Meet 2 New Business Members
Meet 2 New Business Members
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December Press Releases

-Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) announces upcoming auditions for Blithe Spirit
-Marco named Official Business IT Partner of the Big Ten Conference
-Marco donated $15,000 to 15 schools nationwide to help alleviate child hunger
-Marco Names Akervik as Chief Operating Officer
-Owatonna Foundation attends OHS College and Career Day 
-Owatonna Foundation receives Thank You from Owatonna Fire Department for grant
-Owatonna Foundation partnering with Turtle Creek Nursery on Christmas Tree Sales
-Owatonna Foundation Awards Nontraditional Scholarships
-Owatonna Public Schools held World's Best Workforce Annual Meeting
-Owatonna Public Schools Superintendent Shares State of the District
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation announces new AmeriCorp LEAP cohort

MindBody Coach & Massage Therapist

Ambassadors visit with Carrin Kath LLC; 130 E Vine, in Owatonna, to welcome her as a new member. Carrin Kath is the owner. Carrin is here to help you understand the body-mind connection, decrease your chronic pain, and build stress resilience. She is a EFT practitioner, BodyMind coach and massage therapist.

New Video Production Business Joins Chamber

Ambassadors visit with Media Core; 2660 Superior Dr, in Rochester, to welcome them as a new member. Jimmy Warren is the area Account Manager and Kaleb Hamlin is the area Sales Account Specialist. Media Core is a full-service video production company that helps businesses create captivating content, engage the right people, and drive sales. They specialize in brand story, testimonial and recruitment video along with tv commercials.
Construction activitiy is winding down and no more major work is planned.  Watch for additional updates prior to working taking place in the spring 2022.

Construction Activity Winding Down

200 Block of N. Cedar
  • If weather permits, limestone curb and pavers will continue to be placed within the boulevard
  • Electrical pedestal installation will continue

New Workplace Habits Learned by Working From Home

As pandemic restrictions lift and people return to the office, which new habits are they bringing with them? While trends like working in your pajamas are probably not making the journey from the home office to the "real office," other strategies make many workers much more productive.
We've talked to several people who are taking their work-from-home strategies back to the office and enjoying greater peace of mind. Full Blog HERE.

For High Skill, High Value Jobs, Working from Home Doesn't Work

While many people discovered that they could complete their jobs through working from home or flex time, not everyone had the same results. Those in high-skilled, collaborative roles may do better with in-person collaboration with teams, for which regular Zoom meetings can't achieve the same results. Full Blog Story HERE.
2021 Holiday Lighted Parade Winner goes to Above & Beyond Abilities 

2021 Holiday Float Award Goes to Frozen

The 2021 Lighted Holiday Parade last week was a hit!  An estimation of 4,000 attendees lined the new Cedar Street and enjoyed 65 amazing floats and topped the event off with hot apple cider and cookies sponsored by RE/MAX Venture and finally a ensamble of Christmas songs by the OHS Carolers. 

50 Words for $50

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

New Certificate Program Offered

Riverland Community College will be offering a new Construction Management certificate program in Owatonna starting January 10! Course topics include management, plan reading and creation, methods and materials, estimating, contracts, scheduling, and more. Classwork is online with a few evening meetings per month. Perfect for employees. Learn more at

Welcome Office Support Manager

Welcome to our newest employee Mary Jo Robbins who started with the Chamber on November 29th. 
She will responsible for office support, answering phones, welcoming visitors and filling gift certificate orders.  Welcome to the team Mary Jo!  You can reach her at  

Local Dollars Keep Owatonna Growing

Chamber Dollars are great ways to reward employees and keep dollars local.  Good at any chamber member business.   
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