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Weekly Update October 19, 2015

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Karen Harbert from 21st Century Energy spoke at the US Chamber Government Affairs Conference

Karen Harbert Conference 2015

 

A private builder for Zip Rail?

A Minnesota-based transportation business has emerged as the possible private-sector answer to the Zip Rail funding question.
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Weekly Update October 12, 2015

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Grand Opening for our new District 197 Early Learning and Family Resource Center
1970 Christensen Avenue, West St. Paul
Dr. Nancy Allen-Mastro, Superintendent
ECFE Ribbon Cutting
Progress Plus Broker Tour
Progress Plus hosted Broker’s from across the metro area to showcase the new developments in South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights. Thank you to Wipaire for hosting the post tour reception!
2015 Progress Plus Broker Tour
College credit rules change draws ire from Minnesota lawmakers, educators
State lawmakers heard nearly four hours of passionate testimony Thursday from educators, parents and students who fear a recent policy change could endanger Minnesota’s two-decade history of high school students to taking college classes. Read the full article here.

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Weekly Update October 5, 2015

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Chamber Member Steve Doody inducted into Minnesota Old Timers Football Hall of Fame

Steve Doody MN Football Hall of Fame

Past River Heights Chamber Chairman,  Steve Doody, inducted into Minnesota Old Timers Football Hall of Fame.  He was recognized for his accomplishments on the field as well as his contributions to his community and local businesses.

 

Ambassador Visit with Ductech

Ductech Ambassador Visit 10-1-15

 

CoffeeNet: Delacy Automotive

coffeenet 10-1-15

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Weekly Update September 28th, 2015

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CoffeeNet at LaMettry’s Collision and Glass

Coffeenet 2 9-24-15

coffeenet 9-24-15

Fall Food Truck Day in IGH!
We had a great turn out at the community center with a lot of delicious choices for lunch. Thanks to all who attended!

Fall Food Truck Day 9-24-15

Fall Food Truck Day 2 9-24-15

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Weekly Update September 21, 2015

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Ambassador Visit: Comcast Business with Brian Richardson

 

Comcast Business- Brian Richardson 9-15-15

YMCA’s Sweet Taste of St. Paul 
Congratulations to Jon and Brenda Dietrich of Hardline Concrete and Masonry Inc. who won a raffle package at the YMCAs Sweet Taste of St. Paul!

Sweet Taste of St Paul Raffle Winner 9-17-15

Costly marijuana has Minnesota patients opting to buy illegally
Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program, some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it’s the only way they can afford it. To read the full article click here.

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Weekly Update: September 14, 2015

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Business Card Exchange 9-11-15
Sponsored by Simons Landscaping
Thanks to all who attended!
Business Card Exchange 9-11-15
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Working Families Agenda
 The Minneapolis City Council is considering a proposal called the “Working Families Agenda.” The proposal includes initiatives for paid sick and safe leave and predictive scheduling. We saw similar legislation introduced at the State Legislature last session – however, the policies proposed by the City have been drafted even more broadly than at the State Level. For example, the scheduling proposal mandates a 28-day schedule and the sick leave proposal includes the ability to carry accrued leave from one Minneapolis employer to another. The advocates have expressed a timeline for passage of the Agenda for the end of this year.  This issue is likely to come up in future legislative sessions so we would like to hear from you on how these policies would affect your business if it was passed statewide. For more information about the proposal click here. Please email your comments to Jennifer@riverheights.com

In August, Minnesota pulls in $113M in excess revenue

Robust corporate, sales and income tax receipts have led to another month where Minnesota’s revenues far exceeded forecaster expectations. To read the full article click here.

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Weekly Update: Week of September 7, 2015

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Ambassador Visit with Edward Jones- Ryan Key

Edward Jones is a full-service financial services firm offering a complete range of investments and services to individual investors and small businesses.
9-3-15 Edward Jones Ryan Keyoffice

Ambassador Visit with Paychex- Andrea Miller

Paychex, Inc. is a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.
9-3-15 Paychex Andrea Miller

Power Lunch!

“Bruce Nustad of the MN Retail Association presented steps to know about the Credit Card Liability Shift taking place in October at the monthly Power Lunch”.
9-2-15 Power Lunch

Get Started: NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say

A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. Read the full article here.

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Weekly Update- August 31, 2015

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South St. Paul Local Issues Meeting

Rep. Rick Hansen captured the South St. Paul Local Issues meeting chaired by Greg Genz of Wakota Landing, LLC. Both Local Issues meetings are open to the membership and full of valuable information!

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Thank You

Thank you to Don Heikkila of Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham for donating the Chamber’s Conference Room Wall Clock!

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State Fair Tickets!

Be a part of the Great Minnesota Get-Together! Or just go have some good food on a stick!

The Inver Grove Heights CVB is offering Chamber members and friends DISCOUNTED State Fair tickets for $10 per ticket! Stop in and pick yours up at the Chamber office before they run out. The Minnesota State Fair runs August 27-September 7th!

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Weekly Update- August 24, 2015

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The River Heights Chamber of Commerce Welcomed Whitney to the Staff on 8/18!

 

2015 Fall Event Task Force Meeting Tomorrow 8/25

The 2015 Chairman of the Fall Event Task force, Ruth Bader of Allrounder Remodeling, is looking for a few fun and creative volunteers!  Ruth has scheduled the first task force meeting for tomorrow, August 25 at 11:30 at the Chamber office and includes lunch. If you are interested in serving on this year’s task force, email jennifer@riverheights.com


The River Heights Chamber Night With the Saints was a Success!

Thank you to all who came out to CHS Field to cheer on the St. Paul Saints with the River Heights Chamber of Commerce on 8/18! The weather cooperated and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to CHS Inc., and Waterous Co. for partnering with the Chamber for this event.
Night with the Saints 2015
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Weekly Update – August 17, 2015

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Welcome Whitney Kaehr to the Staff!

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Whitney Kaehr to our team as the Office Administrative Assistant.  Whitney has 11 years of customer service experience, most recently with Sanford -Brown College as their receptionist and admissions support person.  Whitney will be responsible for:

Office Administration including managing equipment contracts, vendors and service plans, support and implement various events produced by the Chamber and Progress Plus Economic Development Foundation, managing ChamberMaster- the Chamber’s customer relationship database, supporting the Chamber’s committee work, and Chamber Communications.

Whitney’s first day is August 18 so please welcome her to our great Chamber family!

 

Seeking volunteers for the 2015 Fall Event Task Force

The 2015 Chairman of the Fall Event Task force, Ruth Bader of Allrounder Remodeling is looking for a few fun and creative volunteers!  Ruth has scheduled the first task force meeting on August 25 at 11:30 at the Chamber office and includes lunch.  We are looking for volunteers who are interested in serving on this year’s task force which plans the event from start to finish.  Ideas for this year’s event include an online auction, a motor coach tour of the twin cities breweries and distilleries, and a happy hour that goes on all night!  If you are interested in serving on this year’s task force, email jennifer@riverheights.com

 

Thank You to Senator James Metzen!

Senator James Metzen and Chamber Volunteers

Senator James Metzen and Chamber Volunteers

Minnesota Retailers Association (MnRA) recognized and thanked James Metzen for his leadership in the Minnesota Senate and support of retail jobs.  Throughout his tenure at the State Capitol, Metzen has supported first-work-experiences and careers offered by retailers in his local district and across the state.

 

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