About the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce

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An Afternoon with Castlerock Museum’s Founder

On Saturday, November 10th at 2pm, there will be a special program at Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin with Gary Schlosstein, the museum’s founder. Gary will take visitors on a walk around the museum, sharing stories behind some of the rare and fascinating artifacts in the museum’s collection. He will also point out and discuss many exciting new additions made in the past year. The program will conclude with a Q & A session.

Gary Schlosstein first started collecting when he was ten years with a Civil War musket that he bought at an antique store for three dollars. His passion for ancient and medieval arms and armor began in the early 1980’s, when a friend convinced him to buy several medieval polearms. Over the years, this collection grew, leading Gary to start up the nonprofit that is Castlerock Museum as a permanent place to house and display the collection to the public. The museum officially opened its doors in 2011 and celebrated its seventh anniversary last July.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members are FREE. The museum will open at 1:00pm for visitors that would like to look around beforehand. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or [email protected] for details. Visit the museum’s Facebook page for more information.

Picture above: Castle Rock Museum

Picture Right: Gary Schlosstein and the Civil War musket that he bought for three dollars when he was ten years old.

Xcel Energy Recognized Among World’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine

Xcel Energy has been recognized on Forbes Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for the second year in a row. Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list, and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world. Xcel Energy is the highest-ranking U.S. electric utility on the Forbes list in 2018.

Vote Wabasha as Minnesota Monthly’s ‘Best MN Town’

Minnesota Monthly Announces 10 Finalists in 2018 ‘Best MN Town’ Search

Public Voting Now Open at BestMNTown.com.

Minneapolis (September 17, 2018) — Which town best embodies the “Spirit of Minnesota?” That’s the question Minnesota Monthly seeks to answer. Earlier this summer, hundreds of towns — from small villages to large cities — were contacted with the opportunity to enter the second annual Minnesota Monthly “Best MN Town Search.”

Dozens of towns heeded the call and submitted impassioned entries that included details on the town’s history, geographic and cultural challenges and opportunities, beloved landmarks, diversity, community events and resources, and outstanding citizens, as well as photos and videos.

Now, it is up to the citizens of Minnesota to cast their vote from the Top 10 finalists as chosen by the editorial team of Minnesota Monthly: Eden Prairie, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, New Ulm, Northfield, Roseville, St. Cloud, Wabasha, Waconia, and White Bear Lake.

The public is invited to vote for their favorite town on BestMNTown.com through 5 p.m. on October 12, 2018. Each person will be allowed to vote up to 10 times per day. The public vote will make up 25% of the score for each finalist, with 75% coming from a panel of notable Minnesotans.

The panel includes: Doug Loon, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; Rick Kupchella, Informed Engagement Network; and Kate Roberts, senior exhibitor developer for the Minnesota Historical Society.

The winner and three finalists will be announced in person at Minnesota Monthly’s “Best of Minnesota Party” on December 5, 2018.

The winner of Minnesota Monthly Best MN Town Search will receive a multi-page editorial feature, an advertising campaign valued at more than $50,000, and a party in their town.

For more information on the Best MN Town Search and to vote, visit BestMNTown.com.

Greenspring Media is an award-winning, multi-media communication company that publishes over 10 publications including Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home. Greenspring Media also produces the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, Minnesota Monthly GrillFest, Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic, Minnesota Monthly Slice of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Monthly Best of Minnesota, Midwest Home Luxury Remodeling Tour and Midwest Home Luxury Loft + Condo Tour. Greenspring.com.

Contact: Molly Steinke, Nemer Fieger, 612-309-1677, [email protected]

(Press release from Minnesota Monthly)

Raffle Ticket Sales Continue To Help Raise Funds for the 2018 SeptOberfest Celebration

Wabasha Events calendar

The SeptOberfest Committee will again be selling their Septoberfest Fundraiser raffle
tickets this year for $20.00. Each Ticket holder will have a chance to win over $2,000.00 in cash
prizes. If you would like to support SeptOberfest and have a chance to purchase a winning
ticket please call 651-565-4158 or visit the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce at 122 W
Main Street in downtown Wabasha. Your support is greatly appreciated and makes our
SeptOberfest celebration possible.

The drawings for the Big Money Ticket Raffle will take place on October 6th at noon at
the Pumpkin Patch Under the Bridge during the Awards Ceremony. You need not be present to
win. All funds raised are used for music, decorations, topiaries, advertising, signage, pony rides,
pumpkin derby, largest pumpkin & sunflower contests, displays, petting zoo, carriage rides and
much, much, more. Thank you again for your support!

SeptOberfest Event Guide Is Here!

Wabasha-Kellogg’s SeptOberfest Celebration has so many things going on, it literally takes weeks to get them all in! Next year’s festival runs from September 7 to October 27, 2018. Join us for our Annual SeptOberfest Celebration. Relax and meander through our small midwestern rivertown that showcases the season of fall like no other. Imagine artistic displays of thousands of pumpkins, cornstalks, flowers, bales, and gourds among the natural beauty of the Winding River, Vibrant Trees and Majestic Bluffs. An explosion of color that you will remember for a lifetime. Join in with pumpkin races, scarecrow contests, entertainment, glorious food, pumpkin topiaries, largest pumpkins, free concerts, carriage rides and much more.

SeptOberfest Event Guide Is Here
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Wabasha Main Street Announces Storefront Design Assistance

Wabasha Main Street, Inc. has the opportunity to provide free Storefront/Façade or Signage Design Assistance to any business or property owner within the Wabasha Main Street District. This service is available once a year to designated Minnesota Main Street Communities, of which Wabasha is one of ten.

If you are considering re-envisioning your storefront, façade or a new sign, this program will offer you illustrations or design renderings to help you as a property owner come up with design and preservation possibilities.

In order to be eligible to receive this assistance your building must be zoned commercial or mixed use. The building does not have to be considered “historic” but at least 50 years old in order to be eligible. Individual owner-occupied residences or rental residences are not eligible to receive design assistance. Applicants receiving the design services are required to share final project costs, information and photographs with the Minnesota Main Street program. Applications will be available until August 31, 2018.

For further information please contact Mary Flicek at [email protected] or pick up more information or an application at 157 Main Street West, Wabasha.