February 18, 2019
A Focus on Being "Better Together" at Annual Meeting

We had a great turnout at the DCR Chamber Annual Meeting as we celebrated our successes from 2018 and look forward to being "Better Together" in 2019. Keynote speaker Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, President & CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, shared his insight on developing key partnerships and collaboration. Attendees left inspired to do great work in 2019!
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Farmington Superintendent
Farmington School Superintendent Continues to Change the Model of Education!  

The Star Tribune recently highlighted the good work of Farmington Superintendent Jay Haugen. We are proud to have ISD #192 and the superintendent as a community partner with the DCR Chamber. Read the full story here .

Photo credit: Jerry Holt, Star Tribune
A Valentine's Themed Coffee Break

We enjoyed an awesome Valentine’s Day themed Coffee Break last week at  Premier Bank  in Farmington! It was great to see so many new faces! Thanks to all who attended!

The monthly Coffee Break was established to casually network while gathering in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a great morning of networking at the next Coffee Break !
Chamber Members Participate in Super Bagging Event

Many chamber members participated in the annual Super Bagging Event, one of the largest fundraising events for The Open Door food pantry. Members greeted neighbors and friends at Cub Foods stores in Eagan, Rosemount and Apple Valley, bagged groceries for tips, and promoted Community Cares food bag purchases - all to help stock The Open Door’s pantry shelves. Nearly $46,000 in cash and food was raised for the Open Door and 360 Communities.
Super Bagging Event 2019
Businesses Invited to Apply to Dakota County Library's Teen Job Fair 

All businesses and organizations hiring teens for permanent or seasonal employment are invited to consider applying for this event. To participate, please complete the following online application . Applications will be reviewed by library staff and considered for participation in the event on a first come, first served basis. 
Business Day at the State Capitol Scheduled for Feb. 27, 2019

Join us for a day of updates on issues - hear from the leadership over lunch and spend time visiting with our Dakota County Delegation members. Please register below. If you do plan on attending and if you would like to meet with any of the Dakota County Legislators please let our President Maureen Scallen Failor know. 
2019 Business Day at Capitol
Due to Popular Demand, Wom E n's Leadership Forum Awards Deadline Extended to February 22, 2019

Nominate outstanding women who are leaders and mentors in both their profession and in their community. Download the nomination form here .

Plus, plan to join us for the Wom E n's Leadership Forum on March 22. "Inspiring Our Legacy" in relation to the community, the greater good, and the next generation is the theme for these three outstanding panelists. 
Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Executive Director; Citizens League
Mary Nutting, President; MN Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners
Jill Renslow, Sr. Vice President Business Development and Marketing; Mall of America
Love Golf? Want to Become More Engaged in the Chamber?     

Now's your chance! We are now recruiting committee members for the DCR Golf Classic. This year's Classic is on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Mendakota Country Club. We will be teeing off the committee meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber offices. Please  email Diane Mavis , Director of Programs and Events with your interest. 
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 1, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
*Free meals to all attendees!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Members
1959 Silver Bell Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 454-7036
1505 East Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 890-8767
12977 200th St E
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: (651) 437-1813
3432 Denmark Avenue, #751
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: (651) 456-TENT
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
Minnwest Bank - 22 years
Bolton & Menk, Inc.  - 9 years

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at pschmidt@dcrchamber.com or call 651-425-9872.
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