Feb Newsletter 2015 - Madelia Chamber of Commerce

February 2015 Newsletter
Well, 2015 is here and we at the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce are very excited about our schedule this
year. We have many events planned that will enhance your business and our community.
Someone told me recently that he was renewing his Chamber membership because, as he put it, “When the
economy is strong, the Chamber’s work is icing on the cake and when the economy is slow, we need the Chamber more than ever, so as I see it, it’s a win - win situation”. In 2015, you will see the Chamber doing more
things than ever to help small businesses, and promote our members, because it’s so important to all of us. To
continue the success and prosperity of the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce, we hope that you will renew
your membership for 2015. If you are not currently a member, I personally invite you to join the organization
that is doing what most people think just happens.
First off, we are hosting a new event called “Funky Bowling” on Monday, February 9th at Madelia Lanes. Funky
bowling is definitely a great way to de-stress and enjoy time with your friends, co-workers and business associates on a 4 person team for a night a fun. The team registration of $60 includes two games of bowling, a chicken
dinner buffet, awards, prizes, event gift bag and two raffle tickets per team member. I challenge you to find your
4 team member and I guarantee you will have unique night of bowling. This event is open to the public. Registration forms are available at the Chamber office by calling 507-642-8822 or e-mail us, [email protected]; reminder deadline for your team is Friday, January 30th and we have room for 4 more
teams. Please join us!
Our next event is a workshop that optimizes your happiness, “Positively Happy” on Thursday, February 26th
from 6-9pm at the Madelia Golf Course Clubhouse.
What does it take to make you happy - a rewarding career, a big bank account, or the perfect person in your life?
What if you could experience happiness from the inside-no matter what is going on in your life? Research
shows we all have a happiness set-point and just like your thermostat at home, we can raise our happiness beyond our set-point. Happiness matters to all of us. We all want to live happy and fulfilling lives and we want
that for others too. During the Positively Happy Workshop you will learn scientifically proven actions to boost
happiness for yourself and others.
You might be a little skeptical about the idea of becoming happier. Rest assured, this workshop is more than
promoting mere enjoyment. Happiness is associated with higher engagement, better health, increased productivity, higher energy, a greater sense of well-being, and many other desirable outcomes. The techniques you will
learn are not just about feeling good but also about being more successful and living a more rewarding life.
The workshop facilitator, Lisa Jean Smith is the President of Learning Journey, Inc. For the past 25 years she
has facilitated training experiences for thousands of participants from every area of business and industry in both
the private and public sectors. She is a Certified Master Trainer for DDI and Achieve Global.
As a champion of interpersonal skills, Lisa Jean assists organizations – from fortune 500 to family owned, agriculture to medical technology - in maximizing their “human potential”. Her focus is on building the “peopleside” of business to obtain positive results in profitability, productivity, customer relations, and employee engagement and contribution.
She enjoys working with any organizations most valuable asset-its people’s strengths! At a training session you
may expect a contagious energy, creativity, and enthusiasm for the event she facilitates. Lisa Jean practices what
she teaches. Creating an atmosphere of trust and leading by example are attributes that communicate her personal and professional commitment to her participants and client partners.
Register today: $49 per person (This workshop is normally $99. This is a special offer for our community.)
Online at lisajeantraining.com, click on the register tab or go to The Madelia Chamber face book event page or
call 612-419-0571.
Also, mark your calendar for Business After Hours at Noble RV on Friday. February 27 starting at 5 pm.
We have Ag Night scheduled for Monday, March 30 and our keynote speaker will be Carissa (Cunningham)
Spencer Madelia graduate who is now the State Agronomist. More Details to come.
It is never to early to think ahead to Park Days which is July 9 through 12, our Park Days committee is in full
We think you will agree that a membership with the Madelia Chamber of Commerce is a sound investment in
your business and your community.
Thank you to all our businesses, organization and individuals that make Madelia strong.
Karla Grev
Executive Director
February Events
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Feb. 27
to Read Month !
Chamber Board Meeting - 5:30pm (Chamber Office)
Lions Meeting - 6pm (American Legion)
Rotary Meeting - 12:15pm (AmberField Place)
Park Days Meeting-5:30pm (Chamber Office)
on KNUJ AM 860 - 3:15pm
Lake Crystal Area Rec Ctr. - Senior Day (page 4)
FUNKY Bowling - Madelia Lanes - 5pm
City Council Meeting - 7pm
ECFE Winter/Spring Kickoff - 6pm - 7pm
(Elementary Cafeteria)
Rotary Meeting -12:15pm (AmberField Place)
Women of Today Meeting - 6:30pm
Happy Valentine’s Day!
President’s Day!
Rotary Meeting -12:15pm (AmberField Place)
American Legion Steak Fry Proceeds “Madelia H.S. FFA Program”
City Council Meeting - 7pm
Rotary Meeting -12:15pm (AmberField Place)
Positively Happy Class (page 7)
Business After Hours - Hosted by Noble RV
5pm - 7pm
Did you know…
In 2015, Madelia Ford is officially a retailer for
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Mankato, Minn—The Mankato Symphony is pleased to announce our
third installment of this season’s Music on the Hill chamber music series, hosted at the beautiful Good Counsel Chapel. The performance
will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, February 15th. After the performance,
the musicians will answer audience members’ questions regarding the
pieces performed and general musicianship. Mankato Symphony Assistant Concertmaster and perennial Music on the Hill favorite Huldah
Niles leads the ensemble. Fans of the series will notice the absence of
Artistic Director Lydia Miller, who will return for the series finale in
The concert’s title, Autobiography, is based on music inspired by composers’ own lives. Composition is a running theme throughout the season, culminating in the world premiere of a string quartet specially
commissioned for Music on the Hill on April 12, 2015.
In this concert, David Auerbach will be performing Stravinsky’s Elegy,
a work for solo viola written in honor of a legendary violinist who
passed away. To lighten things up, David, along with Huldah Niles, Cecilia Belcher and Sharon Mautner-Rodgers, will perform Scott Joplin’s
The Chrysanthemum, a work dedicated to the woman who would become his first wife. Rounding out the program is Smetana’s String
Quartet No. 1, subtitled “From My Life,” a dramatic and unforgettable
work musically depicting the highs and lows of his life, including the
traumatic hearing ailments he suffered in his fifties.
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FEBRUARY Business of the Month!
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The Chamber promotes a Business of the Month recognition program. The only criteria is to be a
Chamber member! The Business of the Month is a random drawing each month from all of the
Chamber members. The business is then able to display the sign at their business for the entire
month, be recognized in the newsletter, displayed in the Chamber’s office window ,
Chamber website and have a photo memento.
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Business After Hours is a Networking tool to provide many opportunities to promote your
firm by showcasing your trade to other businesses. This function creates commerce and goodwill for your establishment, meaning growth and profits for your business.
NOBLE RV-FEB. 27th 5-7pm
A few available months left, CALL the Chamber office
TODAY to reserve a month! 507-642-8822
A scholarship opportunity for area students interested in pursuing a career in health care is available, thanks to generous
contributions from community members to the
Luther Memorial Home Founders Fund.
Seven $500 health care scholarships are
awarded annually to high school
seniors and college students in or around the
Luther Memorial Home Service Area.
Applications will be reviewed with a focus on the students’
goals, aspirations and academic record including:
GPA and relevant classes, participation in school,
church and community activities.
Scholarship applicants must be a senior in a high school or
attend college within the Luther Memorial Home service
area or be a member of one of the 16 Lutheran Churches
that support Luther Memorial Home.
Luther Memorial Home in Madelia provides excellent
short- term rehab and long term nursing care by respectfully considering each individual resident’s health, social
and spiritual needs. Luther Memorial Home is supported
in part by 16 area Lutheran Churches and a caring community. To be considered for a scholarship, students should
submit their applications to their school guidance offices
or directly to Luther Memorial Home by April 3, 2015.
Applications and additional instructions can be obtained
from the guidance counselor’s offices at area schools, or
online at luthermemorialhome.org
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Yellow Popping Corn - $5
18 Pack Microwave Butter Light - $10
Cheddar Cheese - $10
Sea Salt Splash - $10
Stop into Christensen Communications
and get yours
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2015 Chamber Members
Alliance Bank
Apple Tree Dental
Madelia Municipal Light & Power
Amberfield Place
American Family Insurance
American Legion
Madelia Lions Club
Madelia Lumber Company
Madelia Optometric
Madelia Rotary
Andy’s Live Weather Stations
Anytime Fitness
Arduser Seeds
Bella Musica
Bergeman Construction
Bill’s Electric
BM Builders
Casey’s General Store
Centerpoint Energy
Christensen Communications Company
Citizens Bank
Crystal Valley Cooperative
Culligan Soft Water Service
Madelia Sportsmen’s Club
Madelia Teachers Association
Madelia Theater
Madelia Times-Messenger
Madelia Women of Today
Mankato Area Classical Performing Artists
Midwest Machining
Morgan Creek Vineyards
Philip & Rosemary Murphy
Noble RV of Madelia
Northside Repair
Preferred Printing, Co.
Dirty Paws
Pietsch Construction
Edward Jones– Gary Walters
Pioneer Bank
Eide Bailly
Quick Shine Car Wash
Reihs Farms
Enterprise Thrift Shoppe
Farrish Johnson Law Office
Feder Mechanical, Inc.
Formal Wear Unlimited
Friends of the Madelia Library
Riverside Gardens
Roger’s BP
Rural Advantage
Shellee’s Greenhouse
SoMinn Agronomics
Gappa Electric
Gethmann Dentistry
Mike & Deb Grote
Gunderson Projects & Innovations, LLC.
Gunderson Properties & Developments, LLC.
Hartshorn Manor
Hope & Faith Floral & Gifts
House of Print
Insurance Services Plus
Kelsey Osborne, LLC
Sorenson Farms
J Beal Homes-Pat Hruby
Thrivent Financial-Tim Flitter
Tony Downs Foods
Joeleen Krier
Lake Crystal Area Recreational Center
La Plaza F!esta
Luther Memorial Home
TLC Lawn Care & Snow Removal
Tressa Veona Salon
True Value
Madelia Alumni Association
Veteran Enterprises
Dennis & Pat Wanzek
Madelia Chiropractic
Watkins Products
Madelia Community Education
Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic
Watonwan County Historical Society
Watonwan County Fair
Madelia Community Theater
Madelia Ford
Watonwan County Snohawks
Madelia Hotel & Suites
Madelia Insurance Center
Madelia - Lake Crystal Mutual Insurance Co.
Madelia Lanes
Younger Brothers Committee
St. Mary’s School-Noah’s Ark Daycare
Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel
Sunshine Foods
Sweet! Indeed
The 609 Barn Boutique
The Furniture Clinic
United Methodist Church
Robert H. Yurcek Jr., CPA
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Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce Board
Executive Committee
Todd Simmons
Noble RV
John Nelson
Vice President
Madelia Lake Crystal
Nancy Grosland
Alliance Bank
Mutual Insurance Co
Chamber Staff
Glenda Arndt
Christensen Communications
Dianne Gronewold
Pioneer Bank
Brian McCabe
American Family Insurance
Sawsan Alqadi
Madelia Hotel
& Suites
Karla Grev
Bridget Hayes
Executive Director
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Assistant
the Madelia
Chamber Members
for your
support throughout
the year!
Julie Kelley
Chris Fischer
City of Madelia
Machining Inc.
“The Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce
is to provide opportunities and events wherein the
Chamber Members are encouraged to promote business and
community growth and to develop the Madelia Area as an
attractive environment in which to work, shop, play and live.”
Office Hours
Tuesday - Thursday
127 West Main ST.
The Chamber serves over 110
members & has been helping the
Madelia Area prosper since 1948.
The Chamber Newsletter is published twelve times each year by the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce as a service to our members. Comments and contributions are welcome. Please call with corrections or additions to our mail/email list.
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