Our commitment to our members is to ensure that business voices are heard in a broad array of policy debates at all levels of government. We actively engage with elected officials, providing them with accurate and trustworthy information, advancing our initiatives, and sharing the employer perspective on policy considerations. We are a non-partisan organization and conduct our interactions to reinforce that position.
2022 Advocacy Areas of Focus
2022 Legislative Priorities
Our Public Affairs team can help your organization with government relations through:
The St. Paul Area Chamber’s Public Affairs team serves as the voice of the region’s business community. We value your input and encourage you to be part of the discussion, as we work to create and sustain a favorable business environment. There are a number of opportunities to engage in the debate as a member of the Chamber:
Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy Committee engages in general public policy issues that affect business in the Saint Paul/East Metro area. The committee provides assistance to the Chamber in identifying the Advocacy Areas of Focus, coordinating local advocacy efforts, discussing issues affecting members and participating in policy-making.
As issues arise, the Public Affairs team hosts meetings with elected officials and policymakers to discuss background and options with Chamber members.
Two signature events of the St. Paul Area Chamber of particular interest to public affairs professionals are the Breakfast with the Mayors (held in January) and the Leaders in Local Government awards (held in September). In addition, the Public Affairs team hosts the annual East Metro Elected Officials Meet and Greet in November.