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Check out everything the DCR Chamber of Commerce has to offer in the Membership Packet.

Have additional question regarding membership? Please reach out to Andrea Kielb, Director of Membership and Growth at or call 612-464-4479

Benefits of Membership

The mission of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce is to be the influential regional voice that champions promotion and improvement of the business environment, cultivating vibrant regional and local communities.

Joining a chamber of commerce can offer numerous benefits for your businesses, including:

  • Networking Opportunities: Membership provides access to a network of potential partnerships, serving as a community to support your business and share ideas.
  • Increased Credibility: Being part of a chamber can enhance your business's credibility, making it more attractive to consumers and potentially increasing your customer base.
  • Business Growth Support: Chambers often provide resources and support for professional development, helping businesses grow and thrive.
  • Marketing Resources: Chambers can be a valuable marketing resource, offering avenues like newsletters, websites, and social media to promote your business.
  • Community Involvement: Chambers play a key role in local economic planning and development, allowing businesses to contribute to the socioeconomic climate of their community.
    • With over 500 members and partners, the Chamber offers many ways to engage and develop business relationships.
    • Membership with the Dakota County Regional Chamber connects your business with sole-entrepreneurs, small businesses, large regional companies, non-profit organizations, city and regional partnerships.
    • Our DCR Chamber is listed as the 8th largest chamber in the State of Minnesota according to the MSPBJ Book of Lists. Dakota County is the 3rd largest county in Minnesota.
  • Areas of the chamber’s work:
    • Public Policy & Advocacy
    • Economic Development
    • Business Connections & Networking
    • Events & Programming
    • Workforce Development
    • DCR Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation

Don’t just take our word for it. Research Shows:

  • Consumers are 63% more likely to buy from a business that is a Chamber member.
  • Companies enjoy a 49% increase in consumer favorability rating for being a member of the Chamber.
  • Consumers are 73% more likely to be highly aware of a business if it is a member of the Chamber, and 68% more likely to think positively of its local reputation.
  • 7/10 consumers believe that being actively involved in the Chamber is an effective strategy for enhancing a business’ reputation and for demonstrating that it uses good business practices.

Source: Shapiro Group, Atlanta, GA

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