May 3, 2021
United States Curling Association Moving to Viking Lakes Campus
The United States Curling Association (USA Curling) today announced its official move from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to the Viking Lakes campus in Eagan, Minnesota.

“The move to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area opens the door for exciting new opportunities and increased exposure as interest continues to grow in the sport of curling,” said Chief Executive Officer of USA Curling Jeff Plush. “Our headquarters will also now be uniquely positioned next to USA Curling’s Official Sports Medicine Provider Twin Cities Orthopedics on the Viking Lakes campus, giving us the capacity to further support our athletes.”

Housed in the Innovation Center located at the center of the Viking Lakes campus, USA Curling’s new headquarters will be adjacent to the Minnesota Vikings headquarters and training facility Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. This strategic relocation offers synergies among all campus partners and stakeholders, including Training Haus, the home workout facility for many USA National Team curling athletes.

Read full press release HERE.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was established to assist businesses where the public assembles for the primary purpose of being served food or drink including restaurants, bars, bakeries, breweries, wineries, distilleries, etc. SBA is encouraging all restaurants to apply as soon as the portal opens at 11:00 a.m. CT on Monday, May 3. In preparation for the Monday launch of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, you can sign up to receive updates HERE.

On Thursday, April 29, Representative Angie Craig, in partnership with the SBA, held a webinar focused on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Representative Craig and SBA leaders explained the RRF and answered questions from attendees. You can watch a replay of the webinar HERE.

Check out the links below for more information about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund:
Celebrate National Small Business Week, May 2 - May 8, 2021
“Small businesses through our communities, cities, state, and country have endured a lot over this last year. They have made numerous sacrifices for their families and businesses. These businesses need us to support them," said, Maureen Scallen Failor, DCR Chamber President.

Small businesses are the life-blood of our community. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small business plays such a crucial role in our economy. That is why for over 50 years the U.S. has celebrated National Small Business Week to recognize the important role small businesses play in our economy. This year, National Small Business Week takes place this week, May 2-8, 2021.
The DCR Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Laura Roehl, New Director of Marketing & Partnerships
The DCR Chamber would like to welcome our new Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Laura Roehl, to our staff! Laura comes with extensive experience in Marketing, Communications, and Business Development. She has worked as VP of Marketing & Member Engagement at the Twin West and, most recently, at Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Laura’s responsibilities are to increase the organization’s presence throughout Dakota County and identify key business partners to achieve success in the organization’s strategic plan.

If you have any questions about your DCR Chamber membership, please contact Laura at Lroehl@dcrchamber.com. Welcome to the DCR Chamber, Laura!
Public Affairs Webinar: Leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature
As we enter into the last month of the 2021 Legislative Session, tax conformity, capital investment, transit/transportation funding, workplace mandates, and other business issues are still on the table with no final agreement. The outcomes will be critical to the success of the business community of Dakota County and the State of Minnesota.

Join us virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 8:00-9:00AM to hear from the leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature.
Senator Zach Duckworth
MN Senate Assistant Majority Leader
District 58
(invited)
Senator Melisa Franzen
MN Senate Assistant Minority Leader
District 49
(invited)
Rep. Anne Neu Brindley
MN House Deputy Minority Leader 
District 32B 
(invited)
Rep. Kaohly Vang Her
MN House Majority Whip
District 64A
(invited)
Register HERE
The City of Rosemount State of the City
Join Mayor Bill Droste on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 8:00-9:15AM, as he delivers the Rosemount State of the City.

Mayor Droste will review the highs and lows of 2020, and the exciting vision of what’s to come as Rosemount continues to grow and develop into a vibrant community to live and do business in. We are thrilled to announce that a limited amount of guests will be welcomed, in person, at the Rosemount Community Center. Guests will enjoy a catered breakfast and socially distanced seating, for a fun and safe event.

Register to attend the 2021 Rosemount State of the City in-person HERE. Registration is limited to 50 attendees to ensure COVID-19 protocols are maintained.
Thank you to our City of Rosemount State of the City Sponsor
Farmington State of the City Review
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 8:30AM-10:00AM, Mayor Joshua Hoyt gave his first State of the City address since his election as Mayor of Farmington in 2020.

Mayor Hoyt provided updates on what the City of Farmington has accomplished in the last year along with what to look forward to in 2021. A special thank you to Representative Angie Craig for joining the City of Farmington and kicking off the State of the City Address.

If you were unable to watch the 2021 Farmington State of the City, you can watch a replay of the event below.
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2021 Employers of Excellence Virtual Awards
Join the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board as they celebrate and recognize 10 area businesses from Dakota County and Scott County. This Zoom webinar will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 8:00-9:30am. You will also hear from Representative Angie Craig and Erik Therwanger, author of "Leading thru Chaos," Learn more about this great event HERE.
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
8:00-9:00AM
Meet the Chamber Presented by Andy Schmitz, Farmers Insurance
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
9:00-10:00AM
New Members
60 Marie Ave E Suite 220
West St. Paul, MN 55118
8095 66th St Ct S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
For more information on becoming a member, please email Laura Roehl, Director of Marketing & Partnership, at Lroehl@dcrchamber.com or 651-414-6500.
Renewed Members

Rasmussen College 32 years
Choice Bank – 15 years
21st Century Bank – 3 years


If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Anna Schueler at aschueler@dcrchamber.com or call 651-288-9204.
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