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  • Advancing Workplace Inclusion: The Chamber Foundation’s Workforce DEI Initiative

    Aug 14, 2023
    In the realm of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, the Minnesota Chamber and the Chamber Foundation stand out as trailblazers. As pioneers in their commitment to workforce DEI, we have embarked on a journey that not only sets an example but also provides essential resources to businesses seeking to build inclusive environments. Distinctive for being one of the first and only state Chambers to engage in DEI work to such a substantial extent, we are leveraging our trusted partnership with the business community and are grounded in a belief that building inclusive workplaces is not solely business imperative, but an economic imperative (based upon the changing demographics in our state and underrepresented demographics that are still unengaged in our workforce).
  • Energy Smart delivers energy and cost savings for Allina Health

    Aug 11, 2023
    As a member of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Allina Health’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Suzanne Hansen and Energy Smart have teamed up as part of their Green Teams initiative. The first step - get the portfolio of facilities benchmarked to evaluate priority buildings and complete energy consultations. In 2022, Energy Smart completed ten consultations with Allina Health. Often, these facilities manage a tight ship when it comes to operations and maintenance and have already captured the low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency projects. Energy Smart adds value as an extension of the Allina Health team by identifying projects for which rebates were not applied.
  • 2023 Leaders Lab participant profiles

    Aug 10, 2023
    Leaders Lab is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage Minnesota’s developing business leaders (approximately late 20s to 40). It will enhance your personal and professional growth, connect you with business leaders statewide, and provide understanding into what drives Minnesota’s economy and how policy affects the success of business in our state. To learn more about Leaders Lab, click here.