June 21, 2021

Enter The 5th Annual Fast-Track Business Challenge!

The Fast-Track Business Challenge is a competition for Scott County community members, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students to launch breakthrough inventions and business ideas to win critical resources and move their concept to the next level. Much like the TV show Shark Tank, competitors will present their ideas to a panel of judges, which are then evaluated for viability, creativity, need, growth potential, and much more. The application deadline is August 31, 2021. Click here for more information.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Training

Wednesday, June 30
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Businesses that received PPP loans in 2020 or 2021 can claim the ERC. While wages used to apply for PPP loan forgiveness cannot also be claimed as ERC wages, remaining wages may be eligible for the credit. Presented by the IRS, this webinar will discuss how the employee retention tax credit program works, eligibility for businesses, credit amounts and timeline, and claiming the credit. Click here 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. 
Welcome, New Members!
 
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest members. Please welcome them by sending an email, stopping by their business to introduce yourself, or striking up a conversation at one of our events. We strive to connect our members to one another and to the community. Click on the logos to learn more about our new members.

Renewing Chamber Members

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

Amazon Fulfillment
American Family Insurance - Nick Atkinson & Associates
Ashley HomeStore
Atlas Staffing
City of Shakopee
Country Inn & Suites
Edward Jones Investments - Paul Youngs
Farmers Insurance - Tim Whitcomb Agency
Freight Management Logistics, Inc.
Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Shakopee
Hellmuth & Johnson
HomeTown Bank
MetroNet
Pizza Ranch Shakopee
Real Gem Jewelers
Sandalwood Studios & Suites
Scott County Fair
Shakopee Chevrolet
Shutterfly
The Sixton Apartments
Valley Staffing
Upcoming Chamber Events

July Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, July 13
Pizza Ranch Shakopee

Chad Peterson, owner of Integrated Marketing+Design, will present, "Marketing Tips and Tricks: Coming out of a Pandemic." Our membership luncheons are also networking events so have your "elevator speech" ready and be sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Leading Through Chaos
(A GREAT New Business Era Session 2)
Wednesday, July 14
Canterbury Park

During times of crisis is when leadership is most needed. Erik Therwanger, former US Marine and founder of ThinkGREAT, will share the three key leadership traits most critical "to run into the fire" at a time when fear is highest and level-headed guidance is most needed. Just $35 per attendee.
Ribbin Cutting At Bluff Creek Boutique
Thursday, July 22

Bluff Creek Boutique has opened a new store in Downtown Shakopee. Join us in welcoming them to our community! Free to attend but registration is required.
Shakopee Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 27
The Meadows At Mystic Lake

Have you registered to golf yet? If not, get signed up ASAP because the tournament is filling up fast! Also - The Driving Range Sponsorship ($500) is still available, as well as three Tee Box Sponsorships ($500 each). To secure your sponsorship, email Annette Belding.
Leadercast Shift
Wednesday, August 11
Shakopee High School

The future will be created by fearless, innovative Leaders wo have the courage to SHIFT! Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. This year, hear from top leaders who have experienced disruptions in their professional and personal lives and how they “shifted” to make things better. $90/Chamber members ($100/non-members). Includes lunch.
Now Hiring!
Love bringing flavor to your community? Then come work for QDOBA Mexican Eats! We offer competitive pay and great perks.

Front desk duties including insurance billing and patient relations; hands on with patient therapy and paperwork; cleaning and maintaining office.

Responsible for entire scope of food/beverage offerings prepared in the Friendship Church kitchens.

Duties include assisting with oil changes, tire repairs, filling propane, cleaning shop.

Duties include assisting customers, scheduling appointments, answering phones, cleaning.