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Greetings and welcome to the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's issue we invite you to the Chamber's Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, ask for your par- ticipation in the Annual Board of Directors Retreat, and touch on some highlights for the rest of the year. Volunteer Appredation Picnic If you have volunteered your precious time for any Chamber event or project, then please plan on attending the Chamber's Volunteer Appreciation Picnic this Wednesday evening at Lakeside Park from 5:30 to 7:30. Were you a leader for a group of volunteers? If so, please give them a call to make sure they are aware of this event. Come visit with the Board of Directors as they will be rolling up their sleeves to serve you a great meal. There will be door prizes and music through out the evening. Mark your calendars and come join us for food, fun and door prizes. Annual Board of Directors Retreat Once again it is time to finalize the plan for the upcoming Chamber year. The 4th Annual Directors Retreat is scheduled for Monday, October 4 from 5.0 pm to 9:00 pm at Schmidt's Landing. At the retreat the Director's will review and critique the 1999 Chamber year thus far. Directors will also be developing the Plan of Work for 2000 by reviewing the 1999 Plan of Work. Have the goals and primary objectives of the 1999 Plan of Work been reached? If so, how and if not, why not? These questions and many more will be asked? The Directors are responsible to you, the members, for the vision and direction of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you have any suggestions to improve the Chamber or something that you like that we already are doing? Call the Chamber office at 839-3284 or anyone of the Directors with your comments or concerns. Here are the phone numbers of the Directors: Kathi Thymian - 273-2£22; Steve R.oggenbuck - 839-2551 Jim Foster - 005-432-4129; Deb Barnhardt - 839-6123; Mike Carlson - 839-6102; Jyla Dahle - 839-3882; Donna Gregory - 605-432-691% Tom Kaye - 839-3617; and Galen Swihart - 839-3349. Chamber Friends & Fun after Five If you have not yet hosted this fun event, give the Chamber a call. Mary or I will be glad to tell you what is required of your business to host this great event. We can also give you a list of those businesses who have hosted, so you can visit with ther This is a great opportunity for your business to show off what it has for Chamber members. The Chamber will help you pick a date, make up the invita- tions, and provide the Chamber mailing labels. You need to provide the snack, hors d'oeuvres or light meal (the choice is yours), beverage and the 20 cent stamps for mailing the invitations. Ribbon Cuttings for New Businesses Try as we might, we are not perfect at the Chamber office. If you know of a new business that has opened in Ortonville, Big Stone City or the Big Stone Lake area, please give us a call at the Chamber office 839-3284. It is the Chamber's poli- cy to present the first dollar of clear profit to the new business. We will call to arrange a photo opportunity that works best with the business. The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion Mark your calendars for Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th as a time to rally around the Retailers and the Ortonville Trojans. Everyone, including retailers, customers and spectators are encouraged to wear black and orange on Friday. While on Saturday, everyone is encouraged to dress in Pioneer period clothing for Founders Day, celebrat- ing the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Ortonville by C.K. Orion. This annual event has been growing the past few years since the Chamber Retail Committee elected to combine their Harvest Fest Promotion with the Trojans Homecoming event. Each year we see more parade entries from the local busi- nesses in support of the High School's major event. Be watching for an appearance by C.K. and Augusta Orion during the annual Homecoming parade. The Retail Committee is currently searching for fall produce vendors or vendors with crafts made from fall produce. Vendors will be located on ( main street both Friday and Saturday of the Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion. If you happen to be one of these vendors please call the Chamber office at 839-3284. There is no fee to participate just the willingness to make this promotion even larger. Also happening that week and through the weekend will be the development of a Scarecrow Village on main street, a pumpkin face painting contest with the contestants pump- kins on display in participating retail stores, a face painting booth on Friday to get everyone I ready for the Homecoming game that evening, a scarecrow making class, and possible other activities. The Big Stone County Historical Society will also be hosting events at the Museum on Saturday afternoon. Watch the paper for a more detailed list of activities for both Friday and Saturday for Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion as we get closer to the date. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1999 September 15 - Volunteer Appreciation Supper 5:30-7:30 Lakeside Park October 8 & 9 - Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion December - Christmas Promotion 2000 January 22 - Chamber Annual Meeting March 18 & 19 7th Annual Sports & Leisure Show May 20 & 21 - MWC Qualifying Tournament i Retail Christmas Promotion The Retail Christmas Promotion Committee is asking for groups, businesses, families, etc. to help with a new idea for Wouldn't it be great to have a Christmas Village to drive through II that the Retail stores are open late for Christmas shopping? Each group, etc. would be asked to design and set-up their Christmas Village. Electricity would be provided, so the more li example, the Ortonville Independent being a newspaper, I could play made out of newspaper or the Fire Department's Christmas old fire hose, etc. Let the imaginations run wild with Christmas in Vehicles would donate $2.00 per vehicle to help defray the and snow removal (if required). Lakeshore RV Park & Fruit their campsites for hosting the Christmas Village. Start thinking and P for this great idea. Call the Chamber office at 839-3284 with your register your group, organization, business, family, etc. AN OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY was Ortonville's Econo Lodge,pictured above. The Patels, the motel, received the,r first dollar of profit from the Area Chamber of Commerce. 'j, i>'vl i **! GUY'S EXPRESS LUBE UPTOWN STANDARD received of profit and a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. pictured with members of the BSLA Chamber oCommerce This newsletter is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses...  AII Types of Construction, Remodel or New. • NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL • Experienced in Concrete. I : :ii: Steve Scoblic ;gd j!]ii::::!;::iiii:::;!i!;:i: BIG STONE CITY, SD" 605-880-3758 i i CARTWRIGHT DRUG GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES UI lIE 147 NW 2nd Street * OrtonviUe, MN 56278 (320) 839-6102 Dept. 56 Collectibles • Ty Collectibles Beanie Babies • Boyds Bearstones & Folkstones Precious Moments ° Fenton Glass Yankee Candles • Root Candles Big Stone Lake & Golf T-Shirts and Sweats Silk Flowers & Arrangements The Thymes Limited Bath & Colognes Whispers Earrings for Sensitive Ears BRIDAL REGISTRY AT CARTWRIGHT'S..,The Perfect BeginnJngl ii i i HOME CENTER 16 Monroe * Ortonville, MN Why Go Anywhere Else? JORDEN ROGGENBUCK invites you in! WE DO IT ALL! Complete Auto Glass & Body Shop Area' s Most Modern and Up-To-Date Shop Largest Windshield Selection in the Areal *Window repair and replacement .Painting .Body work . Free computerized estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction! -P_ROG R E$S I VE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 ~ Since 1975 ~ XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS Copiers • Facsirnilies ,. Printers & Cartridges • Office Furniture * Supplies SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 • WE DELIVER Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Marg Robinson of Ortonville, Representative Call us or walk in Open Mon,-Fri. 8am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-12noon Best P Mo resses Largest Maytag Dealer in the Area! 12 Month No Interest Good thru 9.30-99 1-800-254-3617 or 839-3617 10 YEAR NON-PRORATED WARRANTY Twin Set .......... Reg. $289 SALE $249 Full Set ............ Reg. $379 SALE $329 Queen Set ....... Reg. $459 SALE $399 Check Out Our Floor Covering and Appliances! Store Hours: M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 m C::0MPt.EI00 FAMI.Y EYE • Contact Lenses • Diagnosis • Vision Therapy Ocular Disease & • Pre & Post Operative Care Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • OrtonviUe, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3413 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, MORE HOURS... MORE SER lwnrown Orronville Member FDIC LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: M" FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; ATM ON PREMI ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY MINNWEST BANg ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP Lakeshore RV Park & Fruit Farm Located two miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 40 camp sites ° 18-hole mlni-golf ° Outdoor pool 600 ft. lakeshore • Party room ° Boat launching • Arcade Excursion boats ° Bumper boats • Docking marina Showers • Playground ° Convenience store ° Restrooms AND OF COURSE...Our famous apple orchard products - available in the fall! For more information call 1-800-9-FOR-FUN Dennis & Carol Dragt, Steve & Collette Dragt RR 1, Box 95 * Ortonville, MN 56278 ° 839-3384 Put Your Ad He Thb For Rentl Greetings and welcome to the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's issue we invite you to the Chamber's Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, ask for your par- ticipation in the Annual Board of Directors Retreat, and touch on some highlights for the rest of the year. Volunteer Appredation Picnic If you have volunteered your precious time for any Chamber event or project, then please plan on attending the Chamber's Volunteer Appreciation Picnic this Wednesday evening at Lakeside Park from 5:30 to 7:30. Were you a leader for a group of volunteers? If so, please give them a call to make sure they are aware of this event. Come visit with the Board of Directors as they will be rolling up their sleeves to serve you a great meal. There will be door prizes and music through out the evening. Mark your calendars and come join us for food, fun and door prizes. Annual Board of Directors Retreat Once again it is time to finalize the plan for the upcoming Chamber year. The 4th Annual Directors Retreat is scheduled for Monday, October 4 from 5.0 pm to 9:00 pm at Schmidt's Landing. At the retreat the Director's will review and critique the 1999 Chamber year thus far. Directors will also be developing the Plan of Work for 2000 by reviewing the 1999 Plan of Work. Have the goals and primary objectives of the 1999 Plan of Work been reached? If so, how and if not, why not? These questions and many more will be asked? The Directors are responsible to you, the members, for the vision and direction of the Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you have any suggestions to improve the Chamber or something that you like that we already are doing? Call the Chamber office at 839-3284 or anyone of the Directors with your comments or concerns. Here are the phone numbers of the Directors: Kathi Thymian - 273-2£22; Steve R.oggenbuck - 839-2551 Jim Foster - 005-432-4129; Deb Barnhardt - 839-6123; Mike Carlson - 839-6102; Jyla Dahle - 839-3882; Donna Gregory - 605-432-691% Tom Kaye - 839-3617; and Galen Swihart - 839-3349. Chamber Friends & Fun after Five If you have not yet hosted this fun event, give the Chamber a call. Mary or I will be glad to tell you what is required of your business to host this great event. We can also give you a list of those businesses who have hosted, so you can visit with ther This is a great opportunity for your business to show off what it has for Chamber members. The Chamber will help you pick a date, make up the invita- tions, and provide the Chamber mailing labels. You need to provide the snack, hors d'oeuvres or light meal (the choice is yours), beverage and the 20 cent stamps for mailing the invitations. Ribbon Cuttings for New Businesses Try as we might, we are not perfect at the Chamber office. If you know of a new business that has opened in Ortonville, Big Stone City or the Big Stone Lake area, please give us a call at the Chamber office 839-3284. It is the Chamber's poli- cy to present the first dollar of clear profit to the new business. We will call to arrange a photo opportunity that works best with the business. The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion Mark your calendars for Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th as a time to rally around the Retailers and the Ortonville Trojans. Everyone, including retailers, customers and spectators are encouraged to wear black and orange on Friday. While on Saturday, everyone is encouraged to dress in Pioneer period clothing for Founders Day, celebrat- ing the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Ortonville by C.K. Orion. This annual event has been growing the past few years since the Chamber Retail Committee elected to combine their Harvest Fest Promotion with the Trojans Homecoming event. Each year we see more parade entries from the local busi- nesses in support of the High School's major event. Be watching for an appearance by C.K. and Augusta Orion during the annual Homecoming parade. The Retail Committee is currently searching for fall produce vendors or vendors with crafts made from fall produce. Vendors will be located on ( main street both Friday and Saturday of the Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion. If you happen to be one of these vendors please call the Chamber office at 839-3284. There is no fee to participate just the willingness to make this promotion even larger. Also happening that week and through the weekend will be the development of a Scarecrow Village on main street, a pumpkin face painting contest with the contestants pump- kins on display in participating retail stores, a face painting booth on Friday to get everyone I ready for the Homecoming game that evening, a scarecrow making class, and possible other activities. The Big Stone County Historical Society will also be hosting events at the Museum on Saturday afternoon. Watch the paper for a more detailed list of activities for both Friday and Saturday for Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion as we get closer to the date. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1999 September 15 - Volunteer Appreciation Supper 5:30-7:30 Lakeside Park October 8 & 9 - Harvest Fest/Homecoming Promotion December - Christmas Promotion 2000 January 22 - Chamber Annual Meeting March 18 & 19 7th Annual Sports & Leisure Show May 20 & 21 - MWC Qualifying Tournament i Retail Christmas Promotion The Retail Christmas Promotion Committee is asking for groups, businesses, families, etc. to help with a new idea for Wouldn't it be great to have a Christmas Village to drive through II that the Retail stores are open late for Christmas shopping? Each group, etc. would be asked to design and set-up their Christmas Village. Electricity would be provided, so the more li example, the Ortonville Independent being a newspaper, I could play made out of newspaper or the Fire Department's Christmas old fire hose, etc. Let the imaginations run wild with Christmas in Vehicles would donate $2.00 per vehicle to help defray the and snow removal (if required). Lakeshore RV Park & Fruit their campsites for hosting the Christmas Village. Start thinking and P for this great idea. Call the Chamber office at 839-3284 with your register your group, organization, business, family, etc. AN OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY was Ortonville's Econo Lodge,pictured above. The Patels, the motel, received the,r first dollar of profit from the Area Chamber of Commerce. 'j, i>'vl i **! GUY'S EXPRESS LUBE UPTOWN STANDARD received of profit and a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. pictured with members of the BSLA Chamber oCommerce This newsletter is brought to you courtesy of the following businesses...  AII Types of Construction, Remodel or New. • NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL • Experienced in Concrete. I : :ii: Steve Scoblic ;gd j!]ii::::!;::iiii:::;!i!;:i: BIG STONE CITY, SD" 605-880-3758 i i CARTWRIGHT DRUG GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES UI lIE 147 NW 2nd Street * OrtonviUe, MN 56278 (320) 839-6102 Dept. 56 Collectibles • Ty Collectibles Beanie Babies • Boyds Bearstones & Folkstones Precious Moments ° Fenton Glass Yankee Candles • Root Candles Big Stone Lake & Golf T-Shirts and Sweats Silk Flowers & Arrangements The Thymes Limited Bath & Colognes Whispers Earrings for Sensitive Ears BRIDAL REGISTRY AT CARTWRIGHT'S..,The Perfect BeginnJngl ii i i HOME CENTER 16 Monroe * Ortonville, MN Why Go Anywhere Else? JORDEN ROGGENBUCK invites you in! WE DO IT ALL! Complete Auto Glass & Body Shop Area' s Most Modern and Up-To-Date Shop Largest Windshield Selection in the Areal *Window repair and replacement .Painting .Body work . Free computerized estimates 100% Customer Satisfaction! -P_ROG R E$S I VE COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 ~ Since 1975 ~ XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS Copiers • Facsirnilies ,. Printers & Cartridges • Office Furniture * Supplies SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 • WE DELIVER Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Marg Robinson of Ortonville, Representative Call us or walk in Open Mon,-Fri. 8am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-12noon Best P Mo resses Largest Maytag Dealer in the Area! 12 Month No Interest Good thru 9.30-99 1-800-254-3617 or 839-3617 10 YEAR NON-PRORATED WARRANTY Twin Set .......... Reg. $289 SALE $249 Full Set ............ Reg. $379 SALE $329 Queen Set ....... Reg. $459 SALE $399 Check Out Our Floor Covering and Appliances! Store Hours: M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 m C::0MPt.EI00 FAMI.Y EYE • Contact Lenses • Diagnosis • Vision Therapy Ocular Disease & • Pre & Post Operative Care Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • OrtonviUe, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3413 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, MORE HOURS... MORE SER lwnrown Orronville Member FDIC LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: M" FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; ATM ON PREMI ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY MINNWEST BANg ORTONVILLE MINNWEST BANK GROUP Lakeshore RV Park & Fruit Farm Located two miles north of Ortonville on Hwy. 7 40 camp sites ° 18-hole mlni-golf ° Outdoor pool 600 ft. lakeshore • Party room ° Boat launching • Arcade Excursion boats ° Bumper boats • Docking marina Showers • Playground ° Convenience store ° Restrooms AND OF COURSE...Our famous apple orchard products - available in the fall! For more information call 1-800-9-FOR-FUN Dennis & Carol Dragt, Steve & Collette Dragt RR 1, Box 95 * Ortonville, MN 56278 ° 839-3384 Put Your Ad He Thb For Rentl