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ROCH ESTER A Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Publication

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shaping the next generation of leaders

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MEET THE MEMBER Med City FC

2022 ANNUAL CELEBRATION Join the Chamber for a night under the stars!

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONNECT A chance to hear directly from local leaders.


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Feature Lifelong Learning with the Leadership Greater Rochester Program

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Meet the Member

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Chamber News

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Community News

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Newsreel

Med City FC

Advertising Information: Brent Ackerman backerman@RochesterMNChamber.com

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What’s Inside

Advantage Information and Questions: Katie Becker kbecker@RochesterMNChamber.com

Ever ything we do gets extra effort, adding up to results that surpass expectations. We don’t just design buildings. We offer great benefits and a culture that allows our team members to reach their full potential.


STAFF

Chamber President Ryan Parsons 507-288-1122

2021-2022 CHAMBER BOARD OFFICERS Chair of the Board Christy Blade

Rochester Post Bulletin

Membership Brent Ackerman Development Director 507-424-5666

Vice Chair John Eckerman RSP Architects

Treasurer James Kelly

Membership Director Kali Aldrich

507-424-5665

Secretary Emily Benner

Communications Director Katie Becker

Boston Scientific

507-424-5661

Director of Operations Cheryl Krage 507-424-5699

Membership Director Tim Shea

507-424-5663

Events & Program Ally Sheehan Director 507-424-5687 Administrative Assistant Cherie Thurlow 507-288-1122

2021-2022 CHAMBER BOARD MEMBERS Santhi Arunachalam

Xylo Technologies Inc.

Lizzy Haywood

People’s Food Cooperative

Dr. Christine Beech*

Copiavia

Doug Holtan

Mayo Clinic

Chad Behnken

Hamilton Real Estate

Marge Kelley

Gillette Pepsi

Emily Benner

Preventice

Sarah Miller

White Space, LLC

Dr. Lori Carrell

University of Minnesota - Rochester

Matt Morehead

Carlson Capital Management

Teresa Czaplewski

Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home

Dan Nistler

Merchants Bank

Steve Dunn

Taco JED

Omar Nur

Somali American Social Service Assoc.

Scott Eggert*

Broadway Plaza

Sylwia Bujak Oliver 125 Live

Jessica Eidem

IBM Corporation

David Pederson

Dunlap & Seeger, P.A.

Shawn Fagan

Fagan Studios

Jack Priggen

Cardinal of MN, LTD.

Abel Garcia

Remodeling D.L, LLC

Joselyn Raymundo Rochester Home Infusion

Karen Hanson

Home Instead Senior Care

Sharon Schneller

Olmsted Medical Center

Gwen Stevens

People’s Energy Cooperative

*Denotes at large members of the Executive Committee

VISION

MISSION The Chamber promotes business success which supports a thriving community.

Rochester-area businesses are empowered to succeed in a diverse and collaborative climate.

VALUES As a service organization, the Chamber is committed to conducting our work in accordance with the following values:

Collaboration | Diversity |Innovation Integrity | Proactivity Chamber Advantage USPS 446-900 is published monthly by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce at 220 S Broadway Ste 100 | Rochester, MN 55904 | Phone: 507-288-1122 Periodical Postage paid at Rochester, Minnesota | Annual Subscription: $20 (free to Chamber members) | Christy Blade, Chair of the Board | Editor: Katie Becker Postmaster: Send address changes to: Chamber Advantage, 220 S Broadway Ste 100, Rochester, MN 55904 or email: chamber@rochestermnchamber.com


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LIFELONG LEARNING WITH THE LEADERSHIP GREATER ROCHESTER PROGRAM By Maura Keller

At no other time in history has the global business environment so intensely fueled the way people work, how they are prepared for today’s workforce, and how they are trained and retrained throughout their work life. That’s why the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has orchestrated its Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR) class to give regional leaders the tools and interactive experience to take their leadership skills to the next level.

Tyler Niemeyer, assistant city engineer for the City of Rochester and program chair for the steering committee for the LGR program, is also a past graduate of the program, having graduated in 2015 and serving on the steering committee later that year. Currently, he serves as the program chair for the 2021-2022 cohort. Niemeyer says the LGR class offers an intentional focus on learning about the diverse strengths offered by leaders and allows participants to grow from immersive experiences with other leaders from the Rochester community.

The 2022 LGR class participates in a team building workshop. it are always there to remind us there is more to learn and experience,” Niemeyer says. “The self awareness and expanded perspective that the program encourages motivates me and other participants to build better teams and lead in better ways. The lessons I learned in LGR have changed my career and influenced how I ‘show up.’

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“The Rochester area needs practiced leaders with broad perspectives to support our vibrant, diverse, and growing community,” Niemeyer says.

The goal of the LGR program is to bring together up-and-coming community leaders who may not have crossed paths in daily life into one cohort, providing them an opportunity to learn from and grow with one another.

The LGR class challenged Niemeyer throughout the course of his involvement with the program. “If one ever thinks they have ‘arrived’ at a broad perspective, an inclusive lens, or leadership accomplishment, the program and those involved in

Sarah Schettle, PA-C, MBA, MCSD coordinator, assistant professor of surgery in the division of cardiovascular surgery at Mayo Clinic is a current class member of the LGR program. As Schettle explains, the LGR class works in unison with RACC’s

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F Feature vision of supporting a vibrant and thriving community and has invested time, energy, and resources toward developing the next generation of community leaders from a variety of different business and industry groups. “Numerous articles and studies have demonstrated that diverse teams enhance performance, outcomes, and success, and our LGR cohort is also reflective of the diversity we see across our community,” Schettle says. “The collaborative environment of LGR is filled with engaging and thoughtful conversations about topics critical to our community and serves to engage the cohort members in discussions through our unique perspectives and experiences. It is truly a unique environment that demonstrates the Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to innovation and development of leadership.” Indeed, as Katie Adelman, director of content & communications at Rochester Downtown Alliance and current LGR cohort member explains, from day one, the LGR program sets the stage to grow each person as a leader in themselves and to foster a spirit of leadership elsewhere, be it in the workplace, community, and/or beyond. “Every session offers thought-provoking presentations, unique tours and/or engaging panels of other area leaders,” Adelman says. “Whether it’s as simple of a leadership role as deciding to care for the environment by placing a water bottle into the recycles rather than the trash to running for an elected position to inspire more widespread

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change, the development that occurs through LGR helps each cohort member decide what leadership means to them and how they can make an impact.” One of the first important lessons Adelman remembers early in the LGR experience was to push one’s boundaries. In general, it’s easy to stay in one’s comfort zone. But as Adelmen explains, to be open to new experiences and ways of thinking, that is where true growth comes from. “And that is true of the LGR experience. I think this quote from IT professional and author Manoj Arora sums up the LGR experience well: ‘Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end, it shows you a whole new world! Make an attempt,’” she says. In the past, Chris Petree, director of operations at WSB had enrolled staff in the program, but never attended himself. This year, Petree chose to join the LGR cohort with an intent to really grow his network in the Rochester area. “LGR has certainly been beneficial in broadening my network, which has transitioned into personal and business relationships,” Petree says. “It has also opened my eyes to many valuable opportunities that the Rochester Chamber offers to its membership.”

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A Community Focus

In addition to discussions and interactive experiences with others in the class, each year the LGR cohort orchestrates a community impact project. As Schettle explains, this year’s class landed on the project concept “Thrive Outside” with a vision to promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of underserved communities in Rochester by providing resources for outdoor winter activities. “We are hoping to outfit a mobile trailer filled with winter activity equipment that can be rented within our community free of charge. We have received broad support from community leaders and organizations as there is recognition of the value such a project would offer to our community,” Schettle says. Petree further points out this year’s community impact project has received very positive feedback from both the Rochester Chamber Board and the Rochester Park Board, the project’s sustainability partner. “We would welcome partnership from additional interested individuals or organizations and are currently seeking sponsorships. There are opportunities for individuals or businesses to be recognized with a logo on the exterior of this trailer through tiered sponsorship levels we have established,” Schettle says.

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A Long-lasting Foundation

For Schettle, the RACC leaders and organizers have done such a superb job in crafting valuable experiences and educational opportunities for the year’s cohort regardless of whether the format has been in-person or hybrid to help each of the class members grow in their own personal leadership journeys. “The sessions they have organized have involved key leaders across the Rochester area community who have fostered our understanding and appreciation for topics including sustainability, workforce and labor markets, economic development, and diversity and inclusivity,” Schettle says. “I have always been convinced that the Rochester area community offers numerous opportunities to connect and engage with other like-minded individuals to make a difference in the lives of others, and the LGR experience has validated this belief. It has been refreshing and rewarding to work alongside leaders that represent such a wide variety of businesses and industry groups in Rochester and see what these collaborations can accomplish for good.”

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MEET THE MEMBER: MED CITY FC Soccer, or Football as some call it, is the

most popular sport in the world and the fourth most popular sport in the United States. Going to a soccer game is a great way for people of all ages to get out, watch a fun game of soccer, and engage with the community. The Rochester area is lucky enough to have its very own soccer club, Med City FC!

Q: Tell us more about Med City FC. What

does your company offer to the Rochester region? A: Med City FC is a minor league soccer team based here in Rochester. We consider ourselves the soccer equivalent of the Rochester Honkers or Rochester Grizzlies. We play in the National Premier Soccer League, which is a league of nearly 100 teams nationwide and considered the highest level of amateur soccer in the United States. Each year, we bring in players from colleges all over the US, and from all over the world, to play the “beautiful game” here in the Med City. We play teams from all over the region, including conference opponents in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota. In addition, we’ve also played teams from Iowa, Nebraska and Med City FC is a minor league soccer team based Illinois in non-conference games. Our in Rochester that brings high-level soccer season runs from early May through late entertainment to southeast Minnesota. July. We’ve had players go on to play professionally and semi-professionally in the United States, Sweden, England, Malta and Spain. We offer sports fans in southeast “WE’VE CONTINUED TO HAVE SUCCESS Minnesota high-level soccer entertainment!

BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD.”

Q: How did it start for Med City FC? A: Back in late-2016 a couple friends of mine

approached me about the idea of starting a minor league soccer team here in Rochester. With my background with soccer in the area, they thought I would be a good person to get it going. After a few weeks of consideration, I decided to take on the challenge. We were announced as a new team

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in the National Premier Soccer League just before Christmas in 2016 and played our first season in the summer of 2017. It was a real whirlwind taking the team from an idea and concept to a fully functioning entity in less than six months. We had a very successful inaugural season and we’ve continued to have success both on and off the field.

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Meet the Member M In 2019, we were so successful that we received an invitation to participate in the 2020 US Open Cup, the largest, most important soccer tournament in the United States, and one that includes the professional teams from leagues like Major League Soccer. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the tournament to be canceled that season and again in 2021, so we didn’t get to actually participate. Every season since we started, we’ve gone into the last game with a chance to finish in the top two in our conference and qualify for the playoffs.

Q: Med City FC became a member of the Rochester

Area Chamber of Commerce in April of 2021. What do you find valuable in your membership to the organization? A: One thing that I find valuable is the ability to be connected to other businesses in the area and the networking opportunities. I think the pandemic has made it harder to take advantage of those opportunities and I’m looking forward to the chance to get out to events and activities more often to make connections and explore partnership possibilities. I also enjoy being kept informed about what’s happening with businesses in the area through materials I receive from the Chamber.

sport in the country behind football, basketball and baseball. Major League Soccer continues to add teams to the professional league here. And there are more and more teams popping up playing in leagues like the National Premier Soccer League. At the same time, Covid-19 continues to have a challenging effect on our continued operations. We lost the entire 2020 season to the pandemic and were under a number of restrictions at the start of the 2021 season. Those things have affected our attendance and the momentum we had gained pre-Covid. As part of the entertainment industry, we’ve felt the pain of not being able to have people gather to watch us play. We’ve also had to deal with uncertainty from sponsors and partners who have concerns about their own ability to plow forward in the face of the pandemic. We’re optimistic and see things improving for 2022, but the latest variant is once again throwing up some uncertainty. Visit Med City FC online to learn more or buy tickets to their games at www.medcityfc.com.

Q: What is a unique fact people should know about

Med City FC? A: Every summer, our players donate more than 240 hours to community service in the area. That includes volunteering at schools, area soccer clubs, and various other organizations in and around Rochester. We actually have a community service requirement for them to be offered a position on the team. Each year, we get as many as 150 video highlights from players expressing an interest in wanting to play for us. These videos come from players across the country and around the world. We typically have players from as many as 12 different countries on the roster in any given season.

Q: What is the outlook for your business and

industry? A: I think that the outlook is mixed. Soccer continues to grow its footprint in the US, and I heard recently that it is now considered the fourth most popular

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Owner Frank Spaeth (pictured) founded Med City FC in December of 2016. The team played their first game in the summer of 2017.

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5:30 PM

Join the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce for a night under the stars on

Thursday, March 31st, 2022. This gala will celebrate the success and growth of the business community in the Greater Rochester Area.

REGISTER BY VISITING https://bit.ly/3CjLoT7

Important Information Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022 Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN Agenda: 5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking and Introduction 6:15pm: Program and Keynote Speaker 8:00pm: Networking Member Admission: $60 General Admission: $80 Virtual Member Admission: $50 Virtual General Admission: $70

Featured Keynote Speaker Elliot Kotek A social impact filmmaker & entrepreneur working in innovation, technology and media, Elliot produced the first ever user-generated feature film, steered storytelling about a social robot for kids with cancer, enabled a farmer with ALS to independently tell his wife he loves her, and produced the world’s first lab to make 3D-printed prosthetic limbs. Elliot believes nimble collaboration is a key to innovation and works on concepts and campaigns with massive corporations as well as non-profits. Elliot’s driven by the mantra that Ideas + Empathy = Impact, and gets excited by entertainment that defies stereotypes while serving to entertain and inspire.


Presenting Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Destination Medical Center ISG Kwik Trip Minnesota Energy Resources Rochester Airport Company RSP Architects Star Tribune Media Company Treasure Island Resort and Casino West Bank Table Sponsors: Altra Federal Credit Union Associated Bank Avra Hospitality Benike Construction Bolton & Menk, Inc. City of Rochester CRW Architecture + Design Group Destination Medical Center Doma Title Dunlap & Seeger, P.A. Edward Jones -Kirk Boyum

Hawkins Ash CPA’s HGA IBM Corporation KNXR - MN 97.5 MetroNet Nuss Truck Group Inc. Olmsted County ONB Bank Premier Bank Rochester Rochester Community and Technical College

Rochester Post Bulletin Rochester Title & Escrow Company, Inc. Schad Tracy Signs The Boldt Company Think Bank Townsquare Media Widseth Wings Financial Credit Union Winona State University - Rochester Workforce Development, Inc.


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Join us for Business after Hours (BAH), a monthly

AM Espresso is a monthly Networking PLUS event

Come and connect, expand your network, and build community while enjoying Emergent Business Technologies on Thursday, March 24 from 4:30PM 6:30PM.

Come join fellow Chamber and community members to expand your network, promote your business, and enjoy delicious breakfast refreshments. This month, you are invited to ExercisABILITIES.

Date: Thursday, March 24 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Location: Emergent Business Technologies, 6744 Gaillardia Dr. NW, Rochester, MN Admission: Free, registration required

Date: Friday, April 1 Time: 7:30am-9:00am Location: ExercisABILITIES, 2530 N Broadway Ave., Rochester, MN Admission: Free, registration required

networking function which brings professionals together to network and build valuable business relationships. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while connecting with a variety of business and organizations operating in the greater Rochester area. This event is a great opportunity to increase your organization’s visibility and generate productive business leads.

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brought to you by the Chamber. Come join fellow Chamber and community members to expand your network, promote your business, and enjoy delicious breakfast refreshments. We believe there is value for all in building a supportive business community. As the local economy shifts towards recovery, it is more important than ever to interact with each other to share ideas and best practices.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONNECT: HEAR FROM LOCAL LEADERS

Date: Tuesday, April 26 Time: 11:30am-1:00pm Location: The Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area, 10 E Center St., Rochester, MN Admission: $35 Member, $30 Virtual Member, $45 Virtual General Admission

As Rochester continues to grow and evolve, you

Presenting Sponsors:

won’t want to miss out on your chance to hear directly from our local government representatives and administrators on their 2022 initiatives, programs, and priorities during Local Government Connect! This timely event will feature representatives from the City, the County, the Parks Department, and the Public Schools giving brief updates and answering questions on issues impacting our local business community. Agenda: 11:30 am - Welcome, Rochester Area Chamber 11:35 - 11:50am - Olmsted County Update • Olmsted County Administrator Heidi Welsch

Gold Sponsor:

11:50 am – 12:05 pm- City of Rochester Update • Rochester City Administrator Alison Zelms 12:05 – 12:20 pm - City of Rochester Parks Department Update • Director of Parks and Recreation Paul Widman

Silver Sponsor:

12:20 – 12:35 pm - Rochester Public Schools • Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kent Pekel 12:35 – 1 pm - Q&A **Additional panelists to be announced

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Table Sponsors:

Bolton and Menk, Inc. Southeast Service Cooperative Wells Fargo

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C Community News

SEED LIBRARY READY TO BLOOM! activity that can really be shared with everyone, no matter their age or previous gardening experience.” Over the last month, the Seed Library team, including 70 volunteers, have worked to prepare thousands of seed packets for the Seed Library. “We are so fortunate to have so many dedicated groups and individuals who care about making gardening accessible for everyone,” Goldsmith shares.

For a fourth consecutive growing season, the Rochester Public Library is again offering a Seed Library.

Seed packets will be available both in the library, on the second floor of the building, as well as on the library’s Bookmobile. For more information about the Seed Library, visit www.rplmn.org/seed.

Starting Monday, March 1, library cardholders can start borrowing packets of seeds to use in their own gardening and growing activities. Customers are able to borrow up to 10 packets of seeds from the Seed Library, with 56 varieties to choose from. “Our popular seed varieties have returned from previous years, but we also have a new category of edible flowers and additional Asian vegetable varieties,” says Librarian Martha Chapin, one of the coordinators of the project. Last year the Seed Library distributed over 11,000 seed packets to community members, with many reporting successful growing and harvesting. Judy Goldsmith, also a Seed Library coordinator, says the Seed Library attracts seasoned gardeners as well as newcomers to planting and growing. “This is an

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CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN A BUSINESS By Dean Swanson, volunteer Certified SCORE Mentor and former SCORE Chapter Chair, District Director, and Regional Vice President for the North West Region

Entrepreneurism is on the rise across America.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Americans registered 4.3 million new businesses in 2021 — a 24% increase from 2019. This is supported by my observations that our requests continue strong for help about “going into business”. You want to start your own business and be your own boss. But how should you go about it? Should you launch your own business from scratch, buy an existing company or purchase a franchise opportunity? So let us take a closer look at these options to help you decide. I suggest several considerations which could save you some time and heartaches. My first suggestion is to seek out a mentor and have a chat about it. Do you already have a business idea that you’re passionate about? Perhaps you have a plan for doing something in a way it’s never been done before, “disrupting” an industry or bringing a new invention to market. Maybe you don’t like being told what to do and want to handle every aspect of your new business your way. If so, starting your business from scratch is likely the best way to go. If your business is truly groundbreaking, you probably can’t find an existing business or franchise opportunity exactly like the one you envision. If you don’t like following rules, you’ll chafe at the restrictions of franchising even if you do find an opportunity similar to your idea. And if you enjoy building things from the ground up, you probably won’t want to deal with someone else’s existing business. Starting from scratch is also a good option if you’re on a limited budget. You can shape your new business to fit your available capital, such as by operating from home or part-time, as opposed to

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meeting the financial requirements of buying a franchise or a going business. My observation is that visiting with a SCORE mentor can clear your path for making a good decision. Also, one of SCORE’s valuable resources is the many content partners that share their experience and write pieces about various topics. Rieva Lesonsky is one such example. She is president and CEO of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBusinessCurrents.com. I will share one of her recent contributions. To read more, visit SCORE’s website at https://bit.ly/3lC7k6d

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N Newsreel

NEWSREEL Updates from the Chamber member community. Robinson Receives Promotion

Bush Appointed to DEED

Bill Whipple Returns to HGA

Christensen Appointed Executive Director

Associated Bank announces the promotion of Dianna Robinson to market president and director of private banking, community markets. She is responsible for leading the Rochester / Red Wing team in providing customer service and partnering with all Associated Bank colleagues to deliver the full capabilities of the company.

Kenneth Bush of Bush Companies has been appointed by DEED Department of Employment and Economic Development as a Community Capital Project Reviewer. He was selected in 2021 and working on 20222023 project proposals throughout the State of Minnesota.

Bill Whipple returns to HGA as an Associate Vice President and Senior Medical Planner in Rochester, Minnesota. He previously worked as a Senior Medical Planner in HGA’s Sacramento office from 2009 to 2016, focusing on master planning, lean project delivery, and workflow improvements for acute care facilities.

The Board of Directors at Recovery is Happening is pleased, thrilled, and excited to announce the appointment of Jenna Christensen as Executive Director of RIH effective January 1, 2022. Jenna joined Recovery is Happening in 2019 as a Peer Recovery Specialist moving to the position of Director of Operations in 2020.

Schminski Hired as Senior Vice President

Guan Joins TSP’s Rochester Office

Hughley Receives Promotion

Hruska Hired as Marketing Director

ONB Bank is thrilled to announce that Larry Schminski has been hired as Senior Vice President, Business Banker. Larry has 35 years of experience in the banking industry and has held various leadership positions. Larry will be assisting with strategic planning, development and growth initiatives at ONB.

Architect Yiming Guan has joined the 92-yearold firm TSP, Inc. and will work from its Rochester Office. Yiming grew up in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Qingdao Technological University in 2011.

ONB Bank is pleased to announce that Crystal Hughley has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Personal and Real Estate Lending. Crystal has been with ONB Bank since 2014 and will continue to assist our local community with their lending needs.

ONB Bank is pleased to announce that Keeley Hruska has been hired as Marketing Director. As an experienced marketing professional, Keeley will focus on leading several marketing initiatives, including community engagement and the promotion of bank services and products.

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Event Lineup E

EVENT LINEUP MARCH 4

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AM Espresso - SPARK Children’s Museum

Women’s Roundtable

Date: Friday, March 4, 2022

Time: 7:30am-9:00am

Time: 7:30am-9:00am

Location: Rochester Area Chamber

Location: SPARK Children’s Museum, 1201 12th St.

of Commerce Conference Room,

SW, STE 632, Rochester, MN

220 S Broadway Ave., Ste 100, Rochester, MN or

FREE - Registration required

Virtual Zoom

Date: Friday, March 18, 2022

FREE - Registration required

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MARCH 24

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Business After Hours - Emergent Business Technologies

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Location: Little Thistle Brewing, 2031

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

14th St. NW, Rochester, MN

Location: 6744 Gaillardia Dr. NW,

FREE - Registration required

Rochester, MN

WE Forum

FREE - Registration required

MARCH 31

APRIL 1

2022 Annual Celebration

AM Espresso - ExercisAbilities

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022

Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Time: 7:30am-9:00am

Location: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr, SE,

Location: Exercisabilities, 2530 N

Rochester, MN

Broadway Ave., Rochester, MN

Member Admission: $60

FREE - Registration required

Virtual Member Admission: $80

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W Welcome to the Chamber

WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER! Introducing our newest members. Danielle Louise Leukam, LLC

CAPS Kitchen & Bath

Tierra Encantada

Nelson Media Company

MOKA Peace Plaza

Jimmy’s Salad Dressing

Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys Camp Edith Mayo

Restorations Neurofeedback and Wellness

Danielle Leukam (507) 429-8609 106 E Maple St., PO Box 91, Dover, MN 55929 www.danielleleukam.com

Erica Taylor (612) 226-2351 3805 Cascade Creek Rd. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 www.tierraencantada.com

Josh Johnson (507) 322-6062 18 1st St. NW, Rochester, MN 55902 www.mymokacoffee.com

Janet Gracia (507) 288-4703 4228 8th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902

www.girlscoutsrv.org

Andrea Buck (507) 512-9013 1524 7th St. NE, Byron, MN 55920 www.capskb.com

Chris Nelson (507) 272-5857 226 W 4th St., Saint Ansgar, IA 50472 www.nelsonmediacompany.com

Sam Slightam (507) 533-7786 1500 2nd Ave. NW, Stewartville, MN 55976 www.jimmysdressing.com

Pernell Meier (507) 328-0640 1221 3rd Ave. SW, STE 220, Rochester, MN 55902 www.neurofeedback.blog

Do you know of a business that has recently opened in Rochester? Are you connected to a business-owner looking to expand their network? Then a Chamber membership is right for them! Please contact chamber@rochestermnchamber.com with any referrals.

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