October 5, 2020
2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic Huge Success
The 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic took place Monday, September 28, 2020, at Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights. Over 110 golfers enjoyed golfing and networking at one of the Twin Cities' best golf courses on a beautiful fall day. Thank you to everyone who came in participated in our Golf Classic to help support, the DCR Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation. With your support the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation raised money to support secondary education for students in Dakota County, our non-profit organizations, and community organizations.

A special thank you to all our sponsors, without them we would not be able to host events like this. Our sponsors provided a fun day on the course with games, food, and charitable donations on different holes around the course.

Congratulations Mike Dahlstrom, Logan Martin, Peter Vogel, and John Winters from the City of Rosemount for winning the 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic!
Thank you Rodel Q. Photography for capturing the 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic.
Omni Viking Lakes Hotel Open For Business

A virtual ribbon cutting was held, Thursday, October 1, 2020, for the new Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan. The hotel is located adjacent to the Minnesota Vikings headquarters TCO Performance Center. The American Nordic-inspired design of the hotel features the region and subtle nods to the Minnesota Vikings. It is the first expansion to Minnesota for Omni Resorts & Hotels, which is based in Texas. Check out the great services the new Omni Viking Lakes Hotel provides and book a room HERE
DCR Chamber Hosts 2020 Election Candidate Forums

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, The DCR Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Velocity Public Affairs, hosted Candidate Forums for the Minnesota Senate 58 and Farmington Mayoral races. Both Forums gave the candidates the opportunity to talk about the pressing issues that revolve around this years election. It also gave members of our audience the opportunity to ask direct questions to the candidates while getting to know them better. If you were unable to watch the Minnesota State Senate 58 or Farmington Mayoral Candidate Forums, click the links below to watch a recording of each.


The DCR Chamber will be hosting three more Candidate Forums next week:


  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM the DCR Chamber and Savage Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting the Minnesota House of Representatives District 56 Candidate Forum. Dan Hall (R) and Lindsey Port (D) are invited to participate. This will broadcast over Savage TV and the DCR Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. To watch the Candidate Forum on Savage TV online, click HERE.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM the DCR Chamber and Savage Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting the Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A Candidate Forum. Jess Hanson (D) and Pam Myhra (R) are invited to participate. This will broadcast over Savage TV and the DCR Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. To watch the Candidate Forum on Savage TV online, click HERE.
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, the DCR Chamber will host the Minnesota Second Congressional District 2 seat Candidate Forum. Incumbent Representative Angie Craig (D) and challenger Tyler Kistner (R) are invited to participate. The Candidate Forum will focus on issues that are important to the business community and how these candidates will work to ensure businesses can succeed. This will be broadcast over Eagan TV (Comcast channel 859), Eagan TV Facebook, Eagan TV Youtube, and the DCR Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. You can find out more information about the Candidate Forum HERE.
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 for the Critical Issues Forum 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
Join the DCR Chamber and Think Mutual Bank for Coffee Break

Start your morning off right Thursday, October 8, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMvirtually with Coffee Break, Hosted By Think Mutual Bank. 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 virtual networking!

Register HERE
 
If you are interested or have any questions about hosting a Coffee Break, please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events, dmavis@dcrchamber.com
DCR Chamber of Commerce Restarts Public Affairs Breakfast Programming

On Friday, October 2, 2020, The DCR Chamber of Commerce hosted it's first Public Affairs Breakfast since June 2020. This month's Public Affairs Breakfast focused on the upcoming general election and the local, state, and federal levels. Todd Rapp, CEO of Rapp Strategies, and Maureen Shaver, Shaver Public Relations, were our featured speakers this month. Both did an excellent job of forecasting and informing our members of trends and what to expect from the upcoming election.

Thank you to our sponsors, Charter Communication, Comcast, and Flint Hills Resources for sponsoring the 2020 Public Affairs Breakfast. If you were unable to join us for the October Public Affairs Breakfast, you can watch a recording HERE
Take the DCR Chamber of Commerce Membership Survey

The Dakota County Board of Directors are working on the organization's 2021 priorities.  We would like to hear from you as we move forward in the planning process. We ask you to take the survey below as your input is extremely important.  

Thank you again for your support and time!
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at pschmidt@dcrchamber.com or call 651-452-9872.
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