The Weekly Biz Buzz
Week of January 22nd
Tuesday, January 23 | Annual Meeting
Canterbury Park | 11:00 Am - 1:00 PM
Envision Shakopee Community Workshop

As the Envision Shakopee process continues to narrow in on the community's vision for Shakopee in 2040, the City of Shakopee invites the community to help them further refine how to bring that vision to life.

Join on Tuesday, Jan. 30 for the second Envision Shakopee Community Workshop. At this event, they will take a deeper look into the community-identified needs and issues they have heard throughout the planning process and discuss some of Shakopee's unique opportunities to address them.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. Free child care and refreshments will be available.

At the workshop, community members will have the opportunity to participate with several interactive stations designed to open conversation and inspire visionary thinking about the future of Shakopee. You will get the chance to provide your ideas and priorities for the future of our community. There will be map activities and discussion stations that focus on specific topics and places in Shakopee. A presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.

Learn more about Envision Shakopee and find additional ways to participate online at
7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.

There are nearly  30 million small businesses in the United States, but only  half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.

With LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth. Here are seven ways to grow your business using LinkedIn.


Congratulations to Reflections Dance Academy on opening their new studio in Downtown Shakopee!

Anne has a passion for dance and by following her dream, she has opened her own studio. Opening in late August, Reflections Dance Academy offers both competition and recreational dance, and soon to come is ballroom dancing. Stop by her new studio and say hi.

Boutique-O to Fight Cancer

Join with Shelly's Boutique to help fight against Cancer on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!

Win BIG Prizes!!!
GRAND Prize:  $100 Gift Card to Shelly's Boutique

First game will be played at 6:30 PM.
$20 Entry fee
Drinks and Appetizers Provided

Reds, Whites & Brews - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Join us for your all-access pass to taste some of Minnesota's best wine & craft beers on Friday, March 9th!

You will enjoy entertainment by Duelly Noted (dueling pianos), enjoy amazing wine & craft beers, take part in the live auction, and enter for a chance to win a Wall of Wine - all  while helping fundraise for Chamber programs. 
Included in your tickets is unlimited samples from the  beer and wine  vendors, delicious food & amazing entertainment from Duelly Noted.

Advance General Admission: $75 | At the Door: $85

VIP Tickets: $100 - only 75 available
VIP samples from the vendors, VIP food, 2 drink tickets, private performance and meet & greet with Duelly Noted

Leadership Shakopee 2018

Registration is now available for Leadership Shakopee 2018. 

Join with other business leaders around Shakopee for a six-month program that informs leaders about the critical inner workings of our community.

During the seven sessions, the class will participate in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders - and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement. 

"Leadership Shakopee is an amazing program and a true asset to our community.  It is well worth the time commitment and I highly recommend the program."  
Kevin L. Bonney, CFRE
Executive Director,  Saints Foundation

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 16


Do you have a job opening or hot deal? Please login to the Chamber's Member Information Center to get it posted!
February Wake Up With Shakopee
hosted at
Thursday, February 1
7:30 - 9:00 AM
950 W. Vierling Dr, Shakopee
Join us for coffee & donuts at HomeTown Bank as we celebrate the opening of their 2nd location in Shakopee (next to Hy-Vee)

Ribbon Cutting at 8:15 AM

Chamber Annual Meeting | Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Canterbury Park 

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau invites you to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Erik Therwanger, ThinkGREAT
Achieve Generational Excellence - Millennials are NOT Your Leadership Challenge! 

Chamber Discount: $30
General Admission: $40
Table Sponsor: $250

Leadercast 2018 | May 4

Friday, May 4
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
River Valley Church - Shakopee

Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership seminar in the world, creating an epic leadership experience. Here you'll hear from some of the most recognized leaders in the world and network with other aspiring leaders in our community as we simulcast the event live from Atlanta. 

Shakopee has been selected as the premiere host-site for the metro southwest area of the Twin Cities. 

Meets every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday |  Click here for more info

Executive & Business Owners Roundtable
Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more
Abbie Siljendahl
Events & Communications Director
Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau
1801 East County Road 101
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:  952.445.1660
Give us a call today!