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“Our organization has the special capability to bring employers together to solve problems. While no one has all of the answers to the serious problems of racial inequity and injustice that are so evident in Minnesota, one thing we know at the Chamber is how to help Minnesota businesses. We have been doing it for over a hundred years, finding success in large and small ways.  

We will do our part to address racial inequities in our work with policy makers by addressing racial disparities in education, employment practices, and access to capital. Diversity and inclusion are a pillar of the Chamber’s strategic plan, focusing on designing products and services to support and engage minority-owned businesses, organizations and business leaders. Having the Chamber seek to end disparities and provide meaningful assistance to minority-owned businesses has many societal and economic benefits for Minnesota.    

In response to the tragic death of George Floyd, we created Restoration and Recovery Resources designed to leverage Chamber member expertise, services and donations to provide direct support to the small businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul that were damaged during the time of unrest. These businesses are integral to the fabric of these local communities and through our efforts, we hope to help them rebuild and restore important community services and jobs. Read more about the Restoration and Recovery Resources below.” 

Chamber President Doug Loon

About Restoration and Recovery Resources

The recent business devastation in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the continued struggles related to COVID-19, have pushed many Minnesota businesses to the brink. Thankfully, the Minnesota business community is one that helps those in need.
In response to the damage and loss of businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul and COVID-19, the Chamber is working to create a network of expertise, services and volunteer time to help businesses who need it most. The Chamber created a database of member companies willing to donate their products and services, free of charge, to help struggling businesses get back on their feet. Contact Jennifer Byers if you're a business looking to access one of the resources listed below. 




 Greenspring Media

Digital Reports and Website Improvement Suggestions to increase traffic and drive online sales. Media coverage of challenges and opportunities facing businesses and communities in Greenspring Media's print, social, and digital publications.
 Irish Titan Irish Titan can help provide ecommerce services, ranging from strategy to design to development.


 J Benson Construction J Benson Construction is offering free inspection and repair estimates of business damaged by recent protests and civil unrest.
 JB Vang JB Vang can offer pro bono preliminary assessment services for repairs and rebuilds. JB Vang's expertise is in development, construction, and property management and we have a number of local consultants, architects, engineers, and trades partnering in this effort.
 Lee & Associates Commercial real estate consulting, and help sourcing construction.
 Telos Offering construction services and carpentry work.


 Ann Houser Coaching and Consulting Executive coaching and consulting: What’s your vision of your future organization? How do you want to show up and lead through difficult times?
Baker Tilly Providing up to 20 hours of free tax consulting to a business that has utilized PPP or other funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we will provide up to 20 hours of free tax assistance to a business damaged by recent civil unrest.
 Conscious Napping Monday 7-7:30pm Group Zoom Mindfulness and Stress Relief Sessions; Complementary. Visit website home page for complementary stress recording and breathing technique. To register for zoom classes, email and get Zoom link - 7pm Mondays through July 27.
 EmployeeEXP Offering assistance where possible to brainstorm, make additional connections.
 INGCO International Offering up to $5000 in pro bono translation services to organizations that are impacted by protests or COVID-19.
 Miller Mediation and Solution Offering mediation services via video conference for business disputes, housing and family conversations about aging. Also offering family facilitation, through Our Family Encounter, which advocates for seniors while providing connects to local professionals resources for end of life decisions and guide family conversations. This is a service that should be provided to all employees as COVID impacts our community. In addition to providing emergency contact, details about wishes and trusted advisors should be documented in advance. Requests need to include Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to confirm pro-bono services.
 Pelaez Creative LLC The offer is for Minnesota nonprofit organizations: designing a set of three custom Zoom virtual backgrounds branded with your organization's logo. 
St. Thomas Family Business Center Offering free family business consultation and event attendance for family businesses impacted by recent unrest.


The American Institute of Architects Minnesota Learn more
 Ohana Home & Design Offering design services for construction.
 WSB Offering environmental investigation and remediation,  environmental compliance landscape architecture, land development, structural engineering, community planning, economic development.


 The Brener Group Offering 10 hours per month of General Counsel legal services such as contract review/negotiation, advice and any other general matters of law.
 Ellis Law Offices Offering business legal services.
 Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Offering pro bono legal services.
Set up a telephone intake line at where you or your business or nonprofit clients can call to leave a message in English or Spanish to request legal assistance. Some will call back within 24 hours to conduct a full intake. The phone number is: 612-492-8078.

Set up an electronic version of the initial intake form that you can email or direct clients to in order to begin the same intake process. The link to the form can be found here.

 Stoel Rives LLP Through its Main Street Relief Project, Stoel Rives is offering no-cost legal services to assist independent Minnesota businesses in the restaurant, bar, and retail industries affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as independent businesses who have suffered damages as a result of recent civil unrest in the Twin Cities. Services offered include real estate and lease issues, contracts, taxes and financing, insurance, permitting, dispute resolution, corporate governance, etc.


 Total Office Products & Services, Inc Offering office copiers and printers.


 Safe Surface Pros Offering disinfectant.



 Fluid-Aire Dynamics Offering a free Comprehensive Compressed Air System Survey including damage assessment for insurance purposes. Free freight/delivery on equipment purchases (up to $2,000 value) 10% Discount on new equipment, piping products and repair services.
 NG2 Offering to help install, configure, maintain IT infrastructure, cloud and mobile computing, as well as donating hardware, software and services.
 Quality Computer Services Offering technology consultation, remote support and any other help, education and support. 
 Superior Endeavors, Inc. Offering a free 1 hour virtual CTO session where to discuss current business challenges and where technology might fit to solve or assist in meeting that challenge.
Ulteig Offering IT-related assistance and support to impacted small businesses.


 Xcel Energy Xcel Energy is offering special recovery rebates on equipment that are up to double the usual amount to help replace equipment that was damaged or destroyed, as well as free energy consulting services.



 Eco Electric Offering discounted services available.
 Lighten Up Offering discounted services available. 
 Premier Lighting Offering discounted services available. 
 Minify Energy Offering free consulting for HVAC, energy, and IAQ, call for details.


 TPI Hospitality Offering volunteer time for clean-up or food drive support.


**No Minnesota Chamber membership is required to receive these free services and contact information from companies receiving assistance will not be sold or used outside of administering the Restoration and Recovery Resources program.

Can your business lend a helping hand?

If your business is willing to donate your expertise or time, the Chamber would love to list you as a resource for businesses in need. Click below if your company would like to offer in-kind support.