Weekly Update:
January 13, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
Annual Meeting 2020
Congratulations to all our award winners, including Heidi Satre of Neighbors, Inc. as the Chamber's 2019 Rising Star!

Drkula's 32 Bowl - 2020 Business of the Year!
Town Square Television took home the new 2020 Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities Award presented in partnership with the Dakota-Scott County Workforce Investment Board.
Get to Know a Member...
From: Ruth Bader, Allrounder Remodeling
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, January 15th
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Small Business Owners Roundtable @ River Heights Chamber Office
New Communications - Make Sure to Sign Up!
What you need to know and do:
The Weekly Update email will still be sent to all Chamber members, local elected officials and business representatives who wish to receive it.

  1. Choose Your News - We know your time (and email space) is limited. So, let's get connected by selecting your communication interests here so you can receive just the news you want from River Heights Chamber of Commerce directly in your inbox.
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Text Message Reminders
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Economic Development & Workforce News
Know Someone Opening or Expanding a Business in IGH?
Check out the NEW Guide to Opening or Expanding a Business in the City of Inver Grove Heights!

Don't Miss the First Steps: Start a Small Business Seminar this Wednesday,
Jan. 15th at the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) - here
Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member!
Seamless Superiors
Cody Shank
832 21st Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
(651) 395-7597
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!

  • Gertens
  • Glassing Florists
  • Gramercy Park Cooperative
  • Guild Incorporated
  • Heppner's Auto Body
  • Kaposia Club
  • Kusch, Ben
  • Leary Group, The
  • Lynch, Joe
  • Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ, P.A.
December Ambassador of the Month
Congratulations Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255
Jim and Georgia Hoffman Given 
ABC Hall of Fame Award
The ABC Hall of Fame Award is presented to a member who through many years and even generations has achieved significant accomplishments in the construction industry and the merit shop. It recognizes those outstanding individuals and companies who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to our Industry and a profound difference in the local communities where they work. The award this year went to Jim and Georgia Hoffman from Protouch Painting.
Dakota County Board of Commissioner Board and Committee Appointments for 2020
Dakota County Board of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Mike Slavik, Chair, District 1
  • Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg, Vice Chair, District 6
  • Commissioner Kathleen A. Gaylord, District 2
  • Commissioner Thomas A. Egan, District 3
  • Commissioner Joe Atkins, District 4
  • Commissioner Liz Workman, District 5
  • Commissioner Chris Gerlach, District 7
Commissioner appointments to county and metropolitan boards and committees for 2020 have been made and are attached here.
Employer Tax Seminar
Topics covered:
  • Properly classifying workers
  • Minnesota Tax ID & withholding
  • Wage detail reporting and filing
  • State & federal labor standards
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Business requirements and responsibilities
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Evolve Workplace
260 Wentworth Ave. E.
West St. Paul, MN 55118
No cost for attending

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations to attend this seminar should contact the Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership at ui.mn@state.mn.us or call 651-259-0779.

We are an equal opportunity employer and program provider. The event is free, but you must register online. Visit www.uimn.org and search "Educational Seminars" for more information.
Reserve Your Spot to Host/Sponsor a Networking Event in 2020
Want to know more about what a CoffeeNet or Business Card Exchange is? How you can host your own or what it includes?

Check it out here and contact Colleen to reserve your spot in 2020! There's no better time than the present to plan on making connections and promoting your business!
20 for 20 Campaign - Partnering with Non Profits
20 New Members to Start 2020
We are partnering with our local non profits on our 20 for 20 Campaign. Become a River Heights member through early January and a portion of your investment dues will be gifted in your business’ name to a Chamber non profit of your choice. Join the Chamber now and maximize your impact in the community!

  • Company recognition in our Weekly Update and on all social media platforms
  • Complimentary Ambassador visit, bringing additional publicity to your business
  • Waived admin fee ($50 value)
  • Opportunity to purchase Weekly Update advertising at a 50% discounted rate
  • Full booth upgrade at our Small Business Awards Trade Show Expo ($50 value)

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is committed to creating a community where people want to live, work and play. We do this by promoting business retention and growth; working with local, state and federal elected officials; and partnering with local non profits which provide a key role in enriching our community.

Join us in partnering with our non profits!
Contact Colleen@RiverHeights.com or 651 451.2266 xt.1032 for membership information or visit us at RiverHeights.com
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
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
Advertising Space Open for Your Business in 2020
Does Your Business Have a Special Event or Promotion You Want to Share with the Chamber & Community?
For only $150 a month, you can have your ad displayed in each week (four weeks) of the Chamber's valued member benefit, the Weekly Update!
  • The weekly email is sent to over 600 business representatives each week
  • Plus your ad will be shared online and through the Chamber's Social Media!
  • Don't miss this affordable member opportunity!

Interested? Contact Nicole, here!
See more details to sign up here
River Heights Chamber of Commerce | 651.451.2266 | nicole@riverheights.com | riverheights.com