Events for September 2015
Litchfield Chamber of Commerce
Sep 03   Litchfield Farmers Market

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh (locally grown) produce, crafts, and more!

Date:   September 3, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Parking lot of the VFW
Date/Time Details:   2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Sep 05   Mental Illness: Hope for Recovery

Spend a Saturday with a family member who will offer information, hope, and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illnesses. Participants will learn about:

•Types of mental illnesses

•Treatments and recovery

•Coping strategies

•The mental health system

•Local resources

Date:   September 5, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://HopeLitchfield9-5.eventbrite.com
Location:  

Meeker County Social Services 114 N Holcombe Ave #200

Fees/Admission:   The workshop is free.  Registration is required.  Please bring a bag lunch.
Sep 07   Litchfield Community Running Group
Everyone is invited to join in to walk, run, push a stroller
Date:   September 7, 2015
Time:   06:50 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Meet in Central Park
Contact:   Holly Flemming 320.295.1199
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday evening
June 15 - October
Sep 10   The State of Manufacturing: 2015

 Join us for the 2015 State of Manufacturing Survey results in Litchfield

Enterprise Minnesota will be in Litchfield to discuss the findings from its annual State of Manufacturing® survey results that report on the state’s manufacturing outlook and the industry’s top issues. Enterprise Minnesota conducted  phone surveys and focus groups with manufacturing executives across the state to understand their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business. This is an important event for anyone in or connected to the manufacturing industry, as well as educators, elected officials, economic development professionals, granting agencies and members of the media. Attendees will receive a book revealing a compilation of the results and a summary of the findings.

New this year the survey data is analyzed by region to provide greater local insights.


The event will include a presentation of results by Enterprise Minnesota president Bob Kill, followed by a period of questions and discussion.  


Enterprise Minnesota helps Minnesota manufacturing enterprises grow profitably. The organization is an affiliate of the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension.
 


 
 

 
                         
      
 

 

 

 
Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:  
Custom Products
1715 South Sibley Ave
Litchfield
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum 693.8184
Email:   judy@litch.com
Date/Time Details:  
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; program will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:  
There is no fee to attend but registration is appreciated for planning purposes!

 
Sep 10   Litchfield Farmers Market

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh (locally grown) produce, crafts, and more!

Date:   September 10, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Parking lot of the VFW
Date/Time Details:   2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Sep 11   EMV Chip Technology Workshop
EMV "Chip" Technology. Is your business ready?

Do you process credit cards?  Do you use a credit card?
Be informed on the changes that are going to be taking place on October 1, 2015
Tracey McCoy with Center National Bank in Litchfield will address these topics:
 
  • All businesses MUST migrate their Point-of-sales systems to accept EMV, also known as "the smart chip card"
  • Magnetic stripe only terminals and cards are being phased out.
  • With this shift,any card payment fraud that could have been avoided through the use of an EMV terminal will become the responsibility of your business, rather than the credit cad company.
  • Did you kow that chip cards are designed not to leave the customer's hand?  Both the restaurant and retail industries will be changing the way they do business and how they take credit cards.
Date:   September 11, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Training Room
1724 E US Hwy 12
Litchfield MN
Contact:   Judy Hulterstrum 320.693.8184
Email:   judy@litch.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, September 11, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Sep 14   Litchfield Community Running Group
Everyone is invited to join in to walk, run, push a stroller
Date:   September 14, 2015
Time:   06:50 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Meet in Central Park
Contact:   Holly Flemming 320.295.1199
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday evening
June 15 - October
Sep 16   West Central Minnesota Job Fair

Resource booth for entrepreneurs or business start-ups!PP

Your business is valuable to us! This exciting event is an opportunity for you to:

• Find employees — take job applications on site

• Meet job seekers from an 11-county area

• Increase community awareness of your business

• Attract new customers for your products and services

• Network with other businesses

Date:   September 16, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Willmar Conference Center
240 23rd Street SE
Willmar MN
Contact:   320.231.1600
Email:   spots@k-musicradio.com
Date/Time Details:   2 - 6 PM
Fees/Admission:  

The cost to participate is $300 ($350 after September 7) and you will receive:

• 10-30 second ads to be aired on KDJS, K95 & The River letting listeners know you will be at the Business Expo/Job Fair

• Live coverage or interview broadcast from the Expo/Fair

• 8 foot table, skirting, and 2 chairs for your display area

• Print support in local/area newspapers and radio mentions in Willmar, Morris,

Montevideo, and Hutchinson

Sep 17   Litchfield Farmers Market

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh (locally grown) produce, crafts, and more!

Date:   September 17, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Parking lot of the VFW
Date/Time Details:   2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Sep 19   4 Miles Four Paws Lake Ripley Run/Walk
Support the Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties.  Bring your pet , too!
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Lake Ripley
Litchfield, MN
Contact:   Cori Sherman, 693.5202 Tracey Besser 221.2671
Date/Time Details:   7:30 a.m. registration
Race Time 9:00 a.m.
Fees/Admission:   $25 pre-registration payable to HSKMC
$30 after September 1
Sep 19   Hospice Training at Ecumen of Litchfield
Hospice Training will be held, Mondays starting September 14 to October 19, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Viking Room at Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield.  For futher information please contact Nicole Larson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 320-373-6604.
Date:   September 19, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield
Contact:   Nicole Larson
Email:   nicolelarson@ecumen.org
Date/Time Details:   Mondays, September 14 to October 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 21   Veteran's Breakfast/Gloria Dei
Veteran's Breakfast in the Gloria Dei dining room.  All Veteran's welcome.
Date:   September 21, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Location:   Ecumen of Litchfield, Gloria Dei Dining Room.
Contact:   Joyce Aakre at 320-373-6637.
Email:   jennyklima@ecumen.org
Date/Time Details:   September 21, 2015, 7-8:30am
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 21   Hospice Training at Ecumen of Litchfield
Hospice Training will be held, Mondays starting September 14 to October 19, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Viking Room at Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield.  For futher information please contact Nicole Larson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 320-373-6604.
Date:   September 21, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield
Contact:   Nicole Larson
Email:   nicolelarson@ecumen.org
Date/Time Details:   Mondays, September 14 to October 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 21   Litchfield Community Running Group
Everyone is invited to join in to walk, run, push a stroller
Date:   September 21, 2015
Time:   06:50 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Meet in Central Park
Contact:   Holly Flemming 320.295.1199
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday evening
June 15 - October
Sep 22   McLeod County Senior Expo at the Hutchinson Event Center
Please come join Ecumen of Litchfield at the McLeod County Senior Expo at the Hutchinson Event Center to learn about the wonderful service we offer to our local communities.
Date:   September 22, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Hutchinson Event Center in Hutchinson, MN
Email:   jennyklima@ecumen.org
Date/Time Details:   September 22, 2015, 8-1:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 24   Litchfield Farmers Market

Visit the Farmers Market for fresh (locally grown) produce, crafts, and more!

Date:   September 24, 2015
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Parking lot of the VFW
Date/Time Details:   2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Sep 28   Hospice Training at Ecumen of Litchfield
Hospice Training will be held, Mondays starting September 14 to October 19, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm in the Viking Room at Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield.  For futher information please contact Nicole Larson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 320-373-6604.
Date:   September 28, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Ecumen Home Care and Hospice-Litchfield
Contact:   Nicole Larson
Email:   nicolelarson@ecumen.org
Date/Time Details:   Mondays, September 14 to October 19, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Free
Sep 28   Litchfield Community Running Group
Everyone is invited to join in to walk, run, push a stroller
Date:   September 28, 2015
Time:   06:50 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Meet in Central Park
Contact:   Holly Flemming 320.295.1199
Date/Time Details:   Every Monday evening
June 15 - October