E-Gateway 8.9.16

Posted on August 9th, 2016 under News Flash.
Inbox overflowing? In an effort to reduce emails, all Chamber communications will be listed below. Make sure to read the e-Gateway each week! 
This Week- Register Now!
Speaker Breakfast featuring Annie Huidekoper, hosted by the
Women in Business ‘Fun is Good; Life is Great‘ 

Thursday, August 11, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Wayzata Country Club

A former St. Paul Saints executive shares lessons learned on cultivating conversation, connection and community.

From Little League batgirl to Vice President of Community Partnerships and Customer Services, Annie Huidekoper’s love and respect for the game of baseball and its fans is unwavering.  After 23 years with the St. Paul Saints including her exhaustive efforts to make the field of dreams, CHS Field, a reality…she left.

According to St. Paul Saints owner Bill Murray, “More than any slugger or base stealler, glove man or fire baller, saddle-bagged piglet, bench jockey, or hometown umpire…Annie Huidekoper is the best thing to happen to the St. Paul Saints.”

Annie will share her journey and lessons learned – join us for this fun and fascinating event.

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On the Calendar this Week…

Tuesday, August 9
Executive Committee Meeting, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at AmeriStar Agency

Wednesday, August 10
Roger Miller Golf Classic Committee Meeting, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Chamber Office

Wednesday, August 10
Ambassador Visit for Wayzata Salon & Day Spa, 4:00 p.m. at 301 Broadway Ave S, Wayzata

Thursday, August 11
Speaker Breakfast featuring Annie Huidekoper, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Wayzata Country Club

Friday, August 12
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chamber Office

Thursday, August 18
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 through August 15. 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.

Donations can also be dropped off at the Chamber office at 402 E. Lake Street.

We had a great afternoon at the Night to Unite Luncheon last Tuesday. Chief Mike Risvold shared the most memorable cases investigated this year and some tips on public safety. Thanks to all of our first responders who work to keep our communities safe all year long.
Just 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. 

The most recent recipient of the Exceptional Service Award of Excellence is
Lunds and Byerlys Kitchen! Stop by and help us say congratulations.
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. 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/