April 14, 2020
Weekly Update Vol.2020

QACC Board Meeting Next Monday, April 16 4 PM via Conference Call

Your Quad Area Chamber is Open for Business!

Yesterday, we had our Community Festival Committee Meeting.    We are asking Businesses to apply for a spot at one or all 3 of our A, B, C & D shows.   We want to be prepared for the event if we can move forward.    We are asking you to register and we will then invoice you for your requests once we know that the SHOWS will go on!     We need you to help us plan & be prepared.  

The Lino Lakes Parks & Rec department have suspended all events.  You can stay up to date with them on the city website or their Facebook page. 

Are you on Social Media -   Check us out. we are on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!   Learning new things are important at this time as well.   I did my 1st tweet yesterday.  

As we have ALL had to move more quickly to the world of technology.  Another project we are working on is getting all Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington & Lino Lakes Business in our directory and mapped on Google Maps.   Unfortunately the listings didn't provide email.  If you have a business in the Quad Area send us your email or sign up at info@quadareachamber.org for more information. 

Next Monday's board meeting will focus on orientation of our new board members and giving all board members an update on the platform and website.    You can audit the board meeting via 

Welcome to Free Conference Calling!

Dial-in Number: 1-857-232-0156
Conference Code: 822169

Board members should register so we know that we have our quorum.  

Stay safe and together we will get through this!


April is Volunteer Recognition Month - This weeks VOLUNTEERS!

The Chain of Lakes Rotary Club  www.chainoflakesrotary.com is the newest Rotary Club in Minnesota. We are neighbors, community leaders and global citizens uniting for the common good. Rotary is the most renown professional association in the world; we support Rotary International High School Exchange Program, we are mentors at Centennial High School and every year, we sponsor fundraisers to then distribute scholarships to dozens of worthy individuals and organizations.
We meet weekly 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays at the Lino Lakes YMCA, have a 5:00 social on the 1st Wednesday of the moth and conduct service projects (I.e. planting trees, mentoring) on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Of course, for the time being, we meet virtually – through ZOOM meetings. Most communities have Rotary Clubs; you are welcome to attend ANY Rotary meeting, anywhere in the world. It is an amazing organization for networking.
Recently, we partnered with the Quad Area Chamber of Commerce and area officials (to get approval) to create and distribute 25 giant lawn signs to encourage people in our community to EAT LOCAL. Please contact me if you have any questions and/or would like to participate in a Chain of Lakes Rotary meeting or project. Check us out https://www.facebook.com/chainoflakesrotary/
Thank you,
Kevin Fitzpatrick, President
Chain of Lakes Rotary Club

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.

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!


One Stop for Local Information for Business Owners

Happenings in the Quad Area

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.


The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes Tuesday. Here’s what probably will (and won’t) get done by the end of session.

Passing controversial issues before the divided Minnesota Legislature was never going to be easy in 2020. 
COVID-19 might have made it impossible.
Before the coronavirus crisis hit the Legislature, forcing it into recess and then into socially distanced sessions and tele-committee meetings, issues like tax cuts, gun safety, voter ID and affordable child care could be discussed and debated; there could be press conferences and rotunda rallies.
But when lawmakers convene Tuesday for just the third time since recessing on March 16, a new reality will make those activities a distant memory, even if they are barely a month old. The capitol is open but visitors are not encouraged. Many lawmakers will be voting remotely. The public events calendar is nearly empty
And unless it has something to do with the state’s response to coronavirus, it probably isn’t getting done. 

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