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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 MINNESOTA JOB HONOR AWARDS INITIATIVE AIMS TO EMPLOY DISADVANTAGED JOB-SEEKERS BY CELEBRATING ‘A NEW KIND OF HERO’

Congratulations to winners of this year’s Minnesota Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing Minnesotans who have overcome barriers to employment.

The awards were presented in partnership with the Minnesota Chamber at our Workforce Solutions Forum” on May 9. Business leaders from across the state assembled to witness the ceremony, in which biographical videos described honoree efforts to win life-changing jobs.

The employee honorees:

CENTER FOR WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: CONNECTING EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, AND SOLVING MINNESOTA’S WORKFORCE SHORTAGE

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Center for Workforce Development. It is a first-of-its-kind Minnesota-business led initiative. The center provides an opportunity to share with the public and other audiences the value that the Minnesota Chamber offers to solving workforce challenges in our state. It strengthens our position as a leader on the economy and distinguishes us from other organizations focused on workforce. 

The center will be comprised of four existing programs:

INFLUENCER: Lara Hammel & Jeff Sommers

Lara Hammel, Owner
Jeff Sommers, Owner
Izzy’s Ice Cream, Minneapolis

Ice cream is more than just a dessert. At Izzy’s, we get that. We take to heart that ice cream plays a lot of roles in your life, and it’s been right by you when you need it most. That’s why at Izzy’s, we don’t take making ice cream lightly. We come into our kitchen, throw on our aprons, and before the sun’s even up, we got to work on handcrafting some of the best darn ice cream you’d ever need.

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