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"CHAMBER CHAT" FRIDAYS IN FEBRUARY
Every Friday during the month of February, I will be hosting a coffee hour from 9-10 a.m., at the Chamber. Please come by and visit with me about your business and let's get acquainted. I am looking forward to meeting you!
Elaine Hansen, President
ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS NAMED
Ten Austin students will receive more than $5700 in cash awards at the Chamber's 32nd annual ACCESS Scholarship Banquet, 5L00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Hormel Historic Home. final speech presentations were held February 11 and 13 for eighth and 12th grade students, respectively. All finalists are guaranteed a scholarship, ranging from $200-$1500. This year's 8th grade finalists include Arianna Barrera, Emma Haugen, Thomas Herrick, Andrew Keenan, Nathan Schmidt, and Ava Wahlstrom. High school senior finalists are Sarah Bachmeier, Signe Fadness, Eleanor Hinchcliffe, and Myra Kraemer.
WUERTZ JOINS RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT'S EXCLUSIVE CONSULTING GROUP
Tom Wuertz, a Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor in RBC Wealth Management's Austin, MN office, recently was selected to be a member of the firm's Consulting Group, an exclusive group of advisors recognized for their success in building consultative, fee-based businesses. To qualify for the group, Tom demonstrated a commitment to a consultant-based investment practice, helped clients build investment portfolios and maintained an excellent record of customer service. RBC Wealth Management financial advisors assist individual, corporate, and institutional clients by providing a wide array of Wealth Management solutions such as stocks, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, options and mutual funds. They also assist clients with retirement plans and money management programs.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BANQUET
Registration is now open for our largest gathering of the year, our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. Join us on
Thursday, February 28, at the Holiday Inn-Austin, as we showcase our members and recognize several for their contributions to the organization and community. Fourteen businesses have been nominated for this year's business awards, while others will receive recognition as Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Team of the Year. Download a registration Form for more information and to register.