Weekly Update:
November 11, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
The Ambassadors Visited Three New Chamber Members Last Week.
Advanced Sportswear in Newport has been a MN based, family owned, full service imprinting facility since 1986.
They specialize in screening, embroidery, tackle twill, dye sublimation, rhinestones and the list goes on and on. All of this takes place onsite in their warehouse production facility.

They recently opened an entire sample room store for all your corporate, team and personal needs.

Visit them at: AdvancedSportswear.net
Timeless Aromatics is a purveyor of premium therapeutic essential oils, handcrafted organic body care, natural perfumes and holistic wellness goods.

Dakota Cana creates therapeutic topical and edible CBD goods which offer natural alternatives without dangerous side effects.

Visit them at: TimelessAromatics.com
Summit Funeral & Cremation is a “low cost” provider that offers signature service at the most affordable cost. They offer pre-planning options, a huge selection of cremation and funeral merchandise and monument sales.

Visit them at:
Dakota County Transportation Priorities
The Chamber hosted Dakota County Transportation Department to give business input on their 2030-2040 updates and future plan.

Want to know how to navigate a roundabout, check out this resource!

The Dakota County 2040 Transportation Plan updates the transportation component of Dakota County’s Comprehensive Plan (DC2040) adopted in June 2019. DC2040 is a broadly-based land use plan updated every 10 years to prepare the County for continued growth. DC2040 includes the vision of what the County can become over the next 20 years and incorporates a plan to address key issues that are affected by population growth and influence quality of life.  

Read more here
Leadership Minnesota Visits Businesses in the Twin Cities
Chairman Sedlacek and President Gale participated in Session 3 of Leadership Minnesota focused on Retail, the medical industries and technology in the Twin Cities. They visited MOA, Medtronic, the U of M Medical Campus and Regions Hospital.
RFP for 2020-2021 River Heights Chamber South Metro Living Guide
The Chamber has worked with many great publishers over the years to produce this quality Chamber & community magazine, the South Metro Living Guide! The publication includes various areas of interest in the community, schools, events, area business resources and recognitions, and info on the Chamber itself. The South Metro Living Guide also includes the Chamber's membership directory and area business advertisements that make the publication possible! We are looking for new ideas and areas of interest to include from our members!

If you are a publisher interested in producing this sought after Chamber publication, please click here for RFP specifications and to submit your proposal. If you have ideas for inclusions in the publication, please contact Nicole as well.

RFP due by November 26, 2019 to Nicole here.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, November 13
  • 5 -7 p.m. - County-wide Business Expo & After Hours, GrandStay Hotel & Conference Center, Apple Valley

Thursday, November 14 & 15
  • Chamber Offices Closed - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors Retreat @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Join us for the Chamber's County-Wide Business Expo & After Hours
Wednesday, November 13
5 - 7 PM
LaGrand Conference at
GrandStay Hotel
7083 153rd St W., Apple Valley

Top Five Reasons You Should Attend:
  1. Meet and connect with great people and businesses throughout Dakota County
  2. Enjoy complimentary, delicious hors d’oeuvres
  3. Visit with 50 amazing vendors
  4. Chance to win multiple door prizes (some valued at $100!)
  5. It’s FREE to attend and Open to the Public!
Chamber Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive Bus - December 3!
Join the Chamber and community in attending the next American Red Cross Blood Drive on December 3 at the Chamber office - appts are available from 10 am - 4 pm!

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

If you don't have an appt, that's ok, you can still donate! You can speed up the process by going to  www.redcross.org/rapidpass.
River Heights Chamber 2020 Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 9, 2020
11:30 a.m.
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

The River Heights Board of Directors invite you to join them for the 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Join 2019 Chairman Jake Sedlacek as he passes the gavel to 2020 Chairman Adam Bengtson and celebrate with us as we honor the Business of the Year and Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence award recipients, as well as the new award: Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities in partnership with the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board!

The River Heights Chamber is excited to partner with member Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures to host our meeting at their property, the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel.

Sponsor Here and register!
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Economic Development & Workforce News
Employer of the Year for People with Disabilities Award -
Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 18th
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board (WDB), is excited to present this NEW award in order to increase the awareness about hiring people with disabilities and recognize employers who do so!

*The winner will be honored at the River Heights Chamber Annual Meeting luncheon held on January 9, 2020, at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront.

Do you know of/are you an Employer that hires/retains/works with people with disabilities? We want to know! 

Deadline to submit an application is Monday, November 18th!
Member News & Events
Toys for Tots Drop Site at Edward Jones - Jerrod Resseman's Office
Edward Jones, Jerrod Resseman's Office, will be participating as a Toys for Tots drop off site this Holiday Season. We will be collecting toys for donation between 11/16-12/9, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  If you would generously care to donate to a child in need, our address is 9020 Cahill Ave., Inver Grove Heights. 

If you have any questions, you can reach Erica at 651-493-9205. 
Statewide Policy Tour in
South St. Paul
STATEWIDE POLICY TOUR - SOUTH ST. PAUL
RIHM KENWORTH
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Rihm Kenworth
425 Concord Street So.
South St. Paul

Please join us in South St. Paul and make your voice heard in the 2020 legislative session. Hear what Minnesota companies are forecasting for growth and what it means for the Chamber's legislative agenda to grow our economy together.

  • Network with your peers
  • Discuss policy changes to help your business succeed and grow jobs in Minnesota
  • Engage in our grassroots efforts
  • Tour the Rihm Kenworth. facility following the meeting! 

AGENDA
Registration | 8:00 a.m.
Meeting | 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Optional Tour | 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

No cost to attend but registration is needed.
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
Advertising Space Open for Your Business This Fall!
Does Your Business Have a Special Event or Promotion You Want to Share with the Chamber & Community?
For only $150 a month, you can have your ad displayed in each week (four weeks) of the Chamber's valued member benefit, the Weekly Update!
  • The weekly email is sent to over 600 business representatives each week
  • Plus your ad will be shared online and through the Chamber's Social Media!
  • Don't miss this affordable member opportunity!

Interested? Contact Nicole, here!
See more details to sign up here
River Heights Chamber of Commerce | 651.451.2266 | nicole@riverheights.com | riverheights.com