Leadership Initiatives

The North 65 Chamber of Commerce is the force behind leadership development in Isanti County Minnesota. The Chamber strives to involve and develop present and future community leaders.

The North 65 Chamber of Commerce has successfully recruited citizens to complete training through a number of statewide programs including the Initiative Foundation Healthy Community Partnership, Blandin Foundation – Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) and the former Blandin Community Investment Partnership (BCIP).

All of these programs engaged citizens to take part in developing the future of their communities. As a result of the Chamber’s efforts the City of Cambridge was awarded a $375,000 grant from the Blandin Foundation to design and plan a community housing development which provides workforce housing and integrated green space. A total of 48 citizens have now become empowered through the premier residential BCLP leadership training program. As a result of the BCLP training, an Isanti County Leadership Program was developed!

If not for the North 65 Chamber of Commerce’s leadership and vision, these community opportunities would not have occurred! The trainings were funded and facilitated through a total of close to $250,000 from the Initiative Foundation and the Blandin Foundation.