Member Engagement is Up!

Welcome to May! While the weather may be keeping us guessing as to the season, the calendar says we are well into 2nd quarter! We have had tremendous growth this year in terms of member engagement. We celebrated Nic Romero, with Arazon Financial Group, and his Small Business of the Year achievement at the Mpls/Airport Hilton. There were over 50 members in attendance.

We also celebrated our relationship with Holy Angles and Richfield Senior High School. Each year, Bernie’s Montessori & Preschool and Richfield Bloomington Honda award scholarships to two outstanding seniors. We are proud that our business community supports our future leaders through these continuing relationships.

I was fortunate to attend Senator Franken’s Advancing Career Pathway’s Summit in April and am excited about the prospect of further developing the relationship our business community has with our community schools. If you would like to be a part of this process, please reach out to me and let me know.

Looking ahead we have a busy month. Tomorrow (May 3) I will be hosting Coffee with the President at the Chamber office. These meetings are designed to be an informal way to share ideas and discuss current business trends with your Chamber peers. On Wednesday, May 17 we will be hosting B.E.E.R. Please make sure you register early as space will be limited. B.E.E.R. meetings are a great way for you to make new connections with business leaders from other Chambers.

Finally, our member Happy Hour this month will be hosted by Patrick Nau at his photography studio and all are welcome to attend- even your furry friends! I look forward to seeing you at a Chamber meeting this month!