August 24th, 2020
Hot Off The Press –
Shakopee Chamber Discount Cards!
 
 Get great deals at local restaurants, stores, & establishments while supporting our business community as they continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Buy a card for yourself, & buy one for a family member, friend, or neighbor. These cards are also a great way to show appreciation to your employees, clients, & customers.

Shakopee Chamber Discount Cards are just $25 each!

Call (952.445.1660) or email the Chamber to purchase.
Contact the Chamber if you are interested in selling cards at your business.
Over $100 worth of savings!
Enjoy continuous use until May 31, 2021.
Participating Businesses:
Real Gem: 20% off jewelry repair
Sit & Sip: 20% off $15 or more
Coffee Ta Cream: Free chips w/sandwich purchase
Reflections Dance Academy: 25% off your first 6-week session
Pizza Ranch Shakopee: 20% off dine in & carry out orders
Shakopee Florist: 20% off orders of $50 or more (not valid during holiday weeks)
Turtle's Bar & Grill: $5 off $25 or more
North Aire Market: Buy 3 soups, get 4th free
Shakopee Brewhall: $5 off $25 or more
O'Brien's Public House: $5 off $25 or more
Bill's Toggery: $20 off $100 or more
Pablo's Mexican Restaurant: $5 off $25 or more
Dangerfield's: 20% off orders (max. $25 discount)
ShakRa Yoga & Fitness: 25% off any class package
Badger Hill Brewing: $5 off $25 or more
Ramble On Records: $5 off $25 or more
Bravis: $5 off $25 or more
Valley Sports: $5 off $30 or more
Stacked Consignment: $10 off $75
QDOBA Mexican Eats Shakopee: Free chips & queso w/regular entree purchase
Register Now For Leadership Shakopee 2020!

Leadership Shakopee is a seven-session development program designed to give emerging and existing leaders a behind-the-scenes look at our community and the role it plays in our state and global economy. During the seven sessions, the class participates in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders. In addition to going behind the scenes, cohort members will engage in discussions with local elected officials and senior leadership at many of our companies and city/county departments.

This year's Leadership Program will begin with a retreat in September and conclude with graduation in March 2021. Click here for more program info.
Episode #8 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast features MN Secretary of State Steve Simon. We discuss the upcoming 2020 election, voting from home, safety protocols for in-person voting, changing your vote if you have already voted from home, and what you can do to make sure you are registered to vote.
Don't miss a single podcast - a new one drops each Thursday! You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts or you can subscribe to our podcast at:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/396py7F
Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/2ZFVLQp
iHeart Radio: https://ihr.fm/2DPMGvH
Podcast Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Quarterly Platinum sponsorships are available, as well as 30-second commercials (both audio and visual). Podcast videos will be hosted and boosted on Facebook with a reach of approximately 10,000 weekly. Click the links below for more info. Email the Chamber or call 952-445-1660 to secure your promotional opportunity!
Coronavirus Tax Relief For Employers & Business Owners

Wednesday, August 26
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn about the Employee Retention Credit, and Paid Sick Leave and Paid Child Care Leave. These programs offer a credit on employment taxes to business owners who participate. Click here to register.
Women In Business Webcast: The Power Of The Woman's Vote

Wednesday, September 2
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for a virtual webcast to get a glimpse into the November elections. Hear from experts about the power of the woman’s vote, predictions on how things will play out in November, and how current events have completely changed the political landscape. Click here to register.
HELP - Helping Employees Live In A Pandemic

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota has developed an online mental health program for employers to offer their employees to help them manage their stress, coping skills, and resiliency during this unprecedented time. The new program is called HELP - Helping Employees Live In A Pandemic.

Some of the HELP program classes include Minding Your Mental Health During COVID-19, Coping With Kids, and Self-Care and Mindfulness. All classes are one-hour in length. Employers can choose one or all of the classes to be offered through Zoom or another online platform. For more information or to schedule a class, contact NAMI Minnesota at namihelps@namimn.org.
SBA Money Smart Series

The SBA's Minnesota District Office is continuing to hold virtual trainings to help small businesses and entrepreneurs understand the basics using the Money Smart series that was developed in partnership with the FDIC. Money Smart introduces core skills for successful small business management. Click here for more information and to register.
Training To Help Small Businesses Start, Grow, & Recover

Click here to see the most current training opportunities offered by the SBA.