The Weekly Biz Buzz
Week of January 15th
Thursday, January 18 l  Ribbon Cutting
Reflections Dance Academy | 12:00 PM

Tuesday, January 23 | Annual Meeting
Canterbury Park | 11:00 Am - 1:00 PM
Shakopee Pulse

You are invited to share your feedback and input on current city initiatives, such as budget, development and more. Weigh in through polls and online forums. Feedback will be shared with city leaders.

What should our priorities be for 2018?
The City of Shakopee wants to make sure they continue to improve the community to meet your expectations and needs. To let them know what you want them to focus on in 2018, click on the link below to take a poll and add your comments!

State Workers & Contractors are Getting More Diverse, but Still Doesn't Reflect Minnesota's Pop.

From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS: Gov. Mark Dayton's administration says its efforts to make state hiring and contracting more inclusive are paying off, but there is still a long way to go before all Minnesotans have equitable representation in the government workforce. Last year, state contracts awarded to businesses owned by people of color, women and veterans grew an average of 89 percent over 2015, an increase from $40 million to $75 million. While that's impressive growth, it represents a fraction of the roughly $2.5 billion Minnesota spends with contractors each year.
Chamber's Annual Meeting

Canterbury Park
Tuesday, January 23rd
11:00 AM - 1:00PM

Chamber Discount: $30
General Admission: $40
Table Sponsor: $240

Every January, the Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau hosts its Annual Meeting to recap the success of the previous year. You are invited to join the Chamber and its members for the 2018 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 23, at Canterbury Park.

This special membership luncheon will include installation and recognition of Board Members and a recap of our past year and accomplishments. Additionally, we will be honoring  two businesses who have exhibited remarkable success, growth and leadership in Shakopee in 2017 as  Member Business of the Year!
Keynote Speaker - Erik Therwanger, ThinkGREAT
Achieve Generational Excellence - Millennials are NOT Your Leadership Challenge

Discover the solutions to leading all generations, including Millennials, in an environment that achieves high levels of balance, team identity, and success.

Platinum Sponsor | $500
Gold Sponsor | $350
Table Sponsor| $250
Reds, Whites & Brews - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Join us for your all-access pass to taste some of Minnesota's best wine & craft beers on Friday, March 9th!

You will enjoy entertainment by Duelly Noted (dueling pianos), enjoy amazing wine & craft beers, take part in the live auction, and enter for a chance to win a Wall of Wine - all while helping fundraise for Chamber programs. 
Included in your tickets is unlimited samples from the  beer and wine  vendors, delicious food & amazing entertainment from Duelly Noted.

Advance General Admission: $75 | At the Door: $85

VIP Tickets: $100 - only 75 available
VIP samples from the vendors, VIP food, 2 drink tickets, private performance and meet & greet with Duelly Noted

Leadership Shakopee 2018

Registration is now available for Leadership Shakopee 2018. 

Leadership Shakopee is a leadership development program coordinated by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. This six-month program informs emerging and existing leaders about the critical inner workings of our community.

During the seven sessions, the class will participate in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders - and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement. 

"Leadership Shakopee is an amazing program and a true asset to our community.  It is well worth the time commitment and I highly recommend the program."  
Kevin L. Bonney, CFRE
Executive Director,  Saints Foundation

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 16


Orangetheory Fitness Shakopee
1451 Adams St. South, Shakopee
Saturday, January 27
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Join OrangeTheroy Fitness on Saturday, Janaury 27th for their Row-For-Tots event! They're kicking off the rowing at 2:00 PM.  They will  have some food and drinks as well as other surprises throughout the event! THEY can't wait to see you there!!


Do you have a job opening or hot deal? Please login to the Chamber's Member Information Center to get it posted!
February Wake Up With Shakopee
hosted at
Thursday, February 1
7:30 - 9:00 AM
950 W. Vierling Dr, Shakopee
Join us for coffee & donuts at HomeTown Bank as we celebrate the opening of their 2nd location in Shakopee (next to Hy-Vee)

Ribbon Cutting at 8:15 AM

Ribbon Cutting | Jan. 18

Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate with Reflections Dance Academy as they open their new location in Downtown Shakopee.

Reflections Dance Academy provides a carefully designed and progressive program in dance technique and competitive dance forms, which provides the opportunity for all dancers to grow in their dance knowledge and skill. 

120 1st Ave E., Shakopee
Chamber Annual Meeting | Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Canterbury Park 

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau invites you to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Erik Therwanger, ThinkGREAT
Achieve Generational Excellence - Millennials are NOT Your Leadership Challenge! 

Chamber Discount: $30
General Admission: $40
Table Sponsor: $250

Meets every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday |  Click here for more info

Executive & Business Owners Roundtable
Held the second  Wednesday  of the month | Click here to find out more
Abbie Siljendahl
Events & Communications Director
Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau
1801 East County Road 101
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:  952.445.1660
Give us a call today!