The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is offering a special program for their Business Boot Camp event on Thursday, October 26. In their weekly Tuesday Talk email newsletter, the chamber invites members to a presentation on dealing with violence in the workplace hosted by Owatonna Police Captain Eric Rethemeier.

The seminar, "will give you some simple things to put into action at your business to deal with the possibility of workplace violence." It is intended for small businesses. It is scheduled for 12-1PM in the Gainey Room at the Owatonna Public Library.

A time for networking with fellow business people will follow the program.

Be aware that the elevator at the library will be out of service for maintenance from Monday, October 23 through Friday, November 10. The only way to access the third floor will be by the steps.

The chamber also announces they are seeking a marketing and events manager. Resumes should be emailed to Brad Meier at by Friday, October 27. Additionally, the chamber is in need of volunteers for the holiday lighting parade and ceremony November 30. Float registration is ongoing. Contact Shirley Schultz for further details at 507-451-7970 or

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