Still Plenty to Do in 2018!

Can you believe it is the middle of November already!  As our retailers know, robust consumer spending throughout 2018 suggests that this holiday season is poised for strong retail sales growth across channels. US retail sales are expected to climb 4.1%, while US retail ecommerce spending will rise 16.2%, marking some of the best growth rates in recent years. Is your website ready to handle the traffic? Do you need a quick consult to make sure your ecommerce is up to speed? The Richfield Chamber of Commerce has great members ready to help you! Just ask us for a recommendation.

Find the Best Financial Professionals In Richfield

Now is the time to visit with your financial planner and accountant to make sure that your portfolio and balance sheet is aligned with the most beneficial tax strategies. Not sure who the experts are? Visit the chamber directory and you will find the best financial professionals in Richfield ready to help you.

Don’t Miss Upcoming Events in Richfield

We have always know what a great community Richfield is, and now it’s no wonder everyone else is starting to take notice too! Richfield is undergoing an incredible transformation. The roadways and infrastructure are being updated and development is at an all time high. What does this mean for you? It means there is tremendous economic opportunity knocking on our door. With this opportunity, Richfield is looking for a new City Manager to help manage the process. Long-time City Manager Steve Devich will retire at the end of the month after 38 years of service, and the Council is asking for your input on the next wave of candidates. There will be a special meet and greet of candidates as the field narrows for our next City Manager. Please join us at City Hall this Friday, starting at 5:30pm, to meet the candidates, ask questions and share your thoughts for the future.

Still Time to Protect from Data Breaches

In case you missed the update last week, unauthorized access was identified as the primary type of breach incident, representing 42 percent of the overall number of breaches reported by the Identity Theft Resource Center in October, up 12 percent from September. It’s time to revisit the blog post to see how you can protect yourself and your employees.

Noteworthy Announcements from Richfield Chamber Members

Village Shores is planning a holiday event for the 2nd of December: 1st Annual Tour of Trees
The idea is to have trees decorate the community- Participants will compete to become the Village Shores’ Best Tree of 2018. We will invite people from Richfield and surrounding neighborhoods to tour the trees and vote for their favorite. Our events usually have 300-400 attendees. We will have music, food and drink to celebrate the holiday season. To participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth Rose at: erose@villageshores.com

Made in Minnesota Artisan Market: Anniken Fuller will be selling her laser-cut wooden lanterns, cards and favor boxes at the “Made in Minnesota” Artisan Event at the Bloomington Cowboy Jacks. There will also be:

  • Minnesota Artists Jewelry
  • Woodwork
  • Furniture
  • Signs
  • Art and More!

Enjoy Happy Hour select $2 beers / drinks and 1/2 price select appetizers while shopping for hand-made gifts!  1/2 priced bottles of wine starting at 5 pm

Heroes and Helpers:  The City of Richfield is looking for donations and volunteers to help with this year’s Heroes and Helpers campaign. On December 6, Richfield’s finest with take residents shopping to help assist with the financial burden of the holidays. If you would like to get involved with this great cause, please contact Diana Chaman Salas at DChaman@richfieldmn.gov

Why Join Richfield Chamber of Commerce?

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). If you’re interested in joining the Richfield Chamber of Commerce, you may email Anne at anne@richfieldmnchamber.org.