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      All are Welcome! Wednesday, June 26, 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!

     

     

  • State of Business

    June 20 | 8 am | Courtyards of Andover

    Do you know the differences between the earned safe and sick time law and the upcoming Paid Family & Medical Leave law? Or have specific questions on one of them? DLI and DEED are attending our 'State of Business' June 20th event to answer your questions on those laws and/or about any of the other new laws going into effect. Take this opportunity to be in the know and be in compliance.
    Or maybe you have questions on transportation projects, or employee training. MNDoT is also attending, as is Career Force/Anoka County Job Training Center. Arrive at 8 am to visit with all of these resources.
    At 8:30 am, Kurt Zellers, CEO of the Minnesota Business Partnership, will share his perspective on the political and economic landscape before we dialogue with north metro legislators. It will be a FULL and HELPFUL morning.
    Courtyards of Andover, 8-9:45 am, includes breakfast. RSVP here. $25 MetroNorth members/$35 general public/$250 per table sponsorship/$500 event sponsorship. Thank you current event sponsor Grand Casino Hinckley!

     
    The MetroNorth Community Resource Guide Available to All

    The 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.

     

     

    Big Ideas: A Smashing Success!

    Our Big Ideas Career Exploration Hiring Event on May 2nd was a smashing success! The event was jam-packed with exciting activities, from backhoe basketball to mosquito larva. Attendees had a blast while learning valuable career insights, with a few even bringing resumes and setting up interviews on the spot. We're thrilled to have had such a great response and to have shown some of the amazing careers, industries and employers available in the north metro! A huge thank you to all of our vendors who contributed to making this a memorable day. Check out even more fun photos from the day on our Facebook page!

        

     

    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.

     

    Excellence in Business Awards Recognizes Local Businesses

    The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce presented their 2024 Excellence in Business awards on March 26th at Bunker Hills Event Center in Coon Rapids. Voted/nominated by their fellow chamber members, the winners are as follows:

    Restaurant + Beverage: The Rusty Bumblebee, Blaine

    Arts, Culture, + Entertainment: Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Anoka

    Sports + Recreation: Urban Air Adventure Park Coon Rapids, Coon Rapids

    Business + Professional Services: Church Offset Printing, Fridley

    Shopping + Specialty Shopping: Buff City Soap, Blaine/Coon Rapids

    Personal Care + Services: TC Med Spa, Blaine

    Family-Owned Business: Twin City Heating Air and Electric, Blaine

    Manufacturing/Trade: Aveda, Blaine

    Nonprofit/Civic Organization: Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Anoka

    Community Champion: Rihm Family Companies, Coon Rapids

    READ FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

     

    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.

     

    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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