Business Development Committee

The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, at noon, at the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce office.

The Business Development Committee routinely discusses topics that affect the businesses (large and small) within the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce community and determines how they can be better advocates for change (and continued business development) within our region.

The Business Committee works on developing projects (like our Laurentian Chamber Business Portfolio) that serve as conduits of information for businesses and individuals looking to expand or relocate to the region, as well as help the chamber survey the business community (and better determine our business community’s needs) through the Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota program, as needed.

2018 Business Committee Members

  • John Ward, Chair, Joy Global
  • Linda Scott, Chair – Up North Title
  • Joe Guertin – Community Member
  • Shelley Holmes – Lotus Corporation/Katherine’s House
  • Jamie Lindseth – Range Reliable Insurance
  • Nicholas Mathiowetz – Northridge Community Credit Union
  • Betsy Olivanti – UMD Center for Economic Development
  • Bill Aho – Super 8/AmericInn
  • Glenn Patrick – GAP Engineering
  • Steve Peterson  – Entrepreneur Fund
  • Tom Dean – Edward Jones
  • Jon Hoel – Miners National Bank
  • Jamie Lindseth – Range Reliable Insurance
  • Terri Nystrom – Essentia Health