UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
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 the Minnesota Chamber 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 their grassroots efforts
- Tour the CertainTeed SAINT-GOBAIN facility following the meeting! 
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - New Horizon Academy
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October 25, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 AM
New Horizon Academy
1615 Windermere Way, Shakopee, MN 55379

Help us welcome New Horizon Academy to Shakopee by celebrating with fellow Chamber members at a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration! 

The ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00 AM with refreshments to follow. 

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.
November Member Luncheon
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Thursday, November 8
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Turtle's 1890 Social Centre
112 Lewis St S, Shakopee, MN 55379

Join us on Thursday, November 8 for our monthly Membership Luncheon.

The November luncheon will feature Dan Solomon with the PIPELINE Program from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. 

The PIPELINE Program is an innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs. The program works with employers to change the conversation from "How do we find workers with the skills we need?" to "How do we GIVE workers the skills we need?"

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS!
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Ideal Option empowers individuals to live healthy lives through personalized medicine and education. Their Shakopee office  offers a comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment Program. Located at 1240 East 3rd Ave Suite 100,
Shakopee MN  55379.

Complete Family Eyecare  was founded in 2010 by Optometrist Dr. Stave Reinders with the goal of providing a more personal, patient-focused experience in eye care. Together with his wife Jennifer, they built CFE from an empty shell into a state of the art eye care clinic. Located at 13971 West Preserve Blvd., Burnsville, MN 55372.

Master Moon's Tae Kwon Do  is committed to teaching the highest quality martial arts in an atmosphere of positive energy and respect. Their  training focuses on developing skills valuable in daily life: cooperation, respect, self-control, and confidence. Located at 1278 Vierling Dr E, Shakopee, MN 55379.

Goldsmith Eye Care believes every patient that walks through their door deserves the very best! They offer a variety of services including comprehensive eye exams, treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases including Glaucoma and Cataracts, preoperative and postoperative cataract surgery management and urgent care. Located at 1127 Shakopee Town Square, Shakopee, MN 55379.

FedEx Office FedEx Office Print & Ship Services provides an outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, as well as printing, copying, and binding services. They believe that a connected world is a better world, and that belief guides everything they do. Located inside Walmart at 8101 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379.

The Sixton Apartments is a brand new rental community which offers studio, one-two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes to elevate your living experience. Enjoy a variety of modern in-home finishes, like stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, espresso cabinetry, large closets, and washer/dryer sets, as well as thoughtfully designed common spaces. Located at 1601 Harvest Ln, Shakopee, MN 55379.

Shakopee-Prior Lake Shockwaves Water Ski Team was founded in 1957 and is now one of the largest water-ski clubs in the upper Midwest. Members are actively involved in water-ski shows, tournaments, clinics, adaptive skiing, social events and various other activities, which serve to promote the sport of water skiing.
CHAMBER NEWS
Angela Whitcomb, IOM, President of the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, to chair the Midwest Board of Regents
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Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Angela Whitcomb, IOM, President of the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, to chair the Midwest Board of Regents. As chair of the board, Whitcomb will help implement the policies created by the Institute's National Board of Trustees.
 
"A strong Board of Regents is essential to Institute's success," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber's vice president of Institute for Organization Management. "These volunteers drive site attendance, provide recommendations for program improvement, and serve as an on-site resource for Institute participants."
 
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has educated tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members, and become strong business advocates.  

Institute's five Boards of Regents serve on behalf of the National Board of Trustees. Each Board of Regents is responsible for recruitment, retention, and marketing of the program nationwide. Each regent is an Institute graduate nominated by their peers, and will serve for a designated term of up to two years.
 
Starting in 2015, Whitcomb has held numerous leadership positions within the Institute program. Whitcomb graduated from Midwest Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2014 and has served on the Midwest Institute Board of Regents since 2015.
 
Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
Participate in the Holiday Fest Parade
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The Shakopee Chamber & Downtown Shakopee will be presenting their Annual Holiday Fest in Downtown Shakopee on Friday, November 30   & Saturday, December 1. Holiday Fest is an open streets celebration to kick-off the holiday season. Show off your business in front of over 4,000 people as a parade participant on Friday, November 30. 

Email Courtney Peterson for the application!
MEMBER NEWS
Minnoco Pink Out Campaign

Fuel up with Minnoco! Support Hope Chest by filling your gas tank at participating Minnoco locations. Minnoco will be donating two cents for every gallon of Unleaded Plus/88 to Hope Chest through the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shakopee's Minnoco location is  Hennen's Auto Service, Inc. (807 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379).

Bioenergy Day

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
975 3rd Ave. W, Shakopee, MN 55379

Koda Energy is hosting an open house and sustainability expo on Wednesday, October 24 from 9 AM - 3 PM! Stop on by for some great food and tours of both the Koda and Rahr Malting Co. facilities.

Blood in Belle Plaine: A Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Date: Friday, October 26th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House - 405 N Chestnut St, Belle 
Pl aine, MN 56011

Save the date for a Jazz Age Murder Mystery house tour. A furtive fundraiser for the Scott County Historical Society and the Belle Plaine Historical Society featuring wine/beer, hors d'oeuvres, and intrigue. Meet gangsters and ladies, interview witnesses, and try to discern the motive and the murderer. Register here  for this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Shakopee Police Shred Event
Hy-Vee's 1st Annual Trick-or-Treat Party

Check out Veteran Shredding

NEWS YOU CAN USE
Get Ready for Small Business Saturday

Get ready for Small Business Saturday® on November 24 with the Shop Small®
Studio - an online resource with complimentary, customizable marketing
 materials that make it easy to promote your business.  In about two minutes, you can create custom materials for your business, such as:
  • Posters: to welcome shoppers.
  • Website badges: to show online support for the Shop Small movement.
  • Social posts: to connect your small business with shoppers on social media.
Take a look at the Shop Small ® Studio to familiarize yourself with its offerings. This downloadable handout  has all you need to know to get started and make the most of Small Business Saturday® 2019.
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.