May 4, 2020
Dakota County Regional Chamber is Open for Business
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce will start working from our new office on Monday, May 4, 2020. This is in accordance with the Governor’s EO-20-40 which allows businesses with workers in non-customer facing industrial and office-based businesses to return to work. Most of our staff will continue to work remotely to ensure they are safe and staying healthy. All businesses are required to have a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan” in place. If you need assistance with your plan please contact us. The Chamber has our plan in place to ensure we are prepared.

If you have any questions please email
Weekly Update Sponsored By:
May Public Affairs Breakfast
We held our May Public Affairs Breakfast virtually Friday, May 1, 2020. We were honored to have Congresswoman Angie Craig as our guest speaker for this event. Congresswoman Craig spoke to our members about the efforts the US Congress and the Small Business Committee are making to try and help our small businesses in Minnesota and across the United States during this pandemic.

Thank you, Congresswoman Craig, for taking the time to speak to our members. Special thank you to our sponsors, Flint Hills Resources, Charter Communications, SKB Environmental, Velocity Public Affairs, and Xcel Energy, for your continued support of the DCR Chamber.

If you were unable to attend the Public Affairs Breakfast webinar you can rewatch the webinar HERE
Join Us For Good Day Dakota County May 12, 2020
We will be hosting our monthly Good Day Dakota County virtually Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Sarah Moe, Founder of Sleep Health Specialists, will be our speaker for this event. Sarah will talk about the importance of sleep and why it is far more important than we have previously realized. To learn more about this FREE event or register, visit HERE

If you have questions contact Diane Mavis, Director of Programs & Events, at
Governor Walz Extends Stay at Home Order to May 18

On Thursday, April 29, 2020 Governor Tim Walz extended the stay at home order until Monday, May 18, 2020. This means bars, restaurants, and public accommodations will continue to operate as they are right now. Retail establishments are eligible to deliver and provide curbside pick-up (starting 5/4/2020). Employees and customers should continue to wear masks and protective equipment.

Learn about the impacts the continued Stay at Home Order is having on businesses HERE
MN DEED & Target Corp Develop Online Symptom Screener

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Target Corp. have collaborated to develop a web-based tool that allows businesses to enter non-personal health information to help make a determination about someone entering their facility.

By aggregating and synthesizing anonymous data, the MN Symptom Screener tool provides organizations with a daily snapshot of the health indicators of people about to enter the workplace. This tool is available at no cost to businesses and organizations statewide.

To learn more, or if you are interested in using the MN Symptom Screener, visit HERE
CNH Architects, Inc. is proud to announce the promotions of five current staff members to their leadership team.

Comcast has announced that it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.

Huebsch Services donated 8,000 N95 face masks to the communities Huebsch calls home – Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties in Wisconsin, and Dakota County in Minnesota. The emergency management teams in these counties can identify the areas of greatest need for this personal protective equipment and distribute the N95 face masks to medical personnel and first responders throughout the local communities.

Late last week Xcel Energy made two filings to the MN Public Utilities Commission which will benefit Xcel Energy customers. The first is a Fuel Cost Adjustment – taking advantage of lower than expected fuel costs, we are proposing a $25 million dollar credit to electricity customers. These credits will process automatically, just in time for the high energy usage months when air conditioners are running. The second request would provide help for commercial customers who have seen significant reduction in their energy usage due to the pandemic. This program is for mid-size businesses as they restart production. Businesses can reach out to their account manager, or contact our Business Programs and Rebates center at  or 855.839.8862 to see if you qualify
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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

Guild Incorporated - 24 years
Choice Bank - 14 years
Eyes Wide Hospitality Group - 2 years
Burgers & Bottles - 2 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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