Monday, April 23, 2018
MEMBER NEWS
Transformations underway at Minneapolis College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College will host several events on May 3 to showcase its students’ talents as well as some of the significant transformations that are underway on campus. Read more here.
Best of the Twin Cities
Several Chamber members were recently named on City Page's 2018 Best of the Twin Cities list. Congratulations to Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Best Brewery; and Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, Best Patio; Prohibition, Best View. Read more here .
Upcoming Ribbon Cutting & Grand Openings
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping

Friday, April 27 | 4:00 p.m.
304 6th Ave., N. | Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please RSVP to Brent Pavia if you plan to attend.
Good Morning Minneapolis: #OnNicollet
Friday, April 27 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Kieran's Irish Pub

Nicollet is open for business after a multi-year renovation. Multiple organizations have plans to activate the new design assets. How will downtown businesses, employees and residents engage? Hear from our panel at the next Good Morning Minneapolis.

Panelists:
Gail Dorfman, St. Stephen’s Human Services
Michael Hernandez, Meet Minneapolis
Lisa Middag, Mpls Downtown Improvement District

Thank you to our series sponsor Wells Fargo.
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.
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 .
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
POLICY NEWS
It’s bad enough that snowbirds get to skip out on suffering through Minnesota’s winters. Now they might also cost us a House seat.
"Looking forward to the 2020 Census, there’s a chance Minnesota could lose one of its U.S. House seats.
The state’s population just isn’t growing fast enough relative to other states to be certain to keep its eight seats in Congress. Midwestern states like Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan stand to lose to fast-growing states like Florida and Texas." Via MinnPost. Read more 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.