Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce History

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce has a rich history. The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce was founded on August 5, 1870.  The Chamber has been moving business forward in our community for over 150 years. Ranked among the largest chambers in the State of Minnesota, the Duluth Area Chamber is a great place to educate, promote, and grow your organization. We currently serve approximately 1000 members, with four members that have been with the chamber for over 100 years.

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MISSION

Serve our members by providing business advocacy, collaborative leadership and member-driven initiatives.

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VISION

Serve as our area’s premier advocate for business by facilitating collaboration that engages leaders from business, government, education, labor and the greater community. Actively create innovative opportunities to advance our members.

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GOALS

Educate members regarding the benefits of their chamber investment and strive for continued membership retention. Serve as a business referral source, advocate, and information center while identifying the needs of our members and using feedback to enrich our programs. Promote economic development.

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2021 Chamber Initiatives

Duluth is a great place to live. Our Chamber is working to ensure it is also a great place to do business.

Each year, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce collaborates with our members and Board of Directors to identify what is consider to be our community’s most critical issues. Together, we distilled this cornucopia of valuable insight into what will serve as the Chamber’s path forward in 2021.  Our focus will be on the priorities listed here, and more. We encourage you to continue reading about these Key Initiatives. We are partnering with organizations and individuals, in a shared effort, to move our beloved community forward. Good things are happening. Follow the link to learn more.

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  • Childcare

  • Housing

  • COVID-19 Recovery

  • Equality of Opportunity

  • Public Services

  • Community Marketing

  • Workforce Development

  • Industry

  • Economic Development

  • Legislative Advocacy

  • Micro Business

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Duluth Chamber Staff

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce employs a team of talented individuals, working hard to bring our member-driven initiatives to fruition. Connect with any one of our staff members to answer your questions and maximize your membership.

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Our Board of Directors

The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of a 22-person group of local business leaders. Board members serve three-year terms and represent a diversified group of professions from various business sectors.

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