• Edina Emerging Leaders

  • The Edina Emerging Leaders is a group of young professionals who are employed by member companies of the Edina Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Edina Emerging Leaders is to create opportunities for young professionals to build relationships, develop a greater understanding of business topics, contribute to the Edina community through volunteerism and participate as active members of the Edina Chamber. Monthly meetings consist of networking, educational and philanthropic events that will engage young professionals in the group. If you're interested in getting involved, email Lauren at lauren@edina.org.








    Emerging Leaders Coordinator

    Lauren Elrick
    Communications Coordinator
    at Edina Chamber of Commerce

    Lauren Elrick graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul in 2012 with a double major in Writing and Psychology. Her career background is in Communications, and she manages the brand and reputation of the Edina Chamber of Commerce through formal and informal communications, as well as by informing and engaging members of the Chamber by publicizing information, activities, and events through print, email, the Chamber website, and social media channels. She manages the production of print collateral at the Chamber, connects with and manages freelance designers, and compiles Edina community news and information for distribution. 

    When she's not managing Chamber communications or heading up the Edina Emerging Leaders group, Lauren moonlights as a freelance copywriter, editor, and content creator with a penchant for all things related to creativity, communications, and social media. She's written for a variety of magazines, agencies, newspapers, blogs, and organizations. 







    Emerging Leaders Chair

    Dustin Buhr
    Business Banker
    at Think Mutual Bank

  • Dustin graduated from Augsburg College in 2015 with a double major in Marketing and Management. In May of 2018, he graduated with a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Augsburg College. Dustin enjoys working small businesses in his community and helping with their immediate and future needs to help them achieve their goals. Dustin has worked with Think Bank for the last three and a half years. He has held the position of small business banker for the last year. 

    Think Bank is the only mutual bank in Minnesota. As a mutual bank, the focus is on serving the customer. Thnk Bank is owned by its customers, not stockholders, and all bankers are non-commission based. This means the bankers deliver care over sales pressure and indifference. think Bank is a full-service bank, helping its customers with personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, financial planning, and insurance services.