Weekly Update:
December 10, 2018
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...

The Wrap it Up Membership Blitz is Going Strong - Keep up the great work in this final week!

Check out the new members from the first week (Dec. 3-7) below and follow the Gift of Day and New Member Announcements on our social media daily! If you have a referral and want to participate, contact Colleen today!

Introductions of all new members from the blitz will be announced at the Chamber's Business Card Exchange with Langer Real Estate Services on December 18th!
Leadership Retreat 2018
The 2019 Board of Directors was busy planning for next year's priorities and making connections ! Special thanks to Dan Foote with Foote Print Marketing and Dave Metzen with Metzen Leadership for facilitating and presenting!

Check out photos from their retreat at Fury Motorcycle and the new Kaposia Club in South St. Paul!

CoffeeNet at Town Square Television
Special thanks to our wonderful hosts and staff at Town Square Television for sponsoring the Chamber's December CoffeeNet - great networking!

Dakota-Scott Workforce Centers: Who's Hiring Youth
Check out the December edition of Who’s Hiring Youth .  This edition focuses on the importance of networking. 

Learn about  The Three P’s of Networking  as well as tips to get started.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Monday - Friday, Dec. 10 - 17: Wrap it Up Membership Blitz
Check out the Chamber's social media accounts to see the Gift of the Day !

Thursday, December 13:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Offices, IGH
Business Card Exchange Sponsored by Langer Real Estate Services
Join us for this fun, annual holiday Business Card Exchange sponsored by Langer Real Estate Services!

Tuesday, December 18
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Blvd Bar & Grille
433 East Mendota Road, West St. Paul

New member introductions and the Grand Prize Drawing from the Wrap it Up Membership Blitz will be announced at this event. Hope you can join us for a fun evening of networking and holiday cheer!

You're Invited:
River Heights Chamber &
Progress Plus Annual Meeting
January 10, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Southview Country Club
239 E. Mendota Road, West St. Paul
$50 per person/$350 Reserved Table of 8

Join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking while we honor our leaders of 2018, welcome our new Chairman for 2019 and share accomplishments and goals for the Chamber in the New Year!

The 2018 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award and 2019 Business of the Year will be announced and honored during this event, too.
Don't miss it!

Keynote Speaker, Joe Nayquonabe, Jr. CEO, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.

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Economic Development News
BUDGET SURPLUS GROWS TO $1.544 BILLION
A Message from Doug Loon, President of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Great opportunity to make Minnesota more competitive
The state released its economic forecast today, and there are important takeaways for all Minnesota Chamber members.
First, the facts.
The state’s general fund is  projected to have a surplus of $1.544 billion  for the two-year budget cycle beginning July 1, 2019. The projected surplus for the following two years (Fiscal Years 2022-23) is $456 million. This is the sixth consecutive legislative session that will convene with a budget surplus. In addition, $491 million were added to the budget reserve for a record-breaking fund of more than $2 billion.
Member News & Events
Welcome All of These New River Heights Chamber Members:
Weeknight Kitchen
Libby Mefaffey
(612) 237-7731
Recruited by Bruce Bairaktaris of Quality Auto Care Center

Paul Saver Development
Paul Saver
7845 Boyd Court East
Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
(651) 239-3863
Recruited by by Brenda Dietrich of Hardline Concrete & Masonry

Footh Auto Sales
Ben Footh
1426 South Concord Street
South St. Paul MN 55075
(651) 756-8340
Recruited by Steve Doody of Doody Cleaning Service

John Miles Company
Chris Klett
17595 Kenwood Trail Lakeville MN 55044
(952)898-8844
Recruited by Adam Bengtson of Endorse Communications

The Drover Apartments
Doug Simek
161 North Concord Exchange
South St. Paul MN 55075
(651) 728-5000
Recruited by Jake Sedlacek of Xcel Energy
Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for November!
Darcy Wetzel
Neighbors, Inc.
222 Grand Avenue West
South St. Paul, MN 55075
(651) 306-2149
Congratulations Shirley Pike - Volunteer of the Year
Town Square Television and NDC4 will be honoring Shirley Pike from LeVander, Gillen & Miller P.A. as their Volunteer of the Year! Shirley has given 30 years of service as a volunteer with their organization - congratulations!
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