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Schedule your Grow Visit!

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce has partnered again with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to provide Grow Laurentian Grow Minnesota Visits! This is a Chamber member benefit! What we doThe Laurentian Chamber of Commerce conducts confidential comprehensive one-on-one visits with the owners or managers businesses. We want to understand the needs and concerns of Minnesota businesses…

Sawmill Saloon Renovation Embraces The Range

I was honored that an enthusiastic Jen Zylka (General Manager) and Alissa Horan (Owner) had agreed for Jen to meet with Melissa Cox (Laurentian Chamber CEO/President) and I to give us a tour of the updates and to answer some questions we had about our loyal Chamber member’s 12-day remodeling project. As I entered Sawmill’s…

Mary McReynolds Appointed by Governor Dayton to Membership on the Minnesota State Arts Board

Mary McReynolds has been appointed by Governor Dayton to membership on the Minnesota State Arts Board.  McReynolds’ career in the public sector – at both the state and local level – has spanned four decades.  She has coupled that work with long involvement and leadership in the arts in both professional and volunteer roles including…

Broadband Community Meeting

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee is exploring becoming a Blandin Broadband Community. As part of this, we are looking to bring together leaders from the Quad Cities area to attend a meeting on the steps it takes to apply for this opportunity. The goal would be to expand broadband in the region….

Thank you!

We have appreciated everyone who has supported the Chamber and continued to be a member. We could not do it without the members.

Breakfast Connections

Please join the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce on Valentines Day morning for breakfast hosted by Friends of The Greenhouse and sponsored by Wells Fargo. This networking event is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. It is a great way to start off the day!

Meeting the Members

Our new Chamber CEO/President would like the opportunity to meet with members and the community. Melissa Cox is excited to be a part of the Chamber and advance its mission of “promoting business through education and advocacy to advance the prosperity of the region.” “I am looking forward to being a part of the Chamber…

Partnerships with Mines Contribute, Support Our Culture and Quality of Life

By Jaimie Niska, President Laurentian Chamber of Commerce Mining, for decades, has and continues to be a huge contributor to our Laurentian Chamber community. A report issued last week by the Minnesota Department of Revenue underscored mining’s positive impact on businesses, schools, cities, townships and counties throughout northeastern Minnesota. In 2016, mining pumped more than…