June – Newsletter from the Director
Well it seems like the warm weather is finally here to stay! Kids are out of school, lawn mowers are constantly humming in the background, and pedestrian traffic enjoying the weather can be seen almost everywhere. And with summer comes vacations. When we think of taking a vacation some of us think of other countries, some think of other states, and some stay closer to home. But how often do we think about “vacationing” in our own community? Cottonwood County receives hundreds if not thousands of vacationers every year yet we as residents tend to forget how fun and interesting our own town can be. Instead of spending money travelling to other places we could be spending that money visiting our own community from a tourist’s point of view. There’s obviously plenty to do if we already attract out of towners so why are we not taking advantage of these events and attractions ourselves? Visit the Petroglyphs in Jeffers, or one of our beautiful lakes like Talcott, or go for a walk on the trails out at the US Fish and Wildlife Wetland District. There are so many events, activities, and attractions all within our own community so let’s explore them! If you aren’t sure what our county has to offer we are always happy to assist you in planning your vacation!
In the News
On the 4th and 5th there will be the Regional Cutting Horse Competition at the Windom Arena. And on the 6th the BARC will be holding a Walking Taco Fundraiser from 4:30-6:30pm. On the 7th Windom Senior Dining will be having $2 Tuesday lunch and on the 17th they will be having a Father’s Day meal. Reservations are required! Riverfest will be on the 10th-12th, visit our website for a full list of events. On the 21st River’s Edge Realty will be holding their Annual Golf Tournament starting at 3pm and Shalom Hill will be having their second Pizza on the Farm from 5-7pm.
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. Questions? Call the Chamber for more information. This month we are meeting Wednesday, June 1st at the Windom Country Club from 5:30-7:30pm with River Bend Liquor manager Joe Audette teaching us a little bit about wine and beer.
Lunch and Learn
Friday, June 3rd session 4 of the Lunch and Learn Series will be held at the Chamber from 11:45-1pm. This month’s session, “The Logic of Sustainability,” will be facilitated discussion based on Ted Talks videos. Some of the videos being presented are “The Business Logic of Sustainability,” “How to Make a Profit While Making a Difference,” and “Profit’s Not Always the Point.” Lunch is provided and admission is $10 with the first 10 chamber members to sign up receiving $10 in Chamber Bucks. Lunch and Learn is sponsored by WECC and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
Upcoming Lunch and Learns –
Session Five – Friday, July 1st – Human Resource Panel “Finding the Right Employees”
Session Six – Friday, August 5th – The Secrets of Success
New Member Benefit
The Chamber and CVB have decided upon a new member benefit! The trifolds (also known as table tents) you see throughout the community will now be holding only two months of activities and events instead of three. The third side will now be reserved for advertising possibilities for our members. If you are a Chamber member and would like more information please contact the office.
Membership for 2015-2016
I would like to thank all of our members for their continued dedication, without you the Chamber would not be able to function properly. If you would like to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce please feel free to contact me. I can go over benefits and opportunities that will help your business succeed.
Go to www.windomchamber.com to see the new 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 June:
|3||Sponsored by BJ Video / Celebrating Buckwheat Birthday at Hardee’s|
|10||Wolf Therapeutic Massage Therapy & Tanning Center – Ribbon Cutting|
|24||EDA at the City Council Chambers. Meet and greet the new EDA director!|