Biz Buzz
November 2nd, 2020

Election Day Is Tuesday, November 3
Get Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card!
Your Shakopee Chamber Discount Card will get you great deals at local restaurants, stores, & establishments while supporting our business community as they continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Over $100 in savings! Discounts can be used multiple times through 5/31/21.

Discount Cards are just $25 each! Buy your card online and have it mailed to you. Click on the button below for a list of participating businesses and the deals they are offering.
Make sure to check out episode #17 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guests this week are Jo Foust, Business Development Specialist with the Scott County CDA First Stop Shop, and Jake De St. Hubert, owner of Euroworx Automotive Repair LLC and this year’s Fast-Track winner. We chat with Jo about the Fast-Track competition including who can participate, the eight challenge categories, positive outcomes for the communities in Scott County because of the competition, and how businesses can get involved. We chat with Jake about his business, why he decided to apply for the challenge, and what is next for his business after winning the competition.
Don't miss a single podcast - a new one drops each Thursday! You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to or you can subscribe to our podcast at:

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Podcast Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Quarterly Platinum sponsorships are available, as well as 30-second commercials (both audio and visual). Podcast videos will be hosted and boosted on Facebook with a reach of approximately 10,000 weekly. Click the links below for more info. Email the Chamber or call 952-445-1660 to secure your promotional opportunity!
Have Job Openings At Your Business? Register Now For Virtual Veterans Career Fair

CareerForce Veterans Employment Services and the MN Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will host the 14th Annual Veterans Career Fair virtually this year. Employers currently offering full-time jobs paying family-sustaining wages with benefits are strongly encouraged to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for you to engage with Minnesota veterans, including National Guard members and reservists, and welcome them to share their unique strengths gained through military service to help advance your business. Click here to register.
Welcome, New Members!
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest members. Please welcome them by sending an email, stopping by their business to introduce yourself, or striking up a conversation at one of our events. We strive to connect our members to one another and to the community. Click on the logos below to learn more about our new members.
Renewing Chamber Members

Thank you to the following businesses for your continued support of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. With your support, we can continue our mission of growing Shakopee's business community through advocacy, membership programming, and economic development.

All Saints Senior Living
Caspers Chiropractic Center
Cub Foods
Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Shakopee
Mortgage Avenue
Shakopee Prior Lake Water Ski Association
Shakopee Public Utilities
Southwest News Media
Thrivent Financial – Andrew Frank
Veil & Wild Orthodontics
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Todd Klohn
Shakopee Police Earn Community Policing Award

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has selected the Shakopee Police Department as the recipient of its 2020 IACP Leadership Award for midsize agencies. The department was recognized for its initiative, innovation, and excellence in law enforcement practices in the areas of community safety, emerging issues, investigations, leadership, national security, transnational crime, and transportation safety. This is the second time in five years the department has earned this prestigious award. Congratulations, Shakopee Police Department!

Guild Services Virtual Ladder of Hope Fundraiser

Thursday, November 19th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Event

Join Guild from the safety of your own home for their first-ever virtual Ladder of Hope event. Help raise funds for Guild’s lifesaving services that help hundreds of people every day to stabilize their mental health, find affordable housing, and secure competitive jobs in the community of their choosing.

Visit their website ( on November 19.
There will be a button to click to join the event.
Guild is a nonprofit organization serving individuals living with mental illness and those experiencing chronic homelessness.
It's Time For Southern Valley Alliance’s Annual Poinsettia Sale!

Poinsettias make great client and host gifts, as well as beautiful decorations for your office, lobby, and home. Proceeds from the Poinsettia Sale support Southern Valley Alliance's 24/7 Crisis Line, Legal/Court Advocacy, Support Groups, Children’s Visitation Center, and Community Engagement and Education programs. Southern Valley Alliance is the only provider of domestic violence services in Scott and Carver counties and we assist over 1500 victims per year. We couldn’t do so without the support of businesses like you, so thank you! 

For more information and to place an order, visit, email or call 952-873-4214.

November 15 Is Deadline For Mortgage & Rental Assistance Applications
The Scott County Board of Commissioners has allocated $2.95 million in federal CARES Act dollars for mortgage and rental support to Scott County residents who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 to prevent foreclosures and evictions. The deadline to apply for both the rental assistance program and the mortgage assistance program is November 15, but eligible applicants are encouraged to apply early, as program funding is limited and may be subject to a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to access the application.
SBA Training Opportunities & Business Resources

Take a look at the most current training opportunities and business resources available through the SBA's Minnesota District Office and their partners.