Weekly Update: March 12, 2018
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MN Supplier Match Connects Companies, Grows the Economy
By: Doug Loon, President Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to MN Supplier Match. We invite and encourage your participation in this new database that seeks to highlight Minnesota’s robust supply chain and increase business-to-business activity in the state.
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MN Supplier Match | Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

MN Supplier Match creates value for Minnesota businesses who want the advantages of sourcing from local suppliers: accessibility, short lead-times, shared networks, and trusted quality. It creates value for suppliers looking for new business...

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Small Business of the Year Award Luncheon & Trade Show
Thursday, April 12
11:00 a.m. - Trade Show - Reserve Your Booth Here
12:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Award Ceremony
Southview Country Club, 239 E. Mendota Road, West St. Paul
$40 per person

Join us for the River Heights Chamber's small business event of the year! Visit our members in the trade show, network and enjoy a great luncheon where you will hear from our Keynote Speaker, Bob Schlichte, from Mille Lacs Corporate Venture, and see who will be honored with the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award! 

This year, we're changing it up, and the top three nominees for the Small Business of the Year Award will be highlighted during the luncheon, and the winner will be announced at the luncheon - don't miss it! 

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, March 13:
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Legislative Reception @ Lost Spur Golf Course

Thursday, March 15:
  • 8:00 a.m. - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber Office
  • 3:00 p.m. - Golf Task Force @ Southview Country Club
March Chamber Calendar of Events
Join Us For Our Upcoming Partnership Events
All of the Dakota County Chambers of Commerce are partnering on a
  • Legislative Reception on March 13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Lost Spur Golf Course
  • The State of Dakota County Address on April 4 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Southview Country Club.

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is seeking companies interested in sponsoring one or both events. Your logo will be on the invitation and event acknowledgements that all six Chambers of Commerce will use to promote attendance.  Contact Jennifer here
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
State Gains 2,500 Jobs in January
Unemployment rate steady at 3.3 percent
From: Minnesota Employment & Economic Development

Minnesota employers added 2,500 jobs in January, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Newly revised figures indicate the state gained 20,116 jobs over the past 12 months, a 0.7 percent growth rate. U.S. jobs were up 1.5 percent during that period. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January held steady at the revised 3.3 percent posted in December. The U.S. employment rate was 4.1 percent in January. 

Minnesota launched the year on a positive note with 2,500 new jobs, ” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “ While job growth over the past year was slower than earlier data suggested, the economy is still growing and businesses are hiring. ” 

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. 

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Member News & Events
February Ambassador of the Month
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, March 22nd
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(4:30 Ribbon Cutting)
MidWestOne Bank
930 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul

Please join us for appetizers and refreshments as we celebrate the grand opening of our new South St. Paul location! 
Put Your Business 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 .
Members' Hot Deals

This rich sponsorship package provides television and online (Live and On-Demand) exposure for your business during Town Square Television’s Game of the Week coverage of the Minnesota Vixen Football 2018 season HOME games.

Click here to see how your business is recognized within these multi-media opportunities! 

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