December 7, 2020
December Critical Issues Webinar: We are all in this together: COVID-19 Updates for Business

With COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise and the Minnesota government dialing back businesses, many business owners are asking what they can do. Join us Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM for our Critical Issues Webinar focused on COVID-19 updates for businesses. 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

Daniel Huff
Assistant Commissioner
MN Department of Health

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

Thank you to our sponsors CenturyLink, SKB Environmental, SPIRE Credit Union, Think Bank, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Register HERE
Weekly Update Sponsor:
We need your support to keep our employees working. Order take-out and try our famous burgers or Broasted chicken with a 15% discount for DCR Chamber members this week at our West St. Paul location. (Offer valid 12/7-12/13)

Hours: 11:30 AM -8:00 PM daily Phone: (651)456-5858

Order Online HERE
Participating Non-Profit Organizations
  • 360 Communities
  • American Cancer Society
  • Eagan Foundation
  • Guild
  • Kids n' Kinship
  • Neighbors, Inc.
  • South Metro Score
  • The Open Door
  • Town Square Television
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
Start Your Morning With Virtual Coffee Break!

Join the DCR Chamber Thursday, December 10, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, for our bi-monthly networking event, Coffee Break. Start your morning off right with a fresh cup of coffee from the comfort of your home and friendly networking.

Each participant will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.
Coffee Break was established by the DCR Chamber to network in a comfortable atmosphere. Register for a great morning of virtual networking.

Register Here
Comcast Awards 14 Twin Cities Businesses with RISE Award

Comcast recently awarded 14 businesses in the Twin Cities as Comcast RISE award recipient. The RISE program is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative to help strengthen small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19. The first phase of Comcast RISE, focused on U.S. Black-owned, small businesses. Award recipients will receive one or more of the following business services: consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the specific needs. Congratulations to these businesses! Learn more about the Comcast Rise Program HERE.
Las Tortillas Selected 2020 Bob Killeen Award Winner

Las Tortillas restaurant, in Rosemount, was recently selected as the 2020 Bob Killen Award Winner, Sponsored by the Dakota-Scott County Workforce Development Board. This award recognizes an organization for the implementation of innovative or quality practices. Congratulations Las Tortillas!
Think Bank promotes Jenny Hosfeld to President

Think Bank is pleased to announce that Jenny Hosfeld has been promoted to President. As President and CBO, Hosfeld will lead Think’s mortgage, insurance, financial planning, consumer, and business banking areas, as well as the bank’s efforts in business and product development, marketing, operations, and technology. Read the full press release HERE.
Xcel Energy Pandemic and Civil Unrest Recovery Program

If your business is an Xcel Energy electric customer in Minnesota and saw an electric load decrease of 25% or more as a direct result of the pandemic or civil unrest, you may qualify for a 25% discount on the base energy and demand charges on your bill through from Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, 2021. To find out more and get started, fill out the interest form HERE.
City of Rosemount "Shop Local" Initiative

The City of Rosemount recently launched a "Shop Local" initiative for the Holiday Season. We encourage you to commit to shopping locally in Rosemount. Support the businesses that donate to your kid's sports teams, those who sponsor fun events in Rosemount, and those who pay taxes that keep our community growing and thriving. Learn more about the "Shop Local" initiative and how to get involved HERE.
Dakota County Waiving Liquor License Fees for 2021

In an effort to help small businesses, Dakota County is waiving liquor license fees for 2021. Our Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the waiver on Tuesday. The waiver applies to bars and event venues under the county’s jurisdiction. Learn more HERE.
Finance & Commerce Announces Top Women of Finance Award

Finance & Commerce recently announced Young Bebus, Owner of VR located in Minneapolis, MN as the Top Women of Finance Award winner. Finance & Commerce has honored Minnesota’s Top Women in Finance each year since 2001. The 20 members of this year’s class of honorees have proven their medal by rising through the ranks or starting their own businesses. They include a CEO, financial officers, vice presidents and more. Check out the great articles on Young and all the other honorees, written in Finance & Commerce's most recent publication. Read articles HERE.
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

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DART Transit Company – 31 years
Phil’s Body Shop – 12 years

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