E-Gateway 5.17.16

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under News Flash.

This Wednesday- Chamber Happy Hour!
Hosted by the Young Professionals 

Wednesday, May 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wayzata Brew Works 

If you haven’t been to the new Wayzata Brew Works yet, now’s your chance. Join other Chamber members for networking, fun and a beverage on their lakeside patio- all are welcome.

On the Calendar This Week…

Tuesday, May 17
Board of Directors Meeting, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo

Tuesday, May 17
Wayzata City Council Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall

Wednesday, May 18
Member Engagement Committee Meeting, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Chamber Office

Wednesday, May 18
Chamber Happy Hour, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Wayzata Brew Works

Thursday, May 19
Bushaway Road Update Meeting, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Wayzata City Hall

May 12 Speaker Luncheon hosted by the Women in Business. Thanks to Ken Barlow for sharing his story of living and working with a mental illness and advocating for mental health awareness.

Ambassador Visit with Mosquito Shield- Northwest Metro. Welcome to the Chamber!

Does your business have an upcoming special, event or promotion? The Chamber can help you get the word out. SHOP. EAT. ENJOY. is sent to about 2,500 people in the Wayzata area and is an easy format to forward to your business contacts. Starting June 1, SHOP. EAT. ENJOY. will be sent out on Wednesday’s. If you would like to be included, send the following to info@wayzatachamber.comchamber.com no later than Noon on Tuesday of the
week(s) you wish to be included:

  • No more than 45 words of promotional copy
  • A logo or image (max size is 3″x3″)
  • Business phone number
  • There is no limit to how many times you can be included but please switch up your submissions at least every three weeks
Project Updates in the Wayzata Area…


CR-101/Bushaway Road is closed to all traffic from Minnetonka Blvd to Eastman Ln/McGinty Rd. There will be a full closure of Wayzata Blvd East between CR-101 and Holdridge Road West starting May 17. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained. To view the detour map and for more information visit the website here: hennepin.us/countyroad101.

I-494– Access to Wayzata will be maintained from I-394 and Minnetonka Boulevard. For more information on the project visit: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494plymouth/

On Tuesday, May 3, the Wayzata City Council adopted a resolution acknowledging receipt of the Civitas Lake Effect Signature Park Schematic Design Proposal and outlining project next steps.

The resolution specifics include:

  • Explore implementation of the schematic design and recommendations under close guidance and direction of the City Council and with continued public engagement
  •  Initiate the Lake Effect Conservancy to raise private and public funding, and the supporting City/Conservancy public/private partnership agreement
  • Review phasing recommendations and evaluate within city’s capital improvement plan and Comprehensive Plan
  • Evaluate the maintenance and operations expenses and revenue options

Click here for more information and to view the full resolution.

Align Your Business with the Arts Through Sponsorship

Don’t miss Wayzata’s summer art fair, June 25 & 26.

With crowds reaching over 10,000, this event is the perfect opportunity for your business to gain exposure, become involved and support the Wayzata/Lake Minnetonka community.

Remaining Levels (as of 4.26.16):
Presenting Partner (exclusive)
Platinum Sponsor (1 available)
Gold Sponsor (3 available)
New! Entertainment ‘Islands of Music’ Sponsor (1 available)
New! Activity Zone (2 available)
Most popular! Silver Sponsor (2 available)
Bronze Sponsor

Contact Brooke Beyer at bbeyer@wayzatachamber.com or 952-473-9595 for more information.

Member Spotlight

Ameriprise Financial 
Mark Cheeley, private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program. Click here for more information.

Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens 
Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens was featured on Kare11 to discuss native plants. Watch the video here.