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November 9th, 2020

National Apprenticeship Week
November 8-14, 2020

Employers everywhere are discovering a new type of employee - an apprentice - which helps grow businesses and lift up communities. Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit, build, and retain a highly skilled workforce. Click here to learn more about how to create your future workforce, improve productivity, and reduce turn-over with a high-quality apprenticeship program.
Online Training: Innovative Mindset For Small Businesses

Tuesday, November 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for this engaging small business workshop to learn how developing the ”Power of an Innovative Mindset in These Changing Times” empowers competencies including creativity/innovation, risk-taking, reframing failure, adapting, and recognizing opportunity that can help move from surviving to thriving. Research and practical application will be shared. Click here to register.
SBA Training Opportunities & Business Resources

Take a look at other training opportunities and business resources available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.
MN Chamber Of Commerce Events

2020 Women In Business Legislator Program: Women Leading The Way Toward A Vaccine
Wednesday, December 2
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This year’s virtual program will kick-off with a panel discussion between women who have been working directly with the fight against COVID-19 to discuss what’s next. What are things going to look like as we approach the New Year? What needs to happen to get this vaccine out to the general public and what tactical approaches are already in the works for the vaccine? Click here to register.

Statewide Policy Tour - Winter 2020
(dates & times vary by region)

The Chamber’s semi-annual Statewide Policy Tour is your opportunity to discuss how actions at the capitol impact your business. This winter’s tour looks a little different, but it’s no less important to make your voice heard. Throughout December, the Chamber will host a series of virtual tours based on geographical regions. Click here for more information and to register.
Is Your Business Hiring? #GoodJobsNow

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for all Minnesotans, especially those looking for work. The MN Department of Employment and Economic Developed has launched the #GoodJobsNow campaign, which seeks to highlight Minnesota businesses who are hiring right now for quality jobs. This new initiative provides a way for job seekers to learn more about area employers – via video clips. If your business is hiring, click here to find out how you can promote your job openings.
November 15 Is Deadline For Mortgage & Rental Assistance Applications
The Scott County Board of Commissioners has allocated $2.95 million in federal CARES Act dollars for mortgage and rental support to Scott County residents who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 to prevent foreclosures and evictions. The deadline to apply for both the rental assistance program and the mortgage assistance program is November 15, but eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early, as program funding is limited and may be subject to a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to access the application.
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.
2020 Hope For The Holidays

Due to the ongoing pandemic, CAP Agency's Hope for the Holidays programs will look a little different this year! Sign-up and matching for both Adopt-A-Family and Adopt-A-Senior will be completed electronically to ensure the health, safety, and wellness of clients, staff, and volunteers. This year they will utilize a contact-free, curbside donor drop-off and distribution process for clients.
Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior sign-up forms are now open:

Box Lunches From QDOBA!

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