September 28, 2020
DCR Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Breakfast Series Returns with Update on State, Congressional, and Presidential Forecast
Join the DCR Chamber on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM virtually as we restart our Public Affairs Breakfast Series. This months Public Affairs Breakfast will focus on the forecast of the 2020 election for the State, Congressional, and Presidential races.
The political climate has changed. The ends of the spectrum have become more polarized and divisive, voters have become unpredictable, fake news, and social media have impacted everything! Is this the new norm in our elections? Join us to hear from Todd Rapp, CEO of Rapp Strategies, and Maureen Shaver, Shaver Public Relations, a conversation about local and national politics, trends, and the upcoming State, Congressional and Presidential Elections.
Thank you Comcast, Charter Communications, and Flint Hills Resources for sponsoring the Public Affairs Breakfast Series!
Maureen Shaver
Shaver Public Relations
Todd Rapp
Rapp Strategies
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Lisa Franxman, DCR Chamber Board Treasurer, Selected as 2020 Top Women in Finance

Lisa Franxman, MidCountry Bank Hastings Market President and DCR Chamber Board Member, has be selected as a 2020 Top Women in Finance Honoree. This distinction is given to select women in the financial industry who have made an impact within their profession and their communities. Congratulations, Lisa!

To learn more, and to view the other women who share this esteemed recognition, visit HERE
DCR Chamber Hosts 2020 Election Candidate Forums

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and Thursday, September 24, 2020, The DCR Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Velocity Public Affairs, hosted Candidate Forums for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners District 3 and Minnesota House of Representatives District 51B. Both Forums gave each candidate the opportunity to talk about the pressing issues that revolve around this years election. It also gave members of our audience the opportunity to ask direct questions to the candidates while getting to know them better. If you were unable to watch the Dakota County Board of Commissioners District 3 and Minnesota House of Representatives District 51B Candidate Forums, click the links below to watch a recording of each.

The DCR Chamber will be hosting three more Candidate Forums in the upcoming weeks. Click the links below for information on the Minnesota Senate District 58, City of Farmington Mayoral Race, and Minnesota Second’s Congressional District 2 Candidate Forums.

Join the DCR Chamber and Think Mutual Bank for Coffee Break

Start your morning off right Thursday, October 8, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMvirtually with Coffee Break, Hosted By Think Mutual Bank. Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true; there’s a simple power in people coming together. We will provide each participant with the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business. Join us for a great morning of virtual networking!
If you are interested or have any questions about hosting a Coffee Break, please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events,
Hope Fieldhouse Opens New Facility With Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, September 25, 2020, Hope Fieldhouse Opened their brand new facility in Rosemount. This new state of the facility houses basketball courts, a walking track, and fitness center. The new facility will help Hope Fieldhouse work with more youth and adaptive athletes in the Dakota County Community. Thank you to everyone who came out to the grand opening of this new facility!
Comcast Business Hosting Free Webinar on Building a Modern Workplace

In a market now defined by digital experiences, companies are more reliant than ever on technology and tools to connect with customers. But tech is just the enabler. The true digital transformation happens within the organizations with the employees. Employees that are properly equipped and empowered innovate more through collaboration, have fewer internal roadblocks, and build better customer relationships. They radiate company culture and connect with customers less on products and services, and more on shared solutions. This is the customer experience you need and the one your employees want to give. Learn more or register for this webinar HERE

Rasmussen College Hosting 10th Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast

Rasmussen College is hosting its 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 8. The free event will be held virtually and all community members are welcome to register and attend, however, space is limited. This year’s event theme—More than a Seat at the Table—is more important today than ever before. Brands and organizations are feeling the pressure to diversify their leadership and bring more women—especially women of color—to the table. But true representation and equity require more than a checked box or a filled seat. The guest speaker, Austin Channing Brown, is a New York Times bestselling author and media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. Register HERE
Join the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Movement in October

October is right around the corner, which is breast cancer awareness month. Join the American Cancer Society in being Pink around the State of Minnesota. Watch this video produced by Cybick Productions about the Making Strides Movement. Watch video HERE
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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