Weekly Update:
March 1, 2021
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VACCINE NEWS
Vaccine Connector
The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Fill out a simple form and the Vaccine Connector will:
  • alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
  • connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment;
  • notify you of vaccine opportunities in your area.

This tool is for all Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated!

PPP TAX RELIEF NEEDED TO SUPPORT EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES
Businesses throughout Minnesota continue to struggle their way through the COVID-19 pandemic. With tax filing season upon us, it is time to help employers who have sacrificed, yet still maintained paychecks for their employees. 
 
Lawmakers in Minnesota can ease some of this uncertainty, support struggling small businesses and propel the state toward economic recovery by preventing taxes on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
 
PPP was a major component of federal COVID-19 relief legislation, providing forgivable loans small businesses need to pay employees and cover expenses throughout the pandemic. Congress didn’t intend to tax the forgiven PPP loans, and businesses are allowed to deduct the associated payroll costs and eligible expenses paid for with PPP loans.
 
Unfortunately, Minnesotans will not see this relief on their state tax returns unless the legislature and Governor Walz act soon to align Minnesota’s tax code with the changes in Congress’s COVID-19 relief packages.
 
GRAB YOUR CALENDAR
MONDAY, MAR 1ST
River Heights Chamber members will be meeting virtually with our House Representatives on March 1st. Please contact Colleen Roth if you are interested in joining us Monday morning at 10am to discuss issues pertinent to our business community.
Rep. Keith Franke, 54A
Rep. Rick Hansen, 52A
Rep. Ruth Richardson, 52B
TUESDAY, MAR 9th 8AM
FREE MULTI CHAMBER NETWORKING EVENT
INTRODUCE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE CHAMBER
CALLING VOLUNTEERS
Join our Golf Committee
The River Heights Chamber Golf Classic is our major fundraiser of the year which funds much of the work we do to advocate for the business community.

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Golf Committee. Planning meetings are virtual and expected time commitment varies by assignment.

Consider joining our fun group of volunteers. No golf experience necessary!

Contact Colleen Roth for more information.
DO YOU KNOW AN EMPLOYER OF EXCELLENCE?
Nominate a Organization for the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development 2021 "Employers of Excellence" Awards

Make your voice heard! Each year, real business people like The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board invites area organizations to participate in the 2021 "Employers of Excellence" program. 

All employers in Dakota and Scott counties are encouraged to participate. Contact WDB Director Mark Jacobs at 651.554.5622 for more information or go to HERE to start the survey. Deadline for survey completion is March 5, 2021. Winners will be announced May 13th.
March is MN FoodShare Month
Minnesota FoodShare Helps Fill Our Shelves

Annual March Donation Drive Helps Stock the Shelves MN FoodShare March Campaign Benefits Neighbors, Inc. Donations during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at the Neighbors, Inc. food shelf. This past year, Neighbors...

Read more
www.neighborsmn.org
CITY MEETINGS
City Council Work Session
Monday, March 1st
6:00 p.m.

Meeting is webstreamed at Town Square TV.
City Council & HRA Meeting
Monday, March 1st
7:00 p.m.

Meeting is webstreamed at Town Square TV.
NOW HIRING
Director of Finance
DARTS is hiring a Director of Finance. This is a 30hr/week, salaried, exempt position.
CHAMBER RESOURCES
River Heights Chamber of Commerce | 651.451.2266 | colleen@riverheights.com | riverheights.com