9 Member Announcements
9 Member Announcements
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September Press Releases

-Federated Insurance named to 2021 Ward's 50 Group of Top Performers
-Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO)announces Wonderettes cast
-Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) announces annual meeting held for 2021-2022
-Mary Kay Cosmetics- Sales Director Lori Arnold earns Chevy Equinox for outstanding business performance
-Mayo Clinic Health System - Owatonna "Preparing for another COVID-19 wave"
-Owatonna Foundation Receives Gift from Home Federal Savings Bank
-Steele County Historical Society announces Romantica concert in October 
-Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity to hold Hops for Habitat event 
-Workforce Development, Inc. announces collaaboration with IBM 

Housing Supply Trends Down Again

According to monthly reports put out by the Southeast Minnesota Realtors (SEMR), inventory supply continues to drop in the region by 35% over the prior year.  For Owatonna, that number rises to 40% drop over 2020 through July.  
Sales prices also continue to climb in the area, for Owatonna they're up 15.4% to $225,000 median sales price.   One positive, new listing numbers are up in 2021.  View Full Report.

Supply Chain Causing You Headaches?  You're Not Alone

It's the #2 on topics that are keeping local business owners up at night.  In fact as we were meeting with a small business in Owatonna today, it came up as THE issue - getting product to meet the sales demands.  This issue is rising up to the status of worker shortages.  This covid-induced supply chain issue isn't showing signs of ending soon.  Wondering what is going on?  This article from Transport Topics provides insight into the problem, and it's not going away soon.

Construction Season Still in Full 'Go Mode'

Summer construction projects move into fall, a reminder that businesses in these project areas are open and need your support.  
Member Retail open on Bridge Street: Fleet Farm, Target and Quality Inn Hotel.  
View the Project Information HERE

Westbrack Marketing - Your small business partner!

At Westbrack Marketing, Holly Sobrack and her staff make it their mission to be the trusted resource in southern Minnesota small businesses can use for online marketing. Part of Holly’s and Westbrack Marketing’s motto is “No problem!” as they believe it is their job to take the headache and stress out of marketing a small business. Read Full Blog HERE.

Business After Hours Availability for 2022:

Who wants to be host for a very popular and well-attended event throughout the year? Business After Hours provides an outstanding evening of fun, food, and fellowship between Chamber members and their guests. With a chance to network, make new friends, and meet potential customers, hosting a Business After Hours is a unique opportunity to showcase your business. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce your products and/or services to fellow chamber members. One of the obvious benefits of hosting a Business After Hours is name exposure. See the remaining opportunities for 2022 below:
  • February 22nd 2022
  • March 22nd, 2022
  • May 24th, 2022
  • August 23rd, 2022
  • September 27th, 2022
  • November 22nd, 2022
 Contact…Julia Seykora, jseykora@owatonna.org to learn learn more about how host!

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.  

Support Hops for Habitat This Weekend!

Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity to host Hops for Habitat at Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna from 3 - 7 pm on Saturday, September 11th.  Enjoy Live Music with Travis Thamert, wine sampling, sample beers from local and state wide breweries and enjoy food at Evan's Eatery.  
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