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Pictured is the Gear-Head Get Together
Upcoming 2016 Chamber Events...
• Maple Lake Irish Pre-Party - March 5
• St. Patrick’s Day Festival - March 12
• Spring Chamber Craft Sale - March 12
• All-City Garage Sale - June 4
• Gear-Head Get Together - August 20
• Business Trick-or-Treat - October 31
• Fall Chamber Craft Sale - November 12
• Christmas in Maple Lake - December 3
The Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce has plans to make 2016 an exciting year by returning all eight of its annual events, including the always popular Gear-Head Get Together that attracts crowds of people with its collection of mechanical odds and ends.
“There are people in town from the early morning until late at night. It has a state-fair atmosphere,” said chamber treasurer Kathy Hennen of the four-year-old event that has doubled in size every year since it started in 2012.
But Gear-Head isn’t the only festivity the local chamber of commerce has in store for the community come the new year.
“Our mission is to improve the vitality of the community, making Maple Lake a great place to live and do business,” Hennen said, and that is just what they aim to do.
The group’s second largest event next to Gear-Head is the St. Patrick’s Day parade and it’s the party that gets everything started.
KleinBank is located in Buffalo at 910 Commercial Drive, open lobby Monday thru Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. Drive-up open Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon (24-Hour ATM). (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
Dave Gast - Business Banker, Randy Haskins - Bank President and Jake Lindquist - Business Banker.
Tellers - Ashley Patri, Linda Julig and Barb Krause.
When Randy Haskins, KleinBank branch president in Buffalo, was asked what he believes has attributed to the bank’s longevity, he stated, “We’re fortunate to have customers that trust us and are loyal. Of course, that goes both ways. We believe in building relationships and contributing to, and maintaining, a strong community. This is evidenced when we look at our three commercial lenders who have a total of over seventy-five years in banking. In addition, the retail staff combined has over 135 years serving the local community.”
Haskins said, “The decisions KleinBank has made over the years have been based on sound business practices, sticking to what we do best – ‘old fashioned banking,’ and being fiscally conservative. We bring in local deposits and lend them right back out in the community, in the form of consumer, business and mortgage loans. We make an effort to be competitive with our products and services.”
Dana and Mike DeZiel, owners of Deziel Heating and A/C, Inc., picured in front of their new location near the railroad tracks in Buffalo, 209 5th Street NE Suite #5, Buffalo, MN 55313. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
DeZiel Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. – your trusted local partner for residential heating and air conditioning needs and service.
Mike and Dana DeZiel have owned and operated DeZiel HVAC since 1997, serving Buffalo, Wright County and the West Metro area for over 18 years. High school sweethearts from Maple Lake, they started their business from their home but have grown to require a larger space and now occupy a new office building just south of the railroad tracks in Buffalo. Mike and Dana invite you to contact them for your furnace and air conditioner installation, repair, upgrade and seasonal maintenance. Look for their bright new signs on 5th St. NE, south of Hwy. 55 in Buffalo.
DOJO Karate students practice their skills with partners. (Photos by Bob Zimmerman)
Confidence, respect, discipline: these are characteristic attributes of one’s experience with Dojo Karate, Buffalo. “For kids, for adults, for life” is their slogan, according to owner, Chris Hourscht, and all individuals benefit in personal development, as well as self-defense skills and fitness.
“Dojo” is a Japanese word meaning “karate school,” and students are instructed in Westernized Korean TaeKwonDo or American Karate. Karate is one of the martial arts, and Dojo’s style is sometimes referred to as “sport karate.” Kids, adults and families are encouraged to join together with separate classes designed to meet kids’ needs. Hourscht adds, “Families who train together, bond together and stay together.”
For more than two decades, Apollo Glass has been serving customers’ glass needs from the same location at 400 Seventh Street Northeast in Buffalo, as always, and now on the Internet with a Website and Facebook presence, as well.
Apollo Glass is also proud to offer custom shower doors.
Certified glass technicians Mike Lanie and Bob Glenn install a back glass into an F250 pickup.
Mike Lanie builds a new screen for a 3x5’ porch door.
(Photo by Katie Friedman)
Apollo Glass is something of an institution in this area, having served the community’s glass needs for more than two decades, from the same location at 400 Seventh Street Northeast in Buffalo, as always, and now on the Internet with a Website and Facebook presence, as well.
Equipped with knowledge and experience, Apollo Glass has earned its reputation for reliability, quality work and customer satisfaction. That reputation continues to grow among local drivers, homeowners and businesses, as Apollo Glass handles the glass repair and replacement needs of all.
Madigan’s Pub & Grill is located at 110 Star St. E. in Maple Lake under the water tower. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
Madigan’s has a great sports bar area with big screens for the big games, along with a game room that is great for kids of all ages. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
The 2015 Madigan’s annual Parking Lot Party featured country music group, Diamond Back. (Photo by Tyler Jacobson)
Madigan’s volleyball leagues include men’s, women’s and co-ed teams. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
Madigan’s serving area includes a three-season porch with bar service and this three-season outdoor patio with fireplace.
Madigan’s delivers too! Find a menu online at www.madiganspub.com. (Photo by Bob Zimmerman)
Roger’s BP-Amoco has been in Maple Lake for 45 years, 25 of them at its present location, just west of the Highway 55-Co. Rd. 8 intersection. (Photo by Kayla Erickson)
Owners Irene and Tom Hudek invite shoppers, commuters and drivers from around the area to stop in and fill up on an array of essentials in just one quick stop. (Photo by Katie Friedman)
Load up for the road! Hot snacks are available at Roger’s morning, noon and night.
Located just west of the State Hwy. 55-Co. Rd. 8 intersection, Roger’s BP-Amoco has long been a reliable local provider of everything from gasoline to groceries, coffee and quick meals for the road, snack items and a wide assortment of last-minute notions to make any trip better, whether long or short. Owners Tom and Irene Hudek invite local shoppers, daily commuters and drivers from around the area to stop in and fill up on an array of essentials in just one quick stop.
The Hitching Post is conveniently situated between Clearwater and Annandale on Hwy. 24.
Stacy and Donny Handeland (center), with employees Ashley Gries, Amy Ellestad, Tracy Rapinac, Josh Glunz (standing), Crystal Long and Lisa Beuning, converge at a corner of the Hitching Post’s newly expanded bar.
Waitresses Rachael Miller (foreground) and Bridget Beckman exemplify the Hitching Post’s amiable work ethic, serving up great food with friendly smiles. “If the Hitching Post isn’t your favorite place to eat, then you’ve never been here.”
A grinning Muskie at the front door adds a local touch to a friendly welcome.
The Hitching Post is a popular spot for people of all ages to gather, relax and unwind.
(Photos by Katie Friedman)
Insurance agent Paul Manuel (right) and financial advisor John Volden (left) invite area residents to visit Lake Central Insurance Services and Lake Central Investments, convenienty located in downtown Maple Lake on the corner of Birch Ave. and Division St.
Manuel and Volden describe Lake Central Insurance Services and Lake Central Investments as a “one-stop shop for asset protection and wealth management.”
Anna Pribyl is a valued member of Lake Central’s insurance staff. (Photos by Katie Friedman)
Offering professional services with a personal touch, insurance agent Paul Manuel and financial advisor John Volden invite area residents to visit Lake Central Insurance Services and Lake Central Investments, which they described as a “one-stop shop for asset protection and wealth management.”
“We are two separate companies, operating out of the same office,” Volden explained. “We both work to protect your assets – whether they be cash assets or physical assets.”
With Volden at its helm, Lake Central Investments provides a broad spectrum of investment products, ranging from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and certificates of deposit to stocks, mutual funds and more. Additionally, Volden said, Lake Central Investments can provide direction on when to use Roth or traditional IRAs, financial and estate planning or 401(k) rollovers and distributions.