July 6, 2021

Input Needed For Unemployment Insurance Fruad Evaluation

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) seeks input for an evaluation of Unemployment Insurance fraud. With so many companies desperately seeking workers and the UI plus-up extended past summer, there are questions on whether unemployed individuals are actually seeking employment. Right now, the OLA is defining the scope of the evaluation and invites you to share your input. 

What issues do you think should be evaluated? Do you have any particular areas of concern or recommendations for changes to state law or practices? (Click here for information about Unemployment Fraud.) Possible evaluation questions include:

  • How does the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) determine workers’ eligibility for unemployment benefits?
  • Is DEED effective at preventing and detecting fraudulent applications?

Click here to provide input about the scope of the evaluation. You may provide input through July 14, 2021. This opportunity is open to anyone.
Thank You For Supporting The Chamber's Blood Drive!

Due to your support, we exceeded our blood drive goal with 66 units donated! Memorial Blood Centers, MN's largest independent, nonprofit, community blood center, is the primary provider of life-saving blood to more than 30 hospital partners throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Donations made at the Chamber's blood drive have the potential to impact the lives of 188 hospital patients. In addition, this drive saw 31 first-time donors (either those who have never donated before or those who have donated but not with MBC) - WOW! Thank you for joining Memorial Blood Centers and the Shakopee Chamber in saving lives.
Upcoming Chamber Events

July Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, July 13
Pizza Ranch Shakopee

Chad Peterson, owner of Integrated Marketing+Design, will present, "Marketing Tips and Tricks: Coming out of a Pandemic." Our membership luncheons are also networking events so have your "elevator speech" ready and be sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Leading Through Chaos
Wednesday, July 14
Canterbury Park

During times of crisis is when leadership is most needed. Erik Therwanger, former US Marine and founder of ThinkGREAT, will share the three key leadership traits most critical "to run into the fire" at a time when fear is highest and level-headed guidance is most needed.
Ribbin Cutting At Bluff Creek Boutique
Thursday, July 22

Bluff Creek Boutique has opened a new store in Downtown Shakopee. Join us in welcoming them to our community! Free to attend but registration is required.
Shakopee Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 27
The Meadows At Mystic Lake

There is room for just a few more golfers - register today!
Ribbon Cutting At The DECO
Wednesday, August 4

The DECO is now open in Downtown Shakopee! Please join us at their ribbon cutting and help us welcome them to our community.
Leadercast Shift
Wednesday, August 11
Shakopee High School

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.

Continuing Education Units

Leadercast is offering four continuing education unit options:

SHRM (HR Professionals) – 4.75 credit hours
GCSU (General) – .5/5 credit hours
HRCI (HR Professionals) – 5.0 credit hours
ASNA (Nursing) – 5.0 credit hours
Continuing education credits are available upon attendance. The application will be available beginning 8/11/21. Leadercast will provide details within six weeks of receiving the completed application. 
Rhythm on the Rails is back! Join us in Downtown Shakopee for live music, food, cold beer, and fun for the whole family. Click here for all the details.


Week 1 - Trailer Trash & Belfast Cowboys
Week 2 - World According To Garth
Week 3 - G.B. Leighton
Week 4 - The Fabulous Armadillos
Week 5 - I Am, She Said
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.
Now Hiring!

QDOBA is hiring for a variety of positions. They have great perks and benefits plus a sign-on bonus. Talk to a GM in-store or click here to apply online.