Advocacy

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

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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