Chamber Update – Meetings, Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreaking Ceremonies – 7.17.18

Welcome to the weekly update!  It might be the middle of July and cabin season, but you wouldn’t know it by all the activities happening with our Chamber members! In addition to our General Member meeting and One More Customer meeting (which are both today!), there are several other great business developments going on in Richfield this week!

Our Richfield Public Schools are having a ribbon cutting ceremony at their Dual Language School on Wednesday, July 18 at 12:30pm to celebrate the completion of their new playground equipment. Did you know that “play” allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we have also partnered with Facebook to bring you the first Community Boost program in Mpls. The workshops are free to attend and there will be social media business training, and networking designed to help boost your career, your business and your community. To learn more and register, click here

If you’ve been to the east end of 66th street, you know that the landscape over there is constantly changing. On Thursday, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony with Kraus-Anderson and Inland Development Partners who have commenced construction on a three-story, 316-unit housing project in Richfield, Minn.  Located near 66th and Cedar Ave., the $53 million Chamberlain apartment complex is the first joint venture between the two companies, which both focus on developing and redeveloping multi-family, office, industrial and retail property. Designed by UrbanWorks Architecture of Minneapolis, the Chamberlain apartment complex consists of six rental buildings – three will be new construction and three others will be renovated.  Of the 316 mixed-income units, 20 percent of the units will be designated as affordable housing.

Now, if that didn’t fill up your schedule, how about a little shopping on Friday at local store Optimism and Integrity (! Visit with Candace, owner of this great boutique gift store and help her celebrate her summer flair sale!  Find gifts from stylish fashion items to great home décor. After visiting the team at Optimism and Integrity, stop by for the ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled Richfield Municipal Liquor Store at 6444 Penn Ave S. We will do a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm, there will be a band, wine and beer samples and some great prizes for you to go home with! Did you know that revenue raised at our Municipal Liquor store goes towards maintaining our City Parks? This is a great way to keep supporting our Richfield Community. If you have any questions about events happening this week, check out the Chamber calendar, or send me an email: I look forward to seeing you this week!