May 2018
A Word from the President
The online  summer event calendar is filling up fast! Check it out to "See What's Happening!"
Trowbridge Park has a great line up of concerts every Tuesday night for the month of June, hosted by the Waseca Public Library. Grab your lawn chairs and head to the park 7-9 p.m. to enjoy the musical entertainment.
Did you know Community Ed & Rec and the City of Waseca will be renting canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and bicycles at Clear Lake Beach House this summer? You can rent them from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturdays and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. What a great addition of more fun activities to do in Waseca to be enjoyed by many!
Hope to see many of you, 11am-1pm, June 7th, at the Chamber's annual 'Walk to the Park' picnic at Trowbridge Park. Let's make it the biggest turnout yet!  Which ever business brings the most employees will receive $50 in Chamber Bucks and the four people that walk the farthest will each receive $25 in Chamber Bucks.  RSVP by June 1 st            
See you at the parks!
Kim Foels, Your Chamber President
On the Job Front
In a recent poll by Refresh Leadership, the Express Employment Professionals blog for business leaders, readers were asked "What benefits - not including health - does your company offer employees?"  Casual dress code came in first with 16% of the vote... *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.
Upcoming Meetings and Events


Business After Hours ,hosted by Starkson & Steffel Funeral & Cremation Services
May 21st, 4:30-6:30

Tax Reform: Individual Update
June 6th, 8:30am-9:30am, Eide Bailly Mankato
Tax Reform: Business Update
June 6th, noon-1:00pm, Eide Baillly Mankato
*Eide Bailly are Waseca Chamber Members
Walk to the Park Day
June 7th, 11am-1pm, Trowbridge Park

Chamber's Annual Golf Outing
June 18th, lunch at noon, tee-off at 1pm

Positively Impacting the Lives of Others
Lunch & Learn Networking & Educational Event
June 27th, noon-1pm, Waseca Public Safety Bldg

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:
  • Kirby Johnson, Site Administrator, Mayo Clinic Health System Waseca 
  • Jarius Volkmann, manager, Snap Fitness
Waseca Community Vision 2030 and Strategic Action Plan
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!
Human Resources

6 Steps to a More Effective Performance Management Program
Traditional methods of managing performance aren't working anymore.  Companies are moving away from traditional performance management tools, like annual reviews, to new techniques that emphasize real-time feedback.