Weekly Update:
November 23, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
The River Heights Region Restaurant Guide Is Back and Businesses Are Ready for YOU!
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community. We understand the latest Executive Order from the Governor on business limitations are taking a toll on everyone - especially our hard hit restaurant and food service industry.

The River Heights Chamber, in partnership with the IGH CVB, created another marketing campaign to help our local restaurants and food establishments promote their offerings during this latest shutdown. 

One part of this marketing campaign is the return of the River Heights Region Restaurant Guide, which was created at the start of the pandemic in March and had over 24,000 views in eight weeks! We have expanded the guide to have has its own landing page where each local restaurant/food service business has been invited to complete a Google form to be included. The Restaurant Guide will include offerings and specials for takeout, delivery, drive-up/drive-thru and gift cards.

This is a free service for all restaurants in the River Heights region. Restaurants, if you haven't done so yet, please complete the form as soon as possible here. The social media campaign begins now!

We are stronger together! Stay safe and support your local businesses!
Nominations Open for Business of the Year & Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence! Apply by Friday, December 4th!
  • Do you know a deserving business who goes above and beyond?
  • Do you know a business who has overcome hardships and prevailed?
  • Do you know a leader in the community who has positively impacted our community and/or their business?

The River Heights Chamber is now seeking nominations for the 2021 Business of the Year Award and 2020 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Awards! Check out the criteria/qualifications on the Chamber's website and nominate a business or apply today!

Note: The River Heights Chamber has amended some of the Business of the Year award criteria to be more inclusive and recognize the challenges our businesses are facing this year with the pandemic.

Nominate a business or individual for these awards - Applications for both awards are due by Friday, December 4th!

Contact Nicole Bengtson with award nominations and/or questions here
Watch the Real Time Solutions Webinar Series: Developing a Crisis-Ready Culture Recording from Nov. 18th Here
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Monday, November 23
  • 5:30 p.m. - East Metro Elected Officials Virtual Meet-&-Greet

Tuesday, November 24
  • 6:00 p.m. - Virtual Town Hall with U.S. Representative Angie Craig

Wednesday, November 25
  • 8:00 a.m. - South St. Paul Local Issues Via Zoom - All Welcome to Attend!
Employment and Economic Development
Watch the Recording of the StaySafe MN, One Minnesota Webinar with DEED/MDH/DLI on November 19th Here
Member News & Events
6 Ways to Shop Local in 2020

Online shopping is expected to get another large boost this year while people everywhere are spending more time at home. Of course, shopping online doesn't mean you can't still shop local. Local businesses often offer vibrant online shopping...

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Holiday Advertising Special Offer for Chamber Members
Do You Have a Holiday Special, Black Friday Promotion or Deal You Want to Share?
The River Heights Chamber would like to remind you of the affordable advertising you can do through the Chamber's communications and social media and now we are spicing up the deal for Fall!

Fall/Holiday Ad Promo in Weekly Update
River Heights Chamber members can advertise in the Weekly Update and get featured on the Chamber's social media! Click here for details
  • $25/week ($100/mo.) - Ad camera ready
  • $40/week ($115/mo.) - Chamber creates ONE Ad for you*
  • Your advertisement will also be featured on the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter pages for bonus promotion!
  • *ONE created ad per month. High res company logo and verbiage must be provided at time of ad request

Please use the attached Weekly Update form to reserve your spot and note your specifications.

To find out more details, contact Nicole here.
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Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
Minnesota Veterans Virtual Career Fair - November 19th

CareerForce Veterans Employment Services and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs invites all veterans, active military members, and their spouses to this 14th annual event. What's different this year is that the event is completely...

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The Black Friday Loan Sale is BACK!
Whether you’re looking to finance or refinance a vehicle, consolidate debt or cover holiday spending, we have your back with low rates and affordable terms.
Rates starting as low as 2.49% APR* on New or Used Vehicles, Boats, Snowmobiles, and RV’s!

Rates starting as low as 6.99% APR* on Unsecured Loans that can be used as Personal Loans or for Debt Consolidation! You can apply anytime between now and the end November to lock in the rates!

Call us at 651-451-3330 or visit us at wakotafcu.org.

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
Items to Keep on Your Radar or Make Sure You Didn't Miss!
Have you seen the Chamber's New South Metro Living Guide?

Check it out: use the membership directory, see our member tributes and more here!

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