Chamber After Hours Returns at The DECC

DULUTH, Minn.– The DECC has slowly been getting back to some type of business during the pandemic, with a popular Duluth event making its way to the facility.

Chamber After Hours was held in person for the first time since March. About 40 people showed up to the popular networking event, featuring snacks, drinks and games. Temperatures were taken at the door and spread out inside. After going virtual for the last 6 months, organizers tell us it’s a great to see everyone together.

“It’s great that we can still connect virtually on some level and still have that interaction and having tonight as an in-person event is really impactful for people,” said Kathleen Privette, Director of Events for Duluth Chamber.

This event comes after The DECC hosting Donald Trump Jr.’s rally last week with no more than 250 people per the governor’s order. DECC Interim Executive Director Roger Reinert tells us his team is working hard to make use of the massive amount of space to bring people safely back together again.

“This is something people crave and they want and great for us because we’re a place where people gather and this is an example of how we are getting innovative and doing that,” said Reinert.

Reinert says he’s all ears for any ideas to fill space at The DECC as long as it can be done safely.

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