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If you don’t have lunch plans, join some of your fellow members for lunch today! It’s easy, it’s casual, it’s lunch with new friends!

THIS Friday, 8am, Zoom

Friday is our monthly Access & Issues Group meeting. This month we will be getting an update from City Administrator, Justin Miller, and County Commissioner, Mary Liz Holberg, regarding City and County budgets. If you would like to join the Zoom meeting – to participate or just listen, email me for the meeting link.  

Thank you for 75 years! Watch the bloopers too!

Thank you to the members who helped us celebrate 75 years with this little video! We played it to kick off the 2024 Annual Dinner last week. Photos coming soon.

Thank you sponsors & congratulations winners!

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Love this annual tradition...

Thank you to our friends at 360 Communities for hosting their annual multi-chamber coffee connection. It is always fun to catch up with our friends in other communities, and to hear how 360 is supporting our communities in so many ways. Thank you to all who brought donations - we collected over 300 pounds of food!

March is MN Food Share month. Here are some fun ways you and your office can help with the largest food and food drive of the year!

Earned Sick & Safe Recording

LINK to recording.

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Here is a new 45-minute webinar on earned sick and safe time (ESST). Thank you to the Dakota Scott Workforce Board for coordinating and to Anita Drentlaw of New Market Bank for moderating.

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Amazon has the updated labor law posters. Click image to get link.

Congratulations Zach!

Congratulations, Zach Johnson. A very well deserved honor. Zach is a good friend to the Chamber – he has spoken in classrooms, mentored students, presented at Good Morning Lakeville, and more. Click the image to see the short congratulations video from Zach’s colleagues, and family.

FYI from DEED…

New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

Now, through the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED’s) Employer Reasonable Accommodation Fund (ERAF) small to mid-sized Minnesota employers can request reimbursement for expenses related to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with disabilities.

What’s a Reasonable Accommodation?

Some examples of reasonable accommodations include ergonomic workstations, specialized software, captioning services, special equipment, and much more. The website and the ERAF staff can walk you through the kinds of accommodations covered by the fund.

Learn More

Do you have questions about reasonable accommodations? Do you need to know more about the ADA? The ERAF staff can answer questions, provide technical assistance, and provide more information about the fund and how it can help Minnesota businesses. 




February Edition

Dakota-Scott County

Teen Job Fair

This FREE in-person event will take place from 3p.m.- 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10th at the new Kaposia Library  in South St. Paul. This is a hiring event for seasonal, part time, and/or permanent employment. They are inviting local employers to participate in the event to staff a recruiting table. Employers will have the opportunity to connect with attendees, share information, and collect resumes/applications, and conduct on-site interviews. 

Participating employers MUST:

  • Hire a minimum age of 16.  Employers hiring younger than 16 are also encouraged to participate.
  • Offer a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment for youth of all abilities.
  • Must commit to participating the full duration of the event.

For questions and/or to register, contact Barb Napier or call 651-554-5955.  Space is limited. Registration deadline is March 15, 2024. This event is a partnership between the Dakota County Library, Dakota County Workforce Services/CareerForce, and Dakota County Social Services. 

Get to know your Ambassadors:

Denise Jacobson

Our Chamber Ambassadors give back so much of their time and talent to the Chamber and our business community. They attend events, write thank you notes, deliver membership and anniversary plaques, and more. Throughout the year we will highlight them. Make sure and say HI when you see them around! Our first Ambassador is…

Your Name:

Denise Jacobson


Associate Banker


BMO Bank

Your Specialty:

Women in Business, Community Building

Reason you like doing business in Lakeville:

I have lived in Lakeville since 2001.

Years as a Chamber Member:

28 years

Years as an Ambassador:

Just joined commi

Favorite thing about being a Lakeville Chamber member: Meeting and Building Relationships

Favorite go-to meal at one of our restaurants:

Good Ole Burger @ B-52

Favorite thing to do for fun around town:

Pan-O-Prog and Walk and Bike ride all the Trails.

Tourism Tidbit

Since the snow is lacking this year, come join us for a 5K trail run or hike and Canicross on Saturday, Feb 10th. Trails look and feel like fall, still covered by leaves, but no matter the condition it’s always trail therapy. Join us!

Saturday, Feb 10th


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