We have been asking for your feedback and appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us. What we’ve heard, loud and clear, is that members appreciate the Duluth Area Chamber’s work around public policy and advocacy and want to see even more of it. That’s exactly what we plan to do and have already started.
That is why Chamber President Matt Baumgartner has brought back to the policy position, which had been vacant for the past few years. That role is now coupled with the new Duluth Chamber Foundation which gives the Chamber, and its members, a vehicle to help fund several key initiatives including policy-based advocacy. I am honored to now be serving as Vice President of Strategy and Policy for the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the new Duluth Chamber Foundation.
I look forward to working with you and will occasionally send policy and advocacy related updates, like this, to help keep members informed of the work we are doing around policy and ask for your input and insights. You are also always welcome to contact me directly anytime, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, concerns or just wish to discuss policy related topics and how the Duluth Chamber may be able to be of assistance.
Below is some of the work we’ve been engaged in this past month: