May 17, 2021

Free MN Chamber Membership

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s private sector members with 10 or fewer employees are eligible to receive a FREE membership in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce!
Not only do you receive the benefits of membership including critical information about legislative issues, member rates at Minnesota Chamber events, and access to key resources on the state’s economy, you are also eligible to participate in group discounts on products and services. Minnesota Chamber Business Services recently launched a small business 401(k) program in partnership with Securian. More than 80% of the requests for proposals have come from Small Business Federation members currently enrolled as members of the Minnesota Chamber.
For more information about getting your FREE membership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce through the Shakopee Chamber, please email Tim Zunker.
SBA Training Opportunities & Business Resources

Take a look at training opportunities and business resources available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.
Return To In-Person Networking With "The Cure For Social Distancing"!

Session 1 Of "A Great New Business Era" 4-Part Series
Wednesday, June 9
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you prepared to repair the damage in your business caused by social distancing? Yes, there is damage happening and, yes, the symptoms are already showing in the workplace. If left unchecked and uncured, the ripple effect of destruction will begin to dismantle business teams. But don't worry, Erik Therwanger - author, speaker, and business coach - has The Cure For Social Distancing! The member rate to attend is $35.
"The Cure For Social Distancing" is session one of a powerful four-part series designed to help you forge a pathway to success for you and your people. Each session is built to enhance and expand on the one before it, but even attending a single session will provide benefits to you and your business. Register for session one for $35, or signup for the whole series for just $80.

June 9 - Session 1 "The Cure For Social Distancing"
July 14 - Session 2 "Leading Through Chaos"
August 25 - Session 3 "Planning Through Chaos"
September 7 - Session 4 "Selling Through Chaos"
Registration is now open for the Shakopee Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament! Join us for a day on the greens to network, have fun, and connect with fellow chamber members. This annual event helps support the Chamber’s member-based initiatives and programs. The tournament always sells out quickly so register today!
Golf Tournament Sponsorships

Looking for a more significant way to support this event plus promote your business? Check out the great sponsorship opportunities available. However, sponsorship are selling fast so reach out to Annette Belding, Membership & Events Director, to secure your sponsorship.
Get Ready To Shift Gears For Greater Success!

Change is constant. Nothing ever goes quite as we planned. If we didn’t believe this before 2020, we all know it now. Leaders everywhere are realizing that they must make major shifts in order to move forward. Changing directions is hard. It’s risky. But it’s the only way to get where we need to go. The future will be created by fearless, innovative Leaders wo have the courage to SHIFT!

Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. This year, hear from top leaders who have experienced disruptions in their professional and personal lives and how they “shifted” to make their organizations and countless lives better. You will get life-changing takeaways from over 10 great leaders! The cost for this full-day event is $90 for Chamber members ($100 for non-members) and includes lunch.
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The Minnesota Chamber’s semi-annual Statewide Policy Tour is your opportunity to discuss how actions at the Capitol impact your business. This summer’s tour looks a little different but it’s no less important to make your voice heard. Throughout June, the Minnesota Chamber will host a series of virtual tours based on geographical regions. Attend your region's virtual tour to discuss policy impacts to help your business – and the economy as a whole – recover and succeed throughout the state. (If you are unable to attend your specific region’s tour, you are welcome to attend any tour that does work with your schedule.)

Live Racing Is BACK At Canterbury Park!

Canterbury Park’s live racing season returns this week and Shakopee Chamber members can enjoy up to two free admission passes for Wednesday, May 19, or Thursday, May 20, by redeeming the ticket code ChamberFree. Offer must be redeemed online in advance.

To redeem your ticket code:
Log in/create username* and password
Select race day and add tickets to cart
Use ticket code ChamberFree at checkout
Print tickets at home or download to your phone.
*username = email address

Ticket code only valid for racing on Wednesday, May 19 or Thursday, May 20. 
Ticket code not valid on opening night, Tuesday, May 18.

Live racing kicks off Tuesday night at Canterbury Park with racing now on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 PM through September. Sunday racing returns May 30.
Get involved with the 2021 Scott County Fair! They are looking for sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and entrants for their contests and events. The Scott County Fair is an exciting event that has something for everyone - if you've never been there before, make this the year you check it out! And if you have been to the Scott County Fair, come back again because new and fun things are added every year. Don't forget to follow the Scott County Fair on Facebook and Instagram!
Donate Books To Shakopee Schools!

Local businesses have the opportunity to purchase ten "Good Night Shakopee" books to be donated to E-3 classrooms at Shakopee schools. The book, written and illustrated by Shakopee's own Christopher Straub, is an engaging story of Shakopee and its familiar attractions and landmarks.

Is your business interested in donating? Every book you purchase will have a sticker recognizing you as the generous donor. Just pay the wholesale cost of $75 to purchase ten books to be donated! Click here to purchase.