May 10, 2021

Free MN Chamber Membership

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau’s private sector members with 10 or fewer employees are eligible to receive a FREE membership in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce!
Not only do you receive the benefits of membership including critical information about legislative issues, member rates at Minnesota Chamber events, and access to key resources on the state’s economy, you are also eligible to participate in group discounts on products and services. Minnesota Chamber Business Services recently launched a small business 401(k) program in partnership with Securian. More than 80% of the requests for proposals have come from Small Business Federation members currently enrolled as members of the Minnesota Chamber.
For more information about getting your FREE membership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce through the Shakopee Chamber, please email Tim Zunker.
Join Us THIS WEEK For Our First Luncheon Of 2021!

Our first membership luncheon of the year will feature guest speaker Eric Harkins, author of “Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck.” Eric is the president and Founder of GKG Search & Consulting, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm that helps organizations Get talent, Keep talent & Grow talent. His goal is simple: Help every company he works with make sure Monday morning doesn’t suck for their employees! The member rate to attend is $30.
Stonebrooke Golf Club is offering an opportunity to golf 9-holes after the event for $29. Click here to book your tee time.
Return To In-Person Networking With "The Cure For Social Distancing", Session #1 Of "A Great New Businss Era" 4-Part Series!

Wednesday, June 9
Breakfast & Networking 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Presenation 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Canterbury Park, Shakopee

Are you prepared to repair the damage in your business caused by social distancing? Yes, there is damage happening and, yes, the symptoms are already showing in the workplace. If left unchecked and uncured, the ripple effect of destruction will begin to dismantle business teams. But don't worry, Erik Therwanger - author, speaker, and business coach - has The Cure For Social Distancing! The member rate to attend is $35.
"The Cure For Social Distancing" is session one of a powerful four-part series designed to help you forge a pathway to success for you and your people. Each session is built to enhance and expand on the one before it, but even attending a single session will provide benefits to you and your business. Register for session one for $35, or signup for the whole series for just $80.

June 9 - Session 1 "The Cure For Social Distancing"
July 14 - Session 2 "Leading Through Chaos"
August 25 - Session 3 "Planning Through Chaos"
September 7 - Session 4 "Selling Through Chaos"
Registration is now open for the Shakopee Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament! Join us for a day on the greens to network, have fun, and connect with fellow chamber members. This annual event helps support the Chamber’s member-based initiatives and programs. The tournament always sells out quickly so register today!
Golf Tournament Sponsorships

Looking for a more significant way to support this event plus promote your business? Check out the great sponsorship opportunities available. However, sponsorship are selling fast so reach out to Annette Belding, Membership & Events Director, to secure your sponsorship.
Welcome to Episode #25 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. During this episode we talk with Kelsey Megard at Valleyfair about their safety protocols, what to expect when planning a trip to the park, and some of the new and exciting things to expect on your next visit.
Spring into volunteering with Southern Valley Alliance! Join their mission of ending domestic violence in our local community by getting involved. SVA is looking for Support Group Facilitators, Crisis Line Advocates (which you can do from the comfort of your own home!), and volunteers to help at tabling events around Scott and Carver counties. E-mail SVA's Office Manager, Melissa, to learn more.
Welcome, New Member!
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce our newest member. 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 logo to learn more about our new member.
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.

A.M. Pest Control
Double Take Promotional Products
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Innovative Insurance
O'Brien's Public House
Ridges At Sand Creek
River City Centre Apartments
The Shakopee Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau - in partnership with sponsors, city entities, and the local business community - is excited to announce that planning is underway for Rhythm on the Rails 2021! Our goal is to have our annual summer concert series as close to "normal" as in years past. We will continue to monitor the State of Minnesota's guidelines and adjust Rhythm on the Rails accordingly at the time of the concert series.

For more information, make sure to follow Rhythm on the Rails on Facebook and Instagram, Downtown Shakopee on Facebook and Instagram, and the Shakopee Chamber on Facebook and Instagram
Donate Books To Shakopee Schools!

Local businesses have the opportunity to purchase ten "Good Night Shakopee" books to be donated to E-3 classrooms at Shakopee schools. The book, written and illustrated by Shakopee's own Christopher Straub, is an engaging story of Shakopee and its familiar attractions and landmarks.

Is your business interested in donating? Every book you purchase will have a sticker recognizing you as the generous donor. Just pay the wholesale cost of $75 to purchase ten books to be donated! Click here to purchase.