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The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce and Lakeville Area School District 194 are excited to announce the first Young Entrepreneurs Academy in the state of Minnesota!

YEA! is a groundbreaking program that will take Lakeville students (grades 6 – 8) through the process of starting a launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims at teaching students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job.

Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce

The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping businesses, both large and small, expand and become more involved in the community. We know that networking is a crucial part of expansion, which is why becoming a chamber member will benefit your business and broaden your cliental horizon. Our multiple networking opportunities every month appeal to the interests of various businesses and give our members a sense of belonging in Lakeville.

Our many years of experience as a Chamber have given us the reputation of a sophisticated, goal-driven corporation. We care about our members, committees and the well-being of our community that continues to grow in size and quality.


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Welcome to the city of Lakeville. Our family-oriented community is located south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, within Dakota County. Encompassing 38 square miles, Lakeville offers a well-balanced atmosphere of planned development and managed growth, coupled with respect for our rural history and appreciation of our surroundings. Beautiful natural settings and a convenient location have made Lakeville one of the fastest-growing cities in the metro area. With a current population of over 50,000, our dynamic suburb strives for well-planned growth and high-quality commercial and residential development. Lakeville combines a peaceful and safe small-town atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to the metropolitan area. Excellent schools, an arts center and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the community spirit and quality of life that our residents enjoy.


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04/23/2014 - April 23, 2014 Anthony Wedo on Leadership

The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce is hosting Anthony Wedo, CEO of Ovation Brands (Old Country Buffet) on Wednesday April 24, 2014 who will be presenting on:

1. Leadership
2. How to identify your shortcomings
3. How to capitalize on negative aspects of your business
4. How hospitality can change your culture

With their rebranding efforts, Mr. Wedo is taking a Papa John's/Domino's Pizza approach. Like Papa John's, he will be the face of Old Country Buffet. Like Domino's Pizza, it will be "we haven't been as good as we could and we're going to do better".

Burnsville chamber has extended the invitation to our members to join them for this free event.

Event Location:
Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center)
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3pm Registration
3:30pm Anthony Wedo
4:15pm Q & A
5pm Social with Cash Bar

Those interested can RSVP at

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04/23/2014 - Marketing Membership Committee Meeting

Ensemble Creative & Marketing

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04/25/2014 - Business Education Committee Meeting

Business & Education Committee Meeting
Lakeville North High School
7:30 am - 8:30 am

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04/29/2014 - New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation
Chamber Conference Room
RSVP by April 28th

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04/29/2014 - Golf Committee Meeting

Golf Committee Meeting
Rudy's Redeye Grill

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