March 1, 2021
Governor Tim Walz Outlines State of Minnesota Vaccine Timeline
On Thursday, February 25, 2021, Governor Tim Walz announced the State of Minnesota plans and timeline for each phase of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Minnesota is continuing to immunize those at highest risk of getting COVID-19, as well as those most at risk of severe disease and complications if they become infected. Adults aged 65+ are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 – and we will vaccinate at least 70% of Minnesota seniors before expanding eligibility to other groups. 

After we vaccinate 70% of seniors, eligibility will expand based on underlying health conditions and workplace exposure risk. As with all decisions throughout this pandemic, we are guided by science, medical evidence, and federal guidelines.

All Minnesotans who have not been vaccinated should sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to stay updated on eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine and connect to local vaccine opportunities when they become available.
Minnesota’s vaccine progress is possible because of the strong and stable network of providers that have been mobilized. Health care systems, local pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, hospitals, local public health facilities, and state-run community vaccination sites have been activated to bring the vaccine to Minnesotans in every community across the state. We are committed to an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to expand access in the weeks and months ahead.

Vaccines are here, and they are saving lives. As vaccine supply increases, it will become easier than ever to get a shot. Until then, it’s important to take easy steps to slow the spread of illness. Wear your mask, stay 6 feet away from others, wash your hands, and get a COVID-19 test if you need one. When it’s your turn, get your vaccine. After you’ve had your shot, continue following these safe practices to protect your neighbors while they wait for their vaccine.
Support the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation Wine & Spirits Pull
You have wine, and we need wine....what a perfect situation! The 10th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum is once again conducting a Wine & Spirits Pull, raising funds for the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Please consider donation a wine or a spirit, valued at $15 or more, and in return we will give you or your business additional exposure at on-site. You can add your business card, wine wrap, or glass charm to the bottle, so the person choosing your bottle knows who it is from.

Register to donate to the Wine & Spirits Pull at the 10th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum, click HERE. If you would like to sponsor this event, contact Heather Proskey, Director of Events & Member Experience, at hproskey@dcrchamber.com.
Thank You to our WomEn's Leadership Fourm Sponsors
Nominate a Organization for the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development 2021 "Employers of Excellence" Awards
Make your voice heard! Each year, real business people like The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board invites area organizations to participate in the 2021 "Employers of Excellence" program. All employers in Dakota and Scott counties are encouraged to participate. Contact WDB Director Mark Jacobs at 651-554-5622 for more information or go HERE to start the survey. Deadline for survey completion is March 5, 2021. Winners will be announced May 13th.
DCR Chamber Offers Free Notary to Members
The DCR Chamber is officially open Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. If you are a member of DCR Chamber, we offer free notary! Stop in and say hi and get your documents notarized.
March Public Affairs Webinar: A Conversation With Chief Prosecutor Jim Backstrom

Since 1987 Dakota County Attorney, Jim Backstrom, has served his community as a public servant. After 33 years of representing Dakota County in the courtroom, Chief Prosecutor Backstrom unexpectedly announced his retirement earlier this year.
 
Join us Friday, March 5, 2021, from 8:00-9:00 AM for a conversation with Chief Prosecutor Backstrom as we take a look back at his distinguished career and the cases that he prosecuted. From county courtrooms to the Supreme Court, Chief Prosecutor Backstrom has made an impact on law & order across the country. We will also discuss what the future holds for the Dakota County Attorney's office, and for Chief Prosecutor Backstrom personally.
Jim Backstrom
Dakota County Chief Prosecutor
Register HERE
Thank you to our Public Affairs Webinar Sponsors
Business Support Series: Engaging in a Divided Public
Join the DCR Chamber on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 9:00-10:00AM as we kick off our 2021 Business Support Series.

Heightened tensions. Growing mistrust. Cancel culture. Communications have fundamentally changed over the past year, but the seeds were planted long before 2020. People today are isolated – which can cause social discomfort and division. But we’re also more engaged than ever with decisionmakers and have 24/7 access to platforms where our voices can be heard.

With so much noise, how can we rise above the fray to effectively advocate for our interests? Communications expert Jennifer Hellman, COO Goff Public, will share how individuals and organizations can have a meaningful dialogue in these divided times and avoid the pitfalls of this fast-paced communications world.
Jennifer Hellman
Chief Operating Officer, Goff Public
Register HERE
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District 57 Virtual Town Hall

Join Rep. Bierman, Senator Clausen, and Rep. Huot for a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP HERE to get the Zoom link and submit a question in advance. We will be prioritizing these questions, so please be sure to submit one ahead of time if you can. We’ll also be live streaming the event on Facebook HERE.
TriDistrict Career & College Readiness Initiative Looking for Businesses and Organizations for County Virtual Teen Job Fair

The TriDistrict Career & College Readiness Initiative is hosting a Virtual Teen Job Fair on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 3:30-6:30PM. This event is geared towards young job seekers of all abilities and ages 14-22. 
 
Dakota and Scott County businesses and organizations interested in hosting a virtual booth must complete the online application. This is a hiring event for seasonal, part time, or permanent employment.  This application will be available thru March 1, 2021.  Applications will then be reviewed and employers will be contacted regarding registration/virtual booth set up.  Learn more and complete online application HERE.
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, March 11, 2021
8:00-9:00 AM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
9:00-10:00 AM
New Members
5565 Blaine Ave, Suite 250
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076

11979 County Road 11, Suite 280 Burnsville, MN, 55337

915 Blue Gentian Rd, Suite 900
Eagan, MN, 55121
1350 Lagoon Ave, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55408

1400 Corporate Center Curve, Suite 110
Eagan, MN 55121
For more information on becoming a member, please email Heather Proskey at hproskey@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members


Coldwell Banker Burnet32 years
Castle Rock Agency – 27 years
JBL Companies – 27 years
DHL Global Forwarding – 24 years
Think Bank – 11 years
MSP Commercial – 9 years
Spire Credit Union – 6 years
Crown Rental – 5 years
Ergotran Inc. – 5 years
USTA Northern – 1 year


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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