A Call to Political Action

Throughout the calendar year, it occurs each and every workday. During this primary and general election season, the angst is amplified and I hear it multiple times each day. Typically, this lamentation is voiced by a member of the business community. It is an expression of grief that is offered as both a question and […]

Joyfully Welcoming College Students

Prepare yourself for the wave of energy, investment and activity that is coming our way. It will be a wave of humanity and spending that will lift up our community on a rising tide of prosperity. Our beloved Twin Ports will soon be turbo-charged with the infusion of 23,000 college students. And, they will need […]

Have Your Voice Heard Within Imagine Duluth 2035

  Our talented City of Duluth colleagues are entering the final stage of updating our community’s comprehensive plan, Imagine Duluth 2035. This plan will guide our city’s future physical development, including where growth will occur and where we will invest in our public infrastructure. The Imagine Duluth 2035 process began in June 2016. From the […]

Imagining More Housing as a Part of Imagine Duluth 2035

The Chamber’s leadership recognizes the strong link between adequate housing and the vibrancy of our business community. We understand the ways in which an investment in housing construction and housing preservation encourages job growth and the retention of our city’s young talent and young families. We appreciate that housing, at all price points, is needed […]

Mining and Tourism Can Fortify Each Other

A recent study titled, The Future of Duluth & the Arrowhead Region, clearly illustrates how our Arrowhead Community’s mining and tourism industries need not be adversaries. Tourism aids in increasing the appeal of Duluth and the Iron Range. Additionally, it helps promote our beloved region as a place where people choose to work, recreate and […]

Appreciating our Twin Ports

 Our beloved industrial port bustles each year during the nine months that it serves as a world port, when the St. Lawrence Seaway is open. Thankfully, domestic shipping lanes are typically kept open for an additional month each year, with the help of tugboats and the Coast Guard’s icebreakers. This means that our world famous […]

Line 67 Expansion – Your Voice is Important

On February 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) opened a public comment period on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper (Line 67) Expansion. The draft SEIS was prepared by DOS as part of its review of Enbridge’s Presidential Permit application to transport 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) on the […]

May - June 2018

Superior Street Makeover Begins


2009- Leadership Duluth is a priceless experience that helps you engage in the Duluth Community, build and nurture business contracts and gain friendships. LD continues to provide that experience for me daily as a professional in our business community.

Kim Chick