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Weekly Update January 25, 2016

Haley Luckraft
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Home Federal Savings and Bank 
Ambassadors met with Scott Swenson and Travis Jensen of Home Federal Savings Bank in Eagan. Check them out at www.justcallhome.com.
 
Simon Says Give
Ambassadors visit with Dina Simon – President and Board Chairman of Simon Says Give. Check out this great organization at
  

Keep it Local for Lunch @ Mississippi Pub
February 9th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Mississippi Pub, 4455 – 66th St. East, IGH
 
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River Heights Chamber of Commerce and Progress Plus Annual Meeting
Thursday February 18, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights
Join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking while we honor our leaders of 2015, welcome our new Chairman for 2016 and share accomplishments and goals for the Chamber in the New Year! The 2016 Business of the Year and the 2015 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award will be announced and honored during this event, don’t miss it!
Lester Bagley will be our featured speaker. Bagley is currently in his 11th year as the Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President. He helped secure financing for the Vikings new stadium. Come and hear some of the finishing touches they will do to get it ready for the 2016 season.
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Looking Ahead to Members Events
Another Food Fight!
Great Neighbors’ Food Fight

cards on sale for $25 each.

Cards can be purchased on-site at Neighbors, Inc. or on line at: neighborsmn.org/events.
Redeem the card at the participating restaurants during designated time frame and then vote on line using your card code for your favorite. The winning restaurant will be announced in April.
Participating Restaurants:
                 B-52 Burgers and Brew (b52burgersandbrew.com)
                 Cherokee Tavern (cherokeetavern.com)
                 Jersey’s Bar & Grill (jerseysbar.com)
                 Mississippi Pub (mississippipub.com)
                 5-8 Grill & Tap (5-8club.com)
Cards are redeemable at participating restaurants between February 1st & March 20th, 2016
The proceeds from card sales will benefit Neighbors, Inc. to support their emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs including the food shelf and Clothes Closet.
Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, social service agency serving Northern Dakota County.

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Weekly Update January 4, 2016

Haley Luckraft
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The River Heights Chamber of Commerce Welcomes 2016 Chairman of the Board, Brian MacKenzie of FASTSIGNS Inver Grove Heights

Brian MacKenzie

 The River Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors adopted the following guiding principles for 2016:
  1. We strive to provide proactive promotion of all our member organizations and the local business community.
  2. Together, our business representatives drive the Chamber’s advocacy, economic development, and programming initiatives.
  3. We bring the local business perspective to community conversations and to our local and state leaders.
  4. Our diverse business community is stronger with the Chamber leading as a unified, one-stop resource.
  5.  The River Heights region can thrive when our local, state, and national marketplaces function free of mandates and with government transparency.
Minnesota’s retirement population is about to explode. Are we ready?
From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS: By some standards — in particular, those of AARP — Minnesota is the best place to retire in the country. Soon we’ll get the chance to put that distinction to the test: The “Roaring Twenties” of the 20th century will become the “Retiring Twenties” of the 21st. Starting in 2020 and lasting through 2030, for every one person of “working age” added to the Twin Cities metro area population, there will be 21 people added over the age of 65, according to Metropolitan Council data. That bears repeating: 21 retirees added to the metro area for every incoming person age 25 to 64. For 10 years. This will lead to a staggering demographic shift: One that will nearly double the metro area’s elderly population by 2040, when more than 1 in 5 people will be retired.
Chamber 101
Wednesday January 13, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
 
Are you wondering how to get the most out of your membership? Then this program is for you! Join us for one hour to:
· Meet our staff and other members
· Discover all the opportunities available to you
· Network and socialize with other businesses
Great learning opportunity for:
· Any member interested in getting more from their Chamber membership
· New members

· New staff or new business representatives of Chamber members

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. RSVP to maggie@riverheights.com requested!

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River Heights Chamber of Commerce and Progress Plus Annual Meeting
Thursday February 18, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights
Join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking while we honor our leaders of 2015, welcome our new Chairman for 2016 and share accomplishments and goals for the Chamber in the New Year! The 2016 Business of the Year and the 2015 Forrest Glewwe Visions of Excellence Award will be announced and honored during this event, don’t miss it!
Lester Bagley will be our featured speaker. Bagley is currently in his 11th year as the Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President. He helped secure financing for the Vikings new stadium. Come and hear some of the finishing touches they will do to get it ready for the 2016 season.

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