Weekly Update:
January 14, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 116th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 10th at Southview Country Club. “The Annual Meeting for River Heights Chamber and Progress Plus featured transition, recognition and inspiration,” commented 2019 Chairman of the Board, Jake Sedlacek.

Read more about the event on the Chamber's blog here

See photos from the Annual Meeting here
2018 Award Recipients:
Dave Langer, Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award &
Michele Hein, Rising Star/Volunteer of the Year!
2019 Business of the Year:
Republic Services!
Welcome to these New 2019 Board Members!
Greg Dennis, Key Community Bank
Brian Emerson, Point North Networks, Inc.
Andy Lucking, LWM, LLC
Dr. Gina Rivas-Castro, Health 1st Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Steve Snelling, Snelling Law Office, LLC

Click here for a complete listing of the 2019 Board of Directors
Now Accepting 2019 Nominations & Applications for
Small Business of the Year
Know a small business who shines in the River Heights community? It's time to nominate them for the River Heights Chamber's Small Business of the Year Award!


Does your business meet the award criteria?

The business must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
  • 20 or fewer employees
  • At least 5 years in business
  • At least 2 years as a River Heights Chamber member
  • At least 1 year of River Heights Chamber committee service
  • Business is located in the area served by the River Heights Chamber of Commerce
Session Priorities Dinner - 2019 Legislative Kick Off
River Heights Chamber Board members and State Legislative Elected Officials attended the MN Chamber's Session Priorities Dinner on Jan. 9th at the St. Paul River Centre to hear the 2019 priorities and plan to work together for a greater Minnesota.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, January 15
Ambassador Visits
  • 3:00 p.m. - Susan Taple with MN Services @ Chamber Office
  • 3:30 p.m. - Randy Bowman with Twist Office Partners @ Chamber Office
  • 4:00 p.m. - Mike Selbitschka with Dairy Queen, 6655 Cahill Ave. E., IGH 

Wednesday, January 16
  • 8:00 a.m. - Business Owners' Roundtable @ Chamber Office

Thursday, January 17
  • 8:00 a.m. - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber Office
Food For Thought Business Lunch
On The Menu... Taxes - Learn How to Take Advantage of Changes Coming in 2019
Tuesday, January 22
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Evolve Workplace
260 East Wentworth Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Presented by: Brent Buchman, CPA| Tax Manager | Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ, P.A.

Learn about the new tax laws and what you can do for your business in 2019 to take advantage of the changes all year. Remember this event is open to everyone in the community so invite guests and spread the word!

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Economic Development News
Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership - Employers Seminar
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd
2675 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113 

The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding a seminar in  Roseville , Minnesota for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. These seminars will be presented by experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, the United States Department of Labor, the MN Department of Labor and Industry, and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association.

  • Worker status (independent contractor vs employee)
  • Employment Tax basics (withholding, depositing and reporting)
  • Unemployment Insurance (tax rates, wage reporting, benefit account issues)
  • State & Federal Labor Standards (Wage & Hour)
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements 

No fee to attend; advance registration is required.
Member News & Events
Join the Ambassadors Committee
The Ambassador group meets twice monthly to welcome new members, visit current members and meet with prospects.

If you are interested in joining this really fun group of the Chamber’s finest OR would like them to stop by for a visit, please contact Colleen at  Colleen@riverheights.com .
Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for December!
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
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