Wayzata celebrates Halloween with Boo Blast 2017

Wayzata celebrates Halloween with Boo Blast! This “spooky” event is presented by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Wayzata area merchants. Boo Blast is a shop-to-shop progressive trick-or-treating event all around town.

Wayzata Boo Blast participants ride the Lake Minnetonka Trolley. Submitted photo.
Wayzata Boo Blast participants ride the Lake Minnetonka Trolley. Submitted photo.

Families can enjoy in-store activities, spooky special and goodies for the little ones. Lunds & Byerlys, in Colonial Square, will have a free community BBQ with hot dogs, music and more!

Making its final appearance of the season, The Lake Minnetonka Trolley will bring trick-or-treaters around town to trolley stops around town. Event-goers can enjoy treats, promotions and in-store events in shops all around Wayzata from 11-3 p.m.

Stay tuned for future details about a new addition in 2018, the Boo Bash Dash! The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization in the Wayzata area, dedicated to advocate and promote the business interests of the area’s retail, professional and community members.

 

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Mike Lee named Wayzata Chamber’s 2017 Person of the Year

Mike Lee has been named the Wayzata Chamber’s 2017 Person of the Year. Submitted photo.

The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Mike Lee has been named the 2017 Person of the Year. Considerations for the award include a Chamber member who is an active participant and supporter of Chamber activities, a long standing contributor to the economic, civic, commercial, and educational interests of the greater Wayzata area and someone who makes a difference to our community. 2017 marks the 51st Person of the Year celebration.

Mike was born in Minneapolis and raised in Wayzata. He later attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato where he met his wife Sue. Mike and Sue now live in Plymouth and are the parents of three children, Mollie, Maddie and Michael.

Mike’s civic contributions to the Wayzata area are countless. Mike is a lifelong area resident and business owner, with 30+ years of professional service with Wayzata families as an owner and funeral director at David Lee Funeral Home, which received the Exceptional Service Award in 2015. Mike has taken on many roles in the community, served on our Chamber Board, a Wayzata Rotary President, Chair of the Roger Miller Golf Classic event for years, and is actively involved in our large community events, the Chilly Open and James J. Hill Days.

Mike has contributed numerous hours of unselfish, unsolicited giving of his time to the greater community. He has snowplowed countless driveways at all hours of the night for friends in need and has mowed many lawns.

One nominator wrote, “Mike is always one of the first people to step up, rally people and do what needs to be done. He and his family have been business leaders in this community for a very long time.” Another said, “Mike is a friend to everybody- if Wayzata asks- Mike says yes!”

The Chamber will hold a Luncheon in Mike’s honor on Thursday October 19th at the Wayzata Country Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The cost is $25 for Chamber Members and Non-Members. Register online at wayzatchamber.com.

The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant membership organization serving businesses and individuals in the greater Wayzata area. The mission of the Chamber is to advocate and promote the interest of its’ retail, professional and community members.

Community Job Fair scheduled for July 12, 2017

Are you looking for part-time flexible or full-time work with benefits in the Wayzata MN and Plymouth areas?

Wayzata Public Schools and the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce are partnering with area employers to host a community job fair.

  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • On-site interviews may be conducted

Wednesday, July 12
2:00-6:00 p.m.
Wayzata High School
4955 Peony Lane, Plymouth MN 55446

  • ACR Homes: Direct Care Professionals, Residential Supervisors, Nurses, HR, Recruiting
  • Bellecour: Baristas, Hosts, Dishwashers
  • Benedict’s Restaurant: Servers, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers, bussers
  • BMO Harris Bank: Retail Bankers and Tellers
  • Brownsworth: FT/PT Office Furniture Installers
  • College Nannies and Tutors: After-School Nannies, Full-Time Nannies, Sitters, Part-Time Tutors
  • First Student Bus Company: Bus Drivers
  • Hammer Residences: FT/PT Direct Support Professionals
  • Mediacom: Broadband Installer Specialists, Direct Sales Reps, Commercial Account Reps (B2B Sales)
  • Meridian Manor: Nurses, Home Health Aids, Concierge, Servers
  • MN Reading Corp: FT/PT Literacy Tutors
  • Mount Olivet Rolling Acres: Direct Support Professionals
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Dishwashers, Frosters, Baking Assistants, Guest Services
  • St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development: Direct Support Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Mental Health Practitioners
  • Walgreens: Cashiers, Leadership Positions, Pharmacy
  • Wayzata Public Schools: Culinary Express, Custodians, School-aged Before and After-School Childcare, Special Education Paraprofessionals, Paraprofessional Subs and Technology Paraprofessionals (IT Support)

For more info please visit: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/apply

Wayzata Art Experience 2017 photos and recap 📷

Wayzata Art Experience 2017.

The Wayzata Art Experience held this past weekend is such a great event year after year. 2017 proved to be no exception.

Evan Abrahamson (paintings) receives the Best in Show award from Wayzata Art Experience Chair Brian Larson. Camille Knutson (jewelry) placed 2nd, and Randy Lee (photography) placed 3rd this year.

We have some INCREDIBLE artists here at the #WayzataArtExperience. Congratulations to the 2017 winners! Special thanks…

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The weather was cool and mostly dry over the weekend:

Although Hammer Ellen Timmerman-Borer had to break out her rain dance again as she does every time it rains at the Wayzata Art Experience:

Ellen Timmeman-Borer dances every time it rains at the Wayzata Art Experience: 2011 on the left, and 2017 on the right.
Ellen Timmeman-Borer dances every time it rains at the Wayzata Art Experience: 2011 on the left, and 2017 on the right.

The boats at the boat show were gorgeous:

And the Chamber thanked everyone and invited us all back again next year!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Wayzata Art Experience this weekend. Only 365 days until we get to do it all over again 🎨

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We’ll see you next year!

2017 Wayzata Art Experience (Sunday)

Celebrate art in an intimate setting on Lake Minnetonka. Experience over 100 top artists juried into one of the most exquisite outdoor shows of the season. Enjoy garden art, live music, delicious cuisine and more!

In addition to the artwork being displayed throughout the weekend, come and check out the 2nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show on Sunday.

Art and boat lovers will have a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of some of the most unique vintage wood boats, while captains will be able to showcase one of their most treasured possessions.

2017 Wayzata Art Experience (Saturday)

Celebrate art in an intimate setting on Lake Minnetonka. Experience over 100 top artists juried into one of the most exquisite outdoor shows of the season. Enjoy garden art, live music, delicious cuisine and more!

In addition to the artwork being displayed throughout the weekend, come and check out the 2nd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show on Sunday.

Art and boat lovers will have a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of some of the most unique vintage wood boats, while captains will be able to showcase one of their most treasured possessions.

2017 Wayzata Art Experience: Come for the art, stay for the fun! 📹

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Two days only! It’s all happening on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in charming downtown Wayzata….

Wayzata Art Experience. Submitted photo.
Wayzata Art Experience. Submitted photo.

Come for the art, stay for the fun!

  • Shop 100 local and national juried artists and Wayzata’s charming boutique shops. Enjoy free parking.
  • Stroll Lake Street and enjoy refreshing wine, ice cold craft beer, or a Bootleg otherwise known as “Minnesota’s Signature Drink”.
  • Savor artful eats at local dining hot spots and food truck specialty foods.
  • Cruise the historic Steamboat Minnehaha, discounted tickets available at the boat: only $5.
  • Experience garden landscape designs, entertainment, islands of live music, artist demonstrations, and an activity zone for art lovers of all ages along Lake Street.
  • The fun begins Friday evening at Wine on Wayzata Bay, an annual charity fundraiser benefit for the Wayzata Community Sailing Center – Learn more and get your tickets at WineOnWayzataBay.com for a reduced price.

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  • Antique & Classic Boat Show (Sun. only). Art and boat lovers will have a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of some of the most unique vintage wood boats on the Lake at Broadway docks, 700 Lake St E, Wayzata
  • Meet Tim Shore, 2017 award winning Featured Artist, and hear all about his love of crafting custom wooden paddleboards (booth #94-102)
  • Don’t miss the Emerging Artists booth, a brand new program allowing young adults the chance to put their artistic talent on display.
  • Enjoy Free Sailboat Rides (Sat. only) on Wayzata Bay, courtesy of Wayzata Community Sailing Center at Broadway docks, 700 Lake St E, Wayzata
  • Take part in our Community Art Projects – Canoe/Kayak Building by the Urban Boatbuilders, a non-profit focused on positive youth development. And Fish Sculptures with Mike Carina, a local artist focusing on the health of the Lake and environment.
  • Wind up or wind down with Wayzata’s ARTY parties! Enjoy happy hours, food and drink specials, and events hosted by local restaurants all around town throughout the weekend. And if you’re looking to work off some of those calories, get your tickets now for the Wayzata Brew Works BEER RUN, Saturday, June 24.
  • Make a weekend out of the celebration! The Hotel Landing, Lake Minnetonka’s first and only hotel in over 50 years, is opening June 16. #ExperienceWayzata

Presented by The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce. A big thank you to our sponsors TCF Bank, Mediacom, The Hotel Landing, Bootleg, Align Health & Wellness, Envy Skin Clinic, The Brost Clinic, Coldwell Banker Burnet, Renewal by Andersen, My Pillow, Venture Photography, Above & Beyond Construction, Skingevity Med Spa and Life & Vitality Chiropractic.

More info: WayzataArtExperience.com or call 📞(952) 473-9595.

Disclaimer – REALTOR Dan Gustafson, the publisher of this website, is affiliated with Coldwell Banker Burnet.

Chamber seeks Young Artists to participate in Art Experience 📹

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Hey Wayzata, Dan Gustafson for Wayzata.com. Wanted to touch base with you on a new opportunity for young artists aged 12-18 to display selected pieces at the Wayzata Art Experience, June 24 & 25th, 2017.

Young people who are interest can submit up to two framed sculptures or three dimensional pieces until June 12, today is the 8th so you have got about four days left.

If you are interested, you are a young person, you are creative, and you want to get involved in this great event, please give the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce a call between 9 and 4 Monday through Friday. Their telephone number is (952) 473-9595. This is a rain or shine event and some criteria for the art does apply.

Stay tuned to Wayzata.com your Wayzata community guide and news leader.

Ask the Mayor – June 2017 📹

In this episode of Ask the Mayor, Ken Willcox jumps into all things City of Wayzata and interviews the Manager Kevin Castellano of the Wayzata Wine and Spirits to discuss some of the new hours and opening on Sundays. Becky Pierson discusses the Wayzata Chamber’s upcoming events in June and July, with special appearances by Fire Chief Kevin Klapprich and City Manager Jeff Dahl.

See you at the 2017 Chilly Open!

The Wayzata Chilly Open is a frozen golf tournament held on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and on the ice of Wayzata Bay!

Each year, the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce puts on a full weekend of activities, including family friendly movies and ice skating on Friday night, 3 tee times for the frozen golf course on Saturday, a Chilly Cook-Off, live music, and much, much more!

Grab your hockey stick or a golf club and head on over to the course! We’ll see you there!