November 9, 2020
2020 Dakota County Election Results

The 2020 General Election has wrapped up for a majority of local, state, and federal positions. The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to work with our newly elected and re-elected officials on initiatives that will benefit our members and Dakota County. Below are the winners of some key races around Dakota County.

  • United States Representative District 2 - Angie Craig
  • State Senator District 51 - Jim Carlson
  • State Senator District 52 - Matt Klein
  • State Senator District 57 - Greg Clausen
  • State Senator District 58 - Zach Duckworth
  • State Representative 51B - Liz Reyer
  • Mayor City of Farmington - Joshua Hoyt
  • Mayor City of West St. Paul - Dave Napier

Congratulations to these and all of the representatives who won on election night. You can see a full list of election winners HERE
Weekly Update Sponsor:
DCRC President Maureen Scallen Failor Hosts a Table for Guild’s Ladder of Hope

Please consider joining Maureen Scallen Failor, President DCR Chamber, at her virtual table on Thurs. November 19, 2020, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM to support Guild’s Virtual Ladder of Hope Event.

Guild offers integrated mental health, housing, and employment services to individuals living with mental illness and/or experiencing chronic homelessness. Guild services help individuals find high-quality mental health care, stable housing, and competitive employment right where they live.
Please email Maureen Scallen Failor to RSVP for this very important event at, we will have a great time together!

Learn more about Guild's Virtual Ladder of Hope event HERE
Business Support Series: Facebook Essentials for Business

Join us Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM for our latest Business Support Series Webinar: Facebook Essentials for Business. In a time when it’s hard to engage with your customers, stakeholders, and community in person, Facebook serves as a powerful platform for keeping people informed during the coronavirus public health crisis. This training will cover how you can use the Facebook family of apps, tools, and products to build community, stay connected, and raise awareness for your business.
Jannelle Watson
Jannelle Watson, spokesperson for Facebook, will lead this workshop. She leads cross-functional efforts that bring to life how Facebook is building community and bringing the world closer together, by developing and executing robust programs to train, advise, and support people in campaigns, government, and civil society organizations. 

Register HERE
Host a DCR Chamber of Commerce Coffee Break!

Looking to get more exposure for your organization? Want to meet other business professionals around the Dakota County area? Consider hosting a DCR Chamber Virtual Coffee Break.

The DCR Chamber is now offering sponsorships for our Virtual Coffee Breaks at $150! Hosting a Virtual Coffee Break offers your organization the opportunity to show off your business while meeting your fellow chamber members.

Learn more about hosting a Virtual Coffee Break by contacting Diane Mavis, Director of Program and Events, at  
Join the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce for their Fun is Good Webinar.

Here is an opportunity to take a break and have some fun. The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing in Mike Veeck and his “Fun Is Good” team for a lighthearted look at business, learning, and taking chances.

This is will be the first of five such events scheduled into 2021, and this first one is free to all comers. Securian Financial is sponsoring this series, so click on the link, sign up for the series, and join the SPACC Thursday, November 12, from 3 PM - 4 PM.

Register HERE
November DCR Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Breakfast Recap

We hosted our November Public Affairs Breakfast virtually Friday, November 3, 2020. This month's webinar focused on our local Dakota County Mayors and the key priorities for each of their cities. Thank you, Mayor Bill Droste (Rosemount), Mayor Mike Maguire (Eagan), and Mayor Dave Napier (West St. Paul) for joining us for this conversation about the future of our Dakota County cities. If you were not able to watch this month's Public Affairs Breakfast, you can watch a recording below.
Thank you to our sponsors, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Flint Hills, for their support of the DCR Chamber of Commerce.
Ramsey County Resiliency Fund

The Ramsey County Resiliency Fund is investing in community organizations that provide workforce, employment, food security, and health and well-being services to residents in 2020. The fund is an initiative of the Ramsey County Investment and Support Efforts program. The first phase is open to organizations that provide workforce programming. If you meet the requirements your organization could receive up to $10,000 in relief grants. Learn more or see if your organization is eligible for this relief grant HERE

Ride the DakotaLink for Free

The DakotaLink is now available for all to use! Ride the free bus service between Hastings, Cedar Grove Transit Center in Eagan, and the Signal Hills Shopping Center in West St. Paul. This transportation option can help you access County services, court appointments, employment, shopping, visiting friends and family, and more! Learn more about the DakotaLink free bus service HERE

Volunteer With Kids'n'Kinship

Kids'n'Kinship is looking for a volunteer to assist in assessing and strengthening their cyber security and to provide technical support to their small non-profit serving youth. If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Jane Belmore at
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, November 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Renewed Members

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at or call 651-452-9872.
Update Membership Files, Company Changes
Post your NewsHot Deals, and Job Openings

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