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Eden Prairie, MN Named as a Top City to
Visit with Your Dog in 2019

Eden Prairie was recently named a top city to visit with your dog by Reviews.com, a leading consumer advocacy organization. The new report details the top cities that are home to the most dog-friendly destinations. Researchers from Reviews.com assessed data provided by TripAdvisor and Touropia to create the list. 
 
Eden Prairie ranked #28 out of 567 cities overall for its numerous dog-friendly activities and amenities.
 
Reviews.com analyzed cities on a strict criterion that includes the number of dog parks, trails and nearby dog-friendly beaches; the amount of dog-friendly restaurants; options for dog-friendly lodging; availability of dog daycare; as well as nearby veterinarians or emergency clinics.
 
"Using seven different factors, we wanted the data to extend beyond the availability of vets and lodging to ensure these destinations were as dog-friendly as possible. The aim was to allow for amenities and activities to influence our top picks as much as the necessities. After all, if you’re traveling all this way with your pet, the idea is to make memories with them," says Tyler Epps, researcher for Reviews.com.

Reviews.com’s experience providing authoritative reviews on both products and services puts the site in a unique position to provide a comprehensive guide for consumers ensuring they find a destination that facilitates fun for Fido and the family.
 
The full report and methodology can be found here: https://www.reviews.com/best-dog-travel/
Upcoming Chamber Events
August 20: One More Customer-Business Banking
Video Viewing and Conversation

This month's topic: Keys To Successful Small Business Banking. Having a great relationship with a banker who understands the needs of your small business can be a critical component of success and long-term growth. But too often, it can be tough to find the right fit. On this episode, we're joined by a professional from the banking world who shares her insights on how you can leverage your relationship with your bank for even greater success.  

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 7:45-8:45am
Location: Think Mutual Bank–2nd Floor (3655 Hazelton Road, Edina)
Cost: One More Customer is a monthly video viewing followed by discussion. The Chamber is excited to offer this to members and their guests at no charge. Please register to reserve your spot; space is limited.  
August 22: 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: Thur sday, August 22, 8:00-9:00am
Location: Eden Prairie Chamber Offices (10925 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie)
Cost: FREE (we ask that you register for planning purposes)
August 22: After Hours Networking

Join us for this joint EPC/Edina/Richfield Chamber networking event! There will be complementary appetizers, a cash bar, and plenty of time for networking so come prepared to see some new faces!




Date: Thursday, August 22, 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Tavern 23 (7651 France Ave S, Minneapolis)
Cost: $20 for members and non-members
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August 28: Business@Breakfast

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 20-30 business cards and a 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: Amy Miller, Miller Mediation and Solution, Inc. 

Event Sponsors: Fairway Independent Mortgage Company- Dominic Des Marais and First Western Bank & Trust, Panera  

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

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 7:30-8:30am
Location: Hellmuth & Johnson (8050 West 78th Street. Edina- 4th Floor)
Cost: $13 for members, $18 for non-members
$5 additional charge for registration after noon on Tuesday and all walk in's 
Member Events and News
Events:
Miller Mediation and Solution, Inc. - Our Family Encounter Event

Join us for a conversation about bringing families together to transition aging parents and Solos with independence and dignity.

Click here to learn more.
Prairie Bluffs Senior Living - Summer BBQ and Happy Hour

Join us for our weekly summer cookout and happy hour every Thursday from 4-6 pm. Enjoy beer, wine, and refreshments on the Independent Living patio and tour our community to see all Prairie Bluffs Senior Living has to offer. 

Click here to learn more.
Cruise Planners - Alaska Cruise Night

Learn why Alaska is the 2nd most popular destinations for cruisers in America. Join Helen & Mark Rigby - Cruise Planners on September 4th at 6pm, for our informational Alaska Cruise Night, with the Princess Cruise Line Expert Joe Seeb at Champps Kitchen & Bar.

Click here to learn more.
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