After Hours Tonight!
After Hours Tonight!
Advancing the Prosperity of our Member Businesses and the Vitality of the Area.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Second August After Hours Tonight!

Join the Chamber along with host Minnesota Secured TItle on Tuesday, August 24th at 245 SE 18th ST, Owatonna starting at 5:30 pm.  This is a unique month with the Fair hosting one earlier in the month.
The drawing is at $50 chamber dollars!  Bring a door prize to promote your business!  No registration is needed. 

Selfie Booth...provided FUN in 2021

Thank you to the 445 people who stopped by the SCFF Chamber booth and took a selfie!  It was great bringing back the fun in 2021 😊
357 days until the 2022 Fair! "Celebrate the Red, White & Blue in 2022"

Seykora Wins Women's Nail Driving Contest

Newest member of the Chamber team, Julia Seykora, won the Chamber competition at the Fair-5 nails, :53 sec.  

Meier Total Disaster in Cow Milking Contest

Of the 23 contestants in the Bella the Cow Milking contest at the fair, Chamber president Brad Meier came in 22nd place milking 9 oz.  The repeat winner of the contest was Chris Kruse from Garlicks Water milking 46 oz in 30 seconds!

300 Block N.Cedar-Stores Open Construction Moving South

The businesses on the 300 block of N. Cedar have had a long construction summer.  Their doors are still open and your support is crucial.  It's looking like a couple more weeks and that road will be back.  
-Watermain and sewer service nstallation will continue along the 300 block
-Sanitary storm sewer installation will continue to progress south into the Pearl Street Intersection
-Additional removals within the 200 block are anticipated in approximately two weeks
View the Project Information HERE

Award Winning-Ron's Repair

Ron’s Repair Complete Auto Service has had its doors open to motorists in the Owatonna, MN area since 1990. Throughout the years, Ron’s Repair has offered affordable prices on repair and maintenance for both domestic and import vehicles.
When you step through the doors, owner Mike Lawson and staff will greet you with a smile and use the latest technology to assess the situation and offer you alternatives on the solution. Read Full Blog HERE.
Megan Horton

New Workforce Coordinator Hired for SteeleCoWorks

Welcome to Megan Horton who was selected as the next Workforce Coordinator for the SteeleCoWorks program.  Horton takes over for Anisha Zak who recently accepted a new position with non-profit Lead for Minnesota. 
For the past seven years, Megan has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota in Owatonna, most recently as the Community Outreach Director.  Megan has a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.   Outside of work she enjoys going on adventures with her family, cooking and traveling.  

October Opportunity!

The October 26th Business After Hours host business is OPEN, please contact Julia Seykora, if you are interested in hosting!  Can't make October work, inquire about the 2022 open dates!

Mayo Clinic Responds to Increased COVID-19 

In response to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Read Full Press Release HERE 

ATTENTION Hospitality Businesses (Hotel, Restaurants, Attractions)

Please respond to a short survey about business conditions among tourism and hospitality businesses. Explore Minnesota and Hospitality Minnesota are joining forces with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to gather information that will help each organization better shape policies and programs that touch your business.
The survey should take no more than five to seven minutes to complete. You and your survey responses are anonymous. Explore Minnesota will provide a report of survey results in a future edition of their EMT Express electronic newsletter.
 The accuracy of survey results will reflect the level of survey participation. Again, please look for an email invitation and take the survey. Or, you can go ahead and take the survey now.

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.  

Fresh, Custom Coffee NOW in Owatonna!

A great offering to attract/retain employees and customers.  Wholesale & custom sizes are available.  Consider us for your employee and client gifts this holiday season.  Contact Straight River Coffee for more information.  P 507-413-0814, E, W
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