Weekly Update: January 8, 2018
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Membership Sales Manager Semi-Retirement Brings Open Job Position at the Chamber

Maggie Doody, the River Heights Chamber's Membership Sales Manager, has made the decision to embark on semi-retirement and will make the transition throughout January. Maggie has been a respected team member for 4+ years and her smile and friendly disposition will be greatly missed. Maggie was instrumental in many new chamber initiatives, successful events, keeping the Ambassador committee thriving, growing attendance at SSP Local Issues and quickly responding to prospective members and existing membership needs.

Membership Services Director Position Now Open:
The Membership Services Director is responsible for the sales of new memberships within the River Heights Chamber of Commerce as well as retention of existing members. This position implements strategic direction for the organization’s growth within the membership area. The Membership Services Director will develop and direct the annual planning within the department relating to membership growth, membership retention and expansion of the Chamber’s revenue streams. The position reports directly to the Chamber’s president. 

CoffeeNet at River Heights Vineyard Church - Jan. 3
Thank you, Sue and Jon Marsden & Peter Benedict of  River Heights Vineyard Church  for hosting our Chamber members and kicking off 2018 with a great event!

Ambassador Business Visit: Vermillion Bank & Insurance
Thanks to Nick Pettit, Kassandra Fries and Tim Rogge of Vermillion Bank and Insurance for meeting with our Chamber Ambassadors!

Vermillion Bank
2975 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights

Check them out online at: Vermillionbank.com
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, January 10:
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Senate District 54 Candidate Meet & Greet @ River Oaks Golf Course, Cottage Grove

Thursday, January 11:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Office, Inver Grove Heights
Senate District 54 Candidate Meet & Greet

Wednesday, January 10
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
River Oaks Golf Course
11099 US-61, Cottage Grove

Click on the flyer for more details
February Event Change:
Keep it Local for Lunch Moved to CoffeeNet
CoffeeNet @ MidWestOne Bank
co-hosted with The Coop
Tuesday, February 13
8 - 9 a.m.
MidWestOne Bank
930 Southview Blvd, South St. Paul

Leave Your Imprint on 2018
Put your business in the spotlight at the River Heights Chamber's Annual Meeting as we celebrate 115 years as your business advocate! Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the action and help honor the Chamber's 2018 Business of the Year, 2017 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence award recipient, Ambassadors and Rising Star award winner. Save the date and support the event as a sponsor on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Mendakota Country Club, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Four more Gander Outdoors slated to open in Minnesota...

A handful of rebranded Gander Outdoors stores are slated to open in Minnesota during the first half of 2018. The former Forest Lake Gander Mountain store is now scheduled to reopen in late-February to early-March as a Gander Outdoors, according...

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Member News & Events
Welcome New Member:
21 st Century Bank
Travis Jensen, Vice President
Commercial Lending
17 Washington Ave North Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 372-4380

New location coming in Lilydale, MN
December Ambassador of the Month:

Sue Marsden
River Heights Vineyard Church
6070 Cahill Avenue East
Inver Grove Heights
(651) 456-7644
Welcome New Ambassador Chair & Vice-Chair for 2018
At the January 4th Ambassadors Business Meeting, Amanda Kissner of Wakota Federal Credit Union was voted in as the 2018 Chair of the Ambassadors, and Brian Richardson of Comcast Business Systems was voted in as the Vice-Chair.

Congratulations! It's going to be a great 2018! Special thank you to the outgoing Ambassador Chair of 2017, Ruth Bader of Allrounder Remodeling!

View the current  Ambassadors here
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