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 […]

Unwavering Support for Our Police Department

Some community members are expressing concern regarding what is perceived to be an increase in crime within our beloved Zenith City. While we understand their concern, the Duluth Area Chamber’s leadership remains unequivocally confident in the crime fighting abilities of our Duluth Police Department.  Our confidence originates from our belief in, and our unwavering support […]

Rethinking Adversarial Relationships

Every positive change we can make to Duluth’s increasingly outdated reputation as an anti-development and combative labor town will serve us well. The progressively positive image of Duluth will continue to be enhanced by strengthening the working relationship among various interest groups and organizations in our community. A heightened sense of community will occur if […]

Duluth City Council Disrupting our Twin Ports

  Our beloved Duluth community’s fortunes are inextricably tied to the fortunes of our neighboring community of Superior, Wisconsin. Together, we are the enchanted Twin Ports. Our communities share the Great Lakes’ largest port. The Duluth-Superior Port is also the largest and farthest-inland freshwater seaport in North America. Our communities are abundantly fortunate to be […]

Holding City Councilors Accountable

  In their defense, we believe they have noble intentions. They are kind, sensitive and caring individuals. Their campaign literature states they, “want to represent all Duluthians, no matter our age, race, gender, class, occupation and political affiliation”. Duluth City Councilors Em Westerlund and Gary Anderson are, and do, all of these things. Unfortunately, if […]

Chamber’s 2017 Key Initiatives

Duluth is on a roll. So, too, is the Duluth Area Chamber. Our community and our Chamber have fought hard for this collective good fortune. It is the result of a sustained and unwavering collaborative effort. We recognize how a vibrant business community can lift up our Zenith City by providing jobs and opportunity for […]

Investing in ENDI and in Duluth

If we are fortunate, there will be a time in our life when our career, our interests, our family and our beliefs meld together in an energizing, unifying force. This typically occurs later in one’s life. It often requires several years of evaluation, reflection and good fortune. Good things happen when this occurs. It appears […]

Imagining an Even More Vibrant Duluth

Duluth’s unique physical beauty and diverse cultural environment create our competitive advantage. Our people work together, with respect for each other, to ensure that development is consistent with Duluth’s character as an urban wilderness. Our community is a welcoming and safe place to live offering high skilled, quality employment. Duluth is a place where every […]

Partnering to Promote Candidate Forum

Three old-timers are partnering to bring a rare event to our beloved community. These old-timers are: the Duluth Playhouse, the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 1914, the Playhouse is one of our nation’s oldest community theaters. Founded in 1869, the Tribune has served as the newspaper of the […]

November - December 2018

Sappi: Diversified Products, Increased Efficiency


“Thank you for all that you do to promote healthy business life”

Lynnette Steen, Lynnette’s Portrait Design