Waconia Cup Winner:
Mackenthun's Fine Foods

Thank you to all who participated in the 15th Annual Waconia Golf Open. It was a fun day and we truly appreciate those who sponsored, played and donated.

Pictured: Mackenthun's Fine Foods team
Mitch Theis, Matt Schumacher, Bret Hueckman, Jamie Mackenthun

Hope to see you next year: July 18, 2022!
Coffee Connection

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Host: Waconia Baseball Association
Location: Waconia Lions Field
1060 Community Drive, Waconia

Network and connect! We'd love to hear what's new with you and your business. Coffee and a light snack will be served. No need to register. Stop in for as long as your schedule allows. FREE! Hope to see you there!
Welcome New Members
Soulful Smoothies

Trisha Hayden
44 W. 1st Street, Suite E
Waconia, MN 55387

Jersey Mike's Subs

Jeff Berns
10720 W 10th Street, Unit 106
Waconia, MN 55387

A Message from the Chamber President
Plan your fun in Waconia!

by Christine Fenner
President, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
August is filled with lots to do in Waconia! Invite your friends and family to enjoy all that Waconia has to offer, and check out the upcoming special events!

Carver County Fair
August 11-15
Did you know that the Carver County Fair is one of the most attended county fairs in Minnesota? Only 11 days until cheese curds, mini donuts, corn dogs, and more! Rides, animals, agriculture, events at the GrandStand, live music, pig races are all part of the excitement at the fair. Visit our Waconia Chamber booth to pick up a free map and
send a “Visit Waconia” postcard!

Waconia Rodeo
August 20 & 21
Come experience the Waconia Rodeo at the Carver County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 pm and the pony rides go from 6:00-6:45 pm. The main event starts at 7:00 pm for viewers to see bareback bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, and bull riding. Be sure to come hungry as there will be many food vendors, including the Lions who cook excellent burgers!

Minnesota State Amatuer Baseball Tournament
3 weekends starting August 20
Come visit the Waconia Lions Field Waconia as one of the 3 sites for the 98th annual State Tournament. Continue reading...
Ambassador Visits
Fourfold Collective
100 Main Street West, Waconia

Fourfold Collective is a coop workspace with memberships or day passes available. The quiet workspace also features WIFI, an office printer, and coffee! Fourfold Collective is also a great event space for baby showers, bridal showers, or other small events.
Senior Living Insights

Senior Living Insights focuses on helping seniors thrive in aging and staying at home longer. SLI specializes in helping Minnesota families find assisted living, memory care, life plan communities and more. They offer technology-based solutions that allow clients to remain in their home longer.
Ribbon Cuttings
Carver County Historical Society
555 W 1st Street, Waconia

The Carver County Historical Society unveiled a new sculpture that was donated by the Klein family. With the artists and the Klein family in attendance, the piece celebrates Chaska Brick and was formerly on display in the Klein Bank corporate center in Chaska.
Shape It Up Fitness
44 W Main Street, Waconia

Shape It Up Fitness celebrated one year on Main Street with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Congratulations Megan and SIU crew! SIU offers group classes, private training, virtual accountability groups, and more. Check out for more information. Your first week is free!
Member News and Happenings
Downtown Reconstruction Project Still Taking Public Input
This interactive comment map will be utilized throughout the entirety of the Downtown Reconstruction project. It allows you to explore the proposed improvements, leave feedback directly on the map, and view and respond to other people’s feedback.

At this stage in the project, preliminary designs for the improvements have not yet been developed. Therefore, we are currently asking for your input about issues or ideas you have for improvements within the project areas. Click here to provide your input on the map.
1860s Baseball Game
August 1, 1PM-3PM
Andrew Peterson Farmstead
8060 Hwy 5, Waconia

Check out a free 1860s baseball game at the historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead on August 1! Enjoy cold beverages, peanuts and cracker jacks as you watch the game with the whole family!
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union Hiring!
Virtual Hiring Event
August 3, 11AM-2PM

SouthPoint Financial is hosting a virtual hiring event on Tuesday, August 3 from 11AM-2PM. Several positions are currently open at the Waconia and other branches.
Global Leadership Summit at Freshwater Church
August 5-6
Freshwater Church
Olive & 1st Street

Looking for ways to get new leadership coaching? The Clobal Leadership Summit is being simulcast and you can watch at our in-person event hosted by Freshwater Church in Waconia, MN. Gain insights from a world-class leadership faculty. Experience high-impact sessions to help you forge ahead with clarity of vision and new energy. Space is limited so register today!
Visit the Chamber at the Carver County Fair!
August 11-15
Carver County Fairgrounds

The Carver County Fair kicks of August 11 and runs through August 15 at the faigrounds in Waconia. Stop by the commercial building and visit the Chamber booth to pick up a new Waconia map!

The booth will be staffed by chamber member volunteers and a few volunteers slots remain. Click here to sign up for a spot. This is a great opportunity to get in front of new people and talk about your business or organization!!
Waconia Baseball Association Golf Scramble
August 16
Island View Golf Club

We will be holding our 8th Annual Waconia Baseball Association Golf Tournament on Monday 8/16 at Island View Golf Club... click below to see full flyer for more info. hope most are able to join us again.. it will be a day to have some fun on the course and relax a little before the big State Tournament starts on Friday 8/20.

If you're willing to help us out at the State Tournament, please check out this link: WCH2021 Volunteers
Waconia Young Professionals
August 17, 5-7PM
Schram Brewhaus

The next Waconia Young Professionals event is scheduled for August 17 at Schram Brewhaus. For more information on Waconia Young Professionals, email Abby K!
Waconia Rodeo Back in August
August 20-21
Carver County Fairgrounds

Extreme Events is proud to present the Waconia Rodeo August 20-21 at the Carver County Fairgrounds! The gates open at 5PM each night with pony rides from 6-6:45PM and the main event starting at 7PM. Events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, and more!
Waconia Hockey Association
Waconia Hockey seeking Competitive Coaches for upcoming season!
The Waconia Youth Hockey Association is looking for non-parent coach applicants at the Squirt, Pewee, and Bantam boys’ levels and at the U10 and U12 girls level for the upcoming 2021-2022 hockey season. See full flyer for more information.

2021 Fall Rookie Camp – Free Hockey Camp for Ages 3 – Entering 4th Grade!
Want to give hockey a try? Come learn some fun hockey drills and skills on the ice from our awesome WHA coaches and volunteers and see what WHA is all about. See full flyer for more information.

2021-2022 Hockey Season Registration is Open
Registration for WHA’s 2021-2022 season is open online! Competitive Level deadline will be September 24 at 11:59 p.m. and Mite level October 11 at 11:59p.m. See full flyer for more information.

Save the Date - WHA Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 27 at Island View Golf Course.
We hope you can join us! 
ISD 110 is Hiring!
ISD 110 has several exciting career opportunities available. Full-time employees receive generous health insurance premium contributions and an excellent benefits package!

Educational Assistants (Special Education) - Bayview, Laketown, Southview, WMS, WEC and the Transitions Program. MULTIPLE full-time and part-time positions available that start on August 30th with an hourly pay rate of $16.13 + a generous benefits package.
Primary & Secondary Education 
Instructional Support 
Early Childhood Education 
Click below for more details or send questions to Lisa Olson at [email protected]
Cabinetworks Group Hiring!
Now hiring builders, packagers, machine operators, and finishers. New hire bonus, competitive pay, shift differential, referral bonus, production incentive program, weekly paycheck, excellent benefits, product discounts! Apply online at or text "APPLY" to 612-662-0114. We want you on our team!  
Skin Professionals West: Open for business!
582 Cherry Drive, Waconia

Skin Professionals West offers same day appointments and takes most insurances! Experienced and board-certified dermatologist and dematopathologist, Dr. Kamruz Darabi, opened his private dermatology practice, Skin Professionals West, to serve the skin health needs of patients in Waconia and surrounding communities. Dr. Darabi and his staff are offering general dermatology and Mohs skin cancer surgery services.

Visit to book an appointment or call 952-395-6850.  
60th Annual Nickle Dickle Day!

Nickle Dickle Day is back for the 60th year this September! This tradition is the largest fundraiser of the year for the chamber and other community organizations and we are excited to host the event once again!

Watch your inbox on TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 for an email detailing Nickle Dickle sponsorship opportunities. We appreciate all you do for the chamber and ask that you consider supporting Nickle Dickle Day!
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Luncheon

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Vandy's Grille
8785 Airport Rd, Waconia
Guest Speaker: Dr. Timothy Berry
Topic: Inclusive Leadership & Marketing

In-person Cost: $25/member, $40/non-member
Deadline to register: Monday, August 23
Chamber Calendar - August 2021
AUGUST 5 Coffee Connection, 7:30-9:00AM @Waconia Lions Field
AUGUST 10 Tourism Committee Meeting, 9:00AM @Mackenthun's Caribou Coffee
AUGUST 11 Business Education Network, 7:00AM @Waconia Dodge
AUGUST 11 Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30-1:00PM @Waconia Brewing Company
AUGUST 19 Ambassadors Meeting, 8:45AM @City Hall
AUGUST 26 Chamber Luncheon, 11:30AM-1:00PM @Vandy's Grille
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