Minot Area Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber Chair promotes strong business climate
Jeff McElwain



It is with great pride and pleasure that I have the honor to serve as the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Chair for the upcoming year. It will be a trying year for all of our business partners emerging from a series of trials on various fronts, but I look forward to the challenge of guiding our business community to thrive again.
The Chamber is working on many fronts to promote a strong business climate for the Minot region, along with enhancing quality of life partnerships within the community. My mission is to focus on the following initiatives:
•          Finding our way through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting business partners in communicating messages of new business initiatives and processes through social media and other communication platforms.
•          Maximize Minot — this is not just the promotion of shopping local but includes purchasing the services of local contractors and professionals, whenever possible. Maxim­izing Minot means more money circulating in our community keeping our residents, businesses and local government running.
•          Continued partnerships with our neighbors at MAFB. The individuals from MAFB help create the MAGIC in Minot and surrounding areas. I look forward to enhancing this partnership.
•          Guiding our community and city leadership to become a more business friendly setting by creating a more conducive business retainage and development climate.
Over the next year the Chamber will be engaging with the Minot Area Development Corporation on a potential merger of the two organizations into a unified and cohesive organization. The merger team will be soliciting input from the business community on this venture which we all hope will create a stronger business and entrepreneurial environment within the city.
My hope is to inspire you and your firm to become more engaged with the Chamber and TEAM MINOT to make our region the leader in the North Dakota economy. With your help the Chamber will be the leader in this transformation as we #MaximizeMinot.
 
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