Weekly Update:
August 19, 2019
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River Heights Chamber Participated in the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board Business and Education Bus Tour 
Jennifer Gale, River Heights Chamber president, along with area Chambers and partners including Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College, and the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board participated in the tour who visited Dakota County Technical College, Rihm Kenworth, Uponor
and Fairview Ridges.

The goals of the tour were to:

  • Show the impact and outcomes that education has on businesses.
  • Provide a forum for educators and administrators to interact and develop an understanding of business needs, future jobs and necessary skills.
  • Presentation and tour of each business/college identifie
  • Talk/presentation regarding jobs, education/skills needed, future employment needs, hiring expectancy, internship/mentor opportunities (high school and college), etc.

  • Develop a strategy to leverage the assets in Dakota County, the WDB, Chambers, and businesses to create/expand programming in an effort to bridge the achievement gap
  • Create/identify scalable programming to shift curriculum and address business/employer needs

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Business Card Exchange at Kaposia Club
Thank you to our event hosts, Adam and the team at Kaposia Club, for taking care of our Chamber at the August Business Card Exchange on Thursday, Aug. 15th.
What a great space for a networking event!
Planning to Head to the State Fair? Get Limited Discount Tickets at the IGH CVB!
There is a limited amount of discounted MN State fair tickets available by the IGH Convention & Visitors Bureau on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Please contact Eric at eric@visitigh.com, call 651-451-2266 ext. 1030 or stop into the Chamber/CVB offices this week.

Check out all the new food here!
Vikings Tap Canadian Baseball Exec as COO

The Vikings have tapped Andrew Miller as chief operating officer. He'll take the place of Kevin Warren, who's slated to start a new gig as commissioner of the Big Ten in September. Miller most recently worked for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, August 20
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Food for Thought - Hands-Only CPR @ Evolve Workplace, West St. Paul
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Ambassadors Business Visits @ TBD - check back here

Wednesday, August 21
  • 3:30 p.m. - Business Owners Roundtable @ Chamber
Food For Thought: Hands-Only CPR
Tuesday, August 20
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Evolve Workplace
260 Wentworth Avenue East
West St. Paul

Join the South Metro Fire Department and River Heights Chamber for a hands-on Food for Thought lunch!

Hands-Only CPR  is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps. Come learn more!

Come Shoot with Us at the Clay Shoot!
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club

Spend the afternoon meandering through the wooded backwaters of the Mississippi River in the only outdoor gun club in the metro area.

No experience needed- Beginners Welcome to try one of the fastest growing sports and the only sport to be in both the Summer and Winter Olympics!

Join us or bring a team of five! Awards, games, food and fun included in your registration.

Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Colleen@RiverHeights.com.
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Economic Development & Workforce News
Inver Grove Brewing Opening in September
Inver Grove Brewing
9051 Buchanon Trail

Lakeville Brewing Co LLC, which is opening Inver Grove Brewing, is locally owned and managed by Glen and Kate Bruestle, and Don and Megan Seiler, along with Head Brewer Taylor Quill. The Bruestles and the Seilers, who have lived in Lakeville since 2007, wanted to repurpose an existing retail space for their newest brewery and restaurant offering.

After careful consideration, they chose a former restaurant space in Inver Grove Heights, and are remodeling and adding an outdoor patio seating. “The location that we found in IGH is ideal for the next brewery in the state,” says owner Don Seiler. “Our brewery is a destination, and you won’t have to drive to St. Paul to find a good local brewery any longer. It’s the perfect business at the perfect location.”
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Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
Costco Wholesale
995 Blue Gentian Road
Eagan, MN 55121
*Opening November 15, 2019
Ethnic food, music & dancing on Aug. 23-25th

High up on the brown brick building at 445 S. Second Ave. in South St. Paul is a sign that says "Hrvatski Dom." That is Croatian for "Croatian Home." Indeed, the building, constructed in 1919, has been a second home for the first wave of Croatian ...

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Therapy OPS is Turning 5!
Join us at a Birthday Party and
Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, September 7
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (Immediately following the IGH Days parade)
Therapy OPS
2925 Buckley Way, IGH

Click on their flyer for more details
South St. Paul Fill the Backpack Campaign Runs Month of August
19th Annual “Fill the Backpack" Campaign will run the month of August with the backpacks being distributed to the
schools the last week in August.

Please note: The schools will distribute the backpacks; please contact the school
where your child will be attending to receive a backpack.

For more information or a backpack to fill, contact Deb Griffith, City of South St.
Paul’s Community Affairs
Liaison at 651-554-3230 or deb.griffith@southstpaul.org.

Supplies can be brought to South St. Paul City Hall. Checks can be written to:
City of South St. Paul - SSP Mayor's Youth Task Force.
Ambassador of the Month for July
Heidi Satre
Neighbors Inc.
222 Grand Avenue West
South St. Paul
(651) 306-2154

Thank you for all of your work with the Ambassadors!
Order Your Chamber Apparel Here
To go along with the rebranding of the River Heights Chamber, we'd like to offer you the fun opportunity to wear some great Chamber embroidered apparel! These are comfortable, quality pieces you'll enjoy and it's a great way to spread the word about your involvement in the River Heights Chamber!

Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
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