LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
Legislative Priorities 

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is a proud member of the MN Chamber of Commerce Federation. We are one of 30-plus chambers throughout the state of Minnesota who partner with the MN Chamber to adopt and advocate for your top legislative priorities. We are committed to keeping our members informed about these legislative priorities, the progress being made at the capitol, and how it may impact you as an employer.
 
The Shakopee Chamber encourages our member businesses to become informed about all the issues that may impact your business. The issue we've been asked about the most lately is HF 5, a bill proposing a paid family and medical leave benefit insurance program. 

For resources on HF 5, click here
UPCOMING EVENTS
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - Veil & Wild Orthodontics

Wednesday, March 20
12:00 PM - 1:00 P M
250 Fuller Street S.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us as we celebrate with Veil & Wild Orthodontics as they open their new Shakopee location. The Ribbon Cutting will begin promptly at 12:00 PM with a  light lunch following the ceremony.
 
At this friendly, family-oriented orthodontic practice, they believe in creating healthy, straight teeth for a lifetime of confident smiles. Your smile is their top priority, and they will always provide you with compassionate, personalized care at each visit.  They currently offers free consultations and shuttle services to and from appointments.

This is a free event, but registration is encouraged. Register here.
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - Caspers Chiropractic Center

Thursday, March 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 P M
1275 Ramsey St Suite 600,
Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us as we celebrate & welcome Caspers Chiropractic Center to the Chamber at their new Shakopee location. Their ribbon cutting ceremony will begin 10 AM followed by networking, an office tour, free spinal screenings, & a pastry/dessert bar.

Caspers Chiropractic doesn't just provide pain relief, they help your body to correct the issues that are causing the pain, so it can heal naturally.  They focus on proactive wellness through diversified techniques of chiropractic care to help you live your healthiest life today and in the future! They also offer many other wellness therapies to help increase your quality of life.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Register here.
Leadership Shakopee

Leadership Shakopee is a six-month development program that gives emerging and existing leaders a  backstage pass to our community! Its focus is to inform and inspire leaders and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement.
 
During the seven sessions, the class  participates in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed  to inform and inspire leaders. Students get a  behind-the-scenes look at numerous companies in Shakopee including Imagine Print Solutions,  Dem-Con, Canterbury Park, Valleyfair and more! Students  also have the opportunity to  meet with elected officials, judges and the chief of police.

Program Objectives
  • To engage participants in an extensive discussion about critical impacts to our community
  • To provide participants with exclusive VIP access to area businesses and institutions
  • To increase the visibility of participants within both their workplaces and the community
  • To support participants in developing lasting relationships with other group members and program contributors
  • To assist participants with tangibly improving their leadership abilities
Click here to register!

Click here to watch the most recent testimonial video!
Leadercast Live 2019

Friday, May 10
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Valley Church
1350 Crossings Blvd, Shakopee, MN 55379

Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each year from Atlanta to hundreds of host sites around the globe. This year's event will bring together experts in leadership and organizational health to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams.

Click here for the 2019 speaker lineup.  Click here  for further event info & to register.
CHAMBER NEWS
Photos from Reds, Whites & Brews

We had an incredible night on March 8th at Reds, Whites & Brews. The event was full of delicious food, incredible beers & wines, and an amazing performance by  Chris Kroeze . Thank you to everyone who joined us, to all our sponsors,  Jana Noonan Photography  and to  Canterbury Park  for being wonderful hosts. 

Click here for event & red carpet photos.
MEMBER NEWS
Coaching Capacity - Mental Health for All
 
Thursday, April 11
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Waytek Wire
2440 Galpin Court
Chanhassen, MN 55317


MRCI is proud to be hosting an education series called Coaching Capacity.  MRCI can partner with you to present forward-thinking ideas to help build capacity within your organization.

This particular class will cover how mental health affects everyone. Join the conversation to help end stigmas and empower your people for Success

This is a complimentary lunch-and-learn, but registration is required. Register here.
Valleyfair Peanuts Celebration


Valleyfair will debut a multi-weekend event, Peanuts Celebration, for the 2019 season. This is an all-new event uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved Peanuts characters and invites guests to step inside the pages of a Charles M. Schulz comic strip as the characters take over the park for the very first time.
 
The newly introduced event will take place on weekends beginning June 8 through June 30. This limited time celebration invites fans of all ages to join in on the fun by introducing new ways for guests to play and interact with the Peanuts Gang throughout the park. Valleyfair will spend each weekend celebrating Schulz's creation with enthusiasm only found in Minnesota.
 
The event will feature special Peanuts inspired d├ęcor, new social media worthy comic strip photo ops, new character experiences, live shows, exclusive merchandise and deliciously themed treats to complete this whimsical celebration. Everyone's favorite messy pal, Pig Pen, will be making his Valleyfair debut as he hosts a special meetup at Peanuts Pavilion with some of his favorite animal friends.
 
Find the full entertainment lineup here.
Shakopee School's Opportunity Fair
WEEKLY NETWORKING
Executive & Business Owners Roundtable

The Shakopee Chamber Executive & Business Owner's Roundtable provides a structured, confidential and trusting environment for executives and business owners to give and receive the benefit of their experiences to help resolve business challenges.  Participation in this group allows leaders to make better strategic decisions, focus on "the right things," improve communication and build long-term relationships.

Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more.