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TwinWest Business Gives
TwinWest Announces Business
Recognition Program
Since the late 1960’s, Minnesota businesses have Minnesota. That research confirmed that, On June 18, TwinWest Business Gives will
been recognized nationally for their corporate regardless of the size of the business, there sponsor Strategies for Smart Giving: When to
citizenship and the TwinWest Chamber of is strong support for charitable giving and Say “Yes” and How to Say “No”, a two hour
Commerce believes it’s important to make note community involvement. Businesses give back workshop that gives businesses the tools to
of it on a local level as well. With this in mind, to their local communities in many ways in develop a business plan for their giving. Then,
we’re pleased to join with other Minnesota addition to cash contributions—donation of at TwinWest’s Annual Celebration in October,
communities in a program to support and products and services, support for employee we will recognize businesses in our area that
recognize local businesses for their efforts to volunteerism, and leadership for community have made the commitment to designate two per
build strong communities through charitable causes. cent or more of their pre tax earnings to support
contributions and community involvement. community organizations and activities.
BBIC recognized that there is a strong foundation
TwinWest Business Gives is associated with of businesses committed to making their TwinWest member businesses are significant
Minnesota Business Gives, a program managed communities good places to live and work. contributors to the quality of life in our
by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce in The challenge was to find ways to build on community. TwinWest Business Gives will
partnership with local chambers. The program that foundation—to assist businesses in being strengthen, expand and recognize those efforts.
grew out of a statewide project called Building strategic in their giving and to recognize them
Business Investment in Community (BBIC). for their efforts. Minnesota Business Gives was For more information on TwinWest Business
created to carry out this work and to support its Gives or to register for the June 18 Strategies
BBIC researchers interviewed close to 600 implementation in local communities. for Smart Giving seminar, contact the Chamber
businesses of all sizes and types throughout office at (763) 450-2220.
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