Weekly Update: October 9, 2017
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You should SAVE THE DATE for:
The Big Game Gala presented in conjunction with the Minnesota Vikings
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6-10 p.m.
JW Marriott at Mall of America

Wakota Federal Credit Union to Participate in CU Forward Day of Kindness
WFCU employees to volunteer and spread kindness in the South St. Paul and surrounding communities
South St. Paul, MN- On Columbus Day, Monday, October 9 , Wakota Federal Credit Union (WFCU) will join 37 other Minnesota credit unions and partners dedicating a total of 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities with an estimated impact on more than 33,574 people for CU Forward Day.

“As not-for-profit financial institutions, Minnesota’s credit unions work every day to improve their members’ financial lives,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins. “The collaborative effort on CU Forward Day is a perfect example of credit unions fulfilling their ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”

MN 2030 Community Conversation

DARTS is partnering with the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to host one of their MN 2030 conversations. They are looking for input from older adults, caregivers, professionals, volunteers, and basically everyone else. Anyone interested in how aging services may look in 2030, are encouraged to attend.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
RSVP to ensure we have space with laura.dunn@darts1.org or 651-455-1560
CoffeeNet at Town Square Television
Power Lunch with Regina Barr of Red Ladder
Special thanks to  Regina Barr  of Red Ladder for presenting at the Chamber's Power Lunch and sharing your expertise on how to "Gain the Professional Edge™" in your own business!
Ambassadors' Business Visit at Select Therapy
Check out their new expanded space in Inver Grove Heights! They now have 5 treatment rooms and a new therapy space. Congratulations on your growth!
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, October 10:
Ambassadors' Business Visit:
  • 11:00 a.m.- The Safi Group ReMax Advisors- Deorah Safi @ Mississippi Pub
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Keep it Local for Lunch @ Mississippi Pub

Wednesday, October 11:
  • 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - River Heights Chamber Clay Shoot @ South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club, SSP - Register Here

Thursday, October 12:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Office, IGH
Upcoming Chamber Events
Keep it Local for Lunch @ Mississippi Pub
Tuesday, October 10
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mississippi Pub, 4455 66th St. E., IGH

Join us to support a local restaurant and keep it local for lunch! Feel free to bring your staff, spouse, colleagues, friends, clients, or just join our fellow Chamber staff for lunch!
Last Chance to Register!

River Heights Clay Shoot
Wednesday, October 11
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club, 600 Gun Club Rd., SSP
All Skill Levels Welcome
Just opened: A new state-of-the-art rifle range to enjoy!

Raffle Tickets Available at the Chamber Office - $10/ticket - Get them before they are gone!
Promote Your Business at the Chambers' County-Wide Business After Hours in November
Thursday, November 2
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LaGrand Conference Center at Grandstay
 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley

Attendance is complimentary;
Booth registration is $90-$150
Reserve your booth by October 13th!
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Twin Cities Startup Week 2017: DEED's Programs to Assist ...

DEED Startup Open House Tuesday, October 10th 10 am - 2 pm First National Bank Building First-floor conference facilities (Minnesota and 5th Street entrance) 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul - View more about this event at Twin Cities Startup Week 2017

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Member News & Events
Member Advertiser of the Month : Inver Grove Toyota
Mobile Pack Event
Sunday, October 29
Starting at 9:30 a.m.
Inver Grove Toyota Showroom
1037 Highway 110, Inver Grove Heights

Inver Grove Toyota is partnering with  Feed My Starving Children for a Mobile Pack Event! Come and help us pack  100,000  meals in a single weekend!
Welcome New Chamber Members
Kelly Enterprises International
Kelly Jahner-Byrne
(651) 283-8333

The Safi Group- ReMax Advisors
Deborah Safi
11995 County Road 11
Burnsville MN 55337
September Ambassador of the Month:

Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange, South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255

Check out the  Ambassadors here
Congratulations to Brian MacKenzie
After decades in the retail sign business, Brian MacKenzie has retired from FASTSIGNS of Inver Grove Heights. The River Heights Chamber Board of Directors, staff and members wish him well in his retirement! Thank you for your service and support of the business community and River Heights Chamber over the years!
The HOW Conference
with Featured Speaker Kelly Jahner-Byrne

October 26
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 South Marquette Ave., Mpls

Having a business is more than an idea and a business card with your name on it. Thinking it through, involving the players and partners to help you shine, plug in some sweat and BIG effort, we’ll share HOW!

Register early , only 125 spots total

Town Square Television's
30th Birthday Bash Open House

Thursday, October 12
4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Town Square Television, 5845 Blaine Avenue, IGH

Members' Hot Deals

Destination: Massage - Massage Package Savings
Passport to a Healthy Mind & Body!

When you buy 2 or more massages, you qualify for great savings! 60-minutes @ $40/massage and 90-minutes @ $60/massage. Once the package is used, you can purchase a new package to continue your savings in 2017.