Biz Buzz
October 5th, 2020
Ribbon Cutting At Best Cleaners At Bill's Toggery & Bill's Toggery’s New Tailor Shop

Wednesday, October 21
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for a ribbon cutting at Bill's Toggery to celebrate their completed remodeling of Best Cleaners and the opening of their new tailor shop! A catered lunch and refreshments will be served. Enjoy 20% off any regular price purchase.
2020 Candidate Debates

Tuesday, October 13
5:00 PM - Scott County Commissioners
6:00 PM - MN House District 55A
7:00 PM - MN Senate District 55
8:00 PM - Shakopee City Council

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting candidate debates. The debates will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and will also be available on those platforms after the event. You will also be able to find the video shortly after the event by going to Shakopee.org/resources/elections. We will update with livestream links before the event. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we will not have attendees at the event.
2019-2020 Legislative Voting Record

The Minnesota Chamber has released its 2019-2020 Legislative Voting Record ahead of the election. The Voting Record reports key votes on priority business community concerns. See how your legislators voted on top small business issues like taxes, health care, workplace mandates, transportation, workforce development, energy, and environment.
Tell The Minneapolis Fed How The Pandemic Continues To Impact Your Business

Due to the continued economic stress related to COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is tracking the ongoing effects on businesses across the Ninth District, a region that includes Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, parts of Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They are partnering with state and local chambers of commerce, economic development associations, and other business groups in each state to collect your feedback.

Please take this 5-minute survey to help the Minneapolis Fed better understand conditions that shape monetary policy. Along with other business voices from across the Ninth District, your input will help the Federal Reserve System shape monetary policy to help businesses weather this economic shock. If you get this survey from multiple sources, please respond to the survey only once.

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.
Renewing Chamber Members
 
Thank you to the following businesses for your continued support of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. With your support, we can continue our mission of growing Shakopee's business community through advocacy, membership programming, and economic development.

American Family Insurance - Nick Atkinson & Assoc.
Bravis Modern Street Food LLC
Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, LLC
Canterbury Park
Culver's of Shakopee
CurbSide Landscape & Irrigation
Dahlen Sign Company
Dangerfield's
Enestvedt & Christensen, LLP
Hennen's Auto Service Center
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Hy-Vee
Kennedy Transmission
Kubes Realty, Inc.
The Landing
Marcus Shakopee Cinema
Maxx Spa & Nails
McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
MicroSource LLC
Mid-America Festivals
My Appliance Source
Prime Security Bank
Shakopee Florist
Shakopee Public Schools
Total Rental
Turtle's Bar & Grill
Valley Sports
Western Bank
The COMMUNICATION Movement:
FREE Webinar On The Power Of Communication

Wednesday, October 7
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Register for this FREE 30-minute webinar to help you and your team understand the impact of every form of communication happening in your workplace right now! Professional speaker Erik Therwanger will share powerful insights from his new book, The COMMUNICATION Movement. Experience The COMMUNICATION Movement and learn how to take your team and your business to the next level. Click here to register.
Virtually every sector of the American economy is reeling from the continued fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Scott County, the Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA), and CAP Agency know that people throughout our community are financially hurting. People shouldn't have to choose between food and a place to sleep, between critical medication and a roof over their heads. To help ease these financial burdens, the Scott County Board of Commissioners has allocated $2.95 million in federal CARES Act dollars for mortgage and rental support to Scott County residents who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 to prevent foreclosures and evictions.

The deadline to apply for both the rental assistance program and the mortgage assistance program is November 15, but eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early, as program funding is limited and may be subject to a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to access the application.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is extending the extremely popular Festival on Parade. The parade will continue as a drive-thru experience with food, folks, fun, and fabulous entertainment all from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Vehicles will follow a 2.5-mile, one-way leisurely route directly through the realm.

Tickets are sold for specific days and arrival times.