October 4, 2021

South Of The River Virtual Hiring Event

Thursday, October 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet online with over 25 south metro employers to learn about their companies and job openings. Share your resume and profile, and talk via text and video to explore a fit. Register here.
2021 Economic Summit

Thursday, November 18
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

You are invited to attend this annual forum that examines Minnesota’s economy and the political landscape that influences how businesses can keep and grow jobs throughout the state. Click to register.
SBA Training Opportunities & Business Resources

Take a look at training opportunities and business resources available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.
Thank You, Goldsmith Eye Care!

Thank you to Goldsmith Eye Care for their generous donation of Good Night Shakopee books to Sweeney Elementary School. Also, a special thanks to the author and illustrator of Good Night Shakopee, Christopher Straub, for stopping by to talk about his wonderful book and what went into creating it. Please contact the Shakopee Chamber for information on donating Good Night Shakopee books to Shakopee Schools at 952-445-1660 or info@shakopee.org.
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Have The Next Generation Of Leaders Support Your Project!

Shakopee High School’s Science and Technology Academy-Technological Innovations Course has eager 11th and 12th grade students that would benefit from real-world experience by assisting with your business project! Shakopee High School is seeking businesses to support the upcoming Technological Innovation AP course.

*Students will have 6 weeks to apply their skills and expertise to the benefit of your business! At the same time, you can provide insight into your business.

*The course is set to start on Nov. 15th and then will run again starting Jan. 31st.

*The Shakopee High School team will be there to support your business and ensure that time investment is manageable, and impact is positive for all involved.

*Prerequisites for the class include background in one of these areas: AP Computer Science Principles, Cyber Security, Energy and Power Generation, Environmental Sustainability, AP Environmental Science Program of Study: All Science and Technology Programs of Study.

Email Elizabeth Duehr, Academy Lead, to express interest or learn more!
Thank you to the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce for hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion and opening of our new headquarters! Greystone has been proud to call Shakopee home since 1987 and we greatly appreciate the support from the Shakopee Chamber, the City, and the Shakopee community over the past 34 years!

Working To End Child Abuse & Neglect Together

Hello Shakopee Chamber Members!
We are so excited for this opportunity to introduce ourselves and get to know you better! Together WE CAN (Work to End Child Abuse and Neglect) is a community-driven movement with the bold goal of ending child maltreatment within a generation. Together WE CAN is working to expand access to services, provide resources in times of need, and build a network of support for children and families in Scott County. We know that when parents do better, their kids do better, and we all play a part in ensuring Scott County is an equitable place where all children and families are safe and thriving.

We invite you to engage in this work with us. Here are three things you can do right now to support families:

1) Learn more about Family Resource Center locations and programs!

2) Help build programs for Scott County dads by sharing our Fatherhood Survey with your networks!

3) Join the Together WE CAN movement! 

We look forward to connecting with you and your colleagues and would be happy to schedule some time to meet and discuss opportunities to partner in this work.
Please email Caitlin Judd, Project Coordinator, for more information.
Register Now For The 2022 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is about going deeper into leadership development. It is a customized program built on investing in leaders with a curriculum rooted in application and results. Participants can expect to learn enhanced skills that are relevant in today's workplace and gain a deeper self-awareness of strengths and opportunities. Dr. Scott Morell, EdD - President and & Consultant with Rebar Leadership - will facilitate all sessions of the academy. The first session will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
The Shakopee Chamber Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for Leadership Academy. Click here for information and guidelines.
Upcoming Chamber Events
*** THIS WEEK! ***
October Membership Luncheon
Pablo's Mexican Restaurant
Thursday, October 7

Be sure to bring your 60-second “commercial" detailing your business, a product offering, or an upcoming special event. (And bring plenty of business cards for networking!)
Ribbon Cutting
Novus Home Mortgage
Wednesday, October 27

Help us welcome Jeff Winship and his business, Novus Home Mortage, to Shakopee.
November Membership Luncheon
Hampton Inn
Thursday, November 4

Heather Hoagland, Executive Director, Scott County Historical Society, will talk about the Shakopee Riverfront Cultural Trail.
Wake Up With Shakopee
Benedictine Windermere Way
Wednesday, November 10

Enjoy your morning coffee and take advantage of this opportunity to network with other professionals. Plus, learn about our host during a short presentation.
Holiday Fest
Downtown Shakopee
Friday, December 4, 2021

Holiday Fest kicks-off the holiday season with a holiday market, pictures with Santa, a walk-through parade, tree lighting, and fireworks!
Reds, Whites & Brews
Canterbury Park
Friday, March 18, 2022

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun while savoring samples from some of the best local wineries and breweries. 
Women's Event
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Thursday, May 19, 2022

This event encourages professional and personal development through inspiring speakers and meaningful networking opportunities.