E-Gateway 10.18.16

Posted on October 18th, 2016 under News Flash.
THIS ThursdayRegister Now!
Enrichment Workshop: “The Power of Self-Talk”, hosted by the
Young Professionals 

Thursday, October 20
7:30-9:00 a.m. at Wayzata City Hall

How you talk to and about yourself can absolutely impact your success.  It impacts your goals and everyday life both negatively and positively.  Learn how to use self-talk to be the best YOU.

Presenters will be Brent Widman of Southwestern Consulting and Rebecca Garsys of Tom James.

Presenting Sponsor:

On the Calendar This Week 

Tuesday, October 18
Wayzata City Council Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall

Thursday, October 20
Enrichment Workshop “The Power of Self-Talk,” 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Wayzata City Hall

Winter Street Banners
Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED to October 21

Promote your business, support the community and add to the aesthetic appeal of Wayzata…exclusively available to members of the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.

The new Winter banners will be displayed on the streets of downtown Wayzata December through early April for the next three winter seasons.

The location of your banner within Wayzata is random. Your business name will be in text (as shown in example), as we are unable to accommodate logos.

The cost for the three-year Winter banner is $325.00. Early bird pricing is $275 with your signed agreement and payment by October 21
Click here to fill out the advertising agreement and contact Julia atinfo@wayzatachamber.comchamber.com with questions.

Celebrate Halloween in Wayzata and trick-or-treat at retail shops all around town during Wayzata’s Boo Blast. Families can enjoy in-store activities, spooky specials and goodies for the little ones. Don’t forget your costume!

Retailers and restaurants- don’t miss your chance to participate

What a fun celebration for our 2016 Person of the Year, Ellen Timmerman-Borer! Thanks to everyone who contributed. Click here to see more photos.

A day of golfing, connections and fun at the Roger Miller Golf Classic! Thanks to our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who made it a success!
Reminder: New Labor Regulations Effective December 1
Updated Overtime Eligibility 

Are new regulations on your business’ holiday wish list?  If so, you can thank the Department of Labor for delivering a revised regulation that will effect an estimated 4 million employees starting in December. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay protections.  However, the Act also carves out certain classes of employees that are not entitled to these wage protections. These employees are exempt from the requirements and, as such, the two classes of employees are called “non-exempt” and “exempt.”  The broadest class of exempt employees are executive, administrative and professional employees with predetermined fixed salary requirements. The current weekly salary level for these exempt employees is $455 (or $23,660 annually). The new rule, which is effective December 1, 2016, will increase the weekly salary level requirement to $913 (or $47,476 annually). Employers will be forced to either raise exempt employees’ salaries to the increased requirement so they retain their exempt classification or to re-classify the employees as non-exempt at the same pay rate and pay overtime when applicable. Additional information is available on the Department of Labor’s website at www.dol.gov. As in-house counsel from the outside for closely held companies, Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean, PLC, provides creative and personalized solutions to navigate regulatory requirements such as these.  Follow our firm at www.ssmnlaw.com.

Project Updates in the Wayzata Area…


I-394: MnDOT has confirmed that Highway 12 (focusing on the area known locally as “the bypass”) will be closing for median barrier installation beginning October 17 for approximately three weeks. For more information visit the project website: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy12safetyimprovements2016/

CR-101/Bushaway Road from Minnetonka Blvd to Eastman Ln/McGinty Rd is open! The rest of the roadway, including the bridge is scheduled to open November 1. For more information visit the website here: hennepin.us/countyroad101.

I-494– Access to Wayzata will be maintained from I-394 and Minnetonka Boulevard. Keep an eye out for new signage directing travelers to Wayzata area businesses! For more information on the project visit: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494plymouth/

Member Spotlight

Lake Minnetonka Magazine featured the innovate fare being served at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Click here to read more.