VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
Enjoy the last few days of summer! Fall is on the way. It's back to school and back to work just in time to finish Q3 strong. Thank  you for the fabulous testimonials made during CoWorking Week. You certainly knocked my socks off. While watching your genuine videos, I actually shed a tear. I am humbled by your sincere appreciation. This is what I imagined when creating our community and we have far surpassed my wildest dreams.
 
Our September calendar is packed with Work Awesome events and I suggest attending one (or all!) of them to jump-start your business for fall. I think we could all use a dose of Awesome tomorrow at Park OffiCenter. As you may have noticed, the City of St. Louis Park has held up the completion of the CoWorking space expansion. I'm hopeful that we will see real progress in September. The end is in sight, fingers crossed! We will host a Fall Extravaganza party when the new space is completed. Thank you for your patience during construction. On September 13 we're uncorking a NEW networking group at France OffiCenter. WTF, Wine Time France, will meet the second Tuesday of every month from 4-5PM. A perfect opportunity to wine & unwind while connecting within our community.
 
As always, we appreciate your referrals. You are the reason that our business continues to thrive and grow. Offices are 100% full at France and Union Plaza and the virtual activity in the last two weeks has been unbelievable! Check out the MN Lawyer article (top right) featuring VirtualOffiCenters and see why more people and businesses are choosing to Work Awesome, on their terms. Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. Take time with family and friends to enjoy the great weather. Looking forward to seeing you in the workspaces and at networking this month. 
Featured Stars
Innovator
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Patty Darke,  President of Darke & Associates, can help you transform your business. MORE
Glenn J. Schwartz, 
Principal Attorney, brings over 35 years experience to his clients. MORE
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April Davis, Founder of Cupid's Cronies, wants to help send you on your last first date.  MORE
Skol Marketing Founder Ben Theis tells how joining VOC has helped him grow his business. MORE
In the Spotlight
Northland Plaza is now Bell Plaza

This month Northland Plaza will undergo a transformation that will include renaming the building to Bell Plaza. France OffiCenter Members please note: if your correspondence currently includes the building name (Northland Plaza), delete this from your mailings. The USPS suggests using only your name/business name, street, city and zip code. Other items you may need to update due to the building name change are websites, directions, letterhead, etc.

Plan to join us on Tuesday, September 13 for Wine Time France, our NEW Networking Group at France OffiCenter, 15th Floor/Bell Plaza! 
Look Who Made The Cut

MN Cup is thrilled to announce the 26 teams of Minnesota 
based entrepreneurs that have advanced into the final round of the 2016 competition. The finalists were selected out of a pool of nearly 1,500 participants. 

Congratulations go out to OffiCenter Community Members Verterra Energy (Union Plaza) and Arc Suppression Technologies (Int'l Plaza) selected as finalists in the Energy/Clean Tech/Water Division. Winners will be eligible for  a share of the record $402,000 in prize money, with the  grand prize awarded on September 22. This event is open to the public. Learn more about MN Cup HERE.
Joe  Knows Best!

"IVO" Joe O'Brien, member at Minnetonka OffiCenter, shares his top ten reasons why working at OffiCenters is better than from home.  Thanks "IVO" Joe!!

1. Office gatherings are WAY better attended.
2. Taking a "snow day" is actually exciting again.
3. During the week, I now shower more frequently.
4. Save money on pajamas not wearing out as fast.
5. Free beer.  Yes, that is correct, I said "Free Beer!".
6. My productivity goes way up when my kids are at home for the summer.
7. I don't have to talk to myself in the kitchen anymore.
8. Workday tasks no longer include emptying the dishwasher (thanks Kelsey/Jan!)
9. Calling in "sick" for work is actually possible now.
10. My Monday through Friday, no longer looks exactly like my Saturday and Sunday!




MN Lawyer Article

September 1 from 9-10AM
FREE Monthly Networking

September 3
Shannon's 2nd Anniversary 



September 9
Stand Up to Cancer
  

September 10
Happy 15th Anniversary Ana
Jan celebrates her 3rd Anniversary


September 11 
Patriot Day

September 12
Happy Birthday to Tina


September 15 from 5:30-7:30PM

September 20 from 11-12PM
Presenter: Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb
 
September 21 from 9AM-4PM

September 22 from 10-11:30AM
Presenter: Ben Theis, Skol Mktg

September 22 from 5-6PM
FREE Monthly Networking 

September 25
Happy Birthday to Shannon

September 29 from 12-1PM
Speaker: Kris Newcomer 

September 30
BlackJack Friday - Stop in & PLAY!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

AHC Digital 
Covering Data, LLC
Fresh Express
Growth Source
Home On Track
Jessica Brighton
Kelly Tax Etc.
MMS Consulting and Associates
Realty Professionals/Cozy Home & Apartments
Tropical Treats Boutique


23 years
John Benson, Attorney
Pat Fleischaker, Rose-Fleischaker Associates, Inc.
21 years
Mike Hoverson, Law Office
17 years
Roxane Brock, Istonish
12 years
Eric Smith, Return2Work Solutions
10 years
Darryl Gullickson, Darryl Gullickson Agency
9 years
Peter Brehm, Peter Brehm's Office
7 years
Becton, Dickinson & Company
Greg Bittle, Bittle Law Office
Thomas Puff, Venture Law
5 years
Kent Peterson, Mediation One 
Dan Lindgren,  General Mortgage Finance

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


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