May 24, 2021

TODAY Is Deadline To Submit Application For Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Eligible eating establishments have until TODAY, Monday, May 24, 6:00 PM, to submit applications to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The American Rescue Plan Act established the program to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. Applicants can apply at

Did your business apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? The Chamber would like to hear from you. Please contact Tim Zunker and let him know whether or not you received funds.

Getting Back On Track

Thursday, June 3
1:00 PM

The Small Business Administration (SBA) & Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) are offering an educational opportunity for you to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small businesses know about the many resources to help their business grow and thrive! Click here to learn more and 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.
The Chamber Needs Your Feedback!

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau is conducting a survey of employers to understand how they feel about returning to the office post-COVID-19 and how the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau can assist them in accomplishing that task. Please complete the survey by Friday, May 28. Thank you!
Register Your Business For Minnesota Supplier Match

The Grow Minnesota! initiative seeks to highlight Minnesota’s robust supply chains and increase business-to-business activity in the state. Any Minnesota business can register and/or receive credentials to source from the database at no cost. Register as a supplier here. To access the database for sourcing purposes, email for login credentials. Contact Sean O’Neil, for more information.
New Flagship Insurance Services Office All About Collaboration

Read all about the new Flagship Insurance Services, Inc. workspace in Downtown Shakopee. This open space creates a collaborative, positive, and welcoming culture, and is quite a change from normal insurance company office space. Stop by and check it out!
Update On American Travel Trends & Sentiment

Important momentum towards recovery has occurred for some of the travel industry’s hardest hit segments, including international, convention and urban tourism. However, many traveling consumers are experiencing travel in a way that still appears far from normal. Click here for the article by Destination Analysts.
American Pickers Returning To Minnesota!

The American Pickers are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout the state in July 2021. The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure! Click here for the details.
Return To In-Person Networking With "The Cure For Social Distancing"!

Session 1 Of "A Great New Business Era" 4-Part Series
Wednesday, June 9
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you prepared to repair the damage in your business caused by social distancing? Yes, there is damage happening and, yes, the symptoms are already showing in the workplace. If left unchecked and uncured, the ripple effect of destruction will begin to dismantle business teams. But don't worry, Erik Therwanger - author, speaker, and business coach - has The Cure For Social Distancing! The member rate to attend is $35.
"The Cure For Social Distancing" is session one of a powerful four-part series designed to help you forge a pathway to success for you and your people. Each session is built to enhance and expand on the one before it, but even attending a single session will provide benefits to you and your business. Register for session one for $35, or signup for the whole series for just $80.

June 9 - Session 1 "The Cure For Social Distancing"
July 14 - Session 2 "Leading Through Chaos"
August 25 - Session 3 "Planning Through Chaos"
September 7 - Session 4 "Selling Through Chaos"
Register now for the Shakopee Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament! Join us for a day on the greens to network, have fun, and connect with fellow chamber members. This annual event helps support the Chamber’s member-based initiatives and programs. The tournament always sells out quickly so register today! Plus - a few tee box sponsorships are still available. This is a great way to get your business out on the course and in front of potential new clients.
Get Ready To Shift Gears For Greater Success!

Change is constant. Nothing ever goes quite as we planned. If we didn’t believe this before 2020, we all know it now. Leaders everywhere are realizing that they must make major shifts in order to move forward. 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. You will get life-changing takeaways from over 10 great leaders! The cost for this full-day event is $90 for Chamber members ($100 for non-members) and includes lunch.
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