June 12, 2017
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Calling All Emerging Leaders!  
The Emerging Leaders Group has a new committee full of energy. Great new programs are currently under way! The calendar will be equal parts networking, volunteering, and professional development. We are currently working with Lone Oak Grill and the Saint Paul Saints for networking socials; Neighbors, DARTS, Kids 'n Kinship, and Guild Incorporated for volunteering and philanthropy efforts; and various keynote speakers and activities geared towards professional development and leadership skills.
If you are interested in learning more about being on the committee or being notified of upcoming events, please contact Kelli Morgen, 651.288.9203. Please be sure to share this information with any emerging leaders in your office!  
A big thank you to our committee chair, Sam Reber, and all of our committee members:
Nate Altendahl, Affinity Plus; Derek Boeve, Minnwest Bank; Elisa Dabruzzi, Gateway Bank; Brittany Esswein, Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation; Zach Fabro, Emerson Technologies;  Chrystal Gasner, Roundbank Insurance Agency; Kami Gerald, Coldwell Banker Burnet; Peggy Jackson, Gateway Bank; Josh Kesky, Minuteman Press; Tony Nguyen, Advantage Life Chiropractic; Samuel Reber, AXA Advisors; Rachael Reiling, Spire Credit Union; Thomas Robak, Sterling State Bank; Scott Rupp, Insurance by Design; Matt Ryan, Edina Realty; Ben Sevlie, Apex Family Chiropractic; and Kristopher Williamson, Oasis DEG. 
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Voice Your Opinion
Business Councils provide business owners and community leaders an opportunity to gather together and engage in a roundtable discussion on local issues happening in each of our individual communities. Whether it's the latest economic development project proposal, road improvement plans, or a local ordinance affecting how you do business, Business Councils provide business owners and community leaders a chance to learn more, provide feedback and voice your opinion, meet with elected officials, city, county, and school district staff members. Next up:

Eagan - June 14 at 8:00 a.m. 
West St. Paul - June 22 at 8:00 a.m. 
Women's Circle: Personal Branding for Your Company of 1
Join us for Women's Circle on Thursday, June 15 from 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Mendakota Country Club. We will hear from Paula Norbom, CEO and Founder of Talencio,a recruiting company that serves the Health Technology community. Paula will present on "Personal Branding for Your Company of 1." We will learn how to take control of our personal brand as we continue to build our careers. Register today.

With a rich history in the industry as a former CFO and VP of Finance and Operations, Paula has played a key role in all aspects of the industry from raising capital to successful company sales. Paula has been recognized as a Woman to Watch by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and is frequently featured in several local periodicals such as the Star Tribune, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and Med City News.                  
Events Calendar

11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
Golf Classic Committee

3:30 p.m.
Business Excellence Awards Committee

8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Eagan Business Council


All Day
Washington D.C. Fly-In


7:45 a.m.
Women's Circle

All Day
Washington D.C. Fly-In 

All Day
Washington D.C. Fly-In


10:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Chamber office closed

Chamber office closed

Happy 4th of July! 

11:30 a.m.
Executive Committee

Staff Retreat
 Did You Know? 
The Star Tribune recently published an article by Tim Pawlenty titled, "We're at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Former Governor Pawlenty spoke on this interesting topic at our May Legislative Breakfast. In the article, he states, "...it's urgent for our education, business, science and government leaders to understand the coming changes and develop plans to use those changes as a force for good for the people, places and causes they serve. Those who invent, improve, commercialize, maintain and leverage new technology will disproportionately prosper. Those who don't, simply won't." Read more.    
Closure Eastbound Highway 110 between I-35E and I-494 
The full closure for eastbound Highway 110 between I-35E and I-494 begins Monday, June 12 and is expected to remain closed through September. Please be sure to continue to support businesses in that area through the construction season. Here are the suggested routes to help you navigate the construction along with a map as reference:

Directions from the west during 6 week eastbound closure : Southbound I-35E to eastbound 494 to northbound Hwy 149/Dodd Rd to businesses

Directions from the south
: Northbound Hwy 149/Dodd Rd to businesses

Directions from the north
: (Option 1) Southbound I-35E to eastbound Hwy 13 to Wachtler Ave to eastbound Wentworth to southbound Hwy 149/Dodd Rd to businesses 
(Option 2 from St. Paul) southbound Hwy 149/Dodd Rd to businesses
**The north/south movement through the Hwy 149/Dodd Rd and 110 intersection will remain open throughout the project.
Ryan Schroeder Named City Manager  
Ryan Schroeder was recently named City Manager for the City of West St. Paul. Ryan comes with more than 30 years of experience working with cities, most recently with the City of Cottage Grove. Read more. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Ryan! 
Local Focus: Find Out What's Happening In Your Community
Rosemount City Council meets June 12 - see the agenda
Farmington City Council meets June 12 - see the agenda
West St. Paul City Council meets June 12 - see the agenda
Eagan City Council meets June 13 - see the agenda
Farmington Planning Commission meets June 13 - see the agenda

Farmington Dew Days is June 13 - 17. Check out all the fun events! 
Member Spotlight: Opportunity to Learn
Carol Osnes, Chief Operations Officer at Yankee Eye Clinic and Rosemount Eye Clinic
Four years ago, I began working with my husband, Dr. Osnes, at his two optometric clinics. My first big project was the renovation of the Eagan office.  Since then, my efforts have been to help enhance the culture of our two clinics and assist in the growth of our amazing team members. Being involved with the Dakota County Regional Chamber has given me the opportunity to learn and grow professionally. I enjoy the variety of events to volunteer for such as the WomEn's Conference and the Golf Tournament along with learning and making new friendships through the WomEn's Circle. I also appreciate how the Chamber keeps me up-to-date on the important issues that affect Minnesota businesses. I am blessed to be part of such a dynamic and enriching Chamber.
With our advanced, gentle, and extremely effective approach to chiropractic care, we have the ability to discover the root cause of many common health challenges. With an emphasis on pediatric care, we assist people of all ages from pre-conception to 101 years old. At Inspire Life, we stand for your health being inspired by CHOICE.
View our website here. 
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

Applebee's Eagan
College Experts
M2 Business Solutions
Minnesota Autism Center
Solos Pizza Cafe - Eagan
Wintrust Mortgage

Restoration Carpet Cleaning
Steve Maxwell
22 Oak Street
Farmington, MN 55024
(612) 723-2226
Visit website here

Restoration Carpet Cleaning is family owned and operated. You will receive quality service and outstanding customer service when you use Restoration Carpet Cleaning, honesty and integrity are core values within the company. Owner, Steve Maxwell, grew up working in the industry. After years of training and mentorship from his father, he started his own business with his wife Brooke. Steve and Brooke want to build life long relationships with customers. That is why they provide such great quality and make sure the job is done right. Restoration Carpet Cleaning is the place to call for all your carpet cleaning needs!

Apex Family Chiropractic
Ben Sevlie
15678 Pilot Knob Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(651) 456-8744
Visit website here

Dr. Ben Sevlie grew up in Red Wing as the son of a chiropractor and has been fortunate enough to receive chiropractic care since birth. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Science University. With every free moment that he has he can be found playing beach volleyball, Olympic weight-lifting, serving at River Valley Church and spending time with his beautiful wife, Laci and recent addition, Brooklyn Mae. Dr. Sevlie is passionate about chiropractic as he has seen the impact that it has had on his own life and the people he has worked with. He now is very eager and excited to educate and inform the communities of Apple Valley, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount about living life to its fullest potential!

Dynamic Surface Solutions 
2910 Waters Road
Eagan, MN 55121
(612) 669-3383 
Visit website here

Dynamic Surface Systems is a cutting edge company that offers an unbeatable array of capabilities. Our goal is to help brands engage clients with new and exciting technology. We offer procurement of an entire range of technology and installation of all types of provided equipment and carry a pleasing variety of interactive and one of a kind photonic display technologies. We offer four different types of projection glass, including a fully transparent projection surface that offers maximum clarity and advertising exposure. Our surfaces are unparalleled in their reliability and unequaled in scalability, and are sure to offer an incredible alternative to other surfaces.

Watch for more information about these fine companies in upcoming Weekly Updates.
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome members renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you!!  
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community!

Congratulations to Michele Boston, No Time for Poverty, on being
chosen as the Non-Profit Professional of the Year by NonProfit Pro! Michele was also recognized in March as one of our Women of Excellence Award winners.

Dan Stoltz, President and CEO of SPIRE Credit Union, received the 2017 Outstanding Marketing Executive of the Year Award at the recent DECA State Conference Grand Awards Ceremony. Read more. Congratulations Dan!

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 Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
3352 Sherman Court, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121