June 4, 2019
Weekly Update Vol.2019

Calendar of Events Import

Have you checked out the Chamber Website Recently?

Updates, Changes & Growth!!

We are seeing your business get noticed!   Are You?   

Congratulations Justin Larson  & Movement Mortgage!!!

Getting the Best Advertising Value for Your Membership!!!

QACC Morning Networking & Chamber After Hours Suspended Until September

At the May Board of Directors Meeting we made the decision to focus our energy on our Community Festivals for the Summer.   

There are several opportunities for you to network & participate in the Festival in our communities. 
  • Provide funds as an event sponsor
  • Sponsor a Parade Unit
  • Sponsor a booth at the Business Expo
  • Volunteer to help at the event
  • Show case your non profit

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!


Anoka County Board of Commissioners Leadership Changes Announced

Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte was elected chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners for the remainder of 2019 at the board’s regular meeting May 28.  Commissioner Julie Braastad was elected vice chair.

            Schulte resigned from his vice chair duties and took the chair post with a unanimous vote.  Braastad was named vice chair by a 6-1 vote; Commissioner Mandy Meisner had nominated Commissioner Matt Look as vice chair, but her motion was not voted on because it did not gain a second.

            “I appreciate the confidence my colleagues have in me to serve as the chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners,” Schulte said.  “I’d like to thank Commissioner Sivarajah for her years of leadership as chair.  I will do my best in my new position to ensure meetings continue to be run in a professional manner.  I’m looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges that come with being county board chair.”

            Schulte replaces Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah as chair, who stepped down from the post at the meeting.  Sivarajah was named the new county administrator at the board’s May 14 meeting; she will begin serving the county in that capacity June 12.  She had served as chair since 2011 and has been a commissioner, representing District 6, on the board since 2003.


QACC June Lunch & Learn - Please note location change!


Join us at Wargo Nature Center 
June 6, 2019
11:30 to 1:00 PM. 
  • Learn about the Master Plan for Anoka County Parks
  • Learn what Wargo Nature Center has to offer your business, company, non profit, school. 
  • Tour the complex and get a taste of nature in our area

Learn More

Who doesn't love a Parade? Register your unit

Fete des Lacs 
Parade registration is open for the 2019 Fete des Lacs (Festival of Lakes) parade in Centerville, MN.  The parade is scheduled for July 20, 2019 and will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.  ALL FLOATS must be lined up no later than 10:30 am. 

Please take a moment  & Register here

As always, there is no registration/entry fee to participate in our annual parade. Register no later than Friday, July 5.  At this time, I will assign line-up numbers to everyone who has registered by this date.  If you register after this date, you are welcome to still participate in the parade from the overflow section.   
We look forward to hearing from you and cannot wait for another successful parade!

Ben Fehrenbacher

Blue Heron Days Parade Info & Registration Here or stop by and see Kelly or Ashley at Lino Lakes Park & Recreation.  

Kelly & Ashley are ready to answer all your questions. 

Is Business Exposure your goal for 2019?

Consider registering for a Booth
at one of our Festivals this summer!  

Fete des Lacs Business Expo - July 20th Noon to 3 at LaMotte Park.   Tell your friends & family about this great opportunity.   Register Here!   

Blue Heron Days Business Expo - Saturday, August 17th Noon to 3 at Lino Park.  Share this great opportunity.   Register Here!

Lexington Fall Festival Business Expo - Saturday, September 21st.  (Registration will be coming.) 

Why join a Chamber?

Membership is a lot more than a sticker on your window. We are here to support your business goals and dreams. Get the most out of your local Chamber! At the Quad Area Chamber we provide a high level of value to help our community a bustling center for commerce. We help YOU solve your biggest challenges. 


Are you a solopreneaur, mompreneaur, small business owner? We have resources to help!


  • The chamber teaches HOW to network
    • Networking isn’t something you are born with. It is a skill.  It is just as important to be able to network within our community as well as with within the surrounding area. We provide education as well as opportunities to network. It’s important to be able to learn how just as much is to give it a try. Through our programs we will show you how to more effectively connect with others and grow your business.


  • The chamber teaches business education/acumen as well as leverages its members’ expertise to support it.
    • Most business owners understand credits and debits. But growth and sustainability is more than that. The challenge is to grow your business effectively. We are here to help! There are 7 high impact areas that you can incrementally affect to grow profits. Our programs provide you the tools and resources to grow! 


  • The chamber recognizes the solo-entrepreneurs’ challenge to maintain a prosperous work/life balance.
    • It’s not about doing more it’s about getting more out of what you do.  Clarity, focus, execution. It’s about managing distractions and executing on what’s important. From mastermind groups to help you understand you’re not alone, to resources and education on how to stay in the hunt when your energy level is high.  We’re here to support you! 
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