December 9, 2019
2020 Annual Meeting "The Power of Us"

The Annual Meeting is a DCR Chamber  signature event. Join us in celebrating the success of 2019 and looking forward to new initiatives in 2020.

Keynote speaker Rick King, Executive Vice President, Operations, Thomson Reuters, will share his thoughts on the power of collaborating to make changes in the publishing world and how Thomson Reuters is leading the way.  

You will leave the meeting feeling energized to lead changes in 2020.
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public affairs round table
Public Policy Initiatives Discussed at Public Affairs Round Table

The DCR Chamber of Commerce held a Public Affairs Round Table Thursday, December 5, at 5-8 Club in West St. Paul. Representative Rick Hanson (52A) and Senator Matt Klein (52) joined us to discuss public policy initiatives that are important to our Chamber members and community partners. Thank you, Representative Hanson and Senator Klein, for taking time out of your day to discuss these critical issues with our members.
public affairs breakfast
Higher Education's Economic Impact Discussed at Public Affairs Breakfast

The DCR Chamber of Commerce held its final Public Affairs Breakfast for 2019 on Friday, December 6 at Lost Spur Golf & Event Center in Eagan. Matt Kramer, Vice President of University Relations at the University of Minnesota, was our keynote speaker. Mr. Kramer spoke to our members about how the University of Minnesota and its five campuses (Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester) have an impact on our state’s economic development. He also highlighted the challenges that higher education faces in providing the workforce of the future. Thank you, Mr. Kramer, for taking time out of your day to speak with our members.

Our next Public Affairs Breakfast will be held Friday, January 10, 2020 at Lost Spur Golf & Event Center.
Always Focus on Your Finances First and Always Be Looking Forward
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Dakota County Technical College

The number one complaint of small business owners is that the business controls them; they are not controlling the business! This talk will focus on giving you a number of tips that will help you as a “BizOwner” gain back the control of your business so that the business can meet all of your personal and financial needs.  Register today .
Hope Fieldhouse

Two years ago the dream of Hope Fieldhouse began with the vision of making sure everyone has a place to play.​

The fundraising campaign hit its $2 million goal, allowing them to break ground on the 42,000-square-foot athletic facility. The building will include a fitness center with access to a walking track, four hardwood basketball/volleyball courts and locker rooms. 

NFL players have shown their support for the $6 million project, including Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins who donated $50,000. Former Viking Tom Compton and Vikings fullback CJ Ham have also donated to Hope Fieldhouse.

The Dakota United Hawks, an adaptive sports organization, will call Hope Fieldhouse their home. Hope Fieldhouse is expected to open in late spring 2020 and will also​ offer gym memberships which will help support the nonprofit’s mission.
Congratulations to Doug Baker for the well deserved award! Ecolab has been, and is, a great partner of the DCR Chamber.
Read the December issue highlighting business openings, development, community events, and construction activity in Rosemount
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
New Members
13969 West Preserve Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (651) 365-4961
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members
Baskets on Occasion - 22 years
Acctech, LLC  - 5 years
Pass Along Gifts - 1 year

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