March 2015 Newsletter

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Prior Lake Chamber News March

4785 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN 55372


February Highlights

Inside this issue: Salutations from the 2 President February Meeting


Executive Board


Board of Directors


New Members


Ice Golf 2015 The change in venue may have thrown a wrench in registrations but it was

Membership Drive 2015 Membership renewals are still coming in. We are hoping to retain and grow our membership to 450 this year.

Member Orientation 3 Upcoming Events


A Day In Your Shoe




Membership Benefits 5 Membership Form


LNO - Sailors


Senior Luncheon


Golf Tournament


Dates to Remember March 3 & 5 Ambassador Pop-Ins

beautiful out and everyone had a great time! Best Decorated Hole went to The Mandinec Landscaping Group, Inc. The Best Costumes were the Hot Diggity Dogs. Thanks to all of our event & hole sponsors the challenges. There were certainly some creative holes this year, Great Job! February Member Meeting - State of the School District Address Great Address Dr. Gruver. We appreciate the time and effort the district undertakes to make this district a destination district. We wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors in retirement.

If you have not yet renewed consider the benefits, the exposure, the community network, and great events. Check out page 4 for upcoming events. Or, refer to the benefits page 5. Remember your membership - just for renewing includes several benefits annually. By renewing by March you will be included in the Business Directory. Chamber website listing and access to great business to business promotions, discounts and referrals. To get the most out of your membership schedule a meeting with Sandi the President, contact a board member or ambassador. All of whom would be pleased to sit down with you and share their stories and suggestions for improved exposure to capitalize on your investment in the chamber. We thank you for your continued support and interest in making Prior Lake a rich, collaborative, and business supportive community.

4 Board Meeting 11 Progressive Luncheon @ Mystic Lake April 1 Board Meeting 2 & 7 Ambassador Pop-Ins 9 Ladies Night Out - Sailors 15 Member Meeting - Featuring Home Based Businesses

March Membership Meeting Progressive Luncheon March 11 @ Mystic Check-in - Socializing 11:30 am First course served @ Noon. RSVP by Mar. 6th

Bring plenty of business cards for this luncheon. Every course you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and talk

about your business with a new group. It is fast paced and runs until 1:30pm. Come early at check-in and use the time to network with other members .

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Greetings from your Chamber Chair - Ed Speiker ~ Ed Speiker Consulting Ice Golf was held at Sand Point

Wednesday, March 11th. This will be

at The Meadows.

Beach on Feb. 7. The tailgating

a Progressive Luncheon at Mystic

There are forms for

started at 10am, golf at noon with

Lake Hotel. Check-in begins at 11:30, golf sponsorship &

champions declared by 2:30pm.

lunch is at noon. Our very popular

Congratulations to The Mandinec

Progressive Luncheon Meetings are an

Group Landscaping, Inc. 2015 Ice opportunity to engage 21 members in Golf Best Decorated Hole. The

meaningful ways. Lunch is prepared in

weather was GREAT and everyone

three courses, each course members

I spoke with, had a fabulous time.

move to different tables at which each

We had our Monthly Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at Teresa’s Restaurant. Our guest speaker that day was

participant has an opportunity to talk about their business. It is a fun way to network and build relationships with fellow chamber members. Bring 40+ business cards to exchange and

Superintendent of Prior LakeSavage Area Schools was Dr. Sue Ann Gruver. We had an

network. This event is assigned seating.

unexpectedly large crowd for the

Additional coming events are April 9,

meeting. Dr. Gruver shared her

Ladies Night Out at Sailors

love of education and students with

Greenhouse (vendors/attendee forms

the membership. She will be

available). On April 15- Membership

retiring in June and will be missed.

Meeting at McKenna Crossing. This

Please join us for our Monthly Membership Meeting on

players available. In closing, I am asking each of you to become active as a sponsor, volunteer or participant at any of our Chamber events. Contact me or the chamber office with any questions, concerns or issues having to do with the Chamber. I look forward to meeting and visiting with each of our members in the coming year. I wish you and your business a very successful and rewarding 2015. Thank you for all your past and continued support of me and the Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Ed Speiker

will be geared toward Home Based Business. May 19 we will be golfing

952.334.6607 [email protected]

February Meeting ~ SueAnn Gruver ~ State of the School District February Meeting @ Teresa’s with special guest speaker SueAnn Gruver. Thank you for a great update. Prior Lake truly is becoming a destination location - not only due to our great lakes, and small town community but due to our great schools.

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Companies should not have a singular view of profitability. There needs to be a balance between commerce and social responsibility...The companies that are authentic about it will wind up as the companies that make more money.

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Executive Board 2015 Chair Ed Speiker Ed Speiker Consulting 952.334.6607 Term: 1/12-12/16

Treasurer Darcy Scholl Fairview Ridges Hospital 952.892.2666 Term: 1/13-12/15

Vice Chair Dawn Schulberg Premier Dance Academy 952.447.5788 Howard Schultz Term: 1/13-12/17

Past President Gary Meyer KleinBank 952.447.2101 Term: 1/09-12/15

Secretary Barb Kappers Integra Telecom 952.226.7019 Term: 1/12-12/16

Board of Directors Andrew Anthony, Andrew Anthony Agency 952.486.2055 Term: 1/13-12/15

Brandy Blanch Origami Owl 651.261.4500 Term: 1/15-12/17

Ann Cole Edina Realty 952.240.1148 Term: 1/15-12/17

Lisa R. Fiegel Prime Security Bank 952.403.6405 Term: 1/15-12/16

Kami Thompson New Horizon Academy 952.445.6701 Term:1/11-12/15

Karen Borresen-Berg Thrivent Financial - Keystone Group 952.447.1090 Term: 1/15-12/16

Welcome New Members Collins Chiropractic, PA Teresa House - 952.447.5770 16670 Franklin Trail, Ste 120C JAM Marketing & Creative Services Jennifer Murton - 720-273-5360 Prior Lake, MN 55372 My Carte Chip Isaacson - 763.257.9024 Technology Village

City Liaison Kelly Meyer (1/05) 952-447-9802 Mike McGuire (1/15) 952.447.3224 School Liaison Kristi Mussman (1/07) 952-226-0014

New Member Orientation March 3rd @ City Hall We would like to invite you to the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce New Member Orientation 101 on Tuesday, March 3rd from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Prior Lake City Hall Parkview Room (4646 Dakota Street SE). Beginning at 8 am, we will be networking over coffee and rolls and meeting other new members, board members, and ambassadors. We will begin a presentation at 8:30 a.m. with

introductions, learning how the Chamber can help your business grow in and around Prior Lake. We hope you can make this event. Please RSVP by Monday March 2nd. Hope to see you there! 952-440-1000 [email protected] [email protected]

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg

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Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce Update on Upcoming Events 4785 Dakota Street S.E. Progressive Luncheon March 11 @ Mystic Lake: This is a great networking Prior Lake, MN 55372 Phone: 952-440-1000 Fax: 952-440-1611 Chamber Staff Sandi Fleck, President (5/02) Email: [email protected] Mobile: 952-200-2713 Colleen Callahan, Assistant

opportunity. Three courses are served and members move from table to table with each course. Arrive early so you can take advantage of meeting people during check in as well. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards. Ladies Night Out @ Sailors: More than 100 ladies attend these events. New this year will be a couple of food trucks. Sign up to be a vendor and an opportunity at 4:30pm. to take the class to make a succulent garden at a discount. Mark Your Calendars!

Scott County Spring Expo coming this spring Senior Luncheon May 4th @ VFW

Golf Tournament May 19 @ The Meadows

Ladies Night Out June 4, 4-8p.m.

Family BBQ June 18 @ Lund’s

Wheels - n - Heels fka “Let’s Rumble” Friday July 31 @ VFW & Downtown Prior Lake Business and Wine Expo Thursday, August 6

Lakefront Days Friday & Saturday August 7-8

A Day in Their Shoes

January Ambassador Visits

Sandi spends time sewing with LeeAnn’s Custom Fit! It’s not just about darning socks... LeeAnn does custom work. Sandi was able to try her hands at detail work on an air force uniform blazer hemming the sleeve. Such detail work requires sewing accessories to see the stitch work. LeeAnn has been custom fitting clothing locally for 35 years. Thank you LeeAnn for being so trusting and inviting Sandi to a Day in Your Shoes! Consider giving Sandi an inside perspective to what you do every day. She is not afraid to try it all from flipping on a trampoline to playing with puppies she will try just about anything. We then submit the photos to the PL American for publication consideration.

Costco Kathleen Shabatura Marketing Don - Manager

Ambassadors Sara Wintheiser Debbie McGahey Brandy Blanch Lauren Peters Dr. Mackenzie Stodola Wend Parrish Sara Borglum

Pivotal Advisors

Cosmopolitan Orthodontics

Prior Lake Rental

Ambassadors Sandy Crosby Casey McCabe Randy Jackson Chris Dock Catlin Soukup