Monday, April 30, 2018
MEMBER NEWS
Jamie Engelsma named vice president of
Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group
Jamie Engelsma has been named vice president of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS). Engelsma holds several senior leadership posts at Kraus-Anderson. Read more 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 .
Minneapolis Community & Technical College launches "exploratory majors" for undecided students
Minneapolis Community & Technical College launched an innovative option for undecided students called “Exploratory Majors” on April 18. Exploratory Majors include a set of courses that count toward multiple degrees or diplomas within a single career cluster. Read more here .
DRIVE Social: Pryes Brewing
Wednesday, May 9 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Pryes Brewing

Meet a new crew and enjoy a cold brew at this DRIVE Social hosted in partnership with the MN Society of CPA's. We are venturing north on the Mississippi River to Pryes Brewing where guests can enjoy a complimentary pint and some tasty treats. Register today!

Thank you to our event sponsors: Mortenson , Be The Match , Xcel Energy.
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.
Ribbon Cuttings
Last week we were with Aeon as they cut the ribbon to celebrate the renovations of 116 homes at the Lamoreaux, the Coyle and the Continental Hotel! Check out their website here.
On Friday we were with Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping CFO Ed McNamara & owner Casey Bloemke for the pre-opening ribbon cutting of their North Loop location! Be sure to check them out and visit their website.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
POLICY NEWS
Better Buses MSP
Last week, Chamber Policy Director Sean Broom testified on the importance of Better Buses MSP. You can watch his testimony here.

You can learn more about Better Buses MSP 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.