June 3, 2019
It’s Always Sunny in Dakota County!
 
Limited Spots Available! 
 
Make plans to join us for a great day of golf with friends and associates at Mendakota Country Club, one of the premier, private golf clubs in our area. Register yourself or a foursome now as this event fills up quickly!  Register HERE.
 
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*. Winner of the poker run receives a Mendakota Country Club Foursome with Lunch! 
*specific items subject to change
  
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2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session adjourned on Monday, May 20, 2019 without a budget and other major bills being passed by the Legislature. Governor Walz then called a special session after he and top leaders reached agreement on May 23, 2019. The special session, which is really no longer “special’ as this has become the norm, convened at 10:00 a.m. on May 24, 2019 and adjourned by Saturday, May 25, 2019. A $48 billion dollar budget for the next two years was approved. On a positive note, workplace mandates did not move forward which would have been devastating for businesses.  Read More.
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Eastview Unified 5K to Benefit Special Olympics Minnesota

A 5K will be held on Wednesday, July 10 to support Special Olympics Minnesota and the Unified programs at Eastview High School.  Read the press release .
Ambassadors
Ambassadors Visit Brickstuff

The DCR Chamber Ambassadors had an opportunity to visit new member Brickstuff in Rosemount. Rob Klingberg and his team create electronics (lighting and music) for LEGO sculpture kits (think LEGO kits that people build, like Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter, or one of the Star Wars spaceships) and gave our Ambassadors a behind the scenes tour! 

Ambassadors pictured from left to right: Don Chapdelaine - SKB Environmental, Paul Eggen - State Farm Insurance, Jim Hickle - Gigabit MN, Rob Klingberg - Owner of Brickstuff, and Peter Sebastian - Farm Bureau Financial Services.
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. 


Thanks to our sponsors:
2019 June Public Affairs Breakfast: Legislative Wrap-Up

Please join us on Friday, June 7, 2019, to hear from members of the Dakota County Legislative Delegation. Members will provide their perspective on the Session. Register today.
Special Business Owners Roundtable Workshop Presenter

The DCR Chamber's Business Owners Roundtable (BORT) provides member business owners with a forum to develop successful business strategies, engage a sounding board, and hear new tactical ideas. The group promotes an open exchange of ideas through group discussion and individual expert presentations. 

Business Owners Roundtable (BORT) will be hosting a special Workshop Presenter at their next meeting on Wednesday, June 5 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Chamber office. 

How   you say  what   you say, can have a powerful impact on whether or not your message reaches your audience. In this experiential session, Laura Nelson, voice coach and song leader, will educate on how to access five distinct vocal sounds to strengthen your communication; things like authority, empathy, and possibility. Special thanks to sponsor Marlee Schlief of Keller Williams Integrity Realty .

If you're interested in attending BORT, please contact:

Susan Taple  
Legal Shield
651-492-0567  

OR
   
LuAnn Paulet   
Insurance by Design
952-808-7002   
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
New Members
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members

Eyes of Mendota - 4 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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