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Small Business Federation membership

SMALL BUSINESS FEDERATION BENEFITS

Launched in 2020, the Minnesota Chamber’s Small Business Federation Membership allows Federation Partners the opportunity to offer a complimentary membership in the Minnesota Chamber to their private sector members with 10 employees or fewer. Not only does this partnership allow the Federation to expand its grassroots outreach, it provides a direct and tangible benefit to the state’s smallest businesses. Small business federation members have access to information and resources reserved for Minnesota Chamber members, the option to attend events with statewide business leaders and the opportunity to access cost savings products and services.

WHO:  
All private sector members of Minnesota Chamber Federation (local chamber) partners with 10 employees or fewer.

WHY:
To engage more private sector employers in strengthening our grassroots network, while at the same time providing products and services that directly benefit those companies. Additionally, while these members are not membership prospects for the Minnesota Chamber, these additional benefits will provide greater sales and retention opportunities for local chamber partners. 

 

Benefits include:
 

Access to products and services

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Access to Products and Services
Employee benefits coverage with cost effective, competitive rates and special features offered to small businesses, typically available only to large companies through a special partnership with The Standard. Unique, three-year rate guarantee available on new business.  Insurance coverage is available direct through MCBS or general agents and brokers.  

 

Other benefits include:

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Grassroots influence
Help shape and advocate the business community priorities, with access to the Chamber’s policy team. Members receive key updates and action alerts on priority issues.
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Knowledge
Key insights and communication, including:

At the Capitol – e-newsletter during the legislative session keeping members current business priorities at the Legislature.

Legislative alerts – e-alerts when grassroots support is essential to ensure progress is made on business priorities.

Our Events – weekly electronic announcement of upcoming Minnesota Chamber events.

Small Business Connect - a collection of information on the latest products, services, and best practices to grow businesses and engage in critical change-maker discussions to drive Minnesota’s small business economy.

Everything HR – a bi-monthly e-news filled with resources and best practices of the latest human resource issues facing companies along with content from expert industry leaders
Events access to a statewide business network
Events and networking
Member pricing for Minnesota Chamber events.

Free participation in our bi-annual Statewide Policy Tour providing the opportunity to provide feedback on the critical issues facing your company.

Exclusive legislative briefing in local community

Opportunity to participate in Small Business Connect.
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Grow Minnesota! resources
One-on-one assistance to solve problems related to doing business in Minnesota.

Identify potential Minnesota customers and/or suppliers.

Opportunity to share business issues with peers in a confidential environment.

Inform Minnesota’s economic influencers on key trends in the state’s overall economy and influence strategies to grow and expand specific sectors and regions of the state.

Participation in MN Supplier Match which creates value for Minnesota businesses who want the advantage of sourcing from local suppliers.
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Economic data and reports
Access to the latest economic data and insights reports to better understand opportunities in Minnesota’s economy.

Business Benchmarks Report

Blueprint for Economic Recovery

Minnesota: 2030 – A framework for growth

Minnesota Entrepreneurship: A turning point

The economic contributions of immigrants in Minnesota

Small Business Federation Members

Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Elk River Chamber of Commerce
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce
Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce
Metro North Chamber of Commerce
New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce
River Heights Chamber of Commerce
Shakopee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce
Waconia Chamber of Commerce
White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
Woodbury Chamber of Commerce

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Byers with any questions regarding a Small Business Federation membership at 651.292.4673 or jbyers@mnchamber.com.