Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Start the Week Off Right With A Weekly Update Brought to your Pro Staff





September 17, 2018


















Deadline Approaching Fast
EXTENDED to - Friday, September 28, 2018


For this event to be a success we need your participation. Please submit nominations for Dakota County businesses you believe have excelled in the categories below.
TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE, please complete the electronic form and provide a three to four sentence description of why a particular business, or individual, should be considered this year.

The categories are: 
Business Excellence Award - Large Business
Business Excellence Award - Small Business
Community Impact Award
Above and Beyond Award (Community Leadership)
Legacy Award


To see details, sponsors, and opportunities click here



This Weekly Update is sponsored by: 





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.



Farmington City Council

Please join us on September 19, 2018, to meet the candidates running for the Farmington City Council. Come to hear what the candidates have to say regarding the future of the City of Farmington. For registration and details click here.

City Council Candidates (invited): Trina Greene, Katie Bernhjelm, Nick Gessell, Jason Lamberson, Joel K. Pritchett, Brett Wilson, and Phil Windschitl.



If you were not able to join us at any of the following forums we have provided a link for each. 


Mendota Heights Mayoral & City Council Candidates Forum was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, watch the video here.

West St. Paul Mayoral & City Council Candidates Forum was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, watch the video here.

Inver Grove Heights Mayoral & City Council Candidates Forum was held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, watch the video here.

Rosemount City Council Forum was held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, watch the video here.




We're Kicking Off Our Breakfast Series
October 5, 2018,  7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
At Lost Spur Golf and Event Center


With one month left until the general election, there is a lot at stake for both Democratic and Republican State parties. The leadership from both parties are working extremely hard. Register today; hear their thoughts on the upcoming elections, future of both parties, and outlook for the business. For more details.




Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$25.00 members
$45.00 non-members


Southview Country Club
239 Mendota Road East
West Saint Paul, MN 55118

Contact Information:
Diane Mavis,
Director of Programs and Events

Send an Email






Get Involved - Join
Collaborative Planning Committee


Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is overjoyed to host the WomEn’s Leadership Forum in March 2019.  The mission of this event is to connect conference attendees with one another and enhance their lives by providing the tools and resources to fulfill their aspirations.  We are currently recruiting committee members for this event.  If you are interested in serving on the committee, please respond with your interest no later than Friday, September 21, 2018.  We will meet on the first Monday of each month beginning with our kickoff meeting on October 1, 2018.  Please send an email to Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events at



Fashion Fruit Boutique
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Key Community Bank
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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



We Help Businesses Grow

Spire Credit Union
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.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.


Welcome - New Members


New Members

Mirror Me Perfect Selfie Photobooth
PO Box 189
Farmington, MN 55024


ProTec Environmental Consultants, Inc.
1829 Faro Lane
Mendota Heights, MN 55118


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



Awesome Companies Renewed Members


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota – 42 years
MFC Properties Corporation
– 40 years
Thomson Reuters
– 36 years
Fairview Ridges Hospital
– 32 years
Acu-Chiropractic Wellness Center P.A.
– 23 years
Buffalo Wild Wings
– Eagan – 10 years
Prime Therapeutics
– 6 years
Dakota Law, P.L.L.C.
– 5 years
Lone Oak Grill
– 4 years
Von Hanson’s Meats of Rosemount, Inc.
– 4 years
Talecris Plasma Resources, Inc.
– 2 years



Update Membership Files, Company Changes
Post your News, Hot Deals and Job Openings

Log in by entering your username (email) and password to gain access to your company's member site to update information and take advantage of all the marketing tools that are included with your membership. 



Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn