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  • Events continue to provide a connection to business

    Sep 25, 2020

    Chambers of commerce are known for connecting the business community – at every level – throughout the state. Local chambers and the Minnesota Chamber host events with high-level speakers, important and timely topics, and the opportunity to grow your businesses by getting to know each other. 

    Since the onset of COVID-19, we’ve all had to get creative about how to continue to offer this programming, keeping members connected and helping navigate forward. In doing so, we have found great success. 

    At the Minnesota Chamber, we’ve hosted 14 webinars on how to navigate the pandemic. These feature decision-makers in government and...

  • Local COVID-19 resource database

    Sep 10, 2020
    Find your community on this list, and apply for valuable resources to keep your company operating. If you don’t see your community on this list, email, and Grow Minnesota! Partnership staff will get back to you with details about your area.
  • Brewing up energy savings

    Sep 9, 2020
    Energy is increasingly a major operating expense at all types and sizes of businesses. Almost any worksite has plenty of easy changes to conserve energy and save money, such as regulating heating and cooling, tuning up existing systems, or reducing heat loss. Recently, the Minnesota Chamber's Energy Smart worked with Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake to receive grants and rebates to create thousands of dollars in annual energy savings. 
  • Flattening the wrong curve

    Sep 3, 2020
    Minnesota’s economic recovery forged ahead in July but at a slowing pace. This is a step in the right direction, but we’d like to see movement towards recovery.
  • Economic dashboard for Minnesota's recovery

    Sep 1, 2020
    The Minnesota Chamber Foundation economic dashboard is, aimed at providing real-time updates on Minnesota’s economy as the state begins to recover from the shock of COVID-19. This online portal offers indicators and analysis of employment and income, business recovery and consumer and business spending.