February 19, 2018
Good Day Dakota County
Jennifer Hellman of Goff Public

A phrase from the Goff Public website, "In a crisis, you'll want Jennifer on speed dial."

Communicate Like a Pro!
How to Create a Winning Message 

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!). Be sure to join us March 12, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2018 DCR Chamber Golf Classic - Committee Members

It's that time again to start laying the plans for our Annual Golf Classic. We are four months out and looking for fun, energetic, committee members to help us plan this signature event. You do not have to be a golf expert to be on the committee.  

Our kick off meeting will be February 20, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. If you are interested please reach out to Kelli Morgen (651) 288-9202 or send an email.

Committed to Business... for YOU.
Please Mark Your Calendar

March Public Affairs Breakfast
With Congress passing the largest piece of tax reform legislation in more than three decades, ongoing debate on the budget, and many other issues impacting businesses, please join us at the Dakota County Regio nal Chamber Public Affairs Breakfast on Friday, March 2, 2018 as we hear from United States Congressman Jason Lewis, from Minnesota's 2nd District.
Congressman Lewis serves on three Committees in the House:  
  • The Budget Committee
  • Education and The Workforce Committees
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committees 
You will not want to miss  this  informative event!
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 Dakota County  Annual Legislative Reception

Please join us 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. Be sure to join us   Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To see the list of invited elected officials and registration 
Are you Hiring?

Many businesses like yours are on the hunt for good, reliable employees and finding them can sometimes be difficult. There are many resources available online including the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Here you can post jobs, view resumes, get information on hiring veterans and people with disabilities, as well as getting help with business expansion, relocation, permitting, and regulatory questions. 

Don't forget to post job openings to the Chamber's online job board by logging into your account on our  website
Member Spotlight: Vision Source 
Yankee Eye Clinic

Their Mission Statement reads: "We recognize that patients are the heart of our practice. We provide professional, caring service in a welcoming environment utilizing the latest technology. We pledge to treat our patients as family and always see to exceed their expectations." What more can you ask from an eye clinic?

For many years, Dr. Osnes volunteered his optometric services in Nevis. Throughout the years, the clinics have sponsored the WomEn's Leadership Forum, Chamber Golf tournament and other chamber functions.

The team volunteers at area schools, the Boys and Girls Club for eye screenings, Special Olympics and other charities of their choice. Dr. Osnes is very involved in the Mission at Oak Hills Church where they support both local and worldwide mission projects.

We are proud to recognize them as our Member Spotlight of the week!

New Members
We welcome the following new members!

14200 Belfast Court
 Rosemount MN  55068
(651) 322-7527

An Attorney with Compassion

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