Weekly Update:
October 26, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
FALL 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!

October - November 2020 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.
Dakota County Small Business Relief Grant Program, Round 2
The County Board approved a $5million Small Business Relief Grant Program Round 2.
Round 2 has the same eligibility criteria as the first program, but added home-based businesses as eligible applicants.
Home-based business will be eligible to apply for Round 2 with the following restrictions:
•       The profit generated from the home-based business must be the primary source of income for the applicant (i.e. hobby-based business are not eligible to apply)
•       Home-based businesses may not apply for home mortgage and/or rent expenses
•       If the home-based business is owned and operated by a sole-proprietor, the applicant may not apply for payroll expenses
•       The home-based business must otherwise meet program eligibility criteria
The application period for Round 2 opens Monday, October 26 and ends on Friday, November 6. It will be a first-come, first-serve program and requires that applicants have all verification documentation upfront included in the application.
You can find more information HERE
Program Guidelines and FAQ can be found on the website.
Please note this program is run by - Mary Beth Schubert, County Communications Director, is ccd on this email and can provide social media postings and other materials. Peter Skwira, County Finance Director, ccd on this email is the project manager, working directly with Baker Tilly, the program administrator.
Fox Business News Visits Local South St. Paul Business
Check out scene photos of After the Bell on Fox Business News broadcast LIVE from Waterous Company in South St. Paul (Weds., Oct. 21, 3pm Central) to discuss Swing State Economics.

After the Bell Host Connell McShane visited with Bill Smith of Waterous.
Candidate Jason Lewis talks with After the Bell host Connell McShane at Waterous Company.
Bill Smith, President and CEO of Waterous Company talks about local small business weathering the COVID--19 pandemic.
Real Time Solutions Webinar Recording Part 2 - October 21
Blvd Tavern (formerly Blvd Bar & Grille) Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Wednesday, October 28
  • 8:00 a.m. - South St. Paul Local Issues (Open to All Members) - Via Zoom
  • 8:00 - 8:30 & 8:45-9:15 a.m. - Real Time Solutions Webinar Series - Angie Craig (8:00) and Tyler Kistner (8:45) CD2 Meet the Candidate - Register below
Real Time Solutions Webinar Series: Congressional District 2 Candidate Meet & Greet
This is your chance to meet and ask questions to the candidates for Congressional District 2 Angie Craig & Tyler Kistner. This is NOT A DEBATE, it is a meet and greet and Q&A.

You have the opportunity to submit your question upon registration and we will select 3-4 questions from all submitted questions. Your name will not be tied to/mentioned if we select your question.

Employment and Economic Development
DEED Launches #GoodJobsNow Initiative

This campaign will help raise awareness among Minnesotans looking for work that good jobs are available now. It features videos from Minnesota businesses explaining why they are a great place to work and describing current employment opportunities.

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Member News & Events
Inver Grove Heights Police Department Offers Innovative App to Vulnerable Residents -
Event Scheduled for October 28
The IGH PD is hosting an event, Wednesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, where they will provide information about a new app the department is offering to IGH residents called the Vitals™ app.

The app helps vulnerable residents and residents with mental health concerns communicate more effectively with officers and first responders.

Read more here
Did you apply and get accepted for a Dakota County CARES Act Relief Grant?
If you applied for, and were told you were eligible, for a Dakota County CARES Act grant, the county is asking for you to please finish the application process ASAP. The county has a deadline in which they must issue the funds. If you have questions, you can respond to the email that was sent to you confirming your eligibility.
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
Items to Keep on Your Radar or Make Sure You Didn't Miss!
Share Your Chamber #WhyRiverHeights On
Social Media Here
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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Check out the New Inver Grove Heights CVB Map
Visit Inver Grove Heights is excited to unveil a new tourism map of the city featuring hotels, restaurants, parks and trails, and more. View and download your map here. When planning your next staycation or outing, go to www.VisitIGH.com
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