Summer 2020 -
Volume 21 - Issue 3 : St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
July - August - September
Welcome to our newest
between April 1 - June 30.
the Chamber! We're excited to get
to know your employees and help you reach your personal and professional
goals. Each Membership Matters newsletter is designed to keep you up-to-date
on trainings, special events, and ways to benefit from your Chamber
Chamber Open Golf Tournament
Your membership works for you, even when you
can't get out of the office.
Armchair benefits: Benefits
that work on your behalf when you're in the office. Chamber members can
utilize both our website and Facebook page to promote their company, services
and products, and job openings.
View a full list of member benefits
IN DETAIL: Networking Opportunities
grows your employees, company, partnerships and personal relationships. The
Chamber offers a wide variety of networking opportunities to fit every busy
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events may be offered as Zoom meetings.
Watch your email and newsletters for details.
Here are some of our
most popular programs:
*Chamber Connection: Every Friday
morning from 7:30 - 9 a.m., 75 - 150+ Chamber members and guests gather at a
new location around town for an organized but high energy networking
experience. Each event features a host presentation, breakfast snacks,
individual introductions, announcements, testimonials, plenty of coffee, and
more - all for the low entry fee of $1 and a business card!
*Business After Hours: No RSVP is needed to attend this event; show up as your
schedule allows between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.! Each event is held at a different
host location and is free to attend. With no scheduled agenda, attendees have
a great opportunity to meet the host employees, learn about their company,
enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and network with 50 - 100+ other business
*In 2020/2021, events will be held both in person and virtually
via Zoom. Be sure to visit our website weekly to check the location!
Celebration: A night dedicated to
celebrating our out-going volunteer committee and board of director chairs,
the leaders behind many of our Chamber events and programs! Join us the first
week of October for a fun, relaxed social event with a short program, awards
ceremony, networking, grand hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
View the full list of networking opportunities online!
Opportunities for you:
As mentioned above, much of our Chamber programming is led, coordinated and
directed by volunteer committee members. This is a great way to get involved
in events that support your interests and the community. Commitment
lengths range from 6 months - 3 years. The Chamber features 16
committees, all waiting to meet you!
Learn about more about
We're here to answer your questions!
Meet our 5-Star Chamber staff
July - August - September 2020
Featured Contact Information:
Each Chamber program
committee has a staff
View our staff contact list online!
Highlighted Training & Program
Engage with other
business leaders, owners and executives in the St. Cloud Area.
Whether you are seeking a relaxed networking opportunity or private, open and
frank small group discussion, the Chamber has an option to fit you and your
growing business needs!
NEXT - Chamber's
Emerging Leaders fosters professional and personal development and networking
opportunities for upcoming leaders in Central Minnesota. If you identify as
an emerging leader and want to grow in a fun, welcoming and challenging
environment, then NEXT may be right for you!
You're a busy
professional, but you still want to keep growing. Join us for a quick
one-hour educational Lunchtime Learning class! For only $20, meet us the
first Wednesday of each month (September - June) from 12 - 1 p.m. at the
Chamber office for lunch and a presentation. Topics change annually.
What does a 5-Star Accreditation mean,
and why does it matter?
restrictions and waivers may be in place for some events. Review information
on the website or call the Chamber with any questions.
Membership Matters is published quarterly by the St. Cloud Area
Chamber of Commerce. For subscriptions or change of address, contact us at
(320) 251-2940, 1411 W St. Germain Street, Ste 101, PO Box 487, St. Cloud, MN
56302-0487, email: information@StCloudAreaChamber.com, or visit our website: StCloudAreaChamber.com. We welcome your
questions or comments. Teresa Bohnen, president; Gail Ivers, vice president;
Kelti Lorence, editor.
The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce is the
premier representative of the business community. Supported and led by
members and a professional staff, we create, enhance and support a healthy
business environment for our members. As a regional organization of diverse
businesses, we increase business contacts, enhance professional development
and provide leadership and information on local and state business issues. To
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Vicki at 656-3822