Monday, May 7, 2018
MEMBER NEWS
Marco Donates to Clients Through Foundation Rebate Program
The Foundation Rebate program rewards nonprofit customers for their loyalty by offering them a 1.5% rebate based on their annual sales with Marco. Learn more about the program here .
Critical Issues Forum: Taking Stock of MSP's Competitiveness
Friday, May 11 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

The Regional Indicators Dashboard compares this region’s progress on critical economic, social and environmental measures against other peer cities across the country. This Critical Issues Forum will provide an update on trends impacting our region and opportunities for new regional collaborations resulting from the Dashboard metrics.

Immediately after the dashboard presentation, the  Center for Economic Inclusion  will host an additional session, Ignite: Economic Inclusion & Shared Prosperity, focused on how we can partner and imagine new ways to track and use data to actualize an inclusive, growing economy.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors Mortenson , Thrivent Financial and Xcel Energy . Our series sponsors Associated Bank , Sunrise Banks , and Voya . And thank you to our event sponsors Bremer Bank , Target and the MN Timberwolves .
Marriott City Center’s George Glover Receives Meet Minneapolis’ “Hospitality Hero” Award
George Glover, a doorman at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the first quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an individual or company that has made valuable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through outstanding hospitality and service. Read more here.
Get Acquainted Breakfast: Art-A-Whirl Kickoff at Jac Flats
Wednesday, May 16 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Artspace Jackson Flats

We are kicking off the 23rd season of Art-A-Whirl at Jac Flats. Artspace Jackson Flats is an affordable housing project for artists and their families in Northeast Minneapolis. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce yourself and network with other members through one-minute commercials in Jac’s onsite art gallery. Grow your network and celebrate the start of the three-day open studio event at our next Get Acquainted Breakfast.

Thank you to our series sponsor Xcel Energy , event sponsor Northeast Bank, and our host Artspace Jackson Flats.
DRIVE Roundtable: Riverfront Development
Friday, May 18 | 7:30-9:00 a.m. | The Local

The history and economy of Minneapolis has been defined by the “Mighty Mississippi” River. The future is too. RiverFirst is a thirty-year park vision entering the second decade of implementation. Once completed, the Minneapolis park system will reconnect all neighborhoods to the river.  At May’s DRIVE Roundtable we will hear from Tom Evers, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, about the vision for riverfront parkland, how improved public amenities can transform communities and key activities held on the river.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Xcel Energy and our series sponsors Be The Match , U.S.Bank , Centerpoint Energy , Wells Fargo and The Local .
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
POLICY NEWS
Statement from Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Saint Paul Area Chamber & East Metro Strong Regarding House Bonding Bill
The Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and East Metro Strong last weekreleased a statement regarding the Minnesota House Bonding Bill. You can read the statement here .
MEMBER ADVANTAGE
Sprint Works for members of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber!
The Sprint Works Program offers a discounts of 15% on select rate plans to members of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber. If the customer is active on Unlimited Freedom, they will receive a $5 discount instead of the % discount associated with the company.

Any subscriber on the account qualifies for the Sprint Works Program discount. The name on the proof document must match a name listed as a subscriber. The subscriber does not need to be the Account Holder.