The Shakopee Chamber Podcast

The Shakopee Chamber Podcast

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.Thank you to St. Francis Regional Medical Center for being our podcast sponsor.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 40 min

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 g...

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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 i...

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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...

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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.

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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 offer...

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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 Wor...

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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 tea...

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Welcome to Episode #9 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest this week, Christopher Straub, was crowned Fan Favorite on the sixth season of Project Runway, 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 S...

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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. 

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August 13, 2020 36 min

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 provi...

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Welcome to Episode #6 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. Our guest is Bruce Nustad with the Minnesota 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. 

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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.

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Welcome to Episode #4 of the Shakopee Chamber Podcast. 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. 

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Welcome to Episode #3 of The Shakopee Chamber Podcast. 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, ad entrepreneur. Erik’s 3 Pillars of Business Greatness allows organizations to achieve greater results by providing dynamic programs and resourc...

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Welcome to Episode #2 of The Shakopee Chamber Podcast. 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 an...

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Join us for a conversation with State Representative Brad Tabke and State Senator Eric Pratt. We talk updates on the legislative session, Covid-19, special sessions, and more. 

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