Weekly Update:
March 18, 2019
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Did You Know...
Flooding Forecast
It is the time of year again when we need to think about possible flooding in Bridgepoint. Here is the link to the NOAA flood forecast page for Saint Paul . FYI, the top of the SSP levee is at 29 feet above flood stage. In 2014 we hit 20.13ft.

Historic Crests
(1) 26.01 ft on 04/16/1965
(2) 24.52 ft on 04/15/1969
(3) 23.76 ft on 04/18/2001
(4) 23.20 ft on 04/30/2001
(5) 22.37 ft on 04/13/1997
(6) 22.02 ft on 04/16/1952
(7) 20.13 ft on 06/26/2014
(8) 19.15 ft on 06/26/1993
(9) 19.02 ft on 03/29/2011
(10) 18.79 ft on 04/16/1951

The City of South St. Paul has launched its flood preparedness procedures and want to share this information with the businesses in the Concord Street Business area.

Tuesday, March 19
1:30 pm
Waterous
125 Hardman Avenue S South St. Paul
*North Entrance*

For more information about this meeting or if you are not able to attend but want the meeting handouts, contact Deb Griffith, Community Affairs Liaison at 651-554-3230 or deb.griffith@southstpaul.org.
New Brand, New Chamber Apparel - Get it 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!

Cast Your Vote for the Small Business of the Year Award - Deadline Tuesday, March 19th
CoffeeNet at Good Samaritan Society - Inver Grove Heights
Thank you, Good Samaritan Society of Inver Grove Heights, for hosting our Chamber CoffeeNet on March 12!

To everyone who joined us - we hope you made some great connections and join us again for CoffeeNet next month!

Save the Date and Register to Attend the State of the County!
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, March 19:
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Food for Thought - Biz Hacks @ Evolve 

Wednesday, March 20:
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Business Owners Roundtable @ Chamber Office

Thursday, March 21:
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Business Card Exchange with Lucking Wealth Management and MAP Consulting @ Concord Lanes
Food for Thought - Biz Hacks
Tuesday, March 19
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

On the Menu... Biz Hacks
Presented by Sarah Kowal of Right Now Enterprises

  • Sarah will walk us through her free tips and cheap tricks that will make each of us look, and more importantly, FEEL like a pro.  
  • Expect amazing results that you can take back to work and home.  
  • You will walk away being an unstoppable (and frugal!) biz guru.
 
To say more would just be a spoiler!
Business Card Exchange with Lucking Wealth Management & MAP Consulting @ Concord Lanes
Thursday, March 21
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Concord Lanes
365 Concord Exchange N., South St. Paul

Join us for a great networking event at the end of the workday to connect with your fellow River Heights Chamber members and area business representatives, as well as enjoy some appetizers and happy hour specials by our event host, Lucking Wealth Management and MAP Consulting at Concord Lanes. Remember to bring lots of business cards for this free member networking event.
Sign Up for a Booth & Attend the Small Business Award Luncheon & Trade Show
Thursday, April 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mendakota Country Club, Mendota Heights

What should you do?

  • Sign up for a table in the Trade Show for your chance to win the "Favorite Booth Contest"

  • Attend to see who wins the 2019 Small Business of the Year
Congratulations to the three finalists:


All of the Above!
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Economic Development & Workforce News
JPMorgan Chase will open branch offices in the Twin Cities

JPMorgan Chase, one of America's largest financial companies, plans to open its first retail-bank offices in the Twin Cities this summer, as part of a national expansion. Chase is inaugurating branch offices in nine large U.S. markets and adding...

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Member News & Events
The Biggest Threats to Small Business IT in 2019

A new year means new threats. Small businesses across the country are scrambling to keep up with the new normal that is the Internet of Things (IoT) - the billion or so devices sharing data and information around the globe.

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www.coordinated.com
Gramercy Park Hosts " Age is Just a Number" for Seniors
Tuesday, March 19
6:30 pm
Gramercy Park in the Gramercy Room
5688 Brent Ave.
Inver Grove Heights

Barry ZeVan of KSTP-TV and KARE-TV will present  Age is Just a Number Barry ZeVan is currently forecasting a “Senior Tsunami with signs of aging everywhere!”  

 Join us for a delightful evening!
Annual Spring Brunch with Silent Auction featuring Guest Speaker Joe Schmit at Good Samaritan Society - IGH
Saturday, March 30
10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
Cost:
  • $28.00 per person at the door
  • $25.00 per person if purchased by March 15th
Mendakota Country Club
2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights

Our Spring Brunch & Silent Auction fundraising event is open to the general public, doors open at 9:45 a.m., brunch is served at 10:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Joe Schmit, author and KSTP television personality

Every one of us makes an impact on others, whether we mean to or not. Joe Schmidt has been interviewing and researching influential people discovering the factors that truly make an impact in the lives of others. Our Silent Auction will feature a great variety of baskets and items to bid on.

To learn more about our event, visit www.good-sam.com or contact Patty at 651-289-0687 or pkarschnik@good-sam.com.
Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for February
Mark Patun
MAP Consulting Agency LLC
15585 Darling Path
Rosemount, MN
(608) 577-7624
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