UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Monthly Membership Luncheon I  Thursday, May 10 
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Join your fellow members on the second Thursday of each month to network and  learn about topics that are important to you and your business. 

Thursday, May 10
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dangerfield's
1583 1st Avenue East, Shakopee
$20 Per Person

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament  I  Tuesday, July 24
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Join us out on the greens to network, have fun and enjoy the company of other chamber members. The day will include time at the driving range, a shotgun start, lunch, mini contests on the course, and a closing awards 
banquet. Not a golfer? Not a problem. You can join us for just the banquet.


Player Fee: $150 per golfer
Or register before July 1st and save $20!
Banquet Only: $50 per person

Tuesday, July 24
10:00 AM - Shotgun Start
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW, Prior Lake
Tournament is held rain or shine.

Interested in a tournament sponsorship?  A sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to get your company in front of 150+ event attendees and increase your company's visibility in the Chamber and community. Email Elliot Johnson for more information.
FROM OUR MEMBERS
Understanding Cremation & Your Options

Join McNearney-Schmidt Funeral & Cremation for a free 30-minute presentation, covering a variety of commonly asked questions, such as:
· Where does cremation take place?
· What typically happens to the ashes after cremation?
· Can I have a viewing or visitation prior to cremation?
· What happens if I die while away from home or on vacation?

The remainder of the time will be spent answering your questions.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10:00 AM or 6:00 PM
McNearney-Schmidt Funeral & Cremation
1220 3rd Avenue East,  Shakopee
 
Please call to RSVP: 952-445-2755.
St. Francis Receives An "A" For Hospital Safety

Congratulations to St. Francis Regional Medical Center on receiving an "A" rating for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group's spring assessment. The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health system. 

Leapfrog evaluates and awards hospitals twice annually based on a variety of factors, including practices to prevent errors, the number of infections or surgical problems, communications between medical staff and patients and several other criteria.  St. Francis is the only hospital in Minnesota to have earned straight A's from Leapfrog since the organization began awarding Hospital Safety Grades in 2012.

MRCI: Coaching Capacity Monthly Event

MRCI is proud to be hosting a monthly education series called Coaching Capacity. Each month, MRCI will partner with a local employer to present forward-thinking ideas to coach all talents and abilities to build capacity for your organization.

May's topic: "Unlocking Your Potential".  What's holding you back? The best combination for unlocking potential is your TEAM! Learn key concepts to unlock the potential within.

"Unlocking Your Potential"
Thursday, May 24
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Tax Conformity Bill Passes House

On Monday, the Minnesota House passed bipartisan tax legislation on a vote of 90-38. The House tax proposal simplifies Minnesota's tax code to fully benefit from federal tax reform and provide additional tax relief to middle-class Minnesotans. The legislation also delivers the first income tax rate cut for Minnesotans in nearly two decades by reducing the second tier income tax rate. 

This bill delivers the first income tax cut in nearly 20 years and preserves many of the tax breaks Minnesota families use. Representative Bob Loonan said, "We are committed to getting a tax conformity bill done this year so Minnesotans won't face hassles and headaches when they file their taxes next April." Watch his video here for more information.
Small Business Series

This series of workshops is targeted to small business owners, entrepreneurs or anyone interested in knowing more about running a small business. Presented by SCORE and the Small Business Administration, they will cover the important topics of website do's and don'ts, understanding a financial statement, and writing a business plan. Registration is required. 

Shakopee Public Library
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, May 9 - Website Do's and Don'ts
Wednesday, May 16 - Understanding a Financial Statement
Wednesday, May 23 - Writing a Business Plan
INFO FROM VISIT SHAKOPEE
Restaurant Listings on ExploreMinnesota.com

As part of an ongoing effort by Explore Minnesota Tourism to accurately represent community listings throughout the State, the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau has been given administrative access for Shakopee restaurant listings on the ExploreMinnesota.com website. Please verify your listing and contact Tim Zunker ( tzunker@shakopee.org) if you would like to make any edits, including a new image.
 
 
Explore Minnesota Tourism serves over 8 million customer inquiries per year. 
HIRING & HOT DEALS
Do you have a job opening or hot deal? Please login to the Chamber's Member Information Center to get it posted!
WEEKLY NETWORKING
ChamberNet

ChamberNet is designed for business owners interested in growing their bottom line through good quality referrals. This group is designed to accommodate one member per industry and size is limited. ChamberNet is an exclusive benefit of Shakopee Chamber Membership.

Meets every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday |  Click here for more info

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