October 23, 2017
Don't Miss the Business Excellence Awards
Thursday, Nov. 16
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards presented by the Minnesota Vikings at Lost Spur Golf & Event Center. The Chamber will be honoring businesses that exhibit innovation, growth and leadership within the Dakota County Region.  We promise an evening of fun, networking and inspirational stories.  Register now

Committed to Business... for YOU.
Legislative Breakfast with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
Join us on Nov. 3 for the Legislative Breakfast featuring Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Commons on Marice in Eagan.  Simon will discuss election plans including his challenge to Minnesotans to return us to number one in voter turnout in the country, how employers can encourage participation in the democratic process and the security of Minnesota's election system.   Register today.
Hear Joe Schmit at Good Day Dakota County
Joe Schmit joined KSTP-TV in 1985 and has won 17 Emmys from the National Television Academy. Come to Good Day Dakota County on Nov. 13 to hear from Joe and enjoy lunch and networking with fellow Chamber members.  Register now .
Events Calendar
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8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

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11:30 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting

4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.

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

8:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3:30 p.m.
Business Excellence Awards Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.
Local Focus: Find Out What's Happening In Your Community
West St. Paul City Council meeting on Oct. 23  - see the agenda
Vikings Update 

Construction of the outdoor video display at TCO Stadium and the Twin Cities Orthopedics  Performance Center is underway. In September crews drilled four holes nearly 30 feet deep and poured concrete footings spanning eight feet in diameter. In total, more than 200 yards of concrete was used, enough to cover a mile-long sidewalk. With the concrete work behind them, crews will begin the installation of the videoboard's steel support structure this month.
Built by Daktronics, the video display will be located in the west end zone of TCO Stadium and will measure 1,620 square feet, the equivalent of 152 60-inch TVs. Daktronics will begin manufacturing the display, which will be made up of nearly one million LEDs, in November and expect to begin installation this December.  
Member Spotlight: Paul Eggen, Legacy Award Winner

Congratulations to Paul Eggen of State Farm for receiving the 2017 Legacy Award! Join us in congratulating Paul and the other award winners at the Business Excellence Awards on Nov. 16 at Lost Spur Golf & Event Center. Register now
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

Pet Wants MSP Southern Metro

P.O. Box 189
Farmington MN  55024
(612) 221-2600

Perfect Reflections Photography MN is about capturing the most important moments of your life and delivering beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Owner Dolly Newberg offers photo sessions that are affordable, unique and fun. Recently, Dolly expanded her photography business to include the Mirror Me Perfect interactive selfie photo booth. The Mirror Me Perfect is an unconventional twist on traditional photo booths! The Mirror Me Perfect is a transportable 5-foot-tall selfie mirror with an interactive screen that captures full length photos. Grab a few friends, press the interactive screen and Wallah! photos printed right on the spot. 

1722 Nokia Way
Eagan MN  55122
(651) 600-9983

RemTech is a partnership developed by three career pest control professionals, each with their own area of expertise. Our principle partner has been a manager/executive in the industry since 2003.  At RemTech, we don ' t do pest ' control. '  We don ' t do pest ' management. '  We are a proud pest ' insurance ' provider. And the big difference? We come to your home or place of business UNMARKED!  No giant bugs stenciled to the side of the trucks, no logos on the shirts. Only an I.D. badge that can be concealed at your request.  Whether it ' s for an emergency or regular maintenance, your customer doesn ' t need to be curious or concerned about why we ' re there.

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!

DARTS - 20 years
Neighbors, Inc. - 14 years
Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !

MPR Photojournalist Evan Frost documented life in Living Well Disability Service's Diane Road home for three months. Coverage became one of the "most viewed" pieces on MPR for many days. 

Employers of Excellence
Congratulations to the following Chamber members for being recognized by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board as an "Employer of Excellence"! 

Dakota Electric Association, Farmington
Lifeworks Services, Inc., Eagan
UTC Aerospace Systems, Burnsville

The "Employers of Excellence" were selected based on a number of metrics including: turnover, rate of growth, promotion rates, employee evaluations, diversity of management and benefits. 

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