Category Archives: News

Grow MN! Partnership Update: Minimum-wage Increases for 2019

Grow Minnesota!® Partnership: For your information. Please be aware of the Minimum wage increases that will go into effect in 2019. Share this information with your local businesses. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the 2019 Minnesota Chamber Session Priorities event on January 9th and at the MCCE Annual Meeting January 10th -11th […]

Chamber Update – 4.12.2018

Greeting Chamber Members! We have had great member engagement first quarter and I encourage you to keep your momentum going as the snow melts and second quarter is underway. Our strength as a Chamber is making connections to each other. Our next opportunity to connect is at the April Member Meeting on Tuesday, April 17. […]

Workforce Development Initiative

Need​ ​a​ ​Career?​ ​Consider​ ​the​ ​Trades. When​ ​the​ ​unemployment​ ​rate​ ​is​ ​almost​ ​twice​ ​as​ ​high​ ​for​ ​those​ ​without​ ​a​ ​college​ ​degree​ ​than those​ ​who​ ​possess​ ​a​ ​bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​or​ ​higher,​ ​it​ ​might​ ​seem​ ​like​ ​higher​ ​education​ ​is​ ​the answer.​ ​However,​ ​while​ ​many​ ​non-degreed​ ​jobs​ ​offer​ ​little​ ​job​ ​security​ ​and​ ​low​ ​pay,​ ​particularly those​ ​in​ ​the​ […]

Minnesota to Increase Minimum Wage

The Legislature approved the increase last week which raises the minimum age above the Federal level. Companies with gross sales of at least $500,000 must pay employees at least $8 per hour starting in August 2014, $9 in August 2015 and $9.50 by August 2016.