Another departure from B’s Blog this week so that your Chamber Team can highlight Small Business Week and our Young Professionals Network. The St. Paul Area Chamber represents the largest and the smallest companies within the region – and country. We care deeply about small business and young professional growth because through both we see the future. Now is the time to invest in each, particularly as we recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. You’ll see more representation for both -- on our board, in our work and at our gatherings -- and we hope to engage you every step of the way.
Last week we joined our partners from the Dakota County, River Heights, and Woodbury Area Chambers for a gathering of Young Professionals from across the East Metro Region at the Minnesota Vikings Museum. As we welcome record numbers to these intentional gatherings at great new places and spaces, we are reminded how important our role is in building a stronger community by connecting people who might not cross paths without the Chamber.
We can’t say it enough -- by making space at the table for new faces and businesses, we are building an economically vibrant, inclusive, and globally competitive region.
If you’re a small business or young professional in the East Metro Region, we’ve got a place for you. We are working together to create casual and easy conversations, and making meeting new people easy, comfortable, and fun!
If you’re a Chamber member, make sure your young professionals know they can take advantage of your Chamber benefits too and encourage them to keep updated by subscribing to our Young Professionals newsletter.
From small business and Young Professional specific events to meeting and connecting a new network at all Chamber events, we’re here to help grow leaders, grow roots to strengthen our community.
We know our network of businesses who come together to collaborate on and promote the interests of their businesses can be an invaluable resource for advice and we look forward to growing these efforts. Watch for new programming like our addition of Golf 101 to our Chamber Golf Classic and other innovative ways to make space at the table.
See more great photos here and please join us at our Home Run Lunch with the Minnesota Twins on May 13 or our next Chamber Connect event.
See you in the trenches,
Your Chamber Team