Minnesota Minutes

Sustainability: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce practices what it preaches

Posted on Wed, Jul 1, 2015

By Mike Weitekamp

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq and Securian, is taking its sustainability programs to heart by implementing organics, single stream, and plastic film recycling programs in its St. Paul office.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015

By Todd Vollmers

Many U.S. companies rely on exports and/or imports as an important part of their business. Large companies are often associated with doing business internationally. In fact, small and medium companies represent 97% of the U.S. firms engaged in international trade, even though they account for less than 30% of the total value.

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Tags: legal issues

Minnesota’s Influencers: Shelley Rose, Login, Inc.

Posted on Thu, Jun 11, 2015

What makes a good business leader?

A good business leader is willing to listen, make decisions and learn from mistakes. Leaders should seek continuous personal growth and have a strong desire for lifelong learning.

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Minnesota’s Influencers: Joe Effertz, Black Forest

Posted on Mon, Jun 1, 2015

What makes a good business leader?

Two qualities a business leader needs are vision and emotional Intelligence. Setting the vision allows your team to strive for the ultimate goal. Getting there is the tough part and that is where high emotional intelligence helps smooth the way. If a leader does not exhibit this, then it is difficult to ask the team to demonstrate it.

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Tags: Connect

Legislative countdown: Make your tax priorities known

Posted on Fri, May 8, 2015

Contact your legislators today and make your tax priorities known to ensure Minnesota companies can compete in the global economy. Governor Dayton (DFL), Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL) and House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R) must find a compromise on the FY 2016-17 budget before the Legislature adjourns May 18.

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Earth Day is every day at Andersen Corporation

Posted on Thu, May 7, 2015

Q&A with Eliza Clark, Sustainability Manager

Why do you place a premium on sustainability?

Andersen Corporation lives by our values of excellence, integrity, innovation, partnership and corporate citizenship. By nature, that places a premium on sustainability. Continually striving to improve operations by eliminating waste, optimizing efficiencies and fostering innovation is what’s best for our company, our environment and our community.

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Join Lori & Julia, myTalk 107.1, for Women in Business

Posted on Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Lori & Julia here from myTalk 107.1! We hope to see you for the Minnesota Chamber’s next Women in Business event on April 29. You don’t want to miss it as we mix business and politics over lunch and fun conversation.

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Wrong direction for Minnesota budget policy

Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Governor Mark Dayton has framed the debate for adopting the next two-year budget; it’s the wrong direction for Minnesota budget policy.

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Bring your business to the next level

Posted on Thu, Apr 2, 2015

The Minnesota Chamber is pleased to offer practical training that is guaranteed to bring your business to the next level.

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Connecting employers and veterans at Military Hiring Fair

Posted on Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Join employers and veteran job-seekers at the Military Hiring Fair. It’s a premier opportunity to network and connect with talented individuals who are ready to transition into the civilian workforce. Mark your calendars and register for the event on February 12 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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