Weekly Update:
September 21, 2020
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Chamber & Community News
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Sign Up Now to Sponsor the Chamber Clay Shoot!
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
2:00 p.m.
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club

We can't wait to see you and promote your business at this year's Annual Clay Shoot!

Businesses, check out these great sponsorship opportunities to support the Chamber!



South St. Paul Small Business Relief Grant Program - Applications Due Wednesday!
Up to $7,500 available for eligible businesses


Applications accepted Sept 8 - 23, 2020

The City of South St. Paul has received an allocation of CARES Act Funding. The CARES Act provides that Cities may allocate a portion of this funding toward Small Business Grants towards eligible expenditures. These funds will be distributed through the South St. Paul Small Business Relief Grant Program.

Business Owners Roundtable - Would you like to join?
Each month small business owners in the Chamber come together to discuss business topics such as strategies, employment, finances, technology and share challenges and success stories - this month the group met with both in-person and their fellow members over Zoom. #strongertogether
Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

All blood donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 antibodies test!

Wednesday, September 23
  • 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. - Real Time Solutions Webinar - COVID-19 Effect on Restaurant Industry - Register Here
  • 8:00 a.m. - South St. Paul Local Issues Via Zoom

Thursday, September 24
  • 9:30 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights CVB Board of Directors Meeting Via Zoom
River Heights Chamber Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, September 28th
Sign up to donate blood and help save lives with the American Red Cross! It's easy and quick and in September all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a Free Haircut from Sport Clips.

Donors will also receive a complimentary COVID-19 antibodies test during their donation time.

To make an appointment: Please call
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: RHCC

Fourth Annual Clay Shoot Open to the Community!
Now accepting registrations for individuals and teams to shoot clays with the River Heights Chamber of Commerce! This event is open to the public. Sponsorships are available for the event and games!

Spend the afternoon meandering through the wooded backwaters of the Mississippi River in the only outdoor gun club in the metro area, South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club.

No experience needed- Beginners Welcome! Awards, games and fun included in your registration.


Get Free River Heights Chamber
Text Message Reminders
Text RHChamber to 20673 to receive upcoming event reminders from the River Heights Chamber of Commerce!
Employment and Economic Development
New 'Back to Work' program provides $3,000 for hiring or re-hiring eligible individuals with disabilities
Member News & Events
The Neighbors Ducks Are Still Afloat in 2020
Annual Benefit Event for Neighbors, Inc.
Great Neighbors’ Duck Pond
Date: Saturday, October 3 
Time: 12 p.m. broadcast live on Facebook
Location: Neighbors, Inc. parking lot (222 Grand Avenue W, South St. Paul, MN 55075)
Cost*: Ducks are $5 each and can be purchased by completing a duck adoption certificate available at Neighbors, many local businesses or downloaded online at: neighborsmn.org.
*Free to watch.
Prizes: Grand prize is $500

Day of Service at DCTC & IHCC
October 9th
Join Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College for the annual Day of Service on October 9, 2020!

Volunteer individually or as part of a team on one of many projects taking place virtually, on each campus, and in the community. Events will be scheduled throughout the day with a virtual kickoff at 12 p.m. Students, alumni, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to participate. All are welcome!

For more information, click here
Hot Deals & Employment Opportunities!
IS YOUR BUSINESS HIRING DURING THIS TIME OF COVID-19? Let us know!

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!
Looking for Some Affordable Advertising During This Time?
The River Heights Chamber Can Help!
The River Heights Chamber has many affordable advertising and new sponsorship opportunities (virtual events included) for you to take advantage of to get your business message out to the members and community!

Here are some ideas to think about!

  • Weekly Update Advertisement
  • Website Advertisement
  • Social Media Advertisements
  • Virtual Networking Event Sponsorships
  • Virtual Webinar Sponsorships

Remember some free Member Benefits:
  • Get to Know a Member Video
  • Member Hot Deals & Job Postings available through your Chamber member login

To find out more details, contact Nicole.
Share Your Business With Us By Video
Make your own 15-20 second video and share it with us at the Chamber!

Here's how:

1. Record your video in Landscape mode (horizontally)
2. Record in a quiet place if possible (limit background noise)
3. Message - Hi, my name is ABC with XYZ company. Our company does XYZ. Add in a positive thing/message you are doing during this time and/or a way people can connect with you (website or other contact info).
4. Save the video on a Google drive and share it with Nicole here
(Please note: the video file may be too big to email directly so saving it to a file sharing spot like Google Drive or Dropbox first is helpful to send us a link to download the file itself).
River Heights Chamber of Commerce | 651.451.2266 | nicole@riverheights.com | riverheights.com