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  • 2022 Leaders Lab participant profiles

    Jun 21, 2022
    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. 
  • Details on recouping UI taxes; frontline worker bonuses

    Jun 7, 2022
    A UI Trust Fund fix was recently enacted and the new law impacts every employer in the state. Unfortunately, this change happened after employers were billed under the old tax rates and many businesses have already paid these higher taxes. On May 9, the Chamber hosted a webinar featuring DEED Commissioner Steve Grove on employers' UI tax bills, as well as Commissioner Roslyn Robertson of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on frontline worker bonuses.
  • Workforce Solutions: How second-chance hiring can help your business

    May 25, 2022
    Hiring the best person for an open position shouldn’t preclude those with criminal backgrounds. In fact, making second-chance hiring part of your corporate culture can increase employee retention rate, with 82 percent of hiring managers saying the quality of these employees matches or exceeds the quality of other employees. The Minnesota Chamber recently hosted a virtual event to help businesses learn approaches to hiring within this group, as well as how to help them thrive as employees for your business. See below to view the free, on-demand webinar, as well as access relevant resources to help your business learn more about second-chance hiring. 
  • 5 business lists and databases to use for market research

    May 11, 2022
    Online business databases can be an effective and low-cost way to identify other companies in your market – whether as potential suppliers, competitors or potential customers. Such datasets are often only a starting point, but they can be a valuable tool to assess the landscape and further refine your market research efforts.