Weekly Update: May 14, 2018
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Did You Know...

How Does the Ball Drop Work?
Pick a numbered golf ball between 1 - 100

Payout is 50/50*
50% of the pot to the Chamber and the other 50% is paid out as follows:
  • 1st Place 50% of payout pot
  • 2nd Place 30% of payout pot
  • 3rd Place is 20% of payout pot

*Any open ball numbers unsold at the time of the ball drop, after golf concludes on June 18th, will become the property of the Chamber and if the numbered ball is a winner the proceeds will be the property of the River Heights Chamber.
Sid Puppe Memorial Service
Sid Puppe, former Chairman of the River Heights Chamber passed away. He was active in the Inver Grove Heights community: Business man, member of the school board, Inver Grove Heights City Council, Kiwanis, and the River Heights Chamber of Commerce where he received the 1996 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award. 

His memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17th at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Ave E., IGH.
Inver Grove Heights Local Issues
Inver Grove Heights Local Issues meeting focused a lot of time on discussing the last few weeks of the Legislative Session.  Rep. Regina Barr and Senator Klein's LA, Mike shared their work on the committees they sit on.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, May 15:
Ambassadors Business Visits:
  • 3:00 p.m. - Prospect Visit - Aces High Casino @ 171 Bridgepoint Drive, SSP
  • 3:30 p.m. - Prospect Visit - Sojos @ 201 Armor Avenue, SSP
  • 4:00 p.m. - New Member Visit - Beth Arntson @ Chamber Office 

Wednesday, May 16:
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - CoffeeNet Co-hosted with The Coop @ MidWest One Bank, New Location in South St. Paul

Thursday, May 17:
  • 8:00 a.m. - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber
May Chamber Calendar of Events
CoffeeNet @ MidWestOne Bank Co-Hosted with The Coop
Join us!

Wednesday, May 16
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
MidWestOne Bank
930 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul

MidWestOne Bank of South St. Paul is excited to show off their new building (just across the street from their original space) and team up with The Coop restaurant to bring you this month's CoffeeNet! Be one of the first to see the brand new MidWestOne Bank! Feel free to bring your staff, colleagues, friends, clients, or just join our fellow Chamber staff for coffee and breakfast treats!
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Southview Boulevard Closure Notice
Effective May 14, 2018
 County Road 14 (Southview Boulevard) will be closed between 20 th  Avenue and 12 th  Avenue as construction of the Southview Boulevard Improvements Project begins. This segment of roadway is anticipated to be closed until the end of July .
A marked detour will be provided for eastbound and westbound Southview Boulevard traffic during the closure. The detour route will include 21st Avenue, Marie Avenue, and 12th Avenue. Metro Transit bus service will follow the detour route and will relocate bus stops to Marie Avenue for the duration of the project. The 20th Avenue and 12th Avenue intersections will remain open during this phase of construction and access to dead-end or critical streets at 19th, 17th, 16th, and 13th Avenues will be maintained as much as possible.
Please contact the project hotline at 612-619-6284 with any questions about this closure.
Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
E & M Consulting Inc.
John Broback
1107 Hazeltine Road
Suite 350
Chaska, MN 55318
(800) 572-0011
April 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.
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