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Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019  

July Member Press Releases

-Federated Insurance named a 2019 Top Workplace by Star Tribune.
-Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest announces new DIstrict Manager.
-Little Theatre of Owatonna announces Sarah Foreman scholarship recipient.
-Owatonna Foundation summer hours announced.
-Profinium recognized 2019 Spring Community Service Award Recipient.  
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards 180 Gallons of paint.
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Small Town Grants.
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards 20,000 children's books.
-Steele County Republican Party announces upcoming forum.  

Ambassadors Recognize Owatonna Country Club Milestone

Ambassadors from Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism visited the Owatonna Country Club, 1991 Lemond Road in Owatonna to help celebrate their 100th Anniversary of the business. Pictured is Dan Jacott, General Manager and Julia Seykora, Director of Sales and Membership.  The Owatonna Country Club is private 18-hole golf course including fine dining, fitness room, pool and banquet facilities for weddings and special events.  

Connect with businesses at the Chamber Outing!

It’s time to sign up for the Chamber Golf Outing! Take this day as a networking and marketing opportunity or take a break from the daily grind. Sign up as a golfer or just come and socialize at dinner! Click here for more details.  

There are still opportunities to be a part of the Golf Outing, contact Emily at evolkmer@owatonna.org for sponsorship opportunities!   Can't golf?  Provide a door prize!

Webinar: How to Comply with New "Wage Theft" Law

A new state law passed the 2019 Legislature addressing what is commonly referred to as “wage theft”: shortchanging employee paychecks.

The new law’s increased notice and record-keeping requirements go into effect July 1, 2019. Criminal sanctions take effect Aug. 1, 2019. 

This prerecorded webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from experts and they will explain the enforcement and compliance of the law from both the regulatory and employer perspectives.   Click here to watch.

Hands-Free Law Effective August 1, 2019

The hands-free bill was signed by Gov. Tim Walz on April 12, 2019, and becomes law on Aug. 1, 2019. Check out the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for questions and penalties on the new hands-free law.  Click HERE for in-depth details.   

Chamber Update

  • Oak Avenue traffic signals to be removed this summer.  Click here to read more.
  • The OACCT Office will be closed on the 4th of July.  The Board of Directors and Staff wish you a Happy & Safe Independence Day.  Fireworks are 10pm at Steele Co Fair.

July Downtown Thursday July 11th

The event features another Owatonna Native, Travis Thamert!   “His new single "Midnight Air" is out and his career is beginning to shape into the next level.  Having climbed through a few key audition rounds on NBC The Voice, Thamert started drawing more attention at nearby watering holes where fans soon started falling for his deep voice and stage presence. 

Fun and musical groups in two spaces. Travis will be playing in the green space at 215 N. Cedar at 5:30PM and the Owatonna Community Band will be playing in Central Park at 7 PM.  Bring your friends and family.  Thank you to our main sponsor Jaguar Communications! 
HELP WANTED:   Want to volunteer an hour or 2 and help set up 2-4 PM or tear down 8:30-9:30PM?   Contact Shirley Schultz at the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism today,  sschultz@owatonna.org , or check out volunteerconnect.unitedwaysteelecounty.org.
The CAR SHOW is COMING, The CAR SHOW is COMING!  Thursday, Crazy Days, July 25th!  Bring your collectable ride & compete for the people’s choice!  4-7 PM on N. Cedar.  Share the news!!

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Feature a special offer, an upcoming event or company information--but it must be 50 words. The cost to participate is $50.

Owatonna 4th Fireworks Accepting Donations

With the 4th of July right around the corner, the Owatonna Chamber Foundation is accepting donations for the 2019 4th of July fireworks display starting at dusk at the Steele County Fair Grounds. Donations from 2019 will go towards Operatio $20K for 2020.  Please make your tax-deductible donation to the Owatonna Chamber Foundation, click here for a donation form. Come join in on the fun and support the 4th of July Fireworks!   
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