Advocacy

D&SLC: Advancing the Priorities of Northeastern Minnesota in 2022

Northeastern Minnesota needs your help to be the voice of business to our elected officials. In its 25th year, Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol Days is the largest regional advocacy event in the state. The Duluth Area Chamber is collaborating with the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, along with

By |2022-01-12T13:51:38-06:00January 11th, 2022|2022, Advocacy, Events, Legislation, Resources|Comments Off on D&SLC: Advancing the Priorities of Northeastern Minnesota in 2022

Chamber Appoints Cady as Military Affairs Committee Chair

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Major Jennifer J. Cady has been selected as Chair of its Military Affairs committee. Jennifer will succeed Pat Mullen who has led the Military Affairs Committee for the past 17 years. “The work of the Military Affairs Committee is an important part of

By |2021-11-19T12:39:50-06:00November 24th, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News|Comments Off on Chamber Appoints Cady as Military Affairs Committee Chair

Workplace Protections to be Expanded for Expectant, New Parents

More Minnesota workers will soon be able to request and receive pregnancy accommodations and stay on compensated time to express milk in the workplace due to an expanded law that strengthens workplace protections for expectant and new parents. Governor Tim Walz recently signed legislation into state law that strengthens workplace protections for new and

By |2021-09-24T16:19:54-05:00September 3rd, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Employers, Legislation, Resources|Comments Off on Workplace Protections to be Expanded for Expectant, New Parents

Advocating on Behalf of our Business Conditions

Dear Members, A key element to the Chamber's mission and vision is advocacy and policy support for our business community. In support of the Chamber's upcoming strategic planning process the Chamber will be hosting a series of discussions, organized by industry, to evaluate how the Duluth region is doing. We will talk about perceptions

By |2021-08-23T14:31:10-05:00August 6th, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News|Comments Off on Advocating on Behalf of our Business Conditions

Small Business Week: Celebrating Twin Ports Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration has been recognizing the contributions of entrepreneurs with National Small Business Week since 1963. Small businesses are vital to our economy, accounting for half of America’s workforce, and creating more new jobs than any other source. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our local entrepreneurs has become

By |2021-05-26T09:31:33-05:00April 30th, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Resources|Comments Off on Small Business Week: Celebrating Twin Ports Entrepreneurs

Chamber Advocates in Support of the Drink Local Economic Recovery Act

The Duluth Area Chamber, on behalf of its many Chamber members who operate bars, breweries, brewpubs, cideries, distilleries, liquor stores, restaurants, and wineries, has written a letter of support advocating for the passing of The Drink Local Economic Recovery Act. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the food & beverage industry in Minnesota, with

By |2021-05-24T10:53:36-05:00March 5th, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News|Comments Off on Chamber Advocates in Support of the Drink Local Economic Recovery Act

Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol 2021

Announcement: Governor Walz to Keynote Chamber's Legislative Gathering To RSVP for the Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol Days event, click here. To view the 2021 Legislative Priorities Booklet, click here.   The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has confirmed his keynote presentation at an

By |2021-04-27T11:44:08-05:00February 8th, 2021|2021, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News, Events, Legislation|0 Comments

Our Shared Route Forward Follows Many Paths

Published in the Duluth News Tribune, January 1, 2020 The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently distributed a survey to our 980 members asking them to share with us what they believe should be our priorities as we enter 2021. Additionally, the twenty-two business community leaders who serve on our Board of Directors identified what they

Chamber Advocates for Delay in Duluth Stormwater Utility Rate Increase

  On Monday, August 17, Chamber President David Ross distributed a letter to the Duluth Public Utilities Commission and the Duluth City Council regarding the proposed plan for increasing stormwater utility rates. Recognizing the existing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, The Chamber’s proposal advocated for a one-year delay on the approaching stormwater

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