October 11, 2021

Awards Recognize Efforts To Improve Workplaces

The Dakota-Scott WorkForce Development Board (WDB) is accepting nominations to recognize individuals, programs, companies, and organizations that improve workplaces in Dakota and Scott counties. The awards will be presented at the WDB’s annual Legislative and Employer Awards event in December. For more information or to submit a nomination, call the Workforce Development Board at 651 554-5633 or email Mark Jacobs. The nomination deadline is November 1st.
Call For Academies Of Shakopee Career Expo Exhibitors

Friday, November 19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shakopee High School Field House

The Career Expo is a free annual event for high school students and community partners alike, serving as an opportunity for students to learn about occupations and businesses, and partners to provide information on their industries and companies. The Expo also serves as an opportunity for employers/partners and students to discuss future internship and career/job openings. All professional industries and trades are welcome to exhibit; click here for details. Please register by November 10th. 
Have The Next Generation Of Leaders Support Your Project!

Shakopee High School’s Science and Technology Academy-Technological Innovations Course has eager 11th and 12th grade students that would benefit from real-world experience by assisting with your business project! Local businesses are needed to support the upcoming Technological Innovation AP course.

Students will have six weeks to apply their skills and expertise to the benefit of your business. At the same time, you can provide the students with insight into your business. The course starts on November 15th and then will run again starting January 31st. Prerequisites for the class include background in one of these areas: AP Computer Science Principles, Cyber Security, Energy and Power Generation, Environmental Sustainability, AP Environmental Science Program of Study: All Science and Technology Programs of Study. Email Elizabeth Duehr, Academy Lead, to express interest or learn more!
The 5-Day Workplace Culture Challenge

The Think GREAT Academy allows everybody an opportunity to learn and experience the impact of all Think GREAT lessons in a fun, easy, and engaging environment! Courses are designed to increase and deliver workplace team member retention, goal completion, engagement, team work, sales results, happiness, initiative, and morale. The Academy and all its courses have been created to enhance teachings and concepts, increase lesson retention probability, streamline their application into your workplace, and save you time and money. Test drive the Academy by taking the 5-Day Workplace Culture Challenge for FREE and learn how to apply Think GREAT's 5 leadership tools to correct your workplace culture.
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.
Member To Member Deal

Discounted Creative Services: 10% Discount on Web Design, Aerial Imagery, and Live Video for Chamber Members
Register Now For The 2022 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is about going deeper into leadership development. It is a customized program built on investing in leaders with a curriculum rooted in application and results. Participants can expect to learn enhanced skills that are relevant in today's workplace and gain a deeper self-awareness of strengths and opportunities. Dr. Scott Morell, EdD - President and & Consultant with Rebar Leadership - will facilitate all sessions of the academy. The first session will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
The Shakopee Chamber Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for Leadership Academy. Click here for information and guidelines.
Welcome, New Members!

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest members. Help 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. Click on the logos to learn more about our new members.
Renewing Chamber Members

Thank you to the following businesses for your continued support of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. With your partnership, we can continue our mission of growing Shakopee's business community through advocacy, membership programming, and economic development.

American National Bank
Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C.
Canterbury Park
CommScope
Culver's of Shakopee
CurbSide Landscape & Irrigation
Dangerfield's
Enestvedt & Christensen, LLP
Friendship Church
Goldsmith Eye Care
Guild
Hennen's Auto Service Center
Kennedy Transmission
Kubes Realty, Inc.
Marcus Shakopee Cinema
McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation
MicroSource LLC
My Appliance Source
Rebar Leadership
Sarazin Flats
Shakopee Public Utilities
Southwest News Media
Total Rental
Turtle's Bar & Grill
Valley Sports
Upcoming Chamber Events
Ribbon Cutting
Novus Home Mortgage
Wednesday, October 27

Help us welcome Jeff Winship and his business, Novus Home Mortage, to Shakopee.
November Membership Luncheon
Hampton Inn
Thursday, November 4

Heather Hoagland, Executive Director, Scott County Historical Society, will talk about the Shakopee Riverfront Cultural Trail.
Wake Up With Shakopee
Benedictine Windermere Way
Wednesday, November 10

Enjoy your morning coffee and take advantage of this opportunity to network with other professionals. Plus, learn about our host during a short presentation.
Holiday Fest
Downtown Shakopee
Friday, December 4, 2021

Holiday Fest kicks-off the holiday season with a holiday market, pictures with Santa, a walk-through parade, tree lighting, and fireworks!
Reds, Whites & Brews
Canterbury Park
Friday, March 18, 2022

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun while savoring samples from some of the best local wineries and breweries. 
Women's Event
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Thursday, May 19, 2022

This event encourages professional and personal development through inspiring speakers and meaningful networking opportunities.