2020 Business Voting Guide

Each November presents an opportunity—and a responsibility—to shape the future of our community, state, and nation. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber wants to assist you in making informed choices at the polls.

We’re very proud to deliver this 2020 Business Voting Guide, which includes responses to business-related questions from several area candidates. We offered them 203 words to make the case that business issues are among their top priorities.

Remember, your Chamber does not endorse any candidate or political party. Because thriving businesses and thriving communities depend on each other, we believe that every elected leader should be “pro-business” as they weigh their decisions.

Voting for Business Q&A

Each November presents an opportunity—and a responsibility—to shape the future of our community, state, and nation. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber wants to assist you in making informed choices at the polls.

We’re very proud to deliver this 2020 Business Voting Guide, which includes responses to business-related questions from several area candidates. We offered them 203 words to make the case that business issues are among their top priorities.

Remember, your Chamber does not endorse any candidate or political party. Because thriving businesses and thriving communities depend on each other, we believe that every elected leader should be “pro-business” as they weigh their decisions.

U.S. House of Representatives

Our Partner Organizations

Government Affairs Committee

  • Chair Ben Thuringer | Madden's on Gull Lake
  • Nate Grotzke | Close~Converse
  • Jim Haakonson | CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Deb Holthaus | Benefit Innovations
  • Val Knudsen | Advantage Seamless
  • Ginny Knudson | Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson
  • Mark Osendorf | Xcel Energy
  • Chris Quisberg, S&Q Quisberg (Cub Foods)
  • Tim Ramerth | Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Matthew Seymour | Q Squares
  • Tim Swanson | Frandsen Bank
  • Bart Taylor | RiverWood Bank

Government Affairs Committee

  • Chair Ben Thuringer | Madden's on Gull Lake
  • Nate Grotzke | Close~Converse
  • Jim Haakonson | CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Deb Holthaus | Benefit Innovations
  • Val Knudsen | Advantage Seamless
  • Ginny Knudson | Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson
  • Mark Osendorf | Xcel Energy
  • Chris Quisberg, S&Q Quisberg (Cub Foods)
  • Tim Ramerth | Widseth Smith Nolting
  • Matthew Seymour | Q Squares
  • Tim Swanson | Frandsen Bank
  • Bart Taylor | RiverWood Bank

Meet the Candidates

Attend a variety of local candidate forums in person or online. Learn about key issues and ask questions.

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