Join Us at the State of Community


Greetings chamber members and community friends!

You are invited to attend a very special State of the Community event on February 20. Hear presentations from Mayor Regan Gonzalez, Superintendent Unowsky, Chamber President Schultz and Richfield Foundation President Hvizdos on what to expect for the year ahead. Be inspired and leave knowing how you can make an impact to help your community thrive!

Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Richfield Middle School Auditorium
7461 Oliver Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423

 

Weekly Update 1.30.19

Here are the current development opportunities and statistics for the city of Richfield. This includes demographics and trends based on the growing population/household numbers, income and rate of employment. As well as the areas of opportunity, roles the city is responsible for and keys to a successful development project.


 

Fun Fact: Joining your local chamber can positively affect other organizations’ perceptions of your business, and also the views of consumers. Statistics show that 63% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a chamber of commerce member, and 44% are likely to view those businesses more favorably (Source: American Business Magazine).

   

 

Is there a topic you are interested in? Chances are there is a group or program within our community working on it. Check-in with the Chamber and we will help connect you to the resources you need. The Richfield Chamber’s mission is to connect businesses for a prosperous community. If you are interested in being a part of that, reach out and get involved today, we’d love to have you!

Weekly Update 1.25.19

 

Does your company have a Director of First Impressions? Or a Chief Motivating Officer? This week’s One More Customer series discussed company sales and how it relates to leadership creating a positive business culture. Something to consider, do you have someone “working the front desk?” Or do you have a Director of First Impressions? If you have a Director of First Impressions, then you have set a very clear expectation and empowered your employee to elevate their approach. The position hasn’t changed, but your employee’s perceived value has and that leads to higher productivity.
Coming up next week, we are excited for our first General Member Meeting of the year. The topic will be economic development in Richfield. This will be a great meeting to attend and learn valuable information on what to expect around the community this year and in the future. Please make sure to register ahead of time!

Looking ahead to the first 6 months, you can expect February’s Member Meeting to be our State of the City- now renamed State of the Community. March will host our annual Richfield Circle of Excellence Awards ceremony at Best Buy. Stay tuned to find out who will be honored as the best of Richfield business community. March also kicks off our first B.E.E.R. meeting of the year. This year’s topic will be all about Leadership. April we will dive back into marketing and how to navigate the world of pay-per-click. May will be focusing on employee mental health in the workplace and what you can do to help your employees manage stress and perform at their peak. In June, we will host the B.E.E.R. meeting and have a very exciting speaker in store! 2019 will be our best year yet and we are looking forward to elevating all of our members!

 


Noteworthy announcements from our Members

Congratulations to our local gift shop Optimism IC! Great write-up in the Sun Current!

Congratulations to Xcel Energy for being recognized by the Forbes Global 2000 list of world’s best employers for the second year in a row! Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world!

Organics will be mandatory for some businesses in 2020. There will be an informational breakfast discussing the topic on March 18. Check out the Chamber calendar for details.

Richfield Ward 3 Special Election will take place on February 12. Come meet the candidates at the February 6 Coffee with the President meeting.


Fun Fact: Joining your local chamber can positively affect other organizations’ perceptions of your business, and also the views of consumers. Statistics show that 63% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a chamber of commerce member, and 44% are likely to view those businesses more favorably (Source: American Business Magazine).

   
 

Is there a topic you are interested in? Chances are there is a group or program within our community working on it. Check-in with the Chamber and we will help connect you to the resources you need. The Richfield Chamber’s mission is to connect businesses for a prosperous community. If you are interested in being a part of that, reach out and get involved today, we’d love to have you!

 

Weekly Update 1.14.19

 

The Chamber will be hosting the first economic development meeting of 2019 on January 29. More Details

At this meeting, you can expect to hear from City leaders about key areas for development and the type of development we would like to attract. As you know, Richfield has been experiencing a development boom over the last couple years and we want to make sure that we stay on track for a comprehensive plan that works to better our business areas and our residential areas. If you are curious about development in Richfield, this is a must attend event.

As part of our evolution as a city, Richfield is a member of MN GreenStep Cities (link: https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/ ) a state program that helps cities achieve sustainability goals. Alongside this initiative, recent Hennepin County business ordinances have underlined the importance of understanding and reducing energy consumption and waste production.

There are several programs in Minnesota that specialize in energy conservation and sustainable business practices.  Richfield wants to connect those partners with local businesses in our ongoing efforts to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Various local organizations provide loans, grants, audits, and consulting services, as well as training and implementation assistance – predominantly for free.

Check out the sustainable business development assistance tools here: http://www.richfieldmn.gov/departments/community-development/economic-development/sustainable-business-development-assistance-tools

If you have questions or want to know more, please contact each resource through their website or Richfield’s GreenCorps member, Rachel Lindholm at (612) 861-9188.

 


Noteworthy announcements from our Chamber Members:

Congratulations to Xcel Energy for being recognized by the Forbes Global 2000 list of world’s best employers for the second year in a row! Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world!


Fun Fact: Joining your local chamber can positively affect other organizations’ perceptions of your business, and also the views of consumers. Statistics show that 63% of consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a chamber of commerce member, and 44% are likely to view those businesses more favorably (Source: American Business Magazine).

 

Is there a topic you are interested in? Chances are there is a group or program within our community working on it. Check-in with the Chamber and we will help connect you to the resources you need. The Richfield Chamber’s mission is to connect businesses for a prosperous community. If you are interested in being a part of that, reach out and get involved today, we’d love to have you!

 

 

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