January 29, 2019
Weekly Update Vol.2019


Attention! We are in need of YOUR promotional items! (Pens, notepads, coffee mugs, etc.) These items are used to be put on display at Lunch & Learn meetings and placed in New Member Welcome Baskets.

This is a great way to advertise your business and let new members know that you are local also! Bring to an upcoming meeting or contact ambassador@quadarechamber.org for pick-up or drop-off.

~ Quad Chamber Ambassadors

WELCOME New Members

WELCOME to the Quad Area Chamber of Commerce!

Deb Nelson, Owner
Beyond the Brain Therapies, Inc. 
20 Lake St N #307
Forest Lake, MN 55025

(651) 408-3174

Tracy Carlson, Branch Manager
U.S. Bank
7984 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

(651) 780-4240


Upcoming Events

Lino Lakes Seniors Valentines Ball

4:30 to 7:30 PM
Lino Lakes Senior Center
1189 Main Street
Lino Lakes , MN 55014

Centerville Lions Fishing Contest
9 A.M.

Lino Lakes Recycling Saturdays
10AM - 2PM
Lino Park
7850 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN  55014

Quad Area Chamber Board of Directors Meeting
3rd Thursday of the Month 11:30-12:30
F & M Bank Conference Room
7641 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Minnesota Timberwolves Game vs the Sacramento Kings
Bus departs Lino Lakes City Hall at 5:45 PM


2019 is full of opportunity & exciting efforts to grow your business.  The Chamber is focused on helping our members thrive in the community. One way we can do this is by implementing a new marketing scheme consisting of business cards, brochures and a new website. 

Please take a look at our new website found at our new URL: www.quadareachamber.org. What else is new? Check out our new Chamber Nation platform and what it can do for you. Visit https://www.quadareachamber.org/benefits--services.html

Have more questions? Contact ambassador@quadareachamber.org

Board of Directors

Barbara Rexeisen, 
F & M Bank
Chamber President

(Position Available)
Vice President

Dorothy Radermacher
Individual Member
Chamber Secretary

Kelly Barton
F & M Bank
Chamber Treasurer

Kelly Putnam
American Family Insurance 
Ambassador Chair & Chamber Membership

Directors at Large:
Melissa Blackledge
US Bank

Jeanne Kuenzli
Quad Community Press

Beth Picha
Northwestern Mutual

Mark Statz
City of Centerville

Heidi Zaworski

Jacquel Haider 
Anoka County EDA - Ad Hoc Board Member

We have openings on our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in serving or have questions please contact Barb, Beth or Dorothy.   Feel free to attend our meetings on the 3rd Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30 at F&M Bank in Lino Lakes.  

Contact Us

The Quad Area Chamber does not currently have a phone number.   The best way to reach someone is by email. 

The email addresses available are:

Info@quadareachamber.org - This is monitored by the President & the Secretary. 

Ambassador@quadareachamber.org  - This is monitored by the Ambassador/Membership Chair

Events@quadareachamber.org - This is monitored by the Events Director

Treasurer@quadareachamber.org - This is monitored by the Treasurer


February Lunch n Learn 2/7/19

JOIN US for our February Lunch n Learn on
February 7, 2019.

Our Presenter is Jacquel Hajder, Economic Development Specialist with Anoka County

Jacquel will educate us on what is new with the County & Community Economic Development. Topics will include:

  1. Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (AC-RED)– What it means to the 21 communities, (i.e. explaining the County’s role in Economic Development) 
  2. How the County partners with business and chambers projects
  3. Tracking Economic Development Progress

Jacquel Hajder | Economic Development Specialist
2100 3rd Ave. STE 700 | Anoka, MN 55303
(c) 612-358-8925 | (d) 763-324-4609

Anoka County Recognized for Economic Partnership

Submitted by Eric Thorson, Communications Anoka County

Anoka County Regional Economic Development members accept their Economic Development Association of Minnesota Award at EDAM’s Jan. 24 Winter Conference.  From left: Don Haller, vice president of member services at Connexus Energy; Lori Higgins, president of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Sayler, principal of community and economic development at Connexus Energy, Rhonda Sivarajah, chair, Anoka County Board; and Jacquel Hajder, Anoka County economic development specialist.  


Morning Networking

& Learn about High Performance Homes
in Energy Conservation

What does High Performance mean?     
Why should I consider a High Performance Home?
Tell us about your company, how you got started and your goals for 2019 - 2020.  


When: February 13, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Where: Broadview Builders
9050 Lake Drive
Lexington, MN 55014
Phone: 651-248-3522

There are no fees for this event. 
We ask that you register to allow us to set up with adequate seating, etc. 
 ~Quad Chamber Ambassadors


Centerville Lions Fishing Contest 2/16/19

Mark your calendars for the Centerville Lions Annual Fishing Contest on February 16, 2019
Contest Starts at 11 a.m. SHARP!  Final weigh-in at 2:00 p.m.

Prizes for the Largest Fish Caught

Gas Ice Auger, Portable Ice House and More!!
Door Prizes, Kids Handouts, Same Day Raffle, Bouya, Chili, Hot Food, Beer and Drinks

Tickets - $5 per hole and available on the lake

Live bait will also be available on the lake



This is a fund raising event for the Centerville Lions Club.  Non-perishable food items will be collected for the local food shelf.

Special Assistance is Available for Those in Need.

Centerville Lake Near the old Waterworks Beach Club
Mr. Greg Kieselhorst at 612-221-9122 for additional information.



Barb Rexeisen, President

Have you checked out our new website? It is stunning, and we have only just begun.

Chamber committees are forming and we are collaborating ways to maximize your membership and support our community's well being.

These are very exciting times in the Quad Area Chamber history as we work on organization, structure, policy and procedure, member benefits and community wellness, togetherness and support.

My special thanks to Dorothy Radermacher for leading us into the Chamber Nation future.

Have you completed your set up on the new Chamber Website?

Go to www.quadareachamber.org
  1. Under the Membership Tab Select Member Log In.
  2. If you don't have your username and password handy, just use the lost / or reset password function. The system will email it to you immediately.
  3. Click on request set up or advanced tools & follow the instructions.
  4. If you don't see this screen send an email to info@quadareachamber.org and we will check for errors or omissions in the system.
  5. This is part of the advanced services included with your membership.  There is a one time $30 charge for set up. 

Chamber Nation Website Tracking

Sound business practices include benchmarks of performance.   With the new Chamber Nation Platform and the technology options it provides we are going to review website traffic & report what is measured and our Chamber results quarterly.   

The information below reflects the 4th quarter of 2018.  This is prior to our January Lunch & Learn and the training provided.  

It is our intent to show our members the exposure this platform provides. 

Quad Area Chamber
Website Traffic Reports

4th Qtr
 Oct, Nov, Dec   
Member Directory Queries 375
Google Map Queries 0
Number of Member Exposures  18257

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