Our speaker for the luncheon is Kathi Schaff Director, Grow Minnesota! Partnerships & Business Development
Kathi is responsible for the development, management, and training needs of the 60 local chambers that comprise the Grow Minnesota! partnership. In addition, she is involved in statewide business assistance on concerns resulting from partnership business retention visits. Hired in 2006, Kathi is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Kathi served over 9 years as the president of the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce. She also has experience in community development, serving 8 years as a city planning commissioner. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Community & Economic Development through Penn State University. Kathi is an avid sports fan.
GROW MINNESOTA! Grow Minnesota! was founded by the Minnesota Chamber in 2003 and is the premier private-sector led statewide business retention, business assistance, and business expansion program in Minnesota. The primary focus of Grow Minnesota! is to retain and grow Minnesota’s businesses. Grow Minnesota! provides a wealth of valuable resources that can be accessed by any and all Minnesota businesses, as well as by individuals interested in starting or relocating a business in Minnesota. Companies assisted by Grow Minnesota! represent small to large businesses located throughout the metropolitan and rural areas of the state. Grow Minnesota!’s comprehensive business assistance resources include confidential one-on-one visits with businesses to identify their specific business expansion plans, workforce recruitment and development needs, exporting opportunities, and relevant business financing services. These financial services include discovering grants and loans that could result in a major capital investment in Minnesota.
$30 Members/ $40 Non-Members Seating is limited, walk-ins not guaranteed. Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
*Please email me directly of any dietary requirements*
Register online with the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce at www.swmetrochamber.com or call the Chamber office at 952-474-3233