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Why School Openings Matter to Your Business

Why School Openings Matter to Your Business

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Now that the Governor has put in a dial so to speak for schools, the following article brings up an employer situation which is dependent upon which school opening scenario the district you live in must take as well as parents now have options to school completely online.  It is worth a quick […]

DEED Call Notes 7/30/2020

DEED Call Notes 7/30/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Today on the Thursday DEED conference call, there are answers about everything from notary, tax penalties, golf carts, coworkers in same car, private social gatherings and much more. Check these answers out as these are from the Governor’s Commissioners and really rule. —SBRG awardees named by cities (website) —Chamber Mask Disbursement —Licenses, working […]

Data About MN’s Workforce Index, Job Trends, Consumer & Business Spending, & More

Data About MN’s Workforce Index, Job Trends, Consumer & Business Spending, & More

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: The Minnesota Chamber has just created a DASHBOARD which puts all the impact numbers in front of you from about every measure you can imagine. Before you make decisions for your organization through this crisis, check out the numbers and graphs.  For example we were surprised how fast the rate of bankruptcy is falling.  We […]

Gov. Walz Announces Plan For Opening MN Schools

Gov. Walz Announces Plan For Opening MN Schools

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE:  Below is a link to the detail but this afternoon, the Governor announced his education plan for students in the fall. Their SAFE LEARNING MODEL will have 3 levels of models:  IN PERSON, DISTANCE LEARNING and HYBRID OF THE TWO. It will depend on local data. If there are 10 positive cases of COVID per 10,000 […]

Free Face Masks for Businesses; Chamber to Distribute

Free Face Masks for Businesses; Chamber to Distribute

The Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and the Governor will be sending 4 million masks to all Chambers statewide next week. They clearly stated that the masks are for businesses who primarily face the public. The masks are intended for customers and clients who come to your business and forgot their mask. The […]

DEED Call Notes 7/23/2020

DEED Call Notes 7/23/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Today’s notes from DEED are very specific about masks, grants and help for small businesses. TODAY OUR CHAMBER LEARNED WE WILL RECEIVE OUR SHIPMENT ON TUESDAY OF 24,000 1X USE MASKS. WE WILL INFORM YOU ON MONDAY AS TO THE LOCATION AND QUANITIES ALLOWED FOR BUSINESSES TO PICK UP. WE WILL HAVE PICK UP ON […]

Dakota County Grants $10 Million in COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses

Dakota County Grants $10 Million in COVID-19 Relief to Small Businesses

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: A few weeks ago, we published in Apple Slices a letter sent to our County Commissioners written by Hastings, Apple Valley, Burnsville and River Heights Chambers of Commerces together. While our voices for business were not the only voices, we think collectively we are the most important voice and we appreciate all that […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Mask Requirement for Your Business

Everything You Need to Know About the Mask Requirement for Your Business

Last night we received this MASK GUIDANCE FROM DEED CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER.  We think it will clear up any confusion.  The first document on Guidance really addresses it.  The second document has even more specifics on how to handle a refusing customer and more the mechanics of the situation.  Both documents offer some industry specific information.  We hope […]

FAQ For Businesses on Facial Coverings Executive Order

FAQ For Businesses on Facial Coverings Executive Order

Apple Valley Chamber Note: In a new Executive Order, the Governor has mandated masks to be worn in all indoor public places and outdoors when waiting in lines. Read the following carefully. It is directly from the Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and answers specific questions about the ED as it relates to businesses. […]

Governor Walz Special Session Update

Governor Walz Special Session Update

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: These notes will update you on both the progress of the special session, the stalemate of the bonding bill and the Governor’s Press conference yesterday afternoon. Masks should be announced this week and school opening procedures next week.  We hope this helps keep you informed.   NOTES Special Session Today The second Special Session […]