September 14th, 2020
Don't Forget To Buy Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card!
Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card will get you great deals at local restaurants, stores, & establishments while supporting our business community as they continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Buy a card for yourself, & buy one for a family member, friend, or neighbor. These cards are also a great way to show appreciation to your employees, clients, & customers. Over $100 in savings! Discounts can be used multiple times through 5/31/21.

Discount Cards are just $25 each! Buy your card online and either pick it up at the Chamber office or have it mailed to you.

Real Gem: 20% off jewelry repair
Sit & Sip: 20% off $15 or more
Coffee Ta Cream: Free chips w/sandwich purchase
Reflections Dance Academy: 25% off your first 6-week session
Pizza Ranch Shakopee: 20% off dine in & carry out orders
Shakopee Florist: 20% off orders of $50 or more (not valid during holiday weeks)
Turtle's Bar & Grill: $5 off $25 or more
North Aire Market: Buy 3 soups, get 4th free
Shakopee Brewhall: $5 off $25 or more
O'Brien's Public House: $5 off $25 or more
Bill's Toggery: $20 off $100 or more
Pablo's Mexican Restaurant: $5 off $25 or more
Dangerfield's: 20% off orders (max. $25 discount)
ShakRa Yoga & Fitness: 25% off any class package
Badger Hill Brewing: $5 off $25 or more
Ramble On Records: $5 off $25 or more
Bravis: $5 off $25 or more
Valley Sports: $5 off $30 or more
Stacked Consignment: $10 off $75
QDOBA Mexican Eats Shakopee: Free chips & queso w/regular entree purchase
Valid at Shakopee locations only. Promotions are not valid with any other offers. One use per person per day. Contact the Chamber if you are interested in selling cards at your business.
Episode #11 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast features Commissioner Steve Grove with the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED). This week we discuss the $300 unemployment extension, the unemployment insurance trust fund, what DEED and the community can do to support hospitality businesses during COVID-19, DEED's Thriving in the North initiative, how DEED is highlighting Workforce Development month, and how DEED has communicated pertinent information throughout the pandemic.
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Quarterly Platinum sponsorships are available, as well as 30-second commercials (both audio and visual). Podcast videos will be hosted and boosted on Facebook with a reach of approximately 10,000 weekly. Click the links below for more info. Email the Chamber or call 952-445-1660 to secure your promotional opportunity!
National Small Business Week:
Virtual Conference Sept. 22-24!

For more than 50 years, the US Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year the SBA will host a virtual event to honor America's small businesses - many of which are veteran, women, and minority-owned - for their achievements and dedication to their communities. National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to recover toward a stronger economy. Click to register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference.
September Is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning. The 2020 NPM theme is: "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today." Click here to start planning for yourself, your family, and your business.
Deadline For SBA Physical Disaster Loan For Civil Unrest Is Oct. 2nd

The SBA encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the October 2nd deadline. Anyone in the declared counties with damages caused by civil unrest May 27-June 8, 2020, should apply for the disaster loan program.

The declaration covers Hennepin County and the adjacent counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, and Wright in Minnesota. Click here for more information and to apply online.
SBA Training Opportunities

Take a look at the most current training opportunities available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.
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The first-ever Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 30 of your favorite Festival foods. Plus, there will be exciting entertainment, featured artisans, and a chance to support Minnesota’s great Renaissance Tradition from the comfort and safety of your vehicle! A limited number of tickets are available. All tickets must be purchased online and will be sold for specific dates and arrival times. Each vehicle is $20 (sales tax included). Purchase your tickets early in order to reserve your preferred date and time.