VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
It really seems that 2017
is on a fast pace as we are already about to finish the first quarter. Thank you to all of you who visited the workspaces in February. Even a short month seems full when it is packed with so many of our favorite events. We saw hundreds of new guests enter our workspaces and it resulted in a record number of tours and new members. We want to thank all of you for referring your family, friends and colleagues to us. We are so honored that you share our information so readily and with such enthusiasm. We are now tracking over half of our new prospects to all of you. As a special thank you, March is a DOUBLE referral bonus month. Spring is the perfect time to try a new workspace and is usually our biggest leasing month. Just give us the name of someone you think could benefit from our services and we will take care of the rest. And you could get a DOUBLE bonus!

I am sharing a link on an article that was published last week on a British website Insightive.tv. I was chosen for this feature because of the true hybrid nature of our unique workspaces that encompass both a business center and coworking business aspect. It is so exciting to see our vision on a global level. Go out and enjoy the weather! We have had such an unusual winter and as I am writing this I am working from my condo in Arizona where the last few days were cold, rainy and almost the same temperature as in Minnesota. I will be home next week just in time to join a few of our networking groups. See you all in the workspaces!
Featured Stars
Milestone
Innovator
Suzanne Ferguson, of Ferguson Tutoring, gives students the tools needed to ensure they get where they need to go. MORE
Janna Netland Lover, Owner of Local Design Group, is a graphic designer by day & tape gun and box cutter pro by night. MORE
Success
True Connection
Uli Martinez, Founder of Arteri.al, has a passion for helping other businesses grow and achieve their true potential.  MORE
See the reasons why a few of our  CONNECT All-Stars choose to refer their friends and family to OffiCenters & VirtualOffiCenters.  MORE
In the Spotlight
Zero Tolerance 

Beginning immediately and moving forward, OffiCenters and VirtualOffiCenters will have a zero tolerance for
any person that practices
any type of disrespect or bullying towards another member of our community. Our workspaces  are equal opportunity and open to all of our members. No one person should stake claim or disrespect others.  We are here to enhance everyone's lives, business ventures and strive to give our members and teammates a work awesome experience. We want to promote tolerance and helpful surroundings to guarantee all members & staff a safe and productive place to work.

It is also our job to protect against inappropriate behavior in the workspaces with regard to angry, hostile or sexist behaviors. This could result in termination of a service agreement. We stand for YOU. Zero tolerance is the policy that rules in all of our locations every day. Please report any inappropriate behaviors to an OffiCenter team member. We will take needed action to protect the rights and safety of everyone working in our space, including: our staff members, OffiCenters and VirtualOffiCenters members and their guests, and our vendors.
March Madness! 

We are two months into 2017 and have seen 60% of our leads come from referrals in our community. We're proud that so many of you value our space and services and as a special THANK YOU, we are doubling our referral bonus for the month of March! 
Spiess Featured in Global Interview  

Insightive, based in the UK, publishes original business research across industries and roles. Their interviews feature leaders recognized for guiding companies in times of rapid change and those creating the transformations necessary to keep their organization competitive into the next decade. Lori Spiess, CEO of OffiCenters and VirtualOffiCenters, was interviewed to find out her perspective on the changing nature of coworking and to learn how OC/VOC plan to capitalize on the market and expand in 2017. See article HERE.
Park CONNECTIONS
Free Monthly Networking Group


Grow Your Business With Email & Social Media, Minnetonka OffiCenter
Speaker: Trygve Olsen, BizzyWeb 
 
March 8
International Women's Day 

March 11
Happy Birthday to Jan!

March 12
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Don't forget to SPRING forward

March 14 
Happy 1st Anniversary to Megan!



March 17
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 18
Happy 15th Anniversary, Fay!

March 20
Spring Arrives - Welcome back!

Thirsty Thursday: Business & Brews
FREE Networking Group

PowerLunch, live at Minnetonka
Speaker: Dale Brose, LTR Digital
Topic: The Analytics of Social:
What Comes After the Like?

March 31
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Image 3 Productions Inc.
Shawn Klein


16 years
Frank Wilkinson
12 years
Ross Underdahl, International Specialty Underwriter
9 years
Barbara Rosenzweig, Dental People
6 years
Jason Wedan, Revered Construction
Brian Bennett, Case Service Mgmt
5 years
Holly Zimmerman, Quetica
Mohamed Guled, Dauus


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


Joshua Newville, Madia Law, named Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis! MORE
Ted Christopher, Verterra Energy, wins "Architect of Defense" A ward. MORE
Lisa Lillemoen, Bebody Spa, featured on Empire Broadcast Radio! 

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