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Duluth Area Chamber Advocates During 2022 Legislative Session

Together with business and community leaders, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce amplified our efforts at the State Capitol this legislative session. In addition to successful efforts at Duluth and St. Louis County Days at the Capitol, we have taken several additional trips to Saint Paul, joined many virtual meetings, authored several letters of

By |2022-06-02T11:27:34-05:00May 23rd, 2022|2022, Advocacy, Legislation, Resources, Workforce Development|Comments Off on Duluth Area Chamber Advocates During 2022 Legislative Session

Recap: Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol 2022

https://youtu.be/SCWNwNXbDwI   This month, leaders, businesses, and institutions from the City of Duluth and St. Louis County, MN descended on the Minnesota Capitol to advocate for our region with the Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol Days events. It was a powerful couple of days that would not have been possible

By |2022-03-28T08:32:22-05:00March 25th, 2022|2022, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News, Employers, Events, Legislation, Resources, Workforce Development|Comments Off on Recap: Duluth & St. Louis County at the Capitol 2022

Ramping Up Advocacy Efforts in 2022

Duluth and St. Louis County at the Capitol is nearly upon us. At this point, we hope you have had the chance to review the Legislative Priorities Booklet. It details the needs of our region and shares the stories of our community. Further, it is a good opportunity to better understand some of

By |2022-03-07T14:31:49-06:00March 7th, 2022|2022, Advocacy, Duluth Chamber News, Events, Leadership, Legislation|Comments Off on Ramping Up Advocacy Efforts in 2022

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 |2022-02-16T13:49:09-06:00January 11th, 2022|2022, Advocacy, Events, Legislation, Resources|Comments Off on D&SLC: Advancing the Priorities of Northeastern Minnesota in 2022

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

5 Reasons Chamber Membership is a Great Investment for 2021

  150 Years of Moving Business Forward     The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the Twin Ports business community is facing challenging and unprecedented times amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the voice of business since 1870, we are working tirelessly to serve, support, and encourage our member businesses in this period of

By |2021-02-26T08:02:56-06:00December 28th, 2020|Duluth Chamber News, Legislation|0 Comments

Welcome New 2020-21 Board of Directors

  The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes five new members to its esteemed board of directors, as well as a new slate of officers, effective immediately. The transition of board members, effective immediately, finalizes the 22-person board of directors. The Chamber’s board of directors serve three-year terms and represent a diversified group of professions

By |2021-02-26T08:02:56-06:00October 29th, 2020|Duluth Chamber News, Legislation|0 Comments

Circle of Commerce Campaign

Debuting the Circle of Commerce Campaign (October 2020) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape the daily operations of the Twin Ports business landscape, the Duluth Chamber remains steadfast in our mission to provide valuable incentives to our members. We are always looking for talented new members to enrich and diversify our membership base, and

By |2021-02-26T08:02:56-06:00September 28th, 2020|Duluth Chamber News, Legislation|0 Comments

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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