Weekly Update:
November 5, 2018
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Did You Know...
One Day to Election Day!
Know Your Polling Place & Catch Up on All the Voter Guides for the River Heights Region
You can register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, tomorrow, November 6th.


Voter Guide questions were developed and used from the 2018 Election Candidate Questionnaire and East Metro Voters Guide.
Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board Apprenticeship Panel -
RSVP by November 12th
Wednesday, November 14
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Dakota County Northern Service Center
1 Mendota Road, West St. Paul

Learn how Apprenticeships can help your business - Nov. 14! The Workforce Development Board, along with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry are co-hosting this event geared towards employers – but open to anyone!

  • You’ll hear first-hand how local employers are implementing registered apprenticeships and how it’s impacting their efforts to recruit, train and retain top talent. 
  • Learn ways apprenticeships can help cultivate a strong workforce.
  • Participating employers on the panel include: 

· Ardent Mills
· HealthPartners
· Cement Masons Local 633
· Metro Transit
· MN Veterans Affairs
· Machinist Union Local 77

Please RSVP by Nov. 12 th  to amber.higgins @co.dakota.mn.us or call her at 651 554-6875.
Stakeholders and Employers Survey for th e Dakota County Eastern Transit Study
Y ou are invited to participate in a brief survey to help us understand needs and opportunities for transit service in Eastern Dakota County. Please click on the following link to take the survey.

CoffeeNet and County-wide Business After Hours
Thank you to Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College for hosting the Chamber's CoffeeNet on Halloween.

Thank you to the SIX Dakota County Chambers of Commerce and Dakota Electric for hosting/sponsoring the County-wide Chamber Business After Hours and Expo on November 1st in Apple Valley - it was a great networking event!

Thanks to everyone who attended and our member businesses who had a table in the expo - it was fun to see so many businesses come together!

Some River Heights Chamber members included:

  • 21st Century Bank
  • ECSI System Integrators
  • Evolve Workplace
  • Good Samaritan Society - Inver Grove Heights
  • Harmony Cedar
  • Rhino Linings of South St. Paul
  • Town Square Television
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, November 7:
  • 4:00 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening @ Wakota Federal Credit Union, SSP

Thursday, November 8:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ ISD 199 District Office, IGH
CoffeeNet at
Wakota Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, November 14
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Wakota Federal Credit Union
1151 Southview Blvd., SSP

Enjoy a nice cup of coffee and refreshments on a crisp fall morning with your fellow Chamber members and the newly remodeled Wakota Federal Credit Union in South St. Paul!
Register Now! Food for Thought: Drug Trends - Open to All!
Tuesday, November 20
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Evolve Workplace
260 Wentworth Ave. E., WSP
$25 members/$35 non-members

Everyone with an invested interest in Dakota County should attend this informative business luncheon with presenter Agent Pete Zajac with the Dakota County Drug Task Force!

Join us to hear about current drug trends:
  • what's making a comeback
  • edibles
  • what looks harmless but may not be
  • get your questions answered
  • learn some warning signs

"Drugs are everywhere, no matter what community you live in," says Agent Zajac. Be in the know. Stay safe. Help protect your community. Don't miss it!
Mark Your Calendars!
River Heights Chamber Annual Meeting
January 10, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Southview Country Club
239 E. Mendota Road, West St. Paul
$50 per attendee - sponsorships and table reservations available

Join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking while we honor our leaders of 2018, welcome our new Chairman for 2019 and share accomplishments and goals for the Chamber in the New Year!

The 2018 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award and 2019 Business of the Year will be announced and honored during this event, too.
Don't miss it!

Keynote Speaker, Joe Nayquonabe, Jr. CEO, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures.

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Economic Development News
Minnesota Viking Owners Launch Investment Firm Aimed at...

New York-based WISE Ventures will be targeting early and growth stage startups. So far it has invested in at least nine companies, including one from Minneapolis.

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Member News & Events
Forbes Recognized Xcel Energy Among the World’s Best Employers
Congratulations to Xcel Energy as they have been recognized on Forbes Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for the second year in a row!

Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list, and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world. 

Grand Re-Opening &
Ribbon Cutting @
Wakota Federal Credit Union
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wakota Federal Credit Union
1151 Southview Blvd., SSP

Join the Chamber in introducing the newly remodeled Wakota Federal Credit Union. After months of construction, the Wakota FCU staff is excited to share the beautiful new space with the community.

Refreshments and give-a-ways will be provided.
Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for October!
Bruce Bairaktaris
Quality Auto Care Center
100 S. Concord Exchange
South St. Paul
(651) 457-6255
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