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Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Conference & Annual Meeting

Name: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Conference & Annual Meeting
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

The 2017 Business Conference & Annual Meeting kicks off the Minnesota Chamber’s 2017-18 program year. Our annual Minnesota Business Benchmarks will be released. The report is a collection of key economic indicators that sizes up Minnesota business climate. Examine workforce trends in an in-depth discussion at the Business Conference. Hear from an economist and demographer as well as Minnesota business leaders about how they are successfully handling the workforce shortage.  JUST CONFIRMED! Former Governor Tim Pawlenty to provide the keynote luncheon address.


  • Release of 2017 Minnesota Business Benchmarks
  • National economic outlook with Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist, Leuthold Group
  • A look at Minnesota's talent pool with state demographer Susan Brower
  • Panel of business leaders sharing creative ways they are coping and succeeding with the workforce shortage
  • Volunteer leadership recognition
  • Former Governor Tim Pawlenty keynotes lunch

The Minnesota Chamber’s Annual Meeting recognizes member volunteers who have given their time and expertise to the organization throughout the year. The 2016-2017 Chair of the Board Jill Renslow, Mall of America, will officially turn over leadership to 2017-2018 Chair of the Board Todd Paulson, RTP Company. The new Board of Directors and committee leadership are also introduced.

Register before October 15 for only $125
Includes Business Conference and Annual Meeting Luncheon

After October 15: 
Member: $155
Non-members: $225

Lunch Only:
Members: $60
Non-members: $75  

Corporate Tables of 10:
Members: $550
Non-member: $750

Overnight Accommodations:

Superior guestrooms are available at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for a discounted rate of $169+tax per night. To make a reservation, click here or call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce room block.  To take advantage of this discount, guests must make reservations by October 16, 2017; any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates. Also, if interested in booking a 1 Bedroom Suite or Junior Suite, please contact Renee Williams, in-house Reservations Coordinator for Radisson Blu, at 952-851-4019 with the promo code MNCHCM.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Annette Hruby at or 651-292-4689. 

Contact: Joan Rausch at 651-292-4654 or

Cancellations must be received by November 9, 2017. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after this date or on uncancelled reservations.  Substitutions are accepted.