About the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce

About the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce

Wabasha Kellogg Chamber of Commerce and CVB is an association of local area business people striving to protect and promote business interests in the Wabasha-Kellogg region.

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Wabasha Designated as a Minnesota Main Street Community

Wabasha, Minnesota- Wabasha joins the ranks of the Red Wing, Winona, Faribault, New Ulm, Owatonna, Shakopee, Willmar, Mankato and Northfield by becoming the tenth designated Main Street Community in the state. Following an application submitted in early March the Minnesota Main Street team from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota visited Wabasha to understand past downtown revitalization efforts from the Heritage Preservation Commission, Port Authority and City of Wabasha and review future plans for the Main Street District improvement.

Anyone interested in learning more or getting involved is invited to attend the Wabasha Main Street Recognition Ceremony and Heritage Preservation Commission Awards Night at the Wabasha Public Library on Tuesday June 5 th at 5:00 PM. It is your chance to learn more about the Wabasha Main Street Program and Wabasha Heritage Preservation Commission as they recognize efforts of historic preservation and reinvestments in our Nationally Registered Historic District and Main Street.

Wabasha Main Street, a non-profit organization is helping the new downtown revitalization efforts using the National Trust’s Main Street Four Point Approach: improving physical appearance and atmosphere of the downtown commercial district, increasing marketing and events that promote the district and local businesses, expanding economic base, and building collaborative partnerships and resources.

“This is a positive distinction for Wabasha,” said Mary Flicek, Wabasha Main Street Volunteer Coordinator, “it builds upon past efforts of the downtown community while injecting new energy and action into completing revitalization projects identified by the City and Wabasha citizens in our Comprehensive Plan. In addition to the past activities of the City and HPC such as historic signage on the riverfront and historic walking tour brochures, Wabasha Main Street has several new activities that are being planned in the Main Street District said Flicek. These include design resources for historic façade renovations, district maps and Shop Small Saturday events to encourage entrepreneurship and seasonal streetscaping in the downtown district.”

Every year, the Minnesota Main Street program collects reinvestment numbers from each local Main Street community. In 2017, for every $1 spent to run a local Main Street program in Minnesota, $23.77 was reinvested back in to the community. From 2010 to 2017, local Minnesota Main Street communities recorded $61.4 million in public and private financial reinvestment, 147 net new businesses, 772 net new jobs, and 549 property improvements.

About: Minnesota Main Street is a program of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and is recognized as the official statewide Main Street America Coordinating Program in Minnesota. Minnesota Main Street provides participating local Main Street organizations with the training, tools, information, and networking they need to be successful in their downtown revitalization efforts. The Minnesota Main Street Program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Wabasha Main Street is financed in part with funds provided by the City of Wabasha. For more information please contact Mary Flicek at [email protected]

Health Education Classes/Lunch & Learns

Health education is an important component of wellness. Classes and programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the workplace. Whether you sponsor 30 minute brown bag lunch or one-hour classes, we have many options to enhance your employees ability to take control of their own health. Saint Elizabeth’s presenters are highly qualified professionals. Wellness education is developed with evidence-based credible research and timely information. Saint Elizabeth’s brings this training to your worksite on days/times that are best for your organization. We offer a variety of topics that help your workforce to become healthier, happier and more productive. Request a lunch and learn menu to review all the topics.

$100/per 30 minute session*

* Mileage/travel time are additional cost.

Wabasha events

Spring is here!

The City of Wabasha will again be placing small planters of flowers downtown. If you would like to coordinate with their efforts, this year’s planters will be filled with red geraniums and lime green potato vines. We are looking forward to seeing Wabasha get into the spring-spirit!

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Chamber Bucks

Are you looking for a last-minute gift for a friend, family member, or coworker? Chamber Bucks are a great gift to give while also supporting our local merchants by shopping local! They work just like a gift certificate, but lets the receiver decide where to spend the money. Chamber Bucks can be used at any local business that is a member of the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce or taken to First State Bank to be cashed. Stop by the Chamber Office for more information or to purchase Chamber Bucks.