2017 Regional Profile for Region 7E

Partners in East Central MN:

Download the fresh-off-the-presses 2017 Regional Profile for Region 7E (Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties) compiled by Luke Greiner – Regional Labor Market Analyst for the MN Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED). It’s a good, concise read with some very useful information.

Download your copy here.

ECRDC Local Business Survey

Partners in East Central MN:

The East Central Regional Development Commission’s Economic Development Department is undertaking an online survey of local businesses in an effort to find out more about the needs of the business community and current economic conditions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CEDSbusiness

This survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.   Information collected will be forwarded to elected officials and used to guide business assistance programs and resources in our five-county region (Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties in East Central Minnesota). Please note that all individual survey results will be kept anonymous.

Thank you for taking the time to compete this survey. Please also forward this survey link to your colleagues.  Individual surveys will be kept anonymous. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 27th. Upon completion of this survey, cumulative results will be posted on our website: www.ecrdc.org

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (320) 679-4065 #29 or via email at Jordan.zeller@ecrdc.org

Jordan Zeller |  Economic Development Planner

East Central Regional Development Commission

100 Park Street South, Mora, MN 55051

Direct: 320-679-4065 #29

Cell: 320-212-0455


Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard!

Dear Business Owner or Manager,

North 65 Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Federal Reserve on a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. Your answers will help business service providers and lenders understand real-time business conditions. This short survey takes less than 9 minutes to complete. Individual responses are confidential and summary results will be shared with you.

Take the survey today!

Questions? Contact SmallBusinessResearch@atl.frb.org.

MN Job Match

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce


The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of their new job matching system, MN Job Match, in partnership with RealTime Talent. MN Job Match uses statistically validated questions to conduct sophisticated job matching to high quality talent, increasing the diversity and suitability of your candidate pools. Posting your jobs costs just $39 for 30 days of scoring, screening, and stack- ranking candidates so that you find the right person for your opportunity. Internship postings cost $19. Get started today to be matched with qualified candidates. Visit https://www.mnchamber.com/grow/mn-job-match for more information.

Assistant Executive Director Position Opening

Assistant Executive Director
Part time, 28 hours per week
Organized, motivated and creative person to coordinate events which support our members and mission
The primary role of this position is to coordinate the planning, implementation and follow up for all chamber events, including fundraising and marketing.  Will engage members, community and volunteers to support chamber mission.

Complete position description available at https://www.north65chamber.com/community/employment/

Please submit resume and 3 references by February 28:  North 65 Chamber of Commerce, 2 Enterprise Avenue NE, Suite C4, Isanti, MN 55040 melissa@north65chamber.com.

Congratulations to the Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Day Parade Winners

Congratulations to the Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Day Parade Winners:

Ambassadors Choice: Albertville Royalty Program
Best Commercial: Northland Landscape Nursery
Best Non-Commercial: Isanti County 4-H Robotics Team
Most Creative: Country Camping Tent & RV Park – Isanti, MN
Best Horse Group: Isanti County 4-H Drill Team
Best 18 & Under: Cambridge Isanti Hockey Association (CIHA)
Best Visiting Royalty: Fridley 49ers Ambassadors
Mayor’s Choice: Cambridge-Isanti Hockey Association a

Isanti Parade is on Rain or Shine

The Isanti Parade is scheduled to go on today rain or shine. Watch our Facebook page for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/isantirodeojubileedays/

4:30 p.m. Food Vendors along parade route

4:30 p.m. until Parade DJ Entertainment by “KBEK 95.5 FM

4 -10 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream at Faith Lutheran Church

5 – 6:15 p.m. Entertainment by “River City Cloggers
Parking lot – 2nd Ave. & Main St.
Preceding Parade Fly Over by T-6 Thunder
Sponsored by Strike Funeral Homes

6:30 p.m. Isanti Rodeo / Jubilee Days Parade
Grand Marshal: Isanti Firefighters Rodeo Assn. Volunteers
Handicap Parade Parking available at Faith Lutheran Church

8:30 p.m. Wintergreens outdoor live music “Farmer’s Daughters” Patio / Games / Fire

9 p.m. “Brother Ferris” Isanti VFW

<Like our event page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/isantirodeojubileedays/>


Announcing new "Keep It Local" Program


The North 65 Chamber of Commerce has developed a new program to encourage consumers to do business locally this holiday season and throughout the year.
ALL chamber businesses are invited to post the logo and flyer in your business, on your website, Facebook and other social media pages.  Together, we can increase awareness of the many benefits of supporting our local businesses.
“Keep It Local” materials are available for download at the links at the bottom of this post.
Please contact the office for copies.


Keep it Local flyer 112015



pdf: keep it local logo



pdf:  Keep it Local flyer 112015

TABLE TENTS (LARGE) table tent



Spectacular Wedding Fair - February 6, 2016

The North 65 Chamber of Commerce invites couples planning a wedding to attend the Spectacular Wedding Fair, February 6, 2016, 11:00am to 3:00pm at
Cambridge Middle School, 31374 Xylite St NE, Cambridge, MN 55008.

Discover what our great local businesses have to offer for your special day!  The first 50 couples to pre-register will receive a complimentary gift bag.  Pre-register by clicking this link or contacting the office at 763-689-2505/info@north65chamber.com.


North 65 Chamber of Commerce Members receive a discount and exclusive option to register before December 1. After December 1, registration is open to all vendors at the standard rate.  2016 Spectacular Wedding Fair Registration fillable