Business Calendar for the week of May 5

To submit items for the Business Calendar, email: [email protected].

Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce events:
• Friday, May 5, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Cinco de Mayo Gala, GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St. W., Apple Valley. Reservations required. Information: Fabiana at [email protected].

• Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., State of the City Address with Mayor Mary, Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. Cost: $20 per person, $15 for students; pay at the door. RSVP required. Information: Fabiana at [email protected].

• Wednesday, May 10, 5-7 p.m., Business After Hours, Uponor Training Center, 5925 148th St. W., Apple Valley. Free. Information: Fabiana at [email protected].

Burnsville Chamber of Commerce events:
• Wednesday, May 10, 8-9 a.m., AM Coffee Break, Firefly Credit Union, 1400 Riverwood Drive, Burnsville. Free. Information: Tricia Andrews at [email protected].

• Thursday, May 11, 3-4 p.m., ribbon cutting, Edward Jones – Greg Lein, 200 Highway 13 W., Suite 120, Burnsville. Information: Tricia Andrews at [email protected].

• Tuesday, May 16, 4-10:45 p.m., Burnsville Night with the Minnesota Twins. Information: Tricia Andrews at [email protected].

• Thursday, May 18, 8-9:30 a.m., Burnsville Area Employers Breakfast, The Original Pancake House, 14351 Nicollet Court, Burnsville. Topic: Engaging young and diverse employees in your workplace. Cost: $15. Information: Tricia Andrews at [email protected].

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce events:
• Friday, May 5, 7:30-9 a.m., Legislative Breakfast: Tim Pawlenty, The Commons on Marice, 1380 Marice Drive, Eagan. Pawlenty will share his perspectives of the current state of the country and of Minnesota. He is currently the CEO and president of Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington, D.C.-based, industry roundtable advocacy group. He served as Minnesota’s 39th governor from 2003-11. Cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Registration required. Information: 651-452-9872 or [email protected].

• Monday, May 8, 11-11:30 a.m., Meet the Chamber, Valleywood Golf Club, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley. For new and prospective members. Free. RSVP required. Information: 651-452-9872 or [email protected].

• Monday, May 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Good Day Dakota County, Valleywood Golf Club, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley. Bill Blazar from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Maura Donovan, University of Minnesota economic development director, will discuss the contributions of immigrants to the development and growth of Minnesota’s economy. Registration required. Cost: $25 chamber members, $40 nonmembers; $220 series pass. Information: 651-452-9872 or [email protected].

• Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-6 p.m., groundbreaking ceremony for Westview Park Apartments/Rooftop 252, 252 Westview Drive, West St. Paul. Groundbreaking at 3:45 p.m. Information: Lori Oelrich at [email protected].

• Wednesday, May 10, 8-9 a.m., Farmington Business Council, Anchor Bank, 324 Oak St., Farmington. Larry Lewis with Dakota County Technical College will present information on DCTC’s Customized Training and Continuing Education programs with a focus on manufacturing, health care, transportation, business and IT. Free. RSVP required. Information: 651-452-9872 or [email protected].

• Thursday, May 11, 8-9 a.m., Coffee Break, SPIRE Credit Union, 1251 Town Centre Drive, Eagan. Open to all DCRC members. Free. Information: Emily Corson at 651-288-9202 or [email protected].

• Thursday, May 11, 3-4 p.m. ribbon cutting, Sprint by Universal Wireless, 1992 Rahncliff Road, Eagan. Information: Lori Oelrich at [email protected].

• Friday, May 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., ribbon cutting, Piada Italian Street Food, 3333 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Information: Lori Oelrich at [email protected].

Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce events:
• Friday, May 5, 7:30-8 a.m., Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, McGuire Middle School. Information: Amy Green at 952-469-2020 or [email protected].

• Friday, May 5, 2 p.m., ribbon cutting, Lakeville Family Pet Clinic, 17510 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville. Information: Shanen Corlett or Amy Green at 952-469-2020 or [email protected].

• Friday, May 5, 3 p.m., groundbreaking ceremony, Agape Mechanical, 21450 Humboldt Court (by Dakota Truck). Information: Tim Roche at 952-469-2020 or [email protected].

• Wednesday, May 10, Tourism Lunch & Awards, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Holiday Inn & Suites, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville. Speaker: Maureen Bausch, CEO of Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Cost: $25. RSVP to Jeanne Hutter at 952-469-2020 or [email protected].

Encourage Her Network events:
• Monday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Signature Women’s Networking Luncheon, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 3200 E. 81st St., Bloomington. “How to Create Shared Success” with Rhoda Olsen, president and CEO of Great Clips. Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers ($60 at the door). Information/registration: encouragehernetwork.com.

Business Networking International events:
• Leads to Referrals Chapter of BNI meets 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Vivo Restaurant, 15435 Founders Lane, Apple Valley. Information: Helen Peterson, 952-412-0265.