Weekly Update 3.6.19

Richfield Honda


Welcome March!

I’ve got good news to share: The official start of Spring is only 14 days from today! Let’s take a page from our friends at the Richfield Optimists Club and be optimistic about that! Other great news, the U.S. services sector (home to banking, restaurants, and more) grew at its fastest rate in three months in February. Plus, new home sales in December increased 3.7% from a month earlier. Now, if the snow doesn’t melt by Spring, at least we can be optimistic that for the first quarter of 2019, business is good! We had a wonderful group stop by Coffee with the President this morning at Village Shores and there was much discussion centered around how to give the perfect “pitch.” How is your company elevator speech? Does it capture the audience? Or could it use a little fine-tuning? We will be kicking off the first “Perfect Pitch” happy hour in April. I have to give a special shout-out to Elizabeth at Village Shores, Simon at StoneBridge Chiropractic and Bethany at Fraser, for brainstorming the idea. Our monthly coffee meetings never disappoint for robust business discussions.

Tomorrow is the Richfield Circle of Excellence Awards ceremony and we are excited to be honoring some very special businesses this year. The Circle of Excellence Award is our way of acknowledging members of our community who have excelled in their fields. Each recipient will earn special Chamber perks throughout the year. So, do you want to know who the big winner will be? Join 75 of your Chamber friends tomorrow to hear it live! Register here


Member Announcements:

  • 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
  • Learn How to Give Back to Richfield Public Schools! – Read More

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!