Chamber Newsletter
March 2021
Oh… but it does matter.
Your voice needs to be heard and we are learning more and more how it makes a difference in St Paul.
You may see me offer up links and emails from time to time to reach out to legislators who are making big decisions on various laws that affect your business. I know many times you have simply deleted the email and moved on. That’s okay, but let me share…. Your voice matters.
Senator Newman and Representatives Urdahl and Gruenhagen are our representatives at the state level. They are our collective voice. Say all you want about politics, about he said, and he said…. Your stories from your business, the statistics and numbers you share with them, help paint a stronger picture for a vote one way or the other.
This past year, we have time and time again heard from MN Chamber staff, and our legislators… your stories help them create relief for businesses like yours, stand for those who are too timid to speak and share their stories. During this time of COVID, YOUR legislators need to protect YOUR business. They can only do so, if they know you need support.
Instead of going on and on about it, I am going to just leave these contacts here for you.
Consider sharing your thoughts on a myriad of conversations happening right now in St. Paul.
PPP tax relief, cost efficient energy, affordable health care, benefit flexibility for employers… the list goes on and on.
Sen. Scott Newman
Representative Dean Urdahl 18A
651-296-4344 or 800-920-5861
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen 18B
651-296-4229 or 800-341-0510
Arts & Crafts Applications

We are very excited to announce that our 47th Annual Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival is on the calendar! Hutchinson Arts & Crafts festival is filled with talented artists/vendor from across the United States. We hope that you will be able to join us this year!

Friday, September 17th – Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Click here to review festival guidelines and/or print a copy of the application. For any questions, please contact the Chamber at 

Ambassador Ribbon Cutting- February
The Hutchinson Ambassadors serve as the welcoming and social arm of the Hutchinson Chamber by actively supporting and promoting Hutchinson and its surrounding business community.
The Ambassador’s Facebook page is a great place to see photos of all the visits and other special events hosted by the Ambassadors.
You may have seen our Ambassadors around town – you can recognize them by their blue shirts and friendly smiles. They welcome new business openings, as well as, celebrate business renovations and milestones with an Ambassador Business Visit.
February’s Ambassador Business Visits:
  • Adara Home Health (Remodel)
  • BG Jewelers
  • Dostal CPA Tax & Consulting
  • Prince of Peace Retirement Living's (Newest Building)
  • Mindfully Heading
  • NorthStar Counseling Center (New building)
  • Vita Nova Therapeutic Massage

Chamber Check in Friday
What is Chamber Check In Friday?

It is the perfect COVID friendly networking opportunity to attend until our regular business connections are back in full swing. Chamber Check in Friday occur on the first Friday of each month. During this zoom you will learn what's new in Hutchinson, share your business update, network AND have the chance to win a local business gift card!

Our next Chamber Check In will be March 5th @7:30am.

-All you need to do is register and we'll see you there!
Utilize your membership to it's fullest potential
Hutchinson Chamber Hot deal? Why did I receive a Hot Deal from the Hutchinson Chamber?

Are you running any specials for your business? Maybe you are a retail store with a buy-one-get-one offer, or a service provider that’s offering discounted rates.

You are able to post these events on to gain exposure to our wide audience. When you post a Hot Deal, an email is sent out to Chamber Members with details you created about deal. This benefit is included with your Chamber Membership!

Click here for instructions to create one today!
New & Renewing Members

Warmest Welcome

Thank You to the following members for continuing their Membership as a February renewal
  • B & B Sports of Hutchinson
  • Bergmann Interiors, LLC
  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
  • Carly's Shoes
  • Crow River Glass
  • Crow River Wheelers Inc
  • Edward Jones- Michelle Redding
  • Edward Jones- Nick Pederson
  • Fun Sports of Hutchinson
  • Genesis Salon & Enso Spa, LLC
  • H Fit 360
  • Hansen Gravel, Inc.
  • Harmony River Living Center
  • Hjerpe Contracting, Inc.
  • Hutchinson Kiwanis Club
  • Hutchinson Theatre Company
  • Jeff Stamer Farms Partnership
  • Legend Companies
  • Little Crow Archery Club
  • McLeod County Fairgrounds
  • Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP
  • Networking Referral Group Inc.
  • Piehl, Hanson, Beckman, P.A.
  • Plumbing & Heating by Craig
  • Sheila Murphy
  • State Farm Insurance - Steve Kropp
  • Rainy Water Conditioning, Inc.
  • TDK Hutchinson Technology Inc.
  • The Hutchinson Leader
  • The Paint Factory
  • Today's Women of Hutchinson
  • Uponor
  • Virgil Voigt, DVM

2021 Tourism Marketing Grant
Grant applications are due by March 1, 2021! TODAY!

Since 2013, the Chamber has enjoyed granting money to events held in Hutchinson hosted by nonprofits and for-profits. These grants help cover the expense of marketing that covers a radius outside the Hutchinson area for the event. These events help the Chamber bring more people to our beautiful and welcoming community – there really is #MuchInHutch!

Tell your friends, co-workers, committees, and organizations about the Chamber’s Tourism Marketing Grant. We love to help events as they help us and increase the traffic and awesomeness of Hutchinson!

Business of the Month
Iron Jungle CrossFit has been a part of the Hutchinson area since November 2014 and is located on Hwy 7 E.

At Iron Jungle CrossFit they strive to empower and equip everyone from the weekend warrior, the stay-at-home parent, the fitness junky, and most importantly, the everyday person wondering “how did I get this out of shape”. They want to help you MOVE, LEARN and CONNECT so that you have the tools needed to get more out of life. 
*CrossFit can be utilized to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance.
A few of the services currently offered are small-group class training with knowledgeable and credentialed coaches, nutritional support, breathwork, Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) training, and of course access to the one of the most supportive networks of others sharing common attitudes, interests and goals in the Hutchinson area.
The FUN is in the community. The MAGIC is in the movement. The rest of your LIFE is waiting for you to EXPLORE.

Interested in Sponsoring Dairy Day? Sponsorship form.
Are you under 40 and looking for a professional group to be apart of? Look no further... PULSE is here.

PULSE is a group of Professionals Under 40, Leading, Socializing, and Educating. This group hosts monthly lunch & learn events and holds four social events throughout the year.

Wondering how to have your business displayed here? Call Cegi at the Chamber to have yours placed next month!