The Weekly Biz Buzz
Week of January 8th

Thursday, January 11 l  January Business After Hours
Bill's Toggery | 4:30 PM
Chamber's Annual Meeting

Canterbury Park
Tuesday, January 23rd
11:00 AM - 1:00PM

Chamber Discount: $30
General Admission: $40
Table Sponsor: $240

The Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau hosts their Chamber Annual Meeting to recap the success of the previous year. You are invited to join the Chamber and its members on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Canterbury Park.

This special membership luncheon will include installation and recognition of Board Members and a recap of our past year and accomplishments. Additionally, we will be honoring  two businesses who have exhibited remarkable success, growth and leadership in Shakopee in 2017 as  Member Business of the Year!
Keynote Speaker - Erik Therwanger, ThinkGREAT
Achieve Generational Excellence - Millennials are NOT Your Leadership Challenge

Discover the solutions to leading all generations, including Millennials, in an environment that achieves high levels of balance, team identity, and success.

Platinum Sponsor | $500
  • Business logo on all promotional materials and website
  • Reserved table of eight (8) ($240 value)
  • Premier reserved seating at event
  • Recognition at podium during program
  • Opportunity to pass out materials at the event to promote your business
  • Business logo on event program

Gold Sponsor | $350

  • Business logo on all promotional materials and website
  • Reserved table of eight (8) ($240 value)
  • Premier reserved seating at event
  • Recognition at podium during program
  • Business logo on event program
Table Sponsor| $240
  • Business recognition on promotional material & website
  • Reserved table of eight (8)
  • Business recognition on event program
Nuclear Power is Here to Stay in Minnesota

Photo Credit_ Glen Stubbe
From the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: The news has been increasingly bleak for U.S. nuclear power, replete with failed projects and proposed bailouts of unprofitable reactors. In Minnesota, though, nuclear power is still a bedrock of the state's electricity production, and it looks like it will stay that way until the 2030s.
High-Stakes Debate Coming to Minnesota Legislature After Federal Tax Changes

From the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Lost in the debate over the vast overhaul of the federal tax code, some Minnesotans' state taxes could rise sharply while others would fall depending how the Legislature responds this year. Minnesota is one of a few states that base state taxes on an income figure plucked from the federal filing called "federal taxable income." If Minnesota adapts its own tax code to the new federal law, some families - like those with lots of children - could see higher state tax bills, while others with certain business income could get a break.
State Won't Say When DMV Problems Will be Fixed. Senator Suggests IT Overhaul.

From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS: When will the problems plaguing Minnesota's vehicle registration system be fixed? No one would say Thursday, amid repeated questioning from frustrated state lawmakers, one of whom suggested that the state's entire IT department be dismantled and those who worked on the system be purged from state employment. State officials said they're working on coming up with an answer.
Get Your "Jones" On: MN History Center Field Trip

Discover what Indiana Jones knew about libraries!  Dig into the amazing archaeology resources available at the Minnesota History Center.  See cool artifacts; find amazing archaeology resources; get a "how-to-search" handout; and explore wow exhibits.  Lunch on-your-own (brown-bag or purchase), at the MNHS cafĂ©, then tour the museum exhibits and library.  Bus to / from SCHS to the MNHS.  The field trip is led by Archaeologist Steven Blondo.  Please join us Saturday, January 13, 2018.  FREE transportation and museum admission - registrations required at  Bus pickup at SCHS is 8:00am sharp!  Bus provided by the Minnesota Transportation Museum.  This field trip is the first in a series of four archaeology workshops.  Complete two of the four and receive a certificate!  More information on the SCHS website.
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Questions? Call 952-445-0378 or email us at The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379, three blocks south of the intersection of Co. Rd. 101 and Fuller Street.  Visit us online at
Hiring Event

Scott County Workforce Center
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet directly with employers!
Award Staffing (Bloomington) - Customer Service, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Data Entry, Banquet Servers, Cooks, Assemblers, Warehouse, Machine Operator, Production & More!

Doherty (Bloomington, Chanhassen, Chaska & Shakopee)
Durham School Services (Burnsville)
English Rose Suites (Edina) 
Kohl's (Shakopee) 
Monarch Health Care Management (Bloomington & New Prague)
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres (Chanhassen)
The Davis Companies (Chanhassen)

Do you have a job opening or hot deal? Please login to the Chamber's Member Information Center to get it posted!
January Business After Hours
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Please join us for a unique Chamber Business After Hours event at Bill's Toggery ( 138 Lewis St S, Shakopee ) on Thursday, January 11 from 4:30 - 6:00 PM!  

Enjoy light appetizers, adult beverages and door prizes - plus shop the great deals during the FIRST day of their Winter Clearance Sale!

Thursday, January 11
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting | Jan. 11

Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate with Reflections Dance Academy as they open their new location Downtown Shakopee.

Reflections Dance Academy provides a carefully designed and progressive program in dance technique and competitive dance forms, which provides the opportunity for all dancers to grow in their dance knowledge and skill. 

120 1st Ave E., Shakopee
Chamber Annual Meeting | Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Canterbury Park 

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau invites you to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Erik Therwanger, ThinkGREAT
Achieve Generational Excellence - Millennials are NOT Your Leadership Challenge! 

Chamber Discount: $30
General Admission: $40
Table Sponsor: $250

Wake Up With Shakopee | Feb. 1

Thursday, February 1
7:30 - 9:00 AM
950 W. Vierling Dr, Shakopee
Join us for coffee & donuts at HomeTown Bank as we celebrate them opening their 2nd location in Shakopee (next to Hy-Vee)

Ribbon Cutting at 8:15 AM

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

Executive & Business Owners Roundtable
Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more
Abbie Siljendahl
Events & Communications Director
Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau
1801 East County Road 101
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:  952.445.1660
Give us a call today!