7 Member Announcements
7 Member Announcements
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August Member Press Releases

- Federated Challenge raises a record-breaking $3,876,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters
-Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) announces auditions for next production
-Spherion Staffing & Recruiting awards local high school graduate with scholarship
-Steele County annouces Havana Road closure
-TownSquare Media announces new Team Members
-United Prarie Bank Nationally Ranked in Ag Lending

Chamber Golf Supports Key Initiatives

A full field of golfers and full list of sponsors will hit the Owatonna Country Club today to support the business community's initiatives on workforce, economic development and much more. 60+ businesses will participate in the event.
Thanks to Culligan ULTRAPURE title sponsor!

Chamber & Ambassador Celebration at Downtown Thursday Event

Stop by the Chamber & Ambassador booth Downtown Thursday event on August 4th from 5 - 8:30 pm and help us celebrate 75 years as a chamber and 50 years of the ambassadors.  Visit with staff, board of directors and Ambassadors! Memorabilia will be on display along with a small token of remembrance.  
45 Things to do at Downtown Thursday-August 4th
Join us this Thursday, August 4th for our last Downtown Thursday of Summer 2022!  Check out the strong finish with 3 bands, 12 food vendors, 30 booths, not to mention local restaurants, stores and even some surprises!  
For a map of participants, please check out our website at Downtown Thursdays | Owatonna Area Chamber Of Commerce & Tourism
Construction Progress
There is light at the end of Cedar Ave! The recent installation of lights, tables and planters have really given a glimpse of what the downtown is going to look like and its new spaces.  The image above shows furnishings that are here or will be coming. You can also visit at North Cedar Avenue Streetscape Project (isginc.com) Take a walk on Cedar Ave and see for yourself. It’s amazing!

Take 2 Hours to Market Your Business at Chamber Fair Booth

Not planning a booth at the Steele County Free Fair?  Can't commit the time, but would like to have some visibility?  Sign up for a shift at the Chamber booth August 16 - 21. 
Wear your company logo shirt, bring a handout and promote your business along with promoting Owatonna.  No cost for members to participate and instructions will be provided.  Sign up for one or more spots to showcase your business!  

Concierge VIP Day

Do you know someone that may be hosting a meeting, event, tournament or group tour in the near future? We’d love them to attend VIP day on Thursday August 18th
We will be sharing the highlights of Owatonna’s meeting/tradeshow spaces, hotels, attractions, downtown, outdoor athletic fields, as well as an evening at our biggest event of the year, the Steele County Free Fair!
If you know someone who would love to see great options to host their next event or gathering, invite them to our VIP day on the 18th.
We’ll show them around town, and share the capabilities of our community to be a great host for them and their events! RSVP here by August 5 (https://visitowatonna.org/rsvp/). Space is limited so make sure to pass along this invite, and have them sign up today! If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Smith- gsmith@owatonna.org or 507-451-7970.

Congressional District 1 Special Election 

Congressional District 1 Special Election will be Tuesday, August 9th.   In Minnesota, you can vote early by mail or in-person with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day.  Click HERE to be redirected to the Secretary of State website for more information. 

How Your Leave Policy Can Be More Inclusive

CEOs today are increasingly sensitive to creating more inclusive leave policies. Although you may concentrate more on engagement activities such as fancy corporate retreats, today's employees are looking for more inclusivity. Note that nuclear families -- consisting of a father, mother, and 2.2 biological children -- don't represent the typical American family structure. A study by Pew Research Center showed that only 46% of American households reflect this dynamic, which was once defined by almost all the society. Families are still evolving and new forms emerging, so companies should adjust to the modern American family.  FULL STORY

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.  

Attention Chamber Members...

Schedule your free home cleaning estimate in August and get $50 off your first cleaning! 
Contact Rescued Room at 507-421-8040 or hello@rescuedroom.com to get started. 
Rescued Room was established in 2014 with a simple mission:  to simplify homes & lives. 

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