August 2018
A Word from the Executive Board

We all can see that times are changing.  The Chamber board made the decision to head a different direction with the Chamber and we are looking to work closer with the City, County, and our members collective to help move Waseca into the future.  With Vision 2030 and Best moving forward we need to focus on the positives.  We continue to have new businesses move into the Waseca area and look at our market place.   We continue to feel that there is growth in the future and we will continue to strive towards that goal.  The executives of the Chamber hope to replace the executive director in the next few weeks and keep moving forward.  Please be patient in the transition and feel free to contact any of us with questions.
Brad, Amy, Jim, and Tom
Your Executive Board                                                                                                            
On the Job Front

It's Never Been a Better Time to be a Small Town

Times have never been better for adding tourism to a small town's economic mix.
Here's why: For the first time ever, rural communities can become successful for being exactly who they are.

As a member of the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce, you have access to two separate online job posting opportunities.  The " Job Postings" widget, found on our homepage, allows you to easily load job vacancies through your MIC for FREE.  Those postings automatically go to the Waseca Chamber Facebook page for additional exposure.

The MN Job Match Portal is found on the top toolbar of our website.  It uses  cutting-edge matching technology that provides students,
recent graduates and Alumni with a free and powerful resource connecting candidates with growing businesses.
*Feel free to contact the Chamber office if you need assistance, 507-835-3260.

What's Happening


Quick take aways delivered in a causal and interactive format
12-1pm at the small Business Development Center, Mankato
  • August 24: Technology Plan Elements
  • September 7: The Business Transition 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

South Central MN SHRM September Chapter Meeting
September 13th, 11:30am-1pm, Owatonna Country Club
-The South Central MN SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) has partnered with the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce to invite Waseca Chamber Members to their chapter meetings.

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

Chamber Ambassador Visits 
  • Waseca Ace Hardware - ribbon cutting with Al Kingsley and Mike Wiebold
  • Rick's Appliance - Leann Sutlief, Rick Maas, and Anita Maas
  • PicADilly Boutique - Jill Sollin-Strauss and Jay Jellum
  • Pizza Ranch - Pete Madel with Carissa & Zach Madel
Human Resources

Build a More Engaged Workforce These Four Ways
Companies are becoming increasingly concerned with the internal culture of their company these days - and for good reason. Gallup has famously studied and reported on the American workplace reporting that the level of engagement among employees has a  huge impact on the business itself... Read More

How Ping Pong Helped Me Get Ahead At Work
If you read this headline and thought, 'What do ping pong and work have to do with one another?' you're not alone. I would have asked the same thing a year and a half ago.