Shop Small Business Saturday in Shakopee

Small Business Saturday ® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. Celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is a great time to recognize the contributions our local small businesses make to our community and to thank them for choosing to do business in Shakopee
Anyone can support Small Business Saturday simply by shopping small on November 24. Get up, get out and shop or dine at a local Shakopee business, invite friends to shop with you, or share on your social networks that you #ShopLocalShakopee and #ShopSmall.
So mark your calendar for November 24th - the Saturday after Thanksgiving - and get ready to Shop Small® in Shakopee!
Holiday Fest 2018: November 30 & December 1
Holiday Fest is our annual open streets celebration held in Downtown Shakopee to kick-off the holiday season.

On Friday, November 30, the event will be held on the closed streets of 1st Ave E, Holmes St. S and Lewis St. S in Downtown Shakopee from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Activities include: 

* Caroling by the Shakopee Area Catholic School Choir
* Appearance & Photos with Santa Claus 
* Tree Lighting Countdown and Ceremony with Santa Claus
* Second Annual Parade of Lights 
 Firework Show
* And MORE!

Then come back on Saturday, December 1, for more Holiday activities including:

* Photos with Santa, wreath making, and hot cider & cookies at SCHS (10:30 am      2:30 pm)
Cookie decorating at Reflections Dance Studio (10 am - 1 pm)
Ugly Sweater Christmas Bingo at O'Brien's Public House (2 - 4 pm)
Mini Craft Pop-Up with First Avenue Boutique at the Shakopee Brewhall (11 am    - 3 pm)
Candy Cane Milk Porter Beer Release at the Shakopee Brewhall (4 pm)
YMCA November Promotion

The YMCA has a great promotion going on through November 30th! It is just $1 to join the Y and the rest of the year is FREE. Do not miss out on this great opportunity!

Find more information here.

Leveraging Inclusion: Big Change with Small Acts of Inclusion

Thursday, December 6
9:00 - 10:30 am
443 Lafayette Road N. 
St. Paul, MN 55155

In order to establish and leverage a competitive advantage, organizations can  manage their greatest asset - their employees. Employers can do this with a holistic diversity & inclusion approach. Enhancing inclusion practices in your organization is a key component to helping your business grow, succeed, attract and retain top talent in Minnesota.

Join the PIPELINE Program on December 6th to learn from  Cecilia Stanton Adams with her interactive presentation about making  "Big Change with Small Acts of Inclusion." Learn how to introduce the concept of small acts of inclusion; behaviors that have the potential to gradually transform the culture into one that recognizes and affirms the diversity of others. This learning experience is exceptionally hands-on, interactive, and focused on real-world organizational scenarios. 

The Learning Objectives Include:
  • Understand how diversity dimensions shape workplace identity
  • Learn practical tips for inclusion across cultures
  • Understand motivations, talents and skills of your employees
  • Learn what best practice research has to say about inclusive leadership and the types of behaviors that bring out the best in others.
RSVP here. 
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Executive & Business Owners Roundtable

The Shakopee Chamber Executive & Business Owner's Roundtable provides a structured, confidential and trusting environment for executives and business owners to give and receive the benefit of their experiences to help resolve business challenges.  Participation in this group allows leaders to make better strategic decisions, focus on "the right things," improve communication and build long-term relationships.

Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more.