We appreciate your support!

Thank you to all our members who renewed their membership for 2022. Membership rates are unchanged for 2022!

If you would like to set up monthly payments, you can do so in your membership portal or contact the chamber.
Now is a great time to update your membership information on the chamber website. Login to update active representatives, email address, company size, logo, and other business updates. Your listing on our website is direct access to the community! The 2022 Membership Directory will be printed in the spring.
If you need login information resent, email Chelsey.
Members renewed for 2022
(List as of 01/07/2022. Due 01/31/2022)
A.A. Segner Insurance Agency
Abbywood Carpentry
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute
American Family Insurance
Ameriprise Financial, Harris & Associates
Andy Mohn State Farm
Antler Home Mortgage
Backyard Wishes
CareerForce Chaska
Carver County CDA
CenterPoint Energy
Children of Tomorrow
City of Waconia
CorTrust Bank
Creature Works
Danielle Alexander Design
Darabi Dermatology
Dave Philp-Coldwell Banker Burnet
Dawson & Associates
Dostal CPA Tax & Consulting
Double "A" Trucking of Waconia
DRYDOCK Consulting
Edward Jones-Ryan Pederson
Egg-Cetera Cafe
Fibrenew Southwest Lakes
Framing Images
Frozen Five Ice Creamery
Garage Bar & Bowl
Gilbert Legal, PLLC
Golden Dragon
HomeFront Realty
HomeTown Bank
Hoppers Bar & Grill
Infinity Diamond Jewelers
Iron Tap
Island View Golf Club
Jersey Mike's Subs
Johnson Funeral Home
Kaeding Architecture
Kelly, Holt & Christenson, PLLC Kristin Therese Designs
Ladybug Child Care Center
Laketown Gymnastics
Larkin Electric
Lelch Audio Video
Lenzen Chevrolet-Buick
Locher Bros.
Lovett Garden Home & Floral
Lynn Laumann Photography
Mackenthun's Fine Foods
Main St. Floral
Main Street Exchange
Mainstream Boutique
McDonalds of Waconia
Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP
Midwest Expanded Metal
Mini Biff
Mocha Monkey
Mystic Fortress Games
Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care
NAPA Auto & Truck Parts
Ovation Orthodontics
Peterson Company Ltd.
Pine Products
Precision Eye Care
Rebound Orthotics & Prosthetics
Sam & Friends
Scholla Financial
Security Bank & Trust Co.
Senior Living Insights
Shape It Up Fitness
Shaw Construction
Sign Gypsies Waconia
Simple Grace Promotions
Smothers & Falk Realty Group
Soulful Smoothies
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
St. Joseph Church and School
Suburban Waste Services
SunnyDays Therapy
Systemhouse, Inc
Taylor Hubbard Photography
The Hive
The Main Scoop
The Saloon
The Stash
The Winery at Sovereign Estate
Thorn Creations
Transport Security, Inc.
Trucker Logistics
UBS Financial Services
Unearthed Arts
Waconia Apparel Company
Waconia Barbers
Waconia Brewing Company
Waconia City Lifestyle
Waconia Comfort
Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Waconia Fire Relief Association
Waconia Ford
Waconia Landscaping Company
Waconia Living Magazine
Waconia Moravian Church
Waconia Music Studios
Waconia Public Schools
Waconia Roll-Off Service
Waconia Tobacco & Vape
Waconia United Food Shelf
A Message from the Chamber President
Cheers to old friends and new beginnings

by Christine Fenner
President, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
As I sit down to write the first newsletter of 2022, the nostalgic New Year’s Eve melody “Auld Lang Syne” runs through my head. The old tune prompted me to look up the lyrics and research what the song means.

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

When searching YouTube, I had forgotten about the classic movie clip from When Harry Met Sally with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal when Crystal asks, “What does this song mean anyways?” Continue reading...
Welcome New Members
Waconia Fire Relief Association

Rickard Dahlo
26 South Maple St, Waco
Non-profit organization
Lynn Laumann Photography

Lynn Laumann
117 East 2nd St, Chaska
Ambassador Visits
Thorn Creations

Travis Horn of Thorn Creations specializes in custom wood products made from locally-sourced reclaimed wood. He enjoys working with local businesses to create custom and functional pieces to fill a need. He's made benches, tables, shelves, bars, signage, and more for clients. Find his work at The Hive. Mackenthun's Fine Foods Caribou Coffee, or Unearthed Arts.
SignGypsies Waconia

SignGypsies Waconia rents and installs yard signs celebrating your occasion. Nicole and Steven would love to celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or business milestone with a custom yard sign! SignGypsies Waconia services Waconia, Watertown, Victoria, Mayer, Chaska and surrounding areas.
SunnyDays Therapy
9346 Oak Avenue, Waconia

SunnyDays Therapy celebrated the expansion of their office on Oak Avenue to include five more treatment rooms, a kitchenette, and gym area. SunnyDays offers occupational and speech therapy for clients of all ages.
In Towne Marina Featured on MSP Vacations
Frozen Fun: Your Weekend Guide to Icy Adventures
A weekend itinerary featuring a morning of ice fishing in an In Towne Marina fish house on Lake Waconia.
Based on MSP Vacations chosen topics, Chamber staff submits member businesses that fit the topic criteria and MSP Vacations chooses the final submissions. 
Get Moving in the New Year!
Check out these chamber-member business to get moving in 2022.
Shape It Up Fitness Kicks Off the New Year with Favorite Things Workshop
January 8, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Numerology with Deb Frishmon, lunch catered by Soulful Smoothie, Vision Board Make and Take with Megan, Cheese & Wine Class by The Grater Good. Fee $110. Email Megan to sign up.
Elite Nutrition Workshops

January 9

January 12

What we offer: healthy beverage and snack bar, personal nutrition coaching, online and local community, healthy, active lifestyle, supplementation, mindset shift.
Safari Island Transformation Challenge
Starts January 10

Join us for our Transformation Challenge starting January 10! This program is open to members and non-members. It will include assessments, weekly challenges, a group exercise class open only to participants, seminars, and a discounted price on Personal Training. Hold yourself accountable this new year! Any questions, reach out to Kristi Sherlock, Fitness Coordinator, ksherlock@waconia.org.
Crusher Fitness + Health: 6 Week Nutrition Challenge
Starts January 17

Crusher Fitness and Health is offering a special 6 Week Nutrition Challenge starting Monday, January 17, 2022! Get meal ideas and recipes, tips for nutrition, stress management, access to the Healthy Steps Nutrition App, support and accountability with coaches to stay on track. Only 30 spots available.
Anytime Fitness
Join for $1!

Join Anytime Fitness for $1 for a limited time! At Anytime Fitness, the support is real and it starts the moment we meet. Our coaches don’t have one plan that fits everyone, they develop a plan that fits you – a total fitness experience designed around your abilities, your body, and your goals. The first step? Contact us today so we can get started. We can’t wait!
Snap Fitness
Join for $0!

We currently have a $0 Join offer from now thru the 15th - "Get back in the habit, Move your Mood and your Body" New Year's Offer! Call the club at 952.442.3815 or check out our website. Snap Spin Cycle classes have started again!
TCO Waconia Therapy and Sports Performance Center

These classes are open to the public and will leave you feeling re-energized and strong. Set goals and get results — all fitness levels are welcome.

Mondays 12PM: Pilates 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12PM: Bootcamp. 
Wednesdays 12PM: Back to Basics.
Fridays 12PM: Yoga
First two classes are free. Packages available for purchase.
1:1 personal training/Pilates offers
Two free 30-minute sessions and then packages available for purchase
Member News and Happenings
2022 Retail Annual Marketing Meeting
January 13, 6:00PM
The Lounge / Bakery on Main

Waconia Chamber retail store and restaurant owners - join us on January 13 at 6:00PM at Iron Tap to review the upcoming calendar of events and plan the year.
Waconia Young Professionals
January 20, 5-7:00PM
Iron Tap

Join Waconia professionals ages 21-39. Sip beer, connect with friends & colleagues. Purchase your own food and beverage. 
Waconia-West Carver Rotary Wine Dinner
January 29
Bavaria Downs Estate
3919 Bavaria Road, Chaska

Social hour starts at 3:00PM in the reception area and hors d'oeuvres and dinner in the ballroom. Several sponsorship levels available. Contact Melissa Soupir with questions. 
Extreme Events Skijoring
February 12, 1:00PM
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee

Back and better than ever - we have a full line up of fun entertainment! The freestyle event is always a crowd favorite. Get there early for great food and drinks. Tickets are on sale now from the Canterbury Park box office.
Southern Valley Alliance Needs Your Help
Southern Valley Alliance is excited to announce that we purchased a property in Shakopee where we will build and relocate our office. This new location is in close proximity to public transportation, county services, courts, employment opportunities, and many other community resources. Having our services centrally located, and easily accessible, will help victim-survivors begin the process of healing from the trauma they have experienced due to abuse.  

Support victims of domestic violence in our community by partnering with us to build our new office in Shakopee. Make a thoughtful pledge of labor or materials today!
Book SignGypsies for Valentine's Day
SignGypsies Waconia is now booking Valentine's Day signs for your home or business! Let SignGypsies help you celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or special occasion. To book, call 952-491-0462 or email to reserve your custom sign.
Carver County COVID-19 Resources

Carver County COVID-19 Call Center: (952) 361-1559
Upcoming Events
2022 Chamber Calendar

Save the dates!
  • Career Fair & Community Expo - April 8 & 9
  • 16th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble - July 18
  • 61st Annual Nickle Dickle Day - September 17 (Street Dance 9/16)

Print or download a Waconia Chamber calendar and stay up to date all year! The calendar includes all chamber networking events. Please watch chamber communications for calendar updates throughout the year.
The Outlook calendar can be imported into your Outlook or Google calendar.
Chamber Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Location: Freshwater Church
Annual Meeting: 2021 in Review
Celebrating 60 Years of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce
State of the Waconia Chamber and the City of Waconia
Installation of the 2022 Board of Directors
Chamber Calendar - January 2022
JANUARY 12 Business Education Network-Mfg & Trades, 7:00AM
JANUARY 12 Board Meeting, 11:30AM @City Hall
JANUARY 13 Retail Marketing Meeting, 6:00PM @Iron Tap
JANUARY 20 Ambassadors, 8:30AM
JANUARY 27 Annual Meeting Luncheon, 11:30AM-1:00PM @Freshwater Church
Friday Facts is a publication of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce