NOVEMBER 30, 2020


The Chamber has the perfect gift for all of those sweet kiddos on your list this year. You’re going to want to get one of these fantastic souvenir books for yourself too before they’re gone!

Good Night Shakopee, a nod to the iconic children's book Goodnight Moon, highlights the best of Shakopee. Children of all ages (and their grownups) will delight in this tour of Shakopee & saying good night to familiar attractions and landmarks. Good Night Shakopee makes a perfect book for the end of the day & is sure to become a favorite that is read over and over again!

ORDER YOURS NOW—They make perfect stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, baby gifts, or “just because” gifts for EVERYONE who has a connection to our great community. Books are $15. Written and illustrated by Shakopee's own Christopher Straub.
2020 Downtown Shakopee Holiday Winter Market

Our Downtown Shakopee Holiday Fest will look a bit different this year but we are still determined to showcase our holiday cheer!

  • Shop the Holiday Winter Market filled with local artisans who specialize in creating handmade crafts and gifts.

  • Buy a copy of the new Good Night Shakopee book - author/illustrator Christopher Straub will be on hand to autograph your copy!

  • Grab a to-go snack from O'Brien's food truck or at Sit & Sip's hot chocolate and hot cider booth.

  • Bring a gift donation and help support Southern Valley Alliance's Gifts of Hope program.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Downtown Shakopee on December 5th, shopping local and getting into the holiday spirit!

Masks are required for all participants. All social distancing guidelines and Minnesota/CDC regulations will be upheld. We will still have our annual Downtown Christmas tree, however there won't be an in-person tree lighting ceremony due to social distancing/gathering guidelines.
Last Week To Drop Off Donations At Chamber For Gifts Of Hope Program!

Southern Valley Alliance provides victims of domestic violence and their families with support, referrals, protection, and advocacy. The Shakopee Chamber is proud to be a drop-off location for Southern Valley Alliance's Gifts of Hope program, which helps make the holidays a little brighter for their clients.

Please bring new, unrapped gifts to the Chamber office at 1801 East County Road 101. Donations will be accepted through THIS Friday, December 4.

Pivot to Prosper: Adapting & Growing Your Business During A Crisis

Thursday, December 10
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has forced small businesses to reimagine operations to survive. This Q&A discussion will convene business owners and entrepreneurs to explore effective tactics to adapt and pivot your business during a crisis. The conversation will feature advice for planning and agility, various industry examples of innovation, and a brief overview of Tory Burch Foundation’s programs to empower women and entrepreneurs. Click here to register.
Webinars From The MN Chamber

COVID-19 Community Spread Impacting The Workplace: Precautions & Best Practices - Learn how employers can prepare for, and respond to, the likelihood of positive COVID-19 cases in the workplace as a result of significant levels of community spread in Minnesota. Hear from Minnesota’s Department of Health about best practices for screening, contact tracing, and employee communication and engagement in efforts to reduce spread of the virus inside and outside of the workplace.

Diversion & Inclusion Best Internal Practices - Learn from some Minnesota companies leading the way on implementing internal diversity and inclusion strategies and working towards making their workplaces more equitable and diverse. This webcast is meant for companies at all stages of their diversity and inclusion journey.
Free "COVIDaware MN" App Available

Download the free COVIDaware MN app to get notified if you have been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19. COVIDaware MN uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to notify you if you have been exposed to COVID-19, so you can reduce the risk of infection for your friends, family, and neighbors, and help Minnesota slow the spread. 1) Download the free app. 2) Your phone remembers other devices it meets, but won’t identify you to anyone. 3) Your privacy is protected. No information that will identify you will ever leave your phone. 4) The app checks for positive COVID-19 cases every day. 5) The app will notify you if you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Small businesses need your support this holiday season more than ever. Here are five ways you can support them in the coming weeks and beyond: 

  1. Shop Local: Your dollars go farther when you support small businesses in your local area for all your holiday needs.
  2. Support Minority Owned Businesses: Expand your holiday purchases to buy from businesses you have never done business with, including those owned by minority entrepreneurs.
  3. Support Local Restaurants: Simplify your holidays – and help restaurants in your area have a happy holiday, too – by purchasing extra takeout orders for youself and gift cards to share.
  4. Support Local Artists: Whatever your pleasure – fine art, crafts, music, or something else – artists need your support now more than ever. Help keep Minnesota's artists creative with your holiday purchases.
  5. Support On Social Media: No matter how you chose to support small businesses this holiday season, sharing your support on social media will encourage more to do the same. 

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.
Our guest for Episode #19 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast is Shakopee resident Eric Harkins, President and Founder of GKG Search & Consulting. This week we discuss Eric’s book, “Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn't Suck”, which focuses on leadership expectations and development, and his 8-bullet points on what makes a good leader. We also discuss Eric’s motivation for his book, his niece Shannon O’Hara, and how her strength fighting cancer gave him the inspiration to write the book.
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Podcast Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

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!
Welcome, New Members!
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest members. We strive to connect our members to one another and to the community. Please welcome them and introduce yourself by sending an email or giving them a call. Click on the logos below to learn more about our new members.
Renewing Chamber Members

Thank you to the following businesses for your continued support of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. With your support, we can continue our mission of growing Shakopee's business community through advocacy, membership programming, and economic development.

Edina Realty Mortgage - Shane Hofmann
Firefly Credit Union
Old National Bank
Scott County Abstract & Title, Inc.
South Metro Federal Credit Union
Town & Country Campground
Trademark Title Services, Inc.
UPDATE - Shakopee Police Department Blood Drive Cancelled

The blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, December 30, by the Shakopee Police Department has been cancelled. Please email the police department if you have any questions.
The Shakopee Chamber Discount Card Is The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your Holiday Shopping List!
The Shakopee Chamber Discount Card gets you great deals at local restaurants, stores, and establishments while supporting our community businesses as they continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

Discount Cards are just $25 each, feature over $100 in savings, and can be used multiple times through 5/31/21!

Buy your card online and have it mailed to you. Click the button below for a list of participating businesses and the deals they are offering.