March 30, 2020
Dakota County Regional Chamber Is Open For Business

The DCR Chamber is open for business remotely! Please contact us at 651-452-9872.

We have officially moved and look forward to seeing you at our new office location in the future. Our new address is 1895 Plaza Drive, Suite 110, Eagan, MN 55122.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the “Paycheck Protection Program,” the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
Learn more from this U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist.

Read President Neel Kashkari’s statement, view and listen to his media appearances, learn about the Board of Governors' actions, and access COVID-19-related public health resources .

F or More information and resources on COVID-19 go the .
WEBINAR: Transit/Public Safety, Housing, and Regional Prosperity

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: April 3, 2020, 8:00 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: April 2020 Public Affairs Program: Transit/Public Safety, Housing and Regional Prosperity 

Join us at the April DCR Chamber's Public Affairs Webinar, where we will hear from Charlie Zelle, Chair of the Metropolitan Council. Charlie will address and discuss the recent headlines regarding the ongoing public safety issues on Metro Transit Bus and LRT lines and the need for better and more accessible housing.

A longtime businessman who led his family's bus company, Jefferson Lines, Zelle first entered the public sector in 2013. He leads the powerful regional agency that manages public transit, affordable housing, wastewater, and land use planning in the metro area with over 4,500 employees and a 1.2 billion dollar budget.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration is limited to 100 participants.
This issue is focused on resources for business and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note, due to volume, sections of the Small Business Administration's website is undergoing maintenance - if you experience an error please try again in a little bit.

The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report listing the 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota for 2020.  
Postponed Events
  • All Chamber events/programs are postponed through March 31, 2020.
  • Rosemount State of the City Address, April 8, 2020
  • Dakota County Critical Issues Forum – Housing in Dakota County, and what does it mean for business?, April 16, 2020
Community Events Calendar
If you have posted a community event on the DCR Chamber Community calendar and it has been postponed or cancelled, please update your listing. If you need assistance, we are happy to help. Please call 651-482-9872 or email
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