Sister Saturday-FINALLY!
Saturday, June 13, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Join us for shopping and dining specials at participating businesses! All businesses will have safety protocols posted.

9:00AM Swag Bag Drop at Clearwater Clothing & Willow Winds Gardens
50 swag bags at each location. Line up early as these bags go fast! One lucky bag at each spot will contain
a $50 Waconia Buck!
Virtual Fashion Show-View starting Wednesday, June 10 @Waconia Events on Facebook
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, we will be video taping our fashion show early in the week and posting on June 10. Check it out for "shopping inspiration".

Participating 2020 Sister Saturday Businesses:
Last Words...

 by Kellie Sites, Waconia Chamber President
In 2007, a week before Nickle Dickle Day, I started working at the Chamber of Commerce.  In February of 2008, I took the helm at the beginning of the recession.  Normal to me, was businesses going out of business, and our Chamber working hard to keep businesses IN business.  I learned a lot about business owners and how smart you are.  Working to find new ways to do business and meet the needs of your existing customers while also gaining new customers. Click Here to read more...
Dedicating to Helping

 by Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President
We are all terribly saddened by the tragic death of fellow Minnesotan George Floyd. We collectively need to encourage a peaceful approach to finding justice and a solution to this crisis. 

We support and promote the right to free speech and encourage those seeking to make a statement to do so peacefully and safely. 

The cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding cities are incredibly important parts of our statewide business community. We stand with the many businesses, large and small employers, the employees and the people who live and work in our great state who have been impacted by this tragedy. 

We are dedicated to doing our part to help.
Member News and Happenings
Welcome New Chamber Members:
Career Force Chaska
Kate Probert Fagunda
602 E 4th St
Chaska, MN 55387
Workforce development-Carver County
Modern Design Cabinetry
Jo & Troy Eiden
209 Paul Ave S
Cologne, MN 55322
Custom cabinetry, counter tops & trim
Hustle & Heart Sports
Jeni Hunter
25 S Olive St
Waconia, MN 55387
New & used sports equipment, trophies, skate sharpening
Chamber Scholarship Winner-Connor Schwob
Congratulations to Waconia High School graduate Connor Schwob, recipient of the 2020 Waconia Chamber Scholarship! Out of 20 quality applicants, Schwob’s application rose to the top. He has great aspirations and is planning to attend St. John’s University to study Global Business. We wish him all the best and hope that this $1,000 scholarship helps to bring his dreams to fruition.
J. Carver Curbside Delivery/Takeout
Friday, June 5, 4:00-7:00PM
J. Carver Distillery-1320 Mill Lane, Waconia

Friday Feature Pop-Up Food Truck Event with Pizza Del Focolare TONIGHT! J. Carver Distillery will be offering curbside pickup from 4-7pm. Stop by if you’d like to purchase your favorite 375 ml of J. Carver spirits and cocktail kits including Slushies from Meteor Bar, Sharab Shrubs, and Minnesota Pure & Clear Ice. #supportlocal 

4th Batch of Hand Sanitizer Available! Individual spray bottles (not gallon jugs or gel) 8oz bottles ($6 each) and 4 oz bottles ($4 each). If your business is in need, please contact (Include business name, contact person, phone number and size & number bottles in order. Check payment only.) Order today!
Jeans & Gems Virtual Gala!
7:00PM, Friday, June 12

What are you waiting for? Register today for the amazing VIRTUAL event on Friday, June 12 benefiting the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Registration is free and easy and gives you access to:
-Silent auction items (opened June 10)
-Premier auction items
-Raffle prizes
-A LIVE gala program at 7pm on Friday, June 12
-An exciting announcement from SVABW
-A special guest during our live program, you don't want to miss this!!!
-A 40-minute "concert" streamed to your home after the event from Jeff Carver Music
Don't wait- register today- it's free!  
WHA Hockey Coaches Needed
Waconia Hockey Association is seeking coaches for the 2020-2021 hockey season! Applications are now being taken for individuals who are interested in helping create a safe and fun environment for youth to learn and develop in the game of hockey. Parent and Non-parent coaches are welcome to apply. Non-parent coaches are paid $4,000 per season for a Head Coach position and $1,500 a season for an Assistant Coach position.  Application can be found on the Waconia Hockey website
Questions? Please contact Roger Del Fiacco, Hockey Development Director
Get your Golf Swag!

gk2 promotions is happy to assist with any of your Chamber Golf Outing (or any other golf tournament) needs!
  • Golf balls, tees, and poker chip ball markers
  • Tents or company tents
  • Tee prizes/giveaways
  • Polo shirts or wearables
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Face masks
Get your order in for July delivery. See you at the Golf Scramble on July 29!
Chamber Golf Scramble-Sponsored by Cabinetworks Group
Monday, July 27
Island View Golf Club-7795 Laketown Pkwy, Waconia

We are very excited about the 14th annual Chamber Golf Scramble~ "Salute to Healthcare"!
This event is open to the community, so invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers. 
Summer Parking Downtown
On May 27, the Waconia City Council passed resolution 2020-124, which allows for expanded outdoor dining areas, including the use of parking spaces, for our local restaurants. To assist in rotating the limited parking spaces downtown, the downtown parking regulations will be enforced this summer. Most on-street parking spaces have a 90 minute limit. There are a few areas that have a 15 minute limit. Longer parking is allowed in the municipal parking lots downtown.

Please view the map below for more details on downtown parking regulations and be sure to pay attention to signage downtown which identifies what parking spaces have time limits. The City of Waconia appreciates your support of our local businesses as Waconia continues to safely reopen.  
Downtown Retail Space for Rent
8 W 1st St, Waconia
AVAILABLE NOW! Located right in the heart of beautiful, walkable downtown Waconia! 780 sq ft: office (16'x13') front retail (15'x25') plus bathroom, small storage space and back door. For more information contact Dick Weinzierl 612-205-0909 or , or Diann Weinzierl 612-735-8150 or  
Office Space for Rent
2,000 square feet office space for rent in Waconia.
Call Doug Johnson @ 952-442-2666.

Chamber Luncheon & Calendar

June Membership Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Location: Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Road, Waconia

Topic: Kellie says Good Bye and Thank You!
Also Meet Christine Fenner, new Chamber President!

In person - 50 people max - spaced according to CDC Guidelines 

Cost: $25per member, $40 per community member
RSVP by Monday, June 22 walk-ins will not be accepted

To streamline check-in at the event, we will not be accepting payment at the door. Please pay at registration or request to be invoiced.
Chamber Calendar-June 2020
JUNE 4 Coffee Connection 7:30-9:00 (Virtual Meeting) Sponsored by HomeTown Bank
JUNE 9 Tourism Committee 9:00-10:00AM Location: TBD
JUNE 10 Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 11:30AM-1:00PM @J. Carver Distillery
JUNE 11 Retail Committee Meeting 8:30-9:30AM @Willow Winds Gardens
JUNE 18 Ambassador Committee Meeting 8:45AM @Chamber Office
JUNE 25 Luncheon 11:30am-1:00PM @ Sovereign Estate Winery RSVP by Monday,
June, 22
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