January 27th, 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS

VIP Admission 6:00 PM
General Admission 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Canterbury Park Triple Crown Club
1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee

Join us at the Shakopee Chamber's largest fundraising event of the year! Reds, Whites & Brews gives an all-access pass to taste some of the greatest wines, beers, and bites. Tantalize your taste buds with samples from local wineries & breweries. Plus live music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for a Wall of Wine or 99 Bottles of Beer, and much more!


Support Reds, Whites, & Brews:
  • Sponsorships - Don't miss a great way to gain exposure at the Chamber's largest fundraiser of the year! Contact Elishia Kim at 952.445.1660 or ekim@shakopee.org.
  • Wine Donations - Looking for an easy way to advertise your business? Donate a bottle of wine ($10 value or greater) with your attached business card to Reds, Whites & Brews! (Wine donations can be dropped off at the Chamber office prior to March 1st.)


Thursday, January 30
Wednesday, February 5
2: 30 PM - 5:30 PM
126 1st Ave Suite 2, Shakopee
Fee | $40

Put your best face forward by replacing your selfie with a professional headshot taken by a chamber member! 

Nicole Lacoste Photography is hosting a Professional Head Shot Event on Thursday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Downtown Shakopee studio. The five minute session includes full rights to your photo and a digital copy. 

JAN. 30 HERE 
FEB. 5 HERE


Tuesday, February 11
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1595 Sarazin St, Shakopee

We are excited to celebrate the second phase and Grand Opening of the Sarazin Flats, which was built to help fill a great need for affordable rental properties in our community. Shakopee is projected to experience rapid population and household growth between 2018 and 2023, and the number of renter households is expected to increase by 8.3%. With this growth, we are thrilled to commemorate the expansion of Sarazin Flats.

RSVP's are appreciated, but not required.
 



Friday, February 21
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Bill's Toggery
138 Lewis St. S, Shakopee

Help celebrate the grand opening of The Custom Shoppe at Bill's Toggery by joining us for a ribbon cutting on Friday, February 21, in Downtown Shakopee.

The newly renovated custom-fitted menswear shop brings an iconic and first-class shopping experience for men. Now in its 3rd generation, Bill's Toggery has built a business based on high quality, unsurpassed fit, and exceptional service all steeped in history. Before Bill's Toggery, the location was once The People's Bank with deep ties to Charles Lindbergh. In fact, Lindbergh's first airplane was purchased with money from this bank. This iconic story is told through the decor in the Custom Shoppe, and inside, you'll find a vault entirely painted in a mural that depicts the spirit of St. Louis flying from New York City to Paris.

See the incredible space and learn about the family-owned business that has provided exceptional service in menswear for almost a century!

RSVP's are appreciated, but not required.



Thursday, February 27
1:00 PM-5:30 PM
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,  St. Paul
 
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Tell legislators what's important to your business and make your voice heard!  Each year, real business people like you - who create jobs and economic prosperity across Minnesota - descend on St. Paul to rally for pro-growth economic policies in Minnesota.  This is your opportunity to stand up for freedom of opportunity and choice for your business and your industry. 

Don't miss your chance to meet with legislators from your area and share your business story and the importance of supporting business opportunities over mandates.  The cost to attend is $30 per person. Groups of ten or more receive a $10 discount off each ticket price by using promo code 10PLUS.
MEMBER NEWS
Shakopee Chamber Annual Meeting Award Winners

Each year two businesses that exhibited remarkable leadership, engagement, and involvement receive the Member Business of the Year Award, and one Ambassador who most championed the Chamber is awarded the Ambassador of the Year. 

We are thrilled to announce  Menden Accounting & Tax Service and Associated Payroll Services as the winner of the 2019 Member Business of the Year with 25 Employees or Less and  St. Francis Regional Medical Center as the winner of the 2019 Member Business of the Year with 25 Employees or More. The 2019 Ambassador of the Year is Mike Louden, President of  Mortgage Avenue



Messages from the award winners: 
Roger Menden, President of Menden Accounting & Tax Service:
We are proud to be a supporter of the Shakopee Chamber and honored to be the 2019 Member Business of the Year-25 Employee or Less.  We are fortunate to have the resources that allow us to give back to the community and we would be remiss if we didn't give credit to our team.  They are truly the reason that allows us to continue supporting the Shakopee Chamber this past year and the years to come.

Michael Morris, Director of Business Development at St. Francis Regional Medical Center:
St. Francis is honored to be named Shakopee Chamber of Commerce's Member Business of the Year in the large business category and we take pride in serving residents and visitors in Shakopee and the surrounding communities. We're proud to be involved in organizations like the Chamber, and value the positive impact the Chamber's work has on the community and area businesses.

Mike Louden, President of Mortgage Ave:
It is an honor to be the 2019 Ambassador of the Year. Receiving this recognition is an emotional experience, as Shakopee is my home and where my children are being raised. When the opportunity came to bring back Mortgage Avenue, I felt Downtown Shakopee is where I needed to be which allowed me to get more involved in the community. I am proud to represent my business and support the Shakopee Chamber through the Ambassador program.


Shakopee Police Department Hosting 4th Annual Diaper Drive

The department is collecting diapers January 27 - February 7 for  Shakopee Community Assistance's Diaper Bank , which provides diapers to families in need.  Please drop off any amount, size, or type of diapers and/or wipes to the Shakopee Police Department at 475 Gorman Street (or in the entryway if after hours).  The drive is held in memory of former Crime Prevention Specialist Janna Wood, who died February 5, 2017, along with her unborn baby due to deep vein thrombosis.

For more information, contact Shakopee Police Department at 952-233-9400.
SHAKOPEE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Help Support MACVB!

Bidding is now open for MACVB's 2020 Silent Auction.  The auction supports tourism initiatives for Minnesota, including lobbying efforts, public policy, and education.  Anyone can bid on any of the  items - and a lot more items will be added between now and February 18.

Click here to check out the auction items and make a bid.  Thank you for supporting this cause!

MACVB (Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus) represents 70 Convention & Visitors Bureaus in the state of Minnesota who serve a constituency representing lodging, campgrounds, restaurants, transportation services, convention facilities, attractions, as well as the retail and commercial resources that are important to visitors.
AMBASSADOR VISITS
January Chamber Ambassador Visit

Each month the Shakopee Chamber Ambassador Team checks-in with fellow members to hear the latest news coming up in their business. Thank you to My Place Hotels and Ashley HomeStore for giving us a peek behind the curtain this month. 
The My Place Hotels team is excited for the doors to open at the end of the week! This beautiful extended stay hotel has 63 rooms, each with a kitchen, and this will be an excellent option for the folks in Shakopee. 

Ashley HomeStore  is one of the biggest furniture retailers in the world and attached to  The Furniture Mart , which makes it is tough not to find an option for any home. Check out the selection, and don't miss the spring mattress that can fit in a box!