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Experience BurnsvilleJanuary 12, 2023 - the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and Experience Burnsville move to their new location
at the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce elects first officers and directors 1963November 7, 1963 Minnesota Valley Review

The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce meeting October 29 elected its first roster of officers... Faye Pope, Robert E. Daly, Dr. Frank Barile...
Fran Martin leaves Chamber 1982September 9, 1982 Dakota County Tribune reports Fran Martin began as a secretary/receptionist with the Chamber of Commerce in 1977. She assumed the directorship a year later in April 1978 when then manager George Mayer resigned. August 22, 1982 was her last day. "I told them I would try it for a couple months," she remembers telling the board of directors nearly four and a half years ago. During those years Burnsville exploded with growth...Martin has chosen to embark on a new career as a display advertising representative for the Dakota County Tribune/Thisweek News.
Fran Martin Meets new business people 1979Dakota County Tribune March 20, 1979 reports that Fran Martin, manager of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce finds a lot of variety in her job. When she started at the Chamber as a secretary, the Burnsville Center was not yet open and 35E had just been started. Things have grown.
Business Currents - by George NashA Chamber of Commerce column appearing in the January 19, 1977 Burnsville Current written by President George Nash. "To maintain the quality of life in Burnsville and have reasonable real estate taxes, we must create an atmosphere that is conducive to established business and attracting new industry to Burnsvile...."
Burnsville praised for growth 1971In a photo published in the Dakota County Tribune - sometime between 1967 - 1971 Governor Harold LeVander is shown with Ray Connelly of the Burnsville Industrial Development Commission and Stanley Schaefer of the Burnsville Village Council, as he congratulates them on the increasing growth of the village. Burnsville is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and this year's construction pace insures that it will continue to lead the state of Minnesota in economic development and growth.
Burnsville the Southern GatewayA marketing piece created for the City of Burnsville and the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce in the 1970s.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Dakota County along the Minnesota River, Burnsville is the southern gateway of the dynamic metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul....
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce 2017Sponsors the Annual Home show.
How your Chamber works for you 1982An informational brochure created by the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce listing its roles: Political, Economic Development, Community, Small Business Participation and a definition of a Chamber of Commerce.
Dick HemmingsenJune 9, 1986 Thisweek News reports: Rick Hemmingsen is the new president of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce.
Dave Olson named Chamber of Commerce Executive Director 1982November, 1982 Burnsville Current reports that Dave Olson has been named the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. His hiring marks the first time the chamber had had a full time executive director...
Jerry Chase named chamber president 1984The December 17, 1984 Burnsville Current reports: Jerry Chase - Astro Sales/Dianne's Home Bakery, became president of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce taking the gavel from past-president Bernie Peroz.
Judy Tschumper elected chamber president 1982The Burnsville Sun - December 7, 1982 reports that Judy Tschumper, owner of Mir-A-Cle Workers was elected new president of the Chamber. She opened her business in 1978 with one full-time and one par-time employee and now employs six and serves 120 clients.
Burnsville - just close enough 1988Burnsville's Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1988 campaign.
Karolyn Kruse to be director of new convention and visitors bureau 1987This Week News - June 22, 1987 reports that Karolyn Ann Kruse has been selected to lead the new convention and visitors bureau. It was located in the Chambers office then at 14577 Grand Avenue South.
Membership Blitz nets new members 1987The Burnsville Current April 29, 1987 reports: Burnsville Chamber of Commerce chalked up 28 new members during its semi-annual raising its membership to 550.
Burnsville to decide on multi-use complexJuly 3, 1987 Minneapolis Star Tribune

A plan to develop a $34 million hotel-convention center and office complex near the juncture of Interstate 35E and 35W will be voted on Monday by the Burnsville City Council...
Rick Hemmingsen, new chamber presidentJune 19, 1986 Burnsville Current - Rick Hemmingsen has been selected as the new president of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce...
New Chamber President Peroz promises a good year 1984The Burnsville Current January 30, 1984 reports: Bernie Peroz is the Chamber's new president and his goal for 1984 is to add members and fatten the Chamber's coffers. He has lived in Burnsville six years.
Home is close enough - Burnsville Convention Bureau 2007Dakota County Tribune - December 6, 2007 reports: Amie Burrill from the Burnsville Convention and Visitors Bureau is interviewed. The organization has introduced a new slogan - Always the right experience. The new vision statement refers to Burnsville as a vibrant, destination of choice, with a rich and diverse mix of lodging, culture, arts, shopping, dining and attractions.
Night on Nicollet 2020 painting This copy of an original piece of art hangs in the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce.
Olson to leave Chamber 1985May 27, 1985 This Week News reports: David Olson, Executive Director of the Chamber will leave for a new position in June. He has been with the chamber nearly three years and has accepted the presidency of the Twin West Chamber of Commerce, which serves Crystal, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth and St. Louis Park.
Chamber supports local businesses 2019The Burnsville Community Guide 2019 - 2020 page 23, published by the Sun/Thisweek News includes a profile of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce.
Plan of Action moves Chamber in new direction 1986Burnsville Current - February 3, 1986 reports: A plan of action for 1986 will steer the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce into new directions as it initiates several new committees.
Rick Hemmingsen new chamber president 1986Burnsville Current June 9, 1986 reports that the Chamber has chosen Rick Hemmingsen as its new president and chief operating officer.
Sandra Schlaefer, President of King and Companies, Awarded Businessperson of 2020(BURNSVILLE) September 3, 2020 Burnsville Patch – This year began with a bang, especially for CEO Sandra Schlaefer of King and Companies who was announced Businessperson of the Year on behalf of the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce.

The award, which started in 1979, is designed to recognize business leaders who are successful and supportive members of the community, demonstrating an interest in community affairs and the betterment of the business community.

Sandra Schlaefer has been an active member of the Burnsville Chamber for over 15 years. Her commitment and engagement with the Chamber and the Burnsville community has made her an ideal nominee for this honor. Along with her volunteerism, she has invested in the community by supporting and engaging in numerous events, such as Music in The Park and the HR Roundtable, which hosts monthly webinars to provide helpful insights for local business owners.

Sandra was awarded this honor on May 7, 2020 via an online ceremony hosted by the Burnsville Chamber due to the current pandemic circumstances. Commenting on her selection, Mrs. Schlaefer stated: "I am honored to have been selected from the amazing pool of candidates for the Burnsville Person of the Year Award. This award means so much to myself, my family, and staff, as we are so supported here in Burnsville. I appreciate this honorable recognition and look forward to continuing my engagement in the Burnsville community."

About King and Companies

Sandra Schlaefer has been providing the human touch to insurance and financial services since 2002, when she founded the employee benefit firm and independent insurance agency – King and Companies. The business is a minority-owned women business which strives to provide high-quality products through innovation and client satisfaction. For more information on King and Companies and their community initiatives, please visit www.kingandcompanies.com.
Burnsville Convention and Visitors BureauSelect pages from a 22 page booklet - Burnsville Minnesota USA, Southern Gateway to Minneapolis and St Paul - the 1998 - 1999 Group Tour planner published by the Burnsville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Burnsville Chamber of CommerceWhen the Chamber of Commerce was located off Interstate 35W on the service road.
Burnsville Chamber of CommerceSignage for the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, when located near 35W.
Burnsville Chamber of CommerceWhen the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau was located off 35W.
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