June 28, 2021

Encourage Everyone To Shop Small This Summer

Independently owned shops and restaurants were hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic. As we all get out and celebrate the sunny days ahead, let’s commit to putting visiting small businesses on everyone’s summer bucket list. Your support is integral to the Shop Small movement – with your help, we can remind shoppers how important it is to continue to patronize local businesses. Wherever their plans take them, let’s make sure they remember to Shop Small all summer long! Click here for more information and to access free marketing materials.
2021 Manufacturers' Summit 

Tuesday, October 5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Minnesota Manufacturers' Summit. Leading manufacturers and business leaders will dig into the issues and opportunities facing this key sector of our economy. Learn about attracting and retaining manufacturing workers, the impact of the pandemic on manufacturing supply chains, and strategies for firms to mitigate future risks, streamline operations, and minimize potential vulnerabilities. This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the state's manufacturing leaders and connect with manufacturing companies. 
Early bird discount! Register before August 6 to receive $50 off an individual ticket. Enter promo code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Click here for more info and to register.
Pay Stub Requirements

At the end of each pay period, employers are required to provide all employees with a written statement of earnings. Earnings statements (also called pay stubs or check stubs) are important payroll records for employers and employees that document information about wages paid, hours worked, deductions made, and benefits accrued by an employee. It's important that employers review these requirements and compare them to what is currently included on their earnings statements. Regular review of pay stubs by employees is also important because catching missing wages, hours, or incorrect deductions early can be easier to fix than correcting long-term errors. Click here for more information.
Shakopee Public Schools Seeks Community Feedback

Shakopee Public Schools is using an online questionnaire to collect community feedback on current district topics, ongoing performance, and current financial challenges. This is not a scientific survey but rather an opportunity for the district to gather additional information from various community members. The form includes 19 questions and should take approximately 8 minutes to complete. Click here to take the survey.
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. 
June/July 2021 Newsletter

Check out Minnesota Occupational Health's newsletter for information about 2021-22 flu vaccination planning, "Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors" seminar, DOT sleep evaluations, and more.
Upcoming Chamber Events

July Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, July 13
Pizza Ranch Shakopee

Chad Peterson, owner of Integrated Marketing+Design, will present, "Marketing Tips and Tricks: Coming out of a Pandemic." Our membership luncheons are also networking events so have your "elevator speech" ready and be sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Leading Through Chaos
(A GREAT New Business Era Session 2)
Wednesday, July 14
Canterbury Park

During times of crisis is when leadership is most needed. Erik Therwanger, former US Marine and founder of ThinkGREAT, will share the three key leadership traits most critical "to run into the fire" at a time when fear is highest and level-headed guidance is most needed. Just $25 per attendee.
Ribbin Cutting At Bluff Creek Boutique
Thursday, July 22

Bluff Creek Boutique has opened a new store in Downtown Shakopee. Join us in welcoming them to our community! Free to attend but registration is required.
Shakopee Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 27
The Meadows At Mystic Lake

Have you registered to golf yet? If not, get signed up ASAP because the tournament is filling up fast! Also - The Driving Range Sponsorship ($500) is still available, as well as two Tee Box Sponsorships ($500 each). To secure your sponsorship, email Annette Belding.
Leadercast Shift
Wednesday, August 11
Shakopee High School

The future will be created by fearless, innovative Leaders wo have the courage to SHIFT! Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. This year, hear from top leaders who have experienced disruptions in their professional and personal lives and how they “shifted” to make things better. $90/Chamber members ($100/non-members). Includes lunch.
Scott County Fair:
Double The Fun In 2021!

Wednesday, July 28 - Sunday, August 1

This year's fair will include all of the fun you've come to expect: great grandstand events, entertainment, horse shows, the Miracle of Birth Center, carnival rides, and delicious fair food. Plus, there will be lots of new things to see, like the Teddy Bear Band, Southwest Dairy Museum, MIW Pro Wrestling, University of Minnesota Raptor Center, Wednesday Night Eve of Destruction, and much more!

The Scott County Fair is looking for NEW vendors, sponsors, agricultural society members, and fairgoers!
Now Hiring!

Seeking production candidates for a clothing distribution center in the Shakopee area. This is an entry-level, temp-to-hire opportunity that has excellent growth potential.

This position is responsible for manually assembling products used for neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic, and reconstructive surgery. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain new skills/training in a manufacturing environment.

In this role, candidates will rotate to all aspects of production including machine operating, welding, and painting. This is a long-term, full-time position with great benefits after hire.