Statement from Minneapolis Regional Chamber President Jonathan Weinhagen on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

Minneapolis — The following is a statement from Minneapolis Regional Chamber President & CEO Jonathan Weinhagen on the verdict in the Derek Chavin trial:

First and foremost it is my hope that the jury’s decision will give George Floyd’s family some small measure of peace and will cause us all to look inside and consider how we treat each other. We must value every human life, encourage greater respect toward one another, and call out and eliminate racist violence and other acts of harm. We must continue to work toward a more just and civil world.

“Over the past 11 months, the world has seen both the worst and the best of Minneapolis-St. Paul. We have grieved, protested, spoken out, and pledged to do better. It is the duty of all of us who live and work here to uphold and honor the memory of George Floyd. The Minneapolis Regional Chamber and our area’s business leaders are committed to working for sustainable change.


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The Minneapolis Regional Chamber engages with members to advocate for a positive business environment, enhance economic prosperity and build partnerships that help to advance our region’s interests.

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We seek to build a high-quality, globally competitive and thriving region where businesses flourish, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed through economic opportunity and jobs.