Like everything in Northeast, the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce has a rich tradition. The organization was established in 1953 as the Central Avenue Commercial Association, with the mission to promote commercial, social, economic and civic interests in its neighborhood. By 1993,
the organization expanded its reach to include businesses throughout Northeast Minneapolis, thus changing its name to the North East Business Association (NEBA). In 2002, the organization became the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce to better reflect its role in the community.

The Chamber maintains an unwavering commitment to serving its members. By building relationships with businesses, community organizations and residents, the Chamber is making Northeast a better place to live and work. Member benefits include organized networking events, educational opportunities, publicity efforts, updates on issues affecting the community, and access to marketing and advertising resources.

Some of the Chamber’s most visible programs include the award-winning WEED IT AND REAP, an organized clean-up event that happens every April and October at sites throughout Northeast; Celebrate Northeast Parade; an annual summertime event celebrating our community; and educational programs such as finance seminars and workshops.

In 2003, the Chamber built upon its services by launching three new areas of focus: space, government, and finance. The Chamber will act as a resource for helping businesses locate available space and property. In the area of government, the Chamber links its members to their representatives at City Hall and beyond. The Chamber provides finance services by counseling its members on funding resources
for upstarts and expansion projects.

Joining the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce connects you to the community, helping you to make new contacts, identify business development opportunities, and become involved in issues affecting the community. Membership helps you grow your business and gives back to the community you serve. For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Chamber at 612.378.0050
or visit

Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors 2004-2005

Rebecca Warpeha, President
Warpeha Prosthodontic Dental Clinic

Terry Ray, President Elect
Salvation Army

Lee LaMere, Vice-President
Bremer Bank

Colleen Olsen, Past President
Tom’s Styling and Tanning

Christine Levens, Secretary
Jax Café

Jerry Zembal, Treasurer
Obermeier & Associates, P.A.

Tony Anastasia
Eastside Food Cooperative

Ken Beadell
Xcel Energy

Carole Chapman
Lifetrack Resources

Sarah Ann Fulton
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mustapha Hammida
Islamic Community Center

Jeff Hunt
Billman Hunt Funeral Services

Gary Ingle
Northeast Bank

Bob Lucius
RSP Architects

Ruth Peterson
Wells Fargo

Shirley Poelstra
Edison High School

Ingrid Restemayer
Clay Squared to Infinity

Marty Schirber
Castle Building & Remodeling, Inc.

Maria Vincent
The UPS Store

Majdi Wadi
Holy Land

Allison Wait
Emma B. Howe Northeast YMCA

Ruth Ann Weiss
Eastside Neighborhood Services

Debbie White
Shamrock Properties

David Young
U.S. Bank

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