Weekly Update: April 9, 2018
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Your legislators like to engage with business owners at the Capitol.
Join us for Business Day at the Capitol on April 18!

Wednesday, April 18
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Register Here
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard

 Your Business. Your Legislator. Your Day.
Your voice makes a difference.
Celebrate Small Business With Us This Thursday!
Thursday, April 12
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Southview Country Club, West St. Paul

Join us to see your fellow members' trade show booths, network with like-minded business owners and enjoy a wonderful luncheon program with the Chamber!

Hear about The Art of Ship Building - the building of friendships, relationships, partnerships and sponsorships, from Bob Schlichte with Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures!
  • Gain motivation to get outside your comfort zone and develop life-long ships
  • Discover how to use your existing network to move your ship forward
  • Be inspired to become a better communicator and leader

Learn More About the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award Finalists: The Coop, Edward Jones - Steve Doody, Mississippi Pub or Roadware Incorporated !

Thank you to the following sponsors:
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Contributing Sponsor
Microtel
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Ambassador Business Visits
Thank you to new member, Travis Metzen of Metzen Realty & Associates CO for meeting with our Ambassadors!

Visit Travis at 412 Southview Boulevard, South St. Paul or online here!
Ambassadors had a great time meeting with new member, Parker Roth, owner of Rhino Linings of South St. Paul. Rhino Linings Corporation ("Rhino") is recognized as the global leader in spray on truck bed liner protection. Visit them at 393 Bridgeport Way or online here
Ambassadors enjoyed meeting with another new member, Samantha (Sami) Herbert - check out her mortgage business online here !
City of South St. Paul Down to Five Finalists for City Administrator Position - Join Us at the Public Open House & Meet the Candidates
Friday, April 13
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
South St. Paul City Hall, Council Chambers, 125 3rd Avenue North, South St. Paul 
 
Members from the public and Chamber are welcome to attend to meet the five candidates who will be interviewing for the position of City Administrator.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Thursday, April 12:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 Office, IGH
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Small Business Award Luncheon & Trade Show @ Southview Country Club, WSP 
Save the Date &
Get the Early Bird Special!

River Heights Chamber Golf Classic
Monday, June 18th
11:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Southview Country Club
239 E. Mendota Road, West St. Paul

Join us for a fun day of golf and contests on the beautiful, private course at Southview Country Club! More details coming soon!


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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
State, local chambers pushing Legislature for tax reform

VIRGINIA - A massive federal tax reform has state and local businesses looking to the Minnesota Legislature for an overhaul of its own. Minnesota's corporate and individual tax rate is among the nation's five highest and the business community is ...

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www.virginiamn.com
Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Members
Evolve Workplace
Brett Foss
260 Wentworth Ave E
West St. Paul 55118
651-888-9112
TST Creative Catering
Rhonda Pape
1494 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
651-488-0971
City of Inver Grove Heights
Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, April 25
6:00 p.m.
Inver Grove Heights City Hall, Council Chambers
8150 Barbara Avenue, IGH

DARTS Free Annual Fundraising Breakfast, Featuring Sharon Sayles Belton
Tuesday, April 24
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.  
Mendakota Country Club, West St. Paul
Reserve a spot by April 13, 2018 . RSVP here

For the last three years, supporters of DARTS from across the community have come together to listen to a prominent local leader and give back. This year, former Mayor of Minneapolis and Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Relations at Thomson Reuters, Sharon Sayles Belton, will speak on "Making a Difference."

From her experiences in the public sphere, private business, community service, and more, Sayles Belton will address changing needs from a community focus. 

Attendance is  free , with proceeds benefiting DARTS and generous sponsorships from Thomson Reuters, Bremer Bank, and Real Estate Equities.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Seeking Council & Business Volunteers
Janet Lorenzo, the leader of our Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee is seeking representation from Council members and area businesses to help with the mission of the committee.   

If you are interested or have questions, please email Janet at  janet.lorenzo@comcast.net .
March Ambassador of the Month
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255
Don't be in the shadows, sign up to be in the spotlight!
The River Heights Chamber Member Spotlight is a great opportunity to get the face of your business out in the community! A Member Spotlight includes an exclusive email sent out to over 500 Chamber representatives, a blog post on the Chamber's website, a one-on-one video testimonial and your video featured on the Chamber's social media!

Cost of a monthly Member Spotlight is only $100. If you are interested in being featured as part of the Chamber's Member Spotlight, please contact Alyssa Hayden at  alyssa@riverheights.com .
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