October 30, 2017

New Chamber President Selected! 

The DCR Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Maureen Scallen Failor as president of the DCR Chamber. The Board ratified the unanimous recommendations of both the Search and Executive Committees, late Friday afternoon.
"We are extremely excited to have Maureen join us as our new president," said Jon Althoff, senior director of global marketing for Skyline Exhibits and chair of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. "Maureen is a proven leader and brings her strong connections to the business community as well as the knowledge, creativity, and experience that will help our Chamber continue to grow and be a strong voice for business. I would like to thank Cindy Haas of Gateway Bank, for chairing the selection committee and for the committee's long hours in assuring the best for the DCR Chamber."
Maureen has significant business and Chamber experience. Her last position was president of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
Her first official day is Monday, Nov. 6. Please join us in welcoming Maureen to Dakota County!
A full press release will be available later today.

Be Part of the 2018 Membership Directory & Resource Guide 

Advertising in the 201 8 M embership Directory is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services to other members.  For the next couple of weeks,
representatives from ECM Publishers will  be reaching  out to members regarding this opportunity. You are welcome to reach out to  Mary Jo  directly as well.     

Why advertise?
1. High readership from your target market. Members want to do business with other members. The directory will allow them to quickly identify members in the category of services they are seeking. Enhancing your listing with an ad, which is referenced in your listing, allows you to give a more in-depth look at what makes you an industry leader.  
2. Cost Effective Marketing Tool. With 1/4 page ads starting at $290, for one year of exposure, this affordable option, which directly reaches your target audience, enhances your current marketing mix.  
3. To support the Chamber. A portion of the revenue generated comes back to the Chamber for use towards benefits and programs. In addition, this directory is used when soliciting new members, to demonstrate the robust community organizations involved in our Chamber.   
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Chamber office. Thank you for making our annual directory a SUCCESS!

Celebrate Business Excellence with Emcee Mike (Wobby) Wobschall 

Mike (Wobby) Wobschall, senior manager of content for Vikings Entertainment Network, is set to 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. 
Committed to Business... for YOU.
Legislative Breakfast this Friday!
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.
Upcoming Election: Nov. 7
Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for municipal and school district elections. Your polling place may differ in school district elections. Be sure to verify your polling place by looking it up prior to going to the polls this year. View Dakota County voting information online. 
Hear Joe Schmit at Good Day Dakota County

Come to Good Day Dakota County on Nov. 13 to hear from Joe and enjoy lunch and networking with fellow Chamber members.  In this high energy, high impact presentation loaded with humor Joe Schmit inspires and teaches you how to ramp up the profound power of your influence.   You'll also enjoy a delicious lunch and have the chance to win $200!  Register now .
Events Calendar
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12:00 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Committee Meeting

4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.
DCR Chamber Vikings Committee

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.
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7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting

8:00 a.m.
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Seeking a Member Relations Director

join_our_team_sign.jpg Your Chamber is seeking a Member Relations Director! Responsibilities include recruitment and retention of Chamber members. See the job posting online. Apply today or share with a colleague who might be interested!
MN Job Match

The Chamber is pleased to provide our job matching system, MN Job Match, in partnership with RealTime Talent. MN Job Match uses statistically validated questions to conduct sophisticated job matching to high quality talent, increasing the diversity and suitability of your candidate pools. Get started today to be matched with qualified candidates.
Member Spotlight: Jake Perron, Financial Advisor

Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join more than 7 million investors who know. 
New Members
We welcome the following new members!

Pet Wants MSP Southern Metro

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.

60 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107
(651) 209-2804

The Benham name has been associated with design excellence for over 100 years. We have served clients in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years, establishing an office in St. Paul in 1996. As part of the Haskell family of companies, we offer design and design-build project delivery across a very diverse client base: large and small, private and public. With a full complement of engineers, architects and construction professionals in house, we embrace each client relationship to help them reach their goals, working collaboratively and strategically to deliver innovation, high quality and sustainability performance.

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!

Celebrate Business Success
News on what's happening with our members and in the community !

SPIRE Credit Union was a sponsor of the MATTER Concert in September that ultimately raised $1.25 million. All proceeds from benefit concert and gala will be used to provide resources needed to assist the victims of the recent 2017 hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  

DARTS annual Party It Forward fundraiser raised $61,125.

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