January – Newsletter from the Director
As we begin a new year, the Chamber would like to extend a public invitation to all area businesses and individuals to become part of the Windom Area Chamber of Commerce if you aren’t already! Your membership in the Chamber is an investment in the future of our community. To keep the Chamber active in promoting our community we need the support of area citizens and businesses. Just one return on your investment is the promotion of Windom and its economy as well as being a part of an organization that helps its members work together to make Windom a better place to live, work, and do business! If you are interested in becoming a Chamber Member or have questions about what the Chamber can do for you, please give us a call, email, or stop down at the Chamber office!
In the News
On the 9th the Windom Area Hospital will be having a Blood Drive from 10am-5:30pm. The Windom Area Hospital will also be having a Parkinson’s Support Group on the 10th starting at 2pm. On the 11th Sami Bartelt and Don Olson will be giving a presentation on the mission trip they took to Cuba starting at 7pm. The BARC will be having a Pancake Breakfast on the 15th from 9am-1pm in the BARC West Gym. Windom Senior Dining will be having $2 Tuesday lunch on the 17th. On the 22nd the Cottonwood County Historical Society will be hosting a reception for the opening of their new exhibit “Give it Your Best Shot: Focus on Cottonwood County” from 2-4pm in the Remick Gallery at CCHS. The exhibit features photographs by local photographers and runs through March 25th. The Windom Area Hospital will be hosting the “Rock the Rink Pink” boy’s and girl’s hockey double header on the 26th starting at 5pm. Windom Senior Dining will be celebrating January birthdays on the 26th and there will also be musical entertainment.
Farm and Home Show Registration
Windom’s 34th Annual Farm & Home Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th 2017 at the Windom Area High School. Doors will be open from 9am-2:30pm and we want your business to be a part of this day which recognizes area agriculture and home-related businesses! In recent years we have had over 1,000 attendees visit our wide variety of vendors and enjoy our line-up of entertainment, educational seminars, noon lunch special, and other attractions at our free show! To register for this year’s Farm & Home Show please go to windomchamber.com or contact the Chamber office. Early-bird registration ends February 13th so register today!
Kiwanis Membership Drive
The Windom Kiwanis is kicking off the New Year with a membership drive. Every Thursday at noon the Kiwanis meets at River City Eatery and anyone is welcome to attend to see if they would like to become new members. For more information please call President Nancy Wepplo at 507.831.1788.
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 a young professional 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 5:30pm at PJ’s II Bar and Grille. 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.
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.
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Chamber Coffees for January:
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The Chamber is currently accepting submissions for events for the February/March Trifolds. Please submit your events to the Chamber at 507.831.2752 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 16th. Also, if you are a Chamber Member there are still two spots open on the third side of the tri-folds for advertising purposes. Please contact the Chamber for more information if you are interested in advertising on the tri-folds.