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Moving from Employee Connectivity to Employee Belonging

If your company is experiencing challenges in recruitment and retention, you are not alone. Population contributors such as reduced immigration, lower birthrate, and aging Baby Boomers have been for years creating a long-term worker shortage. This national workforce shortage has been accelerated by the pandemic. This article is adapted from a Chamber presentation by

By |2022-01-07T12:53:06-06:00January 7th, 2022|2022, Education, Employers, Leadership, Workforce Development|Comments Off on Moving from Employee Connectivity to Employee Belonging

MN COVID Relief Grants Open Sept 20

Application Portal for the Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants will be open September 20-29, 2021. Main Street COVID Relief Grant Website The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will oversee the Main Street Covid Relief Grants Program approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim

By |2021-09-24T16:20:41-05:00September 10th, 2021|2021, Employers, Legislation, Resources|Comments Off on MN COVID Relief Grants Open Sept 20

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

Chamber President Position Open Through April 30

Now Hiring Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Position: President The Duluth Area Chamber is seeking to hire our next President. If you wish to be a candidate for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Ken Buck at kbconsulting@mchsi.com by April 30, 2021.   The Chamber 2021 Action Plan, Our Path Forward,

By |2021-04-27T11:54:33-05:00April 1st, 2021|2021, Duluth Chamber News, Employers|Comments Off on Chamber President Position Open Through April 30

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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