A NOTE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR
Hello Chamber Members or fellow Star Wars Geeks. The month of May brings warmer temps, blooming flowers, and the fresh beginnings of summer. From May Day celebrations to Memorial Day, May is a month worth celebrating. Oh, and we can’t forget about Star Wars Day! Read on for the many ways you can connect, support local businesses, and grow your own business.
The final Leadership Luncheon is on Thursday, May 25 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. We are thrilled to welcome Suki Dardarian, Star Tribune Editor and Senior Vice President, Jana Shortal, Kare11 News Reporter, Anchor, and Host of Breaking the News, and Kathy Robideau, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Market President and Publisher. We will explore what’s changing in the news industry, how people consume news. Come find out what drivers are working behind today’s news sector and how it impacts your perception of the world around us.
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Advanced Oral Surgery & Periodontics on May 11, from 4-5 pm. You will meet the team and be able to tour the new Minnetonka facility. Register here and we will see you there!
Right around the corner is the 64th Annual Roger Miller Golf Event on June 5 at Burl Oaks Golf Club. We’ve got a wonderful tournament planned for you this year. Same great golf and good times with some added twists to make the event fun for all our members and their guests. Now’s the time to register a foursome! Click here to sign up.
Lastly, mark your calendar and don’t miss Wayzata’s premier summer festival – The Wayzata Art Experience, June 23-25, 2023. The festival will be expanding to over 150 juried artists from across the country, 15 food trucks, a food artisan market, an activity zone for families and kids, a beer + wine garden, free sailboat rides, as well live music all weekend long. And I have some exciting news! We are welcoming a brand new music festival to Wayzata Art Experience weekend! WaamFest (Wayzata Art And Music Festival) featuring Steve Aoki and Gryffin. This will be one art-filled, high energy weekend. Tickets are on sale here. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available.
Oh….. and did I mention volunteering? Make an impact on the community while having a blast! There are a variety of spots available from working the Beer+Wine Garden to booth sitting for artists. Click here to become a super cool volunteer.
Have a spectacular month and May the 4th be with you. See you soon!
Congrats to Birch’s on the Lake for taking home 2 awards from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s MN Brewers Cup Competition! This state-wide, blind taste-test competition had 450+ beers entered from over 90 breweries and brewpubs in the State. Birch’s Hazy IPA, a cloudy juicy IPA, took home first place as the best tasting Hazy IPA in the
state! Birch’s Blonde Ale, a light easy drinking ale, took home second place in its category. Cheers!
After three years of consideration, the Boards of Directors of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Museum of Lake Minnetonka (Steamboat Minnehaha), Wayzata Historical Society and Westonka Historical Society have voted unanimously to approve a Plan of Consolidation among the four organizations. An informational session on the plan will be held in the Community Room on Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information on the proposed consolidation.
The Wayzata High School student council was awarded a 2023 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). WHS student council was recognized for its impressive leadership, service and activities that improve the school and community. Congrats to this fantastic group of students!
PetSuites Plymouth celebrated their brand new location the whole month of April and we were thrilled to be there to cut the big blue ribbon. Congrats to that team and go visit their store in Plymouth!
Give a Wayzata Welcome to our New Members!
- The Teehive
- MEA Energy
- Huxley Optical
- Monarch Wealth Advisors
- Excelsior Energy Group
- Toshiba Business Solutions
- SOUL Ballroom
Be Sure to Support our Renewing Members
- Community Member- Julie Larsen Zarsosa
- Creative Kids Academy
- Excelsior Brewing Company
- Hand in Hand Christian Montessori
- Laka Spa
- Lord Fletcher’s
- Minnesota Lakes Bank
- Minnetonka Center for the Arts
- Mosquito Shield Northwest Metro
- Park Nicollet Clinic – Wayzata
- Pleasant View Gardens Inc.
- Stinson Services Inc.
- Sun Media
- Top Dog Country Club
- TreeHappy Nature & Forest Therapy Guiding
- Wayzata Blu Suites LLC
- Wayzata Historical Society
- Wayzata Rotary Club
- Windmiller Design Studio
View profiles in our Member Directory.
- Pleasant View Gardens
- McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant – apply in person
- Nothing Bundt Cakes Minnetonka
- Ispiri Design-Build
- Wayzata Public Schools
- Hammer Residences
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Northern Taphouse
- Northwestern Mutual
- Stonebay Senior Living
- Lunds & Byerlys
- Drybar Wayzata
- COV Wayzata
- Lord Fletcher’s
- Crisp & Green
IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING? LET US KNOW AT INFO@WAYZATACHAMBER.COM
Register for the 64th Annual Roger Miller Golf Classic
Start the summer off with our 64th Annual Roger Miller Golf Tournament at the beautiful Burl Oaks Golf Club in Minnetrista. Treat a foursome of clients to an outdoor meeting, or a group of friends to a fantastic networking opportunity in a relaxing environment. The fun won’t end at the 18th hole! Join us for the Post-Play Dinner where we will announce the big winners, give away raffle prizes, and award the Best Team Photo! That’s right, coordinate the ultimate golf look and strike a pose at the 18th hole.
Whether you’re a competitive golfer, casual player, or new to golf you will enjoy a fabulous day at Burl Oaks Golf Club.
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