May 2015 Newsletter

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Prior Lake Chamber News May

4785 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN 55372


April Highlights

Inside this issue: Chair ~ Salutations


March Meeting


Executive Board


Board of Directors


New Members


Member Orientation


Upcoming Events


A Day In Your Shoe


Ambassador Pop-Ins


Golf Sponsors


Golf Teams


Lake front Days


Parade Application


Wine/Business Expo


LFD Sponsorshio


Dates to Remember May 6 Board Meeting 4 Senior Luncheon 5 & 7 Ambassador Pop-Ins 19 Golf Tournament 20 Member Meeting June 3 Board Meeting 2 & 4 Ambassador Pop-Ins 17 Member Meeting 18 Family BBQ @ Lund’s

Spring has Sprung...and Memberships Ladies Night Out @ Sailer’s Greenhouse are trickling in. As current members we was fabulous. 22 Vendors, hope you are spreading the word, great treats, and 134 women sharing your experiences, and joined us for a rainy and advocating for the Prior Lake Chamber cold evening of gardening to enhance and grow our business and networking. network and community. There is still time… get We are anticipating our Business support our Directory will be ready for distribution Senior Luncheon. We are still soon. in need of drawing items. This event is one of the many Our Pop-Ins (pg. 4) included visits to ways the Chamber gives back The Lira - Collaborative Performing to the community. It is such a Arts School, Real coveted event that tickets sold out in an Living, The Toy Corner, hour and 25 min. Pictured here are the last Haugen Agency, and two ticket purchasers. 275 Seniors will join Complete Family Eye us at the VFW on May 4th. Care. Don’t forget to register for This months Member Meeting (pg. 2) the Golf Tournament @ was at McKenna Crossing and Featured The Meadows 5/19. Be an Home Based Businesses. Event or Hole Sponsor. Or, Lunch, networking, and put together a team our feature were all well compete for prizes. Rain or Shine it is a received! Thank you for good Time! participating! April 29th Sandi got fit - Cross Fit that is. Spending A Day in Your Shoes doing the latest fitness craze. (pg.4)

Dick Underferth Humanitarian Awards will be presented at our June Meeting on June 17th at Lund’s.

April Membership Meeting Featuring Home Based Businesses May 20th @ Hooligans Networking / Table Topics Check-in - 11:30 am Lunch @ Noon. RSVP by May 15th

Join us at Hooligans share with them your story, for a networking what inspires you, and why opportunity. Each you chose Prior Lake. table will have topics to spark conversation. Get to know your fellow members and

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Greetings from your Chamber Chair - Ed Speiker ~ Ed Speiker Consulting I would like to thank all the members that have renewed or recently joined the Prior Lake Chamber! It is great to know that we have so many businesses that support each other and support the Chamber. A new expanded Chamber Directory is coming soon. April 9 found us on Ladies Night Out @ Sailer’s Greenhouse with over 130 Ladies. The participants enjoyed getting their hands dirty by “Creating a Succulent Garden”. It snowed outside but it was toasty warm and comfortable inside. On April 15 we held our Membership Meeting at McKenna Crossing. We Showcased our Home Based Businesses with displays before the meeting, a short intro during the meeting, and enjoyed networking before during and after the meeting. Thank you to all those businesses that participated and McKenna Crossing for hosting a great event.

Coming Events We will be entertaining senior citizens with our Annual Spring Luncheon on Monday, May 4. This event is always a success and extremely popular with our seniors. 250 tickets were sold at Club Prior and were gone in 1 hour and 25 minutes. Thanks to our event sponsors this year; Speiker & Co., St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center, All Saints Senior Living, Protandim – Sheldon Bryant, New Market Bank, KleinBank, Integra Telecom, Club Prior, Keystone Senior Living of Prior Lake, & Goldsmith Eye Car. Thank you also to the many businesses that send volunteers and door prizes. The Chamber Annual Golf Tournament will be held at The Meadows at Mystic on May 19. This spectacular venue of golf is listed in Golfweek’s best courses in 2014 and rated a Top 10 Best Casino Course in America. The setting features seven waterfalls, 20 fountains and is defined by bent grass fairways, tees and greens. Hole or special sponsorships (Beverage Cart) are still available. Only 6 spots left. Sign up your team today! Shot Gun Start at 11:30 am, box lunches included for $400.00 per team of 4 golfers.

Please join us for our next Monthly Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at T J Hooligans, 16731 Hwy. 13 S. in Prior Lake. Our program is networking, topics will be at the table for discussions. The Chamber has set up a Kelly Meyer Memorial Fund. We hope to raise $4000 to create a beautiful and calming area where there will be benches, trees, and Kelly’s yard art overlooking the baseball field at Lakefront Park. We are asking you to make donations to the Chamber no later than May 25, 2015. If contributions exceed the cost of the project, the remaining funds will be used to support “Kelly’s Umbrellas” which has become a mainstay of Prior Lake Lakefront Days. In closing, thank you for all your past and continued support of me and the Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ed Speiker 952.334.6607 [email protected]

April Member Meeting - Featuring Home Based Businesses April we featured Chamber Members with Home Based Businesses - 27% of Chamber Members are Home Based. This was a great opportunity to showcase the variety of Home Based businesses that are part of our community. Food, Company, and Conversation were wonderful. Thanks to all that participated!

Surveys... We also, as always, appreciate the feedback and suggestions improvements are always possible.

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Executive Board 2015 “Collaboration Chair

Ed Speiker begins with mutual Ed Speiker Consulting understanding and 952.334.6607 Term: 1/12-12/16


Vice Chair Dawn Schulberg Premier Dance Academy 952.447.5788 - Astronaut Ron Garan Term: 1/13-12/17

Treasurer Darcy Scholl Fairview Ridges Hospital 952.892.2666 Term: 1/13-12/15 Secretary Barb Kappers Integra Telecom 952.226.7019 Term: 1/12-12/16

Past President Gary Meyer KleinBank 952.447.2101 Term: 1/0912/15

Board of Directors Andrew Anthony, Andrew Anthony Agency 952.486.2055 Term: 1/13-12/15

Brandy Blanch Origami Owl 651.261.4500 Term: 1/15-12/17

Ann Cole Edina Realty 952.240.1148 Term: 1/15-12/17

Lisa R. Fiegel Prime Security Bank 952.403.6405 Term: 1/15-12/16

Kami Thompson New Horizon Academy 952.445.6701 Term:1/11-12/15

Karen Borresen-Berg Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery 507.931.0089 Term: 1/15-12/16

Welcome New Members

City Liaison Angie Barstad (4/15) 952-447-9822 Mike McGuire (1/15) 952.447.3224 School Liaison Kristi Mussman (1/07) 952-226-0014

Dans Auto Repair Dan Borchardt - 952.447.3668 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN

Fusion Enterprises, LLC Cody Jack Sheehan - 612.702.9519 County Rd. 42, Savage, MN

Drumm Inc. Eric Drumm - 952.440.4141 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN

446 Dayton Condo Association Jessica Allen - 612.554.8993 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN

E2 Solutions, Inc Erik Easton - 612.234.7580 Grainwood Circle, Prior Lake, MN

Waterstreet Restaurants Group Traci Petschl - 612.432.2688 Green Heights Trail, Prior Lake, MN

The Meadows at Elm Creek Cheryl Svenningsen - 763.512.4340 Fisk Lake Rd., Maple Grove, MN

The Vintage Gypsy Marie Hoese - 952.226.2400 Main Avenue, Prior Lake, MN

Twisted Loop Yarn Shop Jennifer Krosnowski - 952.240.8550 Eagle Creek Pkway, Prior Lake, MN

Re/MAX Preferred Mike Ludwig - 952.226.7653 Hastings Ave., Prior Lake, MN

State Farm Insurance Bruce Capra - 652.440.4000 Colorado Street, Prior Lake, MN

Finder’s FEE Kerie Reddemann - 612.237.0074 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN

Save On April Bengston - 612.590.6072 Karner Drive, Shakopee MN

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery Karen Borresen-Berg - 507.931.0089 Pearl Street, Kasota, MN

For the Love of Pete Carol Hauser - 612.801.0729 Candy Cove Trail, Prior Lake, MN

Kona Ice Todd Carver - 507.330.4514 Allan Avenue Faribault, MN

“When you invite people to share in your miracle, you create future allies during rough weather.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce Update on Upcoming Events 4785 Dakota Street S.E. Senior Luncheon @ VFW: Approximately 275 seniors clamored for tickets. We Prior Lake, MN 55372 Phone: 952-440-1000 Fax: 952-440-1611 Chamber Staff Sandi Fleck, President (5/02) Email: [email protected] Mobile: 952-200-2713 Colleen Callahan, Assistant

were sold out in 1 hour and 25 min. There is currently a waiting list. Thanks to our Sponsors! Speiker & Co., All Saints Senior Living, St. Gertrudes Health and Rehabilitation Center, Protandim - Sheldon Bryant, New Market Bank, KleinBank,. Club Prior & The City of Prior Lake, Integra Telecom, Keystone Senior Living of Prior Lake, Goldsmith Eye Care. & Voyager Financial.

Golf Tournament @ The Meadows on May 19th: Teams already up for the challenge: Sheldon Bryant, KleinBank, Ed Speiker Consulting, Voyager Financial, Andrew Anthony Agency, SMSC, Prime Security, Braun Intertec Corp & Koko Fit Club. Ed Speiker sweetened the pot by challenging members to register during our April Meeting $100 if your team beats his - Huemoeller, Central Financial, Pathways, & Al Iverson - May the best team win!

Mark Your Calendars! Family BBQ June 18 @ Lund’s; Wheels N Heels Friday July 31 @ VFW & Main Ave.; Wine Expo Thursday, August 6; Lakefront Days, August 7-8 Lakefront Days Line-up: Ozzy Harris Band, Leep 27, Good for Gary & Trick, The Wiskeys, Shaw Brothers, and IV Play. Forms are included in the newsletter pages 8-12.

April Ambassador Visits

A Day in Their Shoes A Day In Your Shoes - Sandi spent a day in Justin Hoefer’s shoes at CrossFit of Prior Lake.

Real Living 1st MSP Realty- Jerry Young

Take Care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn

CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of the ten fitness domains cardio, respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power speed, coordination agility, balance and accuracy. CrossFit is quite simply a “sport of fitness.” Harnesses the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of a sport or game and yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means. Sandi is interested in learning more about what you do every day...Call today 952.440.1000 to schedule Sandi for a Day In Your Shoes!

Ambassadors Brandy Blanch Brooke Brockhoff Sheldon Bryant Bob Facente Debbie McGahey Judith Payne The Toy Corner - Susie Dr. Mackenzie Stodola Williams & Katie Vanderweit Sara Wintheiser

Lira - Collaborative Performing Arts School Natalia Cornelius

Haugen Agency - Kyle Haugen Brooke Brockhoff & Paige Lunn

Ambassadors Casey McCabe Jenny Nagy

Complete Family Eye Care Jennifer & Dr. Steve Reinders