Thanks for participating in the 17th Annual Waconia Chamber Golf Scramble!
Your support of the Waconia Chamber helps to promote and strengthen our business community, and also our community as a whole. The event raised over $16,000 for the operations of the Chamber of Commerce.

The golf scramble would not be possible without our generous sponsors, silent auction and prize donors, committee, volunteers, and golfers. A special thank you to our event sponsor, Cabinetworks Group. Additional gratitude for Island View Golf Club and Vandy’s Grille for their hospitality!

Congratulations to the 2023 Golf Winners!
1st Place: Mackenthun’s Fine Foods & Eveslage American Family Insurance
2nd Place: Jeff Schulz Team-RE/MAX, Luminate Home Loans, Ameriprise Financial-Dan Harris
3rd Place: Trucker Logistics
Best Dressed for ‘Tearin' it Up' theme: Heidi Nessa, Stephanie Braunwarth, Megan VanEyll, and Jessa Theis
A Message from the President
12 Things to do in the month of August

by Christine Fenner
President, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
Summertime in Minnesota is the best! There’s still plenty of time to relax and complete your summer bucket list, and you don’t need to go far. Here are a few suggestions to soak up the sun and enjoy Destination Waconia! Continue Reading...
Welcome New Members
Peak 7

Garry Watts
(507) 458-5407
4620 Foxglove Dr, Excelsior
Coldwell Banker Realty - Teresa L Fogarty

Teresa Fogarty
(952) 473-3000
121 W Main St Ste 119, Waconia
Real Estate
Monthly Membership Renewals
Help us thank these businesses for their commitment to the business community!
Dostal CPA Tax & Consulting
Shred With Shannon
Ambassador Visits & Ribbon Cuttings
Borderwerx Concrete Landscape Curbing
Primary contact: Andrea Brooks

Borderwerx specializes in concrete edging and curbing. Every job they complete is custom to the owner's liking. Stop by and see them at the Carver County Fair next week, and check out their recent curbing project at the fairgrounds!
Magnolia North Boutique
Primary contact: Nicole Lemmerman
38 W Main St, Waconia

Nicole of Magnolia North Boutique makes custom earrings, which she sold at her Nickle Dickle Day booth last year. Stop in her new boutique to shop for women's clothing and accessories, and gifts for everyone on your list. Watch her Facebook page for events that will be hosted in the studio space within the boutique.
KinnRidge Mobile Phlebotomy
Primary contact: Brian Stubbs
(612) 361-1381

KinnRidge Mobile Phlebotomy offers convenient, in-home services allowing you to have your lab work done in the comfort of your own home. They partner with Ulta labs and have online booking available.
Now Hiring
Now Hiring Baristas
Scooter’s Coffee
660 Marketplace Drive, Waconia 

Fun, Energetic Baristas WANTED - come join the founding team as we launch Scooter's Coffee in Waconia! If you want to work in a FAST-PACED environment and make your customers day - then Scooter's Coffee is for you.
Now Hiring Part-Time Associate
Ruthie's House Vintage
44 W 1st St, Waconia 

Must love vintage, have high energy with good communication skills, can stand for long periods, and available afternoons and some Saturdays. Email Ashley at [email protected] with questions or for more information.
Now Hiring Bus Drivers
Koch Bus Service
150 Victor Ct, Waconia 

Competitive wages, sign-on bonus, 401k plan, and paid training and license exams. For more information, call (952)442-3370, email [email protected], or visit
Now Hiring Housekeepers & Activity Assistants
Auburn Meadows
591 Cherry Dr, Waconia 

Check out all openings by following the More Details link below.
Now Hiring Teacher Aids and Assistant Teacher
Trinity Waconia
601 E 2nd St, Waconia 

Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia, MN is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individuals to fill multiple positions. Read more about the openings and apply by following the link:
Now Hiring Part Time Team Members
Soulful Smoothies
44 W 1st St, Waconia 

Soulful Smoothies is looking for a part time high vibe team member with EXCELLENT customer service. Flexible schedule to work some days, some evenings, and some Saturdays. Must be responsible, reliable and able to work independently at all times. Apply by following the link:
Now Hiring Food Demonstrator Extraordinaire
Mackenthun's Fine Foods
851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia 

Do you love food and people? Mackenthun's newest position, Food Demonstrator Extraordinaire, could be the perfect fit for you! Shifts include Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Apply by following the link:
Now Hiring Resident Assistants
Good Samaritan Society Waconia & Westview Acres
433 W 5th St, Waconia 

This is an awesome opportunity for high school students looking to go into nursing, or anyone looking to get their foot in the door in the healthcare world. Seasonal and on-call positions available, and up to an $8,000 sign on bonus! No CNA necessary. Apply by following the link:
Post Jobs with the Chamber
We have resources to help you find the right person for your open positions!

Post job openings on using your member log in information.

Join the Waconia Works group on Facebook, where members can post job openings and job-seekers can search Chamber member openings all in one place.
Member News
Vintage Baseball Game

August 5 | 1:00PM
Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead
8060 Hwy 5, Waconia

Join us for the 3rd annual 1860’s Baseball Game featuring the Quick Steps and your own Waconia Patriots. This is a FREE event, please bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be refreshments for purchase. The Carver County Historical Society welcomes you to the Historic AP Farmstead to enjoy a great day of history and baseball!
Have Lunch at the Fair!

August 9-10 | 11AM - 1PM
Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia

This year we will be celebrating the 111th annual Carver County Fair, it will begin Wednesday, August 9th and continue through Sunday, August 13th. As in previous years, we would like to invite you and your employees to come to the fair for lunch on Wednesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 10th of the fair. Gate admission to the Fair during the lunch hour (11am-1pm) is complimentary. Please enter through Gate #3 (the South Gate) of the fairgrounds and be prepared to show your company ID badge or name tag. We will not be offering wristbands upon entry or when leaving the fairgrounds during this event. 
Our website provides a listing of all the delicious foods we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair! Thank you for your support!  
Meet us at the Fair!

August 9- 13 | 8AM - 10PM
Carver County Fairgrounds, Waconia

The 5 best days of summer are just around the corner! The Carver County Fair kicks off August 9 and runs through August 13 at the Fairgrounds in Waconia. Stop by the Carver County Commons building and visit the Waconia Chamber booth to pick up a new Waconia map! Check out the full lineup of events at
Waconia Young Professionals Happy Hour at the Fair

August 9 | 8:00PM
Carver County Fairgrounds
501 W 3rd St, Waconia

Join the Waconia professionals to connect with friends & colleagues
during the Johnny Holm Band concert at the Carver County Fair. Meet at the back of the Entertainment Center building.

Purchase your own Fair ticket, food and beverage. 

Questions? Reach out to Stephanie at [email protected].
Ice Cream Social & Kids Carnival

Thursday, August 17 | 3PM-5PM
Waconia Middle School Parking Lot
1400 Community Dr, Waconia

Hosted by Thrivent Financial and The Main Scoop, kids can enjoy ice cream, face painting, balloon twisting, crazy hair, and a bounce house. Free to the public! Goodwill donations will be directed to Backyard Wishes.
The Road's Open for Back to School!

Thursday, August 17 | 5PM-7PM
Meet at 5PM at Shop Chicks Co, 113 W Main St
Downtown Waconia

Celebrate the end (we hope) of construction downtown and check out participating businesses at this special shopping event.

Magnolia North - 10% off for Chamber members
Nice Shirt Co. - 15% off storewide including sale items, and a prize drawing
Ruthie's House Vintage - Sidewalk Sale
Shape It Up Fitness & Athleisure Boutique - Shop in August, earn 20% back on a gift certificate to spend in September. Mother/daughter workout (registration required), gifts, samples, deals.
Shop Chicks Co. - 10% off for Chamber members, gift card drawings, sips/snacks, and giveaways
Volunteer Opportunity with Waconia Baseball

August 18-20
Waconia Lion's Field
927 Wildcat Way, Waconia

SAVE THE DATE...and sign up! Could sure use everyone's help again as we host another weekend of the State Tournament. What made everything so great for us 2 years ago, and also the one day last year, was our great crew of volunteers...something not many other sites have and why we keep getting the opportunity to host major events. Thank you!
More Chamber News
Sponsor the 62nd Annual Nickle Dickle Day

The 62nd Annual Nickle Dickle Day is September 16! The tradition brings thousands of people to Waconia to experience a thriving retail community, small town hospitality, and family-friendly activities that make the day a classic celebration. Nickle Dickle Day strongly supports our local businesses and is the largest fundraiser of the year for the chamber and other community organizations. Your contribution is appreciated and we ask that you consider sponsoring Nickle Dickle Day.
Note: Nickle Dickle Day is September 16, 2023.
Pop Booth and Bounce House Volunteers Needed
Only 42 days to go until the 62nd Annual Nickle Dickle Day on September 16! The Chamber Pop Booth volunteer sign up is live and we’re in need of volunteers to fill the slots.

This is a great opportunity to wear your logo and have direct interaction with the community. Promote yourself, your business, or your organization while helping the Chamber fundraise through pop sales! 
Print Posters to Display at your Business
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"Kind of a Big Dill" Nickle Dickle Pickle Contest

Back by popular demand!
Categories: sweet, dill, spicy, misc. pickled foods (1 entry per person per category). Entry Fee: $10 per jar. Submit entry form, cash or check, and jar to Chamber Office by Tuesday, September 12. Pickle winners will be announced at City Square Park gazebo on Nickle Dickle Day. Prizes and Bragging rights to the winners in each category.
"Kind of a Big Dill" Hats Coming Soon!

Nickle Dickle Day "Kind of a Big Dill" hats are coming soon. Email Gretchen at [email protected] to reserve yours today! Hats $20.
Upcoming Events
August Chamber Luncheon
Thursday, August 24 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
TCO Waconia Therapy & Sports Performance
820 Village Way, Waconia
Guest Presenters:
Topic: Growth & Development of Twin Cities Orthopedics

Limited spots available. Must register by Monday, August 21
Chamber Calendar - August 2023
AUGUST 8 Tourism Meeting, 9:00AM-10:00AM @Carver County Fairgounds
AUGUST 9 Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30AM-1:00PM @Coney Island
AUGUST 9 WYP Happy Hour, 7:30PM @Carver County Fair
AUGUST 10 Retail Meeting, 8:00AM-9:00AM @Waconia City Hall
AUGUST 17 Ambassadors, 8:45AM @Waconia City Hall
AUGUST 17 The Road's Open for Back to School, 5:00-7:00PM, @Downtown Waconia
AUGUST 24 Chamber Luncheon, 11:30-AM-1:00PM @TCO Waconia Therapy & Sports Performance
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