Thank you for visiting us at the Bring It Home Expo on Saturday, April 13th at the Fairgrounds! We were proud to have a booth to support the Chamber and encourage shopping locally. We had over 1,600 people attend the event from 9 am – 4 pm; that’s a record! If you stopped by our table, you were greeted by Linnea, Anthony, or Jessi. We certainly hope you registered for the 3 gift baskets we gave away! Thank you for spending your dollars locally and keeping them in the community of Hutchinson.
It’s a STRIKE!!
An excited, energetic group of CB employees’ children filled the bowling alley last weekend for our annual Easter Party! One of the many Burich family traditions is to host several events for the children throughout the year. By the smiles on their faces, you can tell that the kids had a blast! Thank you for the celebration, Buzz!
Early yesterday morning, the Social Media Breakfast was chirping with conversations about Twitter, Social Media, and implementing it in YOUR workplace. The monthly meeting, held of the 4th Thursday of each month, featured a topic of How to Use Twitter. The discussion was led by Steve Gasser of Vivid Image. He suggested “Twitter conversation is like a cocktail party. It should be short, concise, and to the point.” Contrary to the longer posts on Facebook, Twitter only allows 140 characters in each post. We also learned other “Twitter jargon” and then discussed practical ways to use Twitter to promote your business. While Citizens Bank is not yet on Twitter, some of our employees are. We hope to learn more about “re-tweeting“, direct messages, and #FF (follow Friday) in the next few weeks to see how we can best use Twitter. Not yet a Twit? Sign up! Then, share with us your “Twitter handle” and favorite “hashtags”.
CB Lender, Mandy Baldry, has been helping with the Junior Achievement program in Mrs. Auer’s 3rd grade classroom. It’s a great opportunity to share a little bit about our city, banking, restaurants, newspapers, and construction with these children. CB has partnered with Park Elementary for the last three years. Check out these smiles!
Still time to register!
4th Annual Bring It Home Family Fun & Business Expo
April 13, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
McLeod County Fairgrounds
This year’s Expo, hosted by the Bring It Home committee of the Chamber, currently has over 80 Hutchinson businesses/organizations represented. Booths and sponsorships are still available, but time is running out to register! The final deadline for registrations is Friday, March 29th.
Check out our Citizens Bank booth at this year’s event! Prizes to be given away!
Begonias, Impatients, Fuschias, Ivy Geraniums, Pansies, Wave Petunias…we’re blooming with Spring fever here! The Hutchinson Jaycees currently have flowers available for sale for Spring planting. This is the 15th year for this event. Funds raised by the Jaycees organization are given back to support youth activities in Hutchinson. You can purchase online, on Facebook, or through your local Jaycee member. The deadline to purchase flowers is Thursday, April 4th.
We’d like to show our support for two local organizations: Hutchinson Rotary and Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival! They have teamed up to offer three different bike events on Saturday, June 15th as part of the Water Carnival festivities. Events are available for a 20-mile ride, 65-mile ride, or the CENTURY (100-mile ride). Get a jump start on Spring and your training! Check out more information or register online here.
We recently honored the 2012 Award Recipients for those organizations who received donations and funding from the I.J. Burich Family Foundation and the Burich Foundation.
HHS Mountain Bike Team – Chad Czmowski and HHS Student Luke
United Way of McLeod County – Rikki Hilgemann
Hutchinson Health Care Foundation – Rachael Popp
Crow River Area Drumline
Hutchinson Ambassadors – Ambassador Jessi Wendland
New Discoveries Montessori Academy – Director Dave Conrad and Dr. Lora Dagel
New Century Charter School – Jason Becker and students
HHS Agriscience program – Teacher Lavyne Rada and students
Heart of Hutch – board member Dolf Moon
Hutchinson Swim Club – board President Eric Thovson