January 14, 2019
Coming Soon: Award Nominations
At this year's Wom E n's Leadership Forum we will be presenting three awards honoring women who are leaders and mentors in both their profession and in the communities where they live and work. Nomination deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.

  • Partner of the Year
  • Woman Business of the Year
  • Change Maker of the Year

More details and nomination form coming soon!
Weekly update sponsored by:
Cliff Road Study
Dakota County/City of Eagan Looking for Business Input at Open House on Cliff Road Study
Dakota County and the City of Eagan would like to invite you to attend an Open House for the Cliff Road Study on  Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Eagan Civic Arena .

Dakota County, in cooperation with the City of Eagan, is working to complete a corridor study of Cliff Road (County Road 32) from Lexington Avenue to Trunk Highway 3 in Eagan. The corridor study will include review of current and forecasted traffic operations, potential for any future roadway and/or intersection improvements, trail locations along the corridor, pedestrian crossings, and the location for a grade separated crossing of County Road 32 for the Mendota Lebanon Hills Greenway.
Visit the study website to find the latest study information.
Tim Walz
Governor Walz to Focus on "One Minnesota"
Tim Walz was sworn in as Minnesota's 41st governor and is committed to unite the state and improve important issues to the citizens and businesses.

Read the coverage and view event photos in the Pioneer Press .
Hear from Newly Elected Officials at the Feb. Public Affairs Breakfast
Friday, February 1, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lost Spur Golf and Event Center

Please join us to hear from our newly elected officials as well as the Chair of the Commerce Committee, Representative Laurie Halverson (51B).
DCRC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mendakota Country Club

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join us in celebrating the success of 2018 and looking forward to new initiatives in 2019. Keynote speaker Dr. Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, will share his experience with partnerships and collaboration. You will leave the meeting feeling energized to ignite change in 2019.
Networking Committee Openings

Business Owners Roundtable (BORT) 
Opportunities are available for business owners to connect with other business owners through the Business Owners Roundtable group (BORT). This group meets the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., in the chamber offices. This group provides a forum exclusively for owners to network, share business concerns, and give/receive advice and support. The group is limited to one owner per business classification. For further information and/or an invitation to attend, please contact either of the following members.
Susan Taple  
Minnesota Services
LuAnn Paulet   
Insurance by Design

Come and check out DCRC ChamberLead. ChamberLead is FREE to DCRC members. This small group of 10-15 active DCRC members meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the DCRC offices. Members give updates on their local businesses, discuss business topics and spend time setting up one-on-one socials, networking, and sharing referrals. The next ChamberLead meeting will be Wednesday, January 23. If you’re interested in attending, please email ChamberLead Chair Chris Dixon at chrisd@insidertrainingfitness.com.

Peer2Peer is FREE to DCRC members. Peer2Peer is a small group that meets twice monthly giving members opportunities to network with peers and stay abreast of new developments through education and information sharing. This small group accommodates one member per industry and meets twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. For additional information, please contact Matt Ryan, Chair at 651-587-8473 or MattRyan@edinarealty.com.
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (note time change)
Mendakota Country Club
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.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.
Awesome Companies - Renewed Members
Merchants Bank - 34 years
Cerasis Inc. - 12 years
Cherokee Service - 4 years

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam at pschmidt@dcrchamber.com or call 651-425-9872.
Update Membership Files, Company Changes
Post your News , Hot Deals , and Job Openings

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