July 13, 2020
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Conducts Survey On Facemasks

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Minnesota, Governor Walz is considering mandating facemasks/coverings. The DCR Chamber conducted a survey with member businesses, employees, community partners, and public officials.  The results of the survey are 67% support wearing facemasks while 33% do not. 
While this was not a scientific poll, it is clear there is a strong support of mandating facemasks. Comments ranged from “take responsibility” to it is a “personal choice" or “mandate county to county based on the number of cases”. We also heard from many employees who have children; their biggest fear is distant learning will continue and they cannot be a teacher and employee at the same time.
We have been advocating for the continuation of moving the dial to re-open business, but we cannot endure negative economic impacts the re-imposing closures of businesses will cause if we do not get this under control.  
Thank you everyone who responded to the survey.
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Reserve Your Spot for Unite the North: Minnesota Vikings Season Preview

The Minnesota Vikings and Metro Chamber of Commerce in the greater MSP Region invite you to join us for a unique kick off event to the NFL season. Join us Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM as Andrew Miller, Minnesota Vikings COO, and Rick Spielman, General Manager Minnesota Vikings, give a preview of the upcoming NFL season as well as the business preparations being made due to COVID-19. Pro Bowl QB Kirk Cousins and All-Pro LB Eric Kendricks will also make a special appearance to talk about the upcoming season; all while Paul Allen, Radio Voice of the Minnesota Vikings, moderates the event. Register and enjoy this exclusive conversation with the Minnesota Vikings front office and players!
Register for this event  HERE
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Business Support Series: Building A Stronger Future for Dakota County

Join us Wednesday, July 22, from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM for our Business Support Series Webinar: Building A Stronger Future for Dakota County. Heidi Basset, Attorney Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC, will be talking about understanding the legal side of COVID-19 and providing creative solutions to business challenges. Some topics she will cover are:

  • Employer obligations and employee expectations during re-opening.
  • Rules and regulations for businesses during re-opening.
  • Honoring, renegotiating or cancelling contracts during a pandemic (including COVID-19 as a potential Force Majeure event).
  • A brief update on court access and proceedings during the pandemic.

Register for this event HERE
If you have any questions please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events, at dmavis@dcrchamber.com.
Register for the 2020 DCR Chamber Golf Classic Today!

Join us September 28, 2020 for 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.

Learn more or register for the 2020 Golf Classic HERE

If you have any questions please contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events, at dmavis@dcrchamber.com.
COVID-19 cases across the country are rising - AdvantaClean can help.

AdvantaClean provides decontamination services for businesses that have been exposed to the virus due to an infected customer or employee. They use EPA approved solutions and will work after hours so no time is lost. They are currently offering a promotion for all businesses in Dakota County for sanitizing services. Learn more HERE

Star Tribune Names The Phoenix Residence a 2020 Top Workplace

The Phoenix Residence has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces list recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction. The rankings in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. 
Read More HERE

Comcast Business hosting The Future of Business 2020 Virtual Conference

Is your business truly ready, willing, and able to embrace the direction of where business is heading?  Register today to attend a free virtual conference on   The Future of Business 2020  , hosted by Comcast Business on July 23 (11 am – 2 pm CST). The conference features a keynote speech from Robert Irvine of the Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Impossible’ as well as breakout sessions from industry leaders on the new and ever-evolving future of business. Learn More  HERE
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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