Chamber Notes

By Kellie Sites As the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, we are keenly aware of all kinds of business being done in Waconia. So many of you have talked to me about A Taste of Minnesota, asking questions like “will we get it again?”, “how many people were here?”, “why did they choose Waconia?”, [...]

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By Kellie Sites, president of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce It’s been a while since I’ve had time to write something! With so many ground breakings and ribbon cuttings and events going on, our office has been pretty busy.  We’re doing another ribbon cutting this week at “Unearthed Arts,” a new art gallery and studio [...]

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By Kellie Sites In 2009, Rene Zellweger starred in the film, “New in Town.” Her character was an executive from Florida, sent to New Ulm, Minn., in the dead of winter. She arrives at the Minneapolis airport and notices everyone dressed in heavy coats, boots, hats and mittens. She is in high heels and a [...]

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By Kellie Sites What is Nickle Dickle Day? Nickle Dickle Day means something different to everyone! As the Chamber President, it means business for our businesses. For most of our shops, bars and restaurants downtown, this is the most profitable day of the year. As the leader of our Tourism efforts, it means 25,000 people [...]

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By Kellie Sites Love this job! In June I completed a four year course for Organizational Management, earning my IOM designation in the Chamber and Association world. It was rigorous and enlightening, fun and useful. Thank you to my Board of Directors for seeing the value in continuing education. Now I’m back at work, with [...]

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Kellie Sites Waconia Chamber  Boy, I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me this spring, “Aren’t you glad you hosted the Governor’s Fishing Opener last year?” “Yes I am!” was my answer every time! Our moment in the spotlight last year was so nice to reflect on this year… the [...]

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