The Holiday Party is here and we can’t wait to celebrate with our Chamber Members! Every year, the Chamber hosts the annual holiday party as a way for members to enjoy each other’s company and solidify the great relationships they have built. This year the party is hosted at Vinocopia. Marion Dauner, Vinocopia’s General Manager, graciously opens her wine tasting room to Chamber members and pours an amazing selection of wine for us to enjoy.
In partnership with the Richfield Liquor Stores, all wines poured at the holiday party are available to Chamber members at a discounted rate; just in time to stock your bar for all the parties you’re throwing and attending this holiday season. We encourage support of our municipal liquor stores because those sales go directly back into our community and help fund our Richfield Parks & Rec department. It’s a very simple way of supporting this community.
The Chamber also supports a local non-profit at the holiday party as well. If you remember last year, we raised money for the Richfield Historical Society. This year, we are honoring the Richfield Circle of Excellence Non-profit of the Year- V.E.A.P.!
We will be accepting perishable food donations as well as a suggested $10 donation at the door.
Did you know that for $78, V.E.A.P. can feed a single person for an entire year!
We also would like to thank our holiday party sponsor, Candee Haagenson with Liberty Mutual. The Chamber has partnered with Ms. Haagenson and designated V.E.A.P. as the charity to give back to this month. So, would you like her to donate $20 to V.E.A.P. for FREE? She will donate $10 for EVERY new quote that is received when you mention V.E.A.P. That means if you elicit a quote for your home AND auto, you will be rewarding $20 to V.E.A.P.! Call Candee Haagenson at 612-486-3348 or send her an email, Candace.Haagenson@libertymutual.com and she will donate $10 for every insurance quote that you request. *some exclusions may apply
We would also like to take a moment to thank Headway Emotional Health for sponsoring the holiday party as well. This time of year is filled with hope and well wishes, but we recognize that it may also be difficult for some. Mental health is an important topic and the Chamber will be offering solutions for our members and their employees in the coming year. In an effort to maintain a positive work environment, businesses must be aware of how stress can affect their employee’s productivity. Headway Emotional Services’ mission is to help you, your children and your family get back on the path toward positive, fulfilling lives. With more than 40 years in operation, Headway’s 200 plus caring staff in Golden Valley, Richfield Brooklyn Center and Hopkins provide comprehensive mental health services, counseling, and educational classes to more than 19,000 families each year. The Chamber will be helping our businesses create a positive work culture in an effort to help our members thrive. We are thrilled to partner with our local member, Headway Emotional Health!
Noteworthy announcements from our Chamber Members:
Havenwood Senior Living is partnering with Seven Hills Preparatory Academy in a holiday card exchange program. If you would like to get in on the action, email Anne@richfieldmnchamber.org so she can connect you!
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!
Dunkin’ Donuts is now open….and there’s a drive thru! If you are treating you company to treats this month, drive thru the local Dunkin’ to pick up a dozen on your way into the office. Did you know they have amazing coffee as well? Go on, treat yourself and your office mates today! Dunkin’ is located on 66th & Penn Ave.
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!