Thursday, January 4, 2018
Friday, January 19 | Target Center | Register

New year, new Chamber: Join us on January 19 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  Thrivent Financial Minnesota Timberwolves , Minnesota Twins Voya Financial McGough Companies Minnesota Vikings  and  Wells Fargo .
ChamberWelcome to our newest members 
Star Career Partners International Twin Cities
Star Carpet One Shop at Home
Star New Spaces
Star CRAVE Catering
Star Onsharp
Star Marshall & Koopman REAL ESTATE
Star Over The Top SEO
Star MBP Solutions USA, LLC
Star Riverdale Travel
Star MEP Associates, LLC
Star SPIRE Credit Union
Star Minnesota IT Partners
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One of the many benefits of belonging to the Chamber is free promotion. If your company wins an award, is hosting an event, makes the paper, or just did something awesome, we want to hear about it and help spread the word.

Contact Joe Mulcare and you could be featured in our next Member Connection newsletter.  
I-35W Bridge Project Open House

Thursday, January 11 | 4:30 p.m. | Oak Grove Middle School

A public open house will be held Jan. 11 in Bloomington on state and federal plans to rebuild the Interstate 35W bridge over the Minnesota River linking Bloomington and Burnsville.

The open house, which will focus on the project's environmental assessment, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Middle School, 1300 W. 106th St. Staffers and engineers from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be on hand to answer questions, and members of the public may leave comments on the project for the public record.

MnDOT is planning to reconstruct the bridge and parts of I-35W starting in 2018. The project will rebuild the freeway stretch from Cliff Road in Burnsville to 106th Street in Bloomington, raise the road out of the flood plain, add another northbound lane and install a pedestrian and bike trail over the river. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2020.

Click here for more information.
Education Village begins construction at Winona State University
Construction is underway on Education Village, a state-of-the-art mini-campus for teacher education at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. The $25.2 million project repurposes three former school buildings, creating a new section of campus and home of the College of Education.

Designed by LEO A DALY, Education Village carves a cohesive identity out of three school buildings from different eras, retrofitting them with cutting-edge learning spaces while retaining their historic integrity. The 100,000 square-foot project will allow future teachers to train in the internationally recognized Winona Model, which focuses on early clinical experiences in real-world situations.

Click here for the full press release.
The Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce believes healthy workers are essential to the bigger goal of improving workforce development. We need those we employ to remain productive, present and at their very best. Employers need to invest in their employees' health, encourage behavior change and create an environment conducive to overall wellness.

The Chamber has chosen to dedicate resources to workplace wellness through a new initiative called mspWellness. mspWellness provides technical assistance and the resources necessary for employers and employees to create a workplan for wellness through environmental and policy changes leading to healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

Click here for more information.
Ballard Spahr and Lindquist & Vennum Have Merged 
Ballard Spahr and Lindquist & Vennum have completed their merger, Ballard Spahr Chair Mark Stewart announced today. The combined firm-which retains the name Ballard Spahr-has more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices across the United States. The merger strengthens client offerings at Ballard Spahr-particularly in the area of private equity and strategic M&A transactions-and provides the practice depth and expanded industry capabilities of an Am Law 100 firm to clients of Lindquist & Vennum.
It also extends Ballard Spahr's footprint in the Midwest, giving the firm offices in Minneapolis and Sioux Falls, SD, and expanding its office in Denver. With more than 110 lawyers, the Minneapolis office is Ballard Spahr's largest outside of Philadelphia.

"We have looked for a combination that would strengthen our ability to meet the significant increase in demand we see on the transactional side. This merger brings more than 60 M&A and private equity deal lawyers into our corporate department, as well as others whose skills align with the strengths of the firm across practice areas," Mr. Stewart said. "Our new colleagues handle sophisticated matters for clients like ours, and they are genuinely fine people who will be an asset to the firm

Click here for more information.
MRCC WeWork Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 9 | 5 p.m. | WeWork Capella Tower

Join MRCC members and guests at a complimentary happy hour at WeWork's first location in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, WeWork Capella Tower. We'll have an array of light bites, beer, wine, cocktails, and stellar 38th floor views for enjoyment. WeWork provides refreshingly beautiful space, a global network of over 100,000 members, and meaningful services to forward-thinking companies of all sizes and industries.

Click here for more information.
Sonder Shaker
Tuesday, January 23 | 4 p.m.

130 E Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55414

Please RSVP to Brent Pavia if you plan to attend. 
Office Depot
Office Depot and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of commerce have partnered to provide exclusive savings on all of your business needs, including deep discounts on:
  • Office Essentials
  • Cleaning and Breakroom Solutions
  • Copy & Print Services
  • Technology
  • Furniture
Let Office Depot save you time and money! Whether you're a company of five or 10,000 employees we can help! 

The Sprint Discount Program is now Sprint Works!

The Sprint Works Program extends savings and special offers to members of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. The Sprint Works Program offers a discounts of 15% on select rate plans to members of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. 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.  
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