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  • Committees

  • Agribusiness Agribusiness

    Agribusiness

    An extension of our public policy efforts, the Agribusiness committee serves as a collective voice of businesses and leaders representing agriculture as a key industry in the Red River Valley, advocating at all levels of government and spreading awareness of its impact throughout the region.

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    Committee Committee

    Chair: Roger Reierson, Flint Group

    Staff support: Katie Mastel, Public Policy Coordinator

    Meeting time: 8 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month

     


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  • Ambassadors Ambassadors

    Member Relations

    The member retention arm of The Chamber, these ambassadors assist with recruitment and retention of member businesses, assist with special events and help retain members through personal contact, information, encouragement and support.

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    Committee Committee

    Chair: Scott Berg, US Bank

    Staff support: Mickayla Thompson, Member Relations Coordinator

    Meeting time: Noon, the first Wednesday of the month


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  • Ambassadors Ambassadors

    Public Relations

    The public relations arm of The Chamber, Public Relations Ambassadors provide groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new and expanding businesses, assist with recruitment and retention of Chamber member firms and assist with special events.

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    Committee Committee

    Chair: Jessica Broers, Bremer Bank

    Staff support: Mickayla Thompson, Member Relations Coordinator

    Meeting time: Noon, the third Wednesday of the month


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  • Business Training Business Training

    Business Training

    Plans and coordinates a monthly event series for Chamber members to enhance the success of our community’s businesses through a variety of targeted, practical and cost-effective training opportunities.

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    Committee Committee


    Chair: Corey Holen, Preference Employment Solutions

    Staff Support: Bobbi Jo Rehder, Events Coordinator

    Meeting time: Noon the fourth Wednesday of each month

     


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  • Education Education

    Education

    This committee is focused on bringing education and business together in collaboration as we seek to address the workforce needs of our community and region and set out to accomplish goals that will benefit both the business and education sectors.

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    Committee Committee

     

    Chairs: Anne Blackhurst, MSUM; Louise Dardis, retired superintendent

    Staff support: Katie Ralston, Education Initiative & YEA! Manager

    Meeting time: 7:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month


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  • Leadership Leadership

    Leadership

    Plans and conducts an annual leadership program that provides participants an opportunity to develop or enhance their personal leadership skills, network with business and community leaders and learn more about themselves, The Chamber, their community and servant leadership concepts.

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    Committee Committee


    Chair: Erica Johnsrud, Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Staff support: Alyssa Ralston, Professional Development Coordinator

    Meeting time: 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month


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  • Military Affairs Military Affairs


     

    Military Affairs

    Fosters support for the men and women of our military, plans activities to raise awareness for the work that they do and has a keen eye on advancing public policies that advance our region’s military units.

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    Committee Committee

    Chair: Brian Shawn, Midco

    Staff support: Katie Mastel, Public Policy Coordinator

    Meeting time: 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month


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  • Professionals of Color Professionals of Color

    Professionals of Color

    Provides program direction and coordinates events and activities that engage and develop our region’s diverse professionals.

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    Chair: Trevor Mathew, Choice Bank

    Staff support: Alyssa Ralston, Professional Development Coordinator


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  • Public Policy Public Policy

    Public Policy

    The advocacy arm of The Chamber, committed to preserving the integrity of the business climate by advancing sound policies and a stable regulatory environment for the business community to thrive.

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    Committee Committee


    Chair:
     Tim Flakoll, Tri-College University


    Staff support: Katie Mastel, Public Policy Coordinator

    Meeting time: 8 a.m. the second Thursday of each month


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  • Women Connect Women Connect

    Women Connect

    Plans, schedules and coordinates the program aimed at enhancing a woman’s professional and personal life by giving them the tools and resources to utilize at work and at home, as well as a network of other professional women.

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    Committee Committee


    Chair: Katie Hutton, Eide Bailly LLP

    Staff Support: Bobbi Jo Rehder, Events Coordinator

    Meeting time: 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month


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  • Young Professionals Network Young Professionals Network

    Young Professionals Network

    Plans, schedules and coordinates quality, cost-effective training programs and networking events that enhance the personal and professional development of young professionals and helps connect them to The Chamber, community and each other.

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    Committee Committee


    Chair: Danne Doering, Choice Bank

    Staff support: Alyssa Ralston, Professional Development Coordinator

    Meeting time: 11:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month