September 8, 2020
DCR Chamber Hosting 2020 Election Candidate Forums for Five Races

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Velocity Public Affairs, will be hosting five election forums starting in late September. The DCR Chamber will be hosting a forum for the Dakota County Board of Commissioners/District 3, Minnesota House of Representatives 51B, Minnesota Senate District 58, City of Farmington Mayoral Race, and Minnesota Second’s Congressional District 2 races.

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce encourages individuals in the business community to be actively involved in the political process. We influence public policy decisions by offering programs that provide information in a business context for decision-makers.

The DCR Chamber is accepting questions ahead of time for the Forums. Questions submitted will be reviewed, and if timing permits, will be asked. Please submit questions to mscallenfailor@dcrchamber.com
Diane Anderson
Laurie Halverson
Electoral Race: Dakota County Board of Commissioners/District 3
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Submit Questions By: Noon, Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Register HERE
Liz Reyer
Fern Smith
Electoral Race: Minnesota House of Representatives 51B
Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom
Submit Questions By: Noon, Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Register HERE
Matt Little
Zach Duckworth
Electoral Race: Minnesota Senate District 58
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where to Watch: Broadcast on Facebook Live and Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Farmington Cable Commission.
Submit Questions By: Noon, Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Katie Bernhjelm
Terry Donnelly
Joshua Hoyt
Electoral Race: City of Farmington Mayoral Race
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where to Watch: Broadcast on Facebook Live and Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Farmington Cable Commission.
Submit Questions By: Noon, Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Angie Craig (D)
Incumbent
Tyler Kistner (R)
Challenger
Electoral Race: Minnesota Second’s Congressional District 2
Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where to Watch: Comcast channels 859 (HD)/20(SD), EaganTV Facebook , EaganTV Youtube, Roku app (search for Eagan Television) and www.eagan-tv.com/watch
Submit Questions By: Noon, Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Last Call for 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic Registration, Limited Availability

Time is running out to be part of the 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic. A popular event among our businesses, the DCR Chamber Golf Classic promises to be a day of relaxation, priceless networking, and friendly competition! Held at Mendakota Country Club, one of the finest golf courses in Dakota County, the event is a perfect opportunity to get out from behind your desk and connect with the community. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 is the last day to register for this event.

This signature event raises funds for the DCR Chamber's Charitable Foundation which supports our programming, community outreach, and regional initiatives. A portion of the proceeds from raffle ticket sales will be allocated to the foundation.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the DCR Chamber Golf Classic please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events, dmavis@Dcrchamber.com
Critical Issues: The Future of MSP Airport and Air Travel

Join the DCR Chamber virtually Wednesday, September 16, 2020, for our Critical Issues: The Future of MSP Airport and Air Travel program. Brian Ryks, CEO and Executive Director for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, offers an update on the upgrades and enhancements currently underway at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. He will also elaborate on the 1.7 billion dollar Capital Improvement Program that the Metropolitan Airports Commission is currently engaged in.

We will also hear from Jeff Davidman, VP, State, and Local Government Affairs, Delta Airlines who will discuss Delta's current plans for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the business partnerships that Delta is involved in. 

Thank you SPIRE Credit Union for being the presenting sponsor of Critical Issues: The Future of MSP Airport and Air Travel. To learn more about the Critical Issues program or to register, visit HERE
Brian Ryks, CEO and Executive Director
Metropolitan Airports Commission
Jeff Davidman, VP State and Local Government Affairs
Delta Airlines
Join us For The Leaders in Local Government Awards

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and East Metro Chamber partners will host the annual Leaders in Local Government Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Join us as we honor five organizations and an Elected Official of Note in the East Metro who exemplify and demonstrate innovation, excellence, and success in local government. Nominees will be selected based on the contributions with respect to innovative initiatives and public policies that advance the public good and demonstrate a commitment to efficient and progressive government.

Keynote Speaker: Senator Norm Coleman

The 2020 Leaders in Local Government Award Nominations 

  • Business Retention and Expansion:
  • City of Rosemount
  • Saint Paul Port Authority

  • Communications & Marketing:
  • Ramsey County
  • Saint Paul/Ramsey County Public Health Incident Command Public Information Communications Team
  • Saint Paul Port Authority

  • Innovation:
  • Dakota County Community Development Agency
  • Metro Transit Police Department Homeless Action Team
  • Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Saint Paul Public Library

  • Planning, Land Use and Public Works:
  • City of Shoreview
  • Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy
  • Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy

  • Public Safety:
  • Maplewood Fire Department
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • South St. Paul, West St. Paul and Dakota County
  • Elected Official of Note Award:
  • Dakota County Commissioner Thomas Egan

Register HERE
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Key Community Bank Hosting Shred Event Thursday, September 17

Key Community Bank will be hosting a free shred event at their location in Inver Grove Heights, Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Bring your old documents for free secure shredding provided by Pioneer Secure Shredding. Neza Taco Truck will also be providing one free taco per person.
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, September 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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