Weekly Update 2.26.19

Richfield Honda

Well if I told you there was more snow in the forecast for this week, would you rejoice or cry? We had to postpone the State of the Community last week due to another winter storm. We moved it all the way to April 11 and let’s keep our fingers, toes and everything else crossed that the snow will be a distant memory by then. If you’re tired of clearing the snow, we’ve got several Chamber members who will gladly do it for you. Check out our list of landscapers to find a ground maintenance crew to do the heavy lifting.

If you are going through withdrawal because you didn’t get to see all your favorite chamber peers last week, your next chance is coming up. Our annual Richfield Circle of Excellence Awards ceremony is coming up next week! Join us at Best Buy Headquarters to see who will be awarded the best of Business in Richfield. There are seven awards being given this year. Each recipient was nominated by a Chamber peer, and then vetted by the Circle of Excellence Committee to bring you the very best of the best!

In local news,  Council Member Ben Whalen will be sworn in at the council meeting tonight, 7pm at Richfield Municipal Center. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Our Richfield Public Schools are seeking the expertise of our business leaders to advise on their current curriculum. The Business & Technology Department wants to make sure what is being taught in the classroom, is what we are practicing in our day to day business practices. Are you knowledgeable in Marketing, Sales, Management, Accounting & Finance, Website & Graphic Design and Programming? If this is your area of expertise and you are ready to give back, please reach out to Matthew Caruso at Richfield High School and let him know you’re interested. The committee will meet every other month, in the evening. matthew.caruso@rpsmn.org

Member Announcements:

  • Commuter Services serves Richfield employers, commuters and residents by offering free resources to encourage sustainable transportation (transit, carpool, bicycle).  Visit our booth at the State of the Community, or online at www.494corridor.org
  • Don’t miss the ANNUAL WELLNESS EXPO!  A free community event for all ages. Saturday, April 13th at Richfield High School, 9am-12pm. Exhibitor applications are now being accepted. For information, please contact Carol McNaughton-Commers, c.mcnaughton-commers@rpsmn.org
  • Organics will be mandatory for some businesses in 2020. There will be an informational breakfast discussing the topic on March 18. Check out the Chamber calendar for details
  • Congratulations to our local gift shop Optimism IC! Great write-up in the Sun Current!

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!

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