Weekly Update: June 11, 2018
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...
CHS hosted a legislative wrap up where legislators agreed that tax conformity is the 1st priority either in a special session or beginning in 2019.

Special thanks to Rep. Franke, Rep. Barr, Rep. Hansen, Rep. Christianson and Senator Bigham, as well as CHS for hosting our group!

Ambassador Visits
Thank you, Duane Johnson of Sojos in South St. Paul for having our Ambassadors by for a visit! It was fun to learn about your pet food and treats!

Stop by or visit them online here
Ambassadors also welcomed new member, Vintage Rumours! Thank you, Joyce Rudquist, for having us at your business!

Stop by and check them out at 230 North Concord Exchange in South St. Paul!
Thank you, Dr. Vlad Leon, of Leon Orthodontics for reaching out to the River Heights Chamber as a new business and neighbor! Welcome to the Chamber!

Visit them at 5870 Blackshire Path or online here
CoffeeNet at Dakota Scott County Workforce Center
Thank you to our host, Dakota Scott County Workforce Center, for putting on a great joint Chamber CoffeeNet for our Chamber members to network with each other!

Welcome Back Deven!
The River Heights Chamber welcomes back, Deven Milligan, for his second internship with the River Heights Chamber of Commerce. Deven is currently a full-time student at Inver Hills Community College, pursuing a degree in law enforcement.

On top of school, Deven works full-time as a night auditor at the Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham in IGH. Deven’s current aspiration is to someday own and operate his own classic car restoration business. Deven will be with the Chamber through Labor Day, and is extremely eager to learn and work with the Chamber and our members.  

Deven can be reached by email here .
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Thursday, June 14
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Office, IGH
Golf News:

The Online Auction is LIVE!

Want to find fun items and experiences to enjoy this summer? Check out the generous donations from our area businesses here !

Bidding runs through Monday, June 18th at 6:00 p.m.
June Chamber Calendar of Events
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Kaposia Club Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Kaposia Club team (Dan Schadegg, Greg Miller, Matt Miller, Adam McMorrow, and R.J. Ryan), along with Mayor Jimmy Francis, Senator Karla Bigham and Councilmembers, joined together with the community on June 5th to break ground for the Kaposia Club coming this Fall in the historic town of South St. Paul!
Member News & Events
Town Square Television LIVE Legislative Wrap Program Capitol Commentary with Dist. 52 and 54 Legislators
Tuesday, June 12
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
South St. Paul City Hall,125 3rd Ave. N.,
South St. Paul

Capitol Commentary, a show featuring local District 52 and District 54 state Legislators, will be LIVE from South St. Paul City Hall, on Town Square Television Channel 19 (Comcast Xfinity 19 and CenturyLink Prism 8419/8919HD), online at www.townsquare.tv, and Facebook Live, on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 PM.

Invited guests include: Representative Rick Hansen, Representative Regina Barr, Representative Keith Franke, Senator Matt Klein, and Senator Karla Bigham.
Legislators will be speaking about the 2018 Legislative Session. Adam Carter, from WCCO Radio, will host the program.

The public is invited to attend the event at South St. Paul City Hall, to ask questions of the Legislators, and viewers will also have the opportunity to e-mail questions to questions@townsquare.tv through June 10. 

Capitol Commentary is produced jointly by Town Square Television and NDC4.
IGH Food Truck Days
The City of IGH will host a Food Truck Day every 3rd Wednesday of the month from June through September.

Join us for the first event:
Wednesday, June 20th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
Veterans Memorial Community Center Parking Lot (8055 Barbara Ave., IGH)

The events are open to the public. Both cash and cards will be accepted by the food vendors.

The following food trucks will be at our first event!

  • Sandy’s Grill and Italian Ice: Burgers, Chicago Dogs, Tacos, Fries, Italian Ice, and more!
  • Med Box Grill: Gyros, chicken kabobs, wraps, falafel, and more!
  • TotBoss: Tater tot meals and sides
  • Hometown Creamery: Homemade ice cream, waffle cones, and ice cream floats
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Winners
Comcast recently awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 41 Twin Cities area students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers   Scholarship Program. The students were honored during a State Capitol reception on May 17.

Danielle Ungurian, Inver Grove Heights, Simley High School, was our local recipient who was recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships from the Comcast Foundation!
More details:  https://comca.st/2JiKNZz
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 .
Be featured in a Member Spotlight
Only $100!
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.
Members' Hot Deals
Hot Deals & Job Postings!

Community Appreciation Loan Sale
June 17-24th

The Community Appreciation Loan Sale is BACK! Whether you’re looking to finance or refinance a vehicle, consolidate debt or cover holiday spending, we have your back with low rates and affordable terms.

Want to post a Hot Deal or Employment Opportunity ?  It's a free member benefit !
 Login to your member account or contact the Chamber here .