September 20, 2021

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants

The Main Street Covid Relief Grants Program will make available $10,000 - $25,000 grants to Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. A total $64,200,000 is available for grant applications selected for consideration through a computer-generated, randomized selection process. Applicants that have not received assistance through previous relief programs will be prioritized for consideration. The application portal will close September 29. Click for more information and to apply.
2021 Manufacturers' Summit

Tuesday, October 5
9:15 AM - 1:15 PM
 
Join leading manufacturers and business leaders at this year’s event and dig into issues and opportunities facing this key sector of our economy. This is your opportunity to hear from some of the state’s manufacturing leaders and connect with manufacturing companies. Register.
Shakopee Levy Request

To address the financial challenges continuing to impact Shakopee Public Schools, the School Board, during the July 19th school board business meeting, unanimously approved a special election to bring an operating levy before the voters on November 2. Shakopee is the only school district in the metro area without a voter-approved operating levy. Learn about the levy, ballot questions, and more by visiting ShakopeeLevy2021.org. Absentee voting begins September 17 at the Shakopee Public Schools District Office or by mail. And don't forget to register to vote!
Interested In Advocating On Behalf Of The Shakopee Business Community?

The Shakopee Chamber is looking for people who are interested in serving on our Public Policy Committee. Help shape the direction of the Chamber’s advocacy efforts, work on election forums, and help research policy affecting our community. If interested, please contact Tim Zunker at tzunker@shakopee.org or 952-641-9043.
Register Now For The 2022 Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is about going deeper into leadership development. It is a customized program built on investing in leaders with a curriculum rooted in application and results. Participants can expect to learn enhanced skills that are relevant in today's workplace and gain a deeper self-awareness of strengths and opportunities. Dr. Scott Morell, EdD - President and & Consultant with Rebar Leadership - will facilitate all sessions of the academy. The first session will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
The Shakopee Chamber Foundation is offering two $1,000 scholarships for Leadership Academy. Click here for information and guidelines.
Upcoming Chamber Events
Ribbon Cutting
Greystone Construction
Wednesday, September 22

You are invited to Greystone Construction Company's grand opening of their new company headquarters in the Canterbury Commons development.
Wake Up With Shakopee
MN Renaissance Festival
Friday, October 1

Enjoy coffee and refreshments in celebration of the festival’s 50th anniversary. Afterwards, feel free to stay and enjoy the festival!
October Membership Luncheon
Pablo's Mexican Restaurant
Thursday, October 7

Be sure to bring your 60-second “commercial" detailing your business, a product offering, or an upcoming special event. (And bring plenty of business cards for networking!)
November Membership Luncheon
Hampton Inn
Thursday, November 4

Heather Hoagland, Executive Director of the Scott County Historical Society, will talk about the Shakopee Riverfront Cultural Trail and explain how the history, heritage, and culture of our hometown is being brought to Shakopee's riverfront.
Wake Up With Shakopee
Benedictine Windermere Way
Wednesday, November 10

Enjoy your morning coffee and take advantage of this opportunity to network with other professionals. Plus, learn about our host during a short presentation.
Holiday Fest
Friday, December 4, 2021

Holiday Fest kicks-off the holiday season with a holiday market, pictures with Santa, a walk-through parade, tree lighting, and fireworks!
Reds, Whites & Brews
Canterbury Park
Friday, March 18, 2022

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun while savoring samples from some of the best local wineries and breweries. 
Women's Event
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Thursday, May 19, 2022

This event encourages professional and personal development through inspiring speakers and meaningful networking opportunities.