Weekly Update:
June 29, 2020
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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. 
Chamber & Community News
River Heights Chamber Resources & Next Steps for Businesses
Latest News:

  • Minnesota Small Business Relief Grant Application Due This Thursday, July 2 - Apply Here
  • Real-Time Solutions Webinar (Part 4 Series): Sell With Confidence! Protect Your Business & Build Trust With Customers (from June 24) – Watch Here

Find current business resources and COVID-19 updates on our website here
Forgivable PPP Loans Still Available - MidWest One Bank - SBA PPP Expires June 30th!
Update from Dakota County Commissioner, Joe Atkins:
Customers will have access to the main floor public areas of the three Service Center buildings in Apple Valley, West St. Paul and Hastings as well as the License Centers in Burnsville, Rosemount and Lakeville for all Pubic Services and Revenue services by appointment or walk-in, starting on July 13th. Preparations are underway to provide for safe limits on occupancy as well as clear signage and guidance for social distancing while in line and being served.
Share that businesses are #MNReady to Open Safely

If you would like to tell legislators and Governor Walz that all Minnesota businesses should be allowed to safely open, share your message here.

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Primary Voting is Open - 2020 Elections & COVID-19

We are encouraging voters to vote by mail using an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot any special elections, complete and return the application below to your county election office by mail, fax or email. To request an application in...

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce wishes you and your family a safe and Happy Fourth of July weekend!

We hope you will join us for the upcoming events in July!

*Note: The River Heights Chamber will be holding virtual IGH & SSP Local Issues meetings in July.
Chambers 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 player!

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:
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
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Employment and Economic Development
COVID-19 preparedness plans needed by June 29

By June 29, critical sector businesses are required to develop and implement a COVID-19 preparedness plan that complies with CDC and MDH guidelines and OSHA standards.

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Member News & Events
Freedom Flyover & Virtual Dance - July 4th - 7th

If you are missing our Vintage Clothing Contest, you can submit photos on social media starting June 9, 2020 through July 7, 2020 by using the hashtag Vintage Costume Contest winners will receive 2 free tickets to our next CAF Swing Dance and a...

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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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