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Session Concludes, Work Still to be Done

Session Concludes, Work Still to be Done

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Our Chamber has worked closely every week since early January in assisting the MN Chamber with issues and at the Capitol for your concerns. It will now go to a SPECIAL SESSION in early June. In addition, yesterday the Mayor and us discussed another concern in addition to these issues. There was very few bonding […]

Digital Resources Center: Industry-Specific Guidance for Reopening

Digital Resources Center: Industry-Specific Guidance for Reopening

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a Digital Resources Center that provides the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. These guidelines are very specific so check out your industry to see what changes will need to […]

CITY APPROVES APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER’S REQUEST FOR ORDINANCE RELAXATION FOR EXPANDED OUTDOOR SERVICE AREAS

CITY APPROVES APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER’S REQUEST FOR ORDINANCE RELAXATION FOR EXPANDED OUTDOOR SERVICE AREAS

NOTE: After Apple Valley Chamber had several meetings with the City to appeal for OUTDOOR ORDINANCE flexibility, we are pleased to announce that City Council approved our requests last night. The City Administrator wrote to us last night: “Mayor Mary and I talked this afternoon about the Temporary Outdoor Customer Service Areas opportunity you shared. We agree […]

Gathering at Warners’ Stellian at 6:50 am Including Korean War Veterans

Gathering at Warners’ Stellian at 6:50 am Including Korean War Veterans

When Jodi Kurtz, WARNERS’ STELLIAN Store Manager, Past Chamber Chair and present City Planning Commissioner came to work at 6:50 today, she had a crowd including Korean War Veterans. They said they used to always meet at McDonald’s everyday but since they can’t, they hoped they could meet at WARNERS’ STELLIAN NEXT DOOR, Jodi said “Of […]

Guidelines for Retailers Preparing to Re-Open

Guidelines for Retailers Preparing to Re-Open

In good news for consumers and retailers, retail stores including stores and malls/shopping centers can re-open to guests on May 18 following Governor Walz issuance of Executive Order 20-56 May 13. The Minnesota Retailers Association worked with DEED Commissioner Steve Grove and a retail roundtable workgroup (representing retailers, chambers of commerce, associations, and other stakeholders) on re-open […]

DEED Call Notes 5/14/2020

DEED Call Notes 5/14/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: This is much clearer clarification to the Governor’s EO last night allowing more to open. Here is quick Table of Contents to quickly know what applies to your business. QUICK SUMMARY (Details below) GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REOPENING MOST OF ECONOMY —Keep working at home —Protect workers from retaliation, let wear own PPE —Extends […]

Update Your Google Business Profile

Update Your Google Business Profile

If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers. You can provide updates about your business to customers such as: Your adjusted hours of operation, for instance if you close early. If your business services are experiencing delays. Extra services you are […]

MN Chamber Will Help You Develop Your “Return to Work” Plan

MN Chamber Will Help You Develop Your “Return to Work” Plan

Whether they have remained open throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, or they are now preparing to open their doors once again, businesses throughout Minnesota are adjusting their practices and workspaces to mitigate health risks and boost consumer confidence. The Grow Minnesota! Partnership team at the Minnesota Chamber is here to help your business. Our team has […]