May 11, 2020
Membership and the DCR Chamber
Is your business looking for advertising opportunities? Work with the DCR Chamber to reach thousands of potential new customers through sponsoring the Weekly Update.

Learn more about sponsorship or advertising opportunities by contacting DCR Chamber President, Maureen Scallen Failor at
This months Good Day Dakota County will be held virtually Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Sarah Moe, Founder of Sleep Health Specialists, will be our keynote speaker for this event.

Sarah will talk about the importance of sleep and why it is far more important than we have previously realized. Along with nutrition, water, and exercise, sleep is necessary to live a long, healthy, and happy life.

Thank you SPIRE Credit Union for being the presenting sponsor of Good Day Dakota County. To learn more about this FREE event or register, visit HERE

If you have questions contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs & Events, at
Join Us For a Virtual Coffee Break Thursday, May 14

Minnwest Bank will be hosting our virtual coffee break Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Coffee Breaks give members a chance to connect and network with each other during this time of uncertainty. To learn more or register for this weeks Coffee Break, visit HERE .

If you have questions contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs & Events, at

The Minnesota State Chamber along with 75 chambers of commerce throughout the state sent the following letter to Governor Walz, Legislative Leaders, and Commissioner Grove.  We all stand ready to help ensure our members are prepared to open – that they have instituted health and safety protocols for their workers and customers and have a preparedness plan in place.

As small business is the economic engine for our communities, please listen to their stories.
Executive Order 20-40 Retail Rules & Guidelines

On Thursday, April 28, 2020 Governor Tim Walz extended the stay at home order with Executive Order 20-40. This EO allows retail business to reopen for specific types of shopping. Delivery, curbside pickup, online shopping, shipping order, and orders by phone are now all allowed for retail businesses. Customers entering stores is still prohibited at this time.

Service industries that are prohibited from opening are allowed to sell retail items for curbside pickup or delivery.

To learn more on how this affects your business or organization, visit HERE
Business Plan Template for Reopening

As the State of Minnesota prepares to open back up for business, the MN Department of Labor & Industry has development a  business plan template   to assist businesses.
Best Practices for Business Throughout Minnesota to Safely Return to Work

Minnesota businesses are eager to get back to work. Business operations can, and should, return to a sustainable level without jeopardizing employees’ or customer safety.    This summary    was developed with that in mind and is applicable to most workplaces.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's top priority remains the health and safety of our members. In this uncertain time, Blue Cross is taking action to remove barriers to health care and increase financial protection for members. Learn more about the following coverage adjustments to help prevent the spread and impact of COVID-19 HERE.

CFS Interiors and Flooring are offering vital oxide disinfection services. Vital oxide is an EPA approved solution more friendly than using bleach products. In addition, they now offer acrylic mobile and free standing screens to inhibit the transmission of airborne particles. Learn more HERE

Comcast has announced that it will offer two months of free high speed internet for those who are eligible. To learn if your business or family qualifies, visit HERE

Typically, ozone treatments of vehicles are used to eliminate dust and bad odors, such as cigarette smoke inside of vehicles. HOWEVER, recent research shows that ozone treatment is a powerful tool in the prevention and sanitization of COVID-19. The ozone is created by special generators that release it into the air for purification. At Master Transmission & Auto Care, we are offering free ozone treatment of vehicles so that YOU can have peace of mind that your vehicle is thoroughly sanitized and COVID-19 free. Learn more HERE
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Sponsored by SPIRE Credit Union
Speaker: Sarah Moe, Sleep Health Specialists

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Renewed Members

Castle Rock Bank - 42 years

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at    or call 651-452-9872.
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