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Thursday, April 25, 2019
By Kalyn Hove, Vice President, Comcast Business - Twin Cities Region As cloud-computing usage continues to soar, many Twin Cities businesses face a major challenge – updating their 20th century computer networks for today’s 21st century business climate. Whether big data, video or other high-consumption applications, businesses must keep up with increasing bandwidth demands or face the risk of ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (April 23, 2019) – The Opus Group (Opus) welcomed its first residents today to its new four-story, 147-unit senior living development in Minnetonka, Minnesota. In partnership with Ebenezer Management, this new facility offers high-quality services and housing choices for people looking for independent living, assisted living, memory care and even short-term stays.Orchards of Minnetonka ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2019 – Minneapolis College’s 15th Annual Sustainability Fair, sponsored by the Three-Legged Frog Environmental Club, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This event will feature lively discussions with more than 20 environmental organizations tabling at the Fair and fielding questions to provide commentary on key issues. A highlight of the ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Minneapolis (April 23, 2019) – Nominations are open now for the third annual Minnesota Sports Awards, hosted by Sports Minneapolis, and powered by Meet Minneapolis. Sports fans from around the state are encouraged to nominate their favorite athletes and coaches who have demonstrated excellence in their sports and leadership within the community. The deadline for high school and college athlete ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Community engagement is a critical component of equitable development strategies. To better support project teams that are making strides in integrating community voices into their development projects, Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities grant programs award points for robust practices that engage communities with a direct stake in projects.       Community engagement takes time and ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Monday, April 22, 2019
Annapolis Street closure If you are traveling on Annapolis St. between Smith Ave. and Cherokee Heights Blvd. that section of the road will be closed to thru traffic only from Mon, April 22 through late May 2019. Travelers who live along that stretch will be able to access the road to their homes. Construction crews will be completing the following: Resurfacing the roadwayReplacing existing ...read more
Categories: Transit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 16, 2019) – Kraus-Anderson Realty Company & Kraus-Anderson Development Company today announced it has named Peter Diessner as president.  He succeeds Dan Engelsma, who is retiring after 50 years with the company and serving as KA Realty’s president and COO since 2000.  Diessner is the grandson of KA founder Lloyd Engelsma and is part of a third generation of Engelsma ...read more
Categories: Member News, Bloomington Chamber
Friday, April 12, 2019
Highway impacts As construction activities pick-up, we need some short-term and long-term closures that will impact driving on I-35W: Access from NB I-35W to 5th Ave. in downtown will be closed April 15 through September 2019. Crews need to close this access to complete the remainder of the permanent work on the ramp. Drivers will still be able to use NB I-35W to access 11th St./Grant St.SB ...read more
Categories: Transit
Friday, April 12, 2019
Minneapolis, Minn., April 10, 2019 —  Dr. Sharon Pierce, president of Minneapolis College, joined more than 30 business and community college leaders from 12 states in Washington D.C. last week to speak with members of Congress and their staff, urging them to modernize the nation’s higher education system by: Making Pell grants available to high-quality, short-term training programs that prepare ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS - NTH is pleased to announce that Justine Beran recently joined our office as a Project Management Associate. With a background in finance, development, and community lending, Justine brings an informed, thoughtful approach to her work and provides valuable insights to her clients. In addition to her work at NTH, Justine serves on the executive committee of Urban Land Institute ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Construction crews have been working during the overnight hours to set-up a new traffic pattern that moves traffic towards the center median on both northbound and southbound I-35W. This work is anticipated to continue throughout the week and be complete by Sat, April 6. Motorists will continue to have two driving lanes and one MnPASS lane on both NB and SB I-35W.Upcoming overnight lane ...read more
Categories: Transit
Monday, April 01, 2019
Stonebridge Capital Advisor recently held their annual Economic & Market Forum. They recorded the forum so that they could share this information with other business professionals. The video can be found on the News and Articles page here. Stonebridge Economist, Daniel E. Laufenberg, Ph.D., discussed the economy and provide his outlook for 2019. Following Dr. Laufenberg’s update on the economy, ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, March 29, 2019
Nighttime work for pavement removals Residents that live near the Minnesota River Bridge may notice an increase in nighttime noise as crews continue prepping for an early April traffic switch then complete pavement removals on both sides of the river. Right now overnight work is possible from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, Sunday through Thursday, through fall 2019. We will update you if the schedule ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Transit
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Month-long southbound I-35 lane closure begins April 1 Spring is here and we’re ready to begin the final year of construction on I-35 in Lino Lakes, Columbus and Forest Lake. This month, we’ll begin preparation work throughout the project area. Beginning 8 a.m. Mon, April 1, SB I-35 will be reduced to two lanes of traffic between 11th Ave. and just south of Hwy 97 for bridge work. Also, you ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Long-term southbound I-35W lane closure begins April 16 Beginning 8 p.m. Tue, April 16, SB I-35W will be reduced to two lanes between Co. Rd. 96 and Co. Rd. E2 until November 2019.Overnight lane closures through November 2019 Please be aware that additional overnight lane closures may occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on I-35W through November 2019. Overnight lane closures allow crews to do work when ...read more
Categories: Transit
Friday, March 08, 2019
The Metropolitan Council announces the availability of:$7.5 million for LCDA, including up to $500,000 for Pre-Development$5 million for LCDA-TOD, including up to $500,000 for Pre-Development$2.5 million for LHIA$5.9 million for TBRA including up to $250,000 for environmental site investigation$500,000 for TBRA-SEEDProgram Objectives The Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) funds ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, February 28, 2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. (February 2019) – Shamus O’Meara, a partner with O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl and CEO of O&D Group, LLC, and Chris Gibbs, Principal with DLR Group, have launched a new project design providing residential, employment and life-experiences benefitting people with developmental disabilities and others within local communities. Combining many years of design and construction expertise, ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Minneapolis (Feb. 27, 2019) – The Minneapolis Police Department’s First Precinct has been named the “Hospitality Hero” award winner for the fourth quarter of 2018 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given quarterly to a member of the Minneapolis hospitality community who has been nominated by their colleagues. This honor is for an individual or organization that ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, February 15, 2019
Minneapolis (Feb. 15, 2019) – If you’ve never been to an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), now’s your chance. For the first time ever, you can enjoy Movies Under the Domes, powered by Pepsi. One night a month through May, the MCC will show a complimentary feature film in one of the MCC’s auditoriums.  Upcoming films include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Moana,” “Sixteen Candles” and ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Friday, February 08, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (February 2019) – Mortenson Development has hired Chantily Malibago as Director of Real Estate Development and Jaci Obst Bell as Development Executive in its Minneapolis Office.Chantily Malibago Malibago returns to Minnesota after leading the implementation of JLL's transaction management services for Dignity Health, a California non-profit health system with locations in California ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (February 2019) – The Bloomington Chamber is on the move to a new office beginning February 5. The chamber is taking on 2019 with a new location that will support their continued dedication to serving their members and the Bloomington community. The new space will also allow the Bloomington Chamber to help generate economic growth and excitement, particularly in East ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 5, 2019) – The Opus Group (Opus) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Tom Becker to regional vice president of construction and project management. In this role, Tom will manage the Minneapolis and Des Moines construction operations while also providing leadership to a team of project managers working across multiple sectors. Additionally, he will be responsible for ...read more
Categories: Member News, Mpls Regional Chamber
Friday, January 18, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (January 2019) - Recognizing the need for greater education and outreach about the importance of transit and transportation, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced at their 2019 Annual Meeting that Move Minneapolis is merging with the chamber. Move Minneapolis promotes sustainable transportation including transit, carpooling, car-sharing, biking, telecommuting and walking. Through ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Regional Chamber, in partnership with Hennepin County, is connecting businesses and property owners with services aimed at supporting the implementation of organics recycling.   Hennepin County is required by state law to recycle 75 percent of its waste by 2030. To meet this goal, the County Board recently passed revisions to the county’s recycling ordinance ...read more
Categories: Bloomington Chamber, Northeast Mpls Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 2019) – Not content to sit back and chill after one, big, football game, Minneapolis keeps building momentum and enticing more visitors with new hotels, restaurants and major sports news in 2019. In this Meet Minneapolis leisure travel round-up, here’s more of what to look for in the coming year with our Top 9 for 2019.   Minneapolis hosts the 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four: U.S. ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Member News
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS — The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) announced today that it has been awarded $800,000 from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) to address water quality and flooding issues in Northeast Minneapolis. The funds, which come from the state’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, will be used to install a series of stormwater best management ...read more
Categories: Member News, Northeast Mpls Chamber, Mpls Regional Chamber
Thursday, December 06, 2018
MnDOT, in partnership with Hennepin County, will repair the France Ave. Bridge and other infrastructure on France Ave. in Edina starting April 2019. This work consists of repairing the France Ave. Bridge over Hwy 62, pavement resurfacing for a smoother road surface, replace signal system, lengthen acceleration lane on ramp to EB Hwy 62, and sidewalk and accessibility improvements along the France ...read more
Categories: Transit
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS — Results from a statewide poll of Minnesota voters show broad support for expanded and improved public transit. Nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, of all respondents said they would support the State of Minnesota making additional investments in transit, including buses, trains and light rail. A majority of self-identified voters across parties said they back more spending on ...read more
Categories: Mpls Regional Chamber, Press Release, Transit
Friday, September 07, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (9/5/18) — Destination Northeast, an initiative launched by the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber, calls attention to the businesses and cultural assets in Northeast via a new app. This app, available on both Apple and Android, allows visitors and residents to plan their experiences and connect with all that Northeast Minneapolis has to offer. This interactive app highlights restaurants, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber
Monday, July 02, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Regional Chamber President and CEO, Jonathan Weinhagen, has been appointed by Governor Dayton to co-chair the Minnesota Complete Count Committee. The committee will be charged with leading statewide efforts to encourage residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. Other members of the committee include former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Blandin ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Mpls Regional Chamber