Monday, May 21, 2018
MEMBER NEWS
Be a #1 Fan to Patients in Need
Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to give blood donors a chance to win Minnesota Twins tickets! Present to donate at any Memorial Blood Centers blood drive or donor center from May 24 through June 30, and you’ll be automatically entered to win .Read more and find a list of dates and locations here.
Public Affairs Forum: Session Wrap-up
Friday, June 1 | 7:30-9:00 a.m. | Hyatt Regency Bloomington

The end of the 2018 Legislative session is upon us. Join the Chamber and hear from legislators on both sides of the aisle to discuss the successes of the last session, things left undone, and what they learned this year. Attendees will gain insight as to the operations of the legislature while also hearing directly from the decision makers about their priorities and what comes next. Reserve your spot today.

Panel
Senator Jim Abeler, R-Anoka
Senator Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury
Representative Andrew Carlson, DFL-Bloomington
Representative Dario Anselmo, R-Edina 

Thank you to our series sponsors Centerpoint Energy and Wells Fargo and our event sponsors ClearWay Minnesota and Hyatt Regency Bloomington.
SMART for Business: Cybersecurity
Wednesday, June 6 | 7:30-9:00 a.m. | Insperity at the Normandale Lake Office Park

Cybercrime is a serious threat to small and medium sized businesses. It’s been estimated that about half of small businesses will experience or have experienced a cyber-attack. And, studies show that more than half of small businesses that experience a data breach are out of business six-months later. Come hear from local experts how to prevent your business from becoming a statistic, how to create a culture of responsibility for your employees and what to do if you do become a victim.

Thank you to our series sponsors UPS and Northeast Bank .
Peter Diessner hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group
Peter Diessner has been hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS). He will oversee the financial analysis, due diligence and funding of KAFS’s existing and potential portfolio properties. Learn more here.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
RIBBON CUTTING
On May 17 we were with AccessAbility as they celebrated major upgrades and renovations to their facility in Northeast Minneapolis through the AbleTo campaign. Visit their website here.
Last month we were with Aeon as they celebrated the renovations of 116 homes at the Lamoreaux, the Coyle and the Continental Hotel. Visit their website here .
Good Morning Minneapolis: The Streets of Minneapolis
Friday, June 22 | 7:30-9:00 a.m. | Be The Match

We live here. We work here. And we drive, park, rideshare and bike here. Minneapolis is on the road to becoming a city with premier transportation options, impacting the city’s workforce and growth. Our experts will discuss the latest in shared mobility, changes in the bike culture and the need for accessibility and placemaking at the next Good Morning Minneapolis.

Panel
Andrew Owen | Director, Accessibility Observatory Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
Max Musicant | Founder & Principal, The Musicant Group
Ethan Fawley | Executive Director, Our Streets MPLS
Paul Schroeder | CEO, HOURCAR
Bill Dossett | Executive Director, Nice Ride

Thank you to our series sponsor Wells Fargo .
POLICY NEWS
MN legislative session comes to a close
The state legislative session ended this weekend with a few accomplishments and lots of acrimony and tough talk from legislative leaders and the governor. It’s unfortunate but raises all new questions. Can tax conformity still get done? Is there any chance for a special session? What can we do to get back to a productive legislature? Hear more about the session and its frustrating final days at our Public Affairs Forum on June 1 st at the Bloomington Hyatt Regency.
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.