Marshall Area Chamber Blog
FEATURED MEMBER: Dental HEalth Center
Dr. Duraiappa has been a part of the Marshall community since 2009. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His years of training and experience bring a variety of leading edge cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to Dental Health Center, including Deep Bleaching™ and ClearCorrect™ invisible orthodontics and Sedation Dentistry.
At the Dental Health Center, we hold our family near and dear, and we know that your family is a top priority, too. That’s why we’ve developed our practice philosophy and designed our office systems to be family oriented, ensuring that every member of your family receives personalized attention from Dr. Duraiappa and our team. We understand that people of different ages have different needs for dental treatment, communication and education, and we tailor our approach to help each of our patients feel relaxed and confident in our care.
Learn more at www.marshallmndentist.com
New MEMBER: Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels
We could not be more thrilled to be part of this amazing Marshall community. Our goal with the Coffee & Bagel concept is to bring the best coffee and the best bagels together under one roof.
Now customers in Marshall can get the beloved handcrafted beverages like the Turtle Mocha and pair it with a fresh cracked egg sandwich on one of our freshly baked bagels like the Farmhouse.
Learn more at www.coffeeandbagels.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Prairie's edge casino resort
Prairies Edge Casino Resort opened in March of 2003. Before that was the Firefly Creek Casino which opened in 1990.
Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is located three miles south of Granite Falls, MN on Highway 23. Hotel features over 160 hotel rooms and suites. Pool area includes indoor pool, wading pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness center. Campground has a 55 unit RV park with pull-though and back-in sites with full hookups. Rustic tent camp areas and a tee-pee rental available. Laundry, playground and picnic areas are located in the campground. The casino has 24-hour gaming action with 1000 slot machines, live blackjack, video keno and virtual roulette. The casino has smoking and non-smoking areas. The Meadows Restaurant and Buffet has menu service and full buffets on select days. The Firefly Lounge offers casual food in a relaxed atmosphere. The deli offer food 24/7. The conference center offers over 10,000 sq feet of space in a variety of configurations.
Learn more at www.prairiesedgecasino.com.
FEATURED MEMBER: Pulver Towing
Since 1945, Pulver Motor Service has served the residents and businesses of Minnesota, and the Upper Midwest for towing, recovery, and emergency assistance. Pulver added a location in Marshall, MN in April 2017 to better service our customers.
Our family owned and operated towing and roadside repair service is the largest in the area – ensuring our ability to help multiple customers in emergency circumstances in different places at the same time.
No job is too big or too small – we’ll jump-start your car, or even haul a big rig out of the snow.
Learn more at www.pulvertowingmarshall.com.
New MEMBER: SMSU Child Care Center
The SMSU Child Care Center offers licensed day care to students, faculty, and staff of the university. The center's overall program promotes development of the total child, physically, socially, and emotionally. There is emphasis on language, arts, communication, math, logical reasoning, science, social-personal growth, art and social studies.
Learn more at www.smsu.edu/campuslife/childcare/index.html
FEATURED MEMBER: SW/WC Service Cooperatives
SWWC Service Cooperative was first organized in May of 1966 by a group of educators interested in developing cooperative programs among small schools in the area. The agency was initially named the Southwest and West Central Educational Research and Development Council, and an office was established at Southwest Minnesota State College in 1967. Over the past fifty years, SWWC has grown and now serves the 18 counties of southwest and west central Minnesota. Offices are located in Marshall, Windom, Willmar and Pipestone – and educational learning centers are located in Belview, Cosmos, Pipestone, Willmar and Windom. Learn more at www.swsc.org.
FEATURED MEMBER: Quality Inn & Suites
The building was built and opened in 1990. It is a 2 story hotel with 50 rooms with an indoor pool and hot tub. It changed from a Comfort Inn to Quality Inn in May 2016. We offer a free hot breakfast every morning, free wi-fi, 100% smoke free rooms, and also are pet friendly. We are conveniently located next to Southwest Minnesota State University. Get Your Money's Worth at the Marshall Quality Inn.
FEATURED MEMBER: Legal Estate Planning Solutions, PLLC
At Legal Estate Planning Solutions, PLLC, we strive to help you answer your Estate Planning and Asset Protection questions for both Minnesota and South Dakota. Estate Planning is ALL I do! Our objective is to provide you with the information and education you need to feel comfortable directing your own, personalized estate plan. I work with my clients as I would my own family and look for the easiest, most efficient and cost-effective means to achieve your planning goals. Our Estate Planning Solutions are custom tailored to meet your individual needs and desires. Contact us today for your FREE initial consultation!
Learn more at www.legalestatesolutions.com
NEW MEMBER: Studio Z Interiors
Studio Z Interiors is a full service interior design firm working with both residential and commercial clients.
Learn more at www.studiozinteriors.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Advance Opportunities
Advance Opportunities, formerly Lyon County DAC, is a private, non-profit agency that provides quality employment and training for adults with intellectual or developmental disABILITIES (like autism, down syndrome, brain injury or mental health). Advance Opportunities is proud to serve over 114 adults in Marshall and surrounding area. A team of 40 job coaches/management provide transportation, job support and help with daily living skills. This year, Advance Opportunities will be celebrating 55 years!
Learn more at www.advanceopp.org
NEW MEMBER: MG Home Inspections
I am a certified home inspector serving Marshall and Southwestern Minnesota. I also provide radon testing. I look forward to working with you.
Learn more at www.mghomeinspectionsmn.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Great Plains Natural Gas
Great Plains Natural company serves natural gas to app 21,000 customers in 18 Minnesota communities. GPNG currently has 7 employees working out of the Marshall Office. Natural gas was brought in to Marshall in 1966.
Learn more at www.gpng.com
FEATURED MEMBER: HyVee Food Store
We started in Marshall at the current Dollar Store location in 1974 and started in our current building in 2001. We employ 200+ part time and 90 Full/Regular time people from the community. We have passion for customer service which comes from our logo, Where there's a helpful smile in every aisle. Our fastest growing department is Aisles Online. This department fits customers with a busy lifestyle or don't have easy access to our store. April 30th is our grand opening for Starbucks! We feature the full line of full service barista counter.
Learn more at www.hy-vee.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Customer Elation
Customer Elation is a nationwide provider of call center services, telephone answering service and virtual receptionist service for clients who want the capabilities of a large call center with the attention and customization of a specialized service provider.
Customer Elation opened its operations in Marshall in 2009.
Learn more at www.customerelation.com
NEW MEMBER: WoMen's Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP)
The WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc. (WRAP) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization which received its determination letter on May 29, 1997 from the Internal Revenue Service. The main purposes of WRAP is to provide safety options, shelter, and advocacy and referral services for battered women and their children and alleviate domestic violence in the communities of Southwest Minnesota. This grass roots network of women helping women began in October 1979.
Learn more at www.letswrap.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Southwest Tour & Travel
Southwest Coaches, Inc./Southwest Tour and Travel is a locally owned family business. Southwest Coaches Inc. has been transporting the area children since 1965 and their top priority is the children’s safety. Southwest Tour and Travel, a full service Travel Agency serving the needs of Southwest Minnesota was born from of a love of travel by the original owners Marvin and Jan Hey in 1975 and this tradition continues with their sons Tom and Jim Hey today.
Learn more at www.swtourandtravel.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Applbee's
On a larger scale, Applebee’s was founded in 1980 and has grown to almost 2,000 locations in the US and around the world. Our location here in Marshall, MN opened almost 20 years ago, in 1999!
As a whole, we support neighborhoods across America by contributing to national and local charities. Just last month, our Marshall location raised over $2000 for the MDA foundation!
As for our restaurant, our casual atmosphere and attentive staff will make sure you’re eatin’ good with our extensive menu of delicious comfort food! Right now we $10 off a $30 or more online order! What a great value!
Learn more at www.applebees.com
NEW MEMBER: Marshall Lions Club
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
Learn more at www.lionsclubs.org
FEATURED MEMBER: US BAnk Branch Office
The US Bank branch was opened in 2008 and it is a full service branch located downtown Marshall at the corner of E. College Dr and Main St.
US Bank’s headquarters are located in Minneapolis and is the 5th largest bank in the country.
Our relationships are built on trust that we build every day through every interaction. Our employees are empowered to do the right thing to ensure they share our customers’ vision for success. We work as a partner to provide financial products and services that make banking safe, simple and convenient. We’re here to help navigate important milestones and strengthen futures together.
Learn more at www.usbank.com
NEW MEMBER: North Central Reforestation
North Central Reforestation, LLC., has been specializing in growing containerized tree seedlings for over 30 years. Learn more at www.NCRtrees.com
FEATURED MEMBER: AmericInn
AmericInn has 62 rooms and is 100% smoke free. Residential, whirlpool, fireplace & two room suites available, all with a microwave & refrigerator. Hot Breakfast, Indoor pool & whirlpool available. Meeting room for up to 100 people!
AmericInn is also the sponsor for the Let's Connect networking breakfasts hosted by the Chamber!
Learn more at www.americinn.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Marshall Independent
The Marshall Independent is your source for local news, sports and information. Established in 1874, the Independent is a six-day-a-week publication, including a weekend edition delivered Saturday morning. Earlier this year, the Independent redesigned the Country Spirit, which is now delivered to every residence in Lyon and Lincoln counties, offering advertisers a unique opportunity to saturate an entire market with their message.
Learn more at www.marshallindependent.com
NEW MEMBER: Coleman Management, LLC
Real Estates sales in Marshall, MN.
FEATURED MEMBER: Marshall Convention & Visitors BUreau
Visiting Marshall? We have everything you need to make your stay here perfect.
Learn more at www.visitmarshallmn.com
NEW MEMBER: Anavah Consulting, LLC
A company with a passion for finding business and organizational solutions with an eye toward customer and employee experiences. My company’s mission is to help small businesses and outdoor organizations become people-centric and sustainable so that Main Street grows and Mother Nature flourishes.
Learn more at www.anavahconsulting.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Open Door Health Center
Open Door Health Center (ODHC) is an independently owned and operated, non profit clinic, with its main site in Mankato. ODHC has been providing affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health care to Southern Minnesotans for over 20 years. In March 2017, Western Mental Health Center (WMHC) and ODHC partnered to allow ODHC to provide family practice medical care inside the WMHC building at 1212 E College Drive. Dental services are provided at our Clarkfield location. Referrals are made for specialty services or mental health needs.
Private insurance plans are accepted, as well as state plans. Discounts are determined based on income and household size. Same day visits may be available. Services available include
- Family practice medical care
- Exams and physicals for all ages
- Immunizations (vaccines)
- Prenatal care
- Chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid issues)
- Free breast cancer and colon cancer screenings for those who qualify through Sage and Sage Scopes
- Wellness coaching, including nutrition, fitness and tobacco cessation
- Full onsite laboratory
- Partner pharmacy available at this location
- Referrals for specialty care
- And more!
Learn more at www.odhc.org
NEW MEMBER: Country Enterprises, Inc
Country Enterprises, Inc. - a rural MN manufacturer that produces many agricultural related items such as field tile markers, intake markers, safety flags, city utility and fire hydrant markers, snow plow markers, recreational safety flags, steel banding, and much much more. Check out all our products online. Download our catalog and tell a friend about us.
Learn more at www.countryent.net
NEW MEMBER: Elysian Chiropractic Center
Elysian Chiropractic Center is a family and pediatric wellness office. Our mission is to take your family's health from good to great! We strive to empower families to take control of their health because we understand that true health comes from the inside-out. Our job is to remove neurological interference in order to allow you to live your best life.
Learn more at www.elysianchiropracticcenter.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Borch's Sporting Goods
Borchs Sporting goods was opened in 1963. Borchs is a full line sporting goods store featuring Hunting, Fishing, Athletic. Team sales and Casual clothing and Shoes. Borch's also does Screen Printing,Embroidery and Heat Transfer.
Learn more at www.borchs.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Minnwest Bank
At Minnwest Bank, we build relationships with doers — the people who start with a dream and are committed to turning it into reality.
At Minnwest Bank, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do — from our workplace, to our communities and to our customers.
At Minnwest Bank we are serving communities to get things done.
Minnwest Bank was founded in 1987 and Minnwest Bank Marshall opened in June of 1996. There are 24 locations serving in Minnesota and South Dakota.
Learn more at www.minnwestbank.com
NEW MEMBER: Enviropump pump plus, llc
Providing portable toilet rental and service, commerical and residental pumping; sewer jetting and telvised sewer inspection to Marshall and all of Southwest Minnesota.
Learn more at www.facebook.com/EnviroPumpPlus.Balaton/
FEATURED MEMBER: Titan MAchinery
Titan Machinery purchased the existing business in 2003. Titan Machinery owns and operates a network of full-service agriculture and construction equipment dealerships in the United States and Europe. Our primary new equipment manufacturer partner is the CNHi family of brands - including Case IH, Case Construction, New Holland Agriculture, and New Holland Construction.
Titan Machinery loves being a good community member and many employees volunteer with many different organizations.
Learn more at www.titanmachinery.com
NEW MEMBER: 4K Construction
A home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s important to understand the condition of your investment. Let 4K Construction provide you with a thorough inspection and report you can rely on.
Learn more at www.4kconstructionhomeinspections.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Stella House
Stella House Airbnb, located in Balaton Minnesota, started in 2004. Family generation owned. Quiet bungalow home good for couples, solo adventures,business travelers, and families with kids. Blocks away from Lake Yankton and a 3 par golf course. Weekly and monthly specials available. Don and Texas Swanjord started this place along with other homes as a place where people could stay and Texas's son Jason Whiteman took over The legacy a couple years ago.Jason and Nicki Swan manage the property. Call Jason at 507-227-3857 or Nicki at 507-227-7813 for questions or reservations.
Learn more at www.airbnb.com/rooms/14537896?sug=51
NEW MEMBER: Panka Insurance Agency
We sell and service the following lines of insurance: Auto, Home, Farm, Health, Life, Crop, Business, Disability & Annuities. We will tailor your policy to meet your specific needs so you pay only for what you need.
Learn more at www.pankainsuranceagency.com
FEATURED MEMBER: Marshall Municipal Utilities
The Marshall Municipal Utilities (MMU) is the community’s water and electricity provider. The municipal utility was started in 1894, when the electorate decided to create a community water supply and start to generate electricity . Today, MMU produces about a billion gallons of clean water per year, and sells about 570,000,000 kilo-watthours of electricity. As one of 127 municipally owned electric systems in Minnesota, MMU is owned by the people it serves. The MMU Commission is made up of five appointed people. They are Scott Saugstad, Bill Ziegenhagen, Sonya Kayser, Cindy Verschaetse, and Bill Reilly. MMU General Manager since 2003 is Brad Roos.
Learn more at www.marshallutilities.com
FEATURED MEMBER: US Bank
U.S. Bank Equipment Finance is one of the largest equipment finance providers in the United States. And, we've been a major funding source for companies in almost every market sector, with transactions ranging from $50,000 to more than $50 million. We have been a proud member of the Marshall community since 2000.
Learn more at www.usbank.com
NEW MEMBER: Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to all practical Catholic men in communion with the Holy See, age eighteen and above. The term practical Catholic implies that a person accepts and abides by the Commandments of God and the precepts and tenets of the Catholic Church.
Learn more at https://kc1621.mnknights.org/
NEW MEMBER: US ARmy & Army Reserve
We recruit America's men and women for today's Army. We are committed to recruiting with integrity, and with the finest keepings of the Army values. We are a values based organization looking for people that want to defend our country.
Learn more at www.facebook.com/armymarshallmn
FEATURED MEMBER: The Dog House
The Dog House was started in June 2017 by Justin and Wendy McKinney, who wanted to provide an opportunity for area residents to kennel their dog in a facility that offers supervised play time, modern amenities, and a convenient location. They are passionate about animals, and have greatly enjoyed getting to know other dog owners since they opened. The Dog House is excited about serving Marshall and the surrounding area in 2018 and beyond!
Learn more at www.thedoghousemarshall.com
NEW MEMBER: Polish Nail Lounge
Treat yourself to a relaxing pedicure or pamper your nails with some creative free hand nail art!
Learn more at facebook.com/polishnailloungemarshall/
NEW MEMBER: LA Vintage Warehouse
Learn more on their Facebook group.
FEATURED MEMBER: Action Sports
Action Sports was started in 1979 by Tim and Donna Swenson, In 2009 Jim And Teah Swenson purchased it from Tim and Donna.
We are SW MN largest motorsports, Marine dealer….wth brands like…Polaris, Honda, Yamaha, Can Am, Sea Doo, Ski Doo, Alumacraft, Triton Trailers,Beartrack Trailers…and an all new Pontoon line up…Godfrey—with brands like Sweetwater, San Pan, Aqua Patio. We have a full service shop, parts and clothing department.
Your way to Fun….
Learn more at www.shopyourwaytofun.com
NEW MEMBER: Farm Bureau Financial Services-Kevin Byers
I'm here to make insurance simple for you. I'm committed to helping you prepare for the future and protect what matters most. Let me help you through all stages of your life.
For your insurance needs, call (507) 376-6567.
Learn more at kevinbyers.fbfsagents.com
MEET OUR BOARD: Kevin Reese, U.S. Bank
NEW MEMBER: Device Repair
Learn more at www.devicerepairmn.com
NEW MEMBER: Living Word Lutheran Church
Learn more at www.livingwordmarshall.org
FEATURED MEMBER: Seacret Direct-Karla Munkel
Karla Munkel launched Seacret in Marshall in January 2016. She enjoys sharing products that help your body heal with natural benefits of the Dead Sea.
Customers fall in love with the products once they try them. Seacret is a health and wellness company with personal care and nutrition products with minerals, salt, and mud from the Dead Sea.
Learn more at www.seacretdirect.com/kjm
NEW MEMBER: Rodan + Fields - Ellen Griebel
Learn more at egriebel.myrandf.com
NEW MEMBER: Marshall Downtown Business Association
MDBA's mission is to promote the downtown area business climate, coordinate activities and promotions, and help promote an attractive curb appeal for our downtown visitors and customers alike.
Learn more about MDBA here.
FEATURED MEMBER: 20/20 Clearview Window & Rain Gutter Cleaners
They provide quality window washing services at an affordable price!
Learn more at www.2020clearview.net
NEW MEMBER: The Tru Shrimp Company
trū® Shrimp has redefined shrimp aquaculture with our revolutionary technology. We raise the safest, cleanest, most natural shrimp possible through a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach. We have created a new paradigm of food safety that provides consumers with unprecedented transparency and traceability. Consumers know where their shrimp come from and how they were raised.
Learn more at www.trushrimpcompany.com
NEW MEMBER: Sabrina Ulrich, LICSW; Counseling Services
Bio: I am a clinical social worker providing therapy to individuals and families. I enjoy assisting people in their journey to overcome life challenges. I work with children and their families, adolescents, and women with concerns surrounding parenting difficulties, life adjustments, and blended families as well as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavioral issues. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Techniques. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to explore where they are emotionally, where they want to be, and to give them tools to reach their goals. (507) 476-0495
Learn more at www.sabrinaulrichcounseling.com
FEATURED MEMBER: PeopleReady
PeopleReady, a TrueBlue Company, has been operating in Marshall for 15 years. We offer staffing solutions to companies in SW Minnesota including direct hire associates, on demand labor, long term associates as well as temp to hire. Our purpose is connecting people and work.
Learn more at www.peopleready.com/market.
NEW MEMBER: Lyon County MN Republicans
Located in southwestern Minnesota, Lyon County is home to the cities of Marshall, Tracy, Cottonwood, Minneota, and many smaller towns and townships.
The Republican Party of Lyon County is dedicated to supporting and electing conservative candidates in House District 21A, Senate District 21, and Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District.
Learn more at www.lyoncountygop.org
FEATURED MEMBER: Greig-Gregerson LLC
Greig-Gregerson LLC manages both Commercial and Residental Property in Marshall. We'll try to meet your needs. They offer apartments, single family homes, duplexes and many commercial office spaces in Downtown Marshall. Al Greig and Norm Gregerson both have 30 years of business and rental experience. Contact them today if you are looking for rental options!
Learn more at www.greig-gregerson.com.
NEW MEMBER: Murphy Business of Minnesota, LLC
Learn more at http://www.murphybusiness.com/minnesota
NEW MEMBER: Shopko
Learn more at www.shopko.com
FEATURED MEMBER: ACE Home & Hardware
Ace Home & Hardware is your locally owned home improvement store. We specialized in home remodeling, new construction, flooring & cabinets, a full hardware store and beer and wine making supplies. The business is owned by Jennifer Johnson and Mike Fox, which are 3rd generation owners. Roy Fox bought the business in 1965. It was just a lumber yard at the time.
Learn more at www.marshallace.com.
NEW MEMBER: Edward Jones-Snodgrass
Brent Snodgrass & Ryan Snodgrass are our newest Edward Jones members. They believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.