Committees / Groups
Support your Chamber of Commerce through active membership participation. We invite you to join one of our committees or task forces; it is important to all businesses, professionals and other people. Active membership pays real dividends in the form of more business, better living conditions, and a more attractive and desirable community. If you are interested in learning more about these committees or joining one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-424-6744. It is a great way to grow your business connections.
This committee provides both the Ambassador and their member company with increased exposure within the communities as well as additional business opportunities.
Ambassador Information Packet
Want more information on the Ambassadors? Contact the Chairs: Joseph Lang, Thrivent Financial, 763-746-3103 or Paula Bongartz, Hirshfield's, 612-741-7985.
Business Education Partnership Committee
We look at ways to ensure a qualified future workforce while recognizing outstanding students from the area.
Business Education Partnership Committee Pamphlet
To learn more about the Business Education Partnership Committee contact the co-chairs:
Diane Ahlberg, Park Center IB World High School, 763-569-7665 or Craig Freeman, Avenues for Homeless Youth, 612-844-2005.
Chamber Networking Groups - Noon
The CNG meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Noon - 1:00PM at the Chamber office in the conference room
For Information on the Thursday Group contact Chair: Kristy Bican. Keller Williams Realty Elite, Planet Media, 952-350-0333.
Chamber Networking Groups (CNG) meet for one hour at least twice a month to exchange information about their businesses, share leads, and enjoy each other's company. Unlike one-time networking events, this group builds long term relationships between members and then leverages those relationships into other networks of business connections.
This event is a great day for networking, food, fun fellowship and prizes. It’s a wonderful way to promote your business. For more information about participating within the GOLF Committee, please contact Chair Frank Miske III, Custom Business Forms, 612-789-0002.
The Manufacturer's Consortium
The Manufacturer's Forum serves as an advisory group to assist in meeting the needs of the manufacturing community by networking, sharing best practices, education and community involvement. Contact Steve Erickson, NHACC, 763-424-6744Winter Gala Committee
This annual grand silent auction and dinner event is a fabulous marketing and networking opportunity.
Contact 2017 Gala Chair: Pam Holien, Strategic Business Ventures, 763-463-9350.
Young Professionals Committee
This group is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals within NHACC.
Government Affairs Committee
Contact co-chairs: Joe Piket, Primrose School of Maple Grove or Champlin Park, 763-494-4330 or Ron Zilka, Schechter, Dokken, Canter, CPAs, 612.332.9334.
The mission of the Governmental Affairs Committee is to serve as a liaison to government on behalf of business to influence, inform and promote constructive government/business relations. It is to (1) foster good relations among business and elected and/or appointed government officials on the local, state and federal levels; (2) to monitor and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for action upon specific legislative issues on behalf the business community of Northern Hennepin County; (3) to lay the groundwork for orderly economic growth and visionary change for the community.
It is a vital, informal communication link among the government bodies of the Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, and Osseo City Councils, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, members of the Minnesota. House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate who represent any or all of Hennepin County, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who represent any or all of Hennepin County.
Some of the meetings or events that the Government Affairs Committee sponsors or participates in are:
- Business Day at the Capitol
- Candidate Forums
- Legislative Breakfasts & Luncheons
- State of the Cities
- Grow Minnesota