2023

Key Takeaways from the 2023 Powering Inclusion Summit

The Powering Inclusion Summit, hosted by the Center for Economic Inclusion, is a powerful day featuring hundreds of the leading changemakers who are building wealth and opportunity in housing, economic development, business growth, and more to build legacy wealth in Black, Indigenous, Latine and Asian communities. I was honored to attend the 2023 Summit on

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Leadership Duluth Class of 2023

For more than three decades, Leadership Duluth has been educating and empowering Duluth area leaders to take an active role in the betterment of their community and workplaces.  Join us in congratulating the Leadership Duluth Class of 2023. 2023 Leadership Duluth Graduation Celebration The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Duluth Area Chamber Foundation, along

By |2024-01-12T09:10:51-06:00June 26th, 2023|2023, Duluth Chamber News, Education, Events, Leadership, Workforce Development|Comments Off on Leadership Duluth Class of 2023

Importance of Representation

June 15, 2023 Written By Stephanie Williams In 1995, just 2 years after my family relocated to Duluth, I was asked by my 8th grade history teacher to explain my experience with colorism to the whole class. I was the only Black kid in my class; in the whole

By |2024-01-12T09:12:28-06:00June 15th, 2023|2023, Commitment to Change: Juneteenth|Comments Off on Importance of Representation

Employer Champions Working Together to Do More

June 14, 2023 Written By Elena Foshay, Director of Workforce Development, City of Duluth There has been a lot of movement among area employers around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion over the past three years. The combination of a workforce shortage and social movements has pushed businesses and organizations to reflect

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Juneteenth and Anti-Racism Book List

June 8, 2022 In 2022, Zenith Bookstore compiled a robust book list about and for Juneteenth. This year, Zenith Bookstore has added new must-reads. In addition to your personal learning, these titles would also make excellent choices for gifts, employee appreciation giveaways, book club, and/or seminars. Zenith Bookstore's business-to-business program offers top-tier

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Call for Chamber Board Nominations

You have an exciting opportunity to strengthen our Chamber by nominating a talented business leader to serve on our board of directors. This person can be a colleague of yours or yourself. Serving on our board is an effective and enjoyable way to connect with leaders who concurrently are dedicating time and talent in

By |2023-06-15T10:55:35-05:00June 7th, 2023|2023, Leadership|Comments Off on Call for Chamber Board Nominations

Local Projects Move Forward Thanks to the 2023 Legislative Session

The 2023 Minnesota legislative session adjourned Monday night, wrapping up what has been a very busy and eventful several months. We, at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and Duluth Area Chamber Foundation, have made dozens of trips to Saint Paul over the past few months, have had many meetings and phone calls with

By |2024-05-03T09:34:27-05:00May 26th, 2023|2023, Advocacy, Leadership, Legislation, Resources|Comments Off on Local Projects Move Forward Thanks to the 2023 Legislative Session

How the Duluth Chamber Supports Small Business

Small businesses are, and always have been, a critical component of our vibrant local business community. Small business owners are your neighbors, family, and friends. They are there when you need a thoughtful gift for a loved one; a handcrafted dessert for a joyous celebration; personalized service by someone who knows

By |2024-03-08T14:24:17-06:00March 29th, 2023|2023, Advocacy, Members, Resources|Comments Off on How the Duluth Chamber Supports Small Business

2023 Spring Guide

Member to Member Fall Guide Support Local | Shop Local | Eat Local We encourage you to support, shop, and eat local utilizing our 2023 Spring Guide below. Browse our member messages and click to read more. After a long, painful year, the sun in brighter than ever and the end

By |2024-03-08T14:28:59-06:00March 16th, 2023|2023, Events, Members, Resources|Comments Off on 2023 Spring Guide

Policy & Advocacy Update: D&SLC Recap and Support for the 148th FW

Thank you to the record number or participants who joined us for the 26th Annual Duluth & St. Louis County Days at the Capitol event last week. Numbers are now confirmed and nearly 600 people attended the Grand Reception on Wednesday evening, including eighteen state senators and thirty-eight state representatives - the largest number

By |2023-02-17T09:59:10-06:00February 17th, 2023|2023, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News, Employers, Events, Leadership, Legislation|Comments Off on Policy & Advocacy Update: D&SLC Recap and Support for the 148th FW
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