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Tuesday, March 5, 2019  

March Press Releases

-Ameriprise Financial- Brandon Wayne has qualified for the company's Circle of Success annual recognition and will be honored for this achievement in 2019.  
-Ameriprise Financial-Tom Dufresne has qualified for the company's CIrcle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2019.  
-Climate by Design International (CDI) is pleased to announce that Reuben Flesner has been promoted to Design Engineer Manager. 
-Little Theatre of Owatona announced cast for LTO's spring production of 'Farce of Habit'.
-Little Theatre of Owatonna is seeking eligible candidates for its thirteenth Sarah Foreman Memorial Post-Secondary Scholarship.
-Manke's Outdoor Equipment & Appliances announce they recently became a dealer for Big Green Eggs.  
-Owatonna Foundation awards Traditional and Nontraditional Scholarships plus June A and Melanie Nelson Scholarship for Women.  
-Riverland Community College Men's Basketball Coach Derek Hahn earns Coach of the Year Award; four Blue Devils players make MCAC All-Southern Division Team.
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundaton (SMIF) is seeking applications free business coaching for minority-owned businesses.  
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) seeking applications for Early Childhood Literacy Grants.  
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) in partnership with local Ace Hardware stores offer free paint for community projects.  
-Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) selects five communities to address child care shortage.  
-Steele County Historical Society will celebrate National Women's History Month with HERstory: Women in Politics presented by Lori Sturdevant.
-Steele County Historical Society will host a fundraising event featuring Garrison Keillor. 
-Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity announces Women Build Week , March 5 - 9, 2019.  
-U.S. Bancorp Investments, an affiliate of U.S. Bank, announced that Jessica Durand has joined U.S. Bancorp Investments as a Wealth Managment Advisor.   

New Location

Ambassadors of the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism visited Spherion Staffing Services at their new location, 134 E Vine ST, STE 1, Owatonna.  Since 1946, Spherion has been offering companies a unique combination of personalized customer service backed by the resources, knowledge and geographic breadth of a $2 billion dollar workforce leader. 

New Location

The OACCT Ambassadors visited Young Life at their new location at 602 Hoffman DR, Owatonna. Young Life is a Christian outreach to junior and senior high school kids. Based on caring friendships with adults, activities include weekly large and small group meetings and a variety of camping opportunities.  

Owatonna News

By: Brad Meier, President, OACCT 
  • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY: Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center will proceed as planned because the legislature and Governor Walz approved the technical correction.  
  • Thank you to Senator Jasinski and Representative Petersburg on their work getting the Hwy 14 fix through the Senate and House!
  • The 2019 Chamber Door Decal will be mailed within the next week. Display it proudly on your door or window to let the community know you are an active supporter and member of the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. 
  • It is important to invest in the state's future for workforce, infrastructure and quality of life for Minnesota families.  However, Governor Walz budget proposal puts a heavy burden on business.  Click below to watch video by Beth Kadoun, Vice President, Tax & Fiscal Poliy from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.   

How's The Workforce Initative Progressing?

Workforce Coordinator Anisha Zak talks with a couple students to share how we are getting students a plan for after graduation and exposure to great jobs and careers locally.

Guess how many people visited Minnesota last year?

Explore Minnesota has produced a new video called Tourism Works highlighting the value and economic impact of tourism in Minnesota.
The video represents many different sectors of the tourism industry and geographic areas of the state, and helps demonstrate the significant direct and indirect contributions that tourism makes through jobs, revenue and quality of life.

Tourism and the Economy Fact Sheet

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Feature a special offer, an upcoming event or company information--but it must be 50 words. The cost to participate is $50.
Send your 50 words and business logo to rguthier@owatonna.org and we will take care of the rest!
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