March 24, 2020
Weekly Update Vol.2020

Census..Did you get your mailing with ID Code?

April 1st, is Census Day!


Payroll Tax Credits for your Business

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury Department, IRS and U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing COVID-19 related leave to their employees. Additional guidance, including how to claim the credits in advance, is being prepared and will be posted to the Coronavirus Tax Relief page on as soon as it is available.
Please refer to Coronavirus Tax Relief on with questions, or reach out to our office if you need assistance.
Thank you for your partnership during this unprecedented time.

Amy Johnson Korba
Outreach Director – Education and Business
Office of Senator Tina Smith
60 East Plato Boulevard |St. Paul, MN 55107
Ph:  651-221-1016 | Fax:  651-221-1078

Are you Hiring?

Good Afternoon Business Partners,
I am continually thinking about you and how much everything has changed over the past weeks. All of our lives changed and continue to change on a daily basis.  We will continue to work with all of you to provide resources and the most updated information that we have for employers.
If you are still hiring, please send me (if you haven’t since this past Friday the 20th) a one page hiring sheet that would include your logo, job position, wages, shifts, FT/PT and how individuals can apply. I just did a virtual hiring event on 03/20 where we posted 44 employers that were still hiring, and each of their hiring sheets were attached.  It went on approximately 40 community sites on Facebook around 8 counties.  We will do this again, people are still in need of work and people are focused in on social media. 
Attached Resources:
  • COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
  • Allina Press Release
We are all in this together and we will get through this together.  Anoka County is here to help in any way we can, please reach out to us. Stay well.
Thank you.
Maria Lourey-Bowen
Workforce Development Specialist
Anoka County Job Training Center
1201 89th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55434
Direct: 763-324-2317 | Fax: 763-324-2294


NOTICE: Unless restricted by law, email correspondence to and from Anoka County government offices may be public data subject to the Minnesota Data Practices Act and/or may be disclosed to third parties.

Apply online for Unemployment Benefits

It's faster - and it helps everyone!
If you find yourself needing to apply for unemployment benefits, know that we’re doing everything we can to ensure a quick, smooth process. But you can speed up that process – and help your fellow Minnesotans – by following these steps:
  1. Apply online at Our award-winning system is designed to be self-service. Just answer the questions as best you can and hit submit.
  2. Find answers to your questions without calling. Start by clicking on the word “Applicants” in the upper left corner of the Unemployment Insurance website – and select from the menu options: What do I need to know? How do I apply? How do I get paid? What affects my benefits? These are designed to answer the questions most people have.


2020 Changes to the Quad Area Chamber Business Expo..Reserve your spot soon!

Priority will be given for Community Festival Sponsors and Quad Area Chamber Members!!

Register today!   We will invoice you later (June 1st) or when we can move ahead.   We want to get our members signed up so we can accept non members.  

Save with a Membership!

Submit your organization or business events to the Community Calendar!

Community Calendar Link

We want to be the source of all events happening in the Quad Area!

There is no charge!

Member Press Release

BNI & Referral Marketing


If you are looking to grow your business, and have not yet joined a networking group, consider it. It could be the best marketing decision (2nd to building a website) you’ll ever make.

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If you are anywhere near the Forest Lake MN area, feel free to come by my group. We are having a visitor’s day April 7. Come on by. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you around.

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QACC Kicks off Year of Creating Awareness & Supporting Members

If you know of a Business Moving or Opening in the Quad Area, please send an email to 

We want to let them know that they have a local chamber option!

Find Out More about QACC
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