July 29, 2019
Jason Raether
Space Still Available – Join us for the August Small Business University

Avoiding and Mitigating Crisis: Legal Issues Facing Employers
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Evolve Workplace
260 Wentworth Avenue East
West Saint Paul, MN 55112

Join us for the August Small Business University to hear Jason Raether, Attorney at Hellmuth and Johnson, speak to the topics facing small business owners:
  • Wage and hour issues, including overtime and exempt employee status
  • Policies for mitigating risks related to discrimination and whistleblower lawsuits
  • Determining independent contractor status v. employee status
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Unemployment and Worker’s Compensation
  • Labor law concerns facing all employers
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul laws regarding Sick Time

Free to DCR Chamber and South Robert Street Business Association members. Registration is required .
Don’t Miss Out. Sign up Today for Good Day Dakota County
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 
11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Southview Country Club

Dakota County is committed to supporting positive change in individual lives to promote healthy, safe, and thriving communities.

Join us August 13 to hear Sheriff Tim Leslie and Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom speak to the vision, initiatives, and programs supporting our communities including the Safety and Mental Health Alternative Response Training (SMART) Center located in Dakota County.  
Sheriff Tim Lesley
Sheriff Tim Leslie
County Attorney James Backstrom
County Attorney James Backstrom
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Omni Vikings
Omni Hotels & Resorts Named as Flag for New Hotel at Viking Lakes

Omni Hotels & Resorts announced its newest hotel with Omni Viking Lakes Hotel , a four-star, full-service hotel located in the Viking Lakes development in Eagan,
Minnesota. Omni joins MV Eagan Ventures; Ecolab; the Davis Family of Cambria; and Viking Lakes Hotel Physician Partners as ownership partners of MVE Hotel, LLC.

“Omni Hotels & Resorts has extensive experience and a strong record in designing and operating luxury hotels and resorts across the country,” said MV Eagan Ventures Owner Mark Wilf. “The company’s expansion into Minnesota is a testament to this market and to the overall vision of developing Viking Lakes into a first-class destination.” 
MN Zoo 2019
Minnesota Zoo Llama Trek

DCRC President Maureen Scallen Failor spent time at the Minnesota Zoo meeting with President John Frawley on the future vision of the Zoo. “The Minnesota Zoo in not only a state, county, and local asset, it is a place where education meets curiosity and fun. The opportunity to walk and feed the llamas was awesome! We are honored to have the Minnesota Zoo as a partner of the Chamber,” stated Maureen Failor.
 
To learn more about the Llama Trek  click here.
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rosemount Were Proud to Celebrate Two Family-Owned Manufacturing Businesses Last Week
A ground-breaking ceremony was held for CA Gear’s new manufacturing building in Rosemount on Thursday, July 25. CA Gear’s owner Nate Bry is a Rosemount High School grad, resident, and business owner!
The Mohn Family held a Ribbon Cutting at their new UdderTech facility in Rosemount on Wednesday, July 24. UdderTech has always been family-owned and operated in Dakota County, and is celebrating their 25th year in business!
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Want to Raise Your Visibility and Get More Engaged in the DCR Chamber? 
 
Being a sponsor of the Good Day Dakota County monthly program is a wonderful opportunity to get the word out about your company/organization, gain brand recognition, and share information about your product and services. 

The September Good Day Dakota County will feature Bob Schlitchte who will speak to the power of friendships, relationships, partnerships, and sponsorship to build our personal and professional network and become the leader of your fleet. Planning is underway for another top-notch program in October, more details to follow. 

Attached is the sponsorship form , take a look and let us know what you think! Questions – please contact Diane Mavis;  dmavis@dcrchamber.com  or Nicole McCarthy;  nmcarthy@dcrchamber.com.
Meet the Chamber

Meet the Chamber is our monthly orientation program. This event is a wonderful opportunity for new members, new employees, and prospective members to learn more about the DCR Chamber and the opportunities available to help raise your company's visibility and expand your network within Dakota County, as well as meet other new and prospective members. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Spire Credit Union 
1251 Town Centre Dr 
Eagan, MN 55123

Thank you to our sponsor, Spire Credit Union! 
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Parking will be available on the street and off of Lothenbach Ave. behind the DARTS Transportation building. A DARTS Driver will be operating a shuttle from the parking lot to DARTS. Click event for map.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Members
CA GEAR
15641 Canada Circle
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 612-220-1331
Sport Clips of Rosemount
15063 Canada Ave West
Rosemount, MN 55077
Phone: 612-834-6951
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at  nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members
Collins Aerospace - 4 years
3352 Sherman Court LLC - 4 years
Netrix IT - 1 year

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at  pschmidt@dcrchamber.com  or call 651-452-9872.
Update Membership Files, Company Changes
Post your News , Hot Deals , and Job Openings

Log in by entering your username (email) and password to gain access to your company's member site to update information and take advantage of all the marketing tools included with your membership.