Chamber of Commerce www.newulm.com January Highlights Bode Joins Board - Page 3 • Chamber Renews Grow MN! - Page 3 Phone (507) 233-4300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 2 January 2011 • The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce WILLKOMMEN UPDATE 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 email@example.com 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, aprons.....you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce • January 2011 Page 3 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 Chevrolet 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 term. Page 4 January 2011 • The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce 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 category...to 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. minimized. * 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 less....to 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. The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce • January 2011 Page 5 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 ruralmn.org. 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. Page 6 January 2011 • The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce NU•STYLE 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! more. 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! arrives. 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 Member With a variety of styles in wedding and prom www.citizensmn.com FDIC The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce • January 2011 Page 7 Post Job Openings on News from MLC We appreciate all the community members who frequent our campus and hope you feel welcome. newulm.com 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 www.chamberlogin.com 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 www.newulm.com 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 beginning 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 staff. Page 8 Januaryu 2011 • The Journal/New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce 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 www.newulm.com 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: www.newulm.com. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. for their continued financial support.
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