OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
October 1st and it finally feels like fall is in the air! We have had such an exciting start to the autumn season with our New Business Minnesota cover on Secrets to Success.  Did you see a whole lot of familiar faces?  We bought up the issue together to show the NUMBER ONE secret to success is working with other successful people. CoWork and Collaborate was my OffiCenter secret. Honestly, I feel that we are the best kept secret in town and we should share with all Minnesota businesses that working together helps all of us raise the bar. We will celebrate the issue with a party on October 19 at Minnetonka OffiCenter. The theme of the evening is Oktoberfest and everyone is invited to this free event!

We are so close to starting the project at Union Plaza. We've included the new floor plan, complete with MORE coworking space, booths, micro-offices, new lobby, wine bar and coffee station. The biggest change will be in the lighting as we are adding innovative lighting solutions to our otherwise dark common areas. You will not believe the changes. I am shopping for new furnishing, pictures and surprise highlights. As many of you know, this is the most fun part of my job. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we would love to connect you with the feature Kare11 did on our OneCommunity partner Firefly Sisterhood. Their charity is going strong and should be considered if you are making a donation to a cancer charity this month. 

October events are haunting me! There will be plenty of tricks and treats as you look at the event calendar and participate in all that we have to offer. Don't be surprised if you see some goblins and ghosts along the way! See you in the workspaces.

Featured Stars
Milestone
Innovator
Ginger Johnson, Owner of  Ginger Jo Group, tells us what she considers to be her most cherished milestone. MORE
Jo Magliocco, Co-Founder & CEO o f Branding Babes Co., supports women in achieving their entrepre-neurial goals. MORE
Success
True Connection
Dr. Stephan Crawford, 
Certified Business Coach, has a passion for helping businesses grow and be-come profitable.  MORE
Meg Miller, Founder of Critical Next Step, shares her reasons for joining OC and the value it has added to her business.  MORE
In the Spotlight
The Results Are In!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our member survey in September. I was amazed at the participation.
Our team at International had almost an 80% participation rate and were the Grand Prize winners! I am so pleased that your membership with OffiCenters seems to be providing a Work Awesome experience. Here are the results, measured by the number of TRUE responses in our sampling.
  • 89% I am more productive
  • 80% I feel less isolated
  • 75% Increased my bottom line
  • 74% Have made meaningful connections
  • 59% Participated in our events
  • 49% Have used multiple locations
You gave us very honest answers, suggestions and positive comments. In the last year, OUR COMMUNITY has been the number one source of new leads and that in itself tells me that you are being positively impacted by working in the OffiCenter workspaces and would love your family, friends and colleagues to join you as well.
My promise to all of you is that we will continue to work on providing you innovative workspace solutions for the best value in the Twin Cities. Watch for the IMPROVED Union Plaza OffiCenter remodel. I'm looking forward to great participation at our holiday luncheons next!
Wunderbar! Thirsty Thursday is Back!
 
Thanks to Jan, Center Manager
at Minnetonka, for providing the picture-perfect theme for Thirsty Thursday, Oktoberfest! Her recent European vacation was just the inspiration needed for us to welcome Thirsty Thursday back into our free networking monthly line-up. Oktoberfest, on October 19, will host New Business Minnesota Secrets to Success round table and discussion followed by networking, complete with BEIR und WURST! To add authenticity, Pat Boulay will play his concertina for the crowd. Don't delay, RSVP today for a wunderbar time at Minnetonka OffiCenter!
The Power of Smart Marketing!
 
Today's market is moving faster and is more ever-changing than any other time in history, and it can make marketing seem
like a game of chance rather than a sound investment. There are thousands of ways to market your business, innumerable products, and just as many companies with plenty of promises. You have to ensure your marketing attracts the right kind of client and brings in more sales. There's good news! It doesn't have to be complicated or cost you thousands! Dr. Stephen Crawford, Certified Business Coach at ActionCOACH, presents: "The
Power of Smart Marketing" on October 25th from 8-10AM at Minnetonka OffiCenter.  Register Now and learn to hit your marketing sweet spot EVERY. TIME.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international campaign organized every October to offer support, increase awareness and 
to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment & cure. OneCommunity member Firefly Sisterhood, based in Minnesota, was featured on Kare11 last month for the unique way they connect breast cancer patients with trained survivors. If you would like to support Firefly Sisterhood, learn how on their recent BLOG.  
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Park CONNECTIONS
Free Monthly Networking Group

October 7
Happy Birthday to Jill!

October 9
Lea celebrates her birthday!

Union Plaza Recycling Event

Interpreting Your Design Workshop

France UnCorked
Free Monthly Networking Group

How to Turn Your Customers Into Brand Ambassadors Workshop
By: Heather Coughenour, Rebel 42

Google Apps 101: Gmail, Google Drive, and Calendar
Speaker: Ben Theis, Skol Marketing

October 13
Friday the 13th Bonus BlackJack!

October 13
It's Lesli's Birthday! 

Behavioral Sales Tips Workshop
By: Deb Sauder, Interact4Impact



The Power of Smart Marketing
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Crawford

PowerLunch, Live at Park
Speaker: Juan Martinez
Topic: WOWING Your Customers

October 27
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

October 31
BOOO! Happy Halloween!

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts


First Choice Merchant Services
Kadima Food Labs
Main Street Web Consulting
Prosperity Consultants LLC
Swenson Apparel
VisionOne High Performance Group
 

28 years
Jeanne Schur
12 years
Joe O'Brien, IVO Networks
9 years
Dave Radant, Reliable Mortgage
Mary Melbo
8 years
Cathy Paper, RockPaperStar
7 years
Loren Dorshow, Car Donation Foundation
Matt Engel, Engel Law Firm
Ron Rouse Photography
6 years
Anne Pryor, Meaningful Connections
Phil Isika, iTchnologies
Rich Ohlenberg, Ohlenberg Law
Rob Benson, Sparklogix

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


Zaylore Stout, of Zaylore Stout & Associates, a Featured Speaker on Quorum's 2017 National Coming
Out Day! MORE

James Batchelor, Batchelor Law Firm, on the birth of your baby boy! 

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