Weekly Update:
September 17, 2018
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...
Watch Local Candidate Forums from Last Week and Catch the MN House and Dakota County Candidate Forums Live Tonight
Monday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Town Square Television to broadcast the following Candidate Forums. Watch the events LIVE on Town Square Television's Community Channel 14, online at  www.townsquare.tv , or on Facebook LIVE. There will be no live audience.
Leaders in Local Government Finalist
Although the City of South St. Paul didn't take home the Leaders in Local Government award, they celebrated being a finalist at the luncheon on September 12.
CoffeeNet
Thank you to the staff of Good Samaritan Society of Inver Grove Heights for their hospitality in hosting/sponsoring the Chamber's CoffeeNet on Sept. 12th. Thanks to all of those who attended!
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Monday, September 17

Tuesday, September 18
  • 3:00 p.m. - Kinder Morgan/Dakota Bulk, 925 Hardman Avenue, South St. Paul
  • 3:30 p.m. - Snap Fitness, 3056 65th Street, Inver Grove Heights
  • 4:00 p.m. - Verizon - Ribbon Cutting, 9034 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights

Wednesday, September 19
  • 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Talent Symposium @ Minneapolis Marriott West, Mpls
  • 8:00 a.m. - Business Owners Roundtable @ Chamber Office

Thursday, September 20
  • 8:00 a.m. - Chamber Board of Directors @ Chamber Office
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Food for Thought - ADA Access for Business @ Evolve Workplace, West St. Paul
Food For Thought
On the Menu...
ADA Access for Business

Thursday, September 20
11:30 Lunch and Program*
*Due to the length of the presentation, we will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy our lunch during the conversation.
Evolve Workplace
260 Wentworth Ave E., West St Paul

Join us on September 20 to hear "Improving Business Access by Removing Barriers" by David Fenley, ADA/Access Coordinator. Learn how to be compliant and get the resources to help you navigate the complex system of ADA compliance.
Clay Shoot Registration & Raffle Tickets for Sale!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. - Registration - grab lunch from the food truck before the event.
12:30 p.m. - Safety Lesson
1:00 p.m. - Shotgun Start
4:00 p.m. - Appetizers, cash bar, awards and raffle drawings!
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club, SSP

*Register individually or as a team
*No experience necessary
*Raffle tickets on sale now
*Games, prizes, appetizers and lots of networking opportunities
Talent Symposium 2018 - Register with the Promo Code for Member Rate
Wednesday, September 19
7:00 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
7:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Program
Minneapolis Marriott West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd., Mpls.
Tickets: $40 Chamber Member Rate
$45 Non-Member

Members can access the member rate when registering by using the following promo code talent2018!
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Economic Development News - Progress Plus
Renovation of Former Hitching Post Planned
Vandalia Glassworks was recently granted a Conditional Use Permit and variances to renovate the former Hitching Post building at 103 Concord Exchange North.  The St. Paul company is relocating their glass art studio and gallery from St. Paul’s Midway area to the former “Hitching Post” building on Concord Exchange, which has been vacant since mid-2017. The move allows the business to expand its services and foster continued growth. 

The art gallery will be used by artists to showcase their creations for sale in the renovated retail space on-site. The gallery will include views of the studio space to allow patrons to view the artwork being produced and interact with artists to learn about the techniques used to create the pieces. The glass studio also provides a hands-on learning environment for classes ranging from one-on-one instruction to groups of 10-20 people.  In addition to the studio and gallery space, approximately 1,700 square feet within the building will be available for a future retail or office tenant.

The new owner proposes significant cosmetic and functional upgrades to the building’s exterior, including new storefronts, windows, and entries, exterior painting and resurfacing, and renewed landscape and site amenities. We welcome Vandalia Glassworks and thank them for their energy and commitment to creating a more vibrant Concord Exchange corridor!
Member News & Events
RXP Wireless/Verizon Wireless Official Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, September 18
4:00 p.m.
RXP Wireless/Verizon, 9034 Cahill Ave.
Inver Grove Heights

RXP Wireless, the new communications company of Verizon Wireless, invites the business community to come celebrate their official opening and see their remodeled retail store in Inver Grove Heights!
Inver Grove Heights Food Truck Day - New Location & Time This Wednesday!
Wednesday, September 19
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Rich Valley Athletic Complex
1841 105th St. E.
Inver Grove Heights

Key Community Bank Free Home Buying Seminar
Wednesday, September 19
6:15 p.m. (Dinner @ 5:45 p.m.)
Key Community Bank
5684 Bishop Ave.
Inver Grove Heights

Register or questions, click here, or call 651-457-7539
Ribbon Cutting at Neighbors' Clothes Closet
Congratulations to Neighbors, Inc. on the Grand Re-Opening of the Clothes Closet!

Ambassador of the Month for August
Heidi Satre
Neighbors, Inc.
222 Grand Avenue West
South St. Paul
(651) 306-2154

And New Ambassador Vice Chair!
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