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Chamber & Community News
Virtual Small Business Award & Trade Show - LIVE via ZOOM on April 23
Now, more than ever, we want to come together and celebrate our business community! The River Heights Chamber is forging ahead to host our first ever Virtual Small Business Award and Trade Show on April 23!

Join us LIVE on Zoom at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 to honor the River Heights Chamber's 2020 Small Business of the Year ! Watch for more details coming soon.

What does this mean for you?
  • Participate in the Virtual Trade Show ($35) - Submit your content here by April 20th! You can submit your company logo and message OR a short video that shares your message in the virtual trade show!
  • Sponsor the event here and have your company recognized during the event!
  • Watch your email for the Zoom info to attend for free!

We would love as much participation as possible so please watch your emails from the Chamber, fill out the trade show vendor form here or email Colleen with questions.
Event/Media Sponsor:
Town Square Television
Get to Know a Member
Town Square Television
Share Your Business With Us with Your Own Get to Know a Member Video
Due to social distancing, we are asking all members to share your business with us!

If you would like us to feature your business in our "Get to Know a Member" videos, we invite you to make your own 15-20 second video and share it with us at the Chamber!

If you would like your "Get to Know a Member" video to be a part of our Virtual Small Business Trade Show on April 23 - email Colleen here

Here's how:

1. Record your video in Landscape mode (horizontally)
2. Record in a quiet place if possible (limit background noise)
3. Message - Hi, my name is ABC with XYZ company. Our company does XYZ. Add in a positive thing/message you are doing during this time and/or a way people can connect with you.
4. Save the video on a Google drive and share it with Pedro, our intern, here, or if you don't have a gmail account, you can email it to the Chamber here (please note: the file may be too big to email directly).
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Chamber Meetings/Events Moving to Zoom
The River Heights Chamber is taking its meetings and events online to keep you connected and informed. Watch for upcoming meetings and events scheduled via Zoom. 
Wear it Proud... Support a MN Business!
President Jennifer Gale, "Working from home has its perks". Shirt courtesy of the MN Leadership program and Hormel.
River Heights Chamber COVID-19 Updates & Resources
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a voice of reason, sharing factual information as it becomes available and we will work tirelessly to advocate for and support our local businesses and communities.

Latest News:
  • A Guide for Minnesota Businesses Small Businesses Who Need Help - View all the resources in one spot here!
  • Real Time Solutions Webinar 1 (April 1): CARES Act for Small Business - Watch here
  • Real Time Solutions Webinar 2 & 3 (April 3 & April 6): Webinars will be posted here when recording is available.

Please continue to watch for information through our website and social media channels. The  RHCC Members Only Facebook group , the  River Heights Chamber Facebook page , and our  COVID-19 Resource webpage offers info from our partners, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, DEED and other useful resources. We are also updating our Facebook page with announcements from members and opportunities to support our businesses during these challenging times.

View the Business Tool Kit here
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

*All in-person Chamber meetings and events have been canceled or moved to a virtual meeting. Please watch for committee specific emails for Zoom instructions as needed.
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Economic Development & Workforce News
View the Guide to Help Minnesota Small Businesses

View our most recent news.

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Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
Moon International, Inc.
Moon International, Inc.
Matthew Moon
SBA Preferred Lending Officer
(612) 600-8544

I am a National, Direct, Non-Bank, Preferred SBA Lender, located in South St. Paul, MN. I can assist with your CARES ACT SBA Financing, answer your questions about the programs available and help you apply.
When working with Matthew Moon, you get a consultative approach, driven to develop beneficial outcomes. Professionally serving for 20 years, he is an experienced deal maker. His unique background owning small businesses, and providing consulting services such as business brokerage, commercial real estate, valuations, and business financing, provides expert navigation to get your project to the finish line. Please visit www.teamcenterstone.com.
360 Communities & Violence Free Minnesota Resources
As you may know, 360 Communities helps to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed everything in our lives. The danger during a crisis of this magnitude is that other important issues can tend to take a back seat.
By increasing our social isolation as a society, we intend to flatten the pandemic's curve. But unfortunately, doing so can also increase the safety risks for victims of domestic and sexual violence as isolation increases. With more stress and anxiety in homes, we anticipate a spike in abuse. Victims of abuse will have fewer avenues for escape and fewer opportunities to connect with violence intervention services.

360 Communities delivers essential services for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Our Lewis House shelters and telephone hotlines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every year, 3,000 people benefit from our violence prevention and intervention services.
 
Can you help ensure that victims of domestic and sexual violence know that there are resources available to them 24 hours a day?
 
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic or sexual violence,  call (651) 452-7288 to speak with an advocate 24/7 or visit  360Communities.org  for more information.


River Heights Region Restaurant & Food Guide
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce and Inver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau compiled this current status of our area restaurants and food establishments. Please understand this is a fluid document and know that information is changing all the time. If your business has updates, please email Colleen and we will do our best to update as timely as possible. You can view the document in real-time here .
Send a Photo from Your Business to be Featured in the South Metro Living Guide
We want to highlight area businesses in our content and cover for the 2020-2021 South Metro Living Guide and we would love to see a photo from your business! Even a paragraph about something unique your business does to share with the community, would be fantastic! Please send by April 15th!

Email Nicole here

Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19? Let us know!

Share your Hot Deal or Employment Opportunities with the Chamber!  It's a free member benefit !

Login to your member account or contact the Chamber here
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