October 9, 2017
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Business Excellence Awards Finalists and Legacy Award Winner Announced 

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the finalists for the Business Excellence Awards along with the Legacy Award winner. Business Excellence Awards honor local Chamber member businesses and professionals for their accomplishments in their industries and commitment to our region. 

Be sure to purchase your tickets to the Business Excellence Awards on Nov. 16 to celebrate all o f the finalists and winner in each of the seven categories. Tickets are $55 through October 20 and $65, thereafter.

Committed to Business... for YOU.
Legislative Breakfast: Nov. 3
Come to  The Commons on Marice on Friday, Nov. 3 to discuss important economic issues at the city, county, state and federal levels. Our Legislative Breakfasts are designed for business community members to hear first-hand from lawmakers and industry experts on how legislation within all levels of government affect their businesses. Register today.
Emerging Leaders Halloween Social
Wednesday, Oct. 18
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Calling all emerging leaders! Come to Bald Man Brewing in Eagan for a spooktacular night of networking. Meet with other young professionals in the area while enjoying drinks, food and a costume contest. 

If you have an emerging leader on your team, please let them know about this event!

Thanks to our sponsor:
Events Calendar

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Executive Committee

3:30 p.m.
Business Excellence Awards Committee

8:00 a.m.

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7:30 a.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

7:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

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Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting

5:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.
Help Name the New Pedestrian Tunnel Under Highway 110 
The new pedestrian tunnel under Highway 110 provides a safe connection for walkers, runners and cyclists between The Village at Mendota Heights and the Mendota Plaza. It is also a connection for the regional Dakota County Greenway Trail system. The City of Mendota Heights is asking for your help in suggesting a fun and creative label for the tunnel. One that can be referred to informally by our community to identify this important connector. 

Submit entries  to namethetunnel@mendota-heights.com by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23rd. 
Local Focus: Find Out What's Happening In Your Community
West St. Paul City Council meeting on Oct. 9  - see the agenda
Member Spotlight: The Good Neighbor

John Curlee, President of Curlee State Farm Agency
My team and I work with individuals, families and businesses to protect them from the bad things that can happen in life so they can invest in the good things. We serve our clients with insurance and State Farm Bank Products. I started as a "scratch" agent in 1984. It has been gratifying to build relationships with clients and leaders in the community as the "Good Neighbor Agent" in Eagan.  I have been a Chamber member since I started in business. The Chamber keeps me connected with other business and community leaders.  
New Members
We welcome the following new members !

Henderson Design
Inbound Studio, LLC
ISD #196
Team Homes with Heart - Keller Williams Preferred Realty

1640 South Frontage Road, Suite 102  
Hastings MN  55033
(651) 319-0482

North Risk Partners is a growing, Minnesota-based independent insurance agency specializing in strategic insurance programs for businesses and individuals. The firm offers big-company resources delivered with the personalized service of a small agency. Its certified insurance professionals are committed to helping clients face risk head-on with a focus on prevention opportunities. North Risk's team spans 18 locations across the state, including offices in Hastings, Lake City, Mankato, Red Wing and Rochester. The company is a top five independent insurance agency in Minnesota and ranks in the top 100 in the nation.

2999 West County Road 42, Suite 206 
Burnsville MN  55306
(952) 890-6450

For more than 30 years, EFH Realty Advisors, Inc. has been proud to provide the highest quality brokerage representation and property management services in every industry including office, medical, retail, industrial, manufacturing, athletic and recreation. Whether you are an owner interested in selling or leasing your property, are looking to purchase or lease property from another, or would like to employ our property management team's knowledge and rapid response time, we will put our extensive experience, high standard of ethics and loyalty to work for you.

Watch for more information about these fine companies in upcoming Weekly Updates.
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

Park Dental Eagan - 5 years
Gregory Mailand - 39 years
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !

Kids 'n Kinship had a fabulous 45th Anniversary gala on Sept. 17 with record-breaking attendance, a silent auction and a moving testimonial from a mentee and his mentor. We wish to thank participating community members and companies for making the gala a huge success! The money raised will help build stronger communities through youth mentoring.

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