June 3, 2019
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The Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo details more than 250 rare automobiles including the infamous Tucker and Edsel.
Leaders discuss upcoming projects at Good Morning Sioux Falls Breakfast

Sioux Falls city leaders hosted a discussion on upcoming projects for the city at the Good Morning Sioux Falls Breakfast on Thursday. The breakfast is a semi-annual event by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
South Dakota poor economic showing needs to be explained

South Dakota's economy ranking only 40th among the 50 states is a headline that doesn't tell the full story. "When you look at the measurements they're using it's not shocking that they've come to the conclusion that they have," says South Dakota State Chamber of Commerce President David Owen.
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Survey Says:
Has your chamber been engaged with the current immigration issues?

Yes: 25.9%

No: 74.1%
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce signs on to letter supporting protection for DREAMers

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has joined a group of 60 chambers around the country calling for federal legislation that would protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children and other immigrants.
Leadership program graduates 2018-19 class

The Heart of Wisconsin Community Leadership program recognized 13 new community leaders graduating from the 2018-19 program, in a ceremony held May 30 at Bulls Eye Country Club. The program is an “interactive development program” created to increase community awareness, develop leadership tools, and created positive change.
Four Siouxland Legislators meet with Sioux City community leaders

Four Siouxland Legislators met with local leaders today for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Wrap-up. Held at Western Iowa Tech, Senator Jim Carlin, and Representatives Chris Hall, Tim Kacena, and Jacob Bossman spoke about key issues from this year’s legislative session.
Junk Jaunt Brings People to Southern Iowa

You can be inspired on how to use old things in a new way this weekend. The Southern Iowa Junk Jaunt is Friday, Saturday and Sunday..."With our square here, It's a shopping destination," said Natalie Close, Executive Director of the Centerville/Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Faribault: Global Reach, Local Focus

Last year, Daikin Applied launched a search for a new commercial HVAC manufacturing facility in North America...Nearby Roberds Lake, in Rice County, is home to two destination resorts, says Nort Johnson, president and CEO of Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. A short distance away are Kelly and Dudley Lakes, he notes, both great fishing lakes, with backwaters for duck hunting.
Non-Minneapolis Employers Must Comply With Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Law, Appeals Court Rules

Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Ordinance extends to any employee who performs at least 80 hours of work per benefit year in the City of Minneapolis, even if his or her employer is not located within the city’s limits, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has held. Minnesota Chamber of Commerce v. Minneapolis, No. A18-0771 (Apr. 29, 2019)...Shortly after the ordinance was set to take effect on July 1, 2017, the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, along with other businesses and association groups, initiated litigation to keep the ordinance from taking effect.
Omaha, Lincoln, other chambers call on Congress to protect certain immigrants

Thousands of immigrants living, working, earning degrees and paying taxes in Nebraska are stuck in legal limbo, Omaha and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce officials say, putting at risk the “important role” they play in the state’s economy.
Outreach efforts to Nebraska students can help prepare future workforce

Modern manufacturing has a remarkable production capability through connections linking software and sophisticated output devices...If Nebraska’s manufacturing sector could fill all its needed positions, it could grow by 10%, says Bryan Slone, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 
Chamber of Commerce Launches Fueling Our Future Initiative

The Chamber and Economic Development Corporation are spearheading a new initiative, with the public and private sectors working together to make the local economy stronger. The three pillars the Fueling Our Future Initiative will focus on are people, prosperity, and place.
Missile Contractor Courts Local Business

A multi-billion dollar battle for future military contracts has come to North Dakota. Northrup Grumman officials briefed Minot Chamber of Commerce members about their efforts to win the right to build the next generation of ground-based missiles.
Job Posting: President & CEO, Winona Area Chamber of Commerce

The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce seeks an energetic, full-time President and CEO with vision as successor to its highly regarded executive of 20 years. Winona is a thriving, ever-changing city that embraces diversity while still holding tightly to its small town flavor. It is large enough to support a wide variety of local, national and international businesses as well as three institutions of higher education, yet it remains small enough to call “home.”
Essential Job Responsibilities include planning long-range policies for achievement of important organization goals, Supervising supervision and management of all committees and task forces, resolving all staff/personnel problems, general management of organization’s finances, and directing membership efforts.
For more information and to apply to the position please review the  Position Profile.
Cover letters and resumes should be sent to:  info@dowellmgmt.com by J uly 12th.
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