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Learn more about how the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce and our partners help the Shakopee business community through advocacy, economic development, and more.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #16

Sponsored by O’Brien’s Public House 

Welcome to Episode #16 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guests this week are Michael Morris and Monte Johnson with St. Francis Regional Medical Center. We chat with Michael about the Saints Foundation including its upcoming Spirit of the Saints Virtual Gala on October 24. We chat with Monte about COVID-19 in Scott County including how St. Francis has weathered the pandemic, a potential second wave, timing of a vaccine, social gatherings, the current increase in cases, and what we can expect as the new normal.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

2020 Candidate Debates

The views expressed in these debates are those of the candidates, not those of the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau.

The Chamber does not endorse any candidate but seeks to provide you, the citizens, and voters of Shakopee, with information you need to make an informed choice on November 3.

The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau extends a sincere thank you to the candidates. We appreciate your time and your service to our community by running for office.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #15

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #15 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week is Amber Backhaus, Vice President of Public Affairs with the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA). This week we talk with Amber about Governor Walz’s plan to implement California car regulations in Minnesota, how this policy would affect consumers and their ability to purchase certain vehicle types, how the policy would affect vehicle costs in Minnesota, and how Minnesotans can make their voices heard.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #14

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #14 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week is Lezlie Vermillion, County Administrator with Scott County. This week we talk with Lezlie about the 2020 election in Scott County including how Scott County is preparing for changes such as the increase in mail-in ballots and safeguards put in place to protect it, resident questions about ballots, where to go for unbiased election information, recruitment of election judges, and what voters need to know before voting.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

 

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #13

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #13 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week is Doug Loon, President with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. This week we chat about economic recovery in Minnesota after the COVID-19 pandemic, current issues at the Minnesota Legislature, how the Minnesota Chamber is working to support local Chambers, and what’s next for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

 

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #12

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #12 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guests this week are Christie Larson and Katie Schauman with the Southern Valley Alliance. This week we discuss the founding of the Southern Valley Alliance and how it has evolved over the years, the issue of domestic violence in society, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected domestic violence in the community, what services and programs the Southern Valley Alliance offers, how many people the Southern Valley Alliance helps each year, and how people can get involved.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #11

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #11 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week is Commissioner Steve Grove with the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED). This week we discuss the $300 unemployment extension, the unemployment insurance trust fund, what DEED and the community can do to support hospitality businesses during COVID-19, DEED’s Thriving in the North initiative, how DEED is highlighting Workforce Development month, and how DEED has communicated pertinent information throughout the pandemic.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #10

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #10 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week is Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development with the City of Shakopee. We discuss growth of development projects in the City of Shakopee during COVID-19, updates on the Shakopee Innovation Center, planning and development of the Shakopee park and trail system, how future workplace changes will affect development, and how the City of Shakopee team has worked to create a user-friendly environment for developers and businesses looking to build in Shakopee.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #9

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #9 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast featuring Christopher Straub. Crowned Fan Favorite on the sixth season of Project Runway, Christopher is a local business owner, self-taught designer, and television personality. We discuss Christopher’s amazing journey as a designer including his time on Project Runway, his apparel lines, where you can currently find his work, his upcoming projects, and why he still calls Shakopee and the Midwest home.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

 

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #8

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #8 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest is Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. This week we discuss the upcoming 2020 election; including voting from home, safety protocols being taken for voting in person, changing your vote if you have already voted from home, and what you can do to make sure you are registered to vote.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #7

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #7 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest is Jeff Hansen, Executive Director with CAP Agency – Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver & Dakota Counties. This week we discuss the numerous services Cap Agency provides including energy assistance, grants for appliances, education assistance, food assistance, and community partnerships. We also talk about the essential services Cap Agency has been providing to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

Worker Protections During COVID-19

This video reviews worker protections related to COVID-19, such as workplace safety and health, sick leave, final wages, workers’ compensation and other worker protections. For more information and resources, visit dli.mn.gov/updates.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #6

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #6 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest is Bruce Nustad with the MN Retailers Association. This week we discuss how the mask mandate has affected retailers, potential retailer liability due to COVID-19, and how the State mandated lockdown has affected business.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #5

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Welcome to Episode #5 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest is Chief Jeff Tate with the Shakopee Police Department. This week we discuss Chief Tate’s leadership and initiative as it relates to the ordinance to combat credit card fraud, changes to police dispatch, law enforcement in Shakopee after the death of George Floyd and during COVID-19, and the 2020 Nite to Unite in Shakopee.

You can listen to all of our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcasts.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #4

Sponsored by St. Francis Regional Medical Center

This week our guest is Dr. Mike Redmond, Superintendent with Shakopee Public Schools. This week we discuss the upcoming school referendum, the Academies of Shakopee, and the district’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparation for the 2020/2021 school year.

You can listen to all our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcast We hope you like them.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #3

This week our guest is Erik Therwanger, founder of Think GREAT. Erik teaches business leaders how to reach new levels of success based on his unique experiences as a United States Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur. Erik’s 3 Pillars of Business Greatness allows organizations to achieve greater results by providing dynamic programs and resources for the enhancement of leadership development, strategic planning, and sales success. Hear Eric bring his insight and knowledge to an ever changing business climate.
You can listen to all our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcast We hope you like them.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #2

This week our guest is Erin Sexton, Director of Community Engagement for Mayo Clinic. Erin and her team have been working with chamber leaders across the state answering our questions on all things COVID-19 and helping us bring factual data to our members. This week we discuss how a company as large as Mayo Clinic has successfully implemented safety measures enterprise wide and worked to improve patient perception and experience during COVID-19, and how all businesses can take lessons from their experience and apply it to their own business.

You can listen to all our podcasts by going to Shakopee.org/podcast We hope you like them.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast Episode #1

This week our guests are State Representative Brad Tabke and State Senator Eric Pratt.

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast is a weekly video podcast highlighting and discussing important issues relevant to our business community. Each week’s podcast will feature a guest and topics will include public policy, economic development, professional development and more.

You can also listen to the podcast by going to Shakopee.org/podcast

2020 Leadership Shakopee

Registration for Leadership Shakopee is open.

Leadership Shakopee is a leadership development program coordinated by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. This seven-session 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.

Shakopee Ready – Businesses are ready to restart our economy, keep us safe.

On June 11, the Shakopee Chamber joined more than 50 other business and industry organizations in asking the Governor to open all of Minnesota businesses no later than June 19th. Watch the video below for our message. #MNReady #ShakopeeReady

Keep Shakopee Strong

Things are starting to open back up! The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce would love to give a shoutout to our local business who have been innovative and creative, and have worked harder than ever before to navigate through the pandemic. Shakopee is in full-on pandemic recovery mode. It is time to get back to business. Help support our local businesses. Please be respectful in observing safety protocols. Together is how we are going to get through this. #keepshakopeestrong #shakopee #shoplocal

Rhythm on the Rails – See you in 2021!

The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Shakopee have made the difficult, but appropriate decision, to postpone Rhythm On The Rails until the summer of 2021. The music will continue, the show will go on and the community will come together once again.

Showcase Shakopee – Lynn Laumann Photography

This Showcase Shakopee episode highlights Lynn Laumann Photography! Learn more about how she started out, what she provides her clients, and what the future holds for her business!

Showcase Shakopee – O’Brien’s Public House

This Showcase Shakopee episode highlights O’Brien’s Public House in Downtown Shakopee, Learn more about how they started out and what the future holds for their business!

Showcase Shakopee – Shakopee BrewHall

This Showcase Shakopee video focuses on the Shakopee BrewHall, located in historic Downtown Shakopee. Hear the history of how this BrewHall got started, and hear the plans for their future.

Showcase Shakopee – Shakopee Warners’ Stellian

This Showcase Shakopee video focuses on Shakopee Warners’ Stellian. Hear the history of Warners’ Stellian, and hear the plans for their future.

Showcase Shakopee – Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant

This Showcase Shakopee episode highlights Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant, Learn more about how they started out and what the future holds for their business!

Showcase Shakopee – My Appliance Source

This Showcase Shakopee features My Appliance Source. This family-owned business has been around for 42 years and loves being a part of the Shakopee community. Learn more by listening to their story below.

Showcase Shakopee – Casper’s Chiropractic

This Showcase Shakopee video focuses on Casper’s Chiropractic. Hear the history of how Casper’s Chiropractic got started, and hear the plans for their future.

Halo Effect of Minnesota Tourism

Research shows that if someone visits Minnesota, they are:

• 54% more likely to think of Minnesota as a good place to start a business

• 76% more likely to consider it a good place to live

• 106% more likely to think it’s a good place to start a career

This is known as the “halo effect” of tourism. (Minnesota 2017 Advertising Evaluation and Image Study, Longwoods International) Here are the stories of three entrepreneurs who visited and decided to invest in Minnesota.

Minnesota Main Street

A thriving downtown has a powerful impact on a community—its people, its finances and its growth. That’s why the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is proud to oversee the Minnesota Main Street program. The Main Street program helps towns and small cities maximize both their people and built assets for economic vitality.

Think Shakopee Business- Rahr Malting

Since the 1930’s, Rahr Malting has been an important part of the Shakopee story. On this episode of Think Shakopee Business, go inside the largest producer of malt in the United States.

Think Shakopee Business: Shutterfly

Introducing Think Shakopee Business! This month, Economic Development Specialist Jenn Brewington visits Shutterfly to see some of the unique products shipped around the world that start right here in Shakopee!

Envision Shakopee

Last year, we set out to see what you imagine the City of Shakopee will look like in 20 years. After receiving comments from more than 3000 residents and employees, we’re excited to share the city’s comprehensive plan: Envision Shakopee.

Think Shakopee Business: Cameron’s Coffee

Every cup of Cameron’s Coffee starts it’s journey to your table right here in Shakopee. Learn how this local favorite is roasted to perfection on this episode of “Think Shakopee Business.”

City Blog: Investing in Downtown

There are plenty of spaces downtown that are perfect for new businesses to thrive. The city is looking for your ideas. Leave us a comment below or share this with a friend that might be considering a new business venture!

Think Shakopee Business: Koda Energy

Located just south of Rahr Malting, Koda Energy provides renewable and sustainable energy through the burning of biomass fuels. Learn more as Economic Development Coordinator Jenn Brewington takes you inside.