8.8.18 Chamber Update!

Welcome to the Chamber update!  The Chamber has had an amazing year, and that is because of fantastic contributions from our members. We are excited to announce that we are growing and have just hired Heather Lenke to oversee our Sales and Marketing Department. Heather comes to us with extensive knowledge on our Richfield community, how to maximize an organization’s marketing dollars, and what business owners need to get them in front of the right customer. You might know her from the amazing work she does as the current President of Richfield’s Red White and Blues Days. We are excited to welcome her to our chamber team. Please reach out introduce yourself to Heather, heather@richfieldmnchamber.org

As we settle into August, many in our community will be prepping their kids for heading back to school. In addition to our great Richfield Public Schools, we also have some fantastic Public Charter Schools. Did you know that Seven Hills Preparatory Academy, located at 76th and 35W completed a major expansion of their campus last Spring. The project added a 12,000 square foot gymnasium and locker room to their existing 5 story building. Seven Hills was also awarded the Minnesota Charter Schools Innovation Award for 2018. The award recognizes their innovative partnership with fellow chamber member Adler Graduate School of Counseling. Their collaboration was initiated five years ago and has since developed and evolved to match Seven Hills’ growth as well as meet the changing needs, of their students, in the area of counseling.
Check out the YouTube video to learn more: https://bit.ly/2OiLsZW
For a complete list of school options in Richfield, please visit the Chamber directory.

This Saturday, our friends at Therapy of Champions are hosting an open house. If you haven’t tried cryotherapy yet- get yourself over there for some cool- fun (pun intended)! On Tuesday, August 21 the Chamber will be hosting our monthly series featuring Fran Tarkenton and his guest Mitch Mathews. Our One More Customer meeting is open to members and non-members free of charge. This month we will be discussing how small business can compete with the material advantages of large corporations through the underdog mindset. I look forward to seeing you there.
There lots to do in the month of August within our community and with our local businesses. Make sure to check out the online calendar to stay up to date on member activities. Also, as part of your membership, you can upload your events to the calendar as well. Log in to your member account to let the community know what you are doing!