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May 31, 2023 | Volume 5 Issue 5

Music, food, and lots of Entertainment…Oh My!

In this edition of our newsletter, you will learn about a lot of exciting things that are happening in Lake City. Not only are we are just a couple weeks away from our 51st Annual Water Ski Days, we have also welcomed several new businesses to the chamber, are working on our 16th Annual Tour de Pepin ride with an estimated 800 participants riding, and been involved with several events and meetings to support our local businesses...

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2023 Water Ski Days Schedule and Program Available Online

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Water Ski Days Community Pride Scholarship Winner

The recipient of the 2023 Water Ski Days Community Pride Scholarship is high school senior Kaitlin Schmidt.

Kaitlin is the daughter of Karla Ekdahl and Dean Schmidt.

Her hobbies and interests include: Volleyball, Golf, Robotics, Choir, and Traveling.

Kaitlin plans to attend the University of St. Thomas with a major in Political Science/Pre-Law, with a goal of attending Law School. Her dream job is to become a political analyst or constitutional lawyer

Kaitlin has volunteered at Water Ski Days as well as with many other community and school organizations. She is very involved in high school sports and activities as well as taking post secondary courses with the hope of finishing up her undergrad degree in 2 years.

Congratulations Kaitlin! 

Water Ski Days Student Button Design Winners Announced

Student designed Water Ski Days buttons are back in 2023!

Thanks to all the students who participated, and the Lincoln High art department for their assistance with this project.

This year's winner is Arley Krier Jacobsen! Runners up include: 2nd place winners (tie), Abigail Larson and Kunanya Boonkhajarn, and 3rd place winner, McKenna McDonald.

Buttons can be purchased at the Chamber office now and other select local retailers on June 1st.

The annual coloring contest is also back! Pick up sheets at the Chamber office, Kennedy Drug by Sterling, or Fresh Market and submit them by June 15th. Age groups are: 2-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Water Ski Days Cash Raffle and Carnival Tickets, Available

New in 2023: Water Ski Days Cash Raffle! Help support all our great programming and take a chance at winning big prizes. You can find tickets at the Chamber Office or from Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members. They will also be available this weekend at the Tour de Pepin festivities in Ohuta Park.


First Prize- $1,000, 2nd Prize- $750, 3rd Prize- $500, 4th-10th Prize- $250, 11th-20th Prize- $100

Drawing will be held in the Beverage Garden on Sunday, June 25th at 6:30pm.


Presale Carnival tickets will be available beginning June 1st at The Chamber Office, Lake City Fresh Market, and Kennedy Drug by Sterling.

The cost for a sheet of tickets is $20. Pick them up before they're gone!


Shops of Lake City Provide Map of Retailers and Boutiques

The Shops of Lake City are a local organization of independent shops and boutiques. They have recently published a postcard sized map of their shops that is available to pick up on local counters or available for download here. The map also includes convenient QR codes that link to other area retailers and restaurants. Remember to shop local in 2023!

June Business After Hours at the Sportsman's Club

Join us at The Lake City Sportsman's Club for the Business After Hours event on Thursday, June 29 from 5:00 to 6:30p.m. Come and enjoy Hors d'Oeuvres, beverages, games, and door prizes! The Sportsman's Club is located at 2200 S Oak Street in Lake City.

Chamber Golf Tournament Right Around the Corner

Take your best shot at the Chamber's annual summer golf outing at Lake City Golf on July 21st! This year's theme is "Golfing Away Again in Margaritaville".

To register your team contact Travis at Lake City Golf.

Would you like to sponsor a hole at this year's event? It's a great way to creatively showcase your business or organization! Contact Heather to learn more about this fun opportunity.

Welcoming New Members

On Tuesday, May 9th, Lake City Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors joined with Jim Borgschatz from A to Z Power Washing to welcome this new business to the Chamber with a Ribbon Cutting event at Ohuta Park.

Borgschatz, the former principal of Bluffview Elementary, couldn’t stay still for too long after his retirement in 2022, when he decided to go all in on his power washing business, A to Z.

Borgschatz said, “When we say “No Job Too Big. No Job Too Small” we definitely mean it. Our power washing service uses hot water and chemicals to remove mold and mildew on siding, decks, boats, campers, driveways, patios, gutters and more. Whether you need a small deck, or a multi-story home power washed, A to Z can help.”

A to Z Power Washing services Lake City, MN and surrounding communities. They can be reached at (507) 259-5265.


Other new members joining in May included: River Oaks of Minnesota, Garden Street Retreat at Lake Pepin, Salt and Pepper, and Ebenezer Senior Living.

In Other News...

Tour de Pepin Afterparty

Tour de Pepin is upon us! Whether you are riding or just want to take part in some fun, join us at Ohuta Park this Saturday, June 3rd!

From 1:30 - 5pm regional favorites, Brent and Sheena, will be playing a free concert for the riders and the community at-large. Enjoy great tunes by this amazing duo, sip beverages from Island City Brewery, and munch on delicious food from Big Bear Pizzeria and Deli!

Y-Knot Tri Early Bird Pricing Ends this Week

The second annual Y-Knot Tri is coming up this August 12th, and there's still a chance to secure your spot at a discount! Register yourself or your team by Saturday, June 3rd and save $10!

Register Here

Lake City Chamber of Commerce

100 E Lyon Ave

Lake City, MN 55041

Hours: 9am - 4pm Monday through Thursday

9am - Noon on Friday.

(651) 345-4123

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