Weekly Update: November 13, 2017
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know?
You Can Now Nominate and Apply for the 2018 Business of the Year &
2017 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award
The time has come to nominate and apply for these prestigious awards from the River Heights Chamber!

All applications are due by November 29th!

Save the date of February 15, 2018 for the Annual Meeting and awards ceremonies.
We want your help in locating and connecting with the "top boss" of the following businesses for the Chamber's Most Wanted Membership Campaign !

How can you help? Please call the Chamber Tip Line at 651-451-2266 ext. 1032 and report any information you have to apprehend these businesses ASAP, or email your tip to Maggie here . If your tip leads to a successful membership conviction, a reward will be given. So who's on the lists?
South St. Paul Most Wanted
  1. Bonfe
  2. Cobra Transportation
  3. Rihm Kenworth
  4. Sportsman Guide
  5. First Supply
  6. Bestway, Inc.
  7. Superior Image
  8. Metzen Realty
  9. Royal Pet
  10. Historic Concord Exchange

Inver Grove Heights Most Wanted
  1. 123 Pasta
  2. Iwa Sushi
  3. Ideal Credit Union
  4. Target
  5. Tractor Supply Company
  6. Loften Labels
  7. Salem Liquors
  8. A&W Restaurant
  9. Peterson Popcorn
  10. Discount Tire Store

Campaign is running from now until December 31st.
Congressman Lewis Talks Tax Reform with Local Manufacturer
On Friday, November 10th, Bill Smith, CEO of Waterous Company hosted Congressman Jason Lewis to discuss tax reform, exporting and hear about the importance of manufacturing in Minnesota.

For more information on Congress' historic week in reforming our uncompetitive tax code, click here .
City of IGH Extends Offer to Hire New Chief of Police
Inver Grove Heights City Council voted on Thursday, Nov. 9th, at a special meeting, to extend an offer to Paul Schnell for the position of Inver Grove Heights Chief of Police.

Schnell started his career in law enforcement as a sheriff’s deputy in Carver County in 1992. For many years, he worked for the St. Paul police department and was police chief in Hastings before becoming Maplewood’s chief in July 2013, where he retired from earlier this year.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, November 14
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Keep it Local for Lunch @ South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club, 600 Gun Club Road, South St. Paul

Wednesday, November 15
  • 8:00 a.m. - Business Owners Roundtable @ Chamber Office

Thursday, November 16
  • 8:00 a.m. - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber Office
  • 9:30 a.m. - IGH CVB Board of Directors @ Chamber/CVB Office
Register Now - Big Game Gala, December 5th

You're invited to the Big Game Gala presented by the Minnesota Vikings! Everyone won't be able to attend Super Bowl LII, but everyone can participate in the celebration of the Big Game Gala - register early!

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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Public Comment Period for Dakota County’s Draft Solid Waste Master Plan: Now to Dec 1.

The draft Dakota County Solid Waste Master Plan is now available for your review. Residents, businesses, municipalities, schools, and waste industry representatives are invited to provide comments on the Draft Master Plan through December 1. Dakota County would like to hear from businesses and organizations specifically about proposed trash and recycling strategies
Comments can be:
  • Emailed to wasteless@co.dakota.mn.us, or
  • Mailed to Dakota County Environmental Resources Department, Attn: Renee Burman, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
The draft plan includes educational, financial and regulatory approaches to implement a variety of tactics and increases accountability among all stakeholders. Strategies in the draft plan were developed based on feedback gathered during the County’s stakeholder engagement process, and incorporate required approaches identified in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Metropolitan Solid Waste Policy Plan More than 1,500 residents, business and industry representatives, cities and schools officials, and other stakeholders provided input on solid waste issues and potential strategies over the past year.
Member News & Events
Walk to End Hunger
Thanksgiving Morning
Thursday, November 23
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
Mall of America

Join Neighbors, Inc. for the 10th Annual Walk to End Hunger, a family-friendly 5K fun walk held on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. It's a great way to start your holiday off right by giving back before you give thanks! 

Holiday Sale at Dakota Medical Solutions
Friday, November 24
Holiday Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
6555 Cahill Ave., Suite 103, IGH

Clip & Save Coupon on Flyer
October Ambassador of the Month:

Brenda Dietrich
Hardline Concrete & Masonry Inc.
7421 Bester Ave, Inver Grove Heights
(651) 387-2867

Check out the  Ambassadors here
Members' Hot Deals

Black Friday Loan Sale
Whether you’re looking to finance or refinance a vehicle, consolidate debt or cover holiday spending, Wakota Federal Credit Union has your back with low rates and affordable terms.
Apply between 11/20 – 11/27/2017 to qualify!

Rates starting as low as 0.99% APR* on New or Used Vehicles, Boats, Snowmobiles, and RV’s! Rates starting as low as 5.99% APR* on Unsecured Loans that can be used as Personal Loans or for Debt Consolidation!