E-Gateway 8.23.16

Posted on August 23rd, 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! 
All Aboard!
42nd Annual James J. Hill Days is September 9-11

The weekend wouldn’t be possible without the help of our awesome volunteers!
Click here to sign up today! 

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, annual parade and more. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more details.

Are you interested in getting involved? Click here for more information or contact Brooke at bbeyer@wayzatachamber.com. 
On the Calendar this Week…

Thursday, August 18- Note Day Change 
Ambassador Visit and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 4:00 p.m. at
Flagship Bank (1415 Wayzata Blvd East)

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!

Presented by:

Major Sponsors:

A fun night stuffing backpacks with back to school supplies last week for local students. The Chamber Young Professionals donated a total of 61 backpacks, plus school supplies to Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners. Thanks to everyone who helped and donated!
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.

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
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.
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 
Park Nicollet Foundation
Park Nicollet Foundation is hosting Be Pink Wayzata activities again this year. Click here for a list of ways to get involved.