E-Gateway 8.16.16

Posted on August 16th, 2016 under News Flash.
Inbox overflowing? In an effort to reduce emails, the Chamber will try to send two emails each week: the e-Gateway and SHOP. EAT. ENJOY.
Make sure to read the e-Gateway each week! 
On the Calendar this Week…

Tuesday, August 16
Board of Directors Meeting, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Community Room

Tuesday, August 16
City Council Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall

Wednesday, August 17:
Membership Committee Meeting, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Chamber Office

Thursday, August 18
Bushaway Road Update, 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Wayzata City Hall

Thursday, August 18
Back to School Backpack Drive, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Chamber Office/Depot Park

This Thursday! 

4:30-6:30 p.m. at Chamber Office/Depot Park
Click here to Register & Donate 

Help us reach our goal of filling 50 backpacks with school supplies:

1. Make a donation: We are collecting donations NOW. 100% of your donation goes directly to the purchase of school supplies.

2. Join us for the Assembly Party: We will have an assembly line set up outside of the Chamber office. Come fill the packs with supplies and get to know other community minded Chamber members while enjoying a complimentary happy hour.

Less than one month away!
42nd Annual James J. Hill Days is September 9-11

James J. Hill Days is Wayzata’s largest festival inviting families from all over the region to celebrate the end of summer along the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Small town charm, big time fun! Come for national bands, a “State-Fair-like” Carnival, coaster carts, the ever-popular Dachshund Races, a free street dance, fireworks, craft beer festival, a classic car show and annual parade.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details.

Big shout out to Fuzzy Duck Design for our new look!
Are you interested in getting involved? Click here for more information or contact Brooke at bbeyer@wayzatachamber.com. 

A fun and informative morning at the Women in Business breakfast last week featuring Annie Huidekoper. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Now Accepting Person of the Year Nominations

To complete a nomination form and see a list of previous recipients, visit WayzataChamber.com. Please contact Nancy at npilhofer@wayzatachamber.com with any questions.

2015 Person of the Year- Cindy Leines

It’s time to nominate a noteworthy Chamber member for the Person of the Year Award.
Items to consider when nominating:

  • An active participant and supporter of Chamber activities
  • A contributor to the economic, civic, commercial and educational interests of the Wayzata area
  • Nominations are due September 1

Registration Now Open

Register before September 9 for special early bird pricing and foursome discounts! Start planning your outfits for the coveted ‘Best Dressed Foursome’ title!

Join in the fun every week for Wayzata Wednesdays- the perfect excuse to enjoy a mid-week summer night out. For the rest of August, shop, eat and enjoy specials, events and discounts with participating restaurants and retailers.

August 17-Walk Wayzata
Attention multi-taskers. Shop, Eat, Enjoy and get your steps in. Walk through participating businesses to find the emblem for a stamp and chance to win. Walk on your own or start as a group from Pilates MN at 5:30 p.m. Then join a free Pilates class at 7:30 p.m. in Depot Park.
Click here for more information. 10,000 steps guaranteed! 

Project Updates in the Wayzata Area…


CR-101/Bushaway Road is closed to all traffic from Minnetonka Blvd to Eastman Ln/McGinty Rd. Hennepin County has reopened Wayzata Boulevard East, just south of the intersection of County Road 101 and Wayzata Boulevard. 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. 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/

I-394– MnDOT will be doing resurfacing work on I-394 between 1-494 and Hwy 100 beginning July 5. There will be some overnight lane and ramp closures. Visit the project website for more information here: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i394goldenvalley/

Member Spotlight 
Wayzata Marine 
The owner of Wayzata Marine was recognized for his efforts in raising money for MRAA Education Foundation.Click here for more information.

Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens 
Heidi’s Lifestyle Gardens was featured on Kare11 talking about growing careers in the green industry. Watch the video here.

Something newsworthy about your business? Let us know at info@wayzatachamber.comchamber.com.