Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
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October 8, 2018
















Receives the United States and Canada's 
2018 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors


Dakota County is among 23 employers, and one of only two governmental agencies, that earned the 2018 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Honors from the American Psychological Association. Recipients also included nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The recognition is given to organizations across the United States and Canada that have implemented workplace practices that psychological research has shown promote employee well-being and positive organizational outcomes. Read more 


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The Ballots Have Been Counted!!


We received several submissions and the results are in. Here are your finalists for each category.


Business Excellence Award

The economic health of Dakota County is dependent upon the entrepreneurial spirit of our business community. This award recognizes an exceptional business whose commitment to overall best business practice, customer service, employee relations, superior marketing, social media strategies, and positive public image, leads the way and sets an example within our business community. This business is a well-respected leader in our community.                               

Large Business Award (50+ employees) 

Minnesota Vikings

Prime Therapeutics

Small Business Award (Less than 50 employees)

Merchants Bank – Rosemount

Think Bank – Eagan

Travel Leaders – Apple Valley

Community Impact Award 

This award is presented to a not-for-profit or philanthropic organization that exemplifies excellence and innovation in their programs, services, and projects, and their efforts to be self-sustaining.  As well as their dedicated focus on achieving a social vision and mandate that makes an outstanding contribution to the social, cultural or economic well-being in their community.

The Open Door

Eagan Foundation

Above and Beyond Award (Community Leadership) 

The Above and Beyond Award recognizes exemplary service in the community or, generally speaking, it is awarded to a firm or individual who goes, as the award suggests, 'the extra mile'. With a philosophy of giving makes a significant impact on Dakota County’s health and well-being. Recognition goes to those who go above and beyond to foster an environment of community improvement and support.

Peggy Johnson – Dakota Electric Association

Legacy Award

This award is for a dedicated business professional, based in Dakota County, who has made a lasting impact on their company and the economic vitality of Dakota County through their leadership, mentorship, and business acumen.

Scott Swenson –
Home Federal Savings Bank


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Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 
Dakota County Technical College, Inver Hills Community College, and Velocity Public Affairs invite you to attend the 2nd Congressional District Candidate Forum between Congressman Jason Lewis and Candidate Angie Craig. More details 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




Networking at its Best


AccTech 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.)



Spire Credit Union
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


DCRC Events Calendar

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Welcome - New Members


New Members

PassAlong Gifts
501 Chapel Court 
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-303-3318


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



Awesome Companies - Renewed Members




Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation – 33 years
Professional Export Service
– 24 years
Genisys Credit Union
– 11 years
Immanuel Dental
– 3 years

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