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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Located just outside of the Twin Cities, Eden Prairie provides a perfect balance of small town feel and big city amenities. With a growing population of more than 62,000 people, and with the number of businesses multiplying, ...

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Thank You For Helping Us Move!
We have finally settled into our new office building and have said goodbye to Viking Drive! The move was smooth and easy thanks to Junk King and AAA Movers. We were in good hands with those two!

Thank you also to C.H. Robinson for helping with the design plans at the new office and making sure Pat had a desk that fit through the office door!

We are so grateful to have such helpful and generous members! THANK YOU!
Junk King workers on junk removal day
Upcoming Events
February 13: B@B
Business@Breakfast is a great opportunity for businesses that depend on referrals and one-on-one interaction to make meaningful and lasting connections. Attendees should come prepared with a stack of 35-50 business cards and a 30-45 second commercial about their business. Arrive at 7:15 for 15 minutes of networking before we hear from each participant. 

Facilitator: Steven Tasler

Speaker: Dominic Des Marais- Fairway Independent Mortgage

Event Sponsors:Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais, Bethesda Lutheran Communities & Panera 

The program will adjourn at 8:30, but attendees are welcome to continue to network afterward. Breakfast is included in the price.


DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 13, 7:30-8:30am
LOCATION: Hellmuth & Johnson- 8050 W. 78th Street, Edina. 4th floor
COST: $13 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 additional charge for registrations after noon on Tuesday and walk-ins
February 14: Women's Networking Valentine's Breakfast
Come help us launch this year's new-and-improved Women's Networking Group! We are thrilled to have Louise Griffith with us that morning to encourage us with her "You Are Worth It" talk and help you get into the Valentine's Day spirit! We will also have special prizes and breakfast. There is LIMITED SEATING so sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get to join us. 

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 14, 7:30-9:00am
LOCATION: Tavern, 4&5 16396 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie
COST: $20 for members, $35 for non-members
February 22: Legislative Issues Breakfast
Get an update from our elected officials on current bills and issues being discussed at the Capitol. Our state Representatives and Senators will be in attendance to share their thoughts and answer your questions W e will get the chance to hear from elected officials Melissa Franzen, Steve Elkins, Lourie Pryor, and Steve Cwodzinski.  Breakfast will be provided.


DATE & TIME: Friday, February 22, 7:30-9:00am
LOCATION: Boulay, 7500 Flying Cloud Dr #800, Eden Prairie
COST: $20 for members, $35 for non-members
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February 27: B@B
Business@Breakfast is a great opportunity for businesses that depend on referrals and one-on-one interaction to make meaningful and lasting connections. Attendees should come prepared with a stack of 35-50 business cards and a 30-45 second commercial about their business. Arrive at 7:15 for 15 minutes of networking before we hear from each participant. 

Facilitator: Stacey Steen-Noor

Speaker: April Greene- Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Event Sponsors:Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais, Bethesda Lutheran Communities & Panera 

The program will adjourn at 8:30, but attendees are welcome to continue to network afterward. Breakfast is included in the price.


DATE & TIME: Wednesday, February 27, 7:30-8:30am
LOCATION: Hellmuth & Johnson- 8050 W. 78th Street, Edina. 4th floor
COST: $13 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 additional charge for registrations after noon on Tuesday and walk-ins
February 28: Maximize Your Membership
Join us for an informational meeting and learn how to Maximize Your Membership! Whether you are relatively new to the Chamber or just haven't been engaged in Chamber activities, come hear about the benefits and opportunities that are open to you and your staff. We will offer you step-by-step instructions on how to get involved, define the programs and benefits and show you how to navigate our website. 

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 28, 7:30-9:00am
LOCATION: Chamber Offices- 10925 Valley View Rd., Eden Prairie
COST: FREE. We ask that you register for planning purposes.
When your business needs Experienced , Effective , & Responsive Legal Representation
Call or e-mail David Anderson TODAY @ Anderson Business Law
952.200.2460
 
Proud member of Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years


David M. Anderson, Business Attorney
Anderson Business Law LLC
POB 44504
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Mark Your Calendars
Save the Date:

Home, Landscape, and Garden Expo (Saturday, March 16)
The EP Chamber's annual Home, Landscape, and Garden Expo will take place on Saturday, March 16th from 9:00-3:00pm at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. There will be giveaways, kids activities, and a vast amount of exhibitors to see. There are still booths available so if you are interested in having one, please contact Paige at paige.nault@epchamber.org for more information.
BEER Breakfast: Regional Cooperation- Why Communities Should Collaborate.
David Beurle is a world-renowned expert on community, regional and organisational economic revitalization. His work extends from the local and regional, through to Corporate and Governmental levels with a focus on ‘future thinking’ and long-term planning.
He specializes in creating innovative future planning approaches for use in regional and organisational settings. He developed the groundbreaking Future Game as a widely used planning and workshop tool, which has been successfully used across the world in community, regional, industry, corporate and governmental settings. He pioneered the application of Scenario Planning to regions and rural industries around the world. Having worked in the field of regional and community planning/revitalization for over 20 years, he is a leader in the field of regional and organisational development.

Thank you to our event sponsor, Promotion Select!

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 8:00-9:30am
Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
50th Anniversary Dinner (Thursday, April 18)
Help us celebrate 50 years with dinner, music, cocktails, and some words from John Wiehoff, CEO of C.H. Robinson. More details to come!
STEM Intern Opportunity

  Could your company benefit from a talented STEM intern?  
Receive a 50 percent cash match
on your intern's wages
up to $2500 through SciTechsperience

SciTechsperience  is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small for-profit Minnesota businesses with talented college STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students. 
Participating companies receive a wage reimbursement of 50 percent of the intern's wages up to $2,500.
What's New
  • Companies located anywhere in Minnesota with less than 250 employees worldwide may participate
  • Graduate students are now eligible for the program
More than 350 reimbursements are available now on a first-come, first hire basis
 Eligible Companies:
  • Are for-profit, registered and conducting business in Minnesota
  • Have fewer than 250 employees worldwide worldwide
  • Offer an internship that offers hands-on STEM industry experience
  • Are doing business in one of the following industries:
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Agriculture and Food Science
  • Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Health IT
  • Engineering Services
  • Fuels, Energy, Energy Management
  • IT/Computer Technology
  • Mining, Materials, Manufacturing and Processing 
 For more information and to apply go to  SciTechMN.org . 
Want to know more? Check out this short webinar  or contact SciTechsperience Program Director Becky Siekmeier, Minnesota High Tech Association at beckys@mhta.org  or 952-230-4241.
Thank You Annual Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Boulevard Wealth Management
Edward Jones Investments- Zane Birky
Xcel Energy
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