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Notes From Lori
Today I feel very proud and so lucky to celebrate 35 years in business! What a milestone! Thanks to the THOUSANDS  (yes, I said thousands) of businesses who have come through our workspaces. More thanks to those of you who have come and stayed. And my utmost admiration to the brave entrepreneurs who are just starting out. What courage! Most of my thanks go to the team of rock stars that are my staff. They are the ones who make every day a WORK AWESOME experience. I have something for all of you to commemorate this milestone. Join us for celebration cupcakes at all centers today from 2pm to 3pm. And yes, there is NEWS as we continue to work to provide you with MORE in year 36. The Park remodel begins this month. Look for information and schedules sometime next week. We are expanding the coworking space by adding booths, a gathering table, soft seating area, phone booths and more PLUGS!  We will be remodeling the Vermillion and Sibley conference rooms, as well as the Grand Portage training room and kitchen area. All hallways will be repaired and painted. Things will be completed by the end of July. Thanks in advance for your patience. 

We are holding our first networking event in Minnetonka with the New Business Minnesota Advisory Board. This is a great event for start-up businesses! Our Thirsty Thursday networking will give our Kegerator a workout this month. Mark your calendars, as this will be a monthly event. LOOK at this month's calendar. We had a super packed list of events in May and June is no different. This shows that we may be OLD but we are not slowing down. There is still work to do! I hope to see you in the workspaces this month. Let's celebrate!
Featured Stars
Innovator
Milestone
Jim Jurewicz, 
Director, The Brainstorm Company, can help you turn your brainstorms into a reality.  MORE
OffiCenters  celebrates
35 yrs of business today! Join us for cupcakes in our CoWorking spaces from 2-3PM. 
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Success
True Connection
Pat Mazorol,  A ttorney 
at Law, has over 35 yrs experience in probate, estate & charitable gift planning. 
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Dan Stirratt, CEO of Open Spaces Consulting, LLC, makes some great connections using our B2B Directory. MORE
In the Spotlight
OneCommunity UPDATE

OC/VOC OneCommunity, our community spirit of giving program, launched in November 2015. In the last six months we have contributed to Project Elf and Christmas in the City by providing holiday gifts and donations to families in need. We gave generously to Second Harvest to stock local area food shelves and brought awareness to woman's heart health on Wear Red Day. May proved to be our most charitable month yet. We sponsored two OneCommunity Member events. First, Dr. Verna Price's Girls in Action "I Am" Breakfast. This is always an inspiring and uplifting fundraiser that we are proud to be a part of. Next, Passport to Depart Smart, organized by OneCommunity member Sheryl Hill. Her cause is one that hits home and your heart. And, you all made the old adage, "Every Picture Tells a Story" true on Red Nose Day! The pictures from the centers are fun, silly and help raise money for under privileged children in America. There's no stopping OneCommunity. On June 15 we are supporting our full-time member Firefly Sisterhood by sponsoring their Illuminight event. Savor an inspirational evening with local female food and drink entrepreneurs, and help them ensure that no woman faces a breast cancer diagnosis alone.

We are thrilled and proud to announce that in May we added two new members to the OneCommunity Family:

Operation HighGround:  Organized to identify and implement strategies to help Veterans with housing, employment, education, transportation and more.

Brain Injury Resource Group:  BIRG, still in its infancy, has one sole objective - to develop a more robust vessel around traumatic brain injury (TBI) through awareness, support, and education locally & online.
Read Real Truths About MN Bankruptcy

Congratulations to Gregory Wald, of Wald Law Firm, on publishing his first book, " The Real Truth About Bankruptcy in Minnesota". Hear real life stories of how others have
improved their finances and learn the real truth about bankruptcy. His book  was written in a conversational style for non-lawyers and answers many commonly asked questions. Find more information or get your copy HERE
Dave Meyer WINS!

A big WOOHOO and a pat on the back goes out to our community member and friend, Dave Meyer, for winning Entrepreneur of the Year from the Twin West Chamber. The award recognizes people who have taken the risks of starting and running business enterprises and Dave took home the prize for his vision and hard work starting BizzyWeb. Congratulations! We are looking forward to having Dave host Advanced Social Media Tips and Tricks at Minnetonka OffiCenter on June 21. Register now and meet the man behind the award! 

June 1

June 2
Park CONNECTIONS, 9-10AM
Monthly Networking

June 3
National Donut Day - 
Join us for a sugary treat in any of our spaces
 
June 8
France CONNECTIONS Cancelled
New Networking group starting in September, look for more details!

Happy Birthday to Jen!  

June 9
New Business MN: What Every New Business Should Know, 4-6:30PM

June 11
It's Fay's Birthday! 

June 14
Google Workshop: SEO, 10-11:30AM

June 15

June 16


June 19
Happy Father's Day! 

June 20
Welcome Back Summer! 

June 21

June 24
BlackJack Friday - Stop in & PLAY!
 
June 30
PowerLunch, 12-1PM
Speaker:  Louise Griffith 
Topic:
You Are Worth It!
So, What Are You Waiting For?


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Brain Injury Resource Group
Community Empowerment Inc. 
eMarketing Concepts
Life Line Community Healthcare
Northwoods Carpet & Tile Cleaning
Object Technology Solutions Inc. 
Reef Commercial
United Real Estate Twin Cities


22 years
Frank Steck, Spotlight Corporate Entertainment
19 years
Peter Milinkovich
13 years
Bob Danielson, Inrelex Law Group
12 years
Philip Wright, Brokerbank Securities
10 years
Walt Fricke, Veterans Airlift Command
8 years
The Starline Group
7 years
Dr. Barron
6 years
Deborah Kersten & Associates
5 years
Anne Byrne, Byrne Law Office
Jason Hickey, Hickey & Associates
Paul Zerby, Zerby Law Firm
Prorisk Management 


Thank You members for your support and friendship throughout the years! Happy Anniversary!  


Congrats to Pam Borton, selected one of the 2016 Marvelous Mentors by Twin Cities Business Magazine
Congrats to Mary Frantz, named one of the 2016 recipients of Enterprising Women Magazines' Enterprising Women of the Year!
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