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Notes From Lori
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I can't wait to see all of you at our Jingle & Mingle Holiday Luncheons so we can celebrate 2015 and share a toast to a prosperous and healthy 2016. Notice the picture with my favorite elf (my dad) who will be serving you lasagna as he and Joseph have done for over 20 years! I was happy for the great attendance and energy at our Fall CONNECT cocktail party to launch OneCommunity, our spirit of giving program. And, in this season of giving, our tradition of helping local nonprofits continues with OneCommunity donations being made to Second Harvest, ClearCause Foundation, Girls in Action, Christmas in the City and Project Elf. Talk to your Center Manager if you would like to contribute to our holiday charities. I know you have been anxiously waiting with me to hear our big announcement and TODAY I am signing a new lease for a great space with more coworking options, collaborative meeting spaces and offices. BUT, it would not be fair to share all of the details until I tell our loyal clients at Olympic Place first, as it effects them the most. This week, we will be meeting with the OPOC team and clients to tell them about the great NEW workspace we have designed for them! I will tell all of you at the luncheons and the January newsletter will be dedicated to sharing the plans for expansion in 2016. I am thrilled at the footprint we will have in the western suburbs! Thank you for your business and dedication in 2015. Together we are stronger and can achieve GREAT things! My promise to you is for MORE in 2016 as we will mark 35 years serving the Twin Cities business community with innovative workspace solutions!
Featured Stars
Innovator
Milestone
Tim Brink, Director
with GenNext Biotech,
is helping change the methods being used in agriculture. 
MORE
Denny Manrique,  
President of Manrique Group, has been a client with VOC for 23 years. Wow!  MORE
Success
True Connection
Lane Leipold,  of Metropolitan Chemical Health, brings success to International Plaza in a unique way.  MORE
Cathy Paper to Jenifer Kerns Collins to Amy Quale & Dara Beevas MORE
In the Spotlight
Jingle & Mingle . . . 
With Us!

It wouldn't be a Holiday Lunch without Yarusso's Lasagna! The 5 luncheons we host annually are our best attended events of the year. We'll be ready with bells on to share a slice of our holiday tradition with members and friends. Times and dates for each location are listed under Upcoming Events. RSVP NOW for the luncheon at your center.
Come for the Lasagna, stay for the Cheer! 
Arc Suppression Technologies WINS!

Congratulations to Arc Suppression Technologies, member at Int'l Plaza, on being named a finalist  in the Cleantech Open Midwest competition last month. The finalists are companies with the potential to improve electrical efficiency, waste reduction and renewable energy. Read the full article in the Star Tribune HERE
Free Gift! 2016 Calendars are IN!

Back by popular demand, the 2016 VOC Monthly Planning Calendar! Make a purchase from the Cubby Shop (The Office Store Right Outside Your Door), use our Admin Support or any of our Business Services in December and you'll receive the 2016 Monthly Planner as our free gift to YOU!  Start planning for your successful New Year NOW. Don't wait, quantities are limited.
Better SAFE
Than SORRY

The change of seasons
also brings an increased opportunity of theft from motor vehicles. Here are a few reminders from the city of MPLS to help keep you and your belongings safe:

  • NEVER leave items in plain view inside your vehicle
  • Call 911 if you see any suspicious behavior
  • Packages, briefcases, laptops, or any item of value should be left at home or secured in truck of your vehicle before arriving at your destination
  • LOOK then LOCK . . . BE AWARE!!

December 3
Monthly Networking

 
December 7
Happy Birthday to Megan

Hey Scott, Happy Birthday
 
December 8

2:30-6:00PM, Ramada/MOA

Happy 1st Anniversary Ashlie!

December 9
Monthly Networking

December 10

Northland Plaza Breakfast Buffet
 
December 12
Happy Anniversary to Tina!

December 15

December 17

December 18
It's BlackJack Friday!

December 22

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts


Dillon Performance
Eileen Mckee / Dennis Philander
Electro Sales
Elfengani Real Estate & Investments
Stitch Fix
Traction Results, LLC

 

28 years

Karen Larsen, Larsen Financial
23 years
Denny Manrique, Manrique Group
16 years
Quinn Karpan, Evergreen Shipping
7 years
Alex Thiele, Lion's Lynk
6 years
Jonathan Paradeau
David Toohey, Investors Financial Group 

Thanks to our clients for your support and friendship throughout the years! Happy Anniversary! 

 


Alex Bernier, of RealEyes Displays, on your recent engagement! 

Amanda Tukey at Park on the birth of your baby boy Brecken! 

Ryan Trudeau with Revation, on the birth of your baby girl!
Steven J Beaman book signing at Park OffiCenter, 12/14 from 11AM-1PM
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