Greetings from the Canby, MN Chamber!
Dear Valued Canby Chamber of Commerce Member,
Thank You for your membership in 2017.
The Canby Chamber of Commerce has been working hard throughout the last years to focus on our new objectives: business growth, networking, community enrichment and promoting Canby. We hope you’ve been able to feel our focus begin to grow and change with these in mind throughout our events and projects in 2017. Some of our successful projects this year included revision of the community brochure, listing our chamber members in regional publications and coordination of 5 community events that have shown significant growth.
We would like to invite you to be a part of our 2018.
Enclosed you will find a Member Information Sheet (ALL INFORMATION WAS MAILED AS WELL). In addition to detailing the dues structure, it serves as a tool to collect and update valuable information about your business. This information will be used for our Membership Directory which is also published online.
We encourage your membership dues by January 17th, 2018 where you are invited to attend our Member Appreciation Event at PK’s. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM OUR NORMAL MEETING DATE – PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!! It will be held from 11:30am-1:30pm. Buffet will be provided free of cost on this day in appreciation for your paid 2018 membership. If you are unable to attend this event, please mail your dues by January 18th.
Becoming a Chamber member is your opportunity to help shape our business and community landscape. Your active participation and input are essential for positive change and success going forward. Our monthly chamber meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Please see attached calendar for meeting dates and locations. We have had several chamber members show interest in hosting a meeting and we still have a few months open, so please contact us if you are interested.
Also please welcome our two new board members, Andy, Ashley, and Hannah to our team. We sincerely hope you will join us for 2018.
Canby Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Meet our Historic Downtown!
Support your friends and neighbors!
P.K. Egans Restaurant
Rescuing spicy traditions of the past, P.K. Egan's Restaurant Company has created a restaurant to spark both enthusiasm of time past and also your taste buds. Surrounded with living remnants of our past, we have sought to create a theatre of dreams, from the beautiful leaded glass peacock window, hazy etched glass, to the frivolous pictures of the great costume work of P.K.'s past.
For, just as P.K. once created and dreamed of creating the finest collections in clothing, so now has he used the same pride in concocting the finest pizzas, sandwiches, and Italian pasta.
He only asks that you enjoy this experience, for as Frederick Allen once said, "You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."
Having survived the famous New Year's Eve fire of December 31, 1984, we rebuilt our restaurant in the same location. We serve the community with conference rooms, noon buffets, a variety of great food, and romantic old world surroundings.
Our specialty is pizza and our famous coat button fries (sliced potatoes, breaded and deep fried).
We've been in business on main street in Canby for over 30 years.
Moberg Meat Center, Inc.
Moberg Meat Center, Inc. is located at 125 St. Olaf Avenue North in Canby. In the 1880’s, John Lund operated his land agency in the same building, selling many thousands of acres. Meat markets have occupied this same building since 1929, when the Grondahl family opened Grondahl’s Market. From 1974 to 2008 Gordy’s Locker Service was owned by Gordy & Barb Gentz. In November, 2008 Chuck & Bonnie Moberg purchased Gordy’s Locker Service.
Serving the farmers’ needs is very important to Moberg’s. Beef & pork processing has always been the mainstay of the business. November deer season provides local hunters with great products.
At different times through the years, retail meat & groceries were available via the main street entrance. A goal when Mobergs purchased the Meat Center was to have a retail storefront and it opened in May, 2011. Currently offered are Schroeder Milk products, Amish Wedding, Old Dutch, Sara Lee baked products, Bongards cheese & farm fresh eggs.
Homemade products are most popular and that is because recipes used are those of Grondahl’s ring bologna, summer sausage, ham loaf & pork sausage; Porter Locker’s polish sausage & Gordy’s Locker wieners, slim jims & smokies. In addition to traditional favorites, Mobergs have been adding several new products to the line of great homemade items.
Four full time and several part time employees fulfill processing & retail service roles. Owner Chuck Moberg has 39 years experience in the meat business. His interest began in high school FFA when he was part of championship meat judging teams. He attended Pipestone Votech for the retail meatcutting course. He worked at Gordy’s Locker in the 70’s & 80’s. He then moved on to retail sales & corporate sales. His career was full circle upon becoming owner in 2008.
Canby Print Shop
Canby Print Shop has been a part of the Canby business community for many years. Previously located in the rear of a building on first street west, the business moved to its current location on St Olaf Avenue in the mid-1980s. It has been owned and operated by the Birk family since that time.
Our building dates back to the early 1900s, when it was home to Eaton's General Store. The original Eaton's signage is still preserved on the side of the building along the city walkway. The building later housed other businesses, including Anthony's and four Seasons clothing stores.
Canby Print Shop is a full-service provider of all types of printed materials. From business supplies such as invoices, forms, business cards, and checks, to personal items such as wedding and graduations invitations, we can do it all. We also provide fast and convenient copying and graphic design services.
QUALLEY & BOULTON
HISTORY OF FIRM
1910 A.C. (Albert) Severson opened a law office in Canby. (Studied under Canby lawyer J.N. Johnson to qualify for admission to bar).
1946 Paul Severson joined his father, A.C. Severson, with the firm name of Severson and Severson
1950 A.C. Severson dies and Isabel J. Severson* joined her brother, Paul, to continue the Severson and Severson firm.
1952 John E. Qualley and Severson and Severson merged their firms as Severson and Qualley.
1975 Gerald Boulton joined the firm as Severson Qualley & Boulton. Paul Severson died in 1980 and later the firm name was changed to Qualley & Boulton.
1986 Randall J. Slieter joined the firm to be known as Qualley Boulton & Slieter.
1994 Randall J. Slieter is appointed District Court judge. Stacy L. Vinberg joined the firm to be known as Qualley, Boulton & Vinberg.
2010 Stacy L. Vinberg resigns as a partner of the firm to accept a full time position as Assistant County Attorney for Yellow Medicine County. The firm name is now known as Qualley & Boulton.
*Isabel J. Severson is believed to be the first woman lawyer in private practice in Yellow Medicine County, if not in all of Southwestern Minnesota. She left the firm of Severson and Qualley in 1954 and spent the rest of her professional life as a clerk for Minnesota Supreme Court Justices.