April 2018
A Word from the President
Who is ready for sunny days and 80's?
Minnesota seasons, gotta love them all! As the seasons change we also change our routines, and we are ready to gear up for new activities.
Warmer weather, school is soon out, parks and campgrounds open, shoppers out and about purchasing seasonal merchandise, outdoor recreational activities, and even the restaurants change up their menus.
Many of our local non-profits are gearing up for their summer activities, concerts, and celebrating Waseca's 150 th Sesquicentennial festivities.
The Chamber has some great educational, networking, and social events lined up for summer. Walk to the Park day, Golf Outing, and of course the Waseca County Fair. Save the dates for our Lunch & Learn events - May 16 th and June 27 th. Watch for more information via our e-news.
See you out and about. Happy summer season to you all!

Kim Foels, Your Chamber President
Recent News and Events
Andrew Miller of American Family Insurance and Charlie Mathern of Charlie's Hardware are both entering their next chapter of life - Retirement.  Congratulations Andy and Charlie!  Both Andy and Charlie have been working their businesses for 40 years.  We wish them much happiness, good health, and many wonderful adventures in the future.  Relax and enjoy the days ahead!

*Members can post their own news, achievements, and business growth directly to the Waseca Chamber Website!  Contact the Chamber if you need assistance with posting your own News Release.
 
 
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Waseca County Spring Business Summit
April 25th, 8am-1pm, SROC 

South Central MN SHRM Meeting: "Conducting Employee Investigations"  May 10th, 11:30am-1pm, Owatonna Country Club

SAVE THE DATE!

151 Marketing Ideas for Waseca Area Businesses Lunch & Learn Event
May 16th, 9:30-noon, Waseca Public Safety Bldg

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 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.
 
 
In the News
Waseca Chamber Ambassador visits:
  • Matthew Petsinger, American Family Insurance, New Business Award
  • Warren Kuball, Becky Kuball, and Allen Anderson, Top Notch Nutrition, New Business Award
  • Dr. Jay Monson, Monson Eyecare Center, Roots Award
  • Marty Johnson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, New Business Award 
 
Waseca Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan
Human Resources

Can You Put a Dollar Value On Your Workforce?

Here's a story about a real company.  This company provided doughnuts for its software development team every day. Good doughnuts - and a great assortment of them.  This company also had a cafeteria so the employees never needed to be inconvenienced by having to leave the building at lunch time. And, at the end of every day, employees were given a free pot-luck dinner.  
 
Chamber Bucks make great Mother's Day gifts!
Chamber Bucks can be redeemed at over 100 Chamber Member businesses.  Purchase your Chamber Bucks at the Chamber Office.  (Call in advance for faster service.)