Thanks Fireworks Sponsors!

Monday, July 4

Huge thanks to the Waconia Lions Club and all the business, organization, and community sponsors for supporting the 4th of July Fireworks over Lake Waconia.

The fireworks show is July 4 at dusk from Lake Waconia Regional Park.
July Coffee Connection

Thursday, July 7 | 7:30AM-9:00AM
Philp Family Dentistry
9366 Oak Ave, 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!
A Message from the President
Purpose, connectedness, and celebration build community

by Christine Fenner
President, Waconia Chamber of Commerce
Waconia is an incredible community. Over the past couple of weeks there have been multiple events where the community has come together for a purpose, to support one another, and build connectedness. Whether it be bringing people together to financially support the work of our non-profit hospital or organizing a cancer benefit, the community rallies together with purpose.

The community also unites in times of celebration. As we approach Independence Day, we gather with family and friends outdoors for barbeques and watch the 4th of July fireworks display. When funding was tight this year due to increased prices, community members came forward in a big way to ensure a great show! Continue reading...
2022-23 Waconia Chamber of Commerce Official Visitors Map

Be seen by advertising in the Waconia Chamber of Commerce Annual Map! The Waconia Chamber prints these maps and gives them away FREE at the Carver County Fair August 10-14, 2022. Thank you in advance for your support of our annual Waconia Chamber Map. This is a great opportunity for you to efficiently connect with people who attend the Fair. This map also gets distributed throughout the year by the Chamber in welcome packets, info requests, the 24/7 visitor kiosk and more.  

To reserve your space, please contact Shelley Dery, with Adams Publishing (the Waconia Patriot), at or at 612-201-1377.
Welcome New Members
Graphic Print Promo & Design

Bret McEnelly
Sign/graphics manufacturer, printing
Papa Murphy's
Take 'N' Bake Pizza

Nic Meyer
Restaurant, Take out
Llama Rama

Amanda Bloomgren
Charitable Non-profit
Ambassador Visit
Andy Mohn State Farm
Primary contact: Andy Mohn
1750 Tower Blvd, Suite 206, Victoria

The Waconia Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Andy Mohn State Farm as a new member to the Waconia Chamber. Andy told the Ambassadors he had dreamed of being a State Farm agent since he was young. That dream now fulfilled, Andy provides home, auto, life, and health insurance, licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota.
More Chamber News
Welcome Chamber Intern Riley!
Riley Rassman joins us as a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in Strategic Communications. She spent her final semester of school studying abroad in Florence, Italy but is excited to be back home. She will be joining us part-time through the end of summer. As a lifelong Waconia resident, she is thrilled to be able to help support and grow the Waconia business community in the coming months.
Highlighting Collaboration: Teacher in the Workplace

Waconia Public School teachers collaborated with healthcare businesses to learn more about careers in healthcare and how they can prepare the future workforce in the classroom. Thank you to the participating Waconia Chamber members for hosting the teachers in your business.
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Institute
Crown College
The Hive
MoveWell Chiropractic
Twin Cities Orthopedics
Chamber Booth at the Carver County Fair
The Carver County Fair kicks off on August 10 and the Waconia Chamber will once again host a booth in the Carver County Commons building. The booth is staffed by chamber members and is a member benefit to you to utilize and promote your business. The schedule sign-up is open now! Click below to sign up.
Member News and Happenings
Downtown Waconia Reconstruction Update
The City Council has reviewed the public input to date and has discussed the various layout options for the project. A decision as to the footprint of the project will be made at an upcoming City Council meeting. After that occurs, work on the Feasibility Study will commence. This Feasibility Study will further refine the proposed scope of the project and will also estimate costs and assessments. Email any questions about the project to Jake Saulsbury, Bolton & Menk.
Ridgeview and Twin Cities Orthopedics Partner
Last week, Ridgeview and Twin Cities Orthopedics announced plans to jointly develop a new Orthopedic Institute on Ridgeview’s Chaska Campus, scheduled to open in October 2023. This is the first dedicated orthopedic facility in Minnesota that is a partnership between an independent practice and health system. It combines the world-class services of Ridgeview and TCO with groundbreaking technology in a state-of-the-art facility. The shared goals include achieving high quality in-patient care, improved outcomes, and an exceptional patient experience.
Fourth of July at Sovereign Estate
Monday, July 4
9950 North Shore Road, Waconia
Spend the Fourth of July with the whole family at Sovereign Estate. The pinnacle of summer fun, nothing beats celebrating our country’s independence while listening to live music at our Marquette Pavilion, sipping on fine wine, eating Americana cook-out classics, and enjoying the beautiful panoramic views. As dusk approaches, settle in along the vineyard for the best view of Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival.
Teacher Appreciation Month at Emagine Waconia Theatre
Wednesdays until July 20
Any show before 5PM

Calling all educators! Our Teacher Appreciation Wednesdays are happening now! If you're a teacher, faculty, or school staff, enjoy a FREE movie ticket every Wednesday before 5pm, until July 20. Just bring in a valid faculty or employee ID to our box office to choose a regular show before 5pm on a Wednesday. Come back any Wednesday until July 20 for another free movie. Offer is only valid in person at our box office and only at Emagine Theaters.
Artstock at Parley Lake Winery
July 9 | 9AM-5PM
July 10 | 11AM-5PM
Parley Lake Winery

ArtStock is a 2-day art & music festival. In addition to the artist booths and the picturesque, vineyard/orchard setting, live music fills the air both days enhancing this wonderful, summertime experience. The Arts Consortium of Carver County welcomes all artists and festival-goers to the 2022 ArtStock Art, Wine & Music Festival which includes an assortment of exciting new artists, as well as old favorites, representing diverse media such as photography, sculpture, wearable arts, glass, fibers, painting, and more… there is truly something for everyone!
The Stash Grand Re-Opening

Thursday, July 14
We are finally all settled in with Eleece as the new owner of The Stash! The racks are stocked, so new touches are in and we are ready to CELEBRATE with all of you! Stop in July 14th between 5-8 pm to celebrate with us! We will have awesome door prizes every 30 minutes, Candie Clouds will be here spinning complimentary cotton candy and we will have some sips and snacks! Bring your friends and join us for this great event! 
Joint Chamber After Hours

Wednesday, July 27
Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
The Waconia Chamber of Commerce and the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for a joint Business After Hours on July 27, 4-6PM, at Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery.
No fee to attend and no registration needed. Purchase your own food and beverage.
MidCountry Bank

Reach your savings coal with our special CD rates available for a limited time. Click below for details and rates!
Waconia Public Schools Hiring
Grow with us! We are looking for outstanding people to join our team! Full-Time, Part-Time, Year-Round, School Year, and Seasonal opportunities are available. Check out the link below for all opportunities.
Ridgeview Golf & Taste raises more than $1.1 million
After a two-year hiatus, Ridgeview Foundation’s Golf & Taste Celebration was back in full swing on Monday, June 20 at Island View Golf Course in Waconia. In its 37th annual year, the event raised more than $1.1 million.
Proceeds from the event will benefit phase one of the Cause for the Community campaign, a multi-year initiative to enhance nearly every area within the Ridgeview system. The fundraising goals of phase one include bolstering Ridgeview’s clinical education program to provide advanced training and simulation technology, and to increase the number of advanced monitoring systems (telemetry) so patients can get a higher level of care close to home. 
Chamber Office Closed July 4

The Waconia Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Upcoming Events
16th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble

Monday, July 18
12:00PM Shotgun start
Island View Golf Club

The 19th Hole
Join us at the 19th Hole BBQ on the Vandy's Grille deck at 4:30PM. Advance registration required, $30.

More ways to get involved
Golf foursomes are sold out but get involved by sponsoring a hole or donate to the silent auction! Click below to register for a sponsorship or email Chelsey for additional details.
Event Sponsor:
Chamber Calendar - July 2022
JULY 4 Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival, dusk @Lake Waconia Regional Park
JULY 7 Coffee Connection, 7:30AM-9:00AM @Philp Family Dentistry
JULY 13 Board Meeting, 11:30AM-1:00PM @Laketown Electric Corporation
JULY 14 Retail Committee, 8-9:00AM @City Hall
JULY 18 16th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble, 12:00PM @Island View Golf Club
JULY 21 Ambassadors, 8:45AM @City Hall
JULY 27 Joint Chamber After Hours, 4-6:00PM @Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery
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