June Membership Luncheon

Thursday, June 13
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Dangerfield's Restaurant
1583 1st Ave E.,
Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us on Thursday, June 13 for our Monthly Membership Luncheon. June's luncheon will feature Dr. Mark Thomas, the Director of the Center for Addiction Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Thomas will  discuss the unique research being conducted in our own backyard at the University of Minnesota, along with the potential implications of addiction treatments for our society. He will also discuss the reasons why Minnesota is the perfect place for this research to occur, as yet another example that the University of Minnesota brings tremendous value and pride to our community.

Click here to register.
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - KinderCare Learning Centers

Thursday, June 13
4:00 - 5:00 PM
8245 Crossings Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us to celebrate with KinderCare Learning Centers as they open their new Shakopee location!

Click here to RSVP.*

*RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.
Downtown Shakopee Farmers Market

Sundays, June 2 - September 29
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lewis Street Parking Lot

The Downtown Shakopee Farmers Market  will include some of Minnesota's best local vendors including fresh vegetables, handmade items, gifts, and so much more. Skip the grocery store and come out and support local businesses and farmers!

Click here for more information.
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 

Tuesday, July 23
10:00 AM - Shotgun Start
The Meadows at Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW, Prior Lake
Tournament is held rain or shine.

Join us out on the greens to network, have fun and enjoy the company of other chamber members. The day will include time at the driving range, a shotgun start, lunch, mini contests on the course, and a closing awards  banquet. Not a golfer? Not a problem. You can join us for just the banquet.

Player Fee: $150 per golfer
Or register before July 1st and save $20!
Banquet Only: $50 per person

Interested in a tournament sponsorship?   A sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to get your company in front of 150+ event attendees and increase your company's visibility in the Chamber and community. Email Elishia Kim for more information.
Volunteers Needed at MN Ironman Bike Ride

The Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride is Minnesota's oldest bike ride, and is coming back to Shakopee on June 13, 2019.  Over 1,500 cyclists will visit Shakopee and ride the roads of the Minnesota River Valley.  The ride benefits Free Bikes for Kidz, which refurbishes and gives away 7,000 bikes annually.  
You're invited to join in welcoming the cyclists to the Shakopee community through a number of volunteer opportunities. Many volunteer options provide an opportunity for groups to work together. The biggest volunteer needs include the first aid station and the refreshment and activity station.
For more information about volunteering, click here.
Shakopee CAPS Intern Mentors Needed

Shakopee CAPS is looking for internship mentors for next year in Business Administration & Management, Creative Media, and Healthcare & Medicine. CAPS internships will take place Jan 27 - March 20.

See how this program can be a fit for your organization by attending part of national CAPS Summer Huddle. Click here to find the sessions that businesses can attend for free.
MN Conservative Energy Forum

River Valley Running Shakopee is For Sale

In a short 3.5 years, the Shakopee RVR location has established itself as the preeminent professional shoe fitter in the SW metro. They have built up quite the clientele and have many loyal customers.
This could potentially be a second revenue stream for someone who wants to keep their regular job and "invest" in a run/walk shop.  If interested, email Kurt at info@rivervalleyrunning.com or by phone at 402.578.9192.
Free Memberships at Prior Lake YMCA
Summer 2019 Statewide Policy Tour

June 20  I  9:00 am
BTD Manufacturing, Inc., Lakeville 
Tour available.

Learn how your priorities fared during the 2019 legislative session - and how the actions and inactions at the Capitol affect your ability to succeed and grow jobs in Minnesota. Then dig deeper into specific issues and help the MN Chamber set their agenda for the 2020 Legislature.
Workforce Solutions Forum: Disrupting the System and Finding Hidden Talent

July 17  I  9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mystic Lake Center, Prior Lake

As Minnesota's workforce shortage continues, Minnesota businesses continue to look for ways to stay competitive and create jobs. What are we doing at the post-secondary education level to combat the labor shortage?

Become a Part of ChamberNet

7:30 AM
River Valley YMCA

ChamberNet is designed for Chamber members interested in growing their bottom line through good quality referrals.

ChamberNet provides the opportunity to: network with the best and brightest of your peers; stay abreast of new developments through market and current event updates at each meeting; learn and share best practices for technical strategies and practice management topics; and problem-solve technical issues faced by group members in their practices in an open forum.

If interested, please contact Elishia Kim or Todd Klohn.

* An official start date will be determined once a group has been formed.