March 19, 2019
Weekly Update Vol.2019

Are you looking forward to the Fete des Lacs Summer Celebration?

Are you interested in sponsoring the 2019 Fete Des Lacs? Or perhaps you'd like to get involved with this event? There are many opportunities to help out. Please contact us for more info!

In addition, you may want to host a booth at our KidsFest 2019 at LaMotte Park. Contact us for more info!

Board of Directors

Barbara Rexeisen, 
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 & Membership Chair

Directors at Large:
Melissa Blackledge
US Bank

Jeanne Kuenzli
Quad Community Press

Beth Picha
Northwestern Mutual

Mark Statz
City of Centerville

Heidi Zaworski
Cowboys Saloon

Rob Shurtleff
Common Cents Business Services &
Bob The Website Builder

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: - This is monitored by the President & the Secretary.  - This is monitored by the Ambassador/Membership Chair - This is monitored by the Events Director - This is monitored by the Treasurer


I 35 Construction Open House

I-35 North Metro Split

March 19th 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Columbus City Hall
16319 Kettle River Blvd. NE
Columbus, MN 55025

Commuters, plan ahead for your summer travel, and businesses, plan ahead for your customer access. In 2019, MnDOT will complete the second and final year of construction on I-35 in Lino Lakes, Columbus and Forest Lake. The public is invited to attend an open house to: • Learn about upcoming construction activities and trac impacts • View construction layouts and learn about the improvements being made • Ask questions and talk with project staff. No formal presentation is planned. Attendees are welcome to stop by anytime during the open house.

High Performance Home Seminar 3/20/19

Broadview Builders has RESCHEDULED their Building a High Performance Home seminar

This is a very important topic and there is much to learn!

Wednesday, March 20th
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9050 N. Highway Drive
Lexington, MN 55014

Lunch & Learn 4/4/19

REGISTER NOW for the April Lunch & Learn

We have TWO special speakers for this meeting!!

Jacquel Hajder
Anoka County Economic Development Specialist

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 chamber projects
  3. Tracking Economic Development Progress
Kathleen DuChene
Open To Business Minnesota

Looking for a trusted adviser for your business? Maybe you've wanted to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, a new program offered by Anoka County may be just what you’re looking for.

Thanks to a partnership between the County and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), business owners or those looking to start a new business can access a new program called Open to Business.

Be sure to Register Now to reserve your seat and lunch.

Don't forget to register your guest(s) !

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lino Lakes City Hall - Community Room
600 Town Center Parkway
Lino Lakes, MN 55014-2702


Community Garage Sale, Health & Wellness Fair, 5K Color Run & Food Court

Members input requested into Quad Area Chamber requested through Survey

The Board of Directors & Ambassador Committee would like to thank you for your Membership in the Quad Area Chamber of Commerce. 

It is our goal to review where we are at in terms of membership, sustainability and strategic planning.  

We would like to ask you to take a few moments to answer the following questions.  Your information will be used to identify what the Board of Directors can do to support your business in the Quad Area.  

An email was sent from Chamber Nation.    Some members said they don't recall seeing it come through.    If you are getting the weekly updates etc you should of received it.   Have you taken time to add info@quad area; & to your contact list to tell her browser & email platform to allow email from these as safe.   

If you did not receive, you also have the option to log into Chamber Nation and under the member section look for surveys.   Each member is assigned a unique file, so you can only complete it once and can't forward to a friend.   

We would like to close the survey on 3/22/19.    Thank You for taking care of this timely. 


Link to Survey

Looking for Recycling Champions

Do You Know a Recycling Superstar?

Nominate them for the Anoka County Recycling Award!

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