The Shakopee Chamber & Downtown Shakopee invite you to attend Annual Holiday Fest on Friday, December 6! Holiday Fest is an annual celebration to kick-off the holiday season. The event will be held on the closed streets of First Ave East, Holmes Street South, and Lewis Street South in Downtown Shakopee.
Join us for this free, family-fun event which will include the Parade of Lights, a tree lighting ceremony, and a stellar fireworks show. (Not to mention photos with Santa, holiday activity stations, and shopping!)
Several volunteers are needed during the Parade of Lights. Please click here for more information!
New toys will be collected at Holiday Fest to benefit CAP Agency's Hope for the Holidays, a program that helps the families they serve experience the joy of the holidays by providing children with new gifts. Gifts should be for ages newborn to 18 years old. All toys must be new. Gift cards are also appreciated and may be of any dollar value. This year's Hope for the Holidays program honors Joe Vaughan, CAP's Executive Director who passed away in September. Joe was also a strong supporter and dear friend of the Shakopee Chamber.
Ad Sales To Begin

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our new partnership with E&M Consulting, Inc. to produce our 2020 Membership Directory. E&M will be managing the ad sales, creative design, and formatting. They are extremely professional and produce a high-quality publication, and we ask that you give them a moment of your time. E&M will be contacting all members about the advertising opportunities available in the directory.
If you have any questions or would like to advertise, please email Tyler at E&M Consulting or give him a call at 952.448.9920. Information on the advertising opportunities can be viewed online here. As always, your support of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce's products and services is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
MN Chamber Winter 2019 Statewide Policy Tour

Make plans to join the MN Chamber at a location near you and make your voice heard in the 2020 legislative session. Hear what Minnesota companies are forecasting for growth and what it means for the Chamber's legislative agenda to grow our economy together.

Register for  one of the tour stops for the opportunity to network with your peers, discuss policy changes to help your business succeed and grow jobs in Minnesota, engage in grassroots efforts, and tour the host company. Dates and times vary by location; click here to see the list of tours and cities and to register. (Pre-registration is mandatory.)
Building MN's STEM Workforce, One Intern At A Time

SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small for-profit Minnesota companies with talented college STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students.

Qualified employers receive a wage reimbursement of 50 percent of the intern's wages up to $2,500.  Eligible Companies:

●  Are for-profit, registered and conducting business in Minnesota
●  Have fewer than 250 employees worldwide
●  Offer an internship that offers hands-on STEM industry experience
●  Are doing business in one of the following industries:

* Aerospace and Defense
* Agriculture and Food Science
* Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Health IT
* Engineering Services
* Fuels, Energy, Energy Management
* IT/Computer Technology
* Mining, Materials, Manufacturing and Processing 

For more information and to apply, go to  
Donations Sought For MACVB Silent Auction

Donate to the MACVB Silent Auction and show your support of the people who promote tourism across the great state of Minnesota!  MACVB's Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference in February 2020. The silent auction will be "live" online to offer anyone a chance to bid on an item.

Top reasons to donate?

#1 Help Minnesota tourism thrive. MACVB members invest tens of millions of dollars to increase the number of people traveling throughout Minnesota. 

#2 Introduce your business, products and services to new people. Your donation will be promoted to the statewide tourism industry prior to and in conjunction with the 2020 Tourism Conference.

#3 Bring newcomers to your community. Our network of bidders includes the friends, families and colleagues of Minnesota's tourism professionals. They are eager to visit and experience new places, attractions and events.

If you would like to donate,  click here for more information and to download the donation form.  Most popular items include weekend getaways, lodging and vacation packages, craft beer and wine, golf rounds, local arts and crafts, and "date night" outings.
Santa Experience at Lynn Laumann Photography
Thursday, December 12
& Friday, December 13

Lynn Laumann Photography
117 East 2nd Street,  Chaska, MN 55318

This is not your typical sit on Santa's lap at the mall experience. Relax and enjoy as your child has time to connect with Santa as he reads them a Christmas story and plays with them! This experience will be professionally photographed, and you will be able to choose one full resolution file that day to be emailed to you. 
Find more information and book a session for Thursday, Dec. 12 - HERE or Friday Dec. 13 - HERE .