February 17th, 2020

Join us at the Chamber's Annual Gala! 
Friday, March 6 - Canterbury Park

You don't want to miss this night full of excitement and entertainment.  Come join the fun as we celebrate the Chamber and our fantastic business community.  

Taste some of the best finds from local wineries and breweries as you enjoy delicious food from Canterbury Park's  award-winning culinary team.
Mix and mingle with fellow members and friends while enjoying live entertainment provided by The Belfast Cowboys.  Plus, bid on fantastic live and silent auction items and  enter the raffle for a chance to win A Wall of Wine or 99 Bottles of Beer!

6:00 PM VIP Admission ($125)
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM General Admission ($75)
Canterbury Park, Shakopee

Help build our Wall of Wine AND promote your business at the same time! Donate a bottle of wine (valued at $10 or greater) with your business card attached.   Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber prior to 3/1/20.


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The Custom Shoppe At Bill's Toggery

Friday, February 21
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bill's Toggery
138 Lewis Street South, Shakopee

Help celebrate the grand opening of The Custom Shoppe at Bill's Toggery!  The newly renovated custom-fitted menswear shop brings an iconic and first-class shopping experience for men. Now in its 3rd generation, Bill's Toggery has built a business based on high quality, unsurpassed fit, and exceptional service - all steeped in history.  See the incredible space and learn about the family-owned business that has provided exceptional service in menswear for almost a century!

Leadership Development Event

Wednesday, February 26

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3:30 - 5:00 PM
HomeTown Bank
950 Vierling Drive West, Shakopee
Hear from Lea B. Olsen - Division 1 athlete, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and mother -  about the skills that are required to overcome challenges that face professionals today.  Lea has spent her life learning about the benefits and costs of winning. Her unique perspective on winning in sports, in business, and in life has given her a game plan on how to win with purpose and passion. Lea thrives on helping people find their wins while staying true to their values and beliefs.

SYP Member*: $60 (includes SYP Membership AND registration for all 2020 events)
Non-SYP Member: $25 per event

* Benefits of SYP Membership include a discounted event fee and designation on the Shakopee Young Professionals web page.
"Still Standing, Still Smiling" By Motivational Speaker John Kriesel

Thursday, March 12
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Turtle's Social Centre
112 Lewis Street South, Shakopee

John Kriesel somehow survived a roadside bombing that claimed his legs and killed two of his best friends. The guy who wasn't supposed to survive and was told he probably would be in a wheelchair the rest of his life walked out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center after nine months. His transition from military to civilian life offered many challenges, but his amazing support system, positive attitude, and sense of humor allowed him to bounce back stronger than ever.

Kriesel's intensely positive attitude infects every person he presents to as he relays lessons learned overcoming extreme tragedy. Join us at our March Membership Luncheon to hear Kriesel's powerful message of hope and learn t he value of a positive attitude to overcome any challenge.  Kriesel is a motivational speaker, the director of veteran services for Anoka County, a part-time personality on KFAN Radio, and co-author of the book, " Still Standing: The Story of SSG John Kriesel," winner of 8 national book awards.

Benedictine Living Community Of Shakopee - 
A New Place To Call Home

Learn about the newest 55+ community coming to Shakopee which will offer spacious apartments and the best in amenities, lifestyle, and care. Attend a free information session at Dangerfield's; free food and beverages will be provided. Call Kay at 952.715.0738 to RSVP. Click here here for more information. 

Thursday, February 27
2:30 PM
Dangerfield's Restaurant
1583 First Avenue East, Shakopee
Help Support MACVB

Bidding is now open for MACVB's 2020 Silent Auction.  The auction supports tourism initiatives for Minnesota, including lobbying efforts, public policy, and education.  Anyone can bid on any of the  items - and a lot more items will be added between now and February 18.

Click here to check out the auction items and make a bid.  Thank you for supporting this cause!

MACVB (Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus) represents 70 Convention & Visitors Bureaus in the state of Minnesota who serve a constituency representing lodging, campgrounds, restaurants, transportation services, convention facilities, attractions, as well as the retail and commercial resources that are important to visitors.