April 19, 2021
Farmington State of the City
Mayor Joshua Hoyt will be giving his first State of the City address since his election as Mayor of Farmington in 2020. Join the DCR Chamber and City of Farmington for this virtual State of the City, taking place Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 8:30AM - 10:00AM.

Mayor Hoyt will provide updates on what the city has accomplished in the last year along with what to look forward to in 2021. Mayor Hoyt is looking forward to celebrating Farmington businesses in his presentation and all they have accomplished in the last year as well. This event is not open to the public but please join us in watching it live online!

Learn more about the 2021 Farmington State of the City HERE.
Weekly Update Sponsor
Join the DCR Chamber Golf Committee
The DCR Chamber is looking for members to join the 2021 Golf Classic Committee. This committee is responsible for the planning and preparation of the Golf Classic.
Join the committee on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 2:30PM, as we continue to plan out this great event hosted at Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights.

Click the Zoom link below to attend the virtual committee meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Proskey at (952) 288-9200 or hproskey@dcrchamber.com
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 has directed 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
Virtual Town Forums - TCMC Second Train - What’s in it for the Twin Cities?
More than 10 million trips are taken between the Twin Cities and Chicago each year. More than 100,000 of those trips are on Amtrak, but there’s only one train per day, and it’s usually full. Adding a second train will benefit companies that ship by freight rail, the tourism industry, and, of course, travelers.

Learn more at the next Virtual Forum, April 22 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Great River Rail Commission and co-hosted by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber.

Who should attend:
  • Business leaders whose companies ship or receive product by freight rail
  • Leaders in the tourism industry (hotels, restaurants, events, attractions)
  • College or university officials
  • People who like to travel
  • College students

All meetings will be hosted via Zoom video conferencing and will feature representatives from each area. Learn more HERE
Public Affairs Webinar: Leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature
As we enter into the last month of the 2021 Legislative Session, tax conformity, capital investment, transit/transportation funding, workplace mandates, and other business issues are still on the table with no final agreement. The outcomes will be critical to the success of the business community of Dakota County and the State of Minnesota.

Join us virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021, from 8:00-9:00 AM to hear from the leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature.
Senator Zach Duckworth
MN Senate Assistant Majority Leader
District 58
Senator Melisa Franzen
MN Senate Assistant Minority Leader
District 49
Rep. Anne Neu Brindley
MN House Deputy Minority Leader 
District 32B 
Rep. Kaohly Vang Her
MN House of Representatives
District 64A
Register HERE
Darts 7th Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Join Darts for their 7th Annual Fundraising Breakfast on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 7:45-8:45AM. This annual fundraising breakfast was created to celebrate older adults while raising money for DARTS services. Additionally, Jeanne Crain, CEO of Bremer Bank, will be the keynote speaker at this event. Register for this FREE event today. Register HERE
Support Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College at Their 2021 Gala
Join Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College for an inspiring evening celebrating students and the college communities. The Gala is the primary fundraiser for both colleges and supports nearly 7,000 students attending DCTC and Inver Hills. Registration is free however DCTC and IHCC encourage attendees to consider making a donation to support students. Register HERE.
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.
Networking at its Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Renewed Members

Sam’s Club Eagan – 14 years
Kids ‘n Kinship – 6 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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