a group of Professionals Under 40, Leading, Socializing, and Educating. This group hosts monthly lunch & learn events and holds four social events throughout the year.

Wondering how to have your business displayed here? Call Cegi at the Chamber with your questions!