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August 3, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
Come Golf With the Chamber! EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS TODAY - Register Now!
Tuesday, August 18
NEW:
9 a.m. - Registration
10 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Southview Country Club

Price of Golf (including a cart, breakfast to go and box lunch )  
  • Early Bird Special Before August 3rd:  $175
  • After August 3rd:  $200
  • For your convenience, passports are included in this year’s registration price and includes one mulligan, one gimmie string and entry into both the putting and the chipping contests.
  • Golfers may register as a foursome. Two golfers may ride in a cart and golf bags can be secured on a cart. Please note pairings in registration.
Economic Dashboard shows early signs of Minnesota's...

The lag in standard economic data collected by state and federal agencies typically requires us to view the economy through the rearview mirror. To address this, the Minnesota Chamber Foundation launched a new " Economic Recovery Dashboard " that ...

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Apply here for the Dakota County Small Business relief grant - Up to $10,000 available for eligible applicants
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has approved the Small Business Relief Grant program to provide $10 million from the county’s allocation of federal CARES Act funds to assist small businesses that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To qualify, businesses must: 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Employ the equivalent of 50 or fewer full-time workers
  • Be a private for-profit business that has a permanent physical location in Dakota County
  • Be majority-owned by a permanent Minnesota resident
  • Be in good standing with the Minnesota Secretary of State and Minnesota Department of Revenue as of March 1, 2020
  • Be in good standing with Dakota County and the city where the business is located

The online application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Only one application needs to be submitted per business. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If the number of applications exceeds available funding, a randomized selection process will be used.

Comment on our draft 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan

MnDOT is excited to announce the release the draft 10-year Capital Highway Investment Plan. The CHIP details MnDOT's proposed capital investments for the next ten years. The first four years represent state highway projects in the State...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, August 5
  • 8:00 a.m. - Real Time Solutions Webinar: Dakota County Grant Program & CDA Overview - Register via Zoom Here
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Employment and Economic Development
The Future of Work: 5 Things That Are Changing Right Now

In 2019, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) published a report titled, The future of work in America , analyzing the disparate impacts of automation on jobs across the country. The report stated that in the decade ahead, the next wave of...

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Member News & Events
Nominate a Leader in Local Government!
We invite you to submit a nomination for the 2020 Leaders in Local Government Awards.

The Leaders in Local Government Awards honor leading individuals and local government departments or programs in the East Metro* that exemplify and demonstrate innovation, excellence, and success in local government.

Nominees will be selected based on their contributions with respect to innovative initiatives and public policies that advance the public good and demonstrate a commitment to efficient and effective government in one or more of the following areas:

Organization Categories:
  • Business Retention and Expansion
Economic Development activities or partnerships that result in attraction or expansion of a particular business or industry

  • Communications & Marketing
Outward facing initiatives or campaigns to inform the public

  • Innovation
Projects or partnership in the fields of environmental policy, technology, community engagement, or workforce

  • Planning, Land Use and Public Works
Efficient or creative approach to development or redevelopment of a particular project

  • Public Safety
Outstanding response to a particular emergency situation or preventative approaches by Police, Fire, DSI and/or Medical Services

Individual Category:
  • Elected Official of Note
An elected official who exemplifies and demonstrates innovation, excellence, and success in local government

*For award eligibility, the local government footprint must include at least a portion of Dakota, Ramsey or Washington County.

Nominate an organization or individual by 5pm on Tuesday, August 17.
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Regina Barr - Success Gift Package

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT FOR A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE OR SOMEONE IN CAREER TRANSITION? WE KNOW THAT COLLEGE GRADUATES AND THOSE THAT ARE IN CAREER TRANSITIONS LOOK FOR GREAT ADVICE AND TOOLS FOR SUCCESS FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AND LEADERS.

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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
Items to Keep on Your Radar or Make Sure You Didn't Miss!
Looking for Some Affordable Advertising During This Time?
The River Heights Chamber Can Help!
The River Heights Chamber has many affordable advertising and new sponsorship opportunities (virtual events included) for you to take advantage of to get your business message out to the members and community!

Here are some ideas to think about!

  • Weekly Update Advertisement
  • Website Advertisement
  • Social Media Advertisements
  • Virtual Networking Event Sponsorships
  • Virtual Webinar Sponsorships

Remember some free Member Benefits:
  • Get to Know a Member Video
  • Member Hot Deals & Job Postings available through your Chamber member login

To find out more details, contact Nicole.
Share Your Business With Us By Video
Make your own 15-20 second video and share it with us at the Chamber!

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 (website or other contact info).
4. Save the video on a Google drive and share it with Nicole here
(Please note: the video file may be too big to email directly so saving it to a file sharing spot like Google Drive or Dropbox first is helpful to send us a link to download the file itself).
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