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DEED CALL NOTES 5/21/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Today’s conference clarifies much of what the Governor announced yesterday but you will find the Q & A portion particularly interesting as well as the many exceptions they haven’t thought out yet. Be sure to read. After announcing what can open June 1st, the following phases are only plans to be announced in the […]

Salons Open, Restaurants to Offer Outdoor Seating June 1

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: The Governor has opened outdoor dining for restaurants and bars with important restrictions and limitations beginning JUNE 1st. Their website has little info as of yet about the announcement a few minutes ago but KARE 11 HAS A LINK BELOW WHICH REALLY EXPLAINS IT. KARE 11, MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Tim Walz announced that on […]

Vivo Kitchen Closes

Like everyone else, we were very sad to learn that Vivo Kitchen will be closing its doors. In a statement made over the weekend, Vivo announced that they “have made the unbelievably difficult decision that VIVO will be closing its doors permanently on Sunday, May 24th. We will be offering curbside service this evening, Saturday, […]

Session Concludes, Work Still to be Done

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: Our Chamber has worked closely every week since early January in assisting the MN Chamber with issues and at the Capitol for your concerns. It will now go to a SPECIAL SESSION in early June. In addition, yesterday the Mayor and us discussed another concern in addition to these issues. There was very few bonding […]

Digital Resources Center: Industry-Specific Guidance for Reopening

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a Digital Resources Center that provides the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. These guidelines are very specific so check out your industry to see what changes will need to […]

Gathering at Warners’ Stellian at 6:50 am Including Korean War Veterans

When Jodi Kurtz, WARNERS’ STELLIAN Store Manager, Past Chamber Chair and present City Planning Commissioner came to work at 6:50 today, she had a crowd including Korean War Veterans. They said they used to always meet at McDonald’s everyday but since they can’t, they hoped they could meet at WARNERS’ STELLIAN NEXT DOOR, Jodi said “Of […]

Guidelines for Retailers Preparing to Re-Open

In good news for consumers and retailers, retail stores including stores and malls/shopping centers can re-open to guests on May 18 following Governor Walz issuance of Executive Order 20-56 May 13. The Minnesota Retailers Association worked with DEED Commissioner Steve Grove and a retail roundtable workgroup (representing retailers, chambers of commerce, associations, and other stakeholders) on re-open […]

DEED Call Notes 5/14/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: This is much clearer clarification to the Governor’s EO last night allowing more to open. Here is quick Table of Contents to quickly know what applies to your business. QUICK SUMMARY (Details below) GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REOPENING MOST OF ECONOMY —Keep working at home —Protect workers from retaliation, let wear own PPE —Extends […]

Update Your Google Business Profile

If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers. You can provide updates about your business to customers such as: Your adjusted hours of operation, for instance if you close early. If your business services are experiencing delays. Extra services you are […]