August 31st, 2020
Do You Have Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card Yet?
 
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. 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. 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 either pick it up at the Chamber office or have it mailed to you.
Valid at Shakopee locations only. Promotions are not valid with any other offers. One use per person per day. Contact the Chamber if you are interested in selling cards at your business.
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
There Is Still Time To Register 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 #9 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast features Christopher Straub. Crowned Fan Favorite on the sixth season of Project Runway, Christopher is a local business owner, self-taught designer, and television personality. We discuss Christopher’s amazing journey as a designer including his time on Project Runway, his apparel lines, where you can currently find his work, his upcoming projects, and why he still calls Shakopee and the Midwest home.
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!
Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Thursday, September 10
9:00 AM - 11:40 AM

The Extension Center for Community Vitality invites entrepreneurs, business leaders, economic development professionals, and community leaders to attend Minnesota’s 2nd Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference. You’ll leave the conference more connected, more inspired, and more committed to making today’s entrepreneurs a part of your community’s future. Click here for more info and to register.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funds Still Available

Small businesses, private non-profits, and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments. Click here for more information.
How Did Your Legislators Vote In The Last Two Sessions?

The Minnesota Chamber's 2019-20 Legislative Voting Record reports key votes on priority business community concerns. Click here to see how your legislators voted on top small business issues like taxes, health care, workplace mandates, transportation, workforce development, energy, and environment.
SBA's 2020 Small Business Profiles For Congressional Districts

The SBA's 2020 Small Business Profiles for Congressional Districts provide user-friendly snapshots of national, state, and congressional district small business statistics. Each profile includes the congressional district’s total number of small employers and their industry breakout, plus the number of workers employed and payroll expended by small businesses. Click here to see the profiles for Minnesota's congressional districts.

The profiles use the latest small business economic data available at the congressional district level from government sources; however, the data was collected before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome, New Member!
 
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest member. 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.
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.

The Addison Apartments
Amcon Outland Inc.
American Family Insurance - Bob Loonan Agency
Becker Arena Products, Inc.
Benedictine Living Community - Shakopee
Bryan Rock Products, Inc.
Dimation
Freight Management Logistics, Inc.
The Home Depot
Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A.
Master Builders Solutions US LCC
Memorial Blood Centers
Norwex - Sarah Stanko
Palmer Bus Shakopee Services
Eric Pratt
Qdoba Mexican Eats
SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288
Star Tribune
WOW 1 DAY PAINTING