D.E.A.R. Hunting in Waconia!
Divas Enjoy Awesome Retail
November 9, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Join the hunt! Call your girlfriends, sisters, and "hunting buddies" and plan to spend the day (or weekend) out and about in Waconia.
Congratulations Scarecrow Tour Winners!
There were so many wonderful creations around town. We hope you all took the time to tour and enjoy them all!
Grand Prize Winner
"Freedom"
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People's Choice Award
"Dia de los Muertos"
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W hile in Paris


by Kellie Sites, President
When you fly to and from Europe, you get lots of time to think… and watch movies and Linked In learning, and how to cook… and watch the Derry Girls.  I love to travel so much!  Before I left for Europe, I attended a women’s retreat which featured a few videos from Brene Brown.  One of the things she’s been talking about, and we talked about at the retreat was being in the arena.
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Welcome New Chamber Member
La Colonia Learning Center
Kim & Helton Castillo

1264 Crosswinds Way
Waconia, MN 55387
952-217-3222

Spanish Education Child Care
Open House-Nov. 2 & 3 (See website for details)
Chamber Ambassador Visits
Bradley Security

Primary Contact: Josh Olson, Owner
8637 Ideal Ave
Glencoe, MN 55336
866-9BRADLEY (927-2353)

Bradley Security has been a family owned and run company for over 30 years. They can cover all your security needs-locks, surveillance, locksmithing and smart home security. They also offer home & business automation with smart outlets, monitoring and more. Give them a call for a home or business evaluation.
Ribbon Cuttings
Hearing Life

Primary Contact: Debra Miller, Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
542 S Elm St
Waconia, MN 55387
952-442-6370

Hearing Life, formerly Avada, has over 500 locations nationwide. In Waconia they offer complimentary hearing assessments, education and full service hearing care-plus free batteries for life. They offer care for people 19 years and up and their professional atmosphere can help you find the perfect accessory for you and your lifestyle. Did you know that bananas can help improve your hearing health? Stop in their clinic any time-walk ins welcome!
Waconia Women's Health

Primary Contact: Stephanie Braunwarth, owner
133 W 1st St
Waconia, MN 55387
952-442-5545

The Chamber Ambassadors were happy to welcome Waconia Women's Health to their new location on 1st Street. Stephanie and her husband, Jed, had a vision and executed it wonderfully. They have done an amazing makeover to that building to make it a modern, serene and welcoming space. WWH uses acupuncture to treat many women's health concerns including fertility, pain management and other conditions. They also offer cosmetic acupuncture. They also have room for individual offices downstairs. Let them know if you are interested in a single office space. Congratulations to Waconia Women's Health!
Member News and Happenings
November Coffee Connection
Thursday, November 7, 7:30-9:00AM
New Perspective Senior Living-500 S Cherry St, Waconia

A Chamber member favorite. Follow up on connections and make new ones. Open house format. Stop in for as long as your schedule allows. Coffee and a breakfast snack will be served.
Mackenthun's Job Fair
Friday, November 1, 4:00-7:00PM, November 2, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Mackenthun's Fine Foods-851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia

Hiring All Departments plus Seasonal PT Help. 
Some benefits include: 
- flexible schedule
- employee discount
- part-time or full-time
- work in a community oriented business
- work close to home
- work with your friends
- career growth opportunities
Bring a Friend!
Pizza & a Song at Sovereign Estate
Fridays & Saturdays in November, 5:00-9:00PM
Sovereign Estate Winery-9950 North Shore Rd, Waconia
 
Sovereign Estate invites you to join them in the Willow Room for Pizza & a Song (and of course Wine)! Featuring piano & vocals by the inimitable Craig T Olson.
November 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16.

The Spirit of Winter-Festival of Lights
Fridays-Saturdays, November 22 through January 5, 4:00-9:00PM

Tickets on sale now.
The Man in Black
Sunday, November 3, 5:00PM
St John's UCC (Bongards)-12984 Cty Rd 51, Norwood Young America

A special worship service based on the music, poetry & spirituality of Johnny Cash. 
Led by Christian Nielsen. 5:00PM Service, 6:00PM Dinner followed by Cash Sing-a-Long.
Emmer Town Hall
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00-8:00PM
Waconia City Hall-201 S Vine St
Stuff a Truck
Friday, October 4-Thursday, November 7
Mackenthun's Fine Foods-851 Marketplace Dr, Waconia

Mackenthun's Fine Foods is organizing its 16th Annual Food Drive to support the local food shelves. Since 2003, Mackenthun's has collected over 300,000 pounds of food with support from the Community! The annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive benefits the Waconia United, Southwest Carver (NYA) and Watertown Friends for Life food shelves.
The food collected comes at a crucial time, as the food shelves are preparing for the coming Winter/Holiday season. If you are looking to get involved, contact Bethany Mackenthun.
4th Annual Veterans Dinner
Thursday, November 7, 5:00PM
Mayer Lutheran High School Field House

Purchase your ticket now to enjoy social hour, prime rib dinner and  Letters From Home  live entertainment. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial-Laketown Associates. All proceeds benefit the Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry. 
Cost: $60/ticket Get your ticket at Thrivent Financial in Waconia (129 W Main St, 952-442-2169)
Waconia Veterans Day Dinner
Friday, November 8, 6:00PM
American Legion Post 150-233 S Olive St, Waconia

The Waconia American Legion Post 150 is hosting a Veterans Day Dinner to honor our nation’s veterans on Friday November 8 th . Paul Melchert will be the featured speaker.
A social hour begins at 6:00 pm and the dinner of chicken or meatballs starts at 7:00pm.
Tickets are available in advance at the Legion Post or at the door at a cost of $15.00
Laketown Ninja Course Coming Soon!
Monday, November 18
Laketown Gymnastics 654 Industrial Blvd, Waconia
 
Have you heard the great news?! Laketown Gymnastics is adding a Ninja Warrior course and is so excited to offer this new program to their friends in the community, both young & old! Sign up today - spots are going quick and the first Ninja session starts 11/18/2019! Visit www.laketowngym.org/ninja for more information!
BeautiFALL Sale
Now through November 16
Bergmann Interiors-7416 80th St, Glencoe
 
Now until November 16, Bergmann Interiors is offering up to 24 month financing on select Shaw Floors products (based on credit approval). Whether you need hardwood, carpet, laminate or luxury vinyl flooring, they have the perfect flooring for you. Call today for your FREE in home or studio consultation 952-442-5542
WYP-Waconia Young Professionals-2 dates in November!
Monday, November 11, 5:00-7:00PM
The Saloon-16 Elm St S, Waconia

Sunday, November 17, 11:00AM-3:00PM Vikings Watch Party!
The Garage Bar & Bowl-16 W 1st, Waconia
 
Network with business professionals 21 - 39 years old.  Meet up for casual conversation and get to know someone better! Food and beverage on your own.
Poinsettia Sale
Now Through November 15
 
Order your poinsettias now to support the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Choose from red, white or pink-8" potted plant with 8-10 flowers (2 plants in each pot). A portion of each sale goes to help save lives. Not a plant person? Order a virtual poinsettia and 100% of the profit goes to SVABW! 
Cost: $25 + FREE Delivery
Welcome Neighbor Opportunity
Are you interested in reaching folks that are new to the community? Welcome Neighbor has been greeting new residents to Waconia and the surrounding communities for 32 years. They personally welcome new residents with a welcome packet full of local community information along with certificates and brochures for local businesses. Welcome Neighbor is a great place for businesses to reach out to new homeowners who are looking for places to shop, dine, find services, and do business. Check out their website at  www.welcomeneighbormn.com.
SAVE THE DATE- CHAMBER HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Monday, December 16, 4:00-8:00PM
Twin Cities Orthopedic Therapy & Sports Performance Center-820 Village Way, Waconia

Details coming soon. Watch for your invitation!
Chamber Luncheon & Calendar
Chamber Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, November 21, 2019
11:30AM-1:00PM

Location: Lola's Lakehouse
318 E Lake St, Waconia


Recruit-Engage-Retain
Guest Speaker: Steve Curtis, Business Development Manager
Express Employment Professionals

Bring your questions, success and failures to share!


Cost: $25/members, $40/not-yet-members

 RSVP Required by Monday, November 18, 2019
Please select your meal preference when registering!

To streamline check in at the event, we ask that members register and pay HERE.
Please note: Non-members must contact the chamber to register.

Call or email to register cgesinger@destinationwaconia.org
952-442-5812

All forms of payment will be accepted the day of the event.
Chamber Calendar-November 2019
NOV 6 Career Exploration Fair @ Waconia High School
NOV 7 Coffee Connection 7:30-9:00AM @ New Persepctive Senior Living
(500 S Cherry St, Waconia)
NOV 9 D.E.A.R. Divas Enjoy Awesome Retail Shopping & dining at
participating businesses all over town
NOV 11 WYP Meeting 5:00-7:00PM @The Saloon (16 S Elm St)
NOV 13 Board of Directors Meeting 11:30AM-1:00PM @City Hall, Maple Conference
Room
NOV 14 Retail Committee Meeting 8:00-9:30AM @ Maple Conference Room City Hall
(201 S Vine St)
NOV 17 WYP Meeting 11:00AM-3:00PM @ The Garage Bar & Bowl (16 W 1st St)
Vikings Watch Party
NOV 21 Ambassador Meeting 8:45AM @ Chamber Office (209 S Vine St)
NOV 21 Monthly Luncheon 11:30 @ Lola's Lakehouse (318 E Lake St)
NOV 29 Community Tree Lighting 6:00PM @ City Square Park
Chamber Newsletter Is a publication of the
Waconia Chamber of Commerce 
952-442-5812