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  • Women in Business panel shares best practices for engaging and developing women in the workplace

    Sep 28, 2023
    Recently, the Chamber held its latest event in the Women in Business Series, this time at Post Consumer brands. Speakers included 2023-2024 Chamber Board Chair, Jill Bollettieri of Post Consumer Brands, as well as a panel on women in the workforce, including a broad and intersectional approach to the discussion. Panelists shared their personal journeys and success stories, as well as business best practices for engaging, supporting and developing women and other underrepresented demographics in the workplace. 
  • 2023 session outcomes: Carbon-free 2040

    Sep 15, 2023
    Carbon-free 2040: Minnesota now has a standard to be 100% carbon-free by 2040. This requires utilities in Minnesota to get a percentage of their electricity from carbon-free sources, starting with 80% by 2030, 90% by 2035 and 100% by 2040. Minnesota businesses and utilities are already moving toward goals of sustainability. But this aggressive timeline will force utilities to move quickly. Although nuclear power is carbon-free, no provisions for new nuclear energy production were included this legislative session.
  • 2023 session outcomes: Legalization of recreational marijuana

    Sep 15, 2023
    Legalization of recreational marijuana: Marijuana is now legal for adult recreational use. This means that cannabis is now considered a “lawful consumable product” in the state. The new law established a new Office of Cannabis Management, created an expungement process for maijuana-related offenses, established regulations and licensing structures for the new industry and provided guidelines for workplaces and employee cannabis use. The new law provides restrictions and guidelines and parameters for testing employees and job applicants for cannabis use. This bill takes effect August 1, 2023.

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