Monday, June 11, 2018
Transportation and Construction
Entering road construction season in Minnesota means new headaches and challenges getting around, but it’s easy to forget how important our infrastructure is to the success of our region. A comprehensive solution at the state level that takes care of years of deferred maintenance on our roads while investing in new transit options for residents has to be one of the priorities of the next governor and legislature. Passionate about transit and transportation? Join our committee! Email
What if the letters A, B and O went missing? Pe ple w uld st p nd n tice.
A’s, O’s and B’s are also used to identify blood types and at times, they do go missing from hospital shelves. As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. Learn more and make an appointment here.
Become an AchieveMpls Graduation Coach for the 2018-19 School Year
The single most important factor in a young person’s success is a consistent relationship with a caring, supportive adult—but unfortunately one in three young people grows up without a mentor. AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches help fill this gap by providing personalized support to 9 th and 12 th grade Minneapolis Public Schools students as they transition into and out of high school and build the skills and confidence they need to be successful in school and beyond. Graduation Coaches volunteer for two classroom hours each month throughout the school year with a small group of 9th graders or one-on-one with 12th grade students. We provide the curriculum, structure and training—you bring the wisdom and encouragement! Apply here .
Chamber members receive 15% off
at Escape Frenzy using discount code "CHAMBER"
Chamber Town Talk: Reducing Workforce Barriers
Wednesday, June 27 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Jax Cafe

The state and region face a myriad of workforce challenges including an immediate worker shortage and unacceptable gaps in wages and graduation rates between whites and populations of color. Our presenters are addressing these challenges and others by reducing barriers, creating opportunities and building skills necessary for employment. Attend Chamber Town Talk to learn more about their work and how you can engage with these efforts and initiatives.

Julie Brekke | Executive Director, HIRED
Larry Pogemiller | Commissioner, Office of Higher Education, State of Minnesota
Matt Halley | Executive Director, Cookie Cart

Thank you to our series sponsors CenterPoint Energy and Wells Fargo .
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.

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

Thank you to our series sponsor Wells Fargo .
B.E.E.R. Consistent Branding in a Consistently Changing Marketplace
Thursday, June 14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Pinstripes

How are you using technology? Never before has the speed of change been more prevalent. When it comes to branding your business, products and services -or even yourself- it’s vital to keep a finger on the pulse of technology to consistently get your messages into the right channels in the right way. We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities that technology offers to keep your brand distinct, relevant and consistent in an ever-changing marketplace.
On Thursday, we were with Intelligent Office and Rick Bigaouette as he cut the ribbon for Intelligent Office – Bloomington in the Normandale Lake Office Park. Welcome to Bloomington!
Sprint Works Program 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.