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Join a Committee

Chamber committees are a great way to take your involvement with the chamber to the next level. Opportunities and time commitments vary by committee.

Chamber Ambassadors

Through new member visits, ribbon cuttings and serving as greeters, ambassador support member attraction and retention at chamber events. Membership on this committee is open to Bloomington, Northeast Minneapolis, and Minneapolis chamber members. Space to serve on the committee is limited. For more information, contact Brent Pavia: bpavia@mplschamber.com.

DRIVE Emerging Leaders

DRIVE – Developing & Retaining Individuals with Vision & Energy – is one of the premiere groups for young professionals in the MSP region. DRIVE has been a MPLS Regional Chamber program for the last 13 years as part of its investment in the regional workforce.

The current DRIVE board represents a cross-section of all MSP industries including law, hospitality, finance and the non-profit sector. These individuals are dedicated to the future of the region and guide the DRIVE program content, ensuring that attendees have a valuable experience. This committee meets four times a year and is actively engaged in event programming. For more information, contact Ashley Ibach: aibach@mplschamber.com.

Public Policy Committees

There are three public policy committees open to all those who are interested. The committees each focus on a specific advocacy priority of the chamber: housing, workforce development and transit. The groups meet once a month to discuss these issues facing our region and potential solutions. For more information, contact Sean Broom: sbroom@mplschamber.com.

Minnesota Keystone Program

The Minnesota Keystone Program celebrates local companies that give back to their communities. This committee assists in the marketing and promotion of Minnesota Keystone throughout the year and helps plan the annual Minnesota Keystone Celebration Luncheon in December. For more information, contact Cheri Gengler: cgengler@mplschamber.com.

Small Business Committee

The Small Business Committee works to engage and assist the chamber’s small business members and advises on SMART for Business event programming. SMART for Business is an educational event series focused on the development and engagement of locally owned, small to mid-sized companies as well as independent business owners and operators. The committee typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Cheri Gengler: cgengler@mplschamber.com.

Leadership Twin Cities Steering Committee

The Leadership Twin Cities Steering Committee assists with class recruitment and selection, plans the specific program days, and provides Chamber staff with direction on alumni events.  Committee meets once a month with the exception of June (no meeting) and August (two meetings).  The LTC Steering Committee is limited to alumni of the Leadership Twin Cities program. For more information, contact Cheri Gengler: cgengler@mplschamber.com.

Bloomington Committees

Annual Gala
Members assist in planning this festive annual event held in February. Past themes have included “Vegas, Baby!” and “Broadway Your Way,” and the event includes a silent auction and entertainment. The committee meets in the months leading up to the Gala. For more information, contact Anna Stinson: astinson@bloomingtonchamber.com.

Annual Golf Classic
Members assist in planning the Golf Classic Tournament, held in June each year. For more information, contact Anna Stinson: astinson@bloomingtonchamber.com.