June 1, 2020
Dakota County Regional Chamber to help and assist businesses re-open

Over these last 2 months, with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s  goal has been to strike a balance between safeguarding health and protecting our local economy. Businesses throughout the metropolitan area are eager to get back to work. Business operations can, and should, return to a sustainable level without jeopardizing employee or customer safety.
The DCR Chamber has retooled our website and communications to provide the necessary tools and resources for our member and nonmember businesses as we move into the next Phases of re-opening our businesses.  

Based on the best practices shared by employers already operating safely, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce provides the following tools and resources to assist other Minnesota businesses in their efforts to provide safe workplaces for their employees and customers as they come back. Resources include: 

If you have any ideas or plans your business is using and would like to share those please send them to Maureen Scallen Failor, President of the DCR Chamber, mscallenfailor@dcrchamber.com
Help the DCR Chamber of Commerce Advocate for You

With the recent announcement from Governor Walz on reopening restaurants, bars, salons, campgrounds, in a limited capacity, effective June 1, 2020​, the DCR Chamber understand​s and appreciates the emphasis on safety, but ​had hoped the administration's actions would go further in allowing businesses the same chance to be creative and safe within an indoor setting.and other ways to provide safe services. 

On several occasions we have requested your response to surveys, and again we are asking you to take a few minutes. This information will help the Chamber advocate for the future dates of expanding the guidelines.

Take Survey HERE
Join us Friday, June 5, 2020 for our Virtual Public Affairs Breakfast presented by Flint Hills Resources, Charter Communications, and Velocity Public Affairs

Dakota County Legislative members Senator Greg Clausen, Senator Matt Little, Representative Laurie Halverson, and Representative Jon Koznik have been invited to reflect and highlight the 2020 legislative session and how COVID-19 is affecting the way the government operates. To learn more, or to register for the June Public Affairs Breakfast, visit  HERE

If you have questions contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs & Events, at  dmavis@dcrchamber.com
Business Support Series: Rebrand, Redefine, Reengage Your Customers

Join us Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM as we hear from Maureen Bausch, Partner, Bold North Associates. Maureen is an award-winning “marketer’s marketer” and expert in creating and building bold brands. T o learn more or to register, visit HERE

If you have questions contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs & Events, at dmavis@dcrchamber.com
Join Velocity Public Affairs and Support Your Local Restaurants with the Curbside Challenge
Local restaurants and bars are pillars of our communities that have supported our local clubs, sports team, charities, and causes. In an effort to continue to support these bars and restaurants that have supported our neighborhoods and communities for years, the Velocity team has been participating in the   #curbsidechallenge   and nominating our friends to join.  We challenge you to order food from a restaurant that has supported you and your community. When you pick up your food shoot a quick video or snap a picture out front and tell everyone about the establishment and how they support the community. Then share on social media to challenge others to take the Curbside Challenge with the hashtag  #curbsidechallenge    

Raising Cane’s Donates over 1,000 Box Combos to Fairview Health Services Across Twin Cities
Raising Cane’s foundation is built on serving its Communities. During these unprecedented times, the popular brand known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – is reinforcing this commitment by supporting local healthcare workers that are bravely serving on the frontlines. In the Twin Cities, local restaurants have donated 1,075 Box Combos to six different Fairview Health Services campuses over the last two weeks. Raising Cane’s plans to make additional food donations to Fariview Health Services in the weeks ahead. For a brand known for giving back, Raising Cane’s creativity to support their communities during this pandemic shows no bounds. Learn more HERE

Farmington City Council Passes Resolution for Businesses
The Farmington City Council adopted a resolution on Monday, May 18 allowing the creation of temporary outdoor customer service areas. Any business in Farmington, that is able to operate under current state executive orders, can establish on its property, parking lots, or green area. If you are a restaurant, please review the most current state executive orders. For liquor dispensed or consumed in new temporary customer service areas, the licensee must obtain a liquor license modification. The area must be fenced or roped off to contain alcohol consumption within that area. Learn more HERE

City of Rosemount Business Bulletin
The Rosemount Business Bulletin features the reopening of bars and restaurants in June and new resources for loan forgiveness related to the Paycheck Protection Program. Check out this resource if you are part of the Rosemount community. Learn more HERE

Prepare to Reopen Your Business With AdvantaClean
AdvantaClean knows you are preparing to re-open and you are required to have a preparedness plan. AdvantaClean will create a custom sanitization plan for YOUR business that uses green products and leaves no chemical footprint. We are licensed and insured and are in the sanitizing business. Your peace of mind is a phone call away. Call us at 651-459-2662 or check out our updated sanitizing promotion HERE .

Fully Promoted Now Selling PPE Products
Fully Promoted Embroidery has shifted their focus from custom embroidery to supplying PPE products for essential workers. Fully Promoted has a sanitizer, gowns, cotton masks, and more PPE products in stock. Learn more HERE

Dakota County COVID-19 Dashboard
Dakota County has developed a COVID-19 dashboard report which provides up to date information and data of COVID-19 impacts in Dakota County. Learn more HERE
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Friday, June 5, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at   pschmidt@dcrchamber.com    or call 651-452-9872.
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