Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Upcoming Chamber Events
Friday, January 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Target Center

New year, new Chamber: Join us at Target Center as we reveal our rebrand and vision for the future. We’ll celebrate new beginnings with Mayor Jacob Frey and other key figures in the region.

Thank you to presenting sponsor Target, supporting sponsor Xcel Energy, luncheon sponsors Associated Bank and Delta, event sponsors DLR Group, Thrivent Financial, Minnesota Timberwolves, Voya Financial, McGough Companies, Mortenson, Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo.
Meet the Chamber:
Oasis for Youth

Tuesday, January 9 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Oasis for Youth

Calling all new Chamber members, prospective members, longtime members and those who are interested in the benefits and services that the Chamber provides! Meet the Chamber kicks off the new year at Oasis for Youth with a tailored presentation on what we can do to help your business. This is the perfect opportunity to create new connections with community members and Chamber staff so register today!

Thank you to our host Oasis for Youth.
Conversations with Kim:
Kelly Farm Purchase Update

Thursday, January 11 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | The Nerdery Nerditorium

Introducing a brand-new event series for 2018! Conversations with Kim is a monthly public engagement series focused on local issues pertinent to the Bloomington business community. The series kicks off with Bloomington Chamber president Kim Hansen, Bloomington City Manager Jamie Verbrugge and Mayor Winstead talking about the potential purchase of Kelly Farm and other development ideas for the South Loop area.

Thank you to our sponsor Xcel Energy.
DRIVE Social:
Season Kickoff

Thursday, January 11 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. | the Local

A new year, a new DRIVE Emerging Leaders season! Learn more about the premiere young professionals group in the region and what’s new in 2018. We’ll be giving away two DRIVE Roundtable season passes and our friends at the Local will provide appetizers and drink specials.

Thank you to our sponsor Xcel Energy.
Get Acquainted Breakfast:
Hellmuth and Johnson, P.A.

Wednesday, January 17 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | Hellmuth and Johnson, P.A.

Get Acquainted Breakfast kicks off its metro-wide tour in 2018 at Hellmuth & Johnson. This program allows attendees to give their “elevator pitch” and create new business connections. This free event is sure to fill up fast, so get your name on the guest-list today.
DRIVE Roundtable:
Creativity in the City

Friday, January 19 | 7:30 - 9 a.m. | the Local

In Minneapolis, public art not only contributes to the vibrancy of our city, but also attracts visitors, builds pride in communities and invokes conversation. This rings especially true in North Minneapolis where Juxtaposition Arts equips youth to create and produce art across five different studios. Melanie Stovall, communications manager at JXTA, will share more about their mission and projects currently underway at our first Roundtable of the year.

If you'd like to signup for the Season Pass, click here.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Xcel Energy and our series sponsors CenterPoint Energy, US Bank and the Local.
2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available for 2018! Draw attention to your business by getting your name displayed at one of our events, featured on our website and promoted on social media! Contact Brent Pavia to learn more.