June 2018
A Word from the President
Waseca's new community vision statement has evolved from the Waseca Vision 2030 community involvement process over the last year.
The new collective vision statement: Waseca is an energetic, wholesome community that welcomes and supports all people in all stages of life. We envision a future that strengthens our regional connections through leadership opportunities, economic development and investment in high quality community assets resulting in the creation of a vibrant, dynamic community of the future.
Do you think Waseca can live up to that? I certainly do.  We are meeting all of that currently and continue to build on it.
Energetic- Top Ten  Summer Time Fun things to do-  Waseca County Free Fair, Canoes and Paddleboats for rent on weekends at Clear Lake Park, Lakefest Freedom Fun Run/Walk July 4th ,  MS Bike Riders in Waseca July 18th, 4th of July Fireworks at Dusk over Clear Lake, Triathlon  August 4th, Music in the parks, street dances  and outdoor music Club 57 Patio  Series, Walking trails, Waterpark, boating and fishing, Community Recreational/sport activities for all ages, and celebrating Waseca's 150 year Sesquicentennial event August 30th- September 2nd.
Leadership- The Leadership Greater Waseca Academy convenes Fall 2018 through Spring 2019
Economic Development - Jobs added with new businesses and expanding jobs with current businesses.
Investment in High Quality Community Assets -  Roads, sidewalks, infrastructure, Tink Larson Community Field, Waseca Public School renovations and so much more...

Take a look around, what a beautiful, vibrant and dynamic community to be proud of and get involved with. What will we look like in the next 150 years? It can be up to you...........
                                                                                                                                  Kim Foels, Your Chamber President
On the Job Front
Networking isn't an exact science. The types of conversations you engage in will vary depending on what you hope to gain from each interaction. These easy conversation starters will help kick things off in any situation.  *Express Employment Professionals are Waseca Chamber Members.

Did you know?
As Waseca Chamber Members, you have the ability to add employment opportunities to the "Job Postings" widget located on the Waseca Chamber homepage.  Just log into your MIC (Member Information Center) and add job vacancies at your convenience.  Please contact the Waseca Chamber Office if we can help you with your job postings.
What's Happening


Positively Impacting the Lives of Others
Lunch & Learn Networking & Educational Event
June 27th, noon-1pm, Waseca Public Safety Bldg
Lunch provided by Domino's, RSVP by June 25th

Summer's Best Party - Come visit the Waseca Chamber booth!
*Members are encouraged to donate your business promotional items to the Waseca Chamber office by July 9th.  We're happy to PROMOTE YOU to those that come by our booth
July 11th-15th, Waseca Fair Grounds

The deadline for orders to purchase plaques to be included in the initial installation of the new memorial is August 15th.  Click the link above for more information and to see an artist's rendition of the approved plan.

*The Waseca Art Center is currently seeking artwork by artists from Waseca County or currently living in Waseca County for the exhibit "Local" to take place in conjunction with Waseca's Sesquicentennial this summer.
On display August 7th-September 7th
Reception August 31st, 5-8pm

August 30th-September 2nd
Submit your events to be included in our enewsletter by the 5th of the month.
See the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce's calendar for more events going on in our area.  It's free and easy to submit your own event.  Contact the Chamber if you need assistance with your post.

Volunteer Opportunities
The city of Waseca will be hosting approximately 600 bike riders for Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota 2018 (formerly known as TRAM).  The bikers will stay in Waseca, overnight, at Clear Lake Park, Wednesday, July 18th.  Some riders will arrive Wednesday morning.  Volunteers are needed to help with logistics, unloading and loading luggage, and other various assigned duties.  Please contact Gary Sandholm at City Hall 507-835-9281.
This event will bring many new visitors to our beautiful city and our great businesses.
In the News

Waseca Chamber Ambassador Visits
  • Mindy Johnson & Tom Linde, Starfire Event Center Ballroom II
  • Kristin Fox, Pippi Lane Boutique
  • Tom Kellogg, City of Waseca

Leadership Training
Leadership Waseca Interested in applying?

Applications for the 2018-2019 class of the LEADERSHIP Greater Waseca Academy are online now.

If you are seeking an opportunity to learn more about the Waseca area, and gain leadership skills, or a variety of other topics, this is the perfect training for you!

Deadline to apply is July 31st - We still have room for you!
Human Resources

How to Create a Company Where People Stay
Employee retention is an ongoing challenge for many organizations. Across industries, there are talent shortages at almost every job level, and employers face an increasingly competitive job market. Though candidates and current employees have many career options, there are steps you can take to create a workplace where people want to stay, grow, and thrive.