August 10th, 2020
Primary Election Day Is Tuesday, August 11

Don't forget to vote in tomorrow's primary election! The primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

Stay tuned for more election information by visiting the Chamber's website:
Register Now For Leadership Shakopee 2020!

Leadership Shakopee is a seven-session leadership development program, coordinated by the Shakopee Chamber, for emerging and existing leaders. The class will participate in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders, teach them about the critical inner workings of our community – and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement.

This year's Leadership Program will begin with a retreat in September and conclude with graduation in March 2021. Click for program information.
Don't miss Episode #6 of the Shakopee Chamber's Podcast featuring Bruce Nustad, President of the Minnesota Retailers Association. This week we discuss how the mask mandate has affected retailers, potential retailer liability due to COVID-19, and how the state-mandated lockdown has impacted businesses.
Don't miss a single podcast - a new one drops each Thursday! You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to or you can subscribe to our podcast at:

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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!
Starting Up And Starting Over During The Pandemic

Wednesday, August 12
1:00 PM CT

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for an audience-driven discussion designed specifically for the small business community, hosted in partnership with Chase for Business and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Listen as experts and small business owners discuss how you can start a new venture, even now, during a pandemic. Click to register.
Training To Help Small Businesses Start, Grow, And Recover

Click here to see the most current training opportunities offered by the SBA.
New Hours At QDOBA

QDOBA is now open until 9:00 PM, every day of the week. So now you have one more hour to get your QDOBA favorites!