Welcome to Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce

 

The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce represents businesses in the communities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, and Victoria, MN. We are a community partner, a business resource and a business advocate. Our mission is to serve and strengthen our member businesses, and stimulate regional prosperity.


2016 Ryder Cup


As the home to the 2016 Ryder Cup, Chaska MN combines the best of both worlds -- friendly small town and modern city.  Chaska is a southwest suburb of the Minneapolis - St Paul metropolitan area and is quietly nestled along the Minnesota River. Chaska offers a historic downtown, unique shopping, dining, and lodging, and many dynamic attractions, theatres, and outdoor activities that surround the city!


Hazeltine National Golf Club is Chaska’s claim to fame.  Set in beautiful natural surroundings—where prairie meets woodland—Hazeltine is home to a championship course, award winning clubhouse, and is host of the prestigious 2016 Ryder Cup Matches. Only a few miles away, the esteemed Chaska Town Course is also considered to be one of the best in the Twin Cities. Designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, the Chaska Town Course sprawls over 285 acres of oak groves, open prairie and marshlands. Lush bent grass covers the playing area from tee box to green. Chaska Town Course is owned and operated by the City of Chaska


The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located within the Chaska city limits.  Other natural attractions surround the city for those that value you the outdoors. Trails for hiking and biking, and parks are all easily accessible within the area.


The Southwest Metro is booming with new exciting wineries, breweries and a distillery.  Be sure to check out the SW Minne Tour for those that are looking for a relaxing day of fun.  The wineries, breweries and brand new distillery have really put the Southwest Metro on the map.  The scenic tour will bring you through area communities that include Victoria, Waconia, Excelsior and Minnetonka.  This is a great way to see what the area has to offer, beautiful lakes, quaint downtowns, outstanding restaurants, beaches, trails and more!    


The Southwest Metro area offers something for everyone!  Theatre enthusiasts will love the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and for your “amusement” Valleyfair, the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park is located in our neighboring city of Shakopee.  Other attractions in the area include: Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake Casino.  This “Winning Combination” offers the excitement of seasonal live horse racing, live music and concerts, and year round gambling excitement!  The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, runs mid August through September, and should be listed on the “must see” list for anyone traveling to our area! 


Whether you are here for the week, or the weekend, we hope your stay is a pleasant one! 


Please let us know if we can help you with any accommodations or answer any questions. Feel free to poke around our website or give us a call at (952) 474-3233.      


Small Business Saturday


SHOP SMALL?..THINK BIG!

In an effort to support our local business community the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce will be out andabout in the cities of the Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen, and Victoria on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am-12 pm giving out gift bags filled with coupons, gift cards, and Chamber Bucks to be used at participating businesses in honor of Small Business Saturday! 
 
Every dollar brought in by participation in the Small Business Saturday Event will be used for marketing, promotion or turned in "Chamber Bucks" that can be used at the businesses listed on the back of the certificates.   Chamber Bucks can be redeemed 100% at the Chamber Office.  The more participation, the more we can promote and help make Small Business Saturday a BIG SUCCESS for all! 

Please consider participating at some level.  The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce is here to work as an advocate for all businesses, large, medium  and small...please help us work for you!
 
DEADLINE FOR BUSINESS PARTICIPATION:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014!

The first 20 businesses registered will receive a Small Business Saturday welcome mat, window decal, button and a balloon boutique on the day of the event!

All businesses participating must provide a special Small Business Saturday coupon or discount.   Items that will be included in the gift bags will need to be delivered to the SouthWest Metro Chamber Office on or before November 14, 2014.  Please plan on providing 600 pieces of material, as we will be distributing 150 bags in each city on Saturday, November 29 from 10 am-12 pm.  A list of all participating business with the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce Region will be given out to all potential customers.  We are hoping to include a Chamber Buck in each bag. The amount of Chamber Bucks given out, will depend on the marketing dollars and sponsorship dollars we receive for this event.  Chamber Bucks can be redeemed at the Chamber Office at 100% face value after the event and up until December 31, 2014. 

If you are a business that would like to participate or sponsor the event, please view the SBS Registration Form.

Questions?
Contact:  Lori Anderson, Southwest Metro Chamber President
Phone: (952) 474-3233
E-mail: lori@swmetrochamber.com

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General Membership Meeting: Annual Mayors' Luncheon


Join us for our monthly membership luncheon as we welcome our local Mayors!

Mayor Tom O'Connor, Victoria
Mayor Greg Osterdyk, Carver
Mayor Tom Furlong, Chanhassen
Mayor Mark Windschitl, Chaska

Each Mayor will provide a brief update from their respective city and will be on hand to answer questions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

$25 Members
$40 Non-Members
Seating is limited, walk-ins not guaranteed.

Hazeltine National Golf Club
1900 Hazeltine Blvd
Chaska, MN 55318

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Ticket to the 80's Chamber Party Award Winners


On Friday, November 7th, the Chamber held a totally awesome 80's party!  It was a night of nostalgia, networking, fun(raising), and games.  A big thank you to all of our attendees and the continued generosity of our members.

Special recognition was awarded to the following members and businesses:


2014 Business of the Year Award (small, medium, large)

Dolce Vita Wine Shop

Southwest News Media

Lake Region Medical


2014 Distinguished Business Award

Refine Laser and Skin Care

Andrew Schultz - State Farm Agency

Electrical Production Services (EPS)

The Mustard Seed at Halla Nursery

IWCO Direct

Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC


2014 Volunteer of the Year Award

Tammy Shade - Keller Williams Realty

Visit the SouthWest Metro Chamber Facebook page to see photos from the event!

SW Metro Chamber Orientation


Welcome to the SouthWest Metro Chamber...

The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce hosts a quarterly orientation to teach you how to access the programs and services that are provided through membership. These benefits offer you the opportunity to cut expenses and grow your business. This is a great chance to meet the SouthWest Metro Chamber Staff, network with other members, and learn about upcoming programs, services, and events. Anyone wanting to learn more about the SW Metro Chamber is welcome.    

Thursday, January 8, 2015
9-10 am
Chanhassen Rec Center


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Hwy 101 River Crossing Updates


Carver and Scott Counties and the Cities of Chanhassen and Shakopee along with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) have proceeded with the design of a new four-lane Highway 101 bridge over the Minnesota River. This project will impact many are businesses – whether its how your customers find you, or how your employees get to work. Click here for updates.

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