Advocacy for businesses of all shapes and sizes is inherent in the MetroNorth Chamber, whether it’s an issue at City Hall, the State Capital, or in Washington D.C.
Local advocacy issues can include signage, building codes, parking, & traffic. We advocate on state and federal issues such as minimum wage, tax relief, transportation, workforce issues, and healthcare through our partnership with the Minnesota Chamber Federation.
Notable Advocacy Accomplishments
- Successfully worked with businesses and city officials in Coon Rapids to repeal the gasoline pre-pay ordinance
- Being a resource and advocate for affected businesses on current and future transportation issues, including Hwy 65 and Hwy 10
- Established Business Councils in Coon Rapids and Blaine to keep the lines of communication open and discuss topics of mutual interest
- Worked with White Bear Lake Area Chamber and local businesses to address the issue of the Rice Creek Bridge, a critical part of freight rail supply chain.
“The MetroNorth Chamber is the key component to the success of any business in the north metro. They can be your voice in government, partner in business and a key facilitator in economic development. The initiatives the Chamber is involved in is a benefit to all companies.”
Bob Schlichte, Vice President of Strategic Relationships
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
"Thank you, MetroNorth Chamber, for encouraging us to apply for the grant. We were awarded the full amount, and this will tremendously help as we roll through these unstable times. I just wanted to thank you for reaching out personally about this."