November 12, 2019
Weekly Update Vol.2019

Are you a Military or Veteran Owned Business

If you are a Chamber Member & Military Connected Business Owner we ask that you log in to your Chamber Account here.   

Once you are logged in look for the Member Information Section/Change profile. 

Click on the Highlighted area and on the following screen, scroll down to below your email and check the box that says Veteran Owned. 

Anoka County Hazardous Waste Changes to Winter Hours

The winter schedule is now in effect for the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 3230 101st Ave. NE, Blaine.
Winter hours will end March 31, 2020.  The facility will be open 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Household hazardous wastes that are accepted include acids, aerosol cans with product remaining, drain cleaner, driveway sealer, fluorescent bulbs, liquid paint, liquid mercury, mercury thermometers, motor oil, oven cleaner, paint stripper, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, stains, varnishes, and wood preservatives.
Residents dropping materials off at the site must provide proof of county residency, such as a driver's license.  The facility accepts household hazardous waste from residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties.  Businesses, organizations and schools may not bring hazardous waste to the facility.
Wastes that are not accepted include ammunition, appliances, batteries, dried paint, electronics, empty containers, radioactive wastes, railroad ties, and tires.  For disposal options for unacceptable wastes, call Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions at 763-324-3400 or e-mail
For more information or directions to the facility, call Anoka County Recycling & Resource Solutions or go to

Free Out of State Conference for Manufactures & Fabrication Employers

This is a great opportunity we should pass along to our manufactures/fabrication employers in Anoka County that would be interested in attending an out of state conference. Can you please share with your networks?
Anoka County Regional Economic Development (ACRED) pays to be a partner in the MN Marketing Partnership, who is sponsoring the free registrations for employers.
Jacquel Hajder | Economic Development Specialist
2100 3rd Ave. STE 700 | Anoka, MN 55303
(c) 612-358-8925 | (d) 763-324-4609


More Info & to Register!

Commit to be counted 2020!!

The Quad Area Chamber is offering info on the upcoming Census!    We need to be counted.   More Info

Check you mail..Your 2020 Chamber Dues has arrived!

If you have any questions or concerns let us know!

At it's October Board Meeting the Board adopted the revised policy.   All membership dues will be payable November 1 and will be considered late if not received by January 1.   A $25 late fee will be assessed and any member not paid and no contact with the chamber has been made will considered a voluntary drop of the membership, as of February 1st.   

2020 Memberships will be prorated based on quarter that you last paid membership dues.  

With the opportunities available with your membership via the Chamber Nation Platform, we have also adopted a Benefits & Information Plan effective for the 2020 year.   

Policy & Benefits Info

Building Healthy Military Communities

Do you know a family in need this holiday season? Register by Nov. 15th

Business Summit November 21st, 2019

The Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (ACRED) is hosting a first annual business summit on November 21st at Anoka Technical College.  The purpose of this event is to bring business leaders and owners from all across the County to learn about topics that will help their business grow and succeed, and bring various chamber members and non-members together.  We will have two panel discussions: one on expansion planning and the other about workforce and training resources. 
The Quad Area Chamber has elected to be a sponsor of this event.   Put it on your calendars and more information will follow as it is available. 

Does Public Speaking Give You Butterfly's?

Would you like to increase your confidence in a group or at an event?  Consider that as one of your New Year's Resolutions!  

The Quad Area Chamber in collaboration with the Lino Lakes Toastermasters is sponsoring a 6 week series called Speech Craft starting January 14th.    Just $20!!   

To Learn More. 


QACC December Event

Anoka County to Receive Local Government Innovation Award

Anoka County will be one of 17 local government entities statewide to be recognized at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Local Government Innovation Awards Dec. 12.
            Awards are given to counties, cities, townships, schools and native nations that are making Minnesota better and doing things differently.
Anoka County will receive a 2019 LGIA award for its Human Services Leadership Mentorship Program, which was developed to connect new leaders to more experienced staff for increased support.  It is the expectation that this program will increase workforce retention and positively impact the quality of supervision, program service delivery and enhance customer service.  This 12-month program started in October of 2018 and involved seasoned supervisors, managers and directors interested in the program completing interest forms and identifying individual expertise as well as areas to expand their professional growth.  Mentors were then paired with mentees based on this information.  The program’s inaugural year saw nine mentor/mentee matches.  Seventy-seven percent of the mentor pairs were still meeting by the end of the first year with many planning to continue past the one-year commitment.  By matching the pairs based on interests and expertise, members were able to connect on a more personal and professional level by sharing books, articles and other leadership tools such as TED talks.  The program averaged a four out of five in overall satisfaction.
Through innovation and creativity, this program increased communication, coordination and collaboration in support of division leadership.
“This program is having a positive impact on the quality of supervision, program service delivery and customer service,” said Commissioner Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Commissioners. “We’re very proud of Human Services for creating a program that enhances the work environment.”
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