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Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce

November Calendar of Events 2 Retail Committee Meeting 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Chamber Office 7 City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. at City Hall 8 Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 3:45 p.m. at Blue Water Theatre Group 8 Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 4:30-5:00 p.m. at LendServ National Title 9 Annual Board Planning Meeting 11:00-8:00 p.m. at RBA Board Room 10 Young Professionals Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chamber Office 14 Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition 7:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall 14 Women in Business Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. at Fazendin Realtors 17 Women in Business Luncheon 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Wayzata Country Club 21 City Council Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall 21 Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Sanvold Financial Group 22-24 Chamber Office Closed 24 Light Up the Lake-Tree Lighting Event 4:00-7:00 p.m. along Lake Street 25 Small Business Saturday All Day- Support Local Businesses 30 New Member Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Benedict’s 30 Jingle Mingle for Officer Mathews Family 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Wayzata Brew Works

December Calendar of Events 5 7 7 8 12 12 13 13

City Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall Retail Committee Meeting 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Chamber Office Chamber Holiday Party 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Wayzata Country Club Young Professionals Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Chamber Office Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition 7:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall Women In Business Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. at McCormicks Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 3:45 p.m. at Brost Clinic at Meridian Manor Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 4:30-5:00 p.m. at Land Home Financial

For more information, check out the chamber calendar at and on our Social Media sites.

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“Ensuring a Minnesota of Opportunity, Safety and Leadership for All Girls and Women” A Speaker Luncheon Featuring Lee Roper-Batker, President & CEO of Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

November 17th • 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. • Wayzata Country Club As a statewide community foundation, the Women’s Foundation makes grants, invests in research, advocates policy, and forges cross-sector partnerships to ensure community-based, community-led solutions to drive gender equity across Minnesota. Lee will share how the work of the Women’s Foundation is ensuring pathways to opportunity, safety, and leadership so all girls and women can thrive and all communities prosper. Presented by the Wayzata Women in Business • Register at Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

eat, drink & be merry

WE ARE HAVING A HOLIDAY BALL, NOT FOR ONE, BUT FOR ALL! Chamber Holiday Party December 7th • 4:30 - 7 p.m. • Wayzata Country Club

appetizers. drinks. music. games. prizes & surprises

happy holidays From the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce

Kathy, Olivia, Becky & Brooke

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2017 Person of the Year Highlights, congratulations Mike Lee! Check out the Chamber on our Social Media sites!

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Saturday, November 25

It’s been said, when you are serving others not only are you making an impact in their life but in yours from the experience.

For every $100 you spend at a small business, $68 stays in the local community. Last year more than 95 million people shopped at independent

We all have our own passions and interests to support, and we hope you consider our many non-profit members when considering yours. Whether you donate, volunteer or advocate for, you are making a difference. So, in November join the Give to the Max Movement to maximize that difference!

Thank you as always for all you do as a member of our chamber and community, Looking forward to seeing you at our holiday gathering on December 7th. Thanks for a wonderful year!

Jingle Mingle for Officer Matthews Family

Holiday Lights Contest at businesses around town



Jenny McCabe Treasurer Copeland Buhl & Company

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We can give of our time, our talents and our treasure to many causes and truly make a difference in the lives within our community.

merchants on Small Business Saturday - be part of this year’s movement. Regarless of your shop local and help us get the word out!


Caroline Melberg Vice Chair Small Business Mavericks

Kathy Gordon Past Chair Wells Fargo

Small Business Saturday


Rick Kaufman Board Chair AmeriStar Agency, Inc.

Rick Kaufman

Reindeer • Letters to Santa • Hot Cocoa • Toys for Tots Collection • Horse Drawn Wagonette Rides Candy Cane Hunt • Pictures with Santa • Holiday Music at The Depot • Parade of Lights • Tree Lighting Ceremony



Friday, November 24 • 4-7 PM

Our community is truly blessed with organizations, making impacts, large and small in the Wayzata area. There are countless opportunities to join and support our civic, social, community service, religious, event, arts and recreational non-profit organizations.

Our Vision Experience Wayzata, Minnesota’s destination embracing Lake Minnetonka where engaged businesses and community thrive together.

2017 Board of Directors

Community Tree Lighting Activities

Giving Back

Our Mission To advocate for and promote the interests of our retail, professional and community members.

For more information:

DIRECTORS Paul Engelman The UPS Store of Wayzata Cole Hickman Sanford Pierson Ben Hovland SagePoint Financial Chelsea Janke C.E.L. Ben Johnson Real Estate Nation RE/MAX Results Steve Langsdale Mohawk Moving & Storage, Inc. Jon Reyerson Morries Luxury Auto Daren Schultz TCF Bank Beth Ulrich Lakes Sotheby’s Jeff Zitzloff Five Swans

STAFF Becky Pierson President Brooke Beyer Director of Community Events and Marketing Kathy Peterson Director of Membership Services Olivia Laskey Communications Coordinator





Thursday November 30th • 5-8 PM

Commerce Facebook page, and vote for your favorite

Join us in supporting Officer Mathews Family.

holiday lights display! The photos will be uploaded d for

A portion of the proceeds from each beer purchase will go directly to

voting December 11th – 15th.

Officer Mathews Family. Featuring: Live Music, silent auction , food from

Free to Everyone

Donations Encouraged

CINEMA & SKATES • Feb. 9th • 6-9 PM

Are you a business? Please send photos of your holiday decorations, whether a store front, light display or interior decorations, to olaskey@ The Chamber will promote photos submitted by Thursday, November 30

Contact for details

Iceskating • movie in heated 19th hole tent • luminaries • treats

Watch for photos on the Wayzata Area Chamber of

Fundraiser at Wayzata BrewWorks

local resturants and more!

Looking for a fun, effective way to promote your business? Look no further, pick the COOLEST event to sponsor.

Residents & Community Members

A Big Chamber Welcome to…

SNOWGA • Feb. 10th • 9-10 AM

Namaste on Wayzata Bay • bring your own mat and winter gear

GOLF TOURNAMENT • Feb. 10th • Tickets on sale Dec. 1 Tee times 10 a.m. , 12 & 2 p.m.• three 9-hole courses • Theme: MN MADE

THE FINAL SWING • Feb. 10th • 7-10 PM

Live Music featuring Viva Knievel • Doors open at 6:30 PM Stay Tuned for Ticket Sale Announcement


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October 11th - Bjorn Portaiture

October 25th - Barber’s Inn 100 Promenade Ave, #210

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