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Greetings and welcome to the second issue of the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's newsletter, we will introduce you to the current office staff, explain to you what the Chamber is doing for its members, inform you about the Chamber Friends ~ Fun after 5:00 and highlight some of the upcoming events scheduled for the Big Stone Lake Area. Who is Running the Chamber Office? The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office is located on main street with an address of 41 NW 2nd Street. Presently there are three staff mem- bers housed in the Chamber office. Office Manager, Mary Hillman; Summer Intern, Sherree Athey and myself, Sonja Pinkert, Executive Director. Mary Hillman has been with the Chamber for just over two years. She is mar- ried to Duane Hillman and they have three children; Amy, Bryan and Brandon and one grandchild. Before starting at the Chamber, Mary managed the Econo Lodge in Ortonville. Mary is active with the Big Stone Arts Council and many other community events and projects. She brings to the office the outstanding knowledge of the service industry and great organizational skills. Sherree Athey just joined the office staff the end of May as a Summer Intern. She is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council and will be with us most of the summer. Sherree is a 1999 graduate from Clinton-Graceville- Beardsley High. Her parents are Mike and Sharon Athey of Clinton and she has five siblings. This fall Sherree will be attending Alexandria Tech where her plans are to major in Fashion Management You may also see Sherree at Lori B's Fine Women's Apparel Store as she is splitting her 40-hour week between the two store- fronts. Finally a few items about myself. I am married to Nell and we have two daughters, Heather, age 2 and Melissa, age ฃ0. Before coming to the Chamber in August of 1995, I managed the Pizza Hut of Milbank for over 13 years. While working at Pizza Hut, I attended SDSU and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. My favorite tidbit to brag about is that Heather was the 1997 ST) Dairy Princess and Melissa is the current 1999 SD Dairy Princess. FOR MORE INFORMATION about the events being held during Inkpa Days, July 10 & 11, call the Big Stone City office (605) 862-8121 or the Chamber office (320) 839-3284. What's My Chmlber Doing for Me? This is a question asked when a business joins any Chamber. There are many direct and indirect benefits as a result of your Chamber membership. It's fair to say that YOUR Chamber does not "cost" but rather it "pays." Every day the Chamber is working to make your business a success in the area. The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Here are a few features for your review and consideration. • Resource Publications - The Chamber has available the current community profile to better sell and tell the story along with City (Big Stone City and Ortonville) and Big Stone Lake maps. • Services - Our #1 service is Referrals from the Chamber office as well as other Chamber members. The AT&T Profit by Association Long Distance Program is dis- counted phone rates to Chamber members along with providing non-due revenue for the office. Finally, check out www.bigstonelake.com • Directories & Listings - The Membership Directory or Buyer's Guide is the main source of referrals outside the office in which members receive a free listing both alphabetically and by category. • Networking - The Chamber sponsors many events/activities that Chamber members can participate in to expand their networking with other members. • Advertising/Promotion - Only Chamber members are given the opportuni- ty to co-op their advertising dollars with the Chamber in advertising an event/ activity. Some of the advertising options include the Tony Dean Outdoors TV pro- gram, Regional Trade shows in the spring, as well as several Radio stations and Paper publications throughout the Midwest region. We are your "Partners in Progress!" Here today, and everyday, to promote you, our Chamber business members! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY for a fun-fill weekend, July 10 & 11 for the 10th Annual Inkpa Days in Big Stone City. Flyers can be picked up at the Chamber office. Your SQflsfacfion GUARAN'ID We are confident that membership in the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will benefit you and your organization. Therefore, we offer a six month money back membership guarantee. If you attend at least three Chamber functions during the first six months of your membership and your are not completely satis- fied, we will refund your membership investment. Chamber Friends & Fun After Rve to be held at Historical Society The Big Stone County Historical Society and Museum will be the host site for this month's Chamber Friends & Fun. On Tuesday, June 29th, Chamber members, guests, employees and friends will have the chance to see the museum and the Charles Hanson North American Wildlife Collection. To make it easy and possi- ble for everyone to attend, there will be two events during the day. The regular Chamber Friends & Fun After Five will be held from 5:00 to 7.) PM with some eats and beverages sej'ved. For those who can't make it at that time, Lundberg Construction will host a noon session with food from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Hosts will be on hand to show guests in the former Artichoke General Store which now houses he donated to the Society. The Society welcomes everyone to this special Chamber make it on June 29th, come up anytime. Regular hours Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sundays from 1 to 4 PM. If you are a Chamber member and have not yet hosted Fun after Five, please give us a call at the Chamber office. glad to inform you of what all it takes to host this fun event. of imagination! TRAM Raffle Tickets and T-Shlrts The TRAM committee is currently selling raffle tickets for valued at $1000.00 plus a Schwinn Replica donated by Pepsi( TRAM t-shirts can be ordered right now and will be on prior to TRAM. The 10th Anniversary of TRAM will start at Ortonville 0n Buses will start arriving at noon down at Lakeside unteering their time, please contact the Chamber office or Donais or Tom Gronseth. We will be glad to find you a spot time will be put to good use. Local entertainment is needed to help fill the time s Groups will play/sing for 30-45 minutes down in the gazebo Are you part of a group or know of one? Let us know at 800-568-572. Calendar of Events July 10011 - Inkpa Days July 17 - "Christmas in July" Crazy Days July 25 - 10th Anniversary TRAM Ride begin5 July 26 - Chamber Golf Tourney July 29 - Chamber Friends a Fun After Five August 20022 - 61st Annual Cornfest Mary Hillman - Sonja Pinkert - Sheree Athey This newsletter is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses... i i i ii ii i Experienced in Concrete. ~ Since 1975 - XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS COPIERS, FACSIMILES AND PRINTERS SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Kim Mork of Ortonville, Representative Call us or walk in, 8-5:30 00."iDo" I to the newest,ra00rance I ..No00's t,e ,,me ,o buy, from I 00.rg.st _ . C,.00O.t J 1-800-254-3617 | Full Set ..... ' ...... Reg $379 SALE $329 | Store Hours: CANDLE ฎ | Twin Set .......... Reg. t289SALE.'4"| or 839-3617 I Queen Set ....... Re $459 SALE $399 II M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 DRUG .& GIFTS I Ortonville, MN • 320-839-6102 COMPLETE BODY sHoP! HOME 16 Monroe • Ortonville, MN • Window repair and replacement • Free Estimates .Painting • Body Work • Glass Work Guaranteed 100% Customer Satisfaction! See us for complete collision repair and auto refinishing! LINDA AND STEVE ROGGENBUCK with their boys, Dustin, in front and left to right, Oillan, Iolen and Jason. -P_ROGRE$SlYE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street s Ortonville, MN 56278 i €::I31VPI.00'00 FAMLY EYE • Contact Lenses • Vision Therapy • Pre & Post Operative Care • Diagnosis & Ocular DiseaSe Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, MORE HOURS... MORE LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; ATM ON PREMI ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY 00o0000,owo b00IMINNWEST B Ortonville ORTONVILLE MINNWESl BANK OIOU & Fruit Farm Located two miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 40 camp sites • 18-hole mini-golf • Outdoor pool l 600 ft. lakeshore • 18905 scale model train rides Excursion boats • Bumper boats • Docking marina Arcade • Playground • Convenience store • Restrooms Showers • Famous orchard products AND OF COURSE...APPLES GALORE! For more information call 1-800-9-FOR-FUN Dennis & Carol Dragt, Steve & Collette Dragt RR 1, Box 95 • Ortonville, MN 56278 Put Your Ad This For Greetings and welcome to the second issue of the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's newsletter, we will introduce you to the current office staff, explain to you what the Chamber is doing for its members, inform you about the Chamber Friends ~ Fun after 5:00 and highlight some of the upcoming events scheduled for the Big Stone Lake Area. Who is Running the Chamber Office? The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce office is located on main street with an address of 41 NW 2nd Street. Presently there are three staff mem- bers housed in the Chamber office. Office Manager, Mary Hillman; Summer Intern, Sherree Athey and myself, Sonja Pinkert, Executive Director. Mary Hillman has been with the Chamber for just over two years. She is mar- ried to Duane Hillman and they have three children; Amy, Bryan and Brandon and one grandchild. Before starting at the Chamber, Mary managed the Econo Lodge in Ortonville. Mary is active with the Big Stone Arts Council and many other community events and projects. She brings to the office the outstanding knowledge of the service industry and great organizational skills. Sherree Athey just joined the office staff the end of May as a Summer Intern. She is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council and will be with us most of the summer. Sherree is a 1999 graduate from Clinton-Graceville- Beardsley High. Her parents are Mike and Sharon Athey of Clinton and she has five siblings. This fall Sherree will be attending Alexandria Tech where her plans are to major in Fashion Management You may also see Sherree at Lori B's Fine Women's Apparel Store as she is splitting her 40-hour week between the two store- fronts. Finally a few items about myself. I am married to Nell and we have two daughters, Heather, age 2 and Melissa, age ฃ0. Before coming to the Chamber in August of 1995, I managed the Pizza Hut of Milbank for over 13 years. While working at Pizza Hut, I attended SDSU and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. My favorite tidbit to brag about is that Heather was the 1997 ST) Dairy Princess and Melissa is the current 1999 SD Dairy Princess. FOR MORE INFORMATION about the events being held during Inkpa Days, July 10 & 11, call the Big Stone City office (605) 862-8121 or the Chamber office (320) 839-3284. What's My Chmlber Doing for Me? This is a question asked when a business joins any Chamber. There are many direct and indirect benefits as a result of your Chamber membership. It's fair to say that YOUR Chamber does not "cost" but rather it "pays." Every day the Chamber is working to make your business a success in the area. The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Here are a few features for your review and consideration. • Resource Publications - The Chamber has available the current community profile to better sell and tell the story along with City (Big Stone City and Ortonville) and Big Stone Lake maps. • Services - Our #1 service is Referrals from the Chamber office as well as other Chamber members. The AT&T Profit by Association Long Distance Program is dis- counted phone rates to Chamber members along with providing non-due revenue for the office. Finally, check out www.bigstonelake.com • Directories & Listings - The Membership Directory or Buyer's Guide is the main source of referrals outside the office in which members receive a free listing both alphabetically and by category. • Networking - The Chamber sponsors many events/activities that Chamber members can participate in to expand their networking with other members. • Advertising/Promotion - Only Chamber members are given the opportuni- ty to co-op their advertising dollars with the Chamber in advertising an event/ activity. Some of the advertising options include the Tony Dean Outdoors TV pro- gram, Regional Trade shows in the spring, as well as several Radio stations and Paper publications throughout the Midwest region. We are your "Partners in Progress!" Here today, and everyday, to promote you, our Chamber business members! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY for a fun-fill weekend, July 10 & 11 for the 10th Annual Inkpa Days in Big Stone City. Flyers can be picked up at the Chamber office. Your SQflsfacfion GUARAN'ID We are confident that membership in the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will benefit you and your organization. Therefore, we offer a six month money back membership guarantee. If you attend at least three Chamber functions during the first six months of your membership and your are not completely satis- fied, we will refund your membership investment. Chamber Friends & Fun After Rve to be held at Historical Society The Big Stone County Historical Society and Museum will be the host site for this month's Chamber Friends & Fun. On Tuesday, June 29th, Chamber members, guests, employees and friends will have the chance to see the museum and the Charles Hanson North American Wildlife Collection. To make it easy and possi- ble for everyone to attend, there will be two events during the day. The regular Chamber Friends & Fun After Five will be held from 5:00 to 7.) PM with some eats and beverages sej'ved. For those who can't make it at that time, Lundberg Construction will host a noon session with food from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Hosts will be on hand to show guests in the former Artichoke General Store which now houses he donated to the Society. The Society welcomes everyone to this special Chamber make it on June 29th, come up anytime. Regular hours Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sundays from 1 to 4 PM. If you are a Chamber member and have not yet hosted Fun after Five, please give us a call at the Chamber office. glad to inform you of what all it takes to host this fun event. of imagination! TRAM Raffle Tickets and T-Shlrts The TRAM committee is currently selling raffle tickets for valued at $1000.00 plus a Schwinn Replica donated by Pepsi( TRAM t-shirts can be ordered right now and will be on prior to TRAM. The 10th Anniversary of TRAM will start at Ortonville 0n Buses will start arriving at noon down at Lakeside unteering their time, please contact the Chamber office or Donais or Tom Gronseth. We will be glad to find you a spot time will be put to good use. Local entertainment is needed to help fill the time s Groups will play/sing for 30-45 minutes down in the gazebo Are you part of a group or know of one? Let us know at 800-568-572. Calendar of Events July 10011 - Inkpa Days July 17 - "Christmas in July" Crazy Days July 25 - 10th Anniversary TRAM Ride begin5 July 26 - Chamber Golf Tourney July 29 - Chamber Friends a Fun After Five August 20022 - 61st Annual Cornfest Mary Hillman - Sonja Pinkert - Sheree Athey This newsletter is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses... i i i ii ii i Experienced in Concrete. ~ Since 1975 - XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS COPIERS, FACSIMILES AND PRINTERS SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Kim Mork of Ortonville, Representative Call us or walk in, 8-5:30 00."iDo" I to the newest,ra00rance I ..No00's t,e ,,me ,o buy, from I 00.rg.st _ . C,.00O.t J 1-800-254-3617 | Full Set ..... ' ...... Reg $379 SALE $329 | Store Hours: CANDLE ฎ | Twin Set .......... Reg. t289SALE.'4"| or 839-3617 I Queen Set ....... Re $459 SALE $399 II M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 DRUG .& GIFTS I Ortonville, MN • 320-839-6102 COMPLETE BODY sHoP! HOME 16 Monroe • Ortonville, MN • Window repair and replacement • Free Estimates .Painting • Body Work • Glass Work Guaranteed 100% Customer Satisfaction! See us for complete collision repair and auto refinishing! LINDA AND STEVE ROGGENBUCK with their boys, Dustin, in front and left to right, Oillan, Iolen and Jason. -P_ROGRE$SlYE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street s Ortonville, MN 56278 i €::I31VPI.00'00 FAMLY EYE • Contact Lenses • Vision Therapy • Pre & Post Operative Care • Diagnosis & Ocular DiseaSe Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, MORE HOURS... MORE LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; ATM ON PREMI ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY 00o0000,owo b00IMINNWEST B Ortonville ORTONVILLE MINNWESl BANK OIOU & Fruit Farm Located two miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 40 camp sites • 18-hole mini-golf • Outdoor pool l 600 ft. lakeshore • 18905 scale model train rides Excursion boats • Bumper boats • Docking marina Arcade • Playground • Convenience store • Restrooms Showers • Famous orchard products AND OF COURSE...APPLES GALORE! For more information call 1-800-9-FOR-FUN Dennis & Carol Dragt, Steve & Collette Dragt RR 1, Box 95 • Ortonville, MN 56278 Put Your Ad This For