Northeast Minneapolis Chamber
Programs and Events
Get Acquainted Breakfasts
Held five times a year at a different location, this Northeast Chamber program provides members with an opportunity to network with other members from Northeast, Bloomington and Regional Chambers. This event is free and includes a continental breakfast and the opportunity to introduce your business during the one-minute commercial.
Northeast Networking Nights
This is the best way to casually learn more about the businesses and individuals that make up the Chamber! Held five times a year at a different restaurant in Northeast, members enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
Chamber Town Talk
The Chamber hosts Town Talk four times a year connecting members and local businesses with government leaders. It serves as a forum for discussion about current business issues and community initiatives. Each Town Talk event is focused on a specific topic and led by qualified and knowledgeable leaders from the community.
Co-Hosted by the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and the East Side Exchange Club, this collaborative event is an evening of networking and recognition as we honor those that serve and support our community. Awards are given to the year’s best small, medium and large businesses and well as the Officer of the Year and the Book of Golden Deeds Award. Appetizers are provided by Northeast Minneapolis Chamber member restaurants and caterers and the evening features a cash bar, silent auction and cash raffle drawing.
Celebrate Northeast Parade
This Chamber sponsored community event draws 8,000 spectators to Central Avenue as a procession of 120 entrants moves south down Central Ave, Northeast Minneapolis’s main street. Representatives from neighboring communities, non-profits, local schools, neighborhood groups, faith communities and local businesses participate in the parade or act as volunteers or sponsors.
Weed It & Reap
Weed It & Reap has been a volunteer tradition in Northeast Minneapolis for over two decades. During the first full weekends of May and October 900 volunteers from local schools, neighborhoods and businesses put on garden gloves and grab bright yellow garbage bags and pick up the sidewalks, alleys, parks and open spaces in Northeast.
Join us as we celebrate the annual return of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train. The train decorated in holiday lights pulls into Shoreham Yards in Northeast Minneapolis every year in December. This is a fantastic family and community event that includes hay rides, a kiddie train, music and festive treats.
In partnership with the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association this annual event showcases over 900 of Northeast Minneapolis’s artists. Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio and gallery tour in the United States and takes place the third weekend in May.