Owatonna Needs Workforce Center
By Brad Meier, President/CEO
-Chamber testified at State legislative hearing this week to advocate for funding for workforce center in Owatonna. Thank you to Rep. John Petersburg for presenting the bill and lining up the testimony. Owatonna is the only city in MN with population over 20,000 that does NOT have a workforce center.
-Steele County Economic Relief Grant applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 12th.
Any business or non-profit located in Steele County and faced loses due to closure are eligible. Click HERE
to read grand guidelines and complete application.
-The historic mural at former Jerry's Restaurant found a new home last week at the Steele County Historical Society
. Thanks for supporting the project Viracon and Rocon. To those who worked behind the scenes to make it happen Tom Brick, Kellen Hinrichsen and many others--and the funders!
-Downtown Streetscape meetings were held last week with ISG, Inc. To keep up-to-date on the project and to view the presenation-Click HERE.
-Virtual "coffee and conversation" with Superintendent Elstad is scheduled for Friday, February 12th at 8:30 am. Hear an update on what's been happening with the school district. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 4 pm on Wednesday to receive the details.
-COVID-19 Vaccination - How will I know when I'm eligible and vaccine is available? Mayo Clinic Health System patients in Southeast MN will be contacted if they are eligible for the vaccine based on federal and state guidance. Learn more about vaccine eligibility notification by clicking HERE.