November Member Luncheon

Thursday, November 8
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Turtle's 1890 Social Centre
112 Lewis St S, Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us on Thursday, November 8 for our monthly Membership Luncheon.

The November luncheon will feature Dan Solomon with the PIPELINE Program from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. 

The PIPELINE Program is an innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs. The program works with employers to change the conversation from "How do we find workers with the skills we need?" to "How do we GIVE workers the skills we need?"

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - FedEx Office

Friday, November 9
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
FedEx Office
8101 Old Carriage Ct, Shakopee, MN 55379 (Inside Walmart)

Join us as we celebrate with FedEx Office as they open their new location in Southbridge!

Make Sure Your Business Information is Correct!
Work has begun on our 2019 Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide and we need your help to ensure that it contains accurate and up-to-date information.
Please take a moment to login to your online membership account and review the info we have for your business. Just visit our website at  www.shakopee.org and click on "Member Login" at the top of the page. Once logged in, click on "Company Information" on the Shortcuts menu (located on the left of the page) and add or update your information as needed.
Need to create an online account? Need help with your username or password?  Contact Cristy at the Chamber for assistance.
Congratulations Xcel Energy!

Xcel Energy has been recognized on Forbes Global 2000 list of World's Best Employers for the second year in a row. Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list, and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world. 

"We are pleased to receive this honor and believe it recognizes our longstanding commitment to an inclusive and engaging culture," said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO, Xcel Energy. "We continually strive to make Xcel Energy a great place to work to attract and retain the best people, who are passionate about serving customers and delivering clean, safe and affordable energy." 

The Forbes ranking is based on survey responses from employees who rate their employer by describing how likely they would be to recommend them and identifying other companies they admired. Xcel Energy is the highest-ranking U.S. electric utility on the Forbes list in 2018. 

This is the second time this year that Forbes honored Xcel Energy as an exceptional workplace. Forbes also named the company as one of America's Best Large Employers.

In addition to offering employees opportunities to develop their skills and talents, Xcel Energy makes it a priority to recognize employee achievements and fosters a culture where people are respected. The company has received a perfect score as one of the Best Places to work for LGBT Equality for the past two years. Xcel Energy has also earned awards as a top military-friendly employer.
Pizza Ranch Gives Back

We've got a great opportunity for Chamber Members to enjoy some pizza AND donate to a great cause! During the month of November, present this flyer when eating at  Pizza Ranch and 15% of the sales will be donated to The CAP Agency.

The Sixton Grand Opening Party

Please click on the invite below to RSVP for a grand opening reception at The Sixton this Wednesday, November 7.

Check out Veteran Shredding

Small Business Success Virtual Conference
Don't miss the Small Business Success Virtual Conference on November 8, hosted by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. This half-day event offers educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, resource center, and networking chat rooms to provide you with information for business success.  Webinar topics include:
  • Practical Strategies for Starting a Successful Business
  • Smart Credit Strategies for Small Business Owners
  • Make Your Website Work for You
  • Hiring Hazards: How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Legal Landmines
  • Every Contact Matters: The Value of Your List
  • How to Choose the Perfect Location to Attract More Customers
  • Small Business Loan Applications: Why are They Asking me That?
  • The Top HR Issues Business Owners Face - and How to Solve Them
  • Monetizing and Maximizing Your Business and Your Brand
Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

Get ready for Small Business Saturday® on November 24 with the Shop Small®
Studio - an online resource with complimentary, customizable marketing
 materials that make it easy to promote your business.  In about two minutes, you can create custom materials for your business, such as:
  • Posters: to welcome shoppers.
  • Website badges: to show online support for the Shop Small movement.
  • Social posts: to connect your small business with shoppers on social media.
Take a look at the Shop Small ® Studio to familiarize yourself with its offerings. This downloadable handout  has all you need to know to get started and make the most of Small Business Saturday® 2019.
Executive & Business Owners Roundtable

The Shakopee Chamber Executive & Business Owner's Roundtable provides a structured, confidential and trusting environment for executives and business owners to give and receive the benefit of their experiences to help resolve business challenges.  Participation in this group allows leaders to make better strategic decisions, focus on "the right things," improve communication and build long-term relationships.

Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more.