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August 5, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
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Ambassadors Business Visit with Armeili Chiropractic
The Ambassadors welcomed new member, Armeli Chiropractic, located at 790 South Plaza Drive in Mendota Heights. 

Dr. Armeli can address any unique chiropractic needs as wells as offer custom fit orthotic inserts and sandals.

Visit them in-person or check them out online here.
Joint Chamber CoffeeNet at DARTS
Thank you to our hosts at Darts for joining together with our Chamber to provide another great morning networking event for our local businesses to connect with one another!
American Pickers to Film in Minnesota
Looking for Your Treasures!
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout our area in October 2019.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
855-OLD-RUST. Facebook: @GotAPick
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Thursday, August 8:
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Offices, IGH
Food For Thought This August
Hands-Only CPR
Tuesday, August 20
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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!

Join In the Clay Shoot This Fall
2019 River Heights 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!

Registration opens August 1st
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.
Get Free River Heights Chamber
Text Message Reminders
Text RHChamber to 20673 to receive upcoming event reminders from the River Heights Chamber of Commerce!
Economic Development & Workforce News
You're invited to the Annual Employers of Excellence Event 
Hosted by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board 
Thursday, Aug. 15
7:30–9:30 a.m. 
McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center in Savage
Attendees will learn ways to attract top talent and experience business growth through communication and online brand marketing.

Keynote speaker will be Kari Switala, chief creative officer of Wild Fig Marketing, a boutique marketing firm specializing in business and marketing automation, email marketing and website design. Switala is passionate about helping others tell their stories so they can better connect and develop meaningful business relationships. She is the author of a new book, “Living with the Lid Up.” Wild Fig Marketing was the recipient of the Workforce Development Board’s Bob Klas Sr. Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2018.
In addition to Switala’s presentation, the Workforce Development Board will recognize Employers of Excellence from Dakota and Scott counties. Employers who participated in the program completed a 40-question survey covering employee training and development, hiring and retention of employees, benefit plans and more. Award recipients will have top rankings in these categories and attendees will learn about some of their key initiatives.
Cost to attend the event is $15 until Monday, Aug. 12, and
$20 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13.
To register, go to http://bit.ly/EOE19. For more information, call 651-554-5633.
Event sponsors include Dakota County Technical College, Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Community Development Agency and Scott County Community Development Agency.
Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
Perfect Ash - Opening in August!
Diana Hutton
9080 Buchanan Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Perfect Ash is a boutique cigar & pipe tobacco shop with an expansive walk-in humidor stocked with premium and boutique cigars from the finest makers. We also have an extensive inventory of pipe tobacco, smoking pipes and unique accessories to outfit any discriminating cigar or pipe smoker.
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!
Course Option for Working Adults Who Need Flexibility
Learn More at the
Open House
August 14th 
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

At Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College, we know that you are looking for ways to retain your best employees. Sometimes they need more education along with flexibility. FlexTrack offers fully online courses at a flexible pace, plus assignments that apply to their daily work.
Programs available include:
  • Administrative Assistant (starting this fall)
  • Supervisory Leadership
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Workplace Writing (all starting in January) 

With tuition starting at $189 a credit, this is a low cost, high impact option for Tuition Reimbursement programs.
Learn more at our open house! Employers and employees try a sample course, meet the faculty, and start the application process if they are ready. See the attached flyer and please pass on to employees.

Can’t make it, no problem! We can come to you and speak with your organization about the exciting Flextrack options.

Contact Kendrah Pearson at IHCC, here
Vikings Training Camp in Session at TCO Stadium
Between July 26-August 16, 65,000 football fans are expected to get a first glimpse of the 2019 Minnesota Vikings.
Meanwhile, River Heights Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have an opportunity to showcase our region to local and out-of-town visitors. After all, TCO Stadium is located only one mile from the border of Inver Grove Heights (at Argenta Trail).  
One example of engagement is Inver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau. As an advertising partner with the Vikings, Inver Grove Heights CVB determined a full page ad in the playbook magazine was a worthy investment since the publication is given to all fans attending training camp. The goal of the ad is to draw awareness to Inver Grove Heights hotels, and other local offerings such as dining options and recreation.
Momentum continues to build in the south metro putting our region at the forefront of new partnership opportunities!
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!

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