UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
October Membership Luncheon



Thursday, October 11
11:30 AM -1:00 PM
Pizza Ranch
1266 Vierling Dr.
 E, Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us on Thursday, October 11 for our monthly Membership Luncheon. October's Luncheon will feature The October luncheon will feature City of Shakopee's Director of Planning & Development Michael Kerski and Police Chief Jeff Tate


Pumpkins in the Park
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October 13, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Huber Park


Pumpkins in the Park  is a non-scary Halloween celebration! Children will enjoy a Trick-or-Treat Trail, face painting, jump houses, fun photos, ghoulish games, refreshments, plus they get to choose their very own pumpkin from the Pick-A-Pumpkin Patch.

We still need volunteers! Email Courtney Peterson (cpeterson@shakopee.org) if interested.
The Minnesota Chamber Presents the Statewide Policy Tour
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October 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CertainTeed - Saint Gobain

Please join us in Shakopee and make your voice heard in the 2019 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.


- Network with your peers
- Discuss policy changes to help your business succeed and grow jobs in Minnesota
- Engage in our grassroots efforts
- Tour the CertainTeed SAINT-GOBAIN facility following the meeting! 
Candidate Forums
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October 25, 2018
5:00 - 9:00 PM
River Valley Church
1350 Crossings Blvd. Shakopee, MN 55379


The Public Policy Committee of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Forum for the following races
  • Shakopee School Board  5:30 - 6:15
  • Shakopee City Council  6:20 - 7:00
  • Shakopee Mayor  7:05 - 7:40
  • Scott County Sheriff  7:45 - 8:05
  • Scott County Commissioner  8:10 - 8:30
  • Minnesota State Representative District 55A  8:35 - 9:00
Kids Voting Reception starts at 5:00. No campaign t-shirts, buttons or any signage will be allowed inside the debate hall.  Political yard signs or supporter organized rallies will NOT be allowed inside or outside the debate hall.

The Public Policy Committee of the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau is soliciting questions from the public for the Candidate Forums. Please email your questions to shakopeevotes@gmail.com.

Watch Meet the Candidate  videos here.
MEMBER NEWS
Referral Collision Vehicle Show

Referral Collision is hosting a car show coming up on Sunday, October 21. They are also collecting gently used coats, snow pants, sweaters, hoodies to donate!

                               
Hy-Vee's 1st Annual Trick-or-Treat Party
Check out Veteran Shredding

NEWS YOU CAN USE
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity For Small Businesses
  The U.S. Small Business Administration has resources to help keep your sma ll  business safe. Launch SBA's free online course  for  an overview of cybersecurity tips. Topics include: d efining cybersecurity; explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; identifying types of information that should be secured; identifying the types of cyber threats; defining risk management; and listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats.

Click here to launch the course.
WEEKLY NETWORKING
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.