March – Newsletter from the Director
DON’T MISS FARM & HOME SHOW
Plan now to attend the Chamber’s 34th annual Farm and Home show on Saturday, March 11th from 9am-2:30pm. The FREE show at the Windom Area Middle/High School has been called the premier Farm and Home Show in southern Minnesota and its right here in Windom! In addition to the many returning vendors we have a ton of new vendors and we hope you will take time to visit with all of the vendors that showcase their products and services, both indoors and outside. There will be agricultural and legislative updates, a health insurance panel, family farm transitions and buffer workshops, FFA petting zoo, Windom Champion Robotics Team performances, fit desk challenges, PAC performances of Mary Poppins, Zoo man shows, music, good hearty meals at a price you can’t resist, and don’t forget the Chamber Bucks drawings every hour and the many giveaways that are too countless to individually name! See you on Saturday, March 11th!
In the News
On the 15th Reinbows will be having a Girls Group after school program and on the 17th a Boys Group after school program (please call Reinbows to register). On the 17th Windom Senior Dining will be celebrating St. Patty’s Day and on the 23rd they will be celebrating March birthdays. PAC will be performing the musical “Mary Poppins” from the 23rd – 26th (please call the BARC for more info). Windom Senior Dining will be having $2 Tuesday lunch with the topic of a Senior Driving Program.
Update on Chamber Travel
Our exciting trip to Costa Rica is getting closer and on Tuesday, April 4th we invite you to join us for an informational meeting at the Chamber Office. Plan to attend at either 2 or 6pm!
The Chamber and Tammy Boerst at The Travel Place Inc are offering a Chamber Travel trip to Costa Rica! The guided tour is 9 days and includes 13 meals and goes from November 4-12, 2017. For more information on the trip or the information session please contact the Chamber or The Travel Place (507.831.1053).
The Chamber once again is partnering with the Windom Police Department and the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Department to offer free ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) trainings. ALICE training provides individuals with the knowledge and skill to ensure survival and minimize loss of life in the event of an aggressive intruder. Whether you have already participated in the classroom portion or are new to the concept of ALICE, we encourage you to sign up for one of these informative, free sessions.
Thursday, April 13th at the BARC in Room 10. 1-5pm or 6-10pm.
Tuesday, May 9th in the BARC library 8am-12pm or 1-5pm.
Thursday, June 15th in the BARC library 8am-12pm or 1-5pm.
Please call the Chamber with any questions and to sign up.
Paint n’ Sip hosted by Young Professionals
If you are a young professional you are welcome to join us in networking with other young professionals in the Windom area. For our next event the YP’s will be hosting a Paint n’ Sip. Join us on Wednesday, March 15th at 7pm at the Chamber office. Bring along your favorite wine, beer, soda, or water to enjoy while you paint. The cost is only $35 and open to the public! Please call 712.336.8186 to register!
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 March:
|3||Stacie Sanow Agency State Farm Insurance-anniversary for location and meet 3 new employees|
|24||PAC at BARC-celebrating first time ever flying someone!|
31 The Travel Place-Highlighting Chamber Travel to Costa Rica
Office Hours – Monday through Friday – 9am – 4pm