Weekly Update:
November 18, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
County-wide Business Expo Attracts a Full House
Thanks to all the vendors and chamber members from River Heights, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings and Lakville for showing up and networking at this fun event!

Check out more photos here
Chamber Board of Directors Retreat
On November 14, 2019, the current and incoming Board members of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce met to talk energy, vision and plans for 2020 initiatives and beyond.

It was a great day! Thank you to our Board members who could be there and to Treasure Island for welcoming us in your beautiful space!
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:

Tuesday, November 19
  • 8 - 9 a.m. - CoffeeNet @ Wakota Federal Credit Union, South St. Paul

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

Thursday, November 21
  • 3:00 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting for Relocation of YMCA @ Southridge Center, 1426 Mendota Road E., Inver Grove Heights
Sign Up Today to Donate Blood on December 3
Join the River Heights Chamber and community in attending the next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 3 - appts are available from 10 am - 4 pm at the River Heights Chamber!

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.
Statewide Policy Tour in South St. Paul
STATEWIDE POLICY TOUR - SOUTH ST. PAUL
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.
River Heights Chamber 2020 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 we honor the 2020 Business of the Year and 2019 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence award recipients! We will also be awarding the 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 and host our keynote speaker, Ian Leonard, Chief Meteorologist of FOX 9!

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Economic Development & Workforce News
Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants Available for Startups

Launch Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED’s) new statewide collaborative effort to accelerate startups and amplify Minnesota as a leader in innovation, is now accepting grant applications online.

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Member News & Events
Costco Grand Opening
Congratulations to Costco on their Grand Opening on Friday, November 15th!
IGH Fire Station #2 "Soft Opening"
Congratulations Chief Thill and team.

Photo credit: IGH Councilmember Brenda Dietrich
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. 
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Share your Hot Deal or Employment Opportunities with the Chamber!  It's a free member benefit !

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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