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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Additional Grants for Small Business

With CARES Act allocations of dollars to the City of Owatonna ($1.9M) and Steele County ($4.4M) we are anticipating another round of small business grants, this time through our local units of government.  Both City and County will reimburse their Covid-19 costs then implement the business grants.  
Watch for details on how to apply as soon as they're available.  

July After Hours Outdoors, In Person 

Join Mineral Springs Brewery as they host the July Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 28th starting at 5:30 pm; 111 N. Walnut, Owatonna.  
Safety precautions will be in place including:
  • If event is unable to be held outdoors, it will be rescheduled
  • Registration tables: 6ft Distancing at check in
  • Chamber & MSB staff will be wearing face coverings (encouraged for participants)
  • Distancing reminder signage will be posted
  • Sanitizer will be available at tables
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home

Initiative Raises & Gives $91,300 to Small Businesses 

Program funds have been awarded to 43 businesses.  Monetary grants are on hold pending additional contributions (In Kind still available-check website for updates).  The sixth round of grant applications were awarded this week:  Jumpstart Owatonna Grants/In Kind Awarded to: Bellebrook Boutique, Central Park Framing & Finds, Holland Family Dental, Magic Ten Nails, Pure Elements Salon, Urban Loft and Vegas Nails
Special Thanks to the Jumpstart Owatonna Core Committee who have worked tirelessly on this project since the middle of April: Tom Peterson, Climate by Design International; Peng Olson, Federated Insurance; Seth Madole, Viracon; Paul Smith, Federated Insurance; Ginny Bergerson; Tanya Hensen, Hat Chic Clothing Co.; Roger Warehime, OPU; and Matt Gillard, RE/MAX Venture.  
Thank You Title Sponsor

Golfers, Sponsors Filling up Chamber Golf Outing 

Chamber annual golf outing is Thursday, August 6th at the Owatonna Country Club.
Safety precautions are planned to make this a fun, safe event. 

Welcome Irish Eyes Studio

Ambassadors visit with Irish Eyes Studio; 320 N Cedar, in Owatonna, to welcome Shawn McCarthy as a new member. Irish Eyes Studio is a Family friendly tattoo and piercing shop serving Owatonna and Southern Minnesota with open hours of 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  

Welcome Begin Again: Health and Wellbeing, LLC

Ambassadors visit with Begin Again: Health and Wellbeing, LLC; 516 N Cedar ST, in Owatonna, to welcome Dawn Ritter as a new member. Your Nurse Practitioner for: Healing the underlying cause of illness, health and wellness exams, lifestyle medicine and whole food nutrition. Call for an appointment today at 507-676-7308.  

Welcome Honest 1 Auto Care!

Ambassadors visit with Honest 1 Auto Care; 1125 South Oak AVE in Owatonna, to welcome owner Troy Garris as a new member. Honest 1 Auto Care Owatonna, MN is one of the only national eco-friendly auto repair facilities. As a locally owned and operated company we offer prompt service with no hidden costs or fees. We are open and here to support our communities M – F; 7 am – 6 pm and Saturday 8 am – 3 pm.  
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.  

Sneeze Guards Available!

Gandy & Viracon are providing sneeze guards to Owatonna area businesses at a reduced price. 
• Durable frame.
• 23.5” wide by 32” tall plastic window.
• Standard 6” pass-through at bottom.
• $75 + tax for Owatonna area business use.  Read more here!
Please call 507-413-0929 or e-mail for information.

Sidewalk Sales in Downtown Owatonna Thursday-Saturday!  

The Owatonna Business Partnership invite you to an old fashioned sidewalk sale as downtown boutiques and retailers will have wares on tables outside their storefronts. 
Some shops have already started their seasonal sales.  Drop in when stopping downtown this Thursday to attend this weeks concert series in the park 7 @ 7 PM (Ditch Creek Dixies).  Grab a bite to eat from a local eatery and scoop up some bargains!  Many of the shops are open later on Thursdays. Just some of the participating businesses are listed at the time of print.  
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