Ladies Night Out COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Ladies Night Out 2021 Updated 2/23/2021 Ladies Night Out Overview Executive Order 20-40, issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 23, 2020, requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency establish a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.” Ladies Night Out is to be held at the Sawmill Saloon & Grill and Fortune Bay…

If mining companies can meet Minnesota’s stringent standards, they should go forward

As a chamber of commerce, we know our community can only survive and thrive if we have a strong local economy. Living wage jobs help stabilize families, allow people to volunteer in the community and donate to local causes, and keep our area strong. Laurentian Chamber of Commerce Erik Holmstrom For more than 100 years,…

Ribbon Cutting at The Sugar Shack

Today the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Sugar Shack to the chamber family with a ribbon cutting at their location inside Uptown Virginia.  The Sugar Shack is a family owned bakery that serves delicious cupcakes, decadent caramel and cinnamon rolls as well as a full line of cakes for special events like weddings, graduations,…

Support Local Business

As the COVID-19 pandemic and ever-changing regulations impact our all of our lives, our business community needs your support now more than ever. There are many ways you can continue to safely shop and support our local businesses and nonprofits! Shop local first Our local businesses often do not have the same resources that larger…

Extended Shop Small Saturday

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the neighborhood champion for Small Business Saturday in our region.  2020 has been a terrible year for all of us, and our small businesses, bars and restaurants have been hit especially hard.  To combat this and to bring additional help to our small businesses we are…

Monsters Ink Ribbon Cutting

Today the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce was proud to cut a ribbon to celebrate Monsters Ink’s new location in the Plaza 53 mall in Mountain Iron.  Monsters Ink is a custom clothing shop that offers custom screen printing, embroidery and vinyl designs. Their newly renovated space is beautiful and provides ample space to display their…

October Lunch and Learn

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce held our inaugural Lunch N Learn of 2020 today at the Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant.  We were excited to have Justin Terch, a human resources expert and principle at Terch & Associates, talk about the federal COVID rules for paid employee leave. This issue is especially relevant locally now that…

Local Businesses Express The Problems They Face Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Laurentian Chamber of Commerce Board Member Dave Lislegard arranged for Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove to come to Eggy’s Red Garter Lounge in Eveleth to hear how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted their businesses.  Chamber members John Snidarich of the Village Inn, Marci Knight of American Bank and Jonathan…

8th Congressional District Virtual Forum

The Laurentian, Grand Rapids, Chisholm and Hibbing Chambers of Commerce worked together to hold a virtual forum between Congressman Pete Stauber and Quinn Nystrom on Monday, September 28. The event was moderated by Steve Potts from Hibbing Community College and streamed online via Facebook Live and Zoom. Please click here to view an archived version: …

Breakfast Connections at Marquette Catholic School

Thank you Principal Lisa Kvas and Marquette Catholic School for hosting breakfast connections in September.  Those attending got to enjoy some wonderful bakery items, meet new people and get a tour of the exciting things happening at Marquette.  This year, Marquette Catholic School expanded to include a 7th grade class.  They expect to continue on…