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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 2018) – Peter Diessner has been hired as director of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  He will oversee the financial analysis, due diligence and funding of KAFS’s existing and potential portfolio properties. Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS works closely with Kraus-Anderson Development, building on its growing ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS - Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to give blood donors a chance to win Minnesota Twins tickets! Present to donate at any Memorial Blood Centers blood drive or donor center from May 24 through June 30, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Visit MBC.ORG/TWINSfor details.  Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (5/14/18) — The Leadership Twin Cities program, organized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, celebrated its annual Vision Day and class graduation this past Thursday, May 10.Through Leadership Twin Cities, a 9-month program, the graduates spent one day a month gaining an in-depth understanding of the issues facing the region while also furthering their leadership skills. These ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Bloomington Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2018 - Minneapolis Community and Technical College revealed a new brand identity May 3 signifying the transformations being experienced by the institution as well as its students.   College President Sharon Pierce welcomed guests and introduced the new brand designed to capture the institution’s personality and value to the community. “This new brand strategy packages the ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Lane closure details The Hwy 7 resurfacing project starts today. We will be resurfacing Hwy 7 from Baker Rd. in Minnetonka to Louisiana Ave. in St. Louis Park. The first closure is Wed, May 16. The right turn lane from 5th Ave. in Hopkins to Hwy 7 is closed through August for utility work and reconstruction. Motorists seeking to go right or east on Hwy 7 should proceed to the light and turn ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    2018 lift schedule details We just wanted to remind you that we will resume the revised Stillwater Lift Bridge lift schedule at 8 a.m. on Tue, May 15. The Lift Bridge now will be staffed full time from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight seven days a week and will lift every half hour when boats are present until the end of the year’s schedule, sometime around Oct. 15. MnDOT will respond to special openings ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (May 2018) – Al Gerhardt, president and COO of Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, has been elected to the board of directors of the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), the distinguished national association comprised exclusively of approximately 120 chief executives from the leading design and construction companies doing business in the United States and globally. Working to ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The City of Bloomington is seeking the views of business owners and managers on City services and the economy via The National Business Survey™. The survey is designed to provide a baseline of the relationship between the City government and local businesses in order to gauge perceptions about the local economy and business climate. This is the third year that the City of ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS -   This week, the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Jonathan Weinhagen, is traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers about the importance of federal research funding as part of the national Business for Federal Research Funding (BFRF) Coalition. The BFRF Coalition is a broad-based coalition of more than 75 U.S. chambers of commerce and business ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    Project work updatesWestbound I-94 to Hwy 55 ramp closure begins Wed, May 16Upcoming weekend closure of both directions of I-94 from Hwy 55 to I-35WUpcoming weekend closure of Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. from Dunwoody Blvd. to Oak Grove St.Upcoming weekend restrictions of westbound I-394 from downtown to Hwy 100Additional weekend closures of both directions of I-94: May 18-21 Details for each ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, May 07, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (5/1/18) – Only 38 percent of people in the United States are eligible to give blood. Of that 38 percent, only about 7 percent of people do give blood.  Everyone may need blood one day. Help Memorial Blood Centers collect a stable supply of blood for patients in local hospitals who need it. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need.  Step up ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, May 07, 2018
     The ramp will be closed to single-occupancy vehicles starting today, through mid-June of this year. (It will remain open to busses, carpools and motorcycles). For more information, visit the project website: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/.
    Categories: Transit
    Friday, May 04, 2018
     Now that spring is finally here we’ve made some good progress on I-35 and we’re ready to set up the full traffic configuration between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8. In order to get this done with as little traffic impact as possible we’re going to be working overnight on Sunday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. You should expect northbound I-35 between Hwy 97 and Hwy 8 to be down to one lane while we work to ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS —The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization invites community members to a family-friendly evening of cookies and canoeing on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The third annual Share the River Nordeast event offers visitors the chance to take a free introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River with experienced guides. Attendees can ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (05/01/18) - The 17th worst commute in the country is about to get better thanks to the State’s Corridors of Commerce program. Today, MnDOT awarded $204 million toward I-35W and I-494 improvements across Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. The grant funds will be allocated as detailed below:     $70 Million - Complete Phase 1 of the I-494/I-35W turbine interchange, northbound to ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber, Transit
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (05/01/18) – Marco started a unique program of charitable giving in 2011, donating over $1.6 million ($1,671,097.00) to nonprofits so far. The program began with an intent to create lasting, positive relationships with customers and serve local communities. As part of this charitable initiative, CEO Jeff Gau and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Warrey created the Foundation ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (05/01/18) – Lurie, LLP, a leading Twin Cities public accounting firm, adds Hagen Palen & Co, CPAs, PA (Hagen Palen) effective February 9, 2018 to the Lurie family. “We are excited to welcome the employees, clients and friends of Hagen Palen into our firm,” said Beth Kieffer Leonard, Managing Partner of Lurie. “Over the past 78 years, we have been strategic about our firm’s growth and ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) – Today, George Glover, a doorman at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the first quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an individual ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Project work details Crews are ready to start on the Hwy 47/University Ave. project next week after a short delay for weather. Project work will include making improvements to Hwy 47/University Ave. in northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. Beginning Mon, April 30, Hwy 47/University Ave. will close from Lowry Ave. in Minneapolis to 44th Ave. in Columbia Heights. The work will start at 40th ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/24/18) -- Jamie Engelsma has been named vice president of Kraus-Anderson Financial Services Group, Inc. (KAFS).  Formerly known as Kraus-Anderson Mortgage Company, the newly branded KAFS will continue to work closely with Kraus-Anderson Development and will build on its growing capabilities as a financial services resource for KA and its business partners.  Engelsma has served on ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/23/18) - Minneapolis Community & Technical College launched an innovative option for undecided students called “Exploratory Majors” April 18. Exploratory Majors include a set of courses that count toward multiple degrees or diplomas within a single career cluster. These career clusters are defined through eight Schools within the College based on similar areas of interest, ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (4/19/18) – Students from four Minnesota high schools demonstrated their business acumen and social responsibility at Junior Achievement (JA) of the Upper Midwest’s Company of the Year Competition, held yesterday at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota campus.  This regional competition featured top student-led companies from high schools throughout ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (4/19/18) - Artistry and Bloomington Public Schools (BPS) are among seven teams nationwide selected to join the Washington, D.C.-based John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education, a program designed to develop and expand education partnerships with arts organizations.   The partnership will help foster arts-based learning opportunities for students ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Project work details This project work along Hwy 95 is part of the Upper Loop Trail project, which will be a five-mile trail system connecting Houlton, Wis. and Stillwater, Minn. You should be familiar with this Upper Loop Trail Project, as the new St. Croix Crossing Bridge and the Stillwater Lift Bridge transformation projects are also a part of this.Upcoming closures along Hwy 95 begin April ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (04/16/18) - Minneapolis Community and Technical College will host several events on May 3 to showcase its students’ talents as well as some of the significant transformations that are underway on campus.Brand Launch Showcase The College will reveal its new branding identity at a Brand Launch Showcase at 4:30 pm in the Library Foyer in Wheelock Whitney Hall, 1501 Hennepin Avenue. “The ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – (April 12, 2018) –Mortenson is pleased to announce that Lynn Littlejohn has been promoted to Vice President, Community Affairs and Development. In her role, Littlejohn represents Mortenson in existing and new markets by designing and implementing progressive inclusion and community benefits plans for the employment of women, people of color and other targeted groups, and business ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    We thought you’d like to know about a 2018 road construction project on Hwy 55 from Buffalo to Rockford that is to begin mid-June 2018. To complete the work, Hwy 55 will need to be closed and detoured for up to five weeks. Businesses will always remain accessible.Detour details Hwy 55 between Division St. in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr. in west Rockford will close to through traffic while ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Global architecture firm LEO A DALY is celebrating National Architecture Week 2018 with the release of a new video that explores their company “Why?” The one-minute piece, which was posted today to the company’s Vimeo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook sites, rejects common myths about what motivates architects to transform the built environment, and offers instead a simple, direct ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    (Saint Paul, MN – Mar. 20, 2018) – The Bush Foundation today announced its 2018 Bush Fellows, 24 determined, adaptable leaders who are driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography:  The 2018 Fellows are:     Asad AliweydEden Prairie, MN  Roxanne AndersonMinneapolis, MN  Yende AndersonPlymouth, MN ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul – Minneapolis-Saint Paul business leaders launched an advocacy effort today in support of expanding the region’s arterial rapid bus line (aBRT) system.   Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s first arterial rapid bus line, the A Line, has been a huge success, with ridership growing by more than 30 percent in its first year. The A Line opened in June 2016 and runs along Snelling Avenue ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Snowfall delays traffic switch and lane closures to mid-April Due to the amount of recent snowfall, crews are on hold again before they can start the traffic switch on I-35. As soon as the start date is confirmed, we’ll provide another update with more information in the coming week. Once the crews have completed the switch, likely sometime in mid-April, you can anticipate the following: •   ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (3/28/18) – Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is excited to announce that we will be opening our North Loop location at 304 6th Ave North with classes starting on May 5. We offer a one-of-a-kind comprehensive fitness program that combines fitness kickboxing, strength training, nutrition guidance, and motivating community. Our focus is on your fitness goals and welcome everyone who is ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    On Saturday, April 14 The Works Museum will host their annual Robot Day family event, filling the Museum top to bottom with hands-on robotics activities. Kids and families can explore the Museum together, learning about robotics first-hand through demonstrations and interactive experiences. At Robot Day, kids will also see robotics used in industry and meet middle and high school student robotics ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    The 253 projects, many of which are already underway, will help keep the state’s roads and bridges in good working condition, improve safety for motorists and support thousands of construction jobs across the state. “These projects are critical investments in Minnesota’s aging transportation system,” Zelle said. “We will repave roads, repair and paint bridges, replace culverts and rehabilitate ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    ST. PAUL (03/20/18)– The number one reason eligible blood donors don’t donate is because nobody asked them to.  So we’re asking everyone in our community: will you step up and help save lives?  Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims and ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Project Update Work resumes in April 2018 for the I-94: Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center Project including: Repairs to two highway bridgesPainting of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over I-94 between Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden All work will be completed by the end of summer 2018.BenefitsRestores pavement, provides smoother ride and extends pavement ...read more
    Categories: Transit
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Running Tap’s core business is pretty straightforward. Customers order beer from Twin Cities craft breweries. Running Tap delivers it to their homes. Running Tap launched in 2016 with three breweries: Clockwerks Brewing, Lake Monster Brewing and Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub. Today, the company delivers more than 200 beers from just under two dozen local breweries. Brothers and co-founders ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS — Summit Academy OIC and Atomic Data®, a Minneapolis-based IT as a service company, today announced a new public-private partnership called “Summit Tech” to diversify the region’s information technology workforce and help address workforce shortage issues.  Summit Tech is supported by an investment from Atomic Data and a matching grant of $191,604 provided by the Minnesota Job Skills ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2018) – Today, Maite Kuhns, a corporate trainer/recruiter at Parasole restaurants, has been named the Hospitality Hero award winner for fourth quarter 2017 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. Given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues, the fourth quarter award was presented at the 2018 ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Marco, a leading technology services provider in the United States, announced today that it has purchased Governor Business Solutions. Founded more than 39 years ago and recently awarded HP’s “U.S. Print Hardware Reseller of the Year,” Governor is a leading Managed Print Services (MPS), wide format, copier, barcode and A/V solution provider in Michigan. The company will continue to operate as ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    Meda, the growing counselor and lender that works with minority-owned businesses, has brought in another $1 million in capital to support small-business growth. And Meda CEO Gary Cunningham, about to move from downtown to bigger quarters in north Minneapolis, says he hopes to more than double Meda’s loan fund to $50 million within several years. Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) awarded Meda -- ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    All Seasons Wild Bird Stores of Minnesota was named a Best Birding Retailer Award winner at the 2017 Wild Bird Expo™.  A panel of industry experts and peers picked the All Seasons Wild Bird Store locations as the Best Large Store over 1800 square feet with a Birding Emphasis. Nominees for the awards were submitted by a Candidate Search Committee who were tasked with determining who, in their ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    Normandale Community College Pres. Joyce Ester was one of 35 community college presidents in the country to receive an award from Phi Theta Kappa. The award honors college presidents who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward promoting the goals of PTK. The award is named in honor of the late Shirley B. Gordon, longtime chair of the PTK board of directors and president emeritus of Highline ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Friday, March 02, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (3/2/18) - Wells Fargo Bank received a Champion Award from Avio at the 2018  Annual Meeting. Champion Award winners must be instrumental in advancing Avivo’s mission through their involvement in any one, or all, of the following areas of service: Chemical and Mental Health, Employment Services and/or Career Education.   As a funding partner, Wells Fargo has provided Avivo ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
    Friday, March 02, 2018
    ST. PAUL, Minn. —A new coalition committed to bringing ridesharing to all of Minnesota launched at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday.   “Minnesotans for Ridesharing” includes business organizations, non-profits, restaurants, hospitality venues and individuals who believe the Minnesota legislature should act in 2018 to pass comprehensive statewide legislation. That legislation would help ...read more
    Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Member News, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA, February 13, 2018 — Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) today announced that Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) is one of five recipients of the $5MM NEXT Fund for Innovation (NEXT Fund), a pilot program that builds on ten years of innovation and impact driven by the Wells Fargo NEXT Awards (NEXT Awards) for Opportunity Finance. Developed with support from Wells ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, February 12, 2018
    MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MINN. – On February 7, 2018, during the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was presented the “Best of the Web” award, along with a “Paving Award (non-parking lot)” for their work on the Shakopee Public Schools, Vaughan Field athletic complex. The awards were presented by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine. “It is an honor to be ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — The Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced Friday during the 2018 Annual Meeting that it would be implementing a new look and brand that will govern the work it does for its members and the region. To begin its new era the Minneapolis Regional Chamber created two new logos, which were debuted at the Annual Meeting. The first logo, which features an M composed of green and a ...read more
    Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release


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