New Aviation Option for Owatonna
New Aviation Option for Owatonna
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Downtown Thursday Attracts Larger Numbers to Area

With no exact way to calculate attendance, it was clear the turnout for July's event surpassed the numbers from June.  
Larger number of vendors and great music were the key to another successful event.

Owatonna's Unemployment Hits 10 year Low

At its lowest point in more than a decade, Owatonna's unemployment rate is at a miniscule 1.7%.  Steele county sits at 1.6%.  This is the second month in a row of this low percentage of unemployed and stands as a low mark for well over a decade according to MN DEED's data Unemployment is tracked based on job seekers who can't find work.  
According to a report recently provided by Spherion, there are over 2,600 job postings in Steele County right now.

Employer Workforce Meeting Thursday

The SteeleCoWorks quarterly employer meeting is this Thursday, July 14th at 8:30a at Owatonna Public Utilities Morehouse meeting room.  All employers are invited to learn about how the program is connecting businesses with students for job shadows, tours, internships, and work experience.  The meeting will last 1 hour-please join us!  You are welcome to just show up or can email Megan Horton.

Satisfaction vs Loyalty:How to Turn Customers into Promoters

Maybe you’ve heard the value of word-of-mouth advertising; according to Nielsen ratings, 92% of consumers trust their friends’ and family’s recommendation over traditional advertising. That doesn’t mean you can simply sit back and assume that the quality of your product is so much better than your competition’s that customers will be raving about it to their friends without any extra effort on your part.  FULL STORY

Owatonna to Invest in Future Growth

A groundbreaking event was held July 8 to kick off construction on Owatonna’s Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion at 1110 Industrial Road in Owatonna.  The expansion of the plant positions the community for future growth without further watershed degradation. Rice Lake Construction Group will construct the new plant and Nero Engineering will provide engineering services. The project is expected to be completed in late 2024.  

Vegas Theme Event Nears Sell Out

There is room for 2 more foursome teams in the OACCT Annual Golf Event!  Viva Las Vegas is the theme this year and as you know, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, so you do not want to miss out!

Tuesday August 2nd. 10 a.m. Shot gun start. 4-person Big Cup Scramble Tournament.  Registration link is closed, so email Julia to get one of the last spots.  

Growth Series to Focus on Key Business Priorities

Season 2 of the Chamber Growth Breakfast Series kicks off on September 15th!  This series brings together business leaders for dynamic speakers and discussion on important topics like legislative decisions, workforce, and economic development.  
Also sponsorships are available to increase your business visibility.   Thank you for your consideration!  

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 Business Aviation Option in Owatonna 

Join Chamber members on Thursday, July 21st to see the latest option for business travel in Owatonna.  Come to the Owatonna Degner Regional airport between 2-5pm to learn more.
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