April 7, 2020
Weekly Update Vol.2020

Eat Local from our Curb-side meals!

The Chain of Lakes Rotary Club and Quad Chamber of Commerce are very pleased to introduce a collaboration effort – that will help ALL local Quad area restaurants and services that serve CURB-SIDE food & drink. We are creating and purchasing 25 lawn signs to distribute to local establishments – and will promote their curbside menus via social media. The signs will start going up the week of April 6.
The Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, Centerville and Lexington community is our business and it’s in all of our best interests to help our businesses survive the COVID-19 era. We want to encourage all of our community families to learn which businesses are serving curbside, what their hours are, and what their curbside menus comprise of. And of course, we want our neighbors to purchase curbside meals!
To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/QuadAreaChamber/

Flier- Curbside to Go /Delivery Options

Do you want people to know you are open?

The Quad Area Chamber has added an "Our Communities are Open" page to our website.

On this page we have directories for the following categories: 

Open Essential Business
Open Essential Medical Services
Open for Business Online – Closed to Public
Open Food/Beverage for Take Out
Open Food/Beverage for Delivery

If your business falls into one of these categories, PLEASE Log In to your Member Portal and update your business categories with one of these items.   

We are also in the process of adding all community businesses to our directory.   Chamber Members WILL ALWAYS appear above non members in directory listings.  

If you or someone you know would like to be added to this listing click here. 

Together we will get through this and be a better community in the Quad Area!


Member News - April is Volunteer Recognition Month

The Quad Area Chamber is an all Volunteer Chamber!

Thanks to each and everyone one of you who have stepped up to share time, talent, passion for the business community in our area.  

I would like to take a moment to highlight Rob Shurtleff from Bob the Website Builder!   Rob has been the member behind the scenes that keeps our website current and adds features etc. as we are able to support them.  He graciously accepts things that I send his way at least weekly.     Email Rob and Thank him for his service to our Chamber!

The Value of Volunteers

The impact of those giving of their time to important causes is immeasurable. Show your appreciation by focusing on imagery that attempts to showcase the magnitude of community service.

  • If we had a penny for every time you helped someone, we'd never need to fundraise again.
  • Volunteers have the most amazing superpower of all. When they touch one person, they touch them all.
  • Some people place value on power and things. Our greatest asset is people like you.
  • To gauge your impact, we'd need to create a new source of measurement.
  • As a plant spreads its seeds across the land, so do you too spread compassion far beyond where you're planted.
  • Like an earthquake, our mission emanates aftershocks thanks to your efforts.
  • In life, there are no sure bets, except that people like you will rise to the occasion and make the world a better place.
  • Without volunteers like you, we'd have a world full of services with no one to provide them.

Read More on Recent Recognition

New Service..New Location

Welcome Michelle to the Quad Area Chamber Board

Lover of seasons, road trips, and words. Wife, boy mom, rescue dog owner, and blogger. I kind of hate to admit it, but I have over twenty years of experience helping small businesses with their marketing needs. I’ve worked in and owned small businesses, so I get the struggles firsthand. Every person has a story and so does every business. I love learning those stories and sharing them in an authentic way.
Michelle Koch - Director at Large - Marketing

Welcome March New Members

Lisa Coleman
Join Date: 03/18/2020

Chain of Lakes Rotary
Kevin Fitzpatrick
Join Date: 03/27/2020

One Stop for Local Information for Business Owners

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 www.uimn.org. 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.


Are you looking to grow your business!

BNI Online & 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. Register to visit us here and receive a link to our zoom meeting where you can get to know us and we can get to know you from the comfort of your own home. Side note - this is something you yourself can implement to meet potential clients virtually.
Stay tuned for a networking challenge
from your friendly neighborhood website builder. 

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Career Force - Waiting to help you & your business!

Online, Email, Phone: CareerForce Is Here to Help During This Uncertain Time

COVID-19 is changing the way we all work today. And, we know you might need guidance on a job search. We're here to help.

This is a very difficult time and many Minnesotans have been laid off. Whether you're looking for work now or thinking ahead, CareerForce has job search resources and services you can access from home.

  • Visit Virtual & Interactive Services for links to our online classes in resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search – as well as to other online resources.
  • Would you like a CareerForce representative to review your resume and provide feedback? There is no fee for our services.
  • For personalized assistance, email or call your local CareerForce location team. Find your nearest team at careerforcemn.com/locations and use the email or phone number listed. Locations are able to serve or refer customers who call or email, even if they're closed for in-person visits.
  • If you have trouble connecting, call the CareerForce Help Desk at 651-259-7501 or email careerforce@state.mn.us.

We look forward to helping you today and in the months ahead.

CAFE Online Silent Auction

The Centennial Area Foundation  would like to thank the Community for your support whether you gave a donation or supported with an online auction bid.   Over $10,000 was raised as we put plan B into action. 
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