June 7, 2021

Shakopee Chamber Blood Drive: Donate Blood, Save Lives

Tuesday, June 15
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Path Elementary School (Cafeteria)
2250 17th Avenue East, Shakopee

Local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations. The hospital blood supply across the metro is sitting at less than a three-day supply. Community drives are crucial to make sure hospital patients have what they need. 

There are still many donation appointments available so if you've never donated blood before, now is the time to start!
A Few Spots Remain For Wednesday's First Session Of A Great New Business Era!

The Cure For Social Distancing
Wednesday, June 9
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Canterbury Park

Are you prepared to repair the damage in your business caused by social distancing? Yes, damage has occurred and, yes, symptoms are showing up in the workplace. But don't worry, Erik Therwanger - author, speaker, and business coach - has The Cure For Social Distancing! Just $35 per attendee.
Presented By
Erik Therwanger,
A Great New Business Era is a powerful four-part series designed to help you forge a pathway to success for you and your people. Each session is built to enhance and expand on the one before it but even attending a single session will provide benefits to you and your business. Registration for one session is $35, or signup for the whole series for just $80.

June 9 - Session 1 "The Cure For Social Distancing"
July 14 - Session 2 "Leading Through Chaos"
August 25 - Session 3 "Planning Through Chaos"
September 7 - Session 4 "Selling Through Chaos"
Funds Still Available To Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Eligible small businesses, nonprofits, sole proprietors and independent contractors can still apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), which provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Learn more. The SBA is also still accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, which provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Learn more.

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.
Join us for Morning With The Neighbors, co-sponsored by the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce, and Canterbury Park! Enjoy a light breakfast trackside in Canterbury Park's Finish Line Cabanas, watch the horses train, and get an inside look into the world of horse racing from former jockey Mark Irving. $20 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members.
Join Twin Cities Summer Jam, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau as we welcome back summer and kick off the outdoor concert season at Canterbury Park! There will be an appetizer buffet & cash bar available, along with FREE admission to the horse races if you want to stay for the evening. Each attendee will receive a swag bag and have an opportunity to win a prize package from Twin Cities Summer Jam and Canterbury Park! Registration is required - and a VERY limited number of registrations are available - so please register to attend ASAP.
The Chamber Golf Tournament is filling quickly so register now! In addition to golfer spots filling up fast, there are just a few sponsorships remaining. Sponsorship is a great way to get your business out on the course and in front of potential new clients. If you are interested in the Driving Range Sponsorship or would like to sponsor a tee box, email Annette Belding.
Change is constant. Nothing ever goes quite as we planned. If we didn’t believe this before 2020, we all know it now. Leaders everywhere are realizing that they must make major shifts in order to move forward. The future will be created by fearless, innovative Leaders wo have the courage to SHIFT! Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. This year, hear from top leaders who have experienced disruptions in their professional and personal lives and how they “shifted” to make things better. The cost for this full-day event is $90 for Chamber members ($100 for non-members) and includes lunch.
Event Sponsor
Free MN Chamber Membership

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s private sector members with 10 or fewer employees are eligible to receive a FREE membership in the MN Chamber of Commerce! Not only do you receive the benefits of membership including critical information about legislative issues, member rates at MN Chamber events, and access to key resources on the state’s economy, you are also eligible to participate in group discounts on products and services. For more information about getting your FREE MN Chamber membership, please email Tim Zunker.