Weekly Update: February 12, 2018
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Special Election Today, Monday, February 12th for MN Senate District 54

Senate District 54 Candidate Profiles from SWCTC:

Senate District 54  includes parts of southern Washington county and northeastern Dakota county. Find out more, including polling places and absentee voting information,  here .
Inver Grove Heights Local Issues
Police Chief Schnell was introduced at the Chamber's February 8th IGH Local Issues meeting, as well as a presentation by City Administrator, Joe Lynch, on a proposed Fire Station #2.
SBA Emerging Leader Applications Being Accepted
Apply for the 2018 class of SBA Emerging Leaders, a free executive education course provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

HOW | apply online:
Learn more at www.sba.gov/mn in the FROM OUR OFFICE section and apply by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
MORE INFO | www.sba.gov/mn
After reading the website, if you have more questions, contact Sarah Swenty at sarah.swenty@sba.gov .

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

*Please note: The CoffeeNet planned for Tuesday, February 13th has been canceled and rescheduled for MAY 16th (due to construction timing) - we hope to see you in May!

Monday, February 12:
  • Senate District 54 and House District 23B Special Elections

Thursday, February 15:
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Chamber Annual Meeting @ Mendakota Country Club
Who Will Be the 2017 Rising Star of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce?
Attend the Annual Meeting and find out!

Rising Star Criteria must be/have:
  • A Chamber Member in good standing
  • Provided new leadership in numerous positions within the past two years
  • An involved leader, not just an involved participant
  • Provided guidance and leadership

Past award recipients include:
  • 1995- Jordy Evans & Shari Frandrup
  • 1996- Jim Kemp & Jim Kucera
  • 1997- Cindy Veith & Gwen Grabowski & Bill Welp
  • 1998- Connie McCoy
  • 1999- Paul Hassing & Greg Ramsdell
  • 2000- Lisa Sanders & Pat Stead
  • 2001- Judy Foerster & Georgia Hoffman
  • 2002- Chip Grannis & Jason Nelson
  • 2003- Carrie Bachman & Bill Smith
  • 2004- Kelly Casey-Spavin & Camie Quigley
  • 2005- Dody Sobaszkiewicz
  • 2006- Michael Schaeffer
  • 2007- Bruce Bairaktaris
  • 2008- Steve Doody
  • 2009- Kelly Garrett
  • 2010- Michelle Hildebrand
  • 2011 – Kelton Glewwe
  • 2012 – Val Erickson
  • 2013 – Nickie Kraus
  • 2014 – Dan Olson
  • 2015 – Ruth Bader
  • 2016 – Amanda Kissner 
February Chamber Calendar of Events
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Langer Real Estate Services Land For Sale:
G reat Location on I-494/Hwy 52 

  • 1.95+ Acres w/opportunity to expand
  • Excellent opportunity for multi-family or other commercial uses
  • See attached brochure

Please contact David Langer with any questions or to set up a showing at 651-450-9669 or David@langercommercial.com .
Member News & Events
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. Receives Two Nationally Recognized Awards
On February 7, 2018, during the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland, Ohio, Bituminous Roadways, Inc. was presented the “Best of the Web” award, along with a “Paving Award (non-parking lot)” for their work on the Shakopee Public Schools, Vaughan Field athletic complex. The awards were presented by Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our hard work on the Vaughan Field project and our new website, especially on a national level,” stated Bituminous Roadways key accounts manager, Jason Krause. “We take great pride in the work we do throughout all levels of the company,” he added. 
Wakota FCU Member Wins $500 Cash Prize From WINcentive Savings
Wakota Federal Credit Union offers a fun and unique saving opportunity for consumers

WINcentive® Savings is a prize-linked savings account introduced in 2016. The WINcentive® Savings account at Wakota FCU is designed to help consumers improve money habits in a whole new way that actually makes saving FUN. Members feel rewarded by watching their savings grow, and experience the excitement of the prize drawings. And unlike playing the lottery, nothing is lost with WINcentive Savings. All of the money deposited into the account, plus interest, is the member’s. Wakota FCU member, Annick Claire N., won $500 in January from the December WINcentive® Savings prize drawings. Fellow Wakota FCU members won over $1600 throughout 2017.

Since 2009, credit unions in the U.S. offering prize-linked savings accounts have helped over 50,000 members save 94 million dollars. In 2015, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a Minnesota Credit Union Network-sponsored bill that allows credit unions here to offer prize-linked savings (PLS) accounts. And now WINcentive® Savings is available to those who reside in Minnesota.

“We are committed to our member’s financial success. If we can make it fun while they do it, it’s a win-win situation for everyone” states Mary Matheson, President/CEO, Wakota Federal Credit Union.
January Ambassador of the Month
Jackie Paul
360 Communities
501 East Highway 13, Suite 102
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 985-5300
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