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February 24, 2020
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River Heights Chamber Federation Priorities: 2020 Legislative Session
Local chambers represent economic vitality in their communities. The Minnesota Chamber Federation unites and amplifies the voice of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce by advocating for policies to advance business in every corner of the state. Federation partners represent more than 43 communities and more than 21,000 businesses. The have worked to promote pro-growth policies to the Legislature for more than a decade, helping ensure that state lawmakers understand the needs and interests of Minnesota’s diverse and successful local business community.

Ambassadors' Business Visits
(L to R): Ambassadors Bairaktaris, Koenig, Edholm, EZ Nutrition Mark Angstman, Paul Mahmood, Jake Nelson. Paul, Kissner, Liedke, Wetzel and (Front): Intern Hernandez.

The snow and traffic did not stop the Ambassadors from visiting some members Tuesday morning. The first stop was at EZ Nutrition in the Southridge Center Shopping Mall on South Robert and Mendota Road. EZ Nutrition is a smoothie and juice bar with a company focus on creating a healthy lifestyle. Stop in and try one of their smoothies today- 30 flavors and counting!
(L to R): RH Intern Hernandez, Ambassadors Bairaktaris, Edholm, Paul, Minikahda Manager Marty Griepentrog, Koenig, Wetzel.

The Ambassadors visited Minikahda Storage & Offices at 1200 North Concord in South St. Paul. Minikahda is currently leasing indoor storage units as well as an office suite.
(L to R): RH Intern Hernandez, Ambassadors Wetzel, Edholm, Paul, Wellness Café owners Lindsay and Tom Naughton, Koenig, Bairaktaris.

The last stop was to the Wellness Café on Southview Blvd. The Wellness Café is a family-owned business. Everything is made from scratch including their coffee syrups, buns, biscuits, desserts and one of the more notable items, traditionally fermented sourdough bread! They serve breakfast and lunch, and have quick grab-and-go foods such as: sandwiches, salads, pastas and baked goods.
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Increase Your Exposure in 2020 with the Chamber's South Metro Living Guide
It’s time to introduce the 2020 River Heights Chamber of Commerce South Metro Living magazine and it's new publisher, Adams Publishing, formerly ECM Publishers!

We want to thank you in advance for your support of last years’ South Metro Living magazine. We developed this valuable resource to offer you an efficient way to connect with other members, to give you the opportunity to market benefits of doing business with you and to introduce your business to new members of our communities.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, February 26

Thursday, February 27
Tell Legislators What's Important to Your Business!
Join us for Business Day at the Capitol with the Minnesota Chamber & River Heights Chamber of Commerce!

Thursday, February 27
1:00-5:30 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155

Register with the River Heights Chamber and attend legislative appointments with us!
Mark Your Calendars as the River Heights Chamber is Hosting the
Police Explorers Fundraiser at BIRDI Golf
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul Police Explorers fundraiser to send the Explorers to the State Convention at our new member, BIRDI Golf! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Flight One- 4:30 -6:30pm
Flight Two- 6:30 -8:30pm
1750 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Register yourself or a team of six!

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Economic Development & Workforce News
Economic Development Resource Guide 2020 from DEED

Learn more about business development, business financing, tax credits and benefits, community financing and training.

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Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
Zach Suddath
5681 Blaine Avenue East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
651 330.1893
Mallards has been serving award winning seafood and Cajun fare from all over the country since 2013. This is the fourth location for this family owned and operated restaurant. They are now hiring servers and bartenders for all shifts.
Mallards is planning to open in March. Watch our FB page for updates.
Thank You for Renewing Your Chamber Membership for 2020
We will be highlighting several renewing members  each week in the Weekly Update so watch for your business's name! If you haven't renewed yet,  renew here today!

Here are  some  of the members who have renewed for 2020!
Thank you!

  • LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.
  • Lewis, Kisch & Associates, LTD
  • Luther Nissan Kia
  • Metzen Realty & Associates CO
  • MidWestOne Bank
  • Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
  • Minikahda Storage & Offices
  • Minikahda Storage & Offices
  • Minuteman Press
  • Origination, Inc.
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pine Bend Paving
  • ProAct, Inc.
  • Rihm Kenworth
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. (MUCR) Announces Two Promotions
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. (MUCR) is pleased to announce Jayme Shuda’s promotion to Shareholder. Jayme joined the firm in 2006. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and received her CPA from Metropolitan State University in 2010. Jayme leads the firm’s General Business Services and Client Advisory Services teams.
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. (MUCR) is pleased to announce Trent Senske’s promotion to Director. Trent joined the firm in 2012 and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Trent provides audit and accounting services to real estate development and management companies.
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Employers Can Register Now to be at the Eagan Job Fair!

10am - 1pm EAGAN CIVIC CENTER Explore the variety of career opportunities from multiple employers across our region. Network with fellow job seekers and local employers. MARCH 24th 10am - 1pm Explore the variety of career opportunities from...

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