Weekly Update:
July 22, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know..
River Heights Chamber Directory & South Metro Living Guide Advertising is Wrapping Up...
Last Chance to Sign Up!
Our publisher, E&M Consulting is in the final stages of putting the directory together, and we want to let all our members know there is still time to enhance your listing or place a display ad. I have attached the rate card for you to review the various advertising options.

If you have interest, please get in contact with E&M Consulting or myself right away and we can get you taken care of. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions at all. As always, your support of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce products and services is greatly appreciated!

Politics at the Pub Networking Event
Great networking and conversation with Chamber members, local elected officials, candidates, and others who share the desire to have a vital, thriving business community in the East Metro at Boca Chica.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:
Please note there will be no regularly scheduled River Heights Chamber meetings in July. Enjoy the summer!
Food For Thought This August
Hands-Only CPR
Tuesday, August 20
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
TBD

Join the South Metro Fire Department and River Heights Chamber for a hands-on Food for Thought lunch!

Hands-Only CPR  is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps. Come learn more!

Save The Date and Shoot with Us This Fall
2019 River Heights Clay Shoot
9.19.19
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club

Spend the afternoon meandering through the wooded backwaters of the Mississippi River in the only outdoor gun club in the metro area.

No experience needed- Beginners Welcome to try one of the fastest growing sports and the only sport to be in both the Summer and Winter Olympics!

Registration opens July 22nd. 
Join us or bring a team of five! Awards, games, food and fun included in your registration.

Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Colleen@RiverHeights.com.
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Text Message Reminders
Text RHChamber to 20673 to receive upcoming event reminders from the River Heights Chamber of Commerce!
Economic Development & Workforce News
Omni Hotels & Resorts Named as Flag for
New Hotel at Viking Lakes
  MV Eagan Ventures alongside partners Ecolab; Mark, Mitch & Marty Davis (the Davis Family of Cambria); and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners join ownership forces with Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts on new Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
 
EAGAN, MINN. (July 17, 2019) – Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today its newest hotel with Omni Viking Lakes Hotel , a four-star, full-service hotel located in the Viking Lakes development in Eagan, Minnesota. Omni joins MV Eagan Ventures; Ecolab; the Davis Family of Cambria; and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners as ownership partners of MVE Hotel, LLC.
 
“Omni Hotels & Resorts has extensive experience and a strong record in designing and operating luxury hotels and resorts across the country,” said MV Eagan Ventures Owner Mark Wilf. “The company’s expansion into Minnesota is a testament to this market and to the overall vision of developing Viking Lakes into a first-class destination.”
 
“Omni Hotels & Resorts is growing at a rapid pace over the next few years and our expansion into Minnesota with Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is an important next step in the strategic development of our brand,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “This project will be a true collaboration that reflects the American Nordic local color offering travelers a one-of-a-kind experience.” ...

Set to open in late 2020, the hotel is well underway at nearly seven stories high. Construction is being led by MN Development Company, LLC, in collaboration with Minnesota-based firm Kraus Anderson. Architecture and interior design were conceptualized by ESG Architecture & Design. The hotel is a substantial piece of the Viking Lakes mixed-use development, a “Live, Work, Play” destination easily accessible from downtowns Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Mall of America and MSP International Airport. Viking Lakes is home to the Minnesota Vikings headquarters Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium. Additional uses for the planned development include corporate offices, retail, restaurants and entertainment. 
 
For the latest renderings of Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, click here .

Hiring for the new hotel will begin immediately and interested applicants may visit omnihotels.com/careers .
To book a group meeting or event, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/viking-lakes-minnesota or contact Brian Booth at brian.booth@omnihotels.com or (972) 871-5584.  

For more information on other property offers, guests may visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniHotels and Twitter.com/OmniHotels .

To learn about the Design & Décor, Hotel Attributes, and Meetings & Events click here
Member News & Events
Evolve & Amore Coffee WSP FREE Family Night This Wednesday
Wednesday, July 24
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Evolve
260 Wentworth Ave. E, WSP

We'll have face painting (sponsored by one of our members) by Panamanda Face Painting, FREE FOOD, some games, and I'll be making homemade lava lamps with whoever wants to join.

Lastly, Amore will be having a lemonade stand with tons of toppings!

Super Food Truck Day in Bridgepoint Business Park!
Wednesday, July 24
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
150 Hardman Drive
South St. Paul

Join South St. Paul Business leaders and community Members at this Bridgepoint Business Association Summer Food Truck Event!

In July, we will feature Bacon Me Crazy, Potters Pasties and Tot Boss Food Trucks.

Ambassador of the Month for June
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
(651) 457-6255

Thank you for your volunteerism with the River Heights Chamber Ambassadors!
Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board Business & Education Bus Tour
RSVP by July 26th
Wednesday, August 14
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tour visits will include:
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Fairview Ridges
  • Uponor
  • Rihm Kenworth.

Registration is now open to any and all interested in attending. Space will be filled on a first come basis.

Please RSVP by July 26th to reserve your spot! 
Order Your Chamber Apparel Here
To go along with the rebranding of the River Heights Chamber, we'd like to offer you the fun opportunity to wear some great Chamber embroidered apparel! These are comfortable, quality pieces you'll enjoy and it's a great way to spread the word about your involvement in the River Heights Chamber!

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