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This doesn't happen every day?!
Do you know where Azerbaijan is?
Yesterday the City of Lakeville, the Chamber and the CVB got the opportunity to welcome a delegation from Azerbaijan. We had a great conversation about what our City does, economic development in Lakeville and how our Chamber structure works. They were here through a program with the US State Department. After our visit they were off to Compeer Financial and to visit a local farm. Thank you to our city staff for being great hosts!
Looking Good Hy-Vee!
Everyone is a buzz about the new Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh! It is a beautiful space and will be another great amenity for our Lakeville residents. Grab a wood fired pizza on your way home!
Smile...you're on camera!
One of the major focuses of our Lakeville Works program this year is getting the word about out careers in skilled trade labor. We want students, parents and educators to hear first-hand from people who are enjoying successful careers in the fields of manufacturing, construction and transportation. As a part of this outreach we committed to creating a series of videos that we will serve to these target audiences through a variety of platforms. Monday and Tuesday were exciting days, as we filmed the components. Thank you to all of the businesses, and professionals, who took part in our interviews and supplemental shots.

A very special thank you to Kati Bachmayer, with the City of Lakeville, for conducting all 14 interviews for us on Monday! Although her talent will not be showcased on screen, she did an amazing job of making our interviewees feel comfortable and thus getting some very insightful information from each.
Can you see the drone?!
Geeking Out with STEM!
Yesterday Cindy Nolan took a group of our Lakeville Area Schools Elementary STEM teachers to tour 2 Lakeville businesses - BTD and Advanced Wireless. They talked all things STEM and ways that our Lakeville business community can support the STEM effort within our schools. There was a teacher from each elementary in attendance. They had such a great time and came away with some great ideas for us to collaborate in their classrooms. More to come as the school year goes on!
Looking for Leaders...
The Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) is seeking leaders from businesses across the state to serve as members on the GWDB, as we have several openings for business members as of June 30, 2019.  The full GWDB meets quarterly throughout the year in the metro area (one of those meetings being the annual MAWB-GWDB joint meeting in December). Members also have the opportunity to serve on various committees should they choose to, which generally meet once every 1-2 months and have a call-in option. 
The primary statutory function of the GWDB is to provide input for, review, and approve the 4-year WIOA state plan (which guides the development of the regional and local plans). The board also has a role in advising the governor on other workforce development issues.
The general qualifications of a business representative on the State Board are that they:
  • Have experience with collaboration, forming strategic alliances, actively contributing, and acting strategically;
  • Hold a senior-level decision-making role within their organization;
  • Have a commitment to the talent pipeline, the skilled labor and meaningful employment needs of business and industry, incumbent workers, job seekers, and all Minnesotans.
The priority industry sectors of the State Board are Health Care and Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Construction, Professional and Business Services including Information Technology, and Natural Resources including Agriculture (Food and Animal Production) and Mining.    

In compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and state statute, careful consideration is also given to racial, gender, and geographical balance on the GWDB.
Interested individuals must apply via the Secretary of State web site:  https://www.sos.state.mn.us/boards-commissions/
Questions regarding the online application process can be directed to Kay Kammen, kay.kammen@state.mn.us , 651-259-7691.

September Luncheon
Less than one month away!
This annual tournament raises money for education in TWO ways: (1) the money raised from bowling/sponsorships goes into our Business in Education fund for teacher appreciation breakfasts and summer camp scholarships and (2) the money raised through the raffle raises money for the Chamber Foundation grant program which awards grants to programs that impact a large number of students in our Lakeville area schools.
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