November 27, 2017
Tax Reform Talking Points from the U.S. Chamber

As you know, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while  the Senate Finance Committee passed its tax reform legislation out of committee The U.S. Chamber has compiled 435 one-pagers which outline the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for each district in America, as well as 50 one-pagers highlighting the bill's impact for each state. These one pagers can be found  here

Committed to Business... for YOU.
Register Now for Friday's Legislative Breakfast

Hear from  Paul Connors, Acting General Consul, Consulate General of Canada - Minneapolis, at the Legislative Breakfast on Dec. 1. 

Paul Connors is a career Foreign Service Officer specializing in economic policy with a focus on natural resources. He has served in the Nuclear Policy Division, including as Canada's representative on the G-7 Nuclear Safety Working Group and the G-8 Summit Division. In 2016, Connors was appointed as Consul to Minneapolis to lead the foreign policy and public affairs team covering these aspects of Canada's relations with Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Join us for Tomorrow's Coffee Break!
Nov. 28, 8:00 a.m.

Recover from your Thanksgiving weekend with a free cup of coffee at Chuck & Don's in Rosemount. Coffee Breaks are always free for all members to attend and a great way to start the day! Register now.

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Events Calendar

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Government Affairs Committee Meeting

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7:30 a.m.
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11:45 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

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Board of Directors Meeting

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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: 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!

1170 Eagan Industrial Road, Suite 6
Eagan MN  55121
(651) 209-7194

Navis Pack and Ship is a franchise that has been doing business for over 30 years. We specialize in handling fragile, large, awkward and valuable items and have the capabilities to ship them domestically or internationally. We work with households and businesses daily, who needs that extra care of protection. Some keyword services that we offer are Custom Crating, Art, Antiques, Estate and Trust Distribution, Furniture, and Medical and Dental Equipment. With our 14,000 sqft. warehouse we also offer Fulfilment, and Storage amenities; along with White Glove/Inside Delivery services as well.
Get it there with care!

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.
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 !
Jenny Hosfeld, Senior Vice President of Community Banking at Think Mutual Bank, has been named a 2017 Top Women in Finance honoree.  The Top Women in Finance award recognizes the outstanding contributions and dedication of women to their profession, their communities and society at large. 

Think Mutual Bank has named Amanda Keller Vice President of Customer Support Center. In this role, Keller will oversee the bank's Customer Support Center and advance business strategies that focus on meeting customer needs. Prior to this role, Keller was the bank's Assistant Vice President of Customer Support Center.

DARTS, in partnership with the City of Lakeville, has launched LOOP transportation service for seniors in Lakeville. The bus runs every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Schedules can be found at the DARTS or the City of Lakeville websites.

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