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Chamber Chair encourages Involvement
It is a tremendous honor to serve as chairman of your Minot Area Chamber of Commerce. We are here to promote and advocate for local businesses and unify the community, which includes Minot, Minot Air Force Base and the surrounding rural areas.

The only way these goals can be accomplished is by getting people involved. If you have not attended a Chamber event recently, please do so. Go to www.minotchamber.org and you can find an event calendar. Consider joining a Chamber committee, or at least attending a committee meeting to see what it is all about.

Advocating for business is a huge job at the Chamber. Talk to board members or Chamber staff about issues of concern to you. We work with local, state and federal officials on a regular basis. Whether it is asking for a change in local policies to benefit small businesses, or speaking to our Congressional delegation about an issue affecting our farmers and ranchers, we want to help.

We also want you to help us unify the community. The Maximize Minot campaign is just one example of how the Chamber is encouraging people to hire locally, shop locally and invest locally. Events like the Showcase of Business, Ag Committee golf tournament, and Military Day at the Zoo are just some examples of how we get people together to create friendship and goodwill.

We also work very hard to welcome and advocate for our neighbors at Minot Air Force Base. In addition to a host of military appreciation events, we have also successfully advocated for missions to remain at the base and for policies that benefit military members and their families.
Thank you everyone who has made the Chamber a successful organization. My challenge to you now is to encourage more businesses to join the Chamber and ask current members to be more active.

We’ll see you at the next Chamber event!

Tom Rafferty
Verendrye Electric Cooperative

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701.852.6000 1020 20th Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701
United States Chamber of Commerce Accredited