A NOTE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR
Hello Chamber Members, It’s October. I love October! The fall leaves changing, cooler weather, beer (Oktoberfests), pumpkin spice lattes, apples, and of course Halloween. As we say goodbye to September, I hope you were able to experience the 49th Annual James J Hill Days. A big thanks to our wonderful Chamber staff, sponsors, and volunteers who made the weekend fun and the best end of summer festival! Click here to watch a video created by MattyJFilms capturing all that makes James J. Hill Days so special.
Now that it’s October, get ready for Halloween fun for everyone at the annual Boo Bash Dash, a spooktacular race in downtown Wayzata. Run or walk a timed 10k, 5k, 1 mile and enjoy a family-fun run down Lake Street. Costumes encouraged! Enjoy pre- and post-race festivities, like the Pumpkin Derby and trick-or-treating around town during Boo Blast. Learn more and register today!
Join us on October 12 at the Wayzata Country Club for the Chamber’s 2023 Person of the Year Luncheon celebration! We are thrilled to honor Jim McWethy of Sun and Slope for his incredible contributions to the community. Don’t miss this great afternoon with friends and fellow community members. Register for the luncheon here.
Lastly, we hope to see you at the upcoming Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Teehive Custom Apparel on Tuesday, October 17. Teehive is also offering lots of fun & free activities planned from 3- 7 PM, including free Professional Headshots, a station to screenprint your own shirt, appetizers, and door prizes.
There are many fun member events coming up this month! Click here to see the full list. I hope you have a beautiful autumn. I tip my beer stein and cheers to our members, sponsors and volunteers.
Congrats to our 2023 Person of the Year, Jim McWethy, owner of Sun & Slope! “Jim McWethy is a key community and Chamber contributor who is often behind-the-scenes planning or coordinating outdoor adventures and actions that make Wayzata a best place to live, work and play. He’s not one who requires being in the spotlight, but he is one who makes things happen for all of us in the Wayzata Area. I along with others have greatly benefitted from his can-do, get it done way.”
Join us at the Person of the Year Luncheon on Thursday, October 12 as we celebrate Jim. Register to attend here >>
Happy one-year anniversary to Brick + Linen Wayzata! Brick + Linen is a full-service design studio that will bring your space to life. We are so excited they opened their doors in Wayzata a year ago. Visit them today!
Now’s the time to order your Winter Banner! This is a great opportunity to promote your business, support the community, and add to the esthetic appeal of downtown Wayzata! Deadline is October 18. Learn more here.
On October 1, 2023, there will be two new metro county area sales and use taxes dedicated to housing and transportation. The new Metro Area Sales and Use Tax for Housing rate will be 0.25% and the Metro Area Sales and Use Tax for Transportation rate will be 0.75%.
Give a Wayzata Welcome to our New Members!
Be Sure to Support our Renewing Members
- Biffs, Inc.
- Community Member – Jon Reyerson
- Hudson Irish Dance Academy
- Innovative Flooring Design
- Lunds & Byerlys Wayzata
- Minnesota Insurance Group Inc.
- Mohawk Moving & Storage, Inc.
- Nedia Hair Loss Salon & Spa
- PureAlchemy Design
- Tonka Insurance Agency, Inc.
- Trinity Church of Wayzata
- Westside Family Dentistry
(formally known as Wayzata Family Dentistry)
- Northwestern Mutual
- COV Wayzata- hiring hosts and bussers
- Stinson Services
- Crew Carwash
- Copeland Buhl – Wayzata
- City of Wayzata – Paid On-Call Firefighters
- Pilates MN – Massage Therapist
- Pleasant View Gardens
- Lunds & Byerlys
- Drybar Wayzata
- McCormick’s Pub & Restaurant – apply in person
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Wayzata Public Schools
- Hammer Residences
- Northern Taphouse
- Crisp & Green
IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING? LET US KNOW AT INFO@WAYZATACHAMBER.COM
Boo Bash Dash & Boo Blast
Registration is now open for the 5th annual Wayzata Boo Bash Dash powered by Schuler Shoes,
hosted by Wayzata Sailing and Wayzata Area Chamber. Register before October 15 to guarantee a t-shirt! Sponsor opportunities are still available. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
September Ribbon Cutting Celebrations!
Looking for a fun team activity or family- friendly event? Check out the 5th annual Wayzata’ Boo Bash Dash! Click to see details and a fun video from Wayzata Sailing’s Executive Director, Matt Thompson.