May 28, 2019
Not Interested in Standing in Line? 

Pre-order your VIP Pack and Mulligans prior to the Golf Classic. The $40 VIP Packs include 1 Mulligan, 2 poker run cards, 2 drink tickets, and 2 raffle tickets*.  Click here to purchase .
*specific items subject to change
Can’t Get Out of the Office For a Full Day?

Make plans to attend our  19th Hole Reception, Dinner, and Silent Auction/Raffle . This year's raffle and silent auction have a variety of items to bid on – be sure to bring your credit card.
Money raised during the silent auction and raffle benefits the DCR Chamber’s Foundation by providing funds to support our programming, community outreach, and regional initiatives.  
  • Miranda Lambert Tickets – Xcel Energy Center
  • Seth Meyers – State Theatre
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theater
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Weber Grill
  • Minnesota Vikings Signed autographed football
  • Overnight hotel stays
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Saint Paul Saints
  • Just to name a few…
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Court Rules Against Minnesota State Chamber in Minneapolis Lawsuit on Earned Sick and Safe Leave
The City of Minneapolis can now enforce its earned sick and safe leave ordinance against employers based outside its boundaries, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The court had previously upheld the ordinance for businesses located within the city. The Minnesota Chamber was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that was filed in 2016 when the ordinance took effect. This decision will impact businesses throughout the metro area. If you have employees spending more than 80 hours in Minneapolis your business will have to provide safe and sick leave.  

The ruling makes it very clear that the Legislature should pass a law that explicitly prevents local governments from enacting their own wage and benefit mandates. This is the only way for there not to be competing and conflicting city-based mandates on these matters. The Minnesota State Chamber is evaluating whether to appeal the decision to the State Supreme Court.
Written comments can be submitted by June 7, 2019.
City of Minneapolis Notice:  click here for details
Xcel Energy to end all coal use in the Upper Midwest

The integrated plan calls for more than 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions with more renewables, carbon-free nuclear energy, and cleaner natural gas. Read the press release here.
360 Communities Ribbon Cutting

On June 6th, 360 Communities and the City of Rosemount will break ground on an expansion project that will transform service delivery at the Rosemount Family Resource Center and Food Shelf.
This project will triple the size of the current resource center and boost the capacity to serve people by creating a larger food shelf space and providing additional space for programming, volunteers, and staff. Please join us for this exciting event!

With this expansion, 360 Communities will be able to:
  • distribute more healthy food
  • increase the number of programs offered
  • increase long-term stable work

How to get involved:
  • Donate - support the Rosemount Family Resource Center at
  • Engage online - visit and follow 360 Communities on social media to stay informed with project updates. Look for #RFRCExpansion. For questions, email
  • Volunteer - sign up at

Ground-Breaking Details:
Location: 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center
14521 Cimarron Ave West
Rosemount, MN 55068

Date and Time: June 6, 2:00 p.m.

Project rendering by CNH Architects, .
Hope Fieldhouse Hoops4Hope Basketball Tournament

Attention basketball players and coaches! The Hoops4Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is a great chance to work on your game while helping a great cause. The June 22nd tournament in Rosemount is free for anyone currently in grades 3-12. Register to play here.  

The Hope Fieldhouse organization is close to reaching its fundraising goal to begin construction on an inclusive facility that will make sure everyone has a place to play. Please support them by playing in Hoops4Hope. The family fun event will include food trucks, bounce houses, and games.  

There are also adult, wheelchair, cognitively impaired and physically impaired divisions. See the video for details.
Good Day Dakota County – Monday, June 10
REGISTER NOW – Limited Tickets Available

We invite you to attend our June Good Day Dakota County to listen to Peter Frosch, CEO of GREATER MSP, who will be speaking to what the organization is doing to increase competitiveness and specifically how it benefits Dakota County. Working with a broad array of partners and investors, GREATER MSP has developed the region’s first Regional Economic Development Strategy, based on three key pillars:

  • Telling "Our Region's Story."
  • Retaining and attracting key talent with the launch of Make It. MSP.
  • Building our "Sectors of Strength" for global leadership. 

Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
New Members
7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431
2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55122
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members

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