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 co-chairs: Kristin Marthaler, National American University 952.563.1259 or Joseph Lang, Thrivent Financial, 763-746-3103.
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:
Denice Wojack, Caterpillar Paving, 763-315-5510 or John Slama, Herzing University, 763-535-3000.
Chamber Networking Groups - Noon
Tuesday Group meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Noon - 1:00PM
For information on the Tuesday Group contact Chair Tony Rubasch, Graphic Relief, 612-518-3754.
Thursday Group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Noon - 1:00PM
For Information on the Thursday Group contact Chair: Natalie Algaard, Paramount Insurance, 763-788-0710.
Both Groups meet at the Chamber office
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 Co-Chair Frank Miske III, Custom Business Forms, 612-789-0002, or Co-Chair Mike Wiley, Wiley Properties, 612-490-7052.
Manufacturer's Forum Committee
The Manufacturer's Forum serves as an advisory grop to assist in meeting the needs of the manufacturing community by networking, sharing best practices, education and community involvement.
This group focus on maximizing the Chamber's ability to communicate its message to the membership, community and governmental entities.
Winter Gala Committee
This annual grand silent auction and dinner event is a fabulous marketing and networking opportunity.
Contact Gala Chair: Naomi Mogard, Rasmussen College, 763-493-4500.
Young Professionals Committee
Contact Launch Chair: ATimothy Ruscher, COUNTRY Financial, 612-990-2698.
This group is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals within NHACC.
Contact co-chairs: Joe Piket, Primrose School of Maple Grove or Champlin Park, 763-494-4330 or Ron Zilka, Baune, Dosen & Co LLP, CPA's, 952-473-2002
The purpose of the Governmental Relations Committee of the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce is (1) to foster good relations among and between 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 of the business community of North Hennepin County; and (3) to lay the groundwork for orderly economic growth and visionary change for the community.
The mission of the Governmental Relations Committee is to serve as a liaison to government on behalf of business to influence, inform and promote constructive government/business relations.
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 Relations Committee sponsors or participates in are:
- Business Day at the Capitol
- Candidate Forums
- Legislative Breakfasts & Luncheons
- State of the Cities
- Grow Minnesota