With the campaign in full swing, Amanda joined her friends and family as well as delegates and supporters for her birthday, March 26! A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the day special as well as for the gifts to her campaign. Amanda was able to hear the concerns of those who attended and give an update on the race. Thank you to all who assisted and made this a fun event!
Amanda, with her husband Steve, attended the Euro-American Chambers of Commerce Cocktail Party, March 24, to celebrate the founding of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota. Representatives and members attended from the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, French American Chamber of Commerce, German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Upper Midwest, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Minnesota, and American Russian Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota. Also in attendance were Mark Ritchie, former Minnesota Secretary of State; Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence UMD; and Steve Riedel, International Trade Representative, Minnesota Trade Office (MTO). The chambers are not affiliated, nor endorsing any political group or candidate. Amanda believes good trade relations is an important part of international stability and also necessary for our local economy.
Amanda travelled 600 miles to reach 5 county conventions on Saturday, March 12. She spoke at Meeker, Todd, Yellow Medicine, Pipestone, and Stevens counties. Former BPOU Chair Gale Anderson and former Minnesota State Representative Diane Anderson helped to reach Murray and Cottonwood counties as well as Yellow Medicine. Former BPOU Chair Will Blasczyk made it to Grant and Wilkin counties. BPOU Chair and former District Chair Judie Rosendahl was able to speak on her behalf at Lac qui Parle. Unfortunately, we were unable to get to Traverse County in time. Amanda could not have made it around without the help of campaign scheduler Jacqi Glenn who drove her to the events! A big thank you to all who helped!
The American-Russian Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota welcomed Amanda Lynn Hinson as a member on March 8, at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis.
ARCCoM is a nonprofit, non-political organization, which promotes trade and commerce between the United States, Russia, and Russian-speaking communities and organizations around the world. According to the ARCCoM website, it’s unique definition of trade and commerce includes educational services and exchanges, cultural and artistic tourism, and other initiatives mutually beneficial to Minnesota and Russian speaking businesses and organizations.
Members have a wealth of experience, doing business in both Russia and the United States. They possess expertise in the fields of science, education, information technologies, immigration law and other business-related fields. Hinson has been a long-time advocate for positive American-Russian relations and cultural understanding.
“It is truly an honor to be a part of ARCCoM,” Hinson said following the meeting. “Where I come from, in the 7th District, we have manufacturing and farming industries that have historically traded with Russia. I look forward to contributing to the expansion of opportunities for our farmers and businesses here in Minnesota."