July 7: Rocket Network: Planning - Art of the Pivot

Time:
05:30pm to 07:30pm
Where:

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
46 11th Street South Schulze Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

No business plan survives first contact with the customer.

At this free event, Dr. Daniel Cohen, cofounder of Breathe Right®, will articulate his “Acts of Pivoting,” when initial plans failed. You’ll learn how his pivot led to a major unplanned victory, and how you can apply pivots to your business. Cohen is now building a new company, based on his history of numerous mid-course corrections that enabled him to pivot in multiple small steps.

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Free Admission

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July 14: MSPBJ Forum: Diversity in Business

Time:
08:00am to 10:00am
Where:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Details:

Join us and hear CEOs and top-level leaders from six prominent companies discuss best practices for creating and sustaining a diverse workplace.

Registration Information
VIP Table: $950
Single ticket: $75
*Includes a 1-year subscription to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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July 14: #OutOfTheBoxLunch Series: Small Business: Digital Marketing To Grow Your Business

Time:
11:45am to 01:00pm
Where:

Three Deep Marketing
Market House Building
289 Fifth Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Details:

In today’s marketplace, a strong digital presence is critical to the success of your business. Join Triton Commerce to learn about best practices for an effective website and how to implement digital marketing to help you grow your business and “stand out” online. Discover how digital marketing allows you to track, target, and engage your key target audiences – saving you time and advertising dollars. Learn how Inbound Marketing can drive people right to your company’s website – and even complement traditional advertising efforts.

You will learn:
• How an "effective" website can convert leads to sales
• How PPC (Pay Per Click) campaigns, retargeting ads, and social media can drive prospects right to your company’s website.
• Learn from the experts how you can use these powerful tools to see results and a positive ROI!

Registration information
$15 Member
$30 Non-Member

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July 14: Edina Chamber: Fun Is Good Specialty Seminar at CHS Field

Time:
02:30pm to 10:00pm
Where:

CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St Paul, MN 55101

Details:

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club has an incredible new ballpark, CHS Field, where the magic of "Fun Is Good" is on display during every game! In this interactive "experience," Mike Veeck, Co-Owner of the Saints, and our Fun Is Good Team will showcase the key elements of the "Fun Is Good" philosophy and then see it all come to life as the nationally renowned St. Paul Saints and staff delight customers during the entertaining and fun-filled evening!

What’s In It For You?
• Energize & spur creativity
• Learn how to build a more engaged & positive work environment
• See how to deliver exceptional customer care
• Discover how to design & deliver innovative & wildly successful partnerships & promotions

Registration Information
$110 per ticket

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July 21: St. Paul Chamber: Women's Networking Breakfast

Time:
07:30am to 09:00am
Where:

Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Details:

Make valuable connections by attending our upcoming Women's Networking Breakfast at Midpointe Event Center!

Come join fellow Chamber and NAWBO members for our speed networking-style breakfast event and expand your network! The morning will begin at 7:30 a.m. with open networking and breakfast, followed by three rounds of structured networking at 8 a.m. Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Registration Information
$20 SPACC/NAWBO Members
$40 Non-Members

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July 21: Manufacturing Workshop - What You Need to Execute and Sustain Your Strategic Vision for Growth

Time:
08:30am to 10:00am
Where:

Insperity
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd
8400 Training Room - 1st Floor
Bloomington, MN 55437

Details:

What to Expect:
• Does your corporate vision include the right combination of strategic mission, values and objectives to help your company compete and grow?
• Is your business effectively integrating your strategic vision into its existing organizational culture?
• How well do you understand your competition or how technological advancements will impact your business?
• Are you incorporating your customers’ strategy into your strategic thinking?
• Do you know how to create distinct market advantages that will be difficult for competitors to copy or substitute?

Mary Connor, an Enterprise Minnesota business growth expert, will show you steps to implement a strategic plan, and how your company can best sustain your plan over time.

Registration Information
This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration required.
To register please contact events@enterpriseminnesota.org or call 612-455-4239

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July 27: Executive Women's Summer Social: Planning a Super Bowl

Time:
05:00pm to 07:00pm
Where:

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
The Depot
225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Details:

In February of 2018, Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII. Join us for an evening of conversation and networking and get an update from Wendy Blackshaw, SVP of Marketing and Sales for the Super Bowl Host Committee, about plans for the big event.

Admission includes a complimentary drink and appetizers.

Registration Information
Member: $25
Non Member: $40

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August 1: Edina Chamber: 39th Annual Golf Tournament

Time:
08:00am to 02:00pm
Where:

Minnesota Valley Golf Club
6300 Auto Club Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438

Details:

Enjoy a fun day on the green at the Edina Chamber’s 39th Annual Golf Tournament at our new tournament venue, Minnesota Valley Golf Club in Bloomington. The golf course is situated on 147 acres of gently rolling terrain above the great Minnesota River Valley featuring naturalized rescue areas, open space and over 1,000 mature trees. The par 73 course is challenging and fun for all levels of players.

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, 1 drink ticket, and a golf cart. All golfers are welcome to play with us--you do not have to be a chamber member to participate.

Registration Information
$150 per golfer if registered by July 1
$175 per golfer if registered after July 1
Registrations must be made by Monday, July 25
No refunds will be granted, but substitute golfers are welcome

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August 2: Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday

Time:
11:30am to 01:00pm
Where:

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Details:

August's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features University of St. Thomas President Julie H. Sullivan, PhD

Dr. Julie H. Sullivan became the 15th president — and first layperson and woman to serve as president — of the University of St. Thomas on July 1, 2013. Dr. Sullivan is an innovative academic leader with a purpose. She is a champion for social innovation, a leader in the Ashoka Changemaker movement, and known for her commitments to globalization and intercultural understanding. Dr. Sullivan will shares her expertise with public and private companies, as well as non-profit organizations.

Registration Information
Registration: $35.00
Registration + Parking (Maroon Lot): $39.00
Registration + Parking (Washington Ave Ramp): $41.00

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