Archive for January 2012

January chamber of commerce roundup

Delano chamber reviews strategic plan for 2012
At its first meeting of the year Jan. 19 at the Delano Theater, Delano Area Chamber of Commerce President Ryan Gueningsman of the Delano Herald Journal reviewed the chamber’s strategic plan for 2012 and introduced the board of directors for the year.
The board consists of Gueningsman, Vice President Kristin Nelson of My BodyShop Fitness Center, Treasurer Jeanne Matter of Matter Reuter CPAs, Secretary Rayme Bernick of Stahlke Bus Service, past president Adam Kleve, Will Haack of Sparrow Properties, Dr. Kelly Thompson of Thompson Chiropractic, John Tackaberry of Star West Chevrolet-Honda Sports, and Calvin Brandt of Calbrandt, Inc. Kim Larson is the chamber’s management assistant.
Each of the chamber’s six committee chairpersons spoke about their committees’ successes from 2011 and presented plans for this year. The six committees are business development, economic development, government affairs, membership, ambassadors, and task force.
Jim Janzen of the Delano Athletic Club also presented an update on improvements being made to the Central Park baseball field, and Lloyd Griep spoke about an informational meeting set for that same night regarding board members for the Delano Foundation.
Upcoming chamber events include the power lunch Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Mucho Amigo at noon, Good Evening Delano at Thompson Chiropractic Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m., and the chamber’s next general meeting Thursday, Feb. 16 at noon at the Delano American Legion.
Montrose Waverly chamber discusses upcoming events
Members of the Montrose-Waverly Chamber of Commerce met Jan. 12 and noted several upcoming events in which the chamber is involved.
It noted the fifth-annual health fair, being sponsored by Montrose Chiropractic, is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montrose Community Center. Free admission is offered with a donation to the local food shelf.
Another event coming up will be to support Montrose Days, and will be a night of comedy with Glen Everhart Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Bison Creek Event Center in Buffalo. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $30 and premier reserved seats are $45. A second show is also being offered at 9 p.m.
A community spaghetti dinner is also set to take place Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Montrose Elementary School to benefit the Montrose Suzuki Kids string instruction program.
Chamber members also noted the upcoming retirement of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted principal Mike Day, business questions and chamber correspondence, and discussed the May craft and community fair.
Watertown chamber discusses a variety of issues at first meeting
The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce met Jan. 18 for its first meeting of the year, with President Jim May congratulating Frontier Communications as the chamber’s 2011 business of the year and Scott Cassidy as the chamber’s 2011 member of the year.
Hosting a street dance during Rails to Trails was discussed, as was restructuring of some of the chamber’s committees. Guest Lynda Boudreau from Congressman John Kline’s office was at the meeting and also spoke about some of the constituent services available through her office. Committee updates were also presented, with the next chamber meeting being set for Wednesday, Feb. 15 at B’s on the River for the state of the city address.

Breakfast fundraiser Sunday at St. Mary of Czestochowa

DELANO, MN – The Delano Council 4653 Knights of Columbus and the St. Mary of Czestochowa Men’s Club will be hosting a pancake, sausage, and french toast breakfast Sunday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The event will take place at St. Mary of Czestochowa, located at 1967 95th Street, off Co. Rd. 13 in rural Delano.
The cost is a free-will offering, with proceeds going to the Delano and Watertown area food shelves.

Suzuki Kids hosting fundraiser in Montrose Friday, Jan. 27

MONTROSE, MN – Montrose Suzuki Kids String Instruction Program is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Montrose Elementary School.
Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner (with or without meatballs), garlic bread, tossed salad, drink and a variety of desserts. There will be great music, hourly drawings for prizes, face painting, wacky hair, and Root Beer floats (in addition to the dessert table).
Tickets can be purchased for a reduced price at the Montrose Elementary School office until Thursday, Jan. 26 — $6 for adults, $5 for students, 4 and under are free. At the door, tickets cost $8 for adults, $6 for students, 4 and under are still free.

Applicants sought for position on Delano School Board

DELANO, MN – The Delano School District is seeking applications for an unexpired term on the school board through appointment by the school board.
The person appointed will serve until Dec. 31, 2012. The seat will be on the ballot at the Nov. 6 election, and it will be for a two-year term.
This is the remainder of Erika Kluge Frake’s term. She resigned at the Jan. 5 organizational meeting of the school board.
Applications must be filed by noon Friday, Feb. 3 at the school district office.
Applications are available on Superintendent Dr. John Sweet’s blog or at the district office during regular business hours.

Benefit concert Saturday at Three Crows for teen mental health

DELANO, MN – The seventh and eighth grade singing ensembles from Delano Middle School
will be performing a concert Saturday, Jan. 28 to benefit teen mental
health from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health.

Familiar names file for local township board positions

The filing period has ended for the local townships that have elections Tuesday, March 13.
Franklin Township
Incumbent John Czanstkowski Sr. was the only person who filed for a three-year position on the Franklin Township board.
Marysville Township
Marysville Township has one seat open, for the supervisor position currently served by Augie Riebel.
Riebel re-filed for the supervisor position.
Rockford Township
Two three-year seats are up for election in Rockford Township, with John Deitering and Karen McDougall (incumbent) filing.
Woodland Township
Woodland Township features two open seats. Supervisor Jim Trombley’s position is up, as well as Clerk Gloria Janikula’s position.
Dan Domjahn filed for the supervisor position, and Janikula re-filed for the clerk position. Trombley did not re-file.