Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Warm Up with the DCRC Weekly Update Sponsored by Think Mutual Bank




October 1, 2018

















TriDistrict College and Career Readiness Initiative
Fall 2018 Partners with
Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Mentors needed! 
Please consider volunteering for this outstanding program!
You will make the difference! 


The TriDistrict Career and College Readiness Initiative through the IDS  #197  is a unique partnership that has developed between the school districts of South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, and West. St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan.  This partnership between the districts is a collaborative effort to guarantee that all students of South St. Paul Secondary School, Simley High School, and Henry Sibley High School graduate with a plan for his/her “next step” and has the skills, knowledge, attributes and attitudes to be successful, wherever that next step takes him/her.


Having a wide array of career and college readiness experiences, exposures, and explorations are of critical importance for students.  To support the goals of our initiative in this regard, we are looking for mentors from the community to share their time, experience and expertise from their world of work.


Please join us to be part of this great opportunity! No preparation is needed, you just show up 4 times over the course of a year for less than two hours each time.  


Dates for this program are:

Mondays -- November 19th, 2018,  January 7th, 2019, March 18th, 2019, May 6th, 2019 

Or, Tuesdays -- November 20th, 2018, January 8th, 2019, March 19th, 2019, May 7th, 2019 


Ben Kusch, Lead Designer of the TriDistrict Career and College Readiness Initiative 
with any questions, call 612-267-2760 or email For more details and information click here.


This Weekly Update is sponsored by: 




Dessert Auction!!


Everyone loves a sweet ending and they love games! What better way to indulge our sweet tooth, than with a Dessert Auction. As soon as guests are seated, everyone will be encouraged to place a table bid on for their favorite dessert. The table with the highest bid amount gets to choose the first mouthwatering dessert. Money raised from donations received from the auction are used to assist in funding the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation. 




Cory Hepola and Camille Williams!!

We are excited to announce that Cory Hepola and Camille Williams news anchors at KARE11 will emcee the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.


Early Registration!!


Remember to register by October 9, to be entered in a drawing for an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, including breakfast the following morning on the Chamber at Firelake Grill House.



To see detailssponsors, and opportunities click here









Your Chamber encourages individuals in the business community to be actively involved in the political process. We influence public policy decisions by providing knowledge-based programs and forums that provide information in a business context for decision makers.

If you were not able to attend any of the Dakota County forums we have provided
 video links





Attention Vendors
Reserve Your Booth NOW!


Join us at LaGrand Conference at Grandstay on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to network with other chamber members from throughout the Dakota County area. For more details and to reserve a booth/table click here.



Networking at it's Best


Affinity at Eagan
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AccuTech LLC
Monday, October 15, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

21st Century Bank
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 
3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Think Mutual Bank

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Legacy of Farmington
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Eagan YMCA at Bald Man Brewing

October 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(Special YMCA message will take place at 5:00 p.m.)



DCRC Events Calendar

Don't hesitate to check out our member listed events as well. Be sure to take advantage of the convenient link (upper right on each event page) that saves events directly to your own calendar.




GET INVOLVED - Join a committee today click here to learn more.


Come and check out DCRC ChamberLead. ChamberLead is FREE to DCRC members. This small group of 10-15 active DCRC members meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the DCRC office. Members give updates on their local business, discuss business topics, and of course spend time setting up one on one socials, networking, and sharing referrals. The next ChamberLead meeting will be Wednesday, October 10th. If you’re interested in attending, please email ChamberLead Chair Chris Dixon at



Welcome - New Members


New Members

Caribou Coffee


Location: Byerlys
1299 Promenade Place
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-687-013

Location: Cliff Road
2149 Cliff Road 
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-686-8595



Location: Duckwood
1380 Duckwood Drive, Suite 101 
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: 651-994-8950

Location:  Eagan
2864 Highway 55, Suite #100 
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-686-5677



Location:  Mendota Heights Town Center
720 Main Street, Suite 100 
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Phone: 651-994-7052

Location:  Rosemount
3868 150th Street West 
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 651-322-8344



Location:  Thomson Reuters
610 Opperman Drive 
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: 651-687-8529


Location:  West St. Paul
1193 South Robert Street 
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-450-5511




Residence Inn By Marriott
1560 Quarry Road 
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-452-6020
Fax: 651-452-6026

Signature Home Services, LLC
15631 Darling Path 
Rosemount, MN 55068
Phone: 651-731-1147



Spader Group, LLC
1784 Dellridge Court 
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651-319-5259

Great Southern Bank
10880 175th Court West 
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952-435-6700


For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at or call her at 651-288-9200.



Awesome Companies - Renewed Members




Westview Park Apartments – 56 years
Mendakota Country Club
– 38 years
Coordinated Business Systems, Ltd.
– 33 years
DART Transit Company
– 29 years
Fairview Eagan Clinic
– 14 years
Lemay Lake Apartments
– 12 years
Radiant Global Logistics
– 11 years
Elfstrum Consulting Inc.
– 9 years
The Open Door
– 9 Years
The Urgency Room
– 6 years
The Sanctuary at West St. Paul
– 3 years
MBKS Family Office
– 2 years
Navis Pack & Ship
– 1 year
Inbound Studio, LLC
– 1 year

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