June Coffee Connection
Thursday, June 6, 7:30-9:00AM
The Crossings at Town Centre-200 S Olive St, Waconia
A chamber member favorite. Start your day with some networking, coffee and a light snack. FREE! No need to register, stop in for as long as your schedule allows.
Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival presented by the Waconia Lions
Thursday, July 4 at Dusk
This celebration is funded entirely by contributions from the business community and community members like yourself! Have you made a BANG?!

2019 Contributions to date:
Presenting Sponsor: Waconia Lions Club ($8,000)

$2,500 Stars & Stripes:

$1,000 We Made a Bang:
Lola's Lakehouse
Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP
Old National Bank
Sovereign Estate Wine
Thrivent Financial
Waconia West Carver Rotary
Your business HERE! 4 spots left...

$500 Bottle Rocket:
Waconia Roll-Off Service Inc.

$250 Firecracker:
Iron Tap
Locher Bros.
Midwest Expanded Metal
Neubauer Chiropractic Health Center
Statewide Gas Services

$100 Sparkler:
A-1 Electric Service of Waconia
AA Segner Insurance Agency, LLC
Aqua Logic (NYM*)
Carol & George Braunwarth
Golden Dragon
Guertin Family Realty (NYM*)
Larkin Electric
Minnesota Valley Electric Company-MVEC
Nate Matousek Insurance Agency
Philp Family Dentistry Waconia
The Main Scoop, LLC (NYM*)
Waconia American Legion
Waconia Ford

We are still $5,000 short for this year's show. There is still time to contribute! Write your check to the Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival and mail it to 209 S Vine St, Waconia TODAY! Or call the chamber office 952-442-5812. Click here for more contribution benefit details.
*Not Yet a Member
Welcome New Chamber Member:
Clarity Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Dr Erin Jensen DC
133 W 1st St
Waconia, MN 55387

Chiropractic care

Business Impact #WaconiaMinute

by Kellie Sites, Board of Directors Chair
Roadway and infrastructure improvements, while necessary, can be a major or minor disturbance for business during the construction process. This summer, starting next week, a main connector to downtown Waconia will be closed until most likely November.  Lake Waconia Parkway, which connects 5 major neighborhoods to downtown will be under construction so people in those neighborhoods will need to “go around.” Since I live in one of those neighborhoods, I decided to drive the 2 routes to see how many more Waconia Minutes it would take to get to the Waconia Emagine Theatre from my house. Now it takes me 3 minutes and 4 seconds.  Click here to read more...
Special Session Recap

by Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President
As of press time, Doug Loon's monthly article was not available. We will forward when it is received.
Chamber Ambassador Visits

Primary Contact: Mark & Cindy Oman
10710 W 10th St
Waconia, MN 55387

The Ambassadors, the City of Waconia and many customers and staff met Craig Culver, one of the founders of Culver’s.  His family just wanted a great place to eat in Sauk City, Wisconsin – which he said is very much like Waconia.  That was in 1984… now 35 years later, there are 700 locations! Craig has made it a point to visit each one. He presented owners, Mark and Cindy Omann, with the Culver’s Spatula that each restaurant receives.  He told some good stories and had great things to say about Mark and Cindy. We left there knowing what we already knew – we’re glad to have an Omann owned Culver’s in town!  
Chamber Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking
Haven & Home

Primary Contact: Kelly Brockpahler, NEW owner
44 W 1st St, Suite D
Waconia, MN 55387

The Ambassadors cut a ribbon for Haven and Home to celebrate new ownership and a new space!  Kelly Brockpahler made an overnight decision to purchase Haven and Home from Barb Sinnen because she knew it was a popular and successful shop. She also knew she wanted it on the street with an awning. She opened the week of Sister Saturday to much acclaim and judging by the amount of goods that were purchased during the ambassador visit, we are sure she will do well! Congratulations, Kelly. We too are glad that Haven and Home is still in Waconia!
Nate Matousek

Primary Contact: Nate Matousek
568 Cherry Dr
Waconia, MN 55387

Nate and Mia Matousek and Delon Conover made the move from their Lake Minnetonka area office to Waconia and are so glad they did!  Nate and Mia live in Waconia and are loving the commute. The Ambassadors were happy to cut a ribbon for their new space located in the Peterson Building on Cherry. Nate’s Farm, as it is affectionately referred to, specializes in the personal touch. They answer their phone when you have an issue – which is not always M-F 9-5. They serve the Waconia, Victoria, St. Bonifacius, Watertown, Mayer, Norwood Young America, and Minnetrista areas. If you are thinking about getting a free quote for your auto, home or life insurance give them a call or just stop by their new space. Congratulations!
SouthPoint Financial Credit Union

Primary Contact: Troy Diedrich
924 Main St East
Sleepy Eye, MN 56805

The corner of Cherry and Hwy 5 has been a piece of land empty for too long!  Not anymore. Southpoint Credit Union CEO Dick Nesvold had driven by this lot many times and was excited about the growth in Waconia. Their board of directors said YES, so they broke ground and celebrated the start of their presence in Waconia, looking to open late this fall. The Ambassadors and the City of Waconia were there to support the former land owners, VOS construction team and those from Southpoint Financial Credit Union. These are the names of the SPFCU team:  Dick Nesvold – CEO, Jay Gostonczik – VP of Retail Services, Wendy Salonek – Operations Manager, Patti Gohl – VP of Operations, Troy Diedrich – VP of Marketing & Development, Mark Bruggeman – Board Member, Wendy Salonek – Operations Manager. Congratulations and welcome to Waconia!  
Member News and Happenings
Chamber Gym Deal
Register by June 15
Laketown Gymnastics-654 Industrial Blvd
Laketown Gymnastics would like to offer their friends with the Chamber of Commerce a great summertime deal! Register for the summer session, including summer camps*, by June 15th & receive a FREE admission to any of their Open Gyms for each enrollment! Use the promocode: CHAMBERSUMMER at the time of registration. Visit www.laketowngym.org for more information!
*excludes registrations for Friday Fun Camps!
Grand Opening!
Saturday, June 1, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Shop Chicks Co.-4 Main St E, Waconia

Be early to the party because the first 25 people in the door will be able to draw an envelope with a surprise gift---- could be anything from a free candle to a $50 gift card. Hourly drawings and prizes! Every purchase will be entered to win a $100 gift card. All lotions and candles will be buy one, get one 50% off while supplies last. They will also have Arcane food truck serving from 11-2! Welcome Shop Chicks Co!
Lions' Shredding Event
Saturday, June 1, 8:00AM-1:00PM
Mackenthun's Fine Foods-851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia

The Waconia Lions Club is sponsoring a FREE document shredding event on Saturday June 1st from 8 AM to 11 AM in the northeast corner of Mackenthun's parking lot. Don't miss out on your chance to recycle all your old documents!
Win FREE Donuts for your Office
National Donut Day-Friday, June 7
Mackenthun's Fine Foods-851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia

In honor of National Donut Day on June 7, you can win free donuts for your office from Mackenthun's Fine Foods! Mackenthun's will be supplying two (2) lucky businesses with their famous Mackenthun's donuts and milk. Learn how to register by visiting Mackenthun's Facebook page or Mackenthun's Instagram page . Follow the instructions to participate. Winners will be notified by Thursday, June 6.
Do not despair, if you are not a lucky donut winner, you can still get a free donut! Visit Mackenthun's on Friday , June 7 from 6:30-8:30AM! Just drive thru and pick up YOUR donut!
Waconia Beach Breakers Obstacle Run
Thursday, June 6, 5:30PM
Lake Waconia Regional Park-8170 Paradise Ln

Join Community Education & Thrivent Financial for a great new adventure! This is an obstacle course fun run for kids and adults. The course is approximately 1.5 miles and will have 10-12 obstacles along the route. Participants will get wet and dirty! Proceeds for this event will help the local School PTO’s in the Waconia area and the Inclusive Playground. All kids and adults are welcome!
ENTRY FEE WITH T-SHIRT: $25 Deadline May 24 (Entries still accepted after 5/24, but tshirt is not guaranteed)
Music in the Park
Starts Thursday, June 6, 7:00-8:30PM
City Square Park-101 E Main St, Waconia

FREE concert in the park* presented by Waconia Parks & Rec:
June 6-Traveled Ground Folk, blues, rock & soul
June 13-Sidewalk Gypsy Gypsy jazz
June 20-Wondercure 70's classic rock
June 27-Tricia & The Toonies Interactive comedy
July 11-The Castaways Interactive classic rock
July18-Everett Smithson Band zydeco, blues & funky roots
July 25-The Tuxedo Band classic and contemporary rock, pop & country
August 1-The Brueskies jazz & traditional pop
*Rain site is Safari Island Community Center
Waconia Young Professionals-WYP
Wednesday, June 12, 5:00-8:00PM
Lake Waconia Regional Park-8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia

WYP Time! Waconia Young Professionals, ages 21-39, will meet bocce ball. We will also hear a presentation by Backyard Wishes and how we can potentially be involved with their organization. No need to RSVP. Feel free to bring a colleague.
HomeTown Bank Block Party
Friday, June 14, 4:00-7:00PM
HomeTown Bank-641 Marketplace Dr, Waconia

Come experience the 6th annual Block Party-music by Chopper, food, local beer, and plenty of kids' activities! Don't miss the super hero fun run...all proceeds benefit the inclusive playground in Waconia.
Nate's Farm Family Funday
Sunday, June 23 at Noon
Nate Matousek-568 Cherry Dr, Waconia
The Nate Matousek State Farm Agency is excited to host a free family event in Waconia’s City Square Park on June 23. Complimentary lunch will be served starting at noon followed by a performance from The Teddy Bear Band, who will be sure to have your family moving and grooving, at 12:30! Feel free to bring blankets, chairs, and your children’s favorite teddy bears! For more information, call 952-442-2877
Strike Out Cancer
Friday, June 28 starting at 5:00PM
Lions Field-1309 Oak Ave, Waconia

Join the Waconia American Legion Post 150 and the Waconia Baseball Association for their 4th annual Strike Out Cancer event. They are looking for a few awesome sponsors as well as fans to enjoy the day! All money raised will support the Angel Foundation (a division of Minnesota Oncology which now has an office in Waconia). Lots of fun opportunities: pledge per strike out, donate an auction item, pledge a matching donation and more! Click here for more details.
Games: Junior Legion at 5:00, Senior Legion 7:30 Don't miss a fun night of ball for a good Cause!!
Relaxation & Renewal Brunch
Saturday, June 29, 11:00AM-1:30PM
Fourfold Studio-106th St, Carver

Join hosts Heather Boll (HealHer-Peer Support Specialist) & Erica Hoese (XO-Erica) for a brunch while they guide you through positive changes to help your mindset and activities that will cultivate deeper self-love.
Guided Meditation~Affirmations~Journaling
Cost: $47 Register by June 18
Chamber Luncheon & Calendar
June Membership Luncheon

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Location: Parley Lake Winery
8280 Parley Lake Rd, Waconia

Topic: Dairy Farming in Waconia 
Celebrating Dairy Month and Agricuture!
Meet Christine Leonard - Dairy Farmer and former Dairy Princess
She will educate us on the past, present and future of Dairy farming in
the Waconia Area

Enjoy your catered lunch in the new Parley Lake Winery event space!
Wine and Beer available for sale during and after the luncheon.
Catering by Pangea L&L Catering

Cost: $25/members, $30/non-members

 RSVP Required by Monday, June 24, 2019

To streamline check in at the event, we ask that you register and pay HERE.

Call or email to register cgesinger@destinationwaconia.org

All forms of payment will be accepted the day of the event.
Chamber Calendar-June 2019
JUN 6 Coffee Connection 7:30-9:00AM @ The Crossings (200 S Olive St, Waconia)
JUN 12 WYP Meeting 5:00-8:00PM @ Lake Waconia Regional Park
JUN 13 Retail Committee Meeting 8:00-9:30AM @ Maple Conference Room City Hall
(201 S Vine St)
JUN 18 Tourism Committee 9:00AM @At the Farm (8880 Hwy 5 E, Waconia)
JUN 20 Ambassador Meeting 8:45AM @ Chamber Office 209 S Vine St, Waconia
JUN 27 Chamber Luncheon 11:30AM-1:00PM @ Parley Lake Winery (8280 Parley Lake
Rd, Waconia) Register by Monday, June 24
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