A NOTE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR
Hello Chamber Members,
As January ends, we reflect on how we return to our new normal. While we still have uncertainty around inflation, labor shortages, and resilient Covid-19, we see the community returning to enjoy live events. Perhaps it’s pent-up demand, but as I mentioned last month, we had a record sell-out of the Wayzata Chilly Open Golf spots! With such a demand, we added another nine holes and some Last Chance Tickets! Click here to snag a Last Chance Ticket. There are many ways to enjoy this festival of fun! Tickets are available for the BRAND NEW Friday night Pre Par-Tee event featuring music by High & Mighty, food trucks, and refreshments at the 19th Hole Tent. Limited tickets available: $10 cover pre-sale or $15 at the door. I hope to see you there!
On February 16th, we host our second installment of the Leadership Luncheon series. Join us to hear from two leading experts on brand management, crisis management, and how to take steps to ensure you have a strong brand strategy in place. Our speakers will also discuss what to do when crisis communications are needed and how to navigate through challenging times. You will come away with practical information to use in your business or organization as you think about your own brand management! Click here to register. Registration not required for Series Pass Holders.
We recently dropped our 2023 Experience Wayzata Guide. There are plenty of members featured in the Wayzata Experience Guide who have gift options to help you celebrate those you love this Valentines Day! Let’s all support our chamber members. We can’t provide all of the wonderful events and programming without them!
Each month, I will remind you that your chamber needs you not only to engage in our events but we always need volunteers. We can’t do this with our YOU! Click here to view and select volunteer opportunities. Wishing you all a Fabulous February!
It was exciting to see Brick + Linen featured in January’s Artful Living Magazine! Click here to read the full article about this powerhouse husband-wife team!
Congratulations to attorneys Kirby Graff and Matt Simenstad on being named partner at Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean. Read their profiles here.
We are excited for Chamber Members Pete Ice with Edina Realty and Beth Ulrich with Ulrich Real Estate on their nominations for a Twin Cities Real Producers award! Congrats on the nomination!
Congrats to the Steadman Team at Compass on joining the Wayzata Area Chamber! Thank you to all who joined us that evening. It was a wonderful celebration!
A BIG Happy 10 Year Anniversary to our fearless leader, Becky Pierson! Here’s a note from Board Chair Kathy Packard, “Our chamber president, Becky Pierson, has successfully led this chamber for ten years. Please join me in congratulating Becky on her 10-year anniversary and we thank her for the great work she has done on behalf of the chamber.”
Give a Wayzata Welcome to our New Members!
- Garda Capital Partners
- Reeds & Rushes Wedding and Event Venue
- US Bank Wayzata
- Abrakadabra Environmental
Be Sure to Support our Renewing Members
- African Community & Conservation Foundation
- Align Health & Wellness
- AmeriStar Agency, Inc.
- Bell Bank
- Blue Horizon Energy
- Business & Estate Advisers, Inc.
- Candlelight Floral & Gifts
- CenterPoint Energy
- City of Wayzata
- Coldwell Banker Burnet – Celia Threlkeld
- Coldwell Banker Burnet – Ellen DeHaven
- Community Member – John Berg
- David Lee Funeral Home
- Discover Strength
- Edina Realty – Patti Jo Hermann
- Edina Realty – Pete Ice
- Edina Realty – Wayzata/Lake Minnetonka
- Edina Realty – The Stabeck Group
- Fazendin Realtors, Inc.
- Golden Veterinary Care
- Gregg Larsen, Coldwell Banker Realty
- Huntington Bank
- Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
- Mayor Ken Willcox
- Lake Community Bank
- Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty – April Manchik
- LNR Properties
- Mediacom Communications
- Mohagen/Hansen Architectural Group
- Palm Commercial Brokerage
- Perkins Capital Management, Inc.
- RBA, Inc.
- Redeemer Lutheran Church & Redeemer Christian Academy
- SharePoint Credit Union
- Sincere Financial, Ltd.
- The UPS Store
- Tradition Capital Bank
- Wayzata Community Church
- Wayzata Country Club
- Wells Fargo Club
- Youngstedts Wayzata Goodyear
- f45 Training Ridgedale
- Nothing Bundt Cakes Minnetonka
- Ispiri Design-Build
- Wayzata Public Schools – Substitute Teachers Wanted!
- Hammer Residences
- Lakeside Wine + Spirits
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Northern Taphouse
- Northwestern Mutual
- Stonebay Senior Living
- Face Foundrie
- Lunds & Byerlys
- Drybar Wayzata
- COV Wayzata
- Lord Fletcher’s
- Crisp & Green
- Stalk and Spade
IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING? LET US KNOW AT INFO@WAYZATACHAMBER.COM
The 39th Annual Wayzata Chilly Open is NEXT WEEK!
What started as a small crazy idea on how to have a little fun during the coldest month of the year has evolved into one of Minnesota’s most unique winter events. We are looking forward to hosting 2,000 golfers, in Vegas themed costumes and bar sleds, hitting tennis balls with hockey sticks and tee ball bats. 36-hole sponsors will decorate and host four-9-hole courses. The sold out tournament is happening Saturday, join us for the Pre Par-Tee Friday night! See all the fun that’s taking place HERE!
Thank you to all our amazing sponsors!
Chamber Connect is Back!
Starting in February, Chamber Connect returns and is the perfect opportunity to connect with Chamber members on a monthly one-to-one basis. Don’t miss this free Member benefit!