July 27, 2020
Governor Tim Walz Announces Statewide Mask Mandate

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Governor Walz announced Executive Order 20-81 , a statewide mask mandate that will go into effect on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
 
The Executive Order requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and ​all public settings. Under the order, businesses must require that all persons -- including workers, customers, and visitors -- wear face coverings and take reasonable steps to enforce the requirement. There are other requirements for businesses; those can be found HERE under "Businesses' obligations under the Executive Order."
 
Commissioner Steve Grove announced that DEED and the Department of Administration are working with chambers of commerce across the state to supply businesses with masks. Dakota County Regional Chamber will receive a one-time shipment of disposable masks to distribute to businesses in Dakota County.
 
Please note, the masks are designated for your employees and customers only; list your request based on these needs only . We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we want to make ​sure all businesses who want masks are able to receive them.  This ​distribution event is on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last.  
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Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Distributing Free Masks

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, in community partnership with Skyline Exhibits, will be distributing free masks for businesses in Dakota County, Wednesday, July 29, from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Your business does not need to be a Chamber member.  This will be a drive-through distribution event at Skyline Exhibits, located in Eagan. Masks are intended for the employees and customers of businesses in Dakota County.

This is a one-day, one-time, drive-through, distribution event that is first-come, first-serve, while supplies last.  Please complete this form by 12:00 PM on Monday, July 27, 2020.  To ensure we reach as many companies as possible, we are working to limit distribution to up to 4 boxes of 50 masks per company.  If we have extra masks after the distribution event, we will communicate with those businesses we were not able to accommodate.

**Skyline Exhibits is located 3355 Discovery Rd, Eagan, MN 55121, at the intersection on Yankee Doodle and Lexington.**

Mask Request Form HERE
City of Eagan Hosts Virtual State of the City

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 the City of Eagan virtually hosted its 2019 State of the City. Mayor Mike Maguire spoke on Eagan’s stability and consistently promoted growth and change in 2019.    Mayor Maguire also illustrated the pillars of how the City has been able to remain a successful city and a strong community by ensuring quality public safety, a diverse local economy, a healthy natural environment, and abundant recreational opportunities, by keeping the City’s focus on equity, engagement, vibrancy and forward planning. Read the full press release HERE

Watch the City of Eagan State of the City 2019 HERE
Business Support Series: Building A Stronger Future for Dakota County

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, The DCR Chamber hosted it’s Business Support Series: Rebounding Together: Understanding the Legal Side of COVID-19 with Heidi Bassett, Attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC. Heidi provided information about employer and employee expectations during reopening, honoring contracts, and a brief update on the court system. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Spire Credit Union and Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, for their support of the DCR Chamber.
 
If you have any questions please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events, at dmavis@dcrchamber.com.
Seeking Donations for the 2020 DCR Golf Classic

We want to ask your business to support the DCR Chamber Foundation by donating a raffle item to the 2020 DCR Golf Classic. This signature event generates revenue for the Chamber’s Foundation, which supports our programming, community outreach, and regional initiatives.   
 
A contribution of an item (restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, sporting/theater tickets, wine/liquor) or monetary donation will help to make this event successful. Your contribution and support will be appreciated and well-publicized. For more information, please click HERE
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