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Who’s On the River Heights Chamber’s Most Wanted List? How Can You Help?

Nicole Bengtson
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Business Ideas, Editorials, Event News, Marketing

Click on the image to see the Top 10 Most Wanted Businesses in Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul to apprehend during the River Heights Chamber’s Most Wanted Membership Campaign and learn the Top 5 Reasons to Join the Chamber!

Have a hot lead? Report any info to the Chamber Tipline at 651.451.2266 ext. 1032 or email here!

About River Heights Chamber of Commerce
The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is a business organization who aggressively promotes the interests of the business communities of Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul. The organization is volunteer-driven and strives to attract and retain businesses to keep the business community thriving. The River Heights Chamber continues to provide value-added opportunities for all members. Visit our website www.riverheights.com to learn more!

Read more about what businesses can get from a Chamber of Commerce here.

10,000 Business Grant – Dakota County Business Recycling Grant

Nicole Bengtson
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Advocacy & Public Policy, Business Ideas, Editorials, Marketing

The County is currently offering almost any business in Dakota County up to $10,000 plus technical assistance and training to employees, for companies to increase recycling, renovate their dumpster enclosures, purchase new bins, or begin collecting organics for composting.

“I truly can’t think of a down-side to this grant,” says Cassandra Schueller, Recycling Coordinator for Dakota County. The County partnered with Waste Wise which is an organization that helps businesses reach their diversion goals.

Show your stakeholders and community you’re committed to a healthier environment.

Your business plays an important role in helping keep our air, water and land clean. A robust recycling program says you mean business when it comes to conserving our natural resources and demonstrating your organization’s commitment to sustainability and your community. And, recycling more may help your bottom line.

For most businesses in Dakota County it’s the law to recycle at least three materials such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics including food waste and non-recyclable paper.

Dakota County has resources to help your business – check them out here: BusinessRecyclingProgramHandout

Learn more about the Dakota County Business Recycling Program Grant here

Public Comment Period for Dakota County’s Draft Solid Waste Master Plan: Now to Dec 1.

Nicole Bengtson
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Advocacy & Public Policy, Editorials

From Environmental Resources Department, Dakota County Physical Development Division:

Dakota County is developing its Solid Waste Master Plan to identify strategies to achieve state goals, including a 75 percent recycling rate by 2030.  The County is accepting comments on the draft plan through December 1.

The draft Dakota County Solid Waste Master Plan is now available for your review. Residents, businesses, municipalities, schools, and waste industry representatives are invited to provide comments on the Draft Master Plan through December 1. Dakota County would like to hear from businesses and organizations specifically about proposed trash and recycling strategies

 Comments can be:

  • Emailed to wasteless@co.dakota.mn.us, or
  • Mailed to Dakota County Environmental Resources Department, Attn: Renee Burman, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124

The draft plan includes educational, financial and regulatory approaches to implement a variety of tactics and increases accountability among all stakeholders. Strategies in the draft plan were developed based on feedback gathered during the County’s stakeholder engagement process, and incorporate required approaches identified in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Metropolitan Solid Waste Policy Plan.  More than 1,500 residents, business and industry representatives, cities and schools officials, and other stakeholders provided input on solid waste issues and potential strategies over the past year.