Congratulations Class of 2020
Congratulations Graduates & Their Families!
The Quad Area Chamber would like to Congratulate each & everyone one on their graduation.
Their are so many out there and each one is important, be it Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th grade,
High School or College.
Blaine, Centennial, Forest Lake, White Bear Lake
Believe in your self, create that dream, create an action plan and go for it! The world is yours if you want!
QACC President steps aside
Board of Directors, Quad Area Chamber
Quad Area Chamber
PO Box 430
Circle Pines, MN 55014
June 1, 2020
Greeting fellow Directors. As some of you may or may not know, in early May I was faced with an emergency
cardiac issue which needed immediate attention. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my
condition was not dealt with in a timely manner which certainly made things worse.
Now, three weeks later I am still having issues with a “full recovery”.
That being said, I feel it is in the best interest of the Quad Area Chamber that I resign as Board President and
step away for a time to not only fully recover, but to tend to my business which is re-opening today.
I joined the Chamber and assumed the role of Board President with much enthusiasm and am sad that I am
writing this letter to you today.
Please accept this resignation - effective immediately, but also know that I personally as will Running Aces
Hotel continue in any way we can to support the Chamber.
I’ve enjoyed meeting all of you and working with you. And, I look forward to being able to get involved again
sometime in the future.
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Quad Chamber Members respond to the needs of the National Guard
A Local Soldier's Story
We all know and personally felt the impact of Covid -19 and were personally dealing with that when all of a sudden Violence broke out in OUR Country, State and Back Yard. The National Guard was called out and Chamber Members rallied to meet their needs.
Due to the quick response of our service members and access to essentials in locations serving. We are seeing if any of our networks would be willing and able to put together some items of need: Water, Gatorade, Energy drinks / soda, Protein Bars, Nuts, trail mix (packaged), Aleve, ibuprofen, etc., Hand Sanitizer, Snacks, Baby wipes, Beef jerky
The group below rallied the community through Facebook and collected 5 pick up trucks of supplies and delivered them to the Guard.
They are in the process of reassessing need and length of deployment but have been notified by the National Guard Armory that the do not need any more donations. Everyone has stepped up and they are good to go. We will donate anything that anyone has dropped off to the local food shelf. Again we would like to thank everyone who did donate, reported Paul & Michelle Lesch, Commander and Legion Auxiliary President.
Small Businesses from Forest Lake Tell the Covid-19 Story
Great job telling the Covid-19 Small Business Story
to the Forest Lake Chamber Exec Director. What an awesome job,
The Quad Area Chamber has starting networking & collaborating with neighboring Chambers, Business Organizations and County Regional Economic Development to share resources, skill sets and progressively help the small businesses in our communities.
Chamber Nation the platform that we are using is also offering some educational & training sessions that we will be adding to the calendar and inviting our members to participate in.
There is no cost to these options, as they are provided with your current membership and one time set up fee.
You are invited to participate in posted events on our Community Calendar.
Anoka County News
Central Communications Now Emergency Communications Department
The Anoka County Central Communications Department, which answers 9-1-1 calls for citizens of the county and provides dispatch services for all 11 law enforcement agencies and 16 fire departments in the county, has underwent a name change.
The County Board of Commissioners May 26 approved a resolution that resulted in the new name: Anoka County Emergency Communications Department. Changing the name to the Emergency Communications Department clearly defines the role of the department for Anoka County citizens and county staff.
“We’re excited about the new name –– it more clearly reflects the mission of our department, which is to promote the safety and wellbeing of citizens by providing efficient and professional 9-1-1 dispatch services for all emergency and non-emergency calls and to provide technical management of the County's E-911 system and public safety radio system,” said Val Sprynczynatyk communications manager of the Anoka County Emergency Communications Department.
The board is confident the name change for the department will lessen confusion about the services it offers to citizens of Anoka County.
“The board believes the new moniker will result in improved efficiency, simplified reporting and more streamlined operations,” said Anoka County Commissioner Julie Braastad, chair of the county’s Public Safety Committee. “We look forward to this department continuing its dedicated, crucial work under a new name.”
Blaine License Center Drop Box
Users of Blaine License Center Drop Box Asked to Contact Anoka County
Any persons who used the drop box to leave documentation to be processed by Anoka County at the Blaine License Center, 10995 Club W Pkwy NE, Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25, are asked to contact the county immediately regarding the status of their documents.
Contact Anoka County at 763-324-2182.
Anoka County Property Tax Deadline Extended
Deadline Extended to Pay Anoka County Property Taxes
In recognition of the unprecedented disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the Anoka County Board of Commissioners May 26 adopted a resolution granting owners of residential and non-residential properties two more months to pay their property taxes without penalty.
This one-time abatement will apply only to current year non-escrow properties with under $50,000 annual property tax owed for all properties owned by the taxpayer, excluding railroad and utility parcels. This abatement will also apply only if the first half payment is made in full by July 15.
“The effect of COVID-19 on our local, state, and national economy has been devastating, and the Anoka County Board of Commissioners realizes many homeowners and businesses are struggling right now,” said Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Commissioners. “Giving them more time to pay their first-half property taxes is within the purview of the board, and we hope this resolution helps ease the fears of our residents and small business owners.”
Happenings in the Quad Area