April 5, 2021
Support Our Marketplace Vendors at the 10th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum
With the 10th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum happening this Friday, April 9, the DCR Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge all of our speakers, vendors, and sponsors who are making this event possible. A special thank you to the Radisson Blu Mall of America for creating a safe environment for our in-person attendees to gather.
Thank you to all of our Marketplace Vendors who will be represented at the WomEn's Leadership Forum. Stop by their booths and check out all the great services these awesome organizations and individuals provide.
Online event registration has officially closed for the 10th Annual WomEn's Leadership Forum. We do have a very limited amount of tickets available to purchase. Please contact Becky Little at (651) 452-9872 if you are interested in purchasing tickets to the event.
Thank you to our WomEn's Leadership Forum Sponsors
Weekly Update Sponsor
MN DEED Launches Food Service Week of Action Campaign
In an effort to convey how important our food service industry is and to bring back workers safely, Governor Walz has directed his administration to launch an outreach campaign to members of the food service industry. The goal is to make sure food service workers are connected to the resources they need to get vaccinated.  

On Tuesday, April 6, MN DEED is launching the Food Service Week of Action. During the week, the Administration will collaborate with our Food Service Industry Champions to drive food service employees to the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector 

If you have questions as to how to assist your employees, please check out the Minnesota Department of Health’s Employer ToolkitThis is a one stop shop designed to direct employers to the resources they need to help their workforce get vaccinated safely and efficiently, and to provide materials to educate employees about COVID-19 vaccines. 
Critical Issues Forum: Recovering, Reimaging, and Rebuilding

Join the DCR Chamber of Commerce as we continue our Critical Issues Forum series on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM. COVID-19 has magnified the inequities that exist in all aspects of society. From education, to the economy, to the digital divide, our communities are being impacted in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Please join us to hear from Dr. Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota’s State Economist, and Susan Brower, State Demographer, for a discussion on these critical issues currently facing the state and Dakota County communities.
 
Dr. Laura Kalambokidis is Minnesota's State Economist, heading up the Economic Analysis unit at MMB, which is responsible for producing and presenting the state's revenue and economic forecasts, and had held the position since 2013.

Susan Brower is the Minnesota State Demographer and directs the MN State Demographic Center since February 2012. Susan's work applies an understanding of demographic trends to changes in a range of areas including the state's economy and workforce, education, health, immigration and rural population changes.
Dr. Laura Kalambokidis
Minnesota State Economist
Susan Brower 
Minnesota State Demographer
Register HERE
Thank you to our Critical Issues Forum Sponsor
Business Support Series: Engaging in a Divided Public Recap
The DCR Chamber of Commerce held its latest installment of our Business Support Series on Tuesday, March 30. We were honored to have Jennifer Hellman, COO, Goff Public, join us for a conversation on how communications have fundamentally changed over the past year and the challenges that organizations have had to overcome in these divided times.

If you were unable to attend the March Business Support Series, you can watch a recording of the webinar below
April Public Affairs Webinar: Meet the Two New Dakota County Commissioners Recap

The DCR Chamber of Commerce continued our Public Affairs Webinar series on Friday, April 2, as we introduced the Dakota County’s two new Commissioners Laurie Halverson, District 3, and Mary Hamann-Roland, District 7.

This lively discussion gave the new commissioners the opportunity to share their vision for the dynamic success of Dakota County, and where growth opportunities are throughout the County. Topics ranged from schools, to workforce and transportation, and goals to strengthen the business community in Dakota County.

If you were unable to attend the April Public Affairs Webinar, you can watch a recording of the webinar below
Thank you to our Public Affairs Webinar Sponsors
April 8th Coffee Break Canceled

Due to the timing of this year's WomEn's Leadership Forum, this weeks Virtual Coffee Break scheduled for Thursday, April 8, has been canceled. We hope to see you at our next Virtual Coffee Break on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

If your organization is interested in hosting this or any future Coffee Breaks, contact Heather Proskey, Director of Events & Member Experience, at hproskey@dchamber.com for more information. Your virtual investment is only $150!
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Participate in Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Survey
Due to the stress related to COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is tracking the ongoing effects on businesses across the Ninth District, a region that includes Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, parts of Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 
 
Please take the 5-minute survey to help the Minneapolis Fed better understand effects on individual firms as well as local, regional, and state economies more broadly which, in turn, will help the Federal Reserve System shape monetary policy to help businesses weather this economic shock. All responses are anonymous. To maintain anonymity, please do not include any self-identifying information in any comments. Take Survey HERE.
Register Your Business for the Rosemount Home & Business EXPO
The Rosemount Home & Business EXPO is back this year and will be bigger, better, and safer than ever. This year's EXPO will be taking place Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Hope Fieldhouse. Register your business online today to secure your spot and get in front of hundreds of Rosemount area residents and visitors who are excited to get out and connect in the community after a long year of lock-down. Register HERE
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
8:00-9:00AM
Renewed Members

Prime Security Bank – 6 years
Affinity at Eagan – 4 years
Eyes Wide Hospitality Group – 3 years
Hope Fieldhouse – 2 years


If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Anna Schueler at aschueler@dcrchamber.com or call 651-452-9872.
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