Monday, July 16, 2018
POLICY NEWS
Minneapolis considers liquor law amendment in charter
Minneapolis is considering a change to the city charter which would make it easier to open bars and restaurants around the city. This proposal passed the charter commission this week and will go before the city council soon. The main goal of the amendment is to bypass the state legislature in the approval process and put the control in the hands of the city council.

You can read more about the proposed amendment in this KARE 11 article .
Election Workers Needed
Help out at some neighborhood polls! There’s a shortage of Election Judges this year for the August 14 primary. You can apply to work at one of your neighborhood polling places or at any other location that needs help. You can choose to work either a half or a full shift, you'll get paid, and the best part is you'll get to help the community!


Have questions? Call 612-673-3870 for more information and assistance in signing up .
MEMBER NEWS
Meet the MPLS Regional Chamber's summer intern: Malik!
How has the Step-Up Program helped you?
It has helped me to develop professional character and skills.

What have you learned so far working with the chamber?
I have learned a tremendous amount already. My favorite thing so far has been managing a spread sheet in MS Excel and using the copy machine.

Would you recommend the program to others?
I would definitely recommend the Step-Up program to any ambitious high school student who wants to get real life experiences and earn some money. Step-up is a nonprofit organization in MPLS that connects teens looking for internships with businesses and nonprofits. They also have personal development and leadership workshops throughout the summer.

STEP-UP is one of the nation’s leading youth employment programs. The Minneapolis Chamber was one of the program’s original partners with AchieveMpls and the City of Minneapolis in developing its Work Readiness Training and Credential.  

Learn more about the Step-Up Achieve program here .
The new Bell Museum hosted it's grand opening this weekend
The University of Minnesota's Bell Museum hosted its official grand opening this past weekend. It featured a party on Friday night, demonstrations, hands-on activities, diorama stations, and a "Science Sunday" where guests could meet some of the museum curators and other researchers and scientists.

Four Fun Ways to Experience the Mississippi River this Summer
Are you looking for a way to explore the Mississippi River this summer? The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization has a list of four fun ways you can experience the river.

EVENTS
Coffee with Christine
Tuesday, July 17 | 8:00 - 9:00 am | East Side Neighborhood Services

Coffee with Christine occurs monthly and is focused on topics impacting Northeast Minneapolis. Heather Worthington, Director of Long Range Planning with the City of Minneapolis, will discuss the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. This is a free event open to Chamber members, non-member businesses and community members. Pre-registration is requested.

Thank you to our host East Side Neighborhood Services .
B.E.E.R.S.: Fun with the St. Paul Saints
Thursday, July 26 | 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. | CHS Field Securian Club

In this interactive experience, Mike Veeck, co-owner of the Saints, and Fran Zeulli, president of Fun Is Good, will help attendees learn the key elements of the Fun Is Good philosophy. See it all come to life as the nationally renowned St. Paul Saints and staff delight fans during the entertaining and fun-filled outing. Included in admission are seminar, CHS Field Tour, dinner buffet with open bar (soda, beer & wine) and St. Paul Saints game.

Agenda:
Fun Is Good Seminar, Securian Club at CHS Field
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Private Tour of CHS Field
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Open dinner buffet and bar (soda, beer & wine)
6:00 p.m.

St. Paul Saints Game, Securian Club seating
7:05 p.m.
DRIVE Leadership Luncheon: Workplace Ethics
Wednesday, July 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Dakota Jazz Club

Companies are often recognized for their corporate ethics. How do ethics impact policy and procedures as well as decision making? At the next DRIVE Leadership Luncheon, our panelists will discuss corporate ethics, being an ethical leader and the challenges that occur when personal and business ethics are in conflict. Join the conversation and register today.

Panel:
Dawn Elm | Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics & Leadership, University of St. Thomas
David Rodbourne | Principal Consultant, DHR Consulting & Associates
Suzan McGinnis | Director of Ethics, Target

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Be The Match , and our series sponsors CenterPoint Energy , Minnesota Timberwolves , and U.S. Bank .
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
MEMBER ADVANTAGE
The Works Museum's Bloomington Summer Pass
The Works Museum and the Bloomington Chamber are offering an unlimited admission summer pass. The pass includes two adults and up to four children under the age of 18. The pass is for families who either live, work or attend school in Bloomington and is valid between June 11 and August 31, 2018. Passes may be purchased at The Works Museum or online. The passes are $25.99, or if you qualify for the Gateway Program subsidies, the cost is $11.99.

Purchase passes here .