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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

No Business After Hours Tonight

Due to various circumstances, there will not be holding a September Business After Hours tonight.  

Local Recovery; Uncertainty Lingers

PLUS, Covid Statistics That Won't Make You Sick
By:  Brad Meier, President/CEO
Owatonna's economy continues to rebound from pandemic, but uncertainty continues to plague the recovery.  Read about the Owatonna Recovery.
Are you ready for some covid-related stats that won't spin you into anxiety or depression?  We are too At the Chamber, we've been watching some of the emerging trends related to business -- from local to global. We decided to share some of the more interesting findings in this brief round-up.  Read Full Story Here
Have you seen the latest way to showcase your business to potential workforce? SteeleCoWorks continues to connect students with local career opportunities-you can be part of it.
-Did you see one of our newest businesses featured in the StarTribue today
-Superintendent Jeff Elstad will deliver State of the District address on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm, watch in the comfort of your own home at for LIVEstream link.     

Interested in Helping Guide the Vision for the Chamber?

The Chamber Board of Directors nominating committee is taking nominees to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, September 30th by 5 pm!   Return this form to nominate!

Chamber to Co-Host Candidate Forums 

Mark you calendar for the 2020 Candidate Forums for each Monday in October and Monday, November 2nd starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Owatonna Country Club hosted by Early Edition and Noon Edition Rotary Clubs, Owatonna People's Press and OACCT.  Limited seating (watch Chamber social media for details), live on line viewing options will be provided. 

Oktoberfest Park Clean-Up and Social 

The Young Professionals of Owatonna will be conducting an Oktoberfest Park cleanup on Thursday, October 1st starting at 4:30 pm at Moorhouse Park Chalet.  After cleanup, everyone who participated will head over to Mineral Springs Brewery to receive their two free drink tickets.  Please register below!

EMT Fall ROAD-TRIP'N BINGO Toolkit Available for Attractions & Businesses

Promote your business/attraction while supporting Explore Minnesota's new interactive ROAD-TRIP'N BINGO promotion with this industry toolkit. While travelers chase Minnesota's fall colors, highlight stops along the way and encourage users to join the fall fun.
Visit the EMT resource page to find social media samples, promotional images, talking points and signage for your business.

Comply with ADA During Covid?

By Rhonda Guthier, Director of Operations
-Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extends remote verification of I-9 documents to November 19, 2020.
-U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued additional FAQs about how employers should comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) during COVID-19 pandemic.  
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