Weekly Update
January 30, 2023
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The Paid Family Medical Leave bill (PFML/SF 2) will be in Senate Commerce Committee (chaired by Senator Matt Klein) on Tuesday, January 31st, at 12:30pm. This is a massive proposal with no actuarial projections nor any cap on the proposed 0.7% payroll tax increase. Click on the video below to learn how significantly this bill will affect your business.

We are asking our legislators to:
• Consider the impact on local businesses.
• Preserve private-sector flexibility on wage, benefit & scheduling decisions. Small businesses need the ability to customize a package that is best for their employees.
• Oppose one-size fits all mandates on employee benefits that would constrain employers’ ability to conduct business. 
• Consider the number of weeks in this proposal. It is the most aggressive in the country.
• Consider an amendment to exclude smaller businesses.

The Legislators need to hear from you! If you plan to contact them either in support or opposition of this proposal, we would also like to learn about your position. Please email Colleen Roth if you are willing to share your story.

Legislative Contacts
Senator Matt Klein Senate District 53
The River Heights Chamber celebrated its 120th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 26th.

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors:

And our contributing sponsors: Levander, Gillen & Miller, PA, Microtel Inn & Suites, Visit IGH and South St. Paul Future.

Thank you to our 2022 Board Chair, Greg Dennis of EP Consulting (and formerly Key Community Bank). Welcome our 2023 Chair, Joe Harms of Mississippi Pub and River Heights Marina.
Are you interested in hosting an event?
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce partners with member businesses for networking event opportunities. Morning CoffeeNets and Business After Hours are held at member locations and are a perfect venue for the host to showcase its business, products and services. We are now scheduling 2023 events.

Learn more about hosting networking events here.
Chamber Member News

Join Dakota County food shelves The Open Door, 360 Communities and Neighbors, Inc. on Super Bowl Weekend for an opportunity to make a difference by raising much-needed donations for our food shelves!

On Saturday, February 11th, and Sunday, February 12th, the food shelves, along with Drake Bank, are hosting Super Bagging events at your local Cub Foods stores.
Please click here to sign up for a shift to support The Open Door in Apple Valley, Eagan and Lakeville.
Please click here to sign up for a 2-hour shift to support Neighbors, Inc. in Inver Grove Heights and West St Paul.
 Please click here to sign up for a 2-hour shift to support 360 Communities in Burnsville and Rosemount.
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City Council Work Session
Monday, February 6th

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City Council Meeting
Monday, February 6th

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