Notes & Highlights from the February Quad Area Chamber Board Meeting:
The Annual Gala was largely a success. A special thanks goes out to the following businesses for their contributions: Common Cents Business Services & Bob The Website Builder, Dorothy Radermacher, Hampton Inn & Suites, Midwest One Bank of Centerville, Running Aces Hotel, and Tria. Thank you!
Dorothy has been working hard on scheduling out the calendar for the rest of this year including the Anoka County Regional Economic for April's Lunch & Learn as well as Tom Tardif from Resonance Physiotherapy & Sports Performance for May's Lunch & Learn where Dorothy will be Tom's guinea pig! Gotta See this!
On a side note, Dorothy is also working with our fearless leader Jarod Endersbe and Member at Large Stev Stegner on a jointly sponsored event for May's Chamber After Hours. Stay tuned for this exciting and informative event.
Dorothy has also been handing our our new $1 Clear Profit Signs as a sign of community support. If you see one, be sure to share it and tag both us and the business in your post as a sign of support. Thank you.
" Our Community is Our Business"
What is a Member-Community Driven Organization
Members provide feedback and financial support to initiatives & business plan through event evaluation, membership surveys, volunteering to serve on boards and committees for the common good of the Community or Quad Area.
Pictured above: Jarod Endersbe, (left) Presents Kelly Barton (center) with as an Honoree representing F & M Bank for their 5+ years of service & participation on the Chamber Board & activities. At right is Dorothy Radermacher, Chamber Secretary. Jarod will serve as Chamber President from 2020 - 2022. He is the Hotel Manager for Running Aces Hotel opening this spring! Welcome Jarod to the Community & we look forward to your leadership.
At todays board meeting (Jan 23, 2020), a new president was inducted: Jarod Endersbe of Running Aces Hotel. With extensive leadership experience, business relationships, and tourism insights, stay tuned for some exciting stuff from the Quad Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dorothy is also working hard on this years calendar, including lining up an insightful list of educational lunch and learns and fun after hours networking events. She has also partnered with Sharla Fossen of Lily & Lace Events (don't let the name fool you) for an extra set of hands to coordinate with the Cities of Lino Lakes, Centerville & Circle Pines for a business expo and this years community events. But don't worry, As usual, our director at large Heidi Zswaroski has the community event for Lexington covered. Be sure to make it to each one. You don't want to miss it. Stay tuned for a full calendar of events for 2020.
QACC Kicks off Year of Creating Awareness & Supporting Members. Stay tuned for more information and on the look out for the framed $1 bill with our logo supporting our fellow chamber members.
If you are a member of the QACC and haven't done so yet, be sure to get your TCS page complete and take advantage of our advertising opportunities. Contact us for help.
Stay tuned for updates from our Annual Chamber Meeting & Gala Feb 6.
November 1, 2019
The Quad Area Chamber is having a year of growth & learning. Our membership is very important to us. We have reviewed the demographics of our membership as well as the sustainability of our membership dues. However, with that, we are changing our policy on Membership dues to be on a Fiscal Year rather than an Anniversary Year.
Why you ask?
• Efficiency for the member. (Budgeted & Paid with Year End)
• Simply process and reduce member late fees.
• To provide budgeted dollars on January 1, to accomplish the Strategic & Business Plan for the 2020 year.
How the conversion will work:
• If you have dues payable November December of 2019, simply pay the renewal amount and you are covered for all of 2020.
• If you paid your dues after April 1, 2019 your 2020 dues are prorated. The amount you are responsible for is shown on the invoice which is included.
• All dues not received by January 1 will incur a $25 late fee.
• All dues not received by February 1, will be considered a voluntary dropped member.
• Log in to your chamber nation account and pay on line or mail payment to
QACC P.O. Box 430 Circle Pines, MN 55014
Also included with this mailing is a revised Dues & Benefits Information Sheet. We are adding Silver, Gold & Platinum levels of support to our membership structure. One of the benefits of the Chamber Nation Platform is a Return on Investment Report. We have attached the report for your membership. Are the numbers not where you would like them? Please contact us, as it means that you have not finished setting up your company TCS page info. Thank you for your continued membership and we look forward to getting to know you better and supporting business & community growth in 2020.
Stev Stegner, President
Quad Area Chamber of Commerce
Commitment, Community, Communication
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