Posted on May 10th, 2016 under News Flash.
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Speaker Luncheon featuring KSTP-TV’s Ken Barlow: Living and Working with Mental Illness, hosted by Women in Business

Thursday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wayzata Country Club

He’s been one of the most well-liked meteorologists in the Twin Cities for decades. But Emmy Award winning meteorologist Ken Barlow was living with a secret until recently.  He has bipolar 1 disorder.

It’s estimated that close to 300,000 people live with serious mental illness in Minnesota; more than half never seek treatment. It took decades for Ken Barlow to get the life-changing diagnosis and when he did find out, he was angry. He was worried that the stigma of mental illness
would harm his reputation.

He knows that by speaking out he can change and save lives. 

Presenting Sponsors:                                                                                                        Event Sponsors:

On the Calendar This Week…

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

Wednesday, May 11
Ambassador Visit with Mosquito Shield-Northwest Metro, 4:00 p.m. at Chamber Office

Thursday, May 12
Speaker Luncheon featuring Ken Barlow, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Wayzata Country Club

Friday, May 13
Retail Committee Meeting, 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Grace Hill Design

Friday, May 13
Young Professionals Committee Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chamber Office

We were honored to welcome Senator Amy Klobuchar back to Wayzata last week. What a fun morning sharing stories and insight on how topics in Washington affect us in Minnesota.
Click here for more pictures from the event.

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 next week, SHOP. EAT. ENJOY. will be sent out on Wednesday’s (May 18). 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
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.

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.

Project Updates in the Wayzata Area…


CR-101/Bushaway Road is closed to all traffic from Minnetonka Blvd to Eastman Ln/McGinty Rd. To view the detour map and for more information visit the website here: hennepin.us/countyroad101

I-494– Access to Wayzata from I-494 will be via Carlson Parkway and Minnetonka Boulevard. See the ‘insiders’ detour map here. For more information on the project visit: dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494plymouth/

Member Spotlight

Wayzata Farmers Market 
The Wayzata Farmers Market is moving to downtown Wayzata this year at 301 Promenade Ave. Click here for more information.

Wayzata Brew Works 
WCCO featured Wayzata Brew Works on their ‘Tap Talk’ segment. Watch the video here.

RBA, Inc. 
Sun Sailor highlighted RBA for their presentation at Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day. Click here for more information.