January 14, 2020
Weekly Update Vol.2019

Lino Lakes Guns & Hoses Hockey Fundraiser!

This Month's Blog Post

Throughout 2020 in the Weekly Update I will be adding an article related to the use of the Chamber Nation Platform that is part of your membership package.   This will begin with the basic info and things that you as a member need to use to get the most out of your investment in the QACC. 

Commit to be counted 2020!!

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

How to Create Excellent Job Postings

Thursday, January 23, 2020
11 AM

Register Now

Why is it so important to have a great job posting?
Because quite often the job posting is the first time a potential intern or employee is introduced to your company, and you want to make an excellent first impression! In a tight labor market, candidates have many options, so you want your company to stand out for all the right reasons.
You'll learn how to craft: 
  • job titles
  • company – and culture – descriptions
  • job duties that tell candidates what they give and what they get
  • appropriate competencies and/or requirements
And most importantly, how to attract a talented and diverse pool of applicants.

SciTech is a free resource to help
with your workforce needs 

Get a 50 percent cash match
on STEM intern wages – up to $2,500
with the SciTech Internship Program

SciTech is a free, state-funded internship program that connects small for- profit Minnesota companies with talented college STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students. Qualified employers receive a wage reimbursement of 50 percent of the intern's wages up to $2,500.
Eligible Companies: 
  • Are for-profit, registered, and conducting business in Minnesota
  • Have fewer than 250 employees worldwide
  • Offer an internship that offers hands-on STEM industry experience
  • Are doing business in one of the following industries:
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Agriculture and Food Science
    • Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and Health IT
    • Engineering Services
    • Fuels, Energy, Energy Management
    • IT/Computer Technology
    • Mining, Materials, Manufacturing, and Processing 
For more information and to apply go to SciTechMN.org 
Questions? Contact SciTech Program Director Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota High Tech Association at beckys@mhta.org or 952-230-4241.


QACC Annual Membership Meeting February 6, 2020

Registration will go live following the Board Meeting on the January 16th!

Info MN Residents should be aware of..

Minnesota is likely going to lose one of its seats in the U.S. House after the next round of reapportionment — when the allocation of congressional seats is redistributed based on the 2020 Census — dropping the state’s current eight to seven. 

It’s not that Minnesota isn’t gaining population; it just isn’t gaining it fast enough compared to other states.

If Minnesota loses a seat in the U.S. House, it will be the first time that’s happened since 1960. As if that isn’t already a blow to the state’s collective self-esteem, Minnesota would then have fewer seats than Wisconsin. And have the same number as Alabama. 

That’s the bad news out of last month’s release of state-by-state population estimates from  the U.S. Census Bureau and a reapportionment analysis by Election Data Services, a Virginia-based political consulting firm.

The good news? There’s still a shot that the state could hold on to its eight current seats.

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