April 15, 2019
DCR Chamber Rolls Out New Program Geared to Small Businesses

The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce our new program Small Business University. Small Business University provides free consulting, practical seminars, and business information, for growing small businesses in Dakota County. We understand that resources and profit margins can be a challenge to our small businesses. 
Please join us for our first Small Business University, "Locally Social: Utilizing Social Media for Your Small Business", on May 1, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at  Evolve Workplace  (260 Wentworth Avenue East, West Saint Paul, MN 55112).
Thank you to our sponsor Evolve Workplace.
Round Table Discussion with Minnesota House Representative Laurie Halverson (51B)
The DCR Chamber is holding a round table discussion with Representative Laurie Halverson (51B) on HF 5 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Rasmussen College (3500 Federal Drive, Room 201, Eagan, MN 55122).
This proposal creates an expansive state-wide mandate on employers and employees—a new state insurance program financed through a joint employer/employee payroll tax—in order to establish a partial wage replacement benefit for the purposes of medical AND family leave. This proposed legislation places a new payroll tax on every employer to create a broad new state-run insurance program.
We invite you to attend this discussion and provide input on how this will impact your business and employees and get the updates from Representative Halverson. Please contact Maureen Scallen Failor for more information.
Please RSVP  to:  Mscallenfailor@dcrchamber.com  or 651-288-9201.
Leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature

As we enter into the last month of the 2019 Legislative Session, tax conformity, capital investment, transit/transportation funding, workplace mandates, and other business issues are still on the table with no final agreement. The outcomes will be critical to the success of the business community of Dakota County and the State of Minnesota. Please join us to hear from the leadership of the Minnesota State Legislature on Friday, May 3, 2019.
raffle basket
Seeking Donations for the DCR Golf Classic
We would like to ask for your business to support the DCR Chamber Foundation by donating a raffle item to the 2019 DCR Golf Classic. This signature event generates revenue for the Chamber’s foundation to support our scholarship fund and our nonprofit organizations.  
A contribution of an item (restaurant gift cards, hotel stays, sporting/theatre tickets, wine/liquor) or monetary donation will help to make this event successful. Your contribution and support will be appreciated and well publicized. For more information, please  click here.
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Monday, April 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
DCTC vs. Bethel 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
New Members
14555 South Robert Trail, Suite 210
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: (651) 964-3300

2141 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (612) 326-0430

3709 Kennebec Drive
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: (651) 452-1131
14223 Azalea Path
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: (651) 269-7890

1960 Cliff Lake Road, Suite 124
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 686-5671

For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members

MSP Commercial - 7 years
Kids 'n Kinship - 4 years
Summit Orthopedics - 2 years
Fidelity Bank - 1 year

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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