Viracon New President
Viracon New President
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Labor Shortages-How's It Impacting You?

Every sector of business in the community has a "Help Wanted" sign in the window.  Please take a quick 5-minute survey on the labor challenges you are experiencing in your business.  The information will help the Chamber understand the extent of the problems and identify solutions. Please complete by Friday, June 25th.

Culligan ULTRAPURE Sponsors After Hours Next Week at Foremost

Join the chamber and member business Culligan ULTRAPURE on Tuesday, June 22nd for After Hours starting at 5:30 pm. All members are invited to participate, no pre-registration required.  Event program to begin at 6 pm and drawing amount is at $150 in chamber dollars!  **Note:  Location will be at Foremost Brewing Cooperative, 131 W. Broadway, Owatonna.  See you there!

Lawmakers Start Session; Trying to Avoid Shut Down

The biggest news so far from the special session of the Minnesota legislature is an agreement for an 'off ramp' on the eviction moratorium.  This agreement would provide for phase in options for landlords to evict tennant who don't pay.  
Nick Longman

Viracon Leadership Change

Recent changes at Viracon when Kelly Schuller announced he was leaving the company after 10 years as its president.  The new president listed on the Viracon website identifies Nick Longman has been named president this month. 

Fitness YPro Activity this Thursday

Join us for a Fitness Event - Bean Bag Tournament at Jaycee Park on Thursday, June 17th from 5 - 7 pm. Tournament play will begin at 5:15 pm at Jaycee Park pavilion. 

Cost is free to passholders and non-passholders. 

Committee will plan on doing a blind drawing for teams at the park. Tournament will be done by 6:30 pm, Prizes will be a couple of Old Town Bagels or SpareTime certificates.  Snacks will be provided & bring your own beverage.  

Interactive Parking Map Created for Summer Projects Downtown

Streetscape work on N. Cedar Avenue will beging on June 21st on the 300 block.  An interactive parking map is available to assist during the project.
Additional promotion and details can be found here.
Partial sidewalk areas will remain in place while the initial work is performed. 

'Big Cup' New Format and Fun 

The golf committee is planning the first ever 'Chamber Big Cup'.   Big Cup doubles the size of the cup (except on Par 3's).  Your golf game just got better!
Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at the Owatonna Country Club.  Registration at 9 am, shotgun start at 10 am.   
Click HERE to view the registration form or sign up your team online by clicking HERE.  

Retailers-This Event is For You

The Owatonna Chamber has partnered with our friends at the MN Retailers Association to bring you this event. There's never been a better time for retailers and their partners to convert to the Circular Economy.  Learn the critical ways that circular economy systems can drive sales, profit, and loyalty in your retail business, all while saving the earth!  
Sign up for this FREE virtual event on Tuesday, June 22nd from 10:00 am - 10:45 am.  Connection information will be sent 24 hours before the event.  

Retirements Ahead

Congratulations to Del Point former Chamber Board member and Ambassador who will be retiring from Hillyard after 40 years of service.  
Best of Luck to Carla Brady, MainStreet volunteer,  who is retiring from U.S. Bank after 20 years of service.  

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