Weekly Update:
July 13, 2020
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Thank you to our advertiser!
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
5681 Bishop Avenue, Inver Grove Heights

"We at the Microtel Inn & Suites want to wish you all good health during this time. We want you to know that the Microtel will stay open for business for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider the Microtel a place of shelter and safety for all who need it. STAY SAFE!!!"

Chamber & Community News
Open for Business Video
From Eric Satre, Visit IGH CVB Executive Director:
"While the pandemic has devastated the hospitality industry, there is reason for optimism. In this video, Visit Inver Grove Heights was proud to partner with local businesses to promote how we're providing support and communication during this difficult time. Now more than ever, partnerships matter. Because people matter. We stand with River Heights Chamber of Commerce and local businesses because we're stronger together." 
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, July 14
  • 8:00 a.m. - Virtual Concord Street Business Meeting - Register Here

Wednesday, July 15
  • 8:00 a.m. - Real-Time Solutions Webinar (Part 4 Series) with Congresswoman Angie Craig - Register via Zoom here

Thursday, July 16
  • 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Unite the North Minnesota Vikings Season Preview Event with Metro Chambers - Register in advance here
Concord Street Virtual Business Meeting - Tuesday, July 14th
The next virtual business meeting is on Tuesday, July 14 from 8 to 9 a.m.
Project staff will present a brief overview of the preliminary construction plans and will be available to answer any questions.

Check out the Concord Street construction website which will contain project updates, meeting dates and recordings here
Join us for the Unite the North Minnesota Vikings Season Preview Event
Thursday, July 16
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

The metro Chambers of Commerce in the greater MSP Region have invited the Minnesota Vikings to provide a virtual update on their business preparations and a preview of their 2020 Vikings season. Enjoy this exclusive conversation with Vikings leadership, along with a special appearance by a current Vikings players Kirk Cousins and Eric Kendricks !

Your registration fee gains you access to this exclusive presentation and enters you to win great prizes at its conclusion.  

Presented by: River Heights, Dakota County Regional, Saint Paul Area, Minneapolis and Metro North Chambers of Commerce in partnership with metro area Chambers of Commerce.

Thank you to our River Heights Chamber Sponsors:
Sign Up Now for the Early Bird Special - Chamber Golf Classic Aug. 18th!
Tuesday, August 18
9 a.m. - Registration
10 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Southview Country Club

Price of Golf (including a cart, breakfast to go and box lunch )  
  • Early Bird Special Before August 3rd:  $175
  • After August 3rd:  $200
  • For your convenience, passports are included in this year’s registration price and includes one mulligan, one gimmie string and entry into both the putting and the chipping contests.
  • Golfers may register as a foursome. Two golfers may ride in a cart and golf bags can be secured on a cart. Please note pairings in registration.
Get Free River Heights Chamber
Text Message Reminders
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Employment and Economic Development
Health and safety are paramount in reopening the economy

Minnesota is at a critical point in our shared effort to manage COVID-19 and bring forth a recovery of our state's economy. As many states experience upticks in COVID-19 cases, it is important that Minnesota businesses and citizens understand and ...

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Member News & Events
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. - Voted a 2020 Top 150 Workplace
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ P.A. was ranked 36th on the small company list.

“We are honored to be included in the list of Top 150 Workplaces. Especially since the judges were our employees!" said Roz Allyson, Managing Partner.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

Pratt, Kutzke & Associates, LLP & LWM, LLC (Lucking Wealth Management)
Begins New Chapter As They Become NorthStar Financial Partners, LLC
We would like to announce a new name for our firm – NorthStar Financial Partners, LLC. This new name took effect on
July 1, 2020. ...

We chose NorthStar Financial Partners, LLC, as our name – NorthStar for Minnesota, Financial for our profession and Partners because we partner with you to help achieve your goals. The word “Partners” will also help us to attract new advisors, as we look for growth in our firm.  With this change, our Mendota Heights location will move across the parking lot to 2303 Waters Drive, Mendota Heights, MN and we will no longer have a location in North Mankato.

The Future of Business 2020 Virtual Conference
Is your business truly ready, willing, and able to embrace the direction of where business is heading?

Register today to attend a free virtual conference on The Future of Business 2020 , hosted by Comcast Business on July 23 (11 am – 2 pm CST). The conference features a keynote speech from Robert Irvine of the Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Impossible’ as well as breakout sessions from industry leaders on the new and ever-evolving future of business:

  • How to Build a Best-In-Class Marketing Team for Each Stage of Growth
  • Connectivity: Methods and Myths
  • Maintaining a Secured Workplace Operation Amid Changing Environments
  • Unleashing Your Organization's Potential through Leadership Development

Looking for Some Affordable Advertising During This Time?
The River Heights Chamber Can Help!
The River Heights Chamber has many affordable advertising and new sponsorship opportunities (virtual events included) for you to take advantage of to get your business message out to the members and community!

Here are some ideas to think about!

  • Weekly Update Advertisement
  • Website Advertisement
  • Social Media Advertisements
  • Virtual Networking Event Sponsorships
  • Virtual Webinar Sponsorships

Remember some free Member Benefits:
  • Get to Know a Member Video
  • Member Hot Deals & Job Postings available through your Chamber member login

To find out more details, contact Nicole.
Share Your Business With Us By Video
Make your own 15-20 second video and share it with us at the Chamber!

Here's how:

1. Record your video in Landscape mode (horizontally)
2. Record in a quiet place if possible (limit background noise)
3. Message - Hi, my name is ABC with XYZ company. Our company does XYZ. Add in a positive thing/message you are doing during this time and/or a way people can connect with you (website or other contact info).
4. Save the video on a Google drive and share it with Nicole here
(Please note: the video file may be too big to email directly so saving it to a file sharing spot like Google Drive or Dropbox first is helpful to send us a link to download the file itself).
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
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