September 21st, 2020
President Trump Proclaims National Small Business Week September 20-26
 
"During National Small Business Week, we celebrate the resolve and ingenuity of American businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers. America’s small businesses are at the very core of our Nation’s identity and prosperity, and this week we pay tribute to these patriots for their contributions to our Nation’s economy and culture." Click here to read President Trump's proclamation in its entirety.
Get Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card!
 
Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card will get you great deals at local restaurants, stores, & establishments while supporting our business community as they continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Over $100 in savings! Discounts can be used multiple times through 5/31/21.

Discount Cards are just $25 each! Buy your card online and have it mailed to you. Click on the button below for a list of participating businesses and the deals they are offering.
Episode #12 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast features Christie Larson and Katie Schauman with the Southern Valley Alliance. During this episdoe we discuss the founding of the Southern Valley Alliance and how it has evolved over the years, the issue of domestic violence in society, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected domestic violence in the community, what services and programs the Southern Valley Alliance offers, how many people the Southern Valley Alliance helps each year, and how people can get involved.
Don't miss a single podcast - a new one drops each Thursday! You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts or you can subscribe to our podcast at:

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Podcast Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Quarterly Platinum sponsorships are available, as well as 30-second commercials (both audio and visual). Podcast videos will be hosted and boosted on Facebook with a reach of approximately 10,000 weekly. Click the links below for more info. Email the Chamber or call 952-445-1660 to secure your promotional opportunity!
Chamber President Angie Whitcomb Elected To Board For Association Of Chamber Of Commerce Executives

Congratulations to Angie Whitcomb on being elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, VA-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce. Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent more than 50 organizations, including many of the world’s largest and most influential regional chambers of commerce.

Whitcomb assumed the president role at the Shakopee Chamber in 2010, and has since transformed the organization into a strong advocacy partner representing over 2,000 companies and 25,000 jobs in Shakopee.

“We are pleased to welcome Angie to the ACCE Board of Directors,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, president & CEO of ACCE. “She joins the organization’s volunteer leadership at a time when the role of chambers of commerce has never been more critical. In these unprecedented times, her expertise will help our volunteer leadership address today’s most pressing challenges, reimagine chambers and shape the future of our work.”

The mission of ACCE is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE identifies and analyzes trends affecting communities, shares best practices, and develops benchmarking studies, in addition to providing other tools to help chamber leaders manage and improve operations at their organization.
Job Opening

Air-Pure Systems

Primary duty is assembly line production of electronic and media air cleaners. Related tasks may include following detailed instructions accurately; use of hand and power tools; floor jack operation; loading and unloading supplied materials and finished products; light paperwork tasks; and inspection and testing of production materials or parts.
SBA Training Opportunities

Take a look at the most current training opportunities available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.