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  • "Someone once said to me “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs”

    When we had the opportunity to sign up for this class I was certain I wouldn’t have the time for it and thought, how could this possibly benefit me?

    Well I must say I have been rewarded with lifelong friends and a deeper understanding of Shakopee business’s and their leaders. From the Jail to the Courthouse, to the Casino we went and learned as a group, asked questions, laughed and bonded! This one-day event actually became a day, each month, I got excited about. (I even rearranged my travel schedule so as to not miss a class)

    This should be on any serious Management or Leader’s radar as a way to inject yourself into the fabric of a community, while furthering your business acumen with expertise and other like-minded individuals!

    Opportunity knocks but it has never been known to turn the handle and walk in. To those thinking about enrolling I would say “you don’t get wet if you don’t jump in the pool”. Open the door, walk in, the waters warm, and a years- worth of genuine, life changing experiences are waiting for you!"

    Rodney J. Southwood
    President & CEO
    Freight Management Logistics

  • About the Program About the Program

    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. 

  • Guidelines Guidelines

    Attendance at both retreats, each day session and graduation is MANDATORY to receive your Leadership Shakopee graduation certificate. Arriving late and leaving early is not permitted. No cell phones, iPads or tablets during the sessions. If an emergency arises, please contact the Chamber to communicate your absence from the session. All absences must be made up during the next Leadership Program in order to receive the graduation certificate.

    All applicants must be a Chamber member through their business or at the individual level. Applicants must be a resident of Scott County or employed in Scott County. 

  • Program Objectives Program Objectives

    • Engage area leaders in extensive discussion about critical impacts to our community
    • Gain VIP access to area organizations and institutions
    • Increase the class participant’s visibility within their workplace and the community
    • Develop lasting relationships with other group members and program contributors
    • Experience a tangible improvement in their leadership abilities
  • Leadership Shakopee Graduating Class of 2018
  • Griffin Myslivecek
    All Saints Senior Living

    Rob Wolf
    Canterbury Park

    Jason St. George
    Calhoun Companies

    Aubrey Strong

    Rose Hullett

    Heather Gramont
    Land Home Financial Services

    Meghan Graham
    St. Francis Regional Medical Center

    Jason Spinosa

    Tyler Pike
    Western Bank


  • Leadership Shakopee Graduates of 2017
  • Kevin Bonney
    St. Francis Regional Medical Center -
    Saints Foundation

    Julie Kay Carr
    Guild Incorporated

    Nick Christoffer

    Brad Marcy

    Becky Mullen
    River Valley YMCA

    Jennifer Palmer
    Canterbury Park

    Rodney Southwood
    ​Freight Management Logistics

    Joe Vaughan
    CAP Agency

    Sandy Wedmann
    Associated Payroll Services

    Lizabeth Wemeier
    Thrivent Financial

  • Registration Registration

    Register online here

    The deadline for the registration is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm CST. All registration forms not submitted by the deadline will not be considered.

  • Leadership Shakopee Testimonial
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  • “Shakopee Leadership was a great way to quickly get connected to the community in Shakopee. The tours of the local businesses were interesting and informative. The people we got to meet along the way and the tight group we formed in leadership will be lasting for years to come.”

    Nick Christoffer
    Business Performance Advisor

  • Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau

    1801 East County Road 101, Shakopee, MN 55379

    PH: 952.445.1660 | FX: 952.445.1669