August 5, 2019
Dakota County Regional Chamber to Study Transit Needs and Opportunities

Dakota County employers need and want better transit service. How to provide that better service, and the benefits of doing so, will be the subject of a new initiative just launched by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“Our members are growing and need access to a lot of workers. They realize that they need good transit to do that,” said Maureen Scallen Failor, President and CEO of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber has hired national expert Christof Spieler to lead the study. Spieler led a similar study in Ramsey and Washington Counties for East Metro Strong, which is supporting DCRC on this initiative.

Read the news release here .
Emagine Eagan is Under Construction and Excited to Open this Fall!

Nicole McCarthy, Director of Membership, got a behind the scenes sneak peek at the progress at Emagine Eagan! Stay tuned for more details on their upcoming Grand Opening.
Walser ReCon Center Visit

DCRC President Maureen Scallen Failor had the privilege of touring the Walser ReCon Center in Eagan. A recently new member to the Chamber, Walser Automotive Group is a great community supporter. The Recon facility sits on 17 acres, with 50 vehicles, and has 200 employees. 

“It is important we connect with our members to visit sites to learn about their business and what their needs are. Workforce is important to Walser and we will work with them to help,” stated Maureen S. Failor.

Pictured: Maureen S. Failor, Dakota County Regional Chamber, Ryan Moffit, Steve Davis & Nancy Warner, Walser Automotive Group.
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 .
August 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
Networking   at its  Best
Registration is Required
Thursday, August 15, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 28, 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
Pool & Yacht Club, Inc.
1600 Lilydale Road
Lilydale, MN 55118
Phone: 651-455-3900

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - Eagan
1525 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - WSP
1715 South Robert Trail
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-455-9313
Serendip Medi Spa
1625 Lena Court, Suite 300
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-287-3080

Sport Clips of Rosemount
15063 Canada Avenue West
Rosemount, MN 55077

Viking Lakes
2685 Vikings Circle, Suite 200
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 952-529-7440
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at or call her at 651-288-9200.
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