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Posted on January 5th, 2016 under News Flash.
Share Your Chamber Pride- Your 2016 Membership Decal is in the Mail 

Look for the 2016 version of your membership decal in the January issue of The Gateway newsletter and proudly display on a window or door! Contact us at 952-473-9595 if you do not receive your decal.

Thank you to all our valued customers and friends for all of your support in 2015. Order Valentines Day flowers before January 31 for delivery February 12 through 14 and receive $10 off a purchase of $75 or more. Mention this ad when placing your order. 

On the Calendar This Week…
Tuesday, January 5
Wayzata City Council Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall
Friday, January 8
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chamber Office
Friday, January 8
Retail Committee Meeting, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at TBD
Speaker Luncheon Featuring Wendy Blackshaw,
SVP of Marketing & Sales, 2018 Super Bowl Host Committee


Thursday, January 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wayzata Country Club
Register Here 

With over 25 years experience in tourism, entertainment and sports sales and marketing, Wendy Blackshaw is known for her dynamic approach to building great, award-winning brands and creating successful partnerships for high profile organizations such as Sun Country Airlines, Mall of America, University of MN and Rollerblade. In her current role as Senior Vice President, she is uniquely qualified to speak to the exciting opportunities and daunting challenges facing our local 2018 Super Bowl Host Committee.
2016 Presenting Sponsor:

Enrichment Workshop: Creating Goals that Energize your Organization 
 Hosted by the Young Professionals 

Thursday, January 21
7:30-9:00 a.m., Wayzata City Hall
Register Here– Free to members 

Successful leaders take an active role in goal setting and hold themselves accountable. But why do some goals go unachieved? How can goal setting drive high performance culture? Join Maureen Tubbs, Client Strategy Director for Dale Carnegie Training North Central US to discover how to set exciting, achievable goals that drive engagement and high performance.
You’ll discover:

  • Reasons why goal setting is an underdeveloped skill in most organizations
  • The three key drivers of employee engagement
  • How the five elements of D.R.E.A.M. goal-setting can drive engagement and results

2016 Presenting Sponsor:

We’re Making Ice!
Registrations are rolling in for the 32nd Annual Wayzata Chilly Open. Get your squad together and head to WayzataChillyOpen.com and
register now.

What to cover with your superhero squad:
1. Team Name & Captain (consider how it works with costumes)
2. Number of Golfers (you can always add more)
3. Preferred tee time (11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)
4. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for all the goods

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here or email Brooke Beyer at bbeyer@wayzatachamber.com for more information.

2016 Best of Lake Minnetonka 
Lake Minnetonka Magazine has announced the finalists in the 2016 Best of Lake Minnetonka. Click here to view the full list.
Member Spotlight

6Smith has made the list of Lavender Magazine’s Top 5 Fave New Restaurants for 2015. Click here to read the full article.

Love Your Melon
Love Your Melon was recently featured in USA Today for their work in the fight against childhood cancer. Read the full article here.

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners 
IOCP’s sleep out total has reached the $2 million mark. A tremendous milestone on the way to their $2.2 million goal.

Sushi Fix 
City Pages released a list of the Top 11 Most Interesting Food Moments of 2015 and Sushi Fix has made the list. Click here for the full article.

Wayzata Becoming a Wedding Planning Destination
Minnesota Bride has recognized three Wayzata businesses for coming together to make Wayzata a wedding planning destination-Watermark Stationery, Posh Bridal Couture, A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa. Click here for more information.