July 2015

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun


It is hard to believe that I will have been here at the Chamber for nine months July 1, 2015.  We have accomplished so much during that time, but have so much left to do.  Just like our membership, every day is busy, the demands are never ending, and it is difficult to stay ahead of the game, let alone catch up.  While it can be frustrating at time, I am not sure I would want it any other way.


In January, during our annual meeting, we discussed and brought forward our mission, vision values and goals for the Chamber in 2015 and beyond.  We need to take a moment from time to time to look at those driving principal, to make sure we are on task, focused on our mission and members, and to make sure we are leading in the creation, promotion and enhancement of a healthy business environment for the Northfield area.


We must always keep in focus that we are a membership organization, an organization dedicated to serving our members and acting and speaking out on their behalf.  Trust me, there are many, many group that are out looking for their group's special interests.  The Chamber fills that role for the business community in Northfield and the surrounding area.  That is why involvement is so important, why membership is critical, and why your input and participation in activities and events makes us a strong organization.


In 2015 the board developed a set of values that the organization was to live by.  Member Focus (Value), Respectability, Collaboration, Leadership, Volunteerism, Fun.  How is the organization doing so far this year?  Are we on the right path?  Do we walk the walk, talk the talk?  Drop us a line, give us a call, write us a note and let us know if we are doing the things you want done.  Only thru your active participation can be become and stay a strong organization.


Thank you for your support, your financial contribution, your volunteer time and talents.  I am excited to work with each and every one of you to make the Northfield Area Chamber THE strongest, most respected, most active Chamber in the state. 



10th Annual Golf-a-Palooza


The 10th Annual "Golf-a-Palooza" Northfield Chamber Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 25,, 2015 at the Northfield Golf Club.  Lunch and registration will start at 11:oo a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.   Dinner, program and raffle will round out the day's activities, scheduled start at approximately 6:00p.m.


Chamber Announces New Director of Membership
The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced that they have hired Lindsay Reddy as the Northfield Chamber of Commerce Director of Member Services. Reddy joins the Northfield Area Chamber, replacing Jane Pausch who resigned the position in early May to move to northern Wisconsin.

A resident of Northfield, Reddy has previous Chamber experience, serving as an intern and the Communications Specialist for the Dakota County Region Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, Reddy has been a small business owner, purchasing a Jack of All Trades Handyman franchise, which she owned over two years before selling the business.  

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Todd Bornhauser said, "I am so excited to have Lindsay join our team here in Northfield.  Her previous experiences both as a small business owner as well as working at a chamber will help enhance the organization and provide valuable resources for our members."

Chamber Board Chair Beth Ayotte Naumann was extremely impressed with Reddy's outgoing personality.  "Lindsay will bring a lot of energy to the organization, and her personality will get members excited and motivated," stated Naumann.

Reddy said she was excited to get back involved with the Chamber and community.  "The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce was on my short list, and I was excited when the opportunity became available.  I enjoy working with and helping businesses and Northfield is such a great community.  The position was perfect for me.  I am really looking forward to contributing to the Northfield Chamber and forming it into the best in Minnesota" commented Reddy.  "I found the Chamber an invaluable part of running my business, and I want to make sure our members see the value of their membership feel that same way" stated Reddy.

The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic business organization that promotes the Northfield area and the local business community.  The Chamber is comprised of local business and business-minded individuals who have banded together with one goal in mind:  to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of the community.
Ribbon Cuttings
Froggy Froggy Bottoms River Pub owner Laurie Hoheisel is joined by building owner David Hvistendahl for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and the official start of summer. Holding the ribbon is Mayor Dana Graham and Council member David DeLong.

Member Spotlight
Every month we will highlight one lucky Chamber member in our eNewsletter, plus they will have the chance to be featured in the Northfield News! Please contact Lindsay at [email protected] or 507-645-5604 for details. Availability is based on a first come, first served basis.
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Crazy Daze 


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Ambassador Committee Business Visit


New Members!!

109 North Water Street
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 649-0102
Contact: Jim Johnson
Automotive & Marine

Definitive Accounting Inc
15322 Galaxie Avenue
Suite # 204
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 698-1826
Contact: Mary Inglett


Jaguar Communications

213 South Oak Avenue

Owatonna, MN 55060

(507) 214-1000

Contact: John Jensen



Phone Station Inc

24 NE 2nd Street

Faribault, MN 55021

(507) 334-3735

Contact: Mike Friesen






314 Division Street

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 222-9238

Contact: Jessica Peterson White



Dokmo Ford Chrysler

1201 Highway 3 South

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-4478

Contact: Clamcy Dokmo

Automotive & Marine


Rebound Enterprises

527 Professional Drive

Box 3

Northfield, MN 55057

Real Estate & Property Managers


Rice County Abstract & Title Company

433 West 3rd St, Suite 100

Red Wing, MN 55066

Contact: Jodi Bach

(651) 388-8891

Finance & insurance

Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars

18 Bridge Square

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-4008

Contact: Sherry Morgan


Polzin Glass

1325 Bollenbacher Drive

PO Box 321

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Jason Pulzin

Automotive & Marine


Barr Pad Services LLC

4488 Woodgate Point

Egan, MN 55122

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Cynthia Barrientos





All Energy Solar

1642 Carroll Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55104

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Ryan Buege

Home Maintenance & Service


All Sons Exteriors

PO Box 146

Lakeville, MN 55044

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Kathy Espelien

Construction & Contractors


American Water Works

829 Rolling View Lane SE

Pine Island, MN 55963

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Nate Proper

Construction & Contractors


Atlas Remodelers LLC

1208 Locust Street

Farmington, MN 55024

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Clnton Christensen

Construction & Contractors


Herbal Oils & Wellness

308 Orchard Street S.

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Char Bezanson



Integrity House Services LLC

2026 Sibley View Court

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Mark Ekeren

Home Maintenance & Service


Landmark Homes

2417 Pepper Ridge Court

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Jason Lemke

Construction & Contractors


Minnesota Rebath

8800 East Point Douglas Road, Suite 700

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Ashley Cover

Construction & Contractors


Reynolds Asphault Maintence

18201 Roberts Lake Blvd.

Faribault, MN 55021

(507) 332-2120

Contact:Harvey Reynolds

Home Maintenance & Service


Peters' Pation & Landscape Inc

2779 450th Street

Kenyon, MN 55946

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Darren Peters

Landscaping & Nurseries




Rice County Steam & Gas Engines, Inc

PO Box 76

Dundas, MN 55019

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Roger Janak



Sterling Pharmacy

700 Division Street South

Northfield, MN 55378

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Tim Gallagher

Health Care


Susan Pedersen

301 7th Street West

Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Susan Peterson



T & G Pet Lodge & Training Center

2345 35th Street West

Webster, MN 55088

(507) 645-6450

Contact: Jessica Meyer





Historic Hutchinson House B&B

305 2nd Street NW

Faribault, MN 55021

(507) 384-3291

Contact: Tami Schluter



Launch5 Media

813 North Linden Street

Northfield, MN 55057

(612) 756-3922

Contact: Mark Ross



May's Top Three Businesses for
Chamber Buck Redemption:

1. Kwik Trip
2. The Rare Pair 
3. Cub Foods 

Chamber Bucks make great gifts or employee 
Available all year in $5, $10 and $25!


Member News

Northfield YMCA announced June's Volunteer of the Month: Carmen Petricka. Carmen has a heart for volunteering. Since 2008, she has volunteered as a seamstress, sewing children's pajamas for C.A.C. (Community Action Center of Northfield). She loves spending time with children, playing games and watching out for their safety. 



Do you have business news to share? We want to hear about it! Please contact Lindsay at [email protected] to have your big announcement in next months newsletter.
Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce | [email protected]   http://www.northfieldchamber.com
 205 Third Street, Suite B
Northfield, MN 55057