December – Newsletter from the Director
The Holiday Season is here and I would like to thank all the individuals that donated money to help fund the new LED holiday lights; we reached our goal and downtown looks amazing! Also, thank you to everyone that turned out to shop local on Small Business Saturday! Now that you have all your gifts don’t forget to bring them down to the Chamber for our elf to wrap. He does an amazing and for a free will donation, our elf will wrap your gifts in festive paper and bows or ribbon. Just drop off your gifts at the Chamber Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and your gifts will be ready for giving the next day! Still trying to figure out what to get that one person that seems to have everything? Don’t forget to stop by and get any denomination of Chamber Bucks you want! Still need a couple stocking stuffers? Show your Windom pride by giving away one of our super comfy t-shirts, I (heart) Windom bumper stickers, or a Windom ornament!
In the News
On the 8th there will be a Nutrition Assistance Program for seniors at 10:30am at the BARC parking lot. Also on the 8th, Windom Senior Dining will be celebrating December birthdays (reservations are required). The First United Methodist Church will be having a Youth Bake Sale from 9-11am on the 10th. Also on the 10th, Gravely Auction Services will be holding a Coin Auction from 8am-3pm at the BARC library. On the 13th and the 27th Windom Senior Dining will be having $2 Tuesday Lunch. The American Lutheran Church will be having a “Living Nativity” on the 14th from 5:30-7:30pm with live animals and horse drawn carriage rides. Windom Senior Dining will be having Christmas dinner on the 15th. PJ’s II will be having a Holiday Fair on the 17th from 10am-4pm. On the 28th, Windom Senior Dining will be holding their New Year’s Party.
Holiday Open Houses
14th – Fulda Area Credit Union Grand Opening/Holiday Open House – 9am-4pm, ribbon cutting at 10am
14th – Bank Midwest – 1-4pm.
22nd – River’s Edge Realty – 4:30 – 6:30pm
CVB Boys and Girls Holiday Tournament
The Windom Convention and Visitors Bureau Holiday Tournament is set for Thursday, December 29th and Friday, December 30th. Come out and show your support for our Windom Eagles Thursday starting at 1:30pm and Friday starting at 3pm! The CVB will be tailgating like always with lots of good food including Godfather’s Pizza, hot dogs from Hy-Vee, and more! Proceeds from the Tailgate will be used by the CVB for events held in the community.
The Chamber is excited to announce we have recently partnered with Tammy Boerst at The Travel Place Inc and we are now offering a program called Chamber Travel. In November 2017 we will be hosting a 9 day 13 meal guided tour in Costa Rica. More details will become available in upcoming editions of the Citizen. In the meantime, please contact the Chamber or The Travel Place (507.831.1053) for further information.
Young Professionals Group
If you are younger than 40 you are welcome to join us in networking with other young professionals in the Windom area. Our next meeting date will be Wednesday, January 18th, at 6pm. Location still to be decided. Questions? Call the Chamber for more information.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours provides Windom Chamber of Commerce members the opportunity to network with one another to exchange and learn about each other’s organizations and businesses in a relaxed, laid back atmosphere after work. The next Business After Hours gathering will be at River’s Edge Realty on December 22nd from 4:30-6:30pm.
Go to www.windomchamber.com to see the membership directory, events calendar, and much more!
Our website’s events calendar provides the community with activities that our members are involved in and provides information on how to participate in these events. Check out the Event Calendar today!
Chamber Office – Volunteer Needs
The Chamber Office is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative type duties, lunch coverage of the office, and assisting visitors with information. If you would like to be part of our team, please call the Chamber Office or stop in and speak with me.