VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
Summer is flying by so take some time to enjoy the heat! You can stay cool and work in our collaborative environment this month as we are celebrating National CoWorking Day on August 9 by having an activity filled week! Now is the time to bring a friend to cowork in order to win a prize and if you  give a video testimonial,  you could win a great prize! Tickets (2) to the Vikings home opener against the Packers at the NEW US Bank Stadium! Plus you will be in a group with the OffiCenter team! The Park mini remodel was finally approved by the Fire Marshall. So, here we go, full steam ahead. There's always something brewing in our workspaces.

Did you know that the North Loop has been chosen as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the country for the second year in a row? Here is the link to the article that shows the North Loop is number 2 in the nation and the neighborhood is touted as the "New Brooklyn". We always knew it was cool and it is about time the rest of the country caught up! 

I would like to wish you a great end of summer and tell you that we are gearing up for MORE programs and networking for the fall. I would also like to wish my mom a happy 88th birthday on 8-8! How crazy is that with all of those 8's lining up and my dad's 88th on the 31st of the month. Look around the state and enjoy all of these August happenings: Uptown Art Festival, Bayfront Blues Fest, Tall Ships in Duluth, Renaissance Festival and the always much anticipated Minnesota State Fair. The Vikings are starting up, the Twins are winding down and the Saints are a fun family ticket in outdoor sports. It's a great time for a Stay-cation. Let's end the summer strong and Work Awesome together.
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In the Spotlight
Virtual Video Library
Virtual Video Library

There's no need to run out to the Redbox any longer! We have created a video library on our website that allows you to easily view our popular PowerLunch Series and the additional training sessions designed to help you grow your business. Watch them as many times as you would like, and best of all, no late fees! Grab some popcorn and start viewing NOW!
Celebrate How YOU Choose to Work!

We have a week filled with events and fun contests all to celebrate YOU and how you choose to work. Monday (8/8) we will be drawing for a $25 gift card in each location for members who participate in our CoWorking Survey. On Tuesday (8/9) and Wednesday (8/10) guest speakers will be live streaming special training sessions to all of our locations. Thursday (8/11) is Video Testimonial Day. Although you can submit your testimonial any time during the week, if you stop by our Video Room on Thursday from 11AM-2PM we can help with recording, you can enjoy lunch on us and be entered into the grand prize drawing. You are encouraged to invite friends to CoWork with you during the entire week and will be entered into a second Grand Prize drawing for EVERY friend you bring in! Friday (8/12) we will draw for the two grand prizes. So, wondering what the grand prizes are? Two tickets to the Packers VS Vikings Home Opener at US Bank Stadium on September 19! Are you ready for some football?! 
Read This Summer 

The laziest days of summer are upon us and leaders of some of the world's biggest organizations have revealed books that will keep them occupied in the upcoming months. Looking for a book or two to add to your collection? See the  eclectic list of fiction and nonfiction, from classics to newcomers, business topics to biographies and folk tales HERE.
You're invited to the Annual Jesus In The City Fishing For Life Tournament, held Tuesday, August 23rd from 8AM-2PM on White Bear Lake. VirtualOffiCenters is a proud sponsor, and you can be too! Sponsor a boat for $300 that will include a pro guide and shore lunch. Get out and make new friends at this fundraiser to help in urban ministry and evangelism. Find more details or register HERE



Monday
Return Member Survery for $25 gift card drawing / 1 per center
Tuesday
Thursday
Stop by the VIDEO ROOM to record your tesitmonial. Grab lunch on us!



August 4 
Park CONNECTIONS, 9-10AM
Monthly Networking
 
August 17
Happy Anniversary to Kelsey! 

August 18

August 25
PowerLunch, 12-1PM
Speaker: Jon Halleen 

MN State Fair Starts Today!  

August 26
BlackJack Friday - Stop in & PLAY!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

EPexperiment
IB America
Naylor Asset Management
Team Estates Realty
Trailhead Consulting, LLC


18 years
Accounting System Resources 
16 years
Ed Kessek, Kessek Properties
14 years
James Monchamp, Minneapolis Johnson O'Malley
8 years
Mickey Mikeworth, Mikeworth Consulting
7 years
Fisher Law Firm
6 years
Don Hoffer, Donald Hoffer Agency
5 years
Perry M Smith & Associates
Baum Law Office
Mike McCracken, Wealth Guide Financial, LLC

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

Patrick Noaker, featured on KSTP for your recent verdict win. VIDEO
Depart Smart, recently featured on Kare11. See video HERE
April Davis of Cupids Cronies, nominated for Outstanding Woman in Business 2016 award!
Firefly Sisterhood Guide, Carissa Vincent, honored at MN Lynx game as a Woman of Influence! 
Steven Beaman, Licensed to use
One Page Business Plan System

Take our Members Survey & return by Aug.  8 to be entered into our drawing for a $25 gift card, 1 winner per center!

The North Loop is named one of the 13 coolest neighborhoods in America! Read full article HERE
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