MEMBER BUSINESSES REPRESENTED
Have you seen the Employee Retention Tax Credit Commercials? Do you wonder if it applies to you and your company? Watch this short vide to get the facts and figure out how you should proceed. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.
Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.
Get to know potential tax increases being proposed in the 2023 MN legislative session with expert Beth Kadoun, VP of Tax & Fiscal Policy for the MN Chamber of Commerce. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.
Hear an overview of the 2023 State Legislative Session from Laura Bordelon, Senior VP of Advocacy with The MN Chamber. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County
Hear from CPA Scott Kadrlik on what the proposed increase in capital gains tax could mean for small businesses. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.
Hear from Hastings Highschool Career & College Coordinator on how to post a summer job that will attract students. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.
Get an overview of what, who, when, where & NOW WHAT with expert Laurn Schothorst on MN Mandated Paid Leave programs. Presented by Chamber Coalition of Dakota County.See More
The Dakota County State of the County Address was held at the County Building in Hastings as part of the "Backstage Pass". 5 Chambers joined together including The Chambers of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville and River Heights Chambers of Commerce through our joint partnership called Chamber Coalition of Dakota County (CCDC). Opening and closing remarks and priorities were presented by Liz Workman, Commissioner of Burnsville and County Commissioner Chair for 2023.
We thank all our many Apple Valley Chamber members as well as Apple Valley City and City council members who joined us. Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland (Apple Valley and Rosemount) was a co-hosting Commissioner with the others. Presentations were given by our new County Attorney Kathy Keena who replaced Jim Backstrom who had been County Attorney for nearly 40 years as well as a presentation by new Sheriff Joe Leko who replaced Tim Leslie as County Sheriff. Subjects were on such eye-opening topics of rising crime, drugs (in particular fentanyl police seizures), mental health, jails, duties and mandates. Other issues included future goals of roads, staffing and other transportation projects.
The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County is a partnership of the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville, and River Heights Chambers of Commerce to advocate for, support, connect, and promote the businesses in our communities.
The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County was proud to support our local Dakota County businesses who received honors last week at the annual Dakota/Scott Workforce Development Board Annual Award Celebration. The afternoon, hosted at the Ames Center in Burnsville, included lunch and a keynote from local author, speaker and sports broadcaster, Joe Schmidt. The Chamber Coalition of Dakota County is a partnership of the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Hastings, Lakeville, and River Heights Chambers of Commerce to advocate for, support, connect, and promote the businesses in our communities.
The commissionors appreciated our attendence and asked for a group photo.
Left: Commissioner Joe Atkins, Commissioner Bill Droste (was Rosemount Mayor and new Commissioner), Colleen Roth President River Heights Chamber, Krista Jech President Lakeville Chamber, Commissioner MaryLiz Holberg, Commissioner Liz Workman, Jennifer Harmening President Burnsville Chamber, Commissioner Laurie Halverson, Ed Kearney President Apple Valley Chamber, Commissioner Mary Hamann-Roland with continuing partnership handshake), Commissioner Mike Slavik, Kristy Barse President Hastings Chamber
Tom Hauser, Chief Political Reporter for channel 5 KSTP, moderated the issue forum with Senate and House majority and minority leaders.
Even though the 2022 congressional election has concluded, we've made a deliberate choice to keep the videos from our candidate forum on our website. This decision is driven by our commitment to transparency and the ongoing educational value these forums provide. The dialogues captured in these videos not only serve as an insightful historical record of the candidates' positions and the key issues of that time, but they also play a pivotal role in preparing our community and future candidates for upcoming elections.
Paula Overby of the "Legalize Marijuana" party drew 3.3% of the votes, but died approximately one month before the election.