Events for March 2015
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
Mar 03   Business Day NOT at the Capitol
The State Capitol is under construction, so we are bringing the lawmakers to you. Get motivated by listening to Tom O’Neill, president of The Nerdery, who is sure to energize everyone with the story of his company’s growth.
Take this opportunity to gain an understanding of the legislative process and deliver a personal message to your elected officials. Plus:
  • Network with your peers.
  • Rally with your recognized region of the state.
  • Quiz legislators on hot topics – education, transportation, environment … and more.
As one employer, your voice can be a whisper. Combine it with hundreds of others, and your voice becomes a roar!
Sign up today to attend. Your presence makes a difference!
See the full agenda.
Date:   March 3, 2015
Time:   10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Crowne Plaza St. Paul – Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul
Contact:   Dee Schutte, 320.693.8184
Date/Time Details:  

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Optional meetings:

Lobby 101, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Networking Social, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 

Fees/Admission:   Full Event Individual Registration $95 per person
Mar 12   Dynamic Team Building
 Develop Your Team! 
 Valuable assets to your business deserve attention!


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

                          Session Five:  Dynamic Team Building        

This workshop will help you assess your team's weaknesses and strengths and give you information on the elements of successful and dynamic teams.
Date:   March 12, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   Custom Products of Litchfield training facility
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum
Date/Time Details:   March 12, 2015
8:00 - Registration
8:30 - 11:30 - Class

Fees/Admission:   $59 per session per registrant
Mar 13   LAMP-Kinship HAM BINGO fundraiser
Come join us for some BINGO to win your Easter ham!  You can also buy chances to win Chanhassen and Ordway tickets, along with other Easter and spring themed baskets.  All ages are welcome!  There will also be free kids' prize drawings between games.  All proceeds go to benefit the Litchfield Area Mentorship Program-Kinship (LAMP).  LAMP is a youth mentoring program in Meeker County.  We serve youth ages 5-17.  Our mission is to connect youth with caring adults by promoting a relationship that provides mentoring, support, friendship, and guidance.  We are a non-profit organization which is supported solely by donations, grants, and fundraising events.  If you have any questions, please call Amy Onell at 320-699-1616.  
Date:   March 13, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Litchfield Eagles Club
Contact:   For more information call Amy Onell at 320-699-1616.
Date/Time Details:   Friday, March 13th at 6:30pm
Mar 17   2015 Meeker County Gardener's Gala
Keynote Speakers:
Don Engebretson, The Renegade Cardener
  "Top Ten Gardening Blunders"
   "Common Gardening Myths and the Mayhem They Cause"

Vendor Booths & Demonstrations
Door Prizes
Date:   March 17, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Litchfield High School
Contact:   Meeker County Extension 320-693-5275
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 17, 2015
5:30 -9:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 in advance
$12 at the door

Pre-registration through March 9th at Meeker County Extension Office
Mar 18   Business to Education Connection
A forum to connect our Businesses with the Litchfield Educational System
Teachers shape the future one child at a time, discover what Litchfield High School has to offer.
Date:   March 18, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Litchfield High School
901 Gilman Ave
Litchfield MN
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 2015
11:15 Registration
11:30 Lunch
Mar 18 - Apr 29   Time to Quit Tobacco?
Meeker Memorial Hospital offers a Freedom from Smoking (Tobacco) 7-week, 8-session class.  During each session participants will cover:
  • Knowing if you're ready to quit smoking
  • Medicines to help you quit
  • Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
  • Preparing for Quit Day
  • Coping strategies
  • Avoiding weight gain
  • Developing a new self-image
How to stay smoke-free for good

Facilitator:  Lori Patten, MPH, Certified Freedom from Smoking facilitator
Date:   March 18, 2015 - April 29, 2015
Time:   07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Meeker Memorial Hospital Ripley Room
Contact:   320.693.4519
Date/Time Details:   Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays (March 18 - April 29) and on Friday, April 10
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 24   Ransomeware: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Business
What would you do if you walked into work tomorrow and your data was gone?

Would you be able to do business? 

Come Learn:  what is ransomeware, how have area businesses been affected and what can your business do to help protect themselves

Guest Speaker will be from Bennett Office Technologies
Date:   March 24, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association
1725 US Highway 12 E, Ste 100
Litchfield MN  55355
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum
Date/Time Details:   March 24, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 includes lunch
Mar 28   Comedy Night at the Eagles
Enjoy a fun evening with friends
Comedy Night
Tommy Thompson 
Tommy has a brand of comedy that is an unique as he is.  He dishes out the laughs with a distinct style that will make you leave his show feeling

Dave Johnson
Dave can't pretend that growing older never hurts.  He shares cautionary tales of marriage, parenting, again, and the pit falls of suburban living.  He will leave you laughing with his honest but twisted take on everything life has to offer.

Mike O'Keefe
Mike is a young comic who prides himself on his original brand of self-deprecating jack asserey and a tireless work ethic.
His humor ranges from Don Rickles to Steve Martin to Patton Oswalt.

Date:   March 28, 2015
Time:   08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location:   Litchfield Eagles Club
389 CSAH 34
Litchfield MN  55355
Date/Time Details:   March 28, 2015

8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets in advance or at the door
$15 non members
$10 members