July 17, 2017
A Changing of the Guard 

We wanted to let you know about a couple of staffing changes at your Chamber. Emily Corson, Communications & Events Director, recently accepted a new position with the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners as the Bar Exam Administrator. Her last day with the Chamber is Friday, July 21. She's been a wonderful team member and truly will be missed. Fortunately for us, Kelli Morgen, will be transitioning this week from her role as Member Relations Director to Events & Programs Director. Please join us in congratulating Emily and Kelli!
Committed to Business... for YOU.
What's Happening in Mendota Heights?
 
Join Mendota Heights Mayor Neil Garlock as he presents the State of the City Address in Mendota Heights. This is a great opportunity to learn of the accomplishments of the past year and what the future will bring for the community where you live, work or play. The State of the City Address will begin at 6:00 p.m. Click here to register.   
 
Can't make it to City Hall? Watch it LIVE on Town Square Television Channel 18 (Comcast) or Channel 8418 (CenturyLink Prism). It will also be available On-Demand.
Are You Ready to Build Your Network?
 
The opportunity for creating and building relationships is ever present at your Chamber! We hope you can join us for the following events:

July 25: Coffee Break at AccTech in Rosemount
August 10: Coffee Break at SpringHill Suites in Eagan
August 22: Coffee Break at St. Croix Academy in West St. Paul
  
August 31: 60th Anniversary Summer Celebration in Eagan (please note date change from August 17) 
 
Events Calendar
 
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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8:00 a.m.

3:30 p.m.
Golf Classic Committee

6:00 p.m.
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7:30 a.m.
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3:30 p.m.
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8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.
 Ribbon Cutting 
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11:30 a.m.
Executive Committee
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8:00 a.m.
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Did You Know? 
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Area map sales are coming to close, but it is not too late to reserve your space!  This map is distributed throughout our communities over the next two years. If you have not yet reserved your full color space, please contact Kristine Richteror 952-846-2047, at ECM Publishers this week!     
 
Be Part of Rosemount's Comprehensive Plan Update 
  
One of the main reasons the City of Rosemount devotes a lot of effort to its Comprehensive Plan is that it guides future development in the community. As Rosemount continues to grow, it's important to learn about the potential changes impacting businesses. We encourage you to attend the public open house on August 8 at 6:30 p.m. Read more in the Rosemount City News
Get Your Complimentary Tickets to the Small Business Summit   
  
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, are bringing a Small Business Summit to Minneapolis on July 27th. The Summit was created to provide high-level business experts and content to small businesses and entrepreneurs in our region to help make a positive impact on their business.
 
The Summit will be held at The Grand 1858 at Minneapolis Event Centers and will run from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A breakfast and lunch networking opportunity are included, along with great speakers like former Vikings player and current business owner, John Randle. Click here to read more about all the speakers.

Tickets are $50 for the general public but the U.S. Chamber has generously offered our members complimentary tickets! Click here to learn how to take advantage of this offer. 
Local Focus: Find Out What's Happening In Your Community
 
Farmington City Council meets July 17 - see the agenda
Mendota Heights City Council meets July 18 - see the agenda
Eagan City Council meets July 18 - see the agenda
West St. Paul Planning Commission meets July 18 - see the agenda
Rosemount Port Authority meets July 18 - see the agenda
Rosemount City Council meets July 18 - see the agenda 
Member Spotlight: Appreciating the Relationships
 
Lisa Franxman, Vice President Business Banking/Senior Bank Sales Manager, Anchor Bank
I handle the day to day operations of Anchor Bank in Farmington and enjoy partnering with business owners to help them thrive. In my career, the number one most amazing accomplishment for me was watching one of my business customers grow from a start-up company to a highly successful and profitable entity and knowing that I had a part in that. The three top things to know about me are that I'm relational, community focused, and I have an expertise in SBA lending.
 
I am serving my third term on the Board of Directors for the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. I have also had the privilege of being the Chair of the Women's Conference in 2015 and 2016 and have served on various committees. Through my involvement with DCR Chamber, I have learned a lot and appreciate the relationships I have developed over the years. I am also an active member of the Farmington Rotary Club where I am currently serving as Secretary.
 
New Members
We welcome the following new members!
 

Dasher USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc.
Companion Linc
Xfinity Store by Comcast


InterACT4Impact
Shannon Lovejoy
190 River Ridge Circle, Suite 317
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 288-7376
Visit website here

Located in Burnsville, InterACT4Impact has been partnering with entrepreneurs, growing small businesses and organizations to elevate the performance of their people and create healthy, engaged and productive workplaces since 2005. We provide our customers with simple and effective tools and strategies to address common workplace problems. We'll work with your team to increase productivity, create healthy workplace interactions and improve employee satisfaction. We give small businesses what they need to align, develop, retain, and hire great talent and to implement short-term actionable plans for sustainable business growth. Because in growing and thriving businesses, PEOPLE MATTER, RESULTS MATTER.


M² Business Solutions, Inc.
1260 Yankee Doodle Road
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 905-0560
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M² Business Solutions, Inc. specializes in the flow of information whether a paper document or an electronic file. Our expertise ranges from pressure seal forms & equipment, commercial printing, business forms, labels, envelopes, ad specialty and promotional items. We have over 60 years of experience providing workflow and document management solutions. We work to create solutions designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and profits. Our mission is to create a custom value proposition to meet your company's needs while maintaining world-class service and support.


Solo's Pizza Cafe - Eagan 
1270 Promenade Place, Suite 140
Eagan, MN 55123
(651) 454-1544
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Solo's Pizza is a Minnesota born and based company. Using only the freshest ingredients, we here at Solo's strive to be the best at what we do. Our personal pan pizzas are made fresh daily, we strive to meet the needs of each guest every time.

Watch for more information about these fine companies in upcoming Weekly Updates.
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Renewing Members
Last week these awesome members renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you!!  
            
 
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community!
 
Congratulations to Dr. Joel Fugleberg, Lifestyle Chiropractic, on being named one of the Best Chiropractors of 2017 by Minnesota Monthly!


DARTS is honored to be a finalist for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Mission Award for Innovation. The nomination recognizes DARTS creativity in using transit to solve both mobility and isolation for older adults. The West St. Paul, Hastings and South St. Paul LOOP routes have drawn state-wide attention. Congratulations DARTS!

Congratulations to Julie Bluhm, LICSW, who has been selected as the next Executive Director of Guild Incorporated, replacing Grace Tangjerd Schmitt, who will retire after leading the organization for over 25 years. Read more.

Our Ambassadors, along with sponsor, Valley Staffing, celebrated the opening of Apex Family Chiropractic in Apple Valley.  Dr. Ben Sevlie is ready to help you with all of your chiropractic needs. Congratulations to Apex Family Chiropractic! 
 Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
3352 Sherman Court, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121
www.dcrchamber.com
651.452.9872