Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - Referral Collision

Thursday, May 2
9:30 - 10:30 AM
1465 Maras St.
Shakopee, MN 55379
(One block east of the original location)

Join us to celebrate with Referral Collision as they open their new additional location. The Ribbon Cutting will begin promptly at 9:30 AM with coffee & doughnuts to follow the ceremony.

*RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.
Friends of Main Street Banquet 2019

Thursday, May 2
5:30 - 9:00 PM
Turtle's Social Centre
112 Lewis Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379
Individual Ticket: $50  I  Reserved Table of 6: $250

Join us as we recognize the 2018 Downtown Business of the Year and reveal the lineup for Rhythm on the Rails 2019! 

The annual Friends of Main Street Banquet also raises funds for Main Street Shakopee district revitalization including community events such as Rhythm on the Rails and Holiday Fest, as well as continued art, design and beautification projects.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Bravis Modern Street Food

Saturday, May 4
10:30 - 11:30 AM
105 Lewis St. S
Shakopee, MN

Bravis is kicking off its new Chamber membership with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, May 4. Following the ceremony - which will begin promptly at 10:30 am - stay for their pre Cinco de Mayo specials including an all you can eat taco bar and more! 

*RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.
May Membership Luncheon

Thursday, May 9
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Turtle's Bar & Grill
132 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us on Thursday, May 9 for our Monthly Membership Luncheon. May's luncheon will feature Rhonda Kalal from MRCI who will be speaking on mental health in the workplace.

*Membership Luncheons occur every second Thursday of the month and provide members the opportunity to network with other members and learn from key leaders on topics important for their business. 
Plan Ahead For Cinco de Mayo

Get 50% OFF Queso with your Cinco de Mayo Catering Order when you order from Qdoba Mexican Eats! Call 888.778.2234 or click here  for more information on our Cinco de Mayo Catering Specials.

*Certain terms and conditions apply.*
Home is Where the Work is: Historic House Tour

Thursday, May 9
6:00pm and 7:00pm
Scott County Historical Society
235 Fuller Street South,
Shakopee, MN 55379

Do you need to get away from Spring cleaning and celebrate the season? Come visit the Scott County Historical Society for a new tour of the Historic Stans House: Home is Where the Work Is. Learn what it took to manage a household in Scott County at the turn of the century, how work was divided, and what tools people used every day.
Two tours will run the evening of May 9: one at 6:00pm, and one at 7:00pm. Tours cost $4.00 and will include a free museum admission. SCHS members are FREE. Register by calling SCHS at 952-445-0378.
Enjoy a Fun and Active Afternoon in the Great Outdoors

Enjoy spring as a family with YMCA ForEverest, a new climbing event at Hyland Hills Ski Area on May 19. It's a great way to connect with nature-and each other, all while you stay active working your way toward the summit. There are course levels for ages 7 - 99 and all abilities, so bring the whole family for a memorable day.

Register before May 6 to receive 15% off with promo codes YMCA4ALL_0519_12 (Noon start time) or YMCA4ALL_0519_230 (2:30 PM start time).
Click here to register and choose River Valley YMCA as your option for registering!

Employers of Excellence

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board (WDB) invites area organizations to participate in the 2019 "Employers of Excellence" program.
This is the fourth year that the WDB is working with Personnel Dynamics Consulting to offer the survey.  Personnel Dynamics gathers the information and will analyze the data and calculate the turnover rates, growth percentages, promotion percentages, and benefit packages for each company. A total of 37 different measurements are analyzed. Each participating company then receives a confidential, personalized report detailing how they compared with other companies in the area and suggestions for improving their work environment.  Additionally, based on the results, the WDB will recognize the businesses who received the top ratings.
There is no cost to the company to complete the survey as those  costs are being covered by the WDB and area sponsors including the Dakota County Community Development Agency and  Scott County Community Development Agency
All employers in Dakota and Scott counties are encouraged to participate. Contact WDB Director Mark Jacobs at 651.554.5622 for more information or go to http://www.personneldynamics.net/survey.asp to start the survey.  Deadline for survey completion is May 31, 2019. Winners will be announced in August.
May Blood Drives

Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood - from heart transplants and cancer patients to accident victims and premature babies. The need for blood is constant, but the supply is not. Only volunteer blood donors can make a life-saving difference to someone in need. 

Click here for locations & times of public blood drives during the first half of the month &  click here for blood drives during the second-half of the month.
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.