Stillwater’s Tierney elected to state chamber board

ST. PAUL — Tom Tierney of Stillwater and owner of Tierney Brothers Inc. in Minneapolis was recently elected to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2012-13.

Tierney was among new officers and board members seated at the board’s annual planning retreat earlier this month. The volunteer board represents businesses of all types and sizes across Minnesota.

These business leaders set public policy priorities for the business community, carry the message for the statewide business community to the State Capitol and develop resources and strategies to ensure state businesses can grow and succeed.

The Minnesota Chamber officers are: chairman Joe Maher of UPM, Blandin Paper in Grand Rapids; chairman-elect Jeff DeYoung of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Minneapolis; secretary-treasurer Todd Paulson of RTP Co. in Winona, and immediate past chairman Jon Campbell of Wells Fargo & Co. in Minneapolis.

“The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce offers business solutions to help companies advocate, connect and grow,” Maher said. “We represent and advance the interests of all sizes and types of businesses across the state.

“Minnesota businesses are challenged to compete in today’s global economy,” Maher added. “Budget and spending reforms remain at the forefront of our efforts. We must ensure that Minnesotans are receiving the greatest value for their tax dollars. The Minnesota Chamber continues to lead on efforts to strengthen the business environment and improve the lives of all Minnesotans.”

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest business advocacy organization, representing approximately 2,300 businesses and more than a half-million employees on state public policy and regulatory issues.