December 18, 2017
Chamber Holiday Hours
Your Chamber Office will be closed the following days to allow staff to celebrate with  their families:
  • Monday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 26
  • Friday, December 29 at noon
  • Monday, January 1
New Chamber Payment Policy
Starting January 1, the Chamber will no longer invoice for event registration. Payment will be expected at time of registration, either online or at the door. This will help to streamline staff time and enhance event processing.
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Discuss Dakota County's 2018 Priorities at the January Public Affairs Breakfast
Dakota County Manager Matt Smith and Commissioners Thomas Egan and Chris Gerlach will discuss 2018 priorities and legislative initiatives at our Public Affairs Breakfast on January 5.  Register now.
Let's Talk Super Bowl!
On January 8, we'll talk Super Bowl at Good Day Dakota County! Our speaker will be Kyle C hank, Vice President-Operations & Logistics, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.  
With the big event taking place in just a few weeks the final touches and decisions have been made. All eyes will be watching Minnesota during this action-packed event! 

Register now for Good Day Dakota County.

Thanks to our sponsor:

Do You Have the Skills to Escape?

Test your problem-solving skills at Escape Frenzy on January 17! 

The Emerging Leaders group is getting together for an evening of finding clues and solving puzzles. This is a fun exercise geared toward strengthening communication, leadership and team-building skills. 

Events Calendar
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3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

7:30 a.m.
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Chamber Office closed for the holiday

Chamber Office closed for the holiday

8:00 a.m.

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Chamber Office closed at noon for the holiday

Chamber Office closed for the holiday
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3:30 p.m.
WomEn's Program Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
TCO Performance Center Continues to Reach Construction Milestones

Construction on the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center continues at a rapid pace with the facility now over 75% complete. The headquarters and indoor practice facility are both 99% enclosed as work continues on both. 

Work is currently being done inside the Vikings locker room and training room. Both are being dry-walled, taped, sanded and painted with ceramic tile. Extensive plumbing, mechanical and electrical rough-in is in progress.

The indoor practice facility has all base metal panels and overlays installed. Exterior signage and graphics continue to be installed. The turf practice field for the 93,000-square foot indoor practice facility is set to be installed in mid-January.

There are currently 40 subcontractors, including 36 Minnesota-based companies, working on the project under the leadership of Kraus-Anderson. To date, more than 325,000 work hours have gone into the project with no lost time accidents. There is an average union workforce of 250 tradespersons onsite daily. All Targeted Business and Workforce goals are being met or exceeded. 

To view the most recent footage of the construction site, including locker room and weight room, click here.
Seeking Communications Coordinator

Your Chamber is seeking a communications coordinator! The communications coordinator is responsible for the internal and external communications of the organization. This position implements strategic direction for the organization's communications and media relations and reports directly to the Chamber's president.

Member Spotlight: Volunteer Manager Jennifer Myers 

Managing DARTS' volunteers is a dream job; I get to meet community members and learn about their interests and skills, and then connect them with seniors and DARTS staff that need their help. Being a Chamber member is key for us as a community based organization. It ensures that Dakota County is aware of us so that our seniors know we are here to help them. It also keeps us informed about other members to potentially partner with or who offer services that might benefit our clients. 
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

Eagan Central Park
Eagan MN  55123
(651) 687-9666

The Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games (MSF&HG) is a 501c3 organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote and preserve Scottish traditions and heritage through education, competitions and public display. The MSF&HG has been held in Dakota County for the last fourteen years and we are looking forward to our move to the Eagan Central Park in 2018. 

Activities found at the Scottish Fair: Heavy Athletics, Bagpiping & Scottish Highland Dance competitions, Celtic Musical Performers, Scottish Clans, Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Scottish Harp Competition, country dancing, children's games, Clann Tartan, Celtic merchandise vendors, and Scottish and American food.

12101 12th Avenue South
Burnsville MN  55337
(952) 567-2750

Promoting your business is our business! One 2 One Marketing is a full service promotion and recognition agency with over 100 years of cumulative experience.
We specialize in custom branded solutions to enhance brand awareness, engage and motivate employees, and recognize achievements.

One 2 One Marketing is a certified WBE, and we're honored to be chosen to be a part of Business Connect. We'd love to help you get ready for the big game in February with a 10 day celebration of MN!  Please visit our new website: and shop on, or come visit us in Burnsville!
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

Carbone's Pizzeria - 34 years
Cherokee Service - 2 years
D.T. Meisinger Development, Inc. - 1 year
Representative Anna Wills - 1 year
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