Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce
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September 24, 2018



















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





Jennifer Carnahan, Chairwomen
Republican Party of Minnesota (GOP)

Ken Martin, Chairman
Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
of Minnesota



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 community. For more details.



Lost Spur Event Center
2750 Sibley Memorial Highway
Eagan, MN 55121

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Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 8: 00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Introductions / Speakers
9:00 a.m. Wrap up

Contact Information:
Diane Mavis, Director of Programs and Events

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$25.00 for members
$45.00 for nonmembers
*Registration is required











Nomination Period Extended One Week 
Friday, September 28, 2018



The Planning Committee of the Business Excellence Awards has advised that due to exceptional demand the deadline for nominations has been extended. The closing deadline will be Friday, September 28, 2018; this allows more time for companies to send in their nominations for all categories.

For this event to be a success. 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 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 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.

Farmington City Council Forum was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, watch the video 



Networking at it's Best



Monday, September 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

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


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







Langer Construction Company – 61 years
Gopher Resource, LLC – 35 years
Coldwell Banker Burnet – 29 years
Houlihan’s – 21 years
Granite City Food & Brewery – 12 years
Huebsch Services – 11 years
Valley Staffing, Inc. – 4 years
Hy-Vee, Inc. – 2 years
Edward Jones – Heidi Olson – Financial Advisor – 2 years
Perfect Reflections Photography – 1 year




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