• Committees

  • Ambassadors Committee

    TwinWest Contact: Laura Roehl, Director of Member Relations, (763) 450-2229, laura@twinwest.com

    The TwinWest Ambassadors are the welcome arm of the chamber. The Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and any other events of a celebratory nature!  This member committee ensures that these events (co-hosted and promoted by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce) are successful and well attended. Other duties include welcoming new members and helping businesses connect.

  • Business Councils

    TwinWest Contact: Deb McMillan, Vice President of Public Policy, (763) 450-2225, deb@twinwest.com

    Business Councils offer members an opportunity to meet and discuss issues and events specific to a community.  Some business councils meet regularly, others on an ad-hoc basis. 

    For more information on Business Council meeting schedules, visit events calendar for more information.

     

  • Gala Committee

    TwinWest Contact: Katie Martell, Director of Marketing & Events, (763) 204-6964, katie@twinwest.com

    Help plan this special annual signature event! Proceeds from this event benefit TwinWest Chamber of Commerce initiatives and the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation scholarship fund. Support your business community through participation in the Gala!

    Meeting Times: Monthly, October - April

  • Government Affairs Committee

    TwinWest Contact: Deb McMillan,Vice President of Public Policy, (763) 450-2225, deb@twinwest.com
    Member Chair: Carl Robertson, Sjoquist Architects, (612) 379-9233, crobertson@sjoquist.com

    Collection of business leaders who are current members of TwinWest that advise on policy and help develop our legislative agenda each year.

    Meeting Times: Third Wednesday of each month from 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
    Location: TwinWest Chamber Boardroom

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  • Power Partners

    TwinWest Contact: Ali Brandes, Executive Project Manager, (763) 450-2226, alison@twinwest.com
    Member Chair:  Kyle Vitense, State Farm - Kyle Vitense Agency, (763) 231-3058, kyle@insurancewithkyle.com

    Power Partners is a networking program that helps members exchange business leads, provides business advice and builds relationships. This is a group of about 15-20 non-competing TwinWest members who meet to develop professional networking relationships and exchange business referrals.

    Program Details:

    • Groups meet monthly at TwinWest - Participants responsible for own meals if needed - Group leaders are elected by the group - $75/year nonrefundable registration fee - Members are expected to attend at least 90% of the scheduled meetings. 

    • A qualified referral is the process of one Power Partners member informing another Power Partners member that he/she has been referred to a prospective client, and a follow up call or visit is expected by that prospective client. 

    • Participants must be TwinWest members in good standing. This group is self-directed and as such makes its own decisions on group participants.

    Meeting Times: 1st Monday of each month 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: TwinWest Chamber Board Room

    Power Partners Roster

  • Result Drivers

    TwinWest Contact: Ali Brandes, Executive Project Manager, (763) 450-2226, alison@twinwest.com
    Member President: Jay Burian, Ray Smith Insurance Agency, (763) 259-0101, jay@raysmithins.com

    Result Drivers is a networking program that helps members exchange business leads, provides business advice and builds relationships. Groups of non-competing TwinWest members meet to develop professional networking relationships and exchange business referrals.

    Program Details:

    • “Guest Days” are held on the 1st Thursday of every month from 8am-9am at TwinWest. Guests are welcome to visit this group up to 3 times to see if it would be a good fit. Come prepared to share a 60 second commercial about your business, hand out business cards and meet other highly engaged professionals

    • Registration is $120/year and is nonrefundable.

    • A qualified business referral is the process of one Result Drivers member informing another Result Drivers member that he/she has been referred to a prospective client, and a follow up call or visit is expected by that prospective client.

    • Participants must be TwinWest members in good standing. Group leaders are elected by the group and group is self-directed, making its own decisions on group participants.

    • Result Drivers meet weekly at TwinWest. Members are expected to attend at least 30 of the 36 scheduled meetings.

    Meeting Times: Twice monthly from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. with one guest day per month.
    Guest Days: See TwinWest calendar
    Location: TwinWest Chamber Board Room 

    Result Drivers Roster

  • Scholarship Committee

    TwinWest Contact:  Victoria Marley, Talent & Workforce Coordinator, (763) 450-2227, victoria@twinwest.com
    Member Chair: TBD

    The Scholarship Committee assists the Foundation Board with choosing scholarship winners each year. Duties include: reviewing scholarship applications, conducting group interviews with applicants, and providing input through a scoring system.

    Meeting Times: February-April

  • Business Awards Task Force

    TwinWest Contact: Ali Brandes, Executive Project Manager, (763) 450-2226, alison@twinwest.com

    The Committee selects the Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year Awards by reviewing nominees, conducting interviews and, ultimately, selecting the award winners!

    Meeting Times: Monthly, January-April

  • TwinWest Board of Directors

    TwinWest Contact: Shannon Full, President, (763) 450-2222, shannon@twinwest.com
    Member Chair of Board: Greg Palmer, Citizens Independent Bank, (952) 926-6561, gregpalmer@bankcib.com

    TwinWest Chamber Board of Directors nominations are accepted from the membership annually in May.

    Board of Directors Roster

  • TwinWest Foundation Board of Directors

    TwinWest Contact: Andrea Ferstan, Vice President of Talent & Workforce, (763) 450-2224, andrea@twinwest.com
    Member Chair of Board: Mark Spanton, CenterPoint Energy, (612) 321-4572, mark.spanton@centerpointenergy.com

    TwinWest Foundation Board of Directors are recruited by current board members annually in May and must be approved by the TwinWest Chamber Board of Directors.

    Foundation Board of Directors Roster

  • TwinWest Political Action Committee Board of Directors

    TwinWest Contact: Deb McMillan, Director of Government Affairs, (763) 450-2225, deb@twinwest.com
    Member Chair: Matt Schadow, AmeriStar Agency, Inc., (763) 542-8377, mschadow@ameristaragency.com

    Engaged in election process, candidate endorsement, and fundraising. Board members are selected and approved by the TwinWest Board of Directors annually in May.

    Political Action Commitee Board of Directors Roster

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    Plymouth, MN 55441

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