Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce




August 27, 2018




















It's that time of year and we're gearing up for a fabulous evening of food, fun, and entertainment at the 2018 DCR Business Excellence Gala. First things first, we want you to start thinking about your nominations for this years awards. The catagories are: Business Excellence Award - Large Business, Business Excellence Award - Small Business, Community Impact Award, Above and Beyond Award (Community Leadership), and Legacy Award. You will receive an email Wednesday for nominee submissions.  

To see details, sponsors, and opportunities click here




Minnesota State Chamber to Host Focus Group on
Governments Roll in Mandated Private Sector Employee
Employer Relations

Help us answer the question: Does government have a role in mandating the terms of private sector employee - employer relationships?


You are invited to participate in a focus group hosted by The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

The Minnesota Chamber has long advocated for private sector flexibility. Minnesota businesses have a strong tradition of providing robust benefits to their employees – frankly the market demands it. We do not believe it is the role of local governments to mandate private sector employeeemployer relationships and the Chamber supports a statewide preemption of such ordinances.

The State Chamber is holding a focus group on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to discuss these issues to help shape the Minnesota Chamber's policy for the 2019 Legislative Session. RSVPs are required. Contact Nicole Hanger, Minnesota Chamber, by Wednesday, August 22, 2018:, or phone 651-292-3904.

Focus Group Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Diedrich RPM (3000 County Rd 42W, Ste. 300, Burnsville)


Monday, September 10, 2018
2019 NCAA®  Men’s Final Four®


Our Key Note Speaker

Kate Mortensen, President and CEO
2019 Minneapolis Final Four
Local Organizing Committee


Our keynote speaker, Kate Mortensen, President and CEO of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee will be giving us the low-down about plans for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, events leading up to the tournament, logistics surrounding the event, and volunteer opportunities available. For sponsors and details click here.


Partnership Sponsors: City County Credit Union, Premier Bank

Hilton Garden Inn Eagan & Staybridge Suites



We Help Businesses Grow

Spire Credit Union
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Merchants Bank
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Fastsigns (also a Grand Opening)
Thursday, September 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.



Stonehaven Senior Living
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.



Twin City Homes
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 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.

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Welcome - New Member


New Members

14796 Haven Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(651) 373-3004

Cybick Productions
4353 Grafton Avenue
Oakdale, MN 55128
(651) 357-4053


Country Financial - Terry French
3825 Cedar Grove Parkway, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55122
(952) 656-2200
Fax: (952) 380-0972

Stronghold Safety Engineering
2980 Commers Drive, Suite 200
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 300-2819




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



Awesome Companies - Renewed Members

American Red Cross – North Central Blood Services – 8 years

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