March 5, 2018
Our office will be closed March 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Good Day Dakota County
March 12th, 2018

Our keynote speaker: 
Jennifer Hellman of Goff Public
A phrase from the Goff Public website, "In a crisis, you'll want Jennifer on speed dial."
Communication is at the core of everything we do - from emails with clients  and  colleagues, to social media posts, to conversations at networking events. People will form immediate opinions about you and your organization based on the way you communicate. Are you using the right messages? Are you communicating carefully and effectively on social media? Hear from a public relations and crisis communications expert on how to create a winning message (and mitigate the risk of reputational fails). For more information  click here.
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March 2, 2018 Public Affairs Breakfast

Our Public Affairs Breakfast had a great turnout. Congressman Jason Lewis, from Minnesota's 2nd District, gave us his reasoning behind decisions affecting businesses today and in the future. He answered some tough questions and thoughtfully had sidebar conversations with many of the attendees.

In the news: 
'Limited' surplus means tough decisions ahead for Minnesota lawmaker

On the face of it, lawmakers should have seemed happier. 

Just three months ago, budget officials warned of a projected $188 million shortfall in Minnesota's two-year budget, the first time in nearly five years the state was facing any kind of a deficit at all. On Wednesday, those same officials had much better news: The budget deficit had transformed into a $329 million surplus in the updated February budget forecast, a far rosier figure for lawmakers, who are now in the thick of ...
MINNPOST, By Briana Bierschbach

2018 Dakota County
Annual Legislative Reception

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville, and River Heights Chambers of Commerce are pleased to bring you the 2018 Annual Legislative Reception.

Please join us Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a late afternoon of conversation with Dakota County legislators. This event provides an opportunity for the Dakota County business community to exchange ideas with elected officials on the best ways to ensure an economic climate for new investment and job creation in the region.

To see the list of invited elected officials, more information, and to register 


Here Comes the Bloodmobile!  

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  The Blood Drive runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and the bloodmobile will be parked in the parking lot at the Chamber office. Contact Pam at 651.452.9872 for additional information/sign up or log into your account. Others are depending on you - please donate! 
Emerging Leaders is Teaming Up With You 
For the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

It's a Fundraising Happy HourMarch 21st, 2018

The largest annual food drive in the state and you're invited.  Emerging Leader's group is participating in the Minnesota FoodShare March campaign. The goal is to raise both food and funds. Proceeds will benefit 360 Communities in Burnsville.
Join us for a fun evening of networking, drinks, pizza, and a friendly Bean Bag Toss Tournament! For more information  click here.  It's for a great cause!
Ribbon Cutting at Subway - Eagan

Monday, March 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

Please help us properly welcome Subway's newest owners to the business community! More information.

We'd love for you to be there!!

Events Calendar
3/5 3/6






3/19 3/20


Eagan State of the City Address
3/26 3/27


Peer2Peer Roundtable



3/29 3/30
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

1915 Plaza Drive, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121
(952) 356-5063
(630) 594-8733 (fax)
Mortgage Banking

402 3rd Street, Suite 101
Farmington MN  55024
(651) 460-3333
(651) 460-3355 (fax)

17271 Kenyon Avenue
Lakeville MN  55044
(952) 412-5287
(952) 898-7063 (fax)
Real Estate - Residential 
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
3352 Sherman Court, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121