September 6: Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday

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

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Details:

September's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell and his talk "Leveraging ‘Big’ as a Force for Good."

Ken Powell is chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, one of the world's largest food companies.Powell serves on the board of directors for General Mills, Medtronic, the Consumer Goods Forum, Greater MSP, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the supervisory board of Cereal Partners Worldwide. He is a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Business Roundtable.

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

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September 7: Minneapolis Chamber Movie Night: This is Spinal Tap

Time:
05:30pm to 09:00pm
Where:

The Heights Theater
3951 Central Ave
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Details:

Join the Northeast Minneapolis and Twin Cities North Chambers of Commerce for a screening of the cult classic, This is Spinal Tap. Enjoy a social hour outside the theater with food and drink from Pizza Luce, Dairy Queen and Bent Brewstillery before the movie starts at 7:30. Tickets are $8, with food and beer available for separate purchase.

Registration information
$8 per person

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September 8: Manufacturers Alliance: Performance Metrics With Purpose

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

Normandale Community College
Kopp Student Center
9700 France Ave So.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Details:

Can we see the results of our improvements? If we usually rely on “gut feel” but want solid proof efforts are headed in the right direction, we need to measure what matters. Margins, turns, efficiencies, up time, yields, deliveries and customer satisfaction may all be baselined to give us a starting point. Effectively communicating performance is as important as gathering the right data. Knowing what actions are needed should be transparent as well. Are the goals achievable and the right employees accountable? Hear from your peers on how they measure performance, eliminate finger-pointing, assign ownership and communicate outcomes.

Registration Information
Members: Free (can invite up to 5 attendees)
Non Members: $55

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September 8: ACG MN: Fall Social

Time:
04:30pm to 07:30pm
Where:

Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge Rooftop Bar
700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Details:

Join ACG Minnesota on Seven’s roof top Ultra Lounge for our annual fall networking social hour. We are ready to start another great season and we are kicking it off with a purely social networking event.

View the cityscape of downtown Minneapolis in style while meeting new faces and reconnecting with old friends. We will provide great food and drinks while you provide the conversation. Hope to see you on the 3rd floor rooftop!

Dress Code: Business

Registration Information
Member: $55
Non Member: $95

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September 13: MN Real Estate Journal: 2016 Net Lease & 1031 Exchange Summit

Time:
07:15am to 12:00pm
Where:

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Details:

Attend MN Real Estate Journal's 2016 Net Lease & 1031 Exchange Summit.

Topics include:
• 1031 Market Update – State of the Industry
• Don’t Get Caught Without a Net
• Exchanging your Real Estate into Royalties
• Current Net Lease Market in the Twin Cities and around the United States
• Important Tax Considerations for 1031 Investors
• Emerging Trends for 1031 Investors & Elevating Investor Options

Registration Information
$89: Early Bird (if registered by Sept 6)
$99: Discounted Rate (if registered by Sept 12)
$129: Regular Rate

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September 13: ACG Women's Leadership Group with Corvus North Networking Event

Time:
05:30pm to 07:00pm
Where:

IFP Minnesota
550 Vandalia Ave
St Paul, Minnesota 55114

Details:

Please join us for an evening event featuring Kate Mortenson, CEO, Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee. Kate will share her thoughts on hosting a national sporting event and showcasing the unique assets of our community. Kate is a civic-engaged, community impact leader, experienced in strategy and implementation for complex initiatives.

Guests will enjoy handcrafted cocktails and creative food pairings at the innovative new headquarters of IFP Minnesota, home to a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists. Easily accessed off Hwy 94 at Cretin/Vandalia, the site offers plentiful free parking.

Registration Information
Members: $45
Non Members: $75

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September 14: TMA MN: Networking/Trivia Event

Time:
05:00pm to 08:00pm
Where:

Seven Minneapolis
700 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

Details:

Get your network on with TMA and show off your trivia skills.
We're bringing in Sassy Lassy Triva. They've been serving up the cheekiest, most interactive live trivia at bars and private events around the Twin Cities since 2010. You'll have great fun, even if you don't know the answers!

Registration Information
Early-Bird Member: $20
Early-Bird Non-Member: $30
Early-Bird Next Gen/Young Professional: $20
Early-Bird Student: $20
Regular Member: $25
Regular Non-Member: $35
Next Gen/Young Professional: $25
Regular Student: $25

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September 15: Small Business Series: Growth Through Understanding Your Supply Chain

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

Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 Cleveland Avenue North
Roseville, MN 55113

Details:

UPS will discuss how small businesses can build and leverage supply chain knowledge in order to focus on meaningful growth. Through their UPS Connect platform, companies can engage with UPS to build knowledge around their supply chain management, allowing for streamlined processes which frees owners to focus on GROWTH.

Registration Information
$20 Members
$30 Non-Members

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September 15: Twin Cities Business: 2016 Manufacturing Forum

Time:
02:45pm to 06:00pm
Where:

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

Manufacturing companies are built on innovation, technology, and people. Join us as we host a panel discussion with executives from some of Minnesota's most successful manufacturing companies as they share their top challenges and best solutions.

2016 Panelists
Vicki Holt | President & CEO of Proto Labs
Brian Robinson | CEO of Wilson Tool Enterprises
Mark Schumacher | President & COO of Liberty Diversified International
Mark Urdahl | President & CEO of Red Wing Shoes

Registration Information
$50 per ticket

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September 21: WIN 7th Annual Conference and Oasis

Time:
08:00am to 04:00pm
Where:

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Details:

Stepping up into success!

Join us at this premier networking event for women in the Twin Cities. Enjoy a day full of valuable networking, professional development, and an overall energizing experience designed especially for entrepreneurial-minded women.

• Meaningful business connections in a welcoming networking environment
• Customized learning with your choice of breakout sessions
• Rejuvenate in the Oasis with light appetizers, a cash bar, and sample spa services
• Keepsake WIN resource guide and swag bag for all attendees

Registration Information
Member Early Bird: $139
Saves $70 from regular registration rate: $209

Non Member Early Bird: $189
Save $70 from nonmember regular registration: $259

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September 21: ISO 9001:2015 - From Compliance to Performance

Time:
08:00am to 11:00am
Where:

Great River Energy
12300 Elm Creek Blvd N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Details:

ISO 9001:2015 is designed to improve your entire business, its profitability and growth. Come to this event and learn how to embrace the changes, and integrate them into your strategy, culture and continuous improvement initiatives.

Registration Information
$125/per attendee (non-manufacturer)
Manufacturers may register for free by contacting events@enterpriseminnesota.org or calling 612-455-4239

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September 22: MN CUP: 2016 MN Cup Final Awards Reception

Time:
04:00pm to 07:00pm
Where:

McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Details:

Attend the MN Cup Final Awards Reception, sponsored by Maslon LLP. This celebration is the culmination of a journey that started in late March including over 1500 entrepreneurs, three rounds of judging, numerous events and thousands of volunteer hours. The last 6 months have been an exciting ride and with great enthusiasm, we’re ready to recognize Minnesota's outstanding entrepreneurs.

New to this year's MN Cup Grand Prize Ceremony is Demo Hour - a showcase of the 2016 MN Cup Finalists, 25 startups across 8 Divisions.

Emcee: Angie Bastian, Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

Registration Information
Free Event!

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September 22: NAIOP Awards of Excellence

Time:
04:00pm to 06:00pm
Where:

Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

Details:

The safety and security of your business information is a top priority. And yet, technology changes quickly. It can be hard to keep up with fluctuating cyber-threats and new regulations.

Join us as we discuss basic safe guards and systems every business should have in place; what to do if your security is breached; and how to minimize the disruption of service if your data is compromised.

Registration Information
$85: Individual registration
$850: Tables of 10 (tables are non-refundable; limited quantity available)

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September 23: MN Real Estate Journal: 2016 Real Estate & Construction Contractors Summit

Time:
07:15am to 12:00pm
Where:

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Details:

Attend MN Real Estate Journal's 2016 Real Estate & Construction Contractors Summit.

This year's discussion topics include:
• Workforce Challenges and Solutions
• Sales and use tax: What contractors need to know
• Are you up to speed on the changing construction risk landscape?
• Subcontractors Perspective

Registration Information
$89: Early Bird Rate (ends Sept 16)
$99: Discounted Rate (ends Sept 22)
$129: Regular Rate

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September 29: Twin Cities Business: 2016 C-Suite Strategies Forum

Time:
02:45pm to 06:00pm
Where:

Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

Join us for a panel discussion featuring c-suite leaders from our C-suite Strategies: View from the Top print section in the October issue of Twin Cities Business, featuring some of the most influential CEO's, CFO's, CIO's and others in the c-suite. These leaders will discuss what they consider to be their most pressing and challenging issues.

2016 Panelists
Lynn Casey | CEO of PadillaCRT
Kevin Gilligan | CEO of Capella Education Company
David Kvamme | Great Lakes Region President, Minnesota CEO of Wells Fargo
Penny Wheeler | President & CEO of Allina Health

Registration Information
$50 per ticket
$400 per table of eight

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September 30: MN Real Estate Journal: Strategies for Multifamily Financing & Compliance

Time:
07:15am to 12:00pm
Where:

Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Details:

Attend MN Real Estate Journal's Strategies for Multifamily Financing & Compliance event.

Topics Include:
• HUD Update and Finance Options
• Credit (Agency) Update and Finance Options
• Owner/Developer Case Studies
• Unique Characteristics of HUD Financing
• Unique Characteristics of Agency Finance

Registration Information
$89: Early Bird Rate (ends Sept 23)
$99: Discounted Rate (ends Sept 29)
$129: Regular Rate

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October 7: St. Thomas First Friday Series

Time:
11:30am to 01:15pm
Where:

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

Details:

Join the St. Thomas community to hear Gov. Arne Carlson and Tom Hauser, KSTP's Chief Political Reporter, discuss the Presidential Election.

New this year!
We are proud to announce that the First Friday Speaker Series is heading to campus this fall, with the luncheons being held in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center.

Registration Information
$30 per person
$210 for table of 8
*includes a seated lunch with dessert

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October 13: MN Venture Conference

Time:
07:15am to 05:45pm
Where:

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Details:

The Minnesota Venture Conference attracts hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs and executives to the Minneapolis Convention Center with the goal of connecting Minnesota’s entrepreneurs with capital.

Each year, participants gather for a day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and of course, pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising privately-held companies.

Registration Information
Member: $395.00 / $295.00*
Non Member: $595.00 / $495.00*
*Discounted Price If Registered By Monday, September 22, 2016

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