October 12, 2020
DCR Chamber Hosts Candidate Forum With Congresswoman Angie Craig and Challenger Tyler Kistner
The 2020 DCR Chamber of Commerce concluded its 2020 election season Candidate Forums on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with the Minnesota Second Congressional District 2 Seat. Incumbent Congresswoman Angie Craig (D) and Challenger Tyler Kistner (R) held a lively conversation moderated by DCR Chamber President, Maureen Scallen Failor. The Candidate Forum gave each candidate the opportunity to talk about the pressing issues that revolve around this years election, specifically topics revolving around business and COVID-19. Both Congresswoman Angie Craig and Tyler Kistner fielded questions from DCR Chamber members that wrote in prior to the event. If you were unable to watch the Minnesota Second Congressional District 2 Seat Candidate Forum, you can watch a recording below.
You can also check out some recaps of this event from our local media outlets.

Thank you Velocity Public Affairs for being the sponsor for all of our 2020 Candidate Forums this election year!
Dakota County Critical Issues Forum - Housing in Dakota County and What it Means for Businesses

Join us, virtually, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM for our next Critical Issues Forum - Housing in Dakota County and What it Means for Businesses. Affordable, quality housing is the backbone of our regional economy. It is critical to workers’ quality of life, enhances employers’ ability to expand and grow, and is vital to attract new businesses.
 
Our region is not producing enough workforce housing to meet the demand of our growing economy. Right now, one-in-five workers in the Twin Cities area housing cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on housing. Against this backdrop, policymakers, municipalities, and regions across the state, non-profit, and business leaders are coming together to create a stronger commitment to the urgent need for more homes that are affordable for more Minnesotans.
 
Join us for a conversation with an interesting panel of government, business, and non-profit leaders about our region’s housing situation and what we can do to improve it.

Register HERE
Cheryl Young
Senior Economist
Zillow Group
Colleen Ebinger
Vice President
Family Housing Found
Judy Johnson
Project Director
Prosperity's Front Door
Tony Shertler
Executive Director
Dakota County CDA
Kick-Off Your Morning Networking With The DCR Chamber and Dakota Electric Association at Hope Fieldhouse
Start your morning off right Tuesday, October 27, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, with Dakota Electric Association at Hope Fieldhouse in Rosemount, with a fresh cup of coffee or beverage that you bring from home. Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true; there’s a simple power in people coming together. We will provide each participant with the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. Join us for a great morning of in-person networking!

  • Registration is REQUIRED.
  • There will be NO day of event sign up.
  • All attendees MUST wear a mask.
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart) is of the utmost importance.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • Bring your own coffee/beverage.
  • Handshaking is discouraged; we recommend air-fives and elbow bumps.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, we ask that you remain home.
  • If you have been exposed to a person with confirmed COVID-19 within the last 14 days, we ask that you remain home.

Register HERE
Hear From Dakota County Mayors at November DCR Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Breakfast

Join the DCR Chamber of Commerce, virtually, Friday, November 6, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for our next Public Affairs Breakfast. Hear from Mayor Doug Anderson, Lakeville, Mayor Bill Droste, Rosemount, Mayor Mike Maguire, Eagan, and Mayor Dave Napier, West St. Paul for a candid discussion of each mayor's priorities for 2021. We will hear their specific issues of importance and the economic outlooks for their cities. Other topics that will be discussed are the impacts of civil unrest, the Coronavirus pandemic, transportation, economic development, affordable housing, and how these cities will work together in the future.

Register HERE
Mayor Doug Anderson
(Invited)
Mayor Bill Droste
(Invited)
Mayor Mike Maguire
(Invited)
Mayor Dave Napier
(Invited)
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Updates for Major Road Work Around the Airport

Road construction near the MSP International Airport is making headway on the road and ramp repairs on westbound Highway 5. This construction will continue through the month of October. Construction on I-494 between the Minnesota River Bridge in Mendota Heights and 3rd Avenue in South Saint Paul is substantially complete. The contractor team is now working through finishing touches. Find more updates on the road work around MSP International Airport HERE
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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