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      Join the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce!

      Make connections, build your business, be a part of the community.
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      Working With Women

      All are Welcome! Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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  • Welcome to the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce!

    As the largest Chamber in the north metro area, representing over 700 businesses and organizations, we are very proud of our efforts to build and foster workforce, economic, and community development. Together we provide a positive and dynamic environment which in turn creates a quality community for businesses, families, and students.

  • Who We Are, What We Do....

    By definition, a chamber of commerce is “a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses; to advocate on behalf of the business community.” Behind the definition, the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce is a foundation of passionate people working together to strengthen relationships and our shared community. We do that by facilitating programming and events to build connections; advocating on key legislative issues; and supporting leadership and business recovery efforts in order for you to build your business.

     

    If you are looking for an organization where hundreds of other business professionals want to support you and this community, then look no further! We’d be happy to connect with you and discuss your goals and how the MetroNorth Chamber can help you achieve them.

     

    Be Our Guest! If you would like to visit our Working with Women or Sunrise program and see if we are a good fit for your business, we welcome your visit. Our staff and our Ambassadors will be there to greet you and provide you with the information you need to have a successful visit, including introducing you to other attendees and even making sure you have a place to sit. Our hospitality is second to none! We can't wait to meet you. While pre-registration is not required for either program, feel free to contact us in advance so we can answer any questions you have have, be on the lookout for you, and ensure you have the best possible experience. 

     

    Contact us for more information on how to get connected to our award-winning, dynamic organization!

     

     

  • Excellence in Business Awards Luncheon

    Tues, March 26, 12-1:30 pm

    Bunker Hills Event Center

    Celebrate the successes of fellow MetroNorth members at our Excellence in Business Award Luncheon on Tuesday March 26 at Bunker Hills Event Center. Reserve your spot to celebrate today! Registration is now open on our website. If you want to take your participation a step further, become a sponsor! We are currently seeking luncheon and awards sponsors.

    In addition to celebrating, our keynote speaker, Scott Welle, will present on “Daily Execution. Extraordinary Results.”  Outperformers are not born; they’re made. We ALL have the capacity to “raise our game,” and Scott Welle has spent more than 15 years helping people do this, personally and professionally. Scott’s 10 best-selling books, articles, videos, podcasts, and online programs inspire hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and was named the 2021 Midwest Motivational Speaker of the Year. For “fun” (and because he’s a little crazy!), he’s completed 34 marathons, 5 Ironman triathlons, a 100-mile ultra marathon, and serves others by showing them how to tap into the mindset of challenging their self-limiting beliefs and aspiring to Outperform every day.

    Voting/nominations will open soon; we have a brand new process and are excited for YOU to participate. A sneak peek is as follows. 

    VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE*:

    Restaurant/ Food + Beverage

    Arts, Culture + Entertainment

    Sports + Recreation

    Business + Professional Services

    Shopping + Specialty Retail

    Personal Services + Care

    * If you think your business should be in one of the above categories but currently is not, please update your category listings by logging into metronorthchamber.org. If you need additional help, please contact us.

    NOMINATE A:

    Family-Owned Business

    Manufacturer/Trades Company

    Nonprofit/Civic Organization

    Community Champion*

    *This business/organization has contributed time, skills, and resources to enhance the quality of life for our shared community.

    We are also seeking sponsors for the awards and luncheon. This is an excellent way to connect your business with the best of the best! Contact us for more details!

     

    What's Your Big Career Idea?

    Thurs, May 2, 9 am - 1 pm

    National Sports Center – Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits

    In conjunction with Career Force and Anoka Technical College, we are once again co-hosting the ‘What’s Your Big Career Idea’ for north metro students. The ‘Big Ideas’ Mobile Learning Lab, which is a fully immersive virtual reality system to introduce a variety of career opportunities, was a huge hit with students, so the Mobile Learning Lab will again be on-site. In fact, based on feedback from the schools, we have moved the timeframe up to earlier in the day so even more students can participate.

    When not in the simulator, students can talk to local employers about career options, summer jobs, internships, industry information, etc. Employers had a great time last year, and so we are again holding the simulation career exploration and hiring fair.  We are especially seeking employers who will bring some sort of interactive experience to their booth/space. For instance, bring a piece of equipment for people to explore, or a truck or trailer. Show a demonstration of how to fix a piece of equipment. If you are interested in exhibiting, please fill out this application and send to delaney@metronorthchamber.org once completed.

    To see exhibiting businesses, click HERE.

     

    Are You an Employer?

    There are many new laws and regulations impacting Minnesota employers. We have crafted a dedicated page on our website, Business Advocacy Updates, with important updates, resources and links.

     

    36th Annual MetroNorth Chamber Golf Tournament

    Mon, May 20 | 10:30 am | Majestic Oaks Golf Club

    Red, White, and Birdie!

    We will be back at Majestic Oaks on Monday, May 20, 2024, for a patriotic-themed, sparkler-endorsed, red, white & blue day!  Your golf committee is ensuring you have a fantastic afternoon, with new and exciting features for all attendees.

    What to do between now and then? Well, you can dig out your Independence Day tote in your attic to pull out your red, white & blue décor, as we’ll have contests for both golfers and hole sponsors. You can register and/or sponsor HEREMany thanks to Magnifi Financial for securing the title sponsorship!

     

    Heels for Heroes 2023

    Four local businesswomen were recognized Nov. 1 by the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce for making a difference in the community.

    The second annual Heels for Heroes Gala was organized by the Working with Women committee of the Chamber and held at Infinite Campus, Blaine. Awards were presented to Amanda Gregory, Design Ready Controls; Heather Cook, ADT Commercial; Kat Smithe, Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee; and Marnie Ochs-Raleigh, Evolve Systems. READ FULL PRESS RELEASE 

     

    Economic Development Updates

    There is a lot of exciting things happening in the development world in the north metro. Ground breakings for new businesses, expansions, and even some major, much needed transportation projects. For all things expansion-related, the Anoka County Regional Economic Development (ACRED) initiative, of which MetroNorth was a founding partner and current executive committee member, is your go-to resource. For an overview of main road projects, visit the Anoka County Highway Department page and/or MnDOT’s Twin Cities Regional Projects page.

    We know that one pending transportation project, the reconstruction of Hwy 65 (slated to begin in 2025), will bring a lot of questions. We have developed a specific page on our website to host updates as they become available. Please check back frequently.

     

     
    The 2023 MetroNorth Community Resource Guide Available to All

    The 2023 MetroNorth Community Resource Guide is a publication highlighting the many wonderful aspects of living, working, and playing in the north metro. We encourage everyone to  visit the MetroNorth Chamber office (9380 Central Ave NE, Blaine, MN) during normal business hours (M-Th 8-4, F 8-12) to pick up your copy – they are free to take. Also feel free to utilize this digital version. We thank the many advertisers, businesses and community partners who have supported this guide and made it possible.

     

     

     

    Leadership Resources

    The MetroNorth Chamber is proud to offer impactful leadership resources and programming on a variety of topics to support our businesses.

    To learn more, visit the Leadership page on our website to find details and resources.

     

    Free Little Leadership Library

    The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a Free Little Leadership Library. Modeled after the neighborhood Little Free Library, the Leadership Library offers a variety of leadership and business-related books and publications, available for anyone to stop by and take during office hours M-Thurs (8-4) F (8-12). 

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