April 27, 2020
The Shakopee Chamber team is working from home
and can be reached via email or cell phone.

Angie Whitcomb, President & CEO
Cell: 612-210-3090

Tim Zunker, VP of Marketing
Cell: 320-493-8605

Ashley Grotewold, Main Street Director
Cell: 605-682-9068

Cristy Chadderdon, Billing & Operations Manager
Cell: 612-245-1183
As a reminder, many local businesses are open during this time. Please support Shakopee's economy by supporting Shakopee's businesses.
Shakopee Area Resources For COVID-19

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of helpful resources for business and personal issues related to COVID-19. You can find this list on our website, www.shakopee.org . We will update as information becomes available. If you have any additions, please contact us at info@shakopee.org .
Some Non-Critical Sector Businesses Allowed To Open

Governor Tim Walz and state agencies including the Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Health, and Department of Labor and Industry are working together to safely allow some non-Critical Sector businesses to open, while abiding by the Stay at Home order issued on March 25, 2020 and extended through May 3, 2020.
Survey To Help Determine MN's New Social Distancing Norms

Although we are currently operating under an active Stay at Home order across the State of Minnesota, State Government leaders are in the process of thinking through what new “social distancing norms” should be once the Stay at Home order is eventually lifted. (Should everyone keep wearing masks? How do we stay 6 feet away from each other in an elevator? Etc.)
This survey is designed to identify trends across organizational categories rather than focusing on the views of one organization, so results will be anonymized as much as possible by removing survey comments that identify specific people or organizations.  
Though there is no charge to attend, registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with an invitation to join the Zoom meeting.
A re you feeling cooped up and in need of human interaction due to social distancing requirements? US TOO! Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom THIS Thursday for a Virtual Happy Hour!

(Zoom info will be sent upon registration. Must be registered to attend.)
Help Support Downtown Restaurants As They Help Support The Shakopee Chamber

From April 27 - May 1, 2020, 10% of all proceeds at O'Brien's Public House, Pablo's Mexican Restaurant, and Turtle's Bar & Grill will go to support the Shakopee Chamber.

Shakopee Proud! For the last several weeks, our Chamber team has been proudly watching and supporting Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant, O’Brien’s Public House and Turtle's Bar & Grill. They are sharing 10% of their revenue each week to financially support members of our community who are impacted by COVID-19 related Executive Orders but are not eligible for the stimulus relief that is being offered. 

Now this week, they have made the Chamber the beneficiary of their help. The Chamber has remained vigilant in our mission to support the Shakopee business community through the trials this pandemic brings and will continue to do so. However, as a 501(c)(6) organization we are not eligible for the PPP offered through the CARES Act and are facing several months of lost revenue due to social distancing. Understanding this, our friends at Pablo’s, O’Brien’s and Turtle’s are supporting us so we can keep supporting you. 

PLEASE add them to your take out rotation this week. They are all fantastic examples of generosity and community support, and they all have EXCELLENT food! Thanks Ed, Bryan and Scott for being loyal chamber members and for supporting us! We appreciate you .

Thursday, May 7
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Event
The largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each year from Atlanta, brings together globally respected experts on one stage to share knowledge and insights from their leadership journeys.

Disturbance. Disorder. Disarrangement. Many people think these are negatives in the workplace, but Leadercast Positive Disruption will show how disruption is the best way to make positive, lasting changes in your organization and beyond.

Due to COVID-19 and Leadercast’s mission to keep attendees, host sites, and staff safe, this year’s event is being converted into a virtual leadership development experience like no other! Further details on how to attend virtually will be communicated to you prior to event day.
Workforce Board Seeks Employers Of Excellence

The Employers of Excellence Survey will once again be offered by the Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board. The program collects data from participating employers and produces a report on employment trends and practices in Dakota and Scott Counties. Using the data received, the Workforce Development Board will recognize the businesses experiencing the best results in employee retention efforts and providing the best work environments. Additionally, participating employers will receive a confidential report detailing how they compared with other area companies and suggestions for improving their work environment.

All employers in Dakota and Scott Counties are encouraged to participate. Contact Mark Jacobs, Workforce Development Board Director, at 651-554-5622 with questions or for more information. Click here to start the survey. Deadlin e for survey completion is May 31. Winners will be announced in August.
Office Day Rate $59 At Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Whether you need a break from being cooped up at home or need a different area to work from home, we at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Shakopee want to help melt some of your stress away. For just $59, get a room with your choice of one king bed or two queen beds. There is a spacious desk area in each room with complimentary internet access. No interruptions, just piece and quiet. We are also still serving a complimentary limited breakfast each morning.

Click on the link Office Day Rate now.

Looking for a great reduced-contact catering option for Cinco de Mayo?
Box Lunches from QDOBA are the answer!

Call 888.778.2234 or go to  qdobamn.com/box-lunches  for more information!