Chamber Newsletter December 2020
This year, like everyone else, we have had to think outside of the box to support our community and help our members thrive. Here at the Chamber we have been amazed to watch our community support & encourage one another during these historic challenges. With COVID-19 guidelines continuously changing, we are proud to have been the "Go-to" resource for business related information.

2020, a year that challenged everyone financially, emotionally and physically. Are you feeling the strain of 2020... don't worry, you're not alone. If your business has struggled and you need assistance with your chamber membership please reach out, we have options available for you!

We started this together, let's get through this together!
Annual Event
We are excited for our Annual Event! New day! New time! New Structure!

Don't worry, this virtual event will be unlike any other you have attended.... This one will be FUN, interactive and may seem as if the surprises never end!

Save Wednesday, January 27th Noon on your calendar for Hutchinson: A Community You Can Bet On.
Lunch and Event package will be included with registration.

EVERYONE is welcome. Yes, everyone... you do not have to be a business owner or a Chamber member... just be you!

Registration coming soon!

Community Awards Nominations-
Do you know someone who is deserving of the Business Person, Volunteer, Teacher or Young Leader of the Year? Be sure to nomination them today!!

Chamber Check in Friday---- NEW!
Are you missing our Friday morning Business Connections? We are too!

We miss it so much we have decided to add Chamber Check in Friday! Learn what's new in Hutchinson, share your own business updates and enjoy community conversation.

Our very first Chamber Check In will be DECEMBER 4th @7:30am.

-All you need to do is register and we'll see you there!
Small Business Saturday- THANK YOU!
Thanks and gratitude to everyone who came out on Small Business Saturday to shop local, and to all of those who tuned in to our live Facebook give-away. A special thanks to all the businesses that participated this year in the Chamber’s Small Business Saturday marketing campaign as well as those businesses who generously donated gift cards for the event! We couldn't have done it without you.

Once again, the Chamber Board of Directors, Hutchinson Ambassadors and the thinkLOCAL Committee donned their red scarves and masqueraded as the “Red Clad Elves.” Hats (or scarves) off to them and the excellent work they do! What did they do? They were out and about in Hutchinson surprising shoppers with gift cards to pay for their purchases. Also new this year was an online give-away! Great participation & community involvement!

In collaboration with the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation, the Hutchinson Chamber was able to gift OVER $4,000.00!!! What a wonderful feeling to watch these shoppers glow, cry and experience pure excitement during these times!

If you were one of the lucky ones, please remember to post a picture to the Hutchinson Chamber Facebook page.
Utilize your membership to it's fullest potential
 Are you looking for qualified applicants to fill open positions at your business?

-Use us to help get the word out about your available positions.

-Yes, included with your Chamber membership is the ability to post job openings at no additional cost!

Call the Chamber with any questions.
New & Renewing Members

Warmest Welcome
~Candace Hoversten
~B G Jewelers

Thank You to the following members for continuing their Membership
  • B & C Plumbing & Heating Inc
  • Bob Peterson
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services- Ryan Elbert
  • FRF Productions
  • Hometown Mortgage
  • Meghan's Place Inc
  • MeshedDesigns LLC
  • McGraw-Mahon, P.A.
  • New Discoveries Montessori Academy
  • New Era Financial Group, Inc.
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation

Business of the Month
The Max family moved to Hutchinson in 1994 and immediately fell in love with the community. They knew it was a great community to raise a family and call home. When Ameriprise first came to Hutchinson, it managed about 8 million dollars in assets. Since then, they have grown and now manage over 225 million! The staff has grown to include another advisor/Certified Financial Planner and 3 support staff. They believe this growth can be attributed to providing exceptional client service and personal advice. 
Marc Max and team independently own and operate as a franchise with Ameriprise Financial, specializing in financial planning and investment management. Their business focuses on retirement planning, tax planning and estate planning. 
Ameriprise credits much of its success to the support and giving of the Hutchinson community. Therefore, have been happy to give back by participating and serving in various ways. Marc stated "Between my wife, Michele, and I we’ve been active in Rotary, served on Church Committees, youth sports, school bond referendums, The Hutchinson Community Foundation, the Hutchinson Health Foundation and The ISD 423 Foundation.  We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to give back to your community with time and monetary support whenever possible."

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.