November 20, 2017
Congratulations Business Excellence Award Winners

The Chamber community came together on Thursday, Nov. 16 to honor businesses and professionals for their accomplishments in their industries and commitments to our communities. Congratulations to the award recipients and all of the finalists!

Business Excellence
Sigma Enterprises

Community Leadership
SKB Environmental

Non-Profit of the Year

Small Business of the Year
Bald Man Brewing

Woman/Minority Owned Business of the Year
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Young Professional/Emerging Leader of the Year
Sam Reber, AXA Advisors

Legacy Award
Paul Eggen, State Farm
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Register Now for the December Legislative Breakfast

Hear from  Paul Connors, Acting General Consul, Consulate General of Canada - Minneapolis, at the Legislative Breakfast on Dec. 1. 

Paul Connors is a career Foreign Service Officer specializing in economic policy with a focus on natural resources. He has served in the Nuclear Policy Division, including as Canada's representative on the G-7 Nuclear Safety Working Group and the G-8 Summit Division. In 2016, Connors was appointed as Consul to Minneapolis to lead the foreign policy and public affairs team covering these aspects of Canada's relations with Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Perk up with a Coffee Break!
Nov. 28, 8:00 a.m.

Recover from your Thanksgiving weekend with a free cup of coffee at Chuck & Don's in Rosemount. Coffee Breaks are always free for all members to attend and a great way to start the day! Register now.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Events Calendar
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7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting

8:00 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.
Government Affairs Committee Meeting

8:00 a.m.
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7:30 a.m.
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Emerging Leaders Professional Development Event

4:30 p.m.

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11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Good Day Dakota County
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8:00 a.m.


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Performance Center Hits 70% Completion Mark

With just under five months left before it is set to open, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center recently surpassed the 70% completion mark. The Vikings are set to move in to their new home on March 1, 2018.

Work recently began on the videoboard that will be located on the north side of the 6,500-seat TCO Stadium. The Vikings will begin hosting Training Camp at the facility beginning in 2018 and are working to host local high school football games at the stadium beginning next fall.  

The sod is now completely installed on the four outdoor practice fields. The four practice fields are separated into two neighboring squares and they can be rotated to withstand wear and tear. The northern square has an underground heating system that is currently being utilized.
Member Spotlight: Focusing on Relationships to Help Clients

Matt Ryan, Edina Realty

As a third-generation RealtorĀ®, I pride myself on building lasting relationships through focusing on the needs of my clients. Being a member of Edina Realty, I have access to industry leading technology, top of the line marketing tools and a network of 2,000+ agents to meet any and all of my clients' real estate needs.  From prepping to sell or negotiating the last details on the purchase of your home, I am able to help you from beginning to end and my focus doesn't end with the closing of a transaction. Whether providing my clients with their annual real estate review or finding them a referral for their current project, my goal is to remain your resource for all things real estate. 
This summer, I was named the Chair of the Peer2Peer Roundtable which has been a great opportunity to connect with other business and community members while helping each other explore ways to grow and improve. I am also a committee member of the Emerging Leaders Group and attend many of the other events that the Chamber offers. As a resident of Mendota Heights, the Chamber has helped me build relationships and stay updated on all the changes and growth in Dakota County.   
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

VR Business Brokers
Rosemount Area Arts Circle
14837 Boise Circle
Rosemount, MN 55068
(612) 245-1695

Henderson Design is a full service advertising agency in Rosemount, Minn. Henderson Design was started in 2004. Services provided by Henderson Design include: graphic & web design, tradeshow design and coordination, brand strategy, marketing, photography and print productions. 

* Over 10 years experience working in the trade show industry with Skyline Displays.
* Maintaining advertising and marketing for many small businesses in the metro area.
* 4th generation Rosemount resident/owner.
* Looking to help businesses in the south metro and chamber members.

1170 Eagan Industrial Road, Suite 6
Eagan MN  55121
(651) 209-7194

Navis Pack and Ship is a franchise that has been doing business for over 30 years. We specialize in handling fragile, large, awkward and valuable items and have the capabilities to ship them domestically or internationally. We work with households and businesses daily, who needs that extra care of protection. Some keyword services that we offer are Custom Crating, Art, Antiques, Estate and Trust Distribution, Furniture, and Medical and Dental Equipment. With our 14,000 sqft. warehouse we also offer Fulfilment, and Storage amenities; along with White Glove/Inside Delivery services as well.
Get it there with care!
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

Copy-Right Printing  - 3 years
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !

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