Events for October 2014
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
Oct 01   Litchfield United Methodist Church Annual Turkey Dinner
Annual Turkey Dinner
Litchfield United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 1, 20014
Serving Buffet Style from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Tickets:
Adult:  $10.00; take-out:  $10.50
Children(6-12):  $6.00; take-out:  $6.50
5 and under:  FREE
 
Advanced tickets available at Mary's Jewelry.
Date:   October 1, 2014
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Oct 02   Litchfield Farmers Market
New location and hours!
Seasonal  variety of locally grown produce & many other locally produced products.
Date:   October 2, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldFarmersMarket?ref=br_tf
Location:   Litchfield VFW Parking Lot
East Hwy 12
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays beginning June 5th
2-5:30 pm
Oct 04   Willmar Walk to End Alzheimer's
9:00 am: Registration 10:15 am: Opening Ceremony 10:45 am: Walk Starts 11:30 am: Closing Ceremony
Date:   October 4, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=5208&pg=entry
Location:   Willmar Civic Center 2707 Arena Drive Willmar, MN 56201
Contact:   Katrice Sisson 320-257-0696
Email:   ksisson@alz.org
Date/Time Details:   October 4, 2014 9 am-12 pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Registration is required!
Oct 07   E-Cigs and the workplace
Get the FACTS for your business and employees

Erin Simmons from the American Lung Association will be presenting
  • E-cigs overview - What are they?
  • How does this relate to the workplace?
  • What are best practices for employers?
    What do state and local laws cover?
  • Current trends among employers?
  • Q & A time
Date:   October 7, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Meeker Co-op Light and Power Community Room
1725 US Highway 12 E, Ste 100
Litchfield MN
Email:   judy@litch.com
Date/Time Details:   October 7, 2014

11:30 -1:00
Fees/Admission:   Seminar only - FREE
Lunch & Seminar - $6
Oct 09   Develop Your Team: A 5-Part Workshop Series

     Develop Your Team! 
A five part learning series
   


 Valuable assets to your business deserve attention!

 

Award your employees with a professional development opportunity that will create a Dynamic Business

        
   
       

                    Session One:  Strength Finders        
This session uses the Strengths finder 2.0 assessment tool and allows participants to recognize their top 5 strengths and explore how to maximize them in their jobs, teams and projects.

November 13:     Building Employee Engagement
January 8:           Working Across Generations
February 12:        People Reading to Improve Communications
March 12:             Dynamic Team Building
Date:   October 9, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Meeker Coop Community Room
1725 US Highway 12 E, Ste 100
Litchfield MN  55355
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum
Email:   judy@litch.com
Date/Time Details:   October, 9  2014
8:00 - Registration
8:30 - 11:30 - Class



 
Fees/Admission:   Each session $59 or all five for $249
Register a team of 5 or more for $20/series discount ($229.00 each)
 
Oct 09   Litchfield Farmers Market
New location and hours!
Seasonal  variety of locally grown produce & many other locally produced products.
Date:   October 9, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldFarmersMarket?ref=br_tf
Location:   Litchfield VFW Parking Lot
East Hwy 12
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays beginning June 5th
2-5:30 pm
Oct 16   Put Faces to the Boxes on the Ballot...Meet the Candidates
All Chamber members are invited to meet the candidates for city council, county commission, school board and state representative.  Put the faces to the candidates vying for office that will be on the ballot on November 4th. 

The first half of the meeting will informal (a light breakfast is included).  The second half of the meeting will get the candidates' priorities on issues like workforce, transportation, spending, economic development, etc.

The chamber recognizes that many of our members reside across the region.  We provide this opportunity for you to build relationships with the policy makers that influence the business environment where you work. 

We believe that with your involvement, we do make a difference.
Date:   October 16, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Custom Products of Litchfield
West Training Room
 
Contact:   Dee Schutte, Executive Director
Email:   dee@litch.com
Date/Time Details:   Registration & Networking -- 8:00- 8:30 a.m.
Candidate Responses -- 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   This program is offered to our members as part of our membership dues.  Pre-registration is greatly appreciated for event planning purposes.
Oct 16   Litchfield Farmers Market
New location and hours!
Seasonal  variety of locally grown produce & many other locally produced products.
Date:   October 16, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldFarmersMarket?ref=br_tf
Location:   Litchfield VFW Parking Lot
East Hwy 12
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays beginning June 5th
2-5:30 pm
Oct 19   Benefit Breakfast for Vocations
Benefit Breakfast (or Lunch) Sunday, Oct 19th, 8AM to 12 noon Pancakes, French Toast, Sausage & Scrambled Eggs. Served on a hot plate. Benefit for Vocations
Date:   October 19, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thechurchofstphilip.org/kc/index.html
Location:   St. Philips Church Dining Hall 821 E. 5th Str. Litchfield, MN
Contact:   Ray Wolter: chair 320-693-9262 Kof C. sponsored
Email:   wolter@hutchtel.net
Date/Time Details:   10/19/2014 8AM to 12 noon
Fees/Admission:   $6 for age 12 and up $3 kids (age 5 and under are free)
Oct 19   The Home Front, a program to support WWII troops

Meeker County Historical Society sponsoring a program to support the WWII troops.

Guest speaker is Michael Eckers.  He covers 1941-1945, Vicotry gardens, scrap drives, war bond drives, the draft, Rosie the riverter, rationing and black market.

There will be time for questions and discussion will refreshments to follow
Date:   October 19, 2014
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   GAR Hall
308 N Marshall Ave
Litchfield
Date/Time Details:   October 19, 2014
1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Oct 21   Affordable Care Act: October 2014
The roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues!  There are new challenges, opportunities, and yes, threats that every business person needs to know about.  There are new decision points to consider.  New filing requirements.  New information about rates. 

This  90-minute session includes: (1) an update on ACA developments; (2) an overview of key upcoming compliance items for small employers; (3) Hear how other local businesses have responded to the Heathcare Reform  regulations (4) Bring your questions as we’ve set aside some time to discuss how local businesses have responded to the Affordable Care Act and how they are planning for the future.

Event Sponsors:
Danner, Brekke & Everts Financial & Insurance Solutions
Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP
CDS Administrative Services, LLC
 
Presenters:
John Kuzara, National Sales Director at Excelsior Benefits 
Valerie Amberg, Managing Partner at CDS Administrative Services, LLC and Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist

 
Date:   October 21, 2014
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   Custom Products of Litchfield - Training Room
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum, 320.693.8184
Email:   judy@litch.com
Date/Time Details:   Registration:  8:15 a.m.
Program begins:  8:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   There is no fee to attend, however pre-registration is required.
Oct 23   Litchfield Farmers Market
New location and hours!
Seasonal  variety of locally grown produce & many other locally produced products.
Date:   October 23, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldFarmersMarket?ref=br_tf
Location:   Litchfield VFW Parking Lot
East Hwy 12
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays beginning June 5th
2-5:30 pm
Oct 28   Meeker Memorial Hospital Holiday Salute and Masquerade Sale
Events include
Masquerade jewelry sale -  All Jewelry& Accessories $5
Bake Sale
Take a Chance
Basket Raffle
Brunch 9-11

 
Date:   October 28, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Meeker Memorial Hospital Conference Center (lower level)
Date/Time Details:   October 28 2014
9:00  -  4:00
Oct 30   Litchfield Farmers Market
New location and hours!
Seasonal  variety of locally grown produce & many other locally produced products.
Date:   October 30, 2014
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/LitchfieldFarmersMarket?ref=br_tf
Location:   Litchfield VFW Parking Lot
East Hwy 12
Date/Time Details:   Thursdays beginning June 5th
2-5:30 pm