October 28, 2019
Second Annual Dessert Auction at Business Excellence Gala

Everyone loves a sweet ending. Below are just a few of the many delectable desserts being donated to the Second Annual Dessert Auction at the Business Excellence Gala on Friday, November 1. Funds raised by the Dessert Auction are donated to the DCR Chamber Charitable Foundation which supports our communities and initiatives. 
Café Latte
German chocolate cake with sweet coconut chocolate and coffee filling topped with coconut frosting, pecans and caramel.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Scrumptious white chocolate swirled with the finest raspberry puree. Fluffy and moist.

Sweet Kneads
Harvest spice cake filled with chunky apple filling with cream cheese buttercream frosting. 

Raspberry almond cake with buttercream vanilla frosting topped with fresh raspberries and candied almonds.

Radisson Blu
Fragrant fall spice cake filled with gooey Minnesota apple filling and frosted with a whiskey Swiss buttercream.

Homemade gluten-free flourless chocolate torte with raspberry sauce and whipped cream.

Mendakota Country Club
Flourless chocolate torte. Rich, creamy and gluten-free.

Champagne raspberry cake made sweeter and brighter with the addition of real champagne. The moist, delicate cake is beautifully iced with an airy whipped mousse frosting.
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Public Affairs Legislative Round Table Recap

The DCR Chamber of Commerce hosted a Public Affairs Legislative Round Table, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Steeple Senior Living Center in Rosemount. District 57 Legislators, Senator Greg Clausen, Representative Robert Bierman, and Representative John Huot, joined business leaders from Dakota County to discuss policy initiatives which are important to the communities and members they represent. Transit/transportation, education, and safe and sick leave were the focus of the round-table discussion.
Thank you to our legislative members for taking time out of their day to have a discussion with businesses in Rosemount and Dakota County.
Oct Legislative Round Table
Oct Legislative Round Table
Commissioner Steve Grove
Don't Miss the Public Affairs Breakfast
Friday, November 8, 2019

As commissioner of the state's principal workforce and economic development agency, Commissioner Steve Grove brings a wealth of private sector and civic experience to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Please join us at the Public Affairs Breakfast as Commissioner Grove discusses the department's priorities, statewide opportunities and challenges, and how the department provides businesses with the help they need to succeed and grow.
Business Before Hours - Rosemount Energy Breakfast
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and join the City of Rosemount, Xcel Energy, Minnesota Energy Resources, and Dakota Electric Association to learn the latest on how you can save energy and money through energy efficiency. Register today .
Coffee Break Sponsorships Are Now Available for 2020!

The Dakota County Regional Chamber's signature Coffee Break is a fantastic opportunity for businesses, non-profits, and community partners to show off their location, and share information and services with our Chamber members! Coffee Break is established to provide members an opportunity to casually network while gathering in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. This event is an hour of pure networking. 

We have two Coffee Breaks per month that meet regularly from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month and the fourth Tuesday of the month, always strategically scheduled to showcase a different community within Dakota County.

For more information, or to book your 2020 Coffee Break, please contact Nicole McCarthy at 651-288-9200,  nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com .
Mobile Pro Systems Ribbon Cutting

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of West St. Paul had a fun opportunity to tour and help  Mobile Pro Systems  celebrate their new manufacturing building on Tuesday, October 22.  Mobile Pro Systems offers a family of different network/IP based mobile video surveillance systems utilized by many government and commercial entities. 
Please join the Dakota County CDA at an open house on Tuesday, October 29 to celebrate the opening of Prestwick Place, a new workforce housing townhome development in Rosemount.
City of Eagan
Eagan Business Survey Is On Its Way

The City of Eagan is surveying local business owners and managers on a wide range of topics, including business and economic issues, government services, community amenities, and more.

Every addressable Eagan business will be sent a survey via U.S. mail. Each potential respondent will have until November 20, 2019, to complete the 20-question survey. Survey results will be shared in the  Eagan Business News  next spring.

Findings from the 2017 survey included the following:
  • 92% of respondents valued Eagan as an excellent or good place to do business
  • 97% of respondents rated Eagan’s government services as excellent or good
  • 74% of respondents said Eagan was excellent or good at retaining existing businesses
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, November 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Friday, November 1, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 
3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
New Members
770 North Plaza Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Phone: (651) 263-9475
1712 Westview Drive
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (612) 998-9187
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at  nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members
Elfstrum Consulting - 10 years
EMO Transfer - 6 years
Kwik Trip - Eagan - 3 years

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