Weekly Update: July 2, 2018
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Happy Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4th!
Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...
Congratulations to our very own Chamber President, Jennifer Gale,
Appointed to the West St. Paul Community Board by the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, recently elected new board members and appointed one-year term community board members at its annual meeting!

The newly elected members serving a three-year term as board directors for the class of 2021 include:
  • Marcus Fisher, President and CEO of Carmichael Lynch
  • Bill George, Senior Fellow of Harvard Business School
  • James Hereford, President and CEO of Fairview Health Services
  • Greg Munson, Managing Principal - City Lead, Transwestern
  • Andrea Walsh, President and CEO of HealthPartners
  • Walter White, President and CEO of Allianz North America
  • Norman Wright, Chief of Operations of Optum

In addition, community board representatives were appointed to serve a one-year term to the General Board and include:
  • Ann Beatty, Community Volunteer, Rochester Community Board
  • Jennifer Gale, River Heights Chamber of Commerce, West St. Paul Community Board
  • Bjorn Gunnerud, Community Volunteer, CycleHealth Community Board
  • Robert Thompson, Mairs & Powers, St. Paul Downtown Community Board
  • Tom Thompson, Regina Hospital of Allina Health, Hastings Community Board
  • Lica Tomizuka Sanborn, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Camp du Nord Community Board

" The appointment of these board members represents the best and brightest leaders in our community to help guide the YMCA to better serve the youth, adults, families and seniors in the Twin Cities so all can thrive,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. “Their knowledge, skill and expertise along with their commitment to our community will be invaluable to the Y as we implement our strategic plan. ” 
Thank you to all the following businesses who donated to the Chamber's Online Auction & Gift Card Sponsors at the Golf Classic!
Online Auction Donors:

  • Ace Hardware & Paint Inver Grove Heights
  • Comcast Business
  • Dakota Electric Association
  • Deerwood Bank
  • Destination: Massage
  • Doody Cleaning Service
  • E & M Consulting Inc.
  • Grass Fed Ideas, LLC
  • Greg Genz
  • Hardline Concrete & Masonry
  • Hometown Meats
  • Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital
  • Inver Grove Heights Police Department
  • Inver Hills CC Theatre
  • Jersey's Bar & Grill
  • Langer Real Estate Services
  • Life Massage Therapy
  • Mall of America Tourism Department
  • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
  • Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
  • Mississippi Pub
  • Neighbors, Inc.
  • Old World Pizza
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Southview Country Club
  • Steve Doody/ Prince of the South Wind Notos 2018
  • Tandem Printing, Inc.
  • Tapemark Charity Pro-Am
  • The Coop
  • The Sassy Pecan
  • Wakota Federal Credit Union
  • Xcel Energy
  • YMCA of West Saint Paul

Gift Card Sponsors:
  • Allrounder Remodeling
  • LWM, LLC
  • Red Ladder, Inc.
  • Tandem Printing
Business Card Exchange
Thank you Southeast Metro Business PAC and Mississippi Pub for hosting the Chamber's June Business Card Exchange - what a great evening of networking!

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Please note there are no regularly scheduled River Heights Chamber meetings during the month of July as the staff is planning for upcoming programs. Enjoy your summer and we hope to see you in August!

Wednesday, July 4
  • Chamber offices closed in observance of Independence Day
Don't Miss Your Chance to have Your Business Promoted in the South Metro Living Magazine!
Our publishing partner, E&M Consulting, is in the process of wrapping up production of our River Heights Chamber of Commerce South Metro Living Guide. If you have any interest in advertising in the Chamber's community magazine and membership directory, you can view the advertising options and sign up online through  www.emconsultinginc.com/adreservation/RHCOC .  

They are very professional and produce a high quality publication. Don't hesitate to call Jack at 651-815-4169 if you have any questions. As always, your support of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce is greatly appreciated!
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Sassy Pecan Sweet Shoppe

The Chamber was excited to participate in the Ribbon Cutting for the new Sassy Pecan Retail Store in South St. Paul! Congratulations Ka Small & staff!
Member News & Events
Member Spotlight: Town Square Television
When thinking of locally, homegrown businesses none come to mind quite like Town Square Television. Founded in 1987, after its parent NDC4 Cable Commission was founded five years prior, Town Square Television has served Northern Dakota County as its local community media center for nearly thirty-one years.  

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 to 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 Nicole here.
Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership Seminar
The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding a seminar in Inver Grove Heights for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. These seminars will be presented by experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, the United States Department of Labor, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association. 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th St.
Heritage Hall Room 203
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

• Worker status (independent contractor vs employee)
• Employment Tax basics (withholding, depositing and reporting)
• Unemployment Insurance (tax rates, wage reporting, benefit account issues)
• Federal Labor Standards (wage and hour)
• State Labor Standards
• Workers’ Compensation Insurance (requirements)
Advanced registration is required - sign up here
May Ambassador of the Month
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255

Interested in becoming a River Heights Chamber Ambassador? Contact Amanda Kissner, Chair, at  amanda@wakotafcu.org .
Members' Hot Deals
Hot Deals & Job Postings!

Mortgage Financial Service Officer
@ Wakota Federal Credit Union
We are seeking individuals driven with the desire to work in a sales and services environment that improves the lives of our members. As a Mortgage Financial Service Officer (MFSO), you create relationships and learn about our members’ lives and financial challenges. You must have the unique ability to look beyond the credit score, placing value on individual circumstances, and help members achieve their financial goals.

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