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  • Chamber tours state, talks legislative session

    Jun 19, 2019
    Following each legislative session, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce policy team travels the state, visiting businesses and breaking down what the legislative outcomes mean for employers. Last month, our Statewide Policy Tour attended 14 stops and met hundreds of Minnesota’s business leaders.
  • Small business solutions to help you grow

    Jun 18, 2019
    Group disability and life insurance products give employees peace of mind, knowing they have financial support in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Minnesota Chamber Business Services offers competitive employee benefit insurance products that save you money as well as help you attract and retain talent.
  • Addressing the workforce shortage

    Jun 18, 2019
    Minnesota employers continue to face a workforce shortage and especially in high-tech jobs. Hussein Farah is tackling that challenge head-on as founder and executive director of the New Vision Foundation. The foundation provides pathways to success for disadvantaged youths by teaching them coding and digital literacy classes.
  • Workplace mandates hinder growth

    Jun 11, 2019
    One of the most pressing issues facing the business community this session was the introduction of expansive, expensive workplace mandates on all employers. Businesses are already competing for workers and know what employees want in their specific work environment and industry. If they have to comply with the state system, costs will increase and they will have to change current benefit packages – this could mean decreasing health care options or other flexibilities that they offer employees.