November 13, 2017
Great Networking Opportunities This Week!

This is a busy week for Chamber events! Have you signed up yet?

Monday, Nov. 13
Good Day Dakota County
We're excited to have  Joe Schmit  from  KSTP  join us as this month's speaker.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
The Emerging Leaders group is participating in the Love Your Neighbor Holiday Program produced by Neighbors Inc. They have adopted 4 children and need your help to raise funds for holiday gifts.  Join them for a fun evening of networking, drinks and appetizers! To help raise funds, they'll have awesome swag to raffle ... including Minnesota Wild tickets, a Mystic Lake overnight package and more! Thank you to our sponsor, Gateway Bank!

Thursday, Nov. 16
Join us for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards presented by the Minnesota Vikings. The Chamber will be honoring businesses that exhibit innovation, growth and leadership within the Dakota County Region. Mike (Wobby) Wobschall of Vikings Entertainment Network will emcee the event. 
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Dakota County Election Results

Voting took place on Nov. 7 and included many Dakota County school district referendums and school board positions. District 196 had eight candidates running for three open spots on the school board. Winners were Art Coulson, Mike Roseen and Craig Angrimson. You can view detailed election results here

Honoring Business Excellence Nominees on Thursday

Mike (Wobby) Wobschall of Vikings Entertainment Network will emcee the Business Excellence Awards sponsored by the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 16.  Join us 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. 

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Events Calendar

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.

4:30 p.m.
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7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting

8:00 a.m.
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8:00 a.m.
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7:30 a.m.
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Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting

4:30 p.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. 
This summer, I was named the Chair of the Chamber's 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!

2108 Water Lilly Lane
Eagan MN  55121
(651) 955-6260

Helen Fields is pleased to announce that she's bringing a new, high-quality pet food option to families in her community with her new business, Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro. Pet Wants' carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, high-quality ingredients once per month, so every kibble is guaranteed to be fresh and packed with nutrition. Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro offers multiple blends of dog and cat food as well as homemade spa products for dogs (healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax) and much more. Pet Wants Minneapolis Southern Metro is a mobile business and offers free, personal delivery to Dakota and Scott counties.

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.
Renewing Members
Last week these awesome companies renewed their Chamber membership. Thank you for your continued investment!

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