June 1, 2021
2021 DCR Chamber Golf Classic Right Around the Corner
The 15th Annual DCR Chamber Golf Classic is just over a month a way and we hope to see you there! Spend the day golfing at the beautiful Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights, while enjoying networking, entertainment, and friendly competition! 

Sponsorships for this event are still available, but filling up quickly. We have limited sponsorships for exclusive holes, driving range, practice putting green and more. Make sure your business gets in front of some of the most influential organizations and business leaders from around Dakota County. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, check out our Golf Classic Sponsorship Flyer, HERE. Contact Laura Roehl, Director of Marketing & Partnerships, at lroehl@dcrchamber.com or (651) 414-6500 if you have interest or questions regarding sponsorship.
As part of the 15th Annual DCR Chamber Golf Classic, we will be hosting a silent auction. The proceeds of the silent auction will go towards the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation and our scholarship award recipients in 2022.

We are looking for DCR Chamber businesses and organizations to donate items for the support of our charitable foundation. If your business is willing and able to donate a gift card, experience, or item of at least $30 in value, please contact Heather Proskey, Director of Events, at hproskey@dcrchamber.com or (651) 288-9200.
Thank You To Our Golf Classic Sponsors
Dakota Electric Association
Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Frandsen Bank & Trust
Gateway Bank - Mendota Heights
Goff Public
Hartigan Outdoors
Minnwest Bank
Old National Bank - Eagan
SKB Environmental
Xcel Energy
Weber Johnson
Fun-Filled Flint Hills Family Festival Returns For 20th Year
Celebrate, nurture and advocate for the artist in every child at the 20th annual Flint Hills Family Festival, June 1-12! Presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and Flint Hills Resources, this year’s in-person and virtual festivities include student matinees, art-making activities, workshops, and performances by Dancing Familias Workshop, House of Dance, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Native Pride Dancers, and Okee Dokee Brothers with Sonia de los Santo.

For details and a full schedule of activities, visit ordway.org/festival.
CynCity Tours Host Special DCR Chamber Coffee Break
Thank you, CynCity Tours, for hosting DCR Chamber members for a special in-person coffee break on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Members spent the morning networking while taking a tour around St. Paul, learning about the infamous gangsters who enjoyed protection in the city.

Learn more about CynCity Tours and reserve your tour today: cyncitytours.com
WomEn's Leadership Forum Scholarship Recipient Recognized as Teen Changing the World
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a congratulates to one of our 2021 WomEn’s Leadership Forum Scholarship recipients, Ankitha Kumar, for being named a People Magazine Teens Changing the World.

Ankitha, of Inver Grove Heights, is recognized for launching an online tutoring website to assist children struggling during online learning, helping more than 365 children, in all 50 states, and in 12 countries.

Congratulations Ankitha!
Public Affairs Webinar: Meet the Members of the Dakota County Legislative Delegation
The 2021 Legislative Session ended May 17, 2021 with a preliminary agreement on the budget. Agreement was reached on no new taxes, full conformity for PPP, and Unemployment Insurance, but many policy decisions remain. 

Please join us on Friday, June 4, 2021 to hear from members of the Dakota County Legislative Delegation, there will be plenty to discuss!
Senator Jim Carlson
District 51, D
(invited)
Senator Greg Clausen
District 57, D
(invited)
Rep. Pat Garofalo 
District 58B, R
(invited)
Rep. John Huot
District 57B, D
(invited)
Rep. Jon Koznick
District 58A, R
(invited)
Rep. Ruth Richardson
District 52B, D
(invited)
Sponsors a Coffee Break
DCR Chamber Coffee Breaks take place the second Thursday and last Tuesday if each month, 8:00-9:00AM. Have the DCR Chamber and our members come to your business to network and find out more about your organization - you provide the refreshments.

Limited June - December 2021 dates available, $300 investment. Contact Heather Proskey, Director of Events, at (651) 288- 2900 to secure your date!
Eagan State of the City Recap
On Thursday, May 27, 2021 The City of Eagan in conjunction with the DCR Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Eagan State of the City. Mayor Maguire shared stories of how Eagan continued to be a successful city, and a strong community in 2020 because of the community’s resilience and how the city adjusted, including services, programs, and policies that helped maintain essential services, and helped the Eagan community move forward through the pandemic. Watch a replay of the Eagan State of the City below
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“Alexa, when is my electricity bill due?” Xcel Energy Unveils Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Customers Manage Bills 
Xcel Energy announced today a new Amazon Alexa skill, or voice app, that allows customers to easily manage their account and track their energy use. With this new Alexa skill customers can check their bill balance, compare their energy usage to last year, and be reminded of their payment due date. By enabling the free Amazon Alexa app, customers can simply say saying “Alexa, link my Xcel Energy account” to get started. Alexa will send customers an email to finish linking their account. Read the full press release HERE
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Dakota County Volunteer Fair
Local organizations in collaboration with Inver Hill Community College is offering a variety of opportunities to make a positive impact in our vibrant communities, and the potential to engage with others with similar interests. Volunteering shares your talents, develops new skills, expands resources and services, raises awareness of social needs, connects communities, and builds friendships. Whether you are looking for one-time, ongoing, project-based or seasonal; for individuals, families or groups (businesses, churches, civic organizations, schools, etc.) in person or remote from home, there is a role for you to contribute to making a difference in your community.

Check out these local organizations that are currently seeking new volunteers! Learn more HERE
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required

Check out all the upcoming DCR Chamber events on the DCR Chamber of Commerce Online Calendar. Visit HERE
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 8:00 - 9:00AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:00 - 9:00AM
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Renewed Members

Transition Realty – 2 years
SouthMetro Score – 1 year

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