It’s been a couple weeks since my last blog. I’ve missed you!
Our team is growing, and the beautiful new faces have given me pause to reflect on how best to engage them – and our entire team. Maybe you’re in a similar spot? The next generation of leaders is here, among us; how are we helping them plug in? I’ve been thinking about this whole idea of “passing the torch,” training up leaders and investing in their future. To add to the challenge, most of us are in some kind of hybrid work environment, making natural connections harder to develop. As a Chamber we’re actively wrestling with this, working hard to ensure our programming and resources provide what you and your team members need to build a strong future.
We’ve got free networking “Chamber Connect” events, to bring you all together. Our Young Professionals events are intended to stretch across the East Metro. We’re investing in a Career Connect Day on October 18 to reach into the high schools with your career opportunities; more on that soon. And there’s even more: we want to be a resource for both career and personal development. Consider our equity leadership series, business education training, and recognition celebrations like our upcoming Foundation Luncheon (on July 19). We exist because of and for you; please let us know what else you may need to best serve your team members.
The Minneapolis Fed also is seeking your input: they are partnering across the Ninth District to get your insights and feedback on current business conditions. Please take this 5-minute survey to help Minneapolis Fed President
Neel Kashkari and other leaders assess real-time business conditions in the region. Results will be shared with you once the survey is closed. All responses are anonymous.
And one final note: in case you’d like to watch an interview I was a part of, on “Paving the way for equitable growth and strengthening economic competitiveness”!
See you in the trenches.
Election season is ramping up. Be sure to reference our East Metro Voter Guide to learn more about your candidates!
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