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Chamber & Community News
Media Release: Oct. 11, 2019:
The Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission (NDC4) and Town Square Television, its affiliated non-profit corporation, are pleased to announce honors in this year’s Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards.

Town Square Television videographer Tommy Platek received a Regional Emmy® Award in the Photographer: News category. His award entry included samples of his videography work on the local News Magazine Insight 7.  Other nominees included news photographers from KMSP-TV (two nominees), KSFY-TV, and KARE-TV. In his acceptance speech, Platek thanked Town Square Television for providing him the opportunity to apply his creative skills in telling the compelling stories of the local community, and applauded community television for its important place in the media spectrum. Platek states, “I was so honored and thankful to receive this award. Being recognized among the talent in this market shows the relevance and effectiveness that community media can have in our community.”

Insight 7 Producer Dennis Rafftery lauded Platek’s achievement at the age of 29, describing the award as a “lifetime goal” for news photographers.  

Read more details and quotes in the media release here

Photo caption:
2019 Regional Emmy® Award recipient in the category of News Photographer Tommy Platek (center) with (L to R) Town Square Television Board Chair Caleb Werth,  Insight 7  Anchor/Reporter/Producer and Regional Emmy® Nominee Adam Carter, Town Square Television Executive Director Jodie Miller,  Insight 7  Producer/Videographer/Editor and Regional Emmy® Nominee Dennis Rafftery.
Leadership Minnesota
Chamber Chairman Jake Sedlacek and President Jennifer Gale visited northern Minnesota industries including United States Steel – Minnesota Ore Operations – Minntac, as part of the Minnesota Leadership Class of 2019.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, October 15
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Ambassadors Business Visits @ TBD here

Wednesday, October 16
  • 8:00 a.m. - Business Owners Roundtable @ Chamber Office

Thursday, October 17
  • 8:00 a.m. - River Heights Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber Office
Join us for the Chamber's County-Wide Business Expo & After Hours
Join us at LaGrand Conference Center to connect with members from neighboring Dakota County Chambers of Commerce. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5 - 7 PM
LaGrand Conference at
GrandStay Hotel
7083 153rd St W., Apple Valley

This event is free to attend and includes a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and over 40 exhibits from participating members. Plus, lots of great door prizes for you to win (some valued at $100 each)!

Booth Space Pricing :
  • 1/2 booth (3’ of shared 6’ table) = $90
  • 6’ table = $150
  • 6’ free-standing display = $150

Reserve your booth space with Colleen  here
Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities
Be an exclusive sponsor and get premier recognition at the 2020 Annual Meeting where the Business of the Year & Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence award winners will be recognized!

Thursday, January 9, 2020
11:30 a.m.
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
Saint Paul

Sponsorship packages here
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Economic Development & Workforce News
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Member News & Events
Welcome New Chamber Members
United Properties
William Katter
651 Nicollet Mall
Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(952) 837-8525

United Properties is an investor and developer of commercial property, senior housing and residential land.
Advanced Sportswear
Jean Brown
1632 Hastings Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
(651) 459-5002
Advanced Sportswear has been a Minnesota-based, family-owned, full-service imprinting facility since 1986; specializing in custom embroidery, screen printing, graphic design, laser burning & etching, appliqué, tackle twill, DTG printing, dye sublimation, rhinestones, cad cut vinyl heat transfer, cad cut foil & super glitter, and branded promotional products for your business, school, sports team, family, or any group.
Summit Funeral & Cremation
Derek Glenna
9050 Buchanan Trail North
Suite 102 Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076      
(651) 361-9273

We are a ‘low cost’ provider that offers signature service at the most affordable cost. We offer pre-planning options, a huge selection of cremation and funeral merchandise; caskets, keepsakes/jewelry, pet memorial products and monument sales.
DARTS has been nominated for the City & County Credit Union's
"Making the Greater Good Even Greater" Facebook Competition
Vote now until October 18, 2019

Anyone can vote once per day. The nonprofit receiving the most votes will receive $2,000 and the chance to tell the DARTS story.
Actions for you:
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  • Vote. You can vote once per day until the 18th. 
Alumnus Spotlight: Kelton Glewwe " IHCC News

1988 grad earns B.A. at St. Thomas and serves as VP of marketing at Roadware Kelton Glewwe, 52, graduated from Inver Hills Community College in 1988 with an Associate of Arts (A.A.). Kelton went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Advertising ...

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

Thank you for all of your work with the Ambassadors!
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
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