November 30, 2020
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Urges State Lawmakers to Reach Agreement on a Relief Package to Help Small Businesses Survive
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce today urged Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate to approve a plan that will provide assistance to businesses who are facing significant economic challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic. Governor Walz and House Republicans today each released different plans that could provide financial support and regulatory relief to impacted businesses. The Minnesota Legislature is expected to be called back into a special session in the next few weeks where they would have the opportunity to vote on a support package.
Read full press release HERE
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Governor Walz Announces Immediate Relief for Minnesota Tourism Industry

Governor Tim Walz announced that over $1 million in crisis grants for the Minnesota tourism industry is available starting today through Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office. The grant program is designed to support nonprofit tourism promotion organizations, so they can continue to stimulate travel for the economic benefit of their communities.

Funding for qualifying organizations has been pre-determined and Explore Minnesota will notify grantees of their award. Qualifying organizations may request grant funding until March 15, 2021. Grant funds must be spent by Dec. 31, 2021. Tourism organizations can refer to the Phase II Crisis Tourism Marketing Grant guidelines for details, or contact their Regional Partner Relations representative with questions. 
Shop Local in Rosemount

The holiday shopping season is here and shopping local is more critical than ever. Supporting our local businesses through another winter impacted by the coronavirus is key to the fabric of the community. So we encourage you to commit to shopping local here at home. Support the businesses that donate to your kids sports teams, those who sponsor fun events in Rosemount, and those who pay taxes that keep our community growing and thriving.
December Public Affairs Webinar Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes

Join us Friday, December 4, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for our final Public Affairs Webinar of the year. After the 2020 General Election, conversations regarding elections and voter turnout will be discussed. Please join us as we hear from Joan Anderson Growe and Lori Sturdevant, authors of "Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes"
 
High voter turnout in Minnesota is no accident. It arose from the traditions of this state's early Yankee and northern European immigrants, and wisely chosen election policies have sustained it. Many of these policies were designed and implemented during the twenty-four-year tenure of Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Anderson Growe. Part of political history and part memoir is a reminder to Minnesotans to cherish and protect their tradition of clean, open elections.
Joan Anderson Growe
Lori Sturdevant
Thank you to our sponsors Charter Communications, Comcast,
Flint Hills Resources, and SKB Environmental.

**For all those who register and give a voluntary donation, you will receive a copy of Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes. You must register and pay the $10 registration fee no later then November 30th 2020, to receive a free copy of the book.**

Register HERE
Participating Non-Profit Organizations
  • 360 Communities
  • American Cancer Society
  • DARTS
  • Eagan Foundation
  • Guild
  • Kids n' Kinship
  • Neighbors, Inc.
  • South Metro Score
  • The Open Door
  • Town Square Television
Thank you to our sponsors CenturyLink, SKB Environmental, SPIRE Credit Union, Think Bank, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.


Register HERE
December Critical Issues Webinar: We are all in this together: COVID-19 Updates for Business

Join us Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM for our final Critical Issues Webinar of the year. Every business in Dakota County is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is actively working with our members and the business community to understand the options and impact of COVID-19.

Curious to find out the latest on the forefront of COVID-19? Join the DCR Chamber and Gina Adasiewicz, Dakota County Public Health, Daniel Huff, MN Department of Health, and Sharon Lamberton, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America, to hear about the latest updates on the virus, testing, and vaccines.   
Gina Adasiewicz
Public Health Supervisor
Dakota County Public Health
(Invited)

Daniel Huff
Assistant Commissioner
MN Department of Health
(Invited)

Sharon Lamberton
Deputy Vice President
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association of America
(Invited)

Thank you to our sponsors Comcast, Dakota Electric Association, Minnesota Energy Resources, SPIRE Credit Union, Superior Service Center, Think Bank, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Register HERE
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Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Statewide Policy Tour

The Chamber’s semi-annual Statewide Policy Tour is your opportunity to discuss how actions at the capitol impact your business. This winter’s tour looks a little different, but it’s no less important to make your voice heard. Throughout December, the Chamber will host a series of virtual tours based on geographical regions (see list below). Join us and your peers and help discuss policy impacts to help your business – and our the economy as a whole – recover and succeed throughout the state. Learn more HERE
As a DCR member, Cybick Productions is offering a bare-bones video option for your organization. Cybick will shoot a 30-second promotional video with a message to your customers. They will edit, colorize, add logos and graphics, voiceover if needed, and process it for upload. You’ll sound good and look good in 4K video!

Contact Cybick Productions and get your promo shoot on the schedule and get a professionally-produced social media promo that keeps your business on your customers’ minds.

Phone: (651) 357-4053
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, December 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Renewed Members
Comcast – 7 years
Netrix IT – 2 years

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Anna Schueler at aschueler@dcrchamber.com or call 651-452-9872.
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