January 29, 2018
Weekly Update Sponsored By:

Scholarship Applications Accepted Through Feb. 2

Do you know an outstanding female student? Tell them about this scholarship! At this year's WomE n's Leadership Forum, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation will be awarding four $500 scholarships  to female seniors attending a local high school.

Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018.  Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than February 23, 2018 and should plan to attend the WomEn's Leadership Forum on Thursday, March 8, 2018. 
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Public Affairs Breakfast this Friday!
As we begin this legislative session it is important to ensure we have a thriving, successful community in which to do business. Join us as we host members from the Dakota County Legislative Delegation in a discussion about the priorities of the business community.  

Invited members:
  • Representative Pat Garofalo-District 58B
  • Representative Rick Hansen-District 52A
  • Senator Matt Little-District 58
  • Representative Sandra Masin-District 51A  
Register now.

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Emerging Leaders Enjoy Escape Frenzy

The Emerging Leaders group enjoyed an evening of finding clues and solving puzzles at Escape Frenzy. This is a fun way to work on  strengthening communication, leadership and team-building skills. 

Don't Miss Good Day Dakota County
Monday, Feb. 12

MSP Airport is the 16th busiest U.S. airport for passengers and 15th for aircraft operations. Arguably the most valuable economic generator for the State of Minnesota, MSP Airport supports over 76,000 jobs, $10.1 billion in business revenue, $1.9 billion in local purchases and $611 million in state and local taxes.
Please join us to hear from Bryan Ryks, Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission on the 2030 comprehensive plan and all the other exciting activities taking place at MSP Airport.
You'll also have the chance to win $100 thanks to our cash prize sponsor, Spire Credit Union!

Thanks to our event sponsor:

Events Calendar
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3:30 p.m.
WomEn's Program
 Committee Meeting
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8:00 a.m.

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11:30 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.
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7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting

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11:45 a.m.
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Companies are Investing in their Workers, Businesses and Communities Because of Tax Reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlights companies across the country that are raising wages, giving employees bonuses and increasing retirement contributions due to the recent tax reform. Read that story here.
Member Spotlight: Dolly Newberg, Perfect Reflections Photography

My passion for photography ignited when my children were born. Since then, it's been an extension of my creativity and the palette for my work.  I started Perfect Reflections Photography because I love storytelling through photos. A mother-to-be, the "I Dos" and the unbearable Goodbye, these photos convey the raw emotion, love and sorrow that make up our lives and I'm proud that I'm able to capture these future memories as documentation, as our legacy.

We added Mirror Me Perfect Selfie Photobooth as a 'side car' to the photography business. We wanted to distinguish ourselves from other photographers and with this unique addition, no one will argue that it is non-stop fun, laughs and head over heels entertainment for everyone who grabs a crown and says 'cheese.'
We joined the Chamber to share the fun with local businesses, to offer something different for business photography and corporate event planning.  The Mirror Me helps remind people that a Successful business person can still be full of adventure, that there is a time for business but team building is also important and that no one is ever too old to have a little fun.
If you'd like to find out more about my photography services, email us at PerfectReflectionsMN@gmail.com or if you have a Corporate Event coming soon and want to kick the excitement up a notch, check out my video and judge for yourself how much fun this unique booth could bring to your event. 
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !
Volunteering Commitment in Dakota County 

Josh Keskey, Account Executive for Minuteman Press in Mendota Heights, sits behind his desk. However, you would hardly ever see him there.

Keskey has his home and work life. Then, being a member of both the Riverheights Chamber where he sits as ambassador and Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce where he's involved in Emerging Leaders - and still Keskey finds time to volunteer with DARTS as part of the Snow Angels program.

"It's good to see there are ways that (older adults) are able to stay home and be comfortable," said Keskey.

Whenever the classic Minnesota weather hits, Keskey drives to Eagan and Apple Valley where he makes sure that two different older adults in the community have their walkways clear and safe. "They are always both extremely thankful that somebody is there helping take care of it."

Submit your Celebrate Business Success stories to
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
3352 Sherman Court, Suite 201
Eagan, MN 55121