Weekly Update:
July 27, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
River Heights Region Face Mask Need Survey
The River Heights Chamber is getting an allocation of one-time use face masks to distribute to our local businesses this week.

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey as it will help the Chamber assess the face mask need in our business community. These are one-time use, disposable masks intended for businesses to have on hand for customers or employees as they enter your place of business. This is not intended to be your primary mask supply. 

Please note: More information on the time, method and location of the mask distribution will be emailed on or before Tuesday, July 28th.
Application Now Open!
Dakota County provides $10 million in COVID-19 relief to small businesses Grants up to $10,000 available for eligible applicants
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has approved the Small Business Relief Grant program to provide $10 million from the county’s allocation of federal CARES Act funds to assist small businesses that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To qualify, businesses must: 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Employ the equivalent of 50 or fewer full-time workers
  • Be a private for-profit business that has a permanent physical location in Dakota County
  • Be majority-owned by a permanent Minnesota resident
  • Be in good standing with the Minnesota Secretary of State and Minnesota Department of Revenue as of March 1, 2020
  • Be in good standing with Dakota County and the city where the business is located

The online application will be available Monday, July 27. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Only one application needs to be submitted per business. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If the number of applications exceeds available funding, a randomized selection process will be used.

Inver Hills Community College: The GAP Program

You will work with campus staff to choose course offerings that support your learning and development in your GAP program. By working directly with staff, we can confirm that your credits will be transferable to wherever your path takes you. GAP...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, July 28
  • 3:00 p.m. - Progress Plus Board of Directors via Zoom

Wednesday, July 29

Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30
EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS MONDAY, AUGUST 3 - Register Today!
Tuesday, August 18
NEW:
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
Text RHChamber to 20673 to receive upcoming event reminders from the River Heights Chamber of Commerce!
Employment and Economic Development
FAQ's About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings

As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor's Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless you are alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face...

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Member News & Events
MN Chamber Webinar: Litigation risks related to COVID-19, July 28
How can businesses protect against frivolous lawsuits? Will Minnesota lawmakers pass employer protections? Join this webinar and hear from experts about pending federal and state legislation and how better to protect your company.

Speakers:
Ryan Mick, Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Dorsey & Whiteney
Patrick Hedren, Vice President, Litigation and Deputy General Counsel, National Association of Manufacturers
Beth Kadoun, Vice President, Tax and Fiscal Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Regina Barr - Success Gift Package

LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GIFT FOR A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE OR SOMEONE IN CAREER TRANSITION? WE KNOW THAT COLLEGE GRADUATES AND THOSE THAT ARE IN CAREER TRANSITIONS LOOK FOR GREAT ADVICE AND TOOLS FOR SUCCESS FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AND LEADERS.

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Bank Operations Specialist - Full-Time (Lilydale location)

As a top 10 MN SBA Preferred Lender, 21st Century Bank has an excellent opportunity to hire two experienced FT Bank Operation Specialists to join our expanding Operations team.

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IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19? Let us know!

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
Items to Keep on Your Radar or Make Sure You Didn't Miss!
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).
River Heights Chamber of Commerce | 651.451.2266 | nicole@riverheights.com | riverheights.com