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  • Pivoting during COVID, Chandler Industries aids ventilator production

    Apr 2, 2020
    One of Minnesota’s greatest economic strengths is our resiliency when facing uncertainty and market obstacles. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Minnesota in March, businesses did what they do best: innovate. Minneapolis-based Chandler Industries has been producing critical ventilator components for over 10 years, but quickly pivoted their operations to meet an exponential new demand in the market. Recently, Chamber President Doug Loon had the opportunity to connect with Chandler Industries President Don Alter to discuss Chandler's pivot to meet increased demand for ventilator parts.
  • The need for balance between health and the economy 

    Mar 30, 2020
    Throughout this COVID-19 crisis, Minnesotans’ health and safety are paramount concerns for all of us. We have heard from countless Chamber members anticipating the impact of Governor Walz’s executive orders. We understand that balance is essential in how government responds to safeguarding public health and protecting the economy for the long-term.
  • Chamber Federation launches legislative agenda

    Mar 2, 2020
    Strike up a conversation with any business owner on the challenges to growing jobs in Minnesota, and the themes ring familiar. High taxes hinder growth. Access to quality health care at an affordable price. The increasing number of government-mandates on employee benefits. Shortage of skilled workers.
  • Tax Committee chairs share priorities

    Feb 24, 2020
    On Thursday, the House and Senate tax chairs joined the Chamber's Fiscal Policy Committee to share their priorities for the 2020 legislative session. Both Rep. Paul Marquart and Sen. Roger Chamberlain expressed a desire to fully conform with Section 179, helping small businesses and farmers throughout the state.