December 4, 2017
Don't Miss Good Day Dakota County on Dec. 11

The last Good Day Dakota County of 2017 is going to be a blast! Join your fellow Chamber members for:
  • A performance from the Rosemount High School Choir
  • Fundraising to help the Emerging Leaders group adopt children as part of the Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program produced by Neighbors Inc. 
  • Chamber awards recognizing our:
    • Volunteer of the Year
    • Ambassador of the Year
Also,  attendees will have the opportunity to network with other Chamber members, enjoy a delicious lunch and have the chance to win $300! Register today.

Committed to Business... for YOU.
December Legislative Breakfast Recap
The Chamber community met on December 1 for a Legislative Breakfast wit h a
presentation by  Paul Connors, Acting General Consul, Consulate General of Canada - Minneapolis. Attendees participated in a quick poll with the following results:

What is your favorite Minnesota connection to Canada?
  • 54% - Lakes and environment
  • 35% - Economic and business
  • 11% - Social and cultural
The next Legislative Breakfast will be held January 5. 
Emerging Leaders Lunch & Learn
Dec. 6, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Do you have a high potential emerging leader within your organization? Send them to the Emerging Leaders Lunch & Learn. Attendees will enhance their leadership skills at this interactive Lunch & Learn with  Dr. Stephen Crawford from ActionCOACH. 

Events Calendar
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11:45 a.m.

4:30 p.m.
CANCELED Why Not Wednesday Business After Hours


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

4:30 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting


11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

3:00 p.m.
Bank of America Ribbon Cutting

8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.
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3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

7:30 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.

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Minnesota 2018 Business Benchmarks

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce recently released the Minnesota 2018 Business Benchmarks report. The report  compiles key indicators that define our business climate - where Minnesota ranks compared to other states.

Key findings according to Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President Doug Loon include:
  • Minnesota continues to shine in innovation.
  • Our workforce is one of our greatest assets.
  • Our tax environment threatens our other competitive advantages.
  • Minnesota's affordable cost of living helps recruit and retain talent.
View the entire report here.
Member Benefits: Job Postings and News Releases

One of the benefits of being a member of the Dakota County Regional 
Chamber of Commerce is the ability to submit your job openings and news releases straight to the website. Here are a few things to know:   
  • Job opportunities that are posted to the website are searchable by anyone, not just members. They also automatically post to your Chamber's Twitter feed! 
  • Make sure to post your news releases about achievements, recent hirings, future plans, or any other exciting company news that you would like to share.Your news releases will automatically post to the Chamber Twitter feed!
  • You can take advantage of these member benefits by first logging into the DCR Chamber website. Once logged in you will see buttons for all three options on the left hand side. Click the one you want and go from there!
Member Spotlight: Dedicated to Objective News Coverage

Carolyn Magnuson, The Eagan Enterprise

The Eagan Enterprise is a web publication devoted to the city of Eagan-its people, schools, businesses and government. We're a private, independent publication dedicated to providing objective coverage.  When I moved to Eagan, I was looking for someplace where I could read more about all the things I was hearing about from friends, neighbors, co-workers and business contacts. I grew up with some great community newspapers and hope to bring that same spirit to Eagan.  There's lots of information out there today. So much that it's difficult to keep up with it all. We try to sort out what's relevant to Eagan and what will affect people in their everyday lives.

Being a member of the Chamber is an important part of our mission. The Dakota County business community is dynamic and we welcome the perspective of the business community. Feel free to contact us at with story suggestions, news tips and anything you care to share.
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

14300 Nicollet Court, Suite 208
Burnsville, MN 55306
(612) 280-7983

Team Homes with Heart is a real estate team with Keller Williams Preferred Realty. We are dedicated to giving our clients personal and professional service throughout the entire buying and selling process. As members of our community, we support local and small businesses by promoting small businesses in our social media posts, recommending them to our clients and as patrons ourselves. Please follow us on Facebook at and on Instagram at @teamhomeswithheart. We are thrilled to be a part of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and look forward to meeting you all soon.

4655 Nicols Rd. Suite 102
Eagan Minnesota  55122
(763) 464-6357
VR Business Brokers specializes in the sales of privately held businesses. VR has been established since 1979 and today we are the innovative leader in the sale of privately held companies and the way businesses change hands. VR has access to buyers and sellers with local presence and international reach through our offices around the world.

VR helps sellers unlock their business value through offering of professionalism, valuations with no obligations to list that will provide you information about your company's marketability and selling range, a confidential, comprehensive marketing, assistance and guide through the entire process until closing. VR helps buyers acquire their businesses or strategic growth through local representation with international reach.

Contact the office for future exit plan strategy or 10 to 15 minute confidential & free consultation at or (763) 464-6357.
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

CopyRight 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