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The Commodore’s DInner on Saturday evening of Water Carnival week has been a long-standing tradition as a celebration of the week and a “Thank You” to the sponsors.  Citizens Bank is proud to be a large sponsor of the week’s festivities.  The event was held at the Crow River Golf Club this year.  After dinner, the guests were entertained with speeches from the Hutchinson Mayor, Steve Cook, the Chamber of Commerce President, Mary Hodson, the Jaycees President, Chad Czmowski, and the Water Carnival Commodore, Josh Gehlen. 

Pictured here L to R: Andy DeMeyer, Jessi Wendland (CB), Ann Johnson, Buzz Burich (CB), Queen Candidate Katie Troska, Jeremy & Bethany Carter (Jaycees escort), and Emily & Jason Troska (parents).

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Introducing….Katie Troska

KatieTroskaCitizens Bank and Trust is honored to sponsor 2013 Water Carnival Queen Candidate, Katie Troska.

Katie is attending North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, majoring in Radiological Sciences. Upon graduating, she hopes to focus her career on being an X-ray Technician. Katie is the daughter of Jason and Emily Troska.

Water Carnival festivities officially kick-off for the 2013 Miss Hutchinson candidates this evening at Music in the Park when they are introduced at what has become a lively, musical tradition. With festive Red, White & Blue attire, our Queen Candidate Katie will join seven other young ladies in introducing themselves to the Hutchinson Community and then embark on a whirlwind week of events. Led by Commodore Josh Gehlen and Vice-Commodore Steve Kropp, the 2013 Water Carnival events truly have something for everyone. Katie and the other candidates will make many appearances at the various events this week, including the much loved “Teddy Bear Band” concert on Friday at noon at West River Park.

2013-Water-Carnival-ButtonWe invite you to check out the dozens of upcoming Water Carnival Events listed on the website, and help us cheer on Katie when she competes in the Miss Hutchinson Pageant on Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm at the High School Auditorium.

Good luck Katie! We’re proud to be your sponsor.

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Enjoy Mini Golf?

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22nd Home to be Built

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We want to share with you some exciting news from Crow River Habitat for Humanity about the 22nd home that they are building this summer, for Karen Klimp and her family here in Hutchinson.  Thank you to Crow River Habitat for providing this information according to your website.

The house will be built on Madson Ave in the heart of Hutchinson.  Karen and her two daughters, Sierra and Mya, will reside in the new home.  Karen is excited to put in her 400 hours of sweat equity as a requirement for the home.  She will be working side by side with many volunteers that help this summer.  If you wish to volunteer or be a part of this effort, visit the Crow River Habitat website.

 

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Music in the Park Concert Series

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Here it is…. compliments of the Hutchinson Chamber…the 2013 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series schedule!  Weekly live music on Monday nights has filled the Library Square for years.  This year the concerts will begin at 6:30pm, so pack a picnic or pick up food from one of the great restaurants in Hutchinson and enjoy your supper while listening to these great bands. Also, treats will be available for purchase from the social host each evening.

Citizens Bank is proud to be a sponsor on July 1st.

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Commuting to Work 101

Have you heard about the new challenge among Hutchinson businesses?  Heart of Hutch is kicking off another workplace challenge!  Check out this neat blog post about Commuting 101.

Heart of Hutch was featured in a news story on KSTP 5 this week.  Check out the video here!

 

 

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Breakfast & Marketing

social-media-breakfast-logoYesterday marked another 4th Thursday of the month with Social Media Breakfast, Central MN style.  Thanks to Steve Slater from Vivid Image we learned about SEO.   So you’re thinking, what is SEO?  Well, it’s certainly good to know!  Search Engine Optimization is the talented, scientific, and artistic ways we use marketing tactics to have more online search results placing your business towards the top of the list.  Ok, well I’m not sure that’s the technical definition, I thought it sounded good (and technical!).  Want to learn more about SEO and Google Analytics?  Check with Vivid Image!

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CB Sponsors RiverSong Music Festival

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RiverSong Music Festival is putting Hutchinson, MN on the map. With people traveling from all over to listen to world renowned performers and living legends, RiverSong is gaining notoriety and growing with each annual festival. Situated along Hutchinson’s scenic Crow River and Luce Line trails, the RiverSong Music Festival features two stages; River View Stage and Front Porch Stage, a children’s tent, and NEW this year: A Jam Session Tent!

The draw of RiverSong is its eclectic mix of music including: soul, pop, country, jazz, bluegrass, Americana, blues, folk, and everything in between. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was rocking the park last year, so he’s back by popular demand. Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” is taking the stage as this year’s Living Legend performer. The Academy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers are now a household name, exciting children everywhere. Wait until you see the entire line-up of performers scheduled!

Children 14 and under get in free to RiverSong Music Festival with a paid adult, and camping/tenting sites are available (but going fast). To see the entire performer line-up, reserve your campsite, and buy your tickets now, visit RiverSong’s website.

We, at Citizen’s Bank and Trust, want to be the first to welcome you to Hutchinson, Minnesota and hope your visit here is memorable.

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2013 Live Music Series

Are you gearing up for RiverSong heading to Hutchinson again this summer? Well, the bands sure are.  RiverSong is excited to announce a preview of the bands that are coming to town…  Mark your calendars for a great night out with Live Music!

 

Davina and the Vagabonds at the Crow River Winery
Thursday, June 27th 7 – 9 pm

 

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Leadership Institute

Citizens Bank is proud to sponsor scholarships annually for the Hutchinson Leadership Institute and we have yet another Graduation class!  Participants, Sponsors, Alumni, and Guests are invited to join the Graduation & Banquet on Wednesday, May 15th to celebrate the graduation and community service projects of the 2013 class.  The event will be held at the Hutchinson Event Center beginning at 5:30 pm for $20 per person.  Contact the Chamber office at 587-5252 if you wish to attend!

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