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September 9, 2019
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Chamber & Community News
Did You Know...
It's Not Too Late to Attend: Leaders in Local Government Luncheon
Thursday, September 12
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Vadnais Heights Commons 
655 County Rd F E 
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

Keynote Speaker 
Susan Kimberly  served as Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff for Mayor Norm Coleman

On Thursday, September 12, the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and East Metro Chamber partners will host the annual Leaders in Local Government Awards Luncheon . Join us as we honor five organizations and an Elected Official of Note in the East Metro who exemplify and demonstrate innovation, excellence and success in local government.

Nominees will be selected based on the contributions with respect to innovative initiatives and public policies that advance the public good and demonstrate a commitment to efficient and progressive government.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Award Sponsor: Bremer Bank
Corporate Sponsors: Comcast , Securian Financial , Shaw-Lundquist, University of St. Thomas , WSB
Contributing Sponsors: KSTP-TV , Platinum Bank
Photography Sponsor: SPOT
Ribbon Cutting at Perfect Ash
Welcome to the community Diana Hutton, owner of Perfect Ash!

Located at 9080 Buchanan Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Visit them online here
Chamber RAFFLE tickets are available to purchase in the Chamber office!

  • $10 enters you for a chance to win $1,000 Grand Prize or $500 2nd place.
  • ONLY 500 tickets are printed so the odds of walking away with a grand is great and up to you! Buy 5 tickets for your 1 in 100 chance, 10 tickets 1 in 50 chance!

The drawing will be held at the Clay Shoot on September 19th at the South St. Paul Rod and Gun Club. Winners do not need to be present-- but it will be a fun filled afternoon where all are welcome!

Upcoming Chamber Events
Chamber Meetings & Events This Week:

Tuesday, September 10
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - CoffeeNet @ Good Samaritan Society - IGH

Thursday, September 12
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Inver Grove Heights Local Issues @ Inver Grove Heights School District Office ISD 199 (80th & Cahill)
Join Us at CoffeeNet on September 10th
Tuesday, September 10
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Good Samaritan Society - IGH
1301 50th Street East, IGH

Kick-start your day with an early morning networking event to connect with your fellow River Heights Chamber members and area business representatives, as well as enjoy coffee and refreshments while you check out the space of our host, Good Samaritan Society - IGH! Bring plenty of business cards to share and make new connections.
Come Shoot with Us at the Clay Shoot!
South St. Paul Rod & Gun Club

Spend the afternoon meandering through the wooded backwaters of the Mississippi River in the only outdoor gun club in the metro area.

No experience needed- Beginners Welcome to try one of the fastest growing sports and the only sport to be in both the Summer and Winter Olympics!

Join us or bring a team of five! Awards, games, food and fun included in your registration.

Sponsorships are now available. Please contact Colleen@RiverHeights.com.
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Economic Development & Workforce News
Signs Point to National Recession. What Might That Mean...

The U.S. economy might be on its way toward a downturn. It's somewhat inevitable. The economy tends to have ups and downs, and while we're in the midst of the longest economic expansion ever, these things usually don't last forever.

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Member News & Events
Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) is pleased to announce its expansion into the northern metro asphalt paving market, with the opening of their fourth asphalt plant located in Columbus, Minn. The plant has been operational since this past May, with asphalt mix being produced throughout the summer.

“We are happy to now provide asphalt contracting services throughout the northern metro area, including customers located in Anoka, Chisago and northern Washington Counties,” said CEO, Kent Peterson.  

Transporting hot asphalt is a critical part of any paving project. Having asphalt processing facilities in the right places for the right jobs can increase productivity and quality while potentially lowering costs. Prior to the Columbus plant being built, the company’s northern most location for mix production was south Minneapolis. This expansion allows BR the opportunity to bid on projects with current customers, where in the past it might not have been an option. It also opens the door for company growth, by expanding its reach to new customers who were previously not located in the company’s service area.

Read more here
Fall Bombers Moon Ball
Fall Swing Dance
Saturday, September 14
MN Wing Commemorative Air Force
310 Airport Rd, South St. Paul

6:00 p.m. - Doors open
7:00 p.m. - Dance Lessons
8 p.m. - Midnight - Dance

For tickets and more details click here
Shred Event at Key Community Bank Inver Grove Heights
Thursday, September 12
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Key Community Bank
5684 Bishop Avenue
Inver Grove Heights

This event is free and open to all Chamber members!

Lunch will be provided and matching all donations made to Neighbors Inc.
Ambassador of the Month for August
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!
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