After Hours Tonight at Torey's
After Hours Tonight at Torey's
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
SEE Community Bank Owatonna's work on PPP Loans below!

Torey's Hosts After Hours Tonight

Join the chamber and member restaurant Torey's Restaurant & Bar at Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 23rd at 5:30pm (upper level).  All members invited to participate, no pre-registration required.  Program to begin at 6pm and the drawing amount is at $550!

Where's the Plan That Strikes the Right Balance?

As the number of positive cases decline, hospital capacity increases and more Minnesotans are vaccinated, it is time for a transparent plan to reopen our economy that Minnesota businesses, their employees and customers can rely on – rather than an indefinite pause that suspends economic recovery. Many other states have done this. Detailed plans have been developed and include achieving certain health-based metrics, dates, or other milestones in order to trigger reopening. This type of approach has been lacking here in Minnesota.  Read Full Post From Doug Loon, President MN Chamber.

Advantage Cabinets - Quality Custom Cabinetry in Owatonna

Advantage Cabinets, Inc. was founded in 1990.  After working as an installer and counter-top builder for Advantage Cabinets, Scott Kubicek purchased the business in January of 1996.  In July of 1996, a new building was built, and the business was moved to its current location in the Industrial Park of Owatonna.  Since relocating the business, they have made two additions to bring the building to its current size of 14,000 square feet and now employ a staff of 20. Full blog story HERE.
During the 2021 Annual meeting Costco Depot, Sr. Vice President of Depot Operations & Traffic-John Thelan shared more about the business and building in Owatona. Click image (8:25)

Since 1974, Owatonna & US Chamber Accreditation

-The Public Policy Committee of the Chamber of Commerce is committed to attending 90% of City Council and Steele County Commissioner meetings in person or virtually.  Would you like to be part of the committee that monitors, influences and reports on issues affecting business at the city, county, state and federal issues? Contact
-The Chamber is in the process of submitting the U.S. Chamber Reaccreditation application which means that our chamber of commerce is recognized as offering quality programs, practicing sound organizational procedures, effective communications and reliability contributing to positive change in the community. This is valid for a five year period and we are rated a 5-Star Chamber, the highest honor that is awarded.  
-Steele County to address substandard and low vertical clearances.  Read more HERE.

Don't miss out on this GREAT marketing education conference opportunity for anyone in hospitality!  

Presenting Hospitality Minnesota's Marketing and Communications Conference: Making Your Brand's Story Shine. This is a series of Marketing and Communications tips and tricks designed to give your business a boost. This series is ideal for leaders in Hospitality Management who are tasked with adding marketing and communications to their roles, and is designed to clarify, assist, and inspire those who aren't sure what mar/comms entails.
Hospitality MN created a seven-part series designed to give you a grounding in Marketing and Communications principles.

 Social Media: Learn best practices for how/when to post, and what to expect to nurture engagement.
Story Telling:  Unlocking your brand's unique story. Learning how to use storytelling in your mar/comm efforts.
Time Management: Tips and tricks on building your very own marketing/communications calendar on a limited time, experience, and budget.
Posting: We'll walk you through the top platforms and give you the best practices for how/when to post, and what to expect to nurture engagement.
Analytics: We'll show you how to manage your Google search results, optimize your SEO and pick which KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) you should be watching on a monthly basis.
Networking: How to work with Explore Minnesota and Destination Marketing Organizations to expand your reach.
Click HERE for more details 
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.  


Apply Today – Deadline March 31!
Community Bank Owatonna is participating in the SBA PPP loan program for small businesses.  No matter where you bank, we will help!  Visit our website at for more information and applications, or call (507) 455-2265 and ask for Steve, Jeff, or Tim.  Member FDIC.
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