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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Newly opened business in Bayport serving Stillwater, Mahtomedi, Woodbury and surrounding areas! Club Z is the largest in home tutoring company in the world! They are currently HIRING TUTORS and hope to be open for students by March 1. PT Tutors at $18 - $24/hr, Contact Susie for more info at 612-751-2381.
Reduce chemicals & waste, save time & money AND live healthier with Norwex!

Contact Kim Zahradka at (651) 210-4989.

Contact Jeff Seltun at (651) 288-2309 or jeff.seltun@alerus.com

Providing Quality Construction, Remodeling, and Additions to Minneapolis-St. Paul and the surrounding area.




Decorative concrete, crack repair and concrete resurfacing. Epoxy floors and countertop resurfacing. 
Wild Cat is St. Croix River Valley's premier cleaning service for commercial/office cleaning, construction projects, move in/out cleaning and residential homes. Contact Janelle at 715-338-4084 or usewildcat@gmail.com
Creative Homes has brought passion and inspiration to the Twin Cities home building community. Our mission is to create an unmatched home building experience that puts you above all else.  We’ll help you find your way home by combining your vision with our craftsmanship and expertise.
MELISSA BAUS DESIGN
Graphic Design | Photography - Events| Weddings | Seniors | Family | Pet

Wausau Homes Stillwater builds custom homes in the Minneapolis region. We work with homebuyers in Stillwater, Shoreview, Maplewood, Oakdale, Woodbury, St. Paul, Cottage Grove, Inver Grove Heights, and Hastings.

Locally owned and operated Italian restaurant offering full service dining/bar, take-out meals and portions perfect for families on the go! Catering for all events of life and work.
RIBBON CUTTINGS

We celebrated the 10 year anniversary of Paul McCarthy's State Farm Insurance Agency in Lake Elmo.

Congratulations to Paul and his fantastic team!


Photo courtesy of Chamber photographer, Melissa Baus Design
Members - we love doing ribbon cuttings!  Are you celebrating a milestone business anniversary? Are you under new ownership, in a new location or have you done a major remodel? Let us know so we can celebrate and promote your business!

Click here for more information. 
THANK YOU!
Thank you Famous Dave's for a great
Coffee Talk!
We had a great breakfast and networking event for Feb Coffee Talk! Thank you to Trish at Famous Dave’s for the wonderful venue and yummy breakfast. Famous Dave's does not serve breakfast but they whipped up an awesome buffet for us!

Photo courtesy of Chamber photographer, Melissa Baus Design
 
Thank you to Judd Sather for being our February Learning Table Luncheon Presenter!  
We had a fabulous buffet prepared by Todd Scheel from Scheels Catering!
Judd and Josh were a great team to entertain and educate us on running a photography business and an event venue business. We also learned about Judd's new venture JX Event Center due to open May 1 in Stillwater and got a tour!

THANK YOU to Shawn Hogendorf from Stillwater Current for serving as our moderator!

Photos from Melissa Baus Design
CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

This tri-fold piece is a high gloss, heavy stock mailer (11" x 16.75”) promoting Chamber member businesses to locals. Each active member is listed in the guide by category with their business name and phone number. Click here for the pdf of our 2015 QRG for reference. The 2016 QRG will be mailed to 20,000+ local homes and businesses in April. As long as you are an active member, your business will be listed and at no cost to you!

Exclusive/limited ad opportunities are available on first come first served basis - deadline to reserve your ad is 2/28!
CHAMBER 101
 
Chamber 101 is a presentation that is relevant for both new and “seasoned” members who want to get the most out of their membership.  The presentation covers marketing and promotional tools, networking opportunities, discounts and features of membership. Great opportunity to network with other Chamber members too!

Monday February 22
10:30-11:30 
Stillwater Public Library, Margaret Rivers Room

This event is free and requires advanced registration.
Click here for more info.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Exhibit and/or Sponsor at this event to gain great local exposure for your business! This event will be free to the public and we hope to attract 3000 attendees. The Community Showcase will include entertainment, food and a kids activity area...
 
Sun, April 10, 11-4 at Stillwater Area High School

We currently have 70+ exhibitors, and sponsorship opportunities are still available
 
 
Click here for more details....
 
 
Give/Get Referrals with ChamberNet!
 

Did you know that the Chamber offers three referral groups that are free to Chamber members?  

 
Grow your referral business! Our groups are looking to grow.
Click here for more information. 
CHAMBER NETWORKING AND

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Networking Lunch Event! 
Community Leaders share their story of success over lunch. 

Our February presenter is Dan Schwarz, CEO of Lift Bridge Brewery! Come hear Dan share about how Lift Bridge began and how they have more than put themselves on the map in the Craft Brewery world!

Did you know? Sun Country Airlines just announced they are adding two Lift Bridge beers to their in-flight offerings!
 
March 9, 2016 from 11:30-1:30
Lift Bridge Brewery, 1900 Tower Drive Stillwater

 
Yummy lunch will be provided by Famous Dave's!

Early bird registration by 2/29. Click here for more information and to register...
THIS Thurs Feb 18!

50% off your lift ticket to ski starting at 3:00
Happy Hour and Networking from 5:00 - 6:30

This special Mixer will include multiple nearby Chambers: Hastings, Hudson and Woodbury!

 
RSVP is required!
Email Pam Hoye to register at pahoye@vailresorts.com
Click here for more details.

 


March 4, 7:30-9:00am

Valley Outreach
1911 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater

Did you know that March is National Food Shelf Month?  Please consider making a donation to help those in need.

Click here for details!

Friday, March 11
7:30-9:30am

Mallards at Bayport Marina
Young Professionals Group
Networking and Happy Hour


Wednesday March 3
5:30-7:30
Activity and location TBD

https://www.facebook.com/IgniteYoungProfessionals/

 
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you are a Chamber member and want to have your business announcement included in ChamberNews, email the details and a .jpg of your logo to membership@greaterstillwaterchamber.com by end of business Monday the day before our publish day Tuesday. ChamberNews goes out every other Tuesday.
Come to a SAHS Business Video Partnership Open House!

View the latest video created by the Stillwater High School Production team and Carriage Realty.This video highlights our wonderful neighborhood, businesses, and community that work together to make Stillwater great!

February 29th, 1:45-2:45pm at the Stillwater High School. Light appetizers and refreshments served. RSVP to Karen Stang at karen@carriagesells.com or 651-253-1689
 
Friday, February 19th, 2016 7 p.m.- midnight
"The Loft at Studio J"  214 Main Street Stillwater, MN
Click here for more details!
Through Feb 29, Chamber members are invited to try a free fitness class and personal training session!
Click here for details...

Gazette bags six awards in statewide competition

The Gazette editorial staff won six awards in the statewide Minnesota Newspaper Association award dinner on January 28.

CONGRATULATIONS!

With your cash donation or canned good donation to Valley Outreach, get 50% off during the month of February at Heritage Embroidery!

This 3rd annual fundraiser has been highly successful!
In 2014, they donated 500+ lbs of food and $1000, and in 2015 they again donated 500+ lbs of food, and $1500!

Awesome!

DOWNsizing:  Spring Home Series Talks Seminar 1:  
Taking the First Step

Guest speakers will share information on Asset Reallocation (Tim Bush with Bell State Bank & Trust), downsizing your home (Carolyn Hall), staging (Vickie Kaiser), home and more! February 17th, 6:00-7:15pm at Stillwater Public Libary  

To register or learn more, contact Carolyn Hall at Carriage Realty 651-439-8532

Home Selling 101 Event!
February 25, 6-8pm
Maplewood Community Center
Press Release:  Add big style to your home without increasing your budget!
 
FREE LEGAL SEMINARS- FEBRUARY

All events are on Thursdays from 11-noon 
226 Myrtle Street East, Stillwater
651-439-1389

Feb 18 - Business Leases
Feb 25  - Selling or Buying a Commercial Building