March 11, 2019
Announcing: Women of Excellence Award Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the ninth annual Wom E n’s Leadership Forum Women of Excellence Awards . Cindy Haas of Gateway Bank has won Partner of the Year . Jennifer Crowder of GR Promotions is the winner of Women/Minority-owned Business of the Year . Tami Phillippi of Frame MN is the winner of the Changemaker Award .
Cindy Haas, Gateway Bank, Partner of the Year
Jennifer Crowder
Jennifer Crowder, GR Promotions, Women/Minority-owned Business of the Year
Tami Phillippi, Frame MN, Changemaker Award
Along with the three award winners, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation has awarded five, $1,000 scholarships to seniors attending high school in the Dakota County Region. The students being honored with this year’s scholarships are: Catherine Bauer, Henry Sibley High School; Ruby Filhart, Henry Sibley High School; Hanna Holmstrom, Burnsville High School; Brianna Kirk, Burnsville High School; and Caitlyn Storley, Rosemount High School.  
Better Transit for Dakota County and Its Employers
Friday, April 5, 2019

With ongoing economic growth and development throughout Dakota County, the need for strong talent acquisition, workforce requirements and accessible workforce housing, Dakota County needs more and better transit. 
In response, the DCR Chamber of Commerce and East Metro Strong will be embarking on a Dakota County Transit Opportunities Analysis to explore better transit connections and innovative ways to move our employees, customers and residents in and around Dakota County. What could these look like? What can we learn from other places like Dakota County?
Join us to hear from two experts who are assisting in this initiative. 
  • Christof Spieler, PE, LEED, AP Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and member of the board of directors of Houston METRO
  • Will Schroeer, Executive Director, East Metro Strong, a public-private partnership of businesses, cities and counties working together to bring more and better transit investment to the East Metro
Thanks to our sponsors:
Eagan Job Fair
Wednesday, March 27
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eagan Civic Center

Join us at The Eagan Job Fair hosted by the Dakota Scott County Workforce Development Board, the Savage Chamber, the Inver Grove Heights Chamber, Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and   JobsHQ  at the Eagan Civic Center! Meet with job seekers who will be exploring the variety of career opportunities from multiple employers across our region. Network with job seekers and other local employers. Learn more.
2019 State of the County Address
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Ames Center, Burnsville

We are pleased to announce the 2019 State of the County Address presented by Commissioner Liz Workman, Chair of the Board of Commissioners, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This is a great opportunity to network with Dakota County Commissioners and staff members, learn more about the role of Dakota County and its many accomplishments over the past year, and hear about the future direction of the region where you live, work, and play.
This event is presented in partnership with Dakota County and our Chamber of Commerce partners: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Dakota County Regional, Hastings, Lakeville and River Heights.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Rosemount Home & Business Expo

The 2019 Rosemount Home & Business Expo will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Rosemount Community Center - 13885 South Robert Trail. 
There will be exhibits from around 50 Rosemount area businesses and four nonprofits. Food trucks will be available just outside in the Community Center parking lot along Highway 3. 

Family friendly activities for kids include sessions on planting cold-weather flowers and building a bird feeder. Adults can attend sessions on ways to save on utility bills by Partners in Energy and year round composting. 
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Friday, March 22, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Phone: (651) 399-3240
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For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at or call her at 651-288-9200.
Awesome Companies - Renewed Members
Castle Rock Bank - 41 years
Eagan YMCA - 26 years
JBL Companies, Inc. - 25 years
Ceva Logistics - 24 years
Shred Right - 8 years
Spire Credit Union - 4 years
Crown Rental - 2 years
Insperity - 2 years

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at or call 651-425-9872.
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