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Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce 402 East Lake Street Wayzata, Minnesota 55391


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October August 2017 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Person of the Year..... Mike Lee! Person of the Year Luncheon October 19th | 11:30 AM - 1 PM Wayzata Country Club

October Calendar of Events Community Tree Lighting Activities Friday, November 24 | 4-7 p.m. Reindeer • Letters to Santa • Hot Cocoa Toys for Tots Collection • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Candy Cane Hunt • Pictures with Santa Holiday Music at The Depot • Parade of Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony

Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 25 Come support our community and shop local!

Watch for more holiday activities in November & December

Stay tuned on Facebook or visit for more information

3 City Council Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall 5 Retail Committee Meeting 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Chamber Office 10 Executive Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. at AmeriStar Agengy, Inc. 10 Women in Business Meeting 4:00 p.m. at Fazendin Realtors 11 Welcome Visit and Ribbon Cutting 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Bjorn Portraiture 12 Improv Skills for Business Success Workshop 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Blue Water Theatre Company 13 Young Professionals Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Brost Clinic 17 Chamber Board Meeting 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo 17 City Council Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Wayzata City Hall 19 2017 Person of the Year Lucheon 11:30-1:00 p.m. at Wayzata Country Club 24 General Membership Meeting 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Chamber Office 25 Welcome Visit & Ribbon Cutting 4:00 p.m. at Barbers Inn 28 Wayzata Boo Blast 11:00-3:00 p.m. at retail shops around town

Each year an individual who is an active participant and supporter of Chamber activities and who contributes to the economic, civic, commercial and educational interest in and around the Wayzata area is chosen as the Person of the Year. This year, our person is Mike Lee, owner of David Lee Funeral Home! Presenting Sponsor:

Event Sponsors:

A Big Chamber Welcome to… Free to Members! Improv Skills for Business Success October 12th | 7:30- 9 AM | Blue Water Theatre Company

Improvisers work without a script. They succeed by taking risks, thinking fast, saying yes, being spontaneous and working as a team.

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

Bring your co-workers and friends to this fun, energetic program presented by ComedySportz, teaching improvisation in the Twin Cites for over 20 years!

Coming Up in November Check out the Chamber on our Social Media sites!

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Annual Board Planning Meeting RBA Board Room Women in Business Luncheon 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Wayzata Country Club Light Up The Lake 4:00-7:00 p.m. along Lake Street New Member Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Benedict’s

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September 13th - la petite perfumerie

Reflecting on James J. Hill Days

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

As I reflect on all that took place during our 43rd Annual James J. Hill Days I’m struck by the incredible community we are blessed with. While it’s always a celebration of our lake, our railroad and our people, this year was also marked with tragedy as Officer William Mathews was killed in a tragic auto accident on September 8th.

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

2017 Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rick Kaufman Board Chair AmeriStar Agency, Inc. Caroline Melberg Vice Chair Small Business Mavericks Jenny McCabe Treasurer Copeland Buhl & Company Kathy Gordon Past Chair Wells Fargo

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

Rick Kaufman Board Chair

Thank you to everyone who made

James J. Hill Days a success!

As everyone grappled with the impact of the loss in their own way, I could share countless stories of our city and residents stepping up to embrace the family of Officer Mathews and the Wayzata Police Department.

The group I specifically extend our thanks to is the incredible service of our surrounding community police departments. On a moment’s notice on Friday afternoon officers stepped in for their brothers and sisters in the Wayzata Police Department allowing them time to grieve their loss. The service continued throughout the entire weekend as over 50,000 people came through town. This isn’t just an extra patrol route that was added but a full security presence with officers on the ground all day and night. They did it without hesitation and unless one looked at the specific city they represented on their uniform, you would never know they weren’t planning all along to be there. This truly was a gift that means the world to our Police Department, our City teammembers and our community along with all the volunteers and attendees at this year’s James J. Hill Days. If you have any contact or connection to the following police departments please continue to communicate our warmest appreciation and gratitude. Eden Prairie Police Department

Excelsior Police Department

Minnetonka Police Department

Hopkins Police Department

South Minnetonka Police Department

Hennipen County Sheriffs Department

Plymouth Police Department

Maple Grove Police Department

Please continue to keep the Mathews family and the Wayzata Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.

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

Office Hours M-F 8:30-4:30 | 952-473-9595 | |

Dress up and check out Colonial Square for tricks and treats, festive activities, food and more! The trolley will also run from 11 - 3 p.m. on the day of the event

The Gateway October 2017