Weekly Update:
May 21, 2019
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Walz, Minnesota Lawmakers End Budget Impasse Ahead of Monday Deadline

Gov. Tim Walz and top Democratic and GOP lawmakers arrived at a hard-fought spending deal Sunday without the controversial gas tax hike the governor wanted, but with schools gaining significantly more money than Republicans had sought. The compromise, ending a weeks ­long impasse, boosts the general fund overall by 6%, but each side had to jettison priorities - Walz is denied much of the new revenue he wanted for road improvements, while a health care tax that Republicans sought to end survives largely intact.

... Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President Doug Loon called the agreement a "wise use of state tax dollars - funding key state priorities while protecting Minnesota taxpayers and Minnesota employers."
Last Chance to Register - Hear from the COO of the MN Vikings, Kevin Warren
Tuesday, May 21
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Southview Country Club
239 E. Mendota Road, WSP

Come hear from Kevin Warren, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Vikings, about the 200-acre master-planned development, named  Viking Lakes!
MN Employer Tax Seminar June 11th
The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars in  Edina  and  Minnetonka,  Minnesota for employers and their representatives who are interested in information on state employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. These seminars will be presented by experts from the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program.

  • Worker status (independent contractor vs employee)
  • Employment tax basics (withholding, depositing and reporting)     
  • Unemployment Insurance (tax rates, wage reporting, benefit account issues)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
7650 Edinborough Way, Suite 330
Edina, MN 55435

Note : Feel free to bring your own snack and beverage with you to the seminar, since they are not provided.
Fee: No fee

Advanced registration is required.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, May 21
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Food for Thought: Viking Lakes @ Southview Country Club, WSP
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Ambassadors Business Visits - click here for latest schedule

Wednesday, May 22
  • 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. - South St. Paul Local Issues @ Central Square Community Center, SSP

Thursday, May 23:
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Business Card Exchange @ B-52 Burgers & Brew, IGH
Chamber of Commerce Night at Target Field - Reserve Tickets by May 28!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Game Time 7:10 p.m.
Target Field, Minneapolis
**River Heights Section 132**

Join fellow South of the River Chamber of Commerce members at Target Field to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Minnesota Twins ! The Chamber with the most tickets sold will get to sing the 7th Inning Stretch! 

Each business with at least 5 tickets purchased will also get a message welcoming their business on the scoreboard.

**River Heights Section 132**
Chamber members please order your tickets in the assigned section number so everyone is sitting together by chamber.  
Order your tickets here
Blood Drive with American Red Cross
June 12th
Give Blood
Thursday, June 13
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
River Heights Chamber
5782 Blackshire Path, Inver Grove Heights

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Join the River Heights Chamber for a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross Bus!

To schedule an appt for this event , please call 1-800-RED-CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) or visit
RedCrossBlood.org and enter: RHCC
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Economic Development & Workforce News
Enroll in the 2019 Employers of Excellence Awards Program!
The WDB will recognize the businesses experiencing the best results in employee retention efforts and providing the best work environments. Each participating business will also receive a personalized, confidential report detailing how they compared with other area companies and suggestions for improving their work environment.

Learn more here
Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Member
Anne Kelly
1355 Mendota Heights Road
Suite 290
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(651) 289-7740

JunoActive is a women’s private label plus size active and swimwear line sold through e-commerce.

Thanks to Ann Bailey for introducing JunoActive to the River Heights Chamber.
Local Restaurant Pulls Off Huge
Twin Cities Burger Battle Win!
Congratulations to Jersey's Bar & Grill of Inver Grove Heights for winning the Twin Cities Burger Battle in TWO categories (People's Choice & Judge's Choice) - first time in TCBB history a restaurant won in both categories!

BridgePoint Business Park
Food Truck Wednesday
Wednesday, May 22
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
150 Hardman Drive 
South St. Paul   

Xstream Cuisine (Caribbean) and Herbivorous Butcher Food Trucks!!! (Vegan)

Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for April
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255
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!

Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Financial Service Representative

Wakota Federal Credit Union Position Details: Accurately process member transactions such as: deposits, withdrawals, transfers, cashing checks, loan payments, redeeming Savings Bonds, Visa cash advances, Visa Travel and Gift cards. Actively...

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Home Equity and Home Improvement Loans

The right tools for your next project! Home Equity and Home Improvement Loans available at Wakota FCU With real estate rates still at record lows, we have the right tools for your next project! https://wakotafcu.org/personal-loans/home-loans/

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