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Greetings and welcome to the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's issue we will encourage you to attend the RCAP meeting in January, review who the Chamber is, ask for volunteers with a bik- ing interest and much more. RCAP Update Following the training that was conducted in November, the RCAP committee will be hosting a Town Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in the Commons Area in the Ortonville High School Attendance and participation of all ages, gender, and interests is extremely important to the outcome of this meeting. We need a minimum of 150 people in atten- dance. Breaking into groups will allow the committee to measure peoples interests and issues to help with the strategic planning and vision making for the community. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. For more information call the City office at 839-3428 or the Chamber office at 839-3284. We will be glad to answer any and all ques- tions. Who is the Chamber? The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a not4or- profit 501(c)6 organization. The Chamber has a nine member Board of Directors who in turn advise and direct the Executive Director. The Chamber is financed through membership investment/dues along with fund-raisers and contributions for specific events or projects. The Executive Director is not an employee of Ortonville City but the Chamber. The BSLA Chamber is not run by or through the City of Ortonville. However, the Chamber does receive financial help with tourism related expenses from the City of Ortonville ($7,000), The Big Stone City Economic Development Corporation ($2,000), and in 1996, Big Stone County ($4,600). So, the next time someone tells you that the Chamber is run by The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Minnesota River Trail Are you interested in helping to develop a multi-user trail that will link our city parks together, in both Ortonville, and then continue on up to the Big Stone County Museum and beyond? Call the Chamber office (839-3284) or Shawnda Johnson at the Ortonville High School (839- 6181) and let us know how and what you are willing to bring to this group. We are excited to have the Montevideo group willing to share their expertise in get- ting this end of the project going. Currently, the Minnesota River Trail System is complet- ed between Montevideo and Wegdahl and is underway from Wegdahl to Granite lls. Big Stone City and Also the community of Appleton is working on raising the matching dollars needed to begin work on their trail system that would run out to Milan Beach where it will connect with an existing trail There are many grants along with matching funds available from state and federal agencies along with private entities for developing a multi-user trail system. With the Montevideo groups expertise available to us there is no reason for the Ortonville group to re-invent the wheel We have a real opportunity to finally see a trail system developed and finished, but we need your help and support to see it through. Call the Chamber or Shawnda today, if this project sparked an inter- est with you. Chamber Reinvested The following Chamber members have reinvested in the Chamber for the year 2000. The Chamber thanks them for their con- tinued support and encourage them to become involved with the Chamber. This is a listing of the renewals received since the printing on the November Chamber 101. Strong Incorporated Pizza Ranch Schneck Agency Inc. Peterson's Chiropractic Cartwright Drug Scoblic Construction Big Stone Liquor Vali Vu Motel Chamber Membership Directory for 2 " The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce ls announce the "birth" of its 2000 Membership Director edition weighs in at 180 plus members and measures up marketing opportunities for both current members and newt members along with new residents coming into the area. All Chamber Members who have paid their 1999 Dues will be included. The Membership Directory was 1998 to make it more user friendly and has become a any desk of a progressive Chamber member. Mary Hillman, office manager will be working on tbi Watch for the upcoming letter with details on potential possibilities for you and your business within the Directory. Guess who is coming to Dinner? All Chamber members have or will receive a flyer in which is being used as a teaser to entice members to call about Big Stone Lake Area Pride. BSLA Pride will be held Annual Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, you have this date marked on your calendar?) The Annual will draw between 60 - 90 members and we are looking nesses to showcase their business by decorating one of the The more creative your table, the more they will bring tion to everyone in attendance, and each will have a ca ence of eight who will sit at your table. Businesses may work around the 50s theme that is being used for the Meeting. Not sure what to do, call Sonja and have her help brain- storm with you. We have several ideas that we would be glad to share with the City of Ortonville, please correct them. The Chamber tries very hard to work closely with the Cities of Big Stone and Ortonville and that is possibly why any misconceptions have arisen. F A D & K Services Scoblic Exotic Animals you. Bill & Karen Thyne JoLee's Jewelry Tables sell for $50. With the purchase of the table you i two tickets to the banquet, a $25 value. Tables are limited, lii Sonja to reserve your table, 839-3284. [in til This newsletter i s- brought to you courtesy of the+ft)Howmg bustnesses... + JJ /  Contact Lenses • ?iagnosi s & Treatment  Pre & Post Operative Care In All Types of Construction, Remodel or New. • NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL - Experienced in Concrete. +++++:+++605+-862-85+50 st+++ sT.+,+ 00gg,/ I I i i I ii CARTWRIGHT DRUG GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES 147 NW 2nd Street • Ortonville, 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-Shifts and Sweats Silk Flowers & Arrangements The Thymes Limited Bath & Colognes Whispers Earrings for Sensitive Ears BRIDAL REGISTRY AT CARTWRIGHT'S.,.The Perfect Beginningl II III II i I II , iii iiiii Of course, they'll wash your vehicle at Progressive! Ivory vehicle gets vacuumed, washed and shampooed with windshield replacement. • More than 200 windshields on hand • Free pickup and delivery • Can do most windshields same day • Certified technicians 100% Customer Satisfaction! Dillan and Iorden Rogggenbuck PROGRESSIVE ~ Since 1975 ~ XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS Copiers • Facsimilies • Printers & Cartridges • Office Furniture • Supplies SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 * WE DELIVER! Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Fax 1-605-432-5575 Call us or walk in Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-12noon Cheek Out Our 12 Month No Interest Every Day! Ftoor Covering and 1-800-254"3617 or 839-3617 Applianc es! Store Hours: M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 s CENTER 16 Monroe • Ortonville, MN i i Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3413 Mon.-Frl. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, Your Eye Care Team COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 Ill II II I I I I MORE HOURS... 1. MORE SERVICE00 LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: M-TH 8.5:30; FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; SAT 9.12:0g ATM ON PREMISES ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY 00ow+w° rt00MINNWEST BANK Orronville Diq ORTONVILLE Member FDIC UaNNWEST tam Group 888.61 i i [ Lakeshore RV Park [ & Fruit Farm [ Located two miles north of OrtonviUe on Hwy. 7 I 40 camp sites • 18-hole mini-golf • Outdoor pool 1600 ft. |akeshore • Party room • Boat launching • Arcade | Excursion boats • Bumper boats • Docking marina l Showers ° Playground • Convenience store • Restrooms I AND OF COURSE...Our famous apple orchard products - available in the fall! [ For more information call s I 1-800-9-FOR-FUN I Dennis & 77l Dragt, Steve & Col,tte Dragt I RR 1, Box 95 Ortonville, MN 56278 839-3384 This For Rent! i Pu t You r Ad Here.., J Greetings and welcome to the Chamber 101 Newsletter. In this month's issue we will encourage you to attend the RCAP meeting in January, review who the Chamber is, ask for volunteers with a bik- ing interest and much more. RCAP Update Following the training that was conducted in November, the RCAP committee will be hosting a Town Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in the Commons Area in the Ortonville High School Attendance and participation of all ages, gender, and interests is extremely important to the outcome of this meeting. We need a minimum of 150 people in atten- dance. Breaking into groups will allow the committee to measure peoples interests and issues to help with the strategic planning and vision making for the community. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. For more information call the City office at 839-3428 or the Chamber office at 839-3284. We will be glad to answer any and all ques- tions. Who is the Chamber? The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is a not4or- profit 501(c)6 organization. The Chamber has a nine member Board of Directors who in turn advise and direct the Executive Director. The Chamber is financed through membership investment/dues along with fund-raisers and contributions for specific events or projects. The Executive Director is not an employee of Ortonville City but the Chamber. The BSLA Chamber is not run by or through the City of Ortonville. However, the Chamber does receive financial help with tourism related expenses from the City of Ortonville ($7,000), The Big Stone City Economic Development Corporation ($2,000), and in 1996, Big Stone County ($4,600). So, the next time someone tells you that the Chamber is run by The following is an inside look at what's taking place in the Big Stone Lake community in the coming months. Minnesota River Trail Are you interested in helping to develop a multi-user trail that will link our city parks together, in both Ortonville, and then continue on up to the Big Stone County Museum and beyond? Call the Chamber office (839-3284) or Shawnda Johnson at the Ortonville High School (839- 6181) and let us know how and what you are willing to bring to this group. We are excited to have the Montevideo group willing to share their expertise in get- ting this end of the project going. Currently, the Minnesota River Trail System is complet- ed between Montevideo and Wegdahl and is underway from Wegdahl to Granite lls. Big Stone City and Also the community of Appleton is working on raising the matching dollars needed to begin work on their trail system that would run out to Milan Beach where it will connect with an existing trail There are many grants along with matching funds available from state and federal agencies along with private entities for developing a multi-user trail system. With the Montevideo groups expertise available to us there is no reason for the Ortonville group to re-invent the wheel We have a real opportunity to finally see a trail system developed and finished, but we need your help and support to see it through. Call the Chamber or Shawnda today, if this project sparked an inter- est with you. Chamber Reinvested The following Chamber members have reinvested in the Chamber for the year 2000. The Chamber thanks them for their con- tinued support and encourage them to become involved with the Chamber. This is a listing of the renewals received since the printing on the November Chamber 101. Strong Incorporated Pizza Ranch Schneck Agency Inc. Peterson's Chiropractic Cartwright Drug Scoblic Construction Big Stone Liquor Vali Vu Motel Chamber Membership Directory for 2 " The Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce ls announce the "birth" of its 2000 Membership Director edition weighs in at 180 plus members and measures up marketing opportunities for both current members and newt members along with new residents coming into the area. All Chamber Members who have paid their 1999 Dues will be included. The Membership Directory was 1998 to make it more user friendly and has become a any desk of a progressive Chamber member. Mary Hillman, office manager will be working on tbi Watch for the upcoming letter with details on potential possibilities for you and your business within the Directory. Guess who is coming to Dinner? All Chamber members have or will receive a flyer in which is being used as a teaser to entice members to call about Big Stone Lake Area Pride. BSLA Pride will be held Annual Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, you have this date marked on your calendar?) The Annual will draw between 60 - 90 members and we are looking nesses to showcase their business by decorating one of the The more creative your table, the more they will bring tion to everyone in attendance, and each will have a ca ence of eight who will sit at your table. Businesses may work around the 50s theme that is being used for the Meeting. Not sure what to do, call Sonja and have her help brain- storm with you. We have several ideas that we would be glad to share with the City of Ortonville, please correct them. The Chamber tries very hard to work closely with the Cities of Big Stone and Ortonville and that is possibly why any misconceptions have arisen. F A D & K Services Scoblic Exotic Animals you. Bill & Karen Thyne JoLee's Jewelry Tables sell for $50. With the purchase of the table you i two tickets to the banquet, a $25 value. Tables are limited, lii Sonja to reserve your table, 839-3284. [in til This newsletter i s- brought to you courtesy of the+ft)Howmg bustnesses... + JJ /  Contact Lenses • ?iagnosi s & Treatment  Pre & Post Operative Care In All Types of Construction, Remodel or New. • NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL - Experienced in Concrete. +++++:+++605+-862-85+50 st+++ sT.+,+ 00gg,/ I I i i I ii CARTWRIGHT DRUG GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES 147 NW 2nd Street • Ortonville, 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-Shifts and Sweats Silk Flowers & Arrangements The Thymes Limited Bath & Colognes Whispers Earrings for Sensitive Ears BRIDAL REGISTRY AT CARTWRIGHT'S.,.The Perfect Beginningl II III II i I II , iii iiiii Of course, they'll wash your vehicle at Progressive! Ivory vehicle gets vacuumed, washed and shampooed with windshield replacement. • More than 200 windshields on hand • Free pickup and delivery • Can do most windshields same day • Certified technicians 100% Customer Satisfaction! Dillan and Iorden Rogggenbuck PROGRESSIVE ~ Since 1975 ~ XEROX IMAGING SOLUTIONS Copiers • Facsimilies • Printers & Cartridges • Office Furniture • Supplies SALES AGENT SINCE 1985 * WE DELIVER! Toll Free 1-800-336-2298 Fax 1-605-432-5575 Call us or walk in Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-5:30pm, Sat. 9am-12noon Cheek Out Our 12 Month No Interest Every Day! Ftoor Covering and 1-800-254"3617 or 839-3617 Applianc es! Store Hours: M-F 9-5; Sat 9-1 s CENTER 16 Monroe • Ortonville, MN i i Dr. Ronn McDaniel OPTOMETRIST 128 NW 2nd St. • Ortonville, MN 56278 Phone 320-839-3413 Mon.-Frl. 8am-5pm, Thurs. 8am-9pm, Your Eye Care Team COLLISION & GLASS CENTER, INC. 109 SE Second Street • Ortonville, MN 56278 Ill II II I I I I MORE HOURS... 1. MORE SERVICE00 LOBBY: M-TH 9-4:45; DRIVE-UP: M-TH 8.5:30; FRI 9-6:00; SAT 9-12:00 FRI 8-6:00; SAT 9.12:0g ATM ON PREMISES ACCESS 24 HOURS A DAY 00ow+w° rt00MINNWEST BANK Orronville Diq ORTONVILLE Member FDIC UaNNWEST tam Group 888.61 i i [ Lakeshore RV Park [ & Fruit Farm [ Located two miles north of OrtonviUe on Hwy. 7 I 40 camp sites • 18-hole mini-golf • Outdoor pool 1600 ft. |akeshore • Party room • Boat launching • Arcade | Excursion boats • Bumper boats • Docking marina l Showers ° Playground • Convenience store • Restrooms I AND OF COURSE...Our famous apple orchard products - available in the fall! [ For more information call s I 1-800-9-FOR-FUN I Dennis & 77l Dragt, Steve & Col,tte Dragt I RR 1, Box 95 Ortonville, MN 56278 839-3384 This For Rent! i Pu t You r Ad Here.., J