Chamber E-Connection
Marshall Area Chamber Weekly Events Newsletter
June 5th | 2020
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ONE  top Banner Ad spot is available each week in the E-Connection newsletter. These are first come, first serve for each selected Friday date at $50/week. Email  chamber@marshallmn.org  for more information.

Zoom Meeting Sponsorship is available for $100.
This will include your logo and introduction at the beginning of a Chamber
hosted zoom meeting. Email brad.gruhot@marshallmn.org if interested!
Upcoming Events
June Women's Connect - Self Care
Thursday, June 11th (11 am - 12 pm)

Sabrina Ulrich Counseling will present this month on Managing stress, finding inner peace and calm during the pandemic and every day.  

Thanks to our sponsors, Schwan's Company and The Escape Spa.  

Shades of the Past Cruise
Friday, June 5, 2020
Line up at 6:00 pm
Cruise begins at 6:30 pm
Minnesota Couples Fun Night
June 5th 2020
Marshall Golf Club
6 O'Clock Tee Off

If you would like to sign you and your group up, call the golf shop at (507)537-1622 or email us at golfshop@marshallgolfclub.com
Scattergun Fun
June 5-7, 2020
Shooters Sporting Clays

Starts Friday June 5th at Noon, goes all weekend.

Statewide Policy Tour - Minnesota Chamber

The Chamber’s semi-annual Statewide Policy Tour is your opportunity to discuss how actions at the Capitol impact your business. This summer’s tour looks a little different, but it’s no less important to make your voice heard. Throughout June, the Chamber will host a series of virtual tours based on industry (see list below). Join us and your peers and discuss policy impacts to help your business – and the economy as a whole – recover and succeed throughout the state.
Tuesday, June 9
Retail and Hospitality
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
 
Health Care
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10
Construction, Logistics and Transportation
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Professional Services
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 11
All Industries
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Manufacturing
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Home Stretch Workshop
June 9 & 11, 2020
5:30 to 9:30 pm
Virtual Class Via ZOOM

Register at www.swmhp.org or call 507-836-1604
Summer Free Food
June 8th - July 31st
We will not be serving the week of Monday, June 1 st through Friday, June 5 th . We will be starting back up Monday, June 8 th and going through to July 31 st . With the exception of July 3 rd , we won’t be distributing that day, instead distributing two days’ worth Thursday, July 2 nd . Serving times will remain the same, from 11am to 2pm.  

Some fun facts:
  • May we averaged 1,357 Grab-n-Go bags. That’s 1,357 breakfasts, 1,357 snacks and 1,357 lunches.
  • Since March 18th when we started, we have served 58,750 Grab-n-Go Bags.
Traveling Trivia
June 11, 2020
7:30 PM | The Gym - Patio
We are back and adjusting to give you trivia at your favorite Marshall restaurants with some of your friends! When you call and make a reservation to eat at The Gym between 5:00pm and 8:00pm, you'll get the chance to play trivia while you're eating! Reservations can be made by calling The Gym. This event will be weather-permitting. 

June Young Professionals
Tuesday, June 16th (12-1 pm)

Join us as we social distance and clean up outside at the same time! In the month of May, we will get some fresh air and pick-up litter by the Walmart/Tall Grass outlet parking lot (OR if you have a spot that needs picked up, you are more than welcome to meet us at Pizza Ranch for lunch and then go to that specific spot to pick up litter..)
*We will stay 6 feet apart the entire time as we will be dispersing to get the job done!
  • Please bring gloves, a bag to collect the litter in, and hand sanitizer to use afterwards. 
  • We will be outside but please bring a mask if you have one. 
  • Lunch will be provided. 
  • Please be respectful of personal space when getting lunch. 
Please click the "register" button to register for this event! It will be fun to see some faces while maintaining a social distance. 
 
Thank you to our Young Professional Sponsor, Sleep Inn.    

Let's Connect - Virtually
Thursday, June 18th (8-9 am)

Who is ready to communicate with others!? We are and we know you are too. In June, our popular Let's Connect event is going virtual online! Sign up today and we will send you details in the reminder email as we get closer. Below is the info about the event.

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 learning about other local businesses. 

Thank you to the AmericInn for sponsoring this event!

Sponsorships available! Contact Brad at brad.gruhot@marshallmn.org for details. 

SMSU Golf Classic
Friday, June 19, 2020
The Mustang Booster Club and the Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department has announced the 35th annual "David & Carol Drown SMSU Golf Classic", sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, is still scheduled to be held on Friday, June 19, at the Marshall Golf Club.

Business News
Now open! MPCA grants for reducing ethylene oxide emissions

Ethylene oxide is a flammable, colorless gas and hazardous air pollutant used in the sterilization of equipment and plastic devices that are moisture and heat sensitive, such as medical equipment. It's also used to sterilize spices and cosmetics or as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of antifreeze, textiles, detergents, polyurethane foam, solvents, medicine, adhesives, and other products.
New information about ethylene oxide shows that it's a more potent carcinogen than originally thought. Businesses and organizations can help to reduce ethylene oxide emissions by:
  • Using alternative sterilization methods
  • Increasing fugitive emission controls from ethylene oxide sterilization activities
  • Outsourcing sterilization needs to a facility that uses an alternative sterilization method or a method that meets state and federal requirements with air emission controls for ethylene oxide
  • Reducing the use of products that contain ethylene oxide and its derivatives in manufacturing or industrial processes
MPCA grants are now open for organizations, government entities, educational institutions, tribes, and small businesses across Minnesota to reduce their emissions from ethylene oxide.
The maximum award is $25,000 and applicants must provide at least a 25% cash match of the total project cost. Projects will be prioritized based on project type, with additional preference given to projects located in areas that are disproportionately affected by pollution, small businesses and organizations, and small organizations that are veteran-owned, economically disadvantaged, or a targeted group business based on ownership.
Eligible applicants: :
  • For-profit businesses in Minnesota with fewer than 500 employees
  • Governmental entities, educational institutions, tribes, or nonprofit organizations in Minnesota with any number of employees
Apply now! Deadline is August 28, 2020
Review grant materials, application, and answers to applicants' questions on the MPCA grants to reduce ethylene oxide emissions webpage .
Reinhart Dine-Out Sweepstakes
Dine-out to win! Eat at your favorite local restaurant by June 12 and enter for a chance to win one of ten $50 VISA Gift Cards from Reinhart Foodservice! Official rules and entry form at http://rfsmarshall.link/dineout
Minnesota Business Organizations Letter to Minnesota House of Representatives 

June 4, 2020

Minnesota House of Representatives
Select Committee on Minnesota’s Pandemic Response and Rebuilding

Dear Committee Members:

Small businesses are the economic fuel of our state’s future. Nearly half of Minnesotans own or work for a small business and create two out of every three new jobs each year. On behalf of hundreds of thousands of small businesses and more than 60 local chambers of commerce across Minnesota, we urge you to work with Governor Walz’s Administration to open all of the small businesses that have been sidelined since March 16th.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the business community has shared the responsibility of balancing the need for public health protections and economic impacts. Businesses that have remained open throughout this crisis have taken necessary steps to protect employee and customer health. Small businesses across our state have done the same and are ready to re-open now. Without decisive action, many will be lost. This is not simply a personal loss for business owners. This is a loss to the employees, their communities, the local governments and the state in terms of commercial and economic activity.

DEED Commissioner Grove has acknowledged that small businesses have borne a disproportionate amount of the economic burden. April employment statistics released by DEED show that compared to the same month last year, employment is down 73% in full-service restaurants, 63% in personal and laundry services, and 61% in arts, recreation and entertainment. SBA statistics reveal that these industries have among the highest shares of small business employment in our state’s economy.

We ask you to recognize that these businesses have designed plans for safe work and customer environments and allow them to fully re-open by June 15th.

Other states in our region have offered clear guidance and dates for moving ahead with re-opening or have already opened:
• Indiana’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan has clear timelines if positive health outcomes are sustained. For example, on June 14th, retail stores and malls can operate at full capacity; dining rooms at 75% capacity; bowling alleys and other smaller entertainment venues at 50% capacity. By July 4th, personal services, gyms, bars and restaurants are open at full capacity and gatherings of 250 people are allowed including sports venues, conventions, festivals and state fair. https://backontrack.in.gov/2348.htm
• “Re-open Kansas” allows all businesses to fully re-open with adherence to health safety guidelines after June 8th. https://covid.ks.gov/ad-astra-a-plan-to-reopen-kansas/
• Iowa re-opened small retail boutiques, personal services, fitness facilities, entertainment venues and establishments serving alcohol (50% capacity limitation) in May.
• North Dakota small businesses including breweries, bars, restaurants, personal care services, retail and smaller entertainment venues have been open since May 1st.
• Wisconsin small businesses have been open (if not prohibited by local health orders) since May 13th.

As chambers of commerce, we stand ready to help ensure our members are prepared to open – that they have instituted health and safety protocols for their workers and customers and have a preparedness plan in place. We are confident in their ability to do the right thing and are working with them, each and every day to understand and employ best practices. In fact, we believe if allowed, will do it equally as well as their larger counterparts.

It’s time to get Minnesota moving again, in the safest way possible for employees and customers, while protecting businesses of all sizes. Minnesota’s long-term economic future is counting on it.

LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN SUPPORT OF SAFELY OPENING SMALL BUSINESSES
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce
Big Lake Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Brainerd Lakes Chamber
Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
Cannon Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Cold Spring Area Chamber
Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Delano Area Chamber of Commerce
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce
Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Edina Chamber of Commerce
Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce
Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce
Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce
Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce
Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
La Crescent Chamber of Commerce
Lake City Chamber of Commerce
Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Laurentian Chamber of Commerce
Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce
MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
New Prague Chamber of Commerce
New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
North 65 Chamber of Commerce
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce
Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism
Sauk Centre Area Chamber of Commerce
Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau
Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber Grand Forks & East Grand Forks Twin Cities North Chamber
Wabasha Kellogg Chamber of Commerce / CVB
Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce
White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Member Job Postings
This is  FREE  for Chamber Members!  
Log in to your ChamberMaster account and post now! Not sure how to log in? 
Call the Chamber at  507-532-4484  or email  chamber@marshallmn.org to learn how.

  • Avera Marshall
  • C.N.A. - Sign on bonus & We could pay 100% of your college tuition!
  • Registered Nurse - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
  • Home Care/Hospice Care Assistant - Benefit Eligible!
  • RN or LPN - Long Term Care - Benefit Eligible!
  • Long Term Care LPN - As needed!
  • Long Term Care RN - As needed; Granite Falls!
  • Vice President - Mission Services
  • Registered Nurse - Med/Surg As needed! - Avera Tyler
  • Dietary Aide - Avera Marshall
  • Maintenance Technician II
  • Dietary Aide - As Needed
  • BH Electronics
  • Electronic Assembler
  • Boulder Creek Assisted Living
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Charge Nurse (LPN, RN)
  • GreatAmerica Financial Service Corp
  • Full/Part Time Customer Service Representative- Consumer (Marshall, MN)
  • Pizza Ranch
  • All hourly positions
  • Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration
  • Commercial Apprentice Refrigeration Technician
  • Commercial Journeymen Refrigeration Technician
  • Laborer
  • Welder
  • US Bank
  • Customer Service Representative
  • North Star Mutual Insurance Company
  • Policy Processing Technician - Commercial Underwriting
  • SQL Developer
  • Policy Processing Technician - Personal Lines
  • Software Developer
  • State Farm Insurance-Andrew Suby
  • Insurance Sales Position - Andrew Suby State Farm Insurance
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • PLANT UTILITY - Starting at $18.00/HR
  • Schwan's Home Delivery
  • Route Sales Representative
  • Supervisor of Consumer Product Quality
  • Southwest Health & Human Services
  • Fraud Prevention Investigator
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Hoffman & Brobst
  • Office Manager/Administrator
  • New Horizons Crisis Center
  • New Horizons Crisis Center, Redwood County Program Coordinator
  • Lyon County
  • Correctional Officer
  • Vishay HiRel Systems LLC
  • Buyer

Any Chamber member may submit job postings! Ask about your login by emailing  chamber@marshallmn.org  or call the Chamber at 532-4484.
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 1,800 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 chamber@marshallmn.org
  • All event flyers are for Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce members only.