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                       January Highlights
     Bode Joins Board - Page 3 • Chamber Renews Grow MN! - Page 3

Phone (507) 233-4300       Email:
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                    Kohls-Weelborg recently moved their Springfield Chevrolet dealership to New Ulm -
                    seeking an opportunity to help meet the General Motors growth objectives.                              Mother-daughter duo Tammy and Kelli Buegler started decorating for weddings about a
                    Headquartered in Redwood Falls for many years, this second location continues to                       year ago and soon found the business outgrowing their storage capacity. Booking well
                    provide service to Brown County residents. The remodeled facility at 1430 Westridge                    into the future, they are full event coordinators, assisting with everything from invitations
                    Road is set up to meet all your new and used car needs. Pictured here following a                      and party favors to caterers and photographers for wedding anniversaries, company
                    ribbon-cutting ceremony are long-time salesman Dave Beranek, co-owner Brett                            parties....and even baby showers. Located at 20 N Minnesota Street, T&K Event
                    Weelborg, and manager Doug Schablin, along with Willkommen Committee members                           Planners and Decorators also provides retail space for several local artisans. Pictured
                    Sheri Dittrich-Reinhart (Mary Kay Cosmetics) and Lori Kollmann (Citizens Bank).                        with Tammy and Kelli following their ribbon-cutting ceremony are committee members
                                                                                                                           Brooke Ortmann (Bank Midwest) and Lynn Fink (Citizens Bank).

                                                                                                                                                                                          The 31st Annual Home & Self-Improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                            Show will take place March 25-27 at the
                                                                                                                                                                                           New Ulm Civic Center. You do not need to
                                                                                                                                                                                            be a Chamber member to have a booth.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Stop in at the Chamber for a registration
                                                                                                                                                                                          form or email to
                                                                                                                                                                                             have a form forwarded to you. NUBRA
                    Vickie Peterson has opened an in-home business on the Peterson Century Farm in rural New                   New Ulm’s       31st Annual                                 members - remember you are eligible for a
                    Ulm. Born in Arkansas and having lived in several states, Vickie, her husband Greg and family
                    came back to the area in 2003. She does custom embroidery on shirts, jackets, baby                                                                                      discount on up to 4 booths. Booths and
                    blankets, name it, on any quantity. Bring in your article, or purchase from her.                                                                       seminar time-slots will be available until we
                    Vickie, who is also a quilter, has a background in finance, but says she “has fabric in her                                                                              are full. The show is sponsored by the
                    blood.” Her website also offers quilting fabric and giftware. You                                                                              New Ulm Business & Retail Association.
                    can check out some of her articles on consignment at the Guten Tag Haus. Pictured with
                    Vickie and Greg are committee members Chuck Kiecker and Kari Steele (United Prairie Bank).

                                                       Publisher.Bruce Fenske
                                                                                                                          JOIN US FOR THE START OF THE NEXT
                                                        Phone 507-359-2911
                                  2000-2010 New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce                                              COMMUNITY HEALTH CHALLENGE
                           Chairperson.............................................................Chuck Hanson
                           Vice Chairperson......................................................Holly Glaubitz           Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
                           Treasurer .............................................................Gary Sonnenberg         Martin Luther College Auditorium
                           Past Chair ....................................................................Rick Jensen
                                                                                                                          This FREE event features Anne M. Fletcher, author of
                             Ted Banal               Jerry Balbach              Eric Bode             Michele Schroeder   Thin for Life and Weight Loss Confidential.
                           Curt Lambrecht              Lee Sturm               Derek Shaver             Brian Serbus
                             Jodi Marti              Denny Waloch
                                                                                                                          Winners of the “Faces of New Ulm” Casting Call will also be announced.
                           Staff President/CEO ...........................Sharon Weinkauf, IOM
                           VP of Business Affairs ...........................................Jenny Eckstein
                           CVB Manager .............................................................Terry Sveine            The Heart of New Ulm Project is a collaborative partnership of
                           Secretary/Receptionist.........................................Maxine Remme                      Allina Hospitals & Clinics, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation,
                           Secretary/Receptionist .........................................Connie Micheel                   the New Ulm Medical Center and the community of New Ulm.
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  Chamber Renews                                                                       Eric Bode to Serve on Chamber
Grow MN! Partnership                                                                                Board
The Chamber’s Board of Directors has reinstated                                    A vacated position on the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is being filled by Eric Bode
a partnership with the MN Chamber’s Grow MN!                                       of New Ulm Real Estate, LLC. Eric is a licensed commercial and residential real estate agent,
project.     This effor t is a means of                                            serving to bring buyers and sellers together.
communicating with Minnesota businesses to              A 2006 graduate of the Network New Ulm Youth program, Eric started his own small business, Over the Top Detail
hear their successes and learn of their plans,          Shop, the same year. He sought to become involved in community at an early age by attending the 2008
needs, and obstacles for growth. Local                  Community-wide Retreat. Since then, he graduated from MSU-Mankato with a degree in finance.
representatives will again be visiting with area        A desire to meet new people, help to solve business problems, and promote the community he lives in has brought
businesses to determine any needs in order to           him to accept this position, which will run through August 2013. He looks forward to bringing new ideas to the table.
continue doing business here, any challenges            In his free time, Eric enjoys swimming, golfing and traveling. We welcome Eric and look forward to working with him.
related to state or local government, and
comments on public policy issues that are used
to shape the business community’s public policy
agenda. When issues are identified, the                                                                   MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
Chamber will look to provide direct assistance or
refer to the appropriate public or private sector
                                                          NEW                                   The New Ulm Chamber appreciates those businesses, organizations, and
                                                                                                individuals who have made the commitment to being a part of our efforts. This
organizations that are most capable of                  MEMBERS                                 month, we especially thank the members in the following categories:
responding.                                             We want to welcome                       COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS &                  Ridgeway Assisted Living
By sharing the gist of our conversations, Grow            the following new                      TELECOMMUNICATIONS                        Walgreens
MN! can identify, publicize and recommend               members to the New                       Audio Village                             World Of Sound
responses to the trends affecting the                   Ulm Area Chamber of                      Comcast                                   Health Care Professionals
development of our state’s economy. They can            Commerce. We wish                        Connecting Point Technologies             Broadway Chiropractic
organize the findings for use by entrepreneurs in         to thank them for                      Notion IT
                                                        their investment and                                                               Wellness Center PA
shaping new businesses or re-defining existing                                                   NU-Telecom
                                                          encourage you to                                                                 Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic Ltd
ones, community leaders who can redirect                                                         Pro Cellular - Verizon Wireless
private resources to capitalize on emerging                patronize them.                                                                 Dental Health Clinic
                                                                                                 Radio Shack
trends, and public officials who can check the                                                                                             Drs. Akre & Clark, Ltd
                                                          Bat Proofing by                        Tech Trends
adequacy of our state’s economic infrastructure.                                                                                           Dynamic Health Solutions Inc
                                                            Bat Free LLC                         Verizon
While effor ts are focused on retaining                                                                                                    Kenneth Windschitl DDS
                                                          620 SW 15th St                         Wegner Technology
companies that have already committed to doing           Willmar, MN 56201                                                                 Neubauer Family Chiropractic
                                                                                                 HEALTH CARE
business here, this also provides us an                    320-220-5539                                                                    New Ulm Chiropractic
opportunity to participate in a lead-sharing                                                     Allina Home Oxygen &
                                                                                                 Medical Equipment                         New Ulm Eye Center & Optical
process -- responding to companies that have              Kohls-Weelborg
been identified as being interested in a                                                         New Ulm Medical Center                    Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry
Minnesota location for their expansions.                                                         Oak Hills Living Center                   Physicians Group of New Ulm, Ltd
                                                         1430 Westridge Rd
                                                        New Ulm, MN 56073                        Orchard Hill Assisted Living              Southern Minnesota Orthodontics
Through Grow MN!, over 800 Minnesota
companies are contacted each year by state                 507-233-2000
staff and participating local chamber staffs and

                                                                                         Wishing you a happy,
their community partners to focus on retaining
 and growing private-sector jobs.

 Chamber Reduces Board Size                                                               healthy, prosperous
One of the by-law changes accepted at a special full-membership meeting on
November 10, 2010, was to reduce the number of board members from 15 to 12.
                                                                                              new year...
This reduction has already begun through attrition, as Sue Prunty (New Ulm                  Seated: Maxine Remme, Sec/Receptionist;
Education Association) is unable to complete her term due to scheduling changes.                Connie Micheel, Sec/Receptionist.
With four terms to expire in 2011, five in 2012, and four in 2013, the reduction         Standing: Sharon Weinkauf, Chamber Pres/CEO;
will be complete by August 2012. The immediate past chair will continue to serve         Brian Tohal, Economic Development Coordinator;
in an advisory capacity.                                                                       Jenny Eckstein, VP Business Affairs,
Another change will allow those with expiring terms to be nominated for one                        Terry Sveine, CVB Manager;
additional consecutive term. This change was recommended to be able to                     Barbara Stirling, Retail Development Director
capitalize on the experience and confidence gained during an initial three-year
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                   New Ulm Chamber Joins the MN Chamber Federation
 At its December meeting, the Board of Directors voted to join the MN Chamber                  students for college and career after high school will lead to a world-class workforce
 Federation in support of business. While there are often points within a policy that          being produced in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce believes that
 may not have unanimous support, the Board was generally supportive of the                     there are key improvements to the K-12 system that will improve the state’s global
 (condensed here) priority positions within the MN Chamber policy statements:                  economic competitiveness and close the achievement gap, including
 1) Permitting Reform                                                                          * Having a highly effective teacher in every classroom.... alternative pathways for
 Sensible environmental regulations allow Minnesota to maintain a clean environment              licensure, teacher evaluations, incentives for highly effective teachers to go into the
 and a healthy business climate.... The current permitting process can be intimidating,          most at-risk schools, holding teacher preparation programs accountable, etc.
 confusing and costly....Permits must be received in months, not years, so businesses          * Requiring all high school graduates to be college and/or career ready
 are encouraged to expand or locate in Minnesota. Minnesota businesses want an
                                                                                               * Requiring students to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade
 efficient, expedient regulatory environment, providing clarity, timeliness, and
 predictability while maintaining a strong safety and environmental protection program.        * Academic standards that are benchmarked against international standards
 2) Base Load Energy & Capacity Issue                                                          * Requiring principals and superintendents to be accountable and of high quality
 Minnesota business and residential customers’ electricity needs are steadily growing,         4) State Budget: Reforming State and Local Spending
 and energy infrastructure is linked to economic development. Even taking into                 * Address budget shortfalls by redesigning state and local spending systems and
 consideration new laws increasing conservation targets and mandating major                    focusing on priorities rather than by increasing taxes....Adopt a “Priorities of
 investments in renewable energy, and assuming these efforts are successful, the               Government” approach to budgeting...evaluating each function or outcome of
 need for additional base-load electricity... is likely to increase within the next 10 to 15   government by its results per dollar....and then ranking from highest results per dollar
 years. Until a statewide carbon emissions plan is enacted, new fossil-fuel based              to lowest within each budget determine which outcomes they want to
 resources face an uncertain future to help meet that need. But fossil-fuel based              “buy” each budget cycle....The Legislature will be in a better position to determine if
 resources should not be entirely “off the table” as a means to ensure reliability and         it makes more sense to add dollars to existing programs or create new ones because
 sustain economic growth, if the resources are necessary and emissions are                     it can compare the value of each.
                                                                                               * Limit permanent spending and tax changes to the long-run trend rate of growth in
 Minnesota is among a minority of states...that has adopted a state policy banning new         revenue or forecasted revenue, whichever is make less money available for
 nuclear energy. This policy, in concert with other state policies (including a                permanent commitments and more dollars available for one-time expenditures. This
 moratorium on greenhouse gas-emitting resources), effectively limits new base-lead            could help build up a budget reserve, reverse budget shifts, invest in infrastructure,
 resource options to natural gas-based generation .... Eliminating Minnesota’s                 etc.
 outdated nuclear ban would give customers a clean, safe, reliable option....
                                                                                               * Reduce overhead costs and improve efficiency of its operation
 3) Business Plan for K-12 Education Reform
                                                                                               * Set the budget reserve in relation to the volatility of state revenues and increase
 The business community supports reforms to the education system to improve                    the cash flow account to a level determined to be sufficient to eliminate borrowing
 student outcomes. The underlying issues...are based on the need to close the                  from other state funds.
 achievement gap. Having a more competitive education system that prepares all

 Chamber Member Benefit - Constant
     Contact Email Marketing
Members of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce are eligible for up to 25% off
of Constant Contact Online Marketing solutions!
Email marketing helps you keep customers and prospects coming back by using
attractive, professional-looking email communications to stay in regular touch and
build strong customer relationships.
With Email Marketing you can:
     * Boost customer communication      * Get more referrals, more easily
                     * Get immediate response and action
Chamber members looking to qualify for this special 25% discount need to prepay
for a year; prepay for six months and receive a 20% discount. There's no better
time to try Constant Contact!
Questions about how Constant Contact works? Call our local affiliate Notion IT at
233-9473, and Mike Wise can help you get started. Current users can also receive
the discount by providing their user name and indicating they are a member of the
New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.
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           Chamber Building                                                                                                  Brad Finstad
        Improvements Completed
Staff invites you down to view the improvements made to the exterior and interior
                                                                                                                             at Hot Topics
faces of the Chamber Office. Some time ago, a decorative extension was removed                               The Chamber of Commerce and New Ulm Kiwanis Club joined
from the front of the building and replaced by glass mimicking the original four-inch         efforts in December to hear from Brad Finstad of the Center for Rural Policy and
leaded glass panes. This summer’s hailstorm damage to that glass has been                     Development. Located in St. Peter, their efforts focus on changing the mindset
repaired, and the front now also sports an awning and new signage to designate us             of how we do economic development in rural Minnesota. To compete in a global
as both a Chamber of Commerce and a Visitor Center.                                           economy, we need to focus on our rural strengths and see where larger
                                                                                              opportunities lie - opportunities for shared government service ventures; for policy
Energy-efficient windows, doors, and lighting have also been installed as part of our         changes to reduce mandates and obstacles in on-line learning for declining school
participation in the Small Cities Development Grant funding available in the                  populations; for developing partnerships to explore new products that capitalize
Downtown Preservation District. New carpeting has been laid, and the Board and                on our agricultural, healthcare, manufacturing, and bioscience strengths; and in
staff were assisted by volunteers in applying fresh coats of paint.                           identifying locally grown venture capital funds to help projects grow.
On the Center Street side of the building, your attention might be drawn to the               The Center looks to our region to help identify topics that need research or policy
removal of yellow and orange plexi-glass panes. Clear glass has been installed to             change initiatives. Recent projects have included a partnership with the
allow you to see the true leaded glass panes of decades past.                                 telephone industry in mapping the state’s internet usage, speed and cost;
                                                                                              assembling information for our new governor - identifying what he should know
Besides funding from the grant and volunteer labor, attempts have been made to set            about rural Minnesota - sharing the good news and the obstacles; and
aside some capital improvement funds each year. This project was able to be                   orchestrating a conversation between representatives of the agricultural and
completed without a plea to membership.                                                       medical communities on research opportunities. For more information, go to

   Christmas TreeSponsors Thanked
Twenty years ago, in 1990, the tradition of placing natural Christmas trees on the sidewalks of the downtown business district was brought back. The New Ulm Business & Retail
Association's efforts have been rewarded with compliments from our local residents and our many visitors during the holidays.
A very special thank you to the following who have already sponsored trees this year: Furth-Meile Insurance; All-Stor; Gloria Morse; Schmucker Funeral Service; Citizens Bank
(2); Runnings; Maxine Herzog in memory of Jerry Herzog; William & Edna Metzen in memory of William Metzen; Maria Metzen (2) in memory of Robert Metzen and Marvin Metzen;
New Ulm Garden Club (5); Lambrecht’s Gifts (2); August Schell Brewery (5) in memory of Milli Finkbiner, Bill Evans, Bill Finkbiner, Warren Marti and Casey Marti; Walt & Margaret
Nonnenmacher in memory of Wallace Nonnemacher; Hans, Carola, Johann, Angelika, Gertie Goose, and Herbie Hedgehog; Harold & Maxine Remme (2); Sue Conners (2) in
memory of Ralph Vogelpohl and Beverly Vogelpohl; NU-Telecom (2); Denny Warta; George & Sharon Glotzbach; Drs. Akre & Clark (3); Cleo & Duane Bohne; Jerilyn Kjellberg in
memory of James Dunnum; Lois Seibel in memory of Jacob Forstner; Bob & Mary Ellen Domeier; LarsonAllen (2); Frandsen Bank & Trust (2); Judy Larson in memory of Kenneth
Larson; and Herb & Dorothy Schaper.
Additional Thank You’s are extended to the New Ulm Education Association, New Ulm Senior Citizens, and NUBRA members and volunteers who helped in making the bows and
placing the trees in the pots.
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                                       By Barbara Stirling, Director - New Ulm Retail           gowns - princess, mermaid and one-shoulder being some of the most popular - Sisters
                                       Development Corporation                                  offers “princesses and queens” a variety of choices. Prom dresses are styled in the most
                                                                                                desired colors (like purple), patterns and prints. Plus, along with tuxedos for the guys, they
                                       Shopping in the New Year                                 even offer rental of beautiful long cloaks and fur muffs if you are a bride having a winter
                                       This month we are doing a little looking back, as well   wedding.
                                       as looking forward, and what better time than this to
                                       be reminded of our city’s enchantment and our            The earliest months in the new year are opportune times to save on many things. Things
                                       draw? A large part of that is New Ulm’s small-town       like televisions...with new models arriving in the spring, January and February are
                                       charm, making it a great place to come back to for       prime-time months to save on outgoing-year models. Carpet and floor coverings, too...on
                                       those who have moved away but still have family          the national average, fewer people buy carpet in January, so that’s the time to snag a
here. It’s a great place to call home -- tucked in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River     discount. And, Ben at New Ulm Furniture will be happy to help you do just that. Currently
Valley, the city’s location makes it a picture-perfect spot to put down roots. Visit our        he is stocking up with the new introductions in flooring and speculates that real wood and
downtown which, dressed in its holiday décor, seems magically alive this time of year with      laminate cork options will be even more popular than last year, as people “go green.”
its lighted boughs of garland swinging in the winter wind, our quaint one-way Minnesota
Street, and many lovely red brick and historic buildings. Yes, New Ulm truly offers sights      Not only are they looking to flooring in their conscientious décor decisions, but adding new
of tradition and splendor throughout town, enticing to so many who are visiting from other      window treatments that are insulating. “In Minnesota,” he says, “with our cold winters and
cities.                                                                                         our sunny summers, these are dollars well spent.” Ben and his family of staff at New Ulm
But now the gifts have been purchased and opened by your family and visiting guests, the        Furniture can help you find just the right super bargain in January, when they will be having
sugar cookies were baked and served, maybe the Christmas tree has even been packed              a clearance sale with discounts of 30-50% in the “table room.” (If you don’t know where
away, and here comes January - without a special event in sight? Not so, shoppers...look        or what the table room is, perhaps you should find out, as they offer a lot more than tables
no further than our local downtown department store, Herberger’s, where plans are afoot         at great prices in there!)
to lure shoppers with exciting sales and money-saving bargains at its January White Sale.
                                                                                                For more of home décor, make sure to visit The Splendid Nest, which, due to your
First begun by 19th century retailers to help drum up business during a normally quiet          customer requests, will now be open throughout the winter months - even if the owners do
January, it is said that the tradition of January White Sales began in Philadelphia in 1878     “fly south” for a bit! Yes, The Splendid Nest is spreading its winter wings to be open
when shop merchant John Wanamaker reduced the price of his white linens. However, it            Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am - 5 pm and on Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm through
wasn’t until the late 1950s that prints, as well as colored sheets, were also included in       these winter months. So stop in and meet their “newest chick” Meghan, who will be happy
January White Sales. Department stores today continue the tradition with great success          to assist you in finding just the right touch to make your house your home. Or drop in and
by offering deep discounts on sheets and bed covers, pillows and pillow cases, towels and       check out their latest ladies fashions or accessories, so cute!
                                                                                                And, lest we forget to mention, while you are out and about scoring all these great retail
After browsing the circulars, make the most of January sales by preparing a detailed list of
                                                                                                bargains, you might want to stop by the newly renovated Kwik Trip, where Jerry Kamm and
what you need to buy or replace. Create your list by taking a household inventory, and then
make a separate list for friends and loved ones to plan ahead for upcoming birthdays,           his crew will be happy to show you the newly added space. It will make for a more enjoyable
anniversaries or other occasions. For example, if you know anybody who is getting               stop - a better presentation of their fresh food selections (love this: by making healthier
engaged, planning a wedding, going off to college, or moving to a new home - use January        food choices available they are helping our community!), a new coffee bar area, and even
white sales to buy impressive gift sets of sheets, towels, curtains, and other household        a seat for you to sit a minute and enjoy a cup of hot soup or a quick bite of food.
items they may need. If you have enough closet space, you can even have the gifts
beautifully wrapped and stored away ahead of time so you're ready when the big event            Happy New Year and Happy Shopping in New Ulm to all!
Find big bargains on all types of items in stores in January - that includes the last of the                                                                           We have
after-Christmas sales on gift wrap, holiday cards, toys and electronics along with inventory
clearances of winter clothes, shoes and boots. Also look for a whopping 30 to 60% off                                                                                 MILLIONS
everything from furniture and window treatments, to housewares and luggage. They, too,
are often included in the New Year’s blow-out pricing events.                                                                                                          to lend!
As brides-to-be and trend-following teens already know, January in New Ulm at Sisters
                                        Bridal & Tux is an opportune time to see the                                                                                    No Bailouts
                                        latest looks for 2011. With new wedding and                                                                                    Needed Here!
                                        prom styles arriving continuously and a
                                        sneak-peak prom fashion show scheduled for                                                                                  Safe, Sound, Secure and
                                        January 23 (the proceeds of which support                                                                                    Ready to support our
                                        Cathedral High’s After-Prom Party - don’t you just                                                                                 Community
                                        love it when our local retailer’s partner with
                                        projects like this that benefit the entire                  Superior 5 Star
                                                                                                     Rated Bank
                                        community!), Sisters Bridal is a great place to                                                                  New Ulm • Lafayette • LaSalle
                                        find fashion for your fine dressed occasions.                                                                    Lakeville • eWorld
                                        With a variety of styles in wedding and prom                                                                            FDIC
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      Post Job Openings on                                                                              News from MLC
                                                                           We appreciate all the community members who frequent our campus and hope you feel welcome.
                                                       Being on our campus and among our campus family gives our visitors a better sense of what our
                                                                           college is all about. As a part of the mission to train men and women to spread the gospel, MLC
 Do you have a job vacancy that must be filled?                            will conduct a day of Evangelism training for its students on January 19. Forty presenters from
                                                                           across the country will be on campus to conduct workshops and electives for the students and
 Looking for new employees?                                                faculty. The opening service will be held in the Chapel from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., with Pastor Mark
 Do you want to expand the employee pool to outside our area?              Schroeder, president of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod speaking. Three 55-minute
                                                                           electives will be offered on that day, starting at 9:30, 10:35, and 1:50. The presentations will cover
 It's free! It’s easy! It's included in your membership!                   the work being done in Texas to start a school for Spanish-speaking people, the work of former
 1. Log into                                          missionary Dan Kroll in Africa, and the work being done by graduates of MLC in connection with
                                                                           Friends of China. The large electives will be held in the Chapel of the Christ, in the auditorium in
 2. Enter your login name and password. Contact Chamber staff if you       Wittenberg Collegiate Center, and in the choir room in the music center. The public is welcome to
 have misplaced this information.                                          attend the opening service and any of the large electives (no registration required).
 3. Click Job Postings in the left-hand menu.
 4. Click Add a job Posting. Complete the fields in the Add a New Job
 Posting screen.                                                                                     Walk to the Glock
 5. Click Submit for Approval.
                                                                           Thanks to those who ably assisted in this event: Janine Enter and staff at KNUJ, especially
 Upon approval, your job posting will appear on             Keith Buboltz, Michele Schroeder, Dennis Cummisky, and Jim Bartels; Tony Guggisberg, River
 within your Member Information Page and by category in a special          Creek Nursery; Val Besser, Spinning Spools; Cathy Olson, LarsonAllen; Donna Lambrecht,
 location for job searches.                                                United Way; Bill Kittler, Hy-Vee; Jack Gronholz, KEYC; and Chamber staff. A special thanks to
 Serious job seekers will take note of jobs posted on the New Ulm          Gary Maki and the Payne Street Singers, McDonalds, Mitch Lewis of Twin Rivers Archery and
 website by active chamber members like you.                               Outdoors, and of course - Santa!
 Check it out and contact us with questions or for more information.

    BUSINESS                                Hospitality Table                                                               Break the Habit
                                            Sponsorship for                                                          The Heart of New Ulm’s Project – Hearts Beat Back - is
   AFTER HOURS                                  January                                                               sponsoring a seven-week tobacco cessation program
   Thursday, January 20
      4:30 - 6:30 pm                         B & L BAR                                 January 4, 2011, 5:30 p.m. in the New Ulm High School Lecture Theater,
                                               15 N. Minnesota                                             lower level -- near the cafeteria.
      OAK HILLS                         Thanks to B & L Bar for
                                                                                                   Call 507-233-1945 to learn more or to register.
    LIVING CENTER                       sponsoring the hospitality table
  Celebrate the completion of           for the month of Januar y.
   their recent remodeling              Please stop in to have a cup of
            project.                    coffee and visit YOUR chamber
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                                                                                                                                         Chamber Calendar
                                                                                                                                       Jan 6                   Jan 17                       Jan 24
 The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to print a monthly Community Calendar of events for New Ulm. Any public function             Session Priorities    Chamber Exec. Committee          NUBRA Steering
 can be included if it is received by the 14th of the prior month. Call the office at 233-4300 or go to to         4:00 - 9:00 PM                                        12:00 - 1:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                           7:30 - 8:30 AM
 submit the event. More information about the activities can be found on our website: We encourage you         St. Paul RiverCentre
 to use the calendar to help avoid conflicts when scheduling your event and to share information about the event with the                               Chamber Board Room             Chamber Boardroom
 Community. Check it often for things to do.
                                                                                                                                     Jan 12                                                  Jan 26
            Jan 4                        Jan 11               Jan Jenkins - Disappearance       Rachel's Challenge              Network New Ulm              Tourism Committee       Willkommen Committee
   Civil War Series at New       Civil War Series at New              or Foul Play?                7:00 - 8:30 PM              7:45 AM - 4:15 PM              12:00 - 1:00 PM            12:00 - 1:00 PM
     Ulm Public Library            Ulm Public Library               7:00 - 8:30 PM             District Administrative        Local Government Day              Lind House            Kaiserhoff Restaurant
       6:00 - 7:30 PM                6:00 - 7:30 PM             District Administrative                 Center
   New Ulm Public Library        Public Library Meeting                  Center                                                                                                              Jan 27
                                                                                                                                     Jan 13                         Jan 19
       Meeting Room                       Room                                                         Jan 25                  New Ulm Economic                                      NU Area Personnel Assoc
                                                                                                                                                                CVB Meeting
                                                                         Jan 18                   Civil War Series           Development Corporation                                    12:00 - 1:00 PM
                                         Jan 12                     Civil War Series              6:00 - 7:30 PM                                             11:30 AM - 1:00 PM       Kaiserhoff Restaurant
           Jan 10                                                                                                                12:00 - 1:00 PM
                                    Network New Ulm                 6:00 - 7:30 PM             Public Library Meeting                                        Kaiserhoff Restaurant
 Parkinson's Support Group                                                                                                          Kaiserhoff                                              Jan 28
                                   7:45 AM - 4:15 PM             Public Library Meeting                 Room
       1:30 - 3:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                  Chamber Fundraising
                                  Local Government Day                    Room                                                        Jan 14                   Jan 20
 Orchard Hill dining room                                                                                                                                                                 Committee
                                                                                                                               Business Action Team     Chamber Board Meeting
                                          Jan 13                       Jan 23                                                                                                              7:30 AM
  David Gehrke (Minnesota                                                                                                         7:30 - 8:30 AM           7:30 - 9:00 AM
                                  Bridging Brown County        German Dinner Fundraiser                                                                                                Chamber Boardroom
    humorist and author)                                                                                                       Chamber Board Room        Chamber Boardroom
                                    Leadership Program           10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
     7:00 PM - 8:30 PM              8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                Leifeld Hall
   District Administrative
            Center                      Jan 17                     Jan 24
                               New Ulm Caregiver Support Farm-City Hub Club Annual
                                                                                                                                             Special Events
    New Ulm Community                   Group                     Meeting                                                   Jan. 19-21      Red Cross Blood Drive                    Vogel Recreation Center
         Concert                    1:30 - 3:00 PM             6:30 - 9:00 PM
                                                                                                                            Jan. 24         “Winter Blast”                           Vogel Recreation Center
      7:30 - 9:00 PM              Community Center         New Ulm Country Club
     MLC Auditorium                   Cafetorium                                                                            Jan. 8-9        N.U. Hockey Association’s                Civic Center
                     Place your event on the Chamber’s Community Calendar. Call 233-4300                                                    PeeWee “B” Hockey Tournament

                                                                                                                            Jan. 15-16      N.U. Hockey Association’s                Civic Center
                                                                                                                                            PeeWee “A” Hockey Tournament
Congratulations!                                                                                                            Jan. 22-23      N.U. Hockey Association’s                Civic Center
We want to acknowledge members who have received special recognition, celebrated                                                            Squirts Hockey Tournament
anniversaries, or transitioned in some way. To do so, we need you to share your
accomplishments by calling 233-4300 or e-mailing This month we                                     Jan. 29-30      N.U. Hockey Association’s          Civic Center
recognize:                                                                                                                                  14 and Under “B” Hockey Tournament

Toby Frier (former Chamber Board member), who has been named the new president of the New                                   Jan. 7-14-21-28 “Rock On Ice” Open Skate                 Civic Center
Ulm Medical Center. With over 12 years of experience in healthcare administration, Toby has                                                 7:00-9:00 pm
been serving as the Director of Finance and Operations at NUMC for the past five years.
David Alsop, attorney with Gislason & Hunter LLP, who was named the “Minneapolis Best
Lawyers Professional Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Alsop, who has received
similar recognition from other agencies, is a partner with the firm.                                                           Thank You from the Visit
Rick Christiansen of LarsonAllen in New Ulm , who was honored as the 2010 New Discussion
Leader for his work in continuing education by the Minnesota Society of Certified Public                                     with St. Nikolaus Committee
Accountants.                                                                                                                 The New Ulm Business & Retail Association extends a gracious thank
Dennis Frederickson, who received yet another award for his work in conservation -- this one                                 you to all those who helped with this year’s Visit with St. Nikolaus:
presented by the Izaak Walton League for his strong advocacy for the environment.                                            Dick Seeboth as St. Nick; Henk Exoo as Krumpus; Mike Stark as the
                                                                                                                             MC; Mary Mack for doing hair and makeup; Lynn Fink, Denny Waloch,
                                                                                                                             Tom Strenge, Becky Portner, Cathy Olson, Jenny Gieseke and
                                                                                                                             daughter Kaiya, for helping to stuff the goodie bags; and Just for Kix
                                         2011 Farm Show                                                                      for their performance. A very special thank you goes to AMPI and
The Farm-City Hub Club’s annual Farm Show will be held March 11-13 at the New Ulm Civic Center.                              Kraft Foods for their product donations for the goodie bags and to
This year, registrations are being handled at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Stop at the                              Alliance Bank, Citizens Bank, Frandsen Bank & Trust and NU-Telecom
  Chamber or contact us at 233-4300 or for a registration form.                                      for their continued financial support.

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