Connecting business with the opportunity to be KNOWN by the people who matter most
It is who you know. That’s why the Shakopee Chamber makes sure you have plenty of opportunities to build productive and profitable relationships with representatives from business in all of Scott County. Whether you’re looking to connect with industry peers or “friendly faces” in City Hall, you can access them through the Shakopee Chamber.
The Chamber works diligently to send new customers your way. The Chamber receives thousands of requests through our office and website each year from people all over the country asking for referrals for every sort of business need imaginable.
Chamber members appreciate receiving business referrals from the Chamber office. Keep in mind that it works both ways – when you’re looking for a product or service, we’d be happy to refer you to another member for assistance.
Expand Your Sphere of Influence
Monthly Networking Events ♦ Shakopee Young Professionals ♦ Chamber Ambassadors ♦ Professional Development Workshop
Wake Up With Shakopee ♦ Business After Hours ♦ Grand Openings/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies ♦ Annual Golf Tournament
ChamberNet ♦ Annual Membership Directory ♦ Chamber office ♦ Shakopee.org
Connecting business with the opportunity to be SEEN by a targeted audience
The right audience at the right price. The Shakopee Chamber is the direct route to the South Metro’s most sought after business advertising audience. Our members include representatives from the area’s top businesses and community organizations. Marketing your business through the Chamber is a proven and cost-effective way to attract new customers.
From one-time specials to year-long campaigns, the Shakopee Chamber offers promotional opportunities to fit every budget. The added credibility your business receives by using the Chamber as a promotional vehicle is priceless. Chamber members are viewed as companies of integrity who care about this community. The Chamber’s 55 years of leadership associates your company name with the highest standards in business.
Women's Event ♦ Chamber Website ♦ Online Membership Directory ♦ Community Calendar ♦ Door Prizes ♦ Wake Up With Shakopee ♦ Grand Openings/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies ♦ Business After Hours ♦ Annual Membership Directory ♦ Mailing Labels ♦ Chamber Office Member Brochure Rack ♦ Business in the Spotlight ♦ Website, Newsletter & Email Advertising
Pumpkins in the Park ♦ Women's Event ♦ Annual Golf Tournament ♦ Wake Up With Shakopee ♦ Business After Hours ♦ Lunch & Learns ♦ Professional Development Workshops ♦ Reds, Whites & Brews ♦ Holiday Festival
Connecting business with the opportunity to DEVELOP to the fullest potential
As a Chamber member, you never have to cope with the challenges of running a business alone. We’re here to help you find solutions for the challenges you face in running your business. Every business needs resources to succeed. From financial education to lead generation, and from mailing lists to human resource policy assistance, every little edge can make the difference. Look no further than the Shakopee Chamber for the tools you need to run your business successfully.
The Biz Buzz our monthly e-newsletter is filled with Chamber events and information, community issues and initiatives, and best practice ideas.
Our Monthly Business Builders seminars, and quarterly Educational Seminars provide you with the management, marketing and financial expertise you need to stay on the cutting edge of results-oriented business skills.
Keeping You in the Know and Helping You Grow
Leadership Shakopee ♦ Shakopee Biz Buzz Newsletter ♦ Monthly Networking Events ♦ Shakopee Young Professionals ♦ Professionals Development Workshops ♦ Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
Helping You in Good Times and Bad
Public Policy Committee ♦ GROW MN! Economic Development/Business Retention ♦ Business Referrals
Essential Business Services
Certificates of Origin ♦ Community Calendar ♦ Conference Room Usage ♦ Discounted Labor Law Posters ♦ Membership Mailing Labels ♦ B2B Marketplace ♦ Constant Contact (discounted online marketing program) ♦ Demographic and Economic Data
Grow Minnesota!- BusinessConnection
BusinessConnection, available at www.mnbizconnect.com or by calling 1-888-MINN-BIZ, is a free service for Minnesota businesses to help solve and research business-related problems. BusinessConnection offers all of the state’s public and private business-assistance resources in one convenient location. It is a service of Grow Minnesota! and sponsored by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Employment and Economic Development. Our local partner is the Shakopee chamber of commerce. It supports the service in Shakopee.
Over the 15yrs as a resident here in Shakopee, I’ve had the opportunity to experience “first-hand” the fruits of those whom have labored to create, sustain and maintain the values of good business within the city gates of Shakopee. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of you, which I consider exceptional business leaders whom truly CARE about the health of our businesses, our employees, our customers. As I step into a role to serve you and the mission of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to seeing this type of passion spread and inspire others “both big and small” business leaders; to take on the commitment to serve as honest, trusted leaders that will work to build good business. I want to be able to walk into any business and hear others respond after their exchange… “now; this is why Shakopee Cares”.
Rhonda Kalal, Business Development/Marketing Coordinator
The Hennen’s have owned and operated a service station in Shakopee for 53 years and have always been members of the Chamber. Being a Chamber member and participating in their sponsored events is an opportunity to be involved in the community and support other Shakopee businesses. The networking and relationship building is important to the success of all of our businesses, especially the small business owner.
We have appreciated the support and involvement of the Chamber during the Hwy 101 construction project to help promote continued patronage of the businesses in this area. The signage, advertising, maps and Chamber bucks have all been helpful tools in keeping our customers informed.
-Dana & Joel Hennen, Hennen’s Shell Auto Service Center
The Shakopee Chamber has been a true community partner for Rahr Malting Company for many years. Unlike many of the retail members we are not able to reap the obvious membership benefits of exposure, advertising and increased sales. Instead they have been a steadfast advocate for us in developing the local and community support that has been critical in our success as an industry leader.
Connecting business with the opportunity to be HEARD at every level of government
While you’re working your business, the Shakopee Chamber is working for you. Through our partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and GROW MN! The Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, ensuring that the interests of the business community are well represented in public policy decisions.
We know it’s difficult for you to stay abreast of all the issues. That’s why the Public Policy Committee gathers information and reviews proposed bills to provide you with what you really need to know about what’s happening in Shakopee, Scott County, The State of Minnesota and Washington, DC. When you need to take action, we’ll make sure your voice is heard.
Have a crisis and don’t know where to turn?
The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is a GROW MN! Partner, let us connect you with the resources you need.
Representing the Interest of Business with Government
Public Policy Committee ♦ Annual Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Session Priorities ♦ Annual Legislative Reception