VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
Back to school also means back to work!  September always marks the end of summer fun time in Minnesota and gives us a new season and fresh beginnings. Speaking of new beginnings, we are thrilled to welcome 21 new companies into our community today. Right now is the time to try coworking, join a new networking group and recharge your business battery. A recent study shows that 93% of people who choose to work in a coworking environment are more productive. More productive equals more business. Collaboration is key to growing your business. This fall we  will have more opportunities than ever to CONNECT within our community. Get up and get out in September. On the 17th we will be hosting New Business MN Small Business Advisory Board's wine and cheese reception at Park OffiCenter. As a proud member of the board and event host I'm excited for the reception and look forward to CONNECT-ing with you. Bring along a stack of business cards as this free event is always well attended. Then, together with BizzyWeb we will kickoff VirtualOffiSites at the end of the month. Affordable. Powerful. Websites. A great way to get found online and convert leads into revenue. Look for some  major announcements in October that will offer MORE choices in coworking, workspace and collaboration. I love the fall! It is MY best time to start new projects and you will be surprised to see what we have in store.
Featured Stars
Innovator
Milestone
Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb
Dave Meyer,  President
of BizzyWeb, delivers clients with tools to help generate buzz without getting stung.  MORE  
Steve Ness,  Attorney
with Business Law, has 25 years experience in Business Planning & Mediation. MORE
Success
True Connection
 
Joe Pepka,  Owner of Peptronics, provides computer support and helps you take the SH out of IT.  MORE
David Geslin & Jim Larson  share just how easy it is to find a great business resource in our community. MORE
In the Spotlight
VirtualOffiSites
Affordable. Powerful. Websites. 

We are teaming up with BizzyWeb to bring you customized website design & development packages. Be found online, convert leads to customers and project a professional image for as little as $50 per month. WordPress websites are moblie responsive, seamlessly intergrate social media and have Google Analytics embedded to measure your site's performance. Plus, FREE monthly website training geared towards teaching you to update and maintain content. Launching Sept. 22, VirtualOffiSites promises to deliver: Affordable. Powerful. Websites. That WORK AWESOME!
Small Biz Advisory Board Free Event Sept. 17

Lori Spiess was selected to be a member of New Business MN Small Business Board of Advisors. The Board is made up of leading business professionals committed to helping new and small business owners succeed. The 12-members contribute to New Business MN article, "What Every Small Business Should Know" and meet three times a year at networking events to provide updates on trends and issues they see in their business categories. Your next opportunity to meet and network with the Board will be September 17 from 4-6:30PM at Park OffiCenter (Virtual Annex). FREE networking, wine, hors d'oeuvres and your chance to ask the experts! For more information or to register CLICK HERE.
Union Plaza WINS!
Best of Mpls 2015

Congratulations to Union Plaza OffiCenter for being named Best of Minneapolis 2015 Executive Suite Work Space. T he Minneapolis Award Program honors local companies that have demonstrated community involvement, innovative business practices in the marketplace and enhance the positive image of small businesses making the Minneapolis area a great place to live, work and play. We couldn't have done it without Ana, Megan & Ashley who WORK AWESOME everyday!
North Loop Tests Pay-by-Phone Parking App

There is some exciting news for drivers traveling to Minneapolis. The city unveiled its new pay-by-phone app being piloted in the North Loop and areas near Target Field. Download the free app and create your account, it's simple! When it's time to park, put your parking space number in and the amount of time. More time can be added right from your phone. And you'll never get a ticket as an alert is sent by email or text when you only have a few minutes remaining on your meter. Drivers can also get receipts and if you forget where you park, the app guides you back to your vehicle! For work or play, park yourself in the North Loop.
Calendar Events
September 3

September 7
Labor Day

September 9

September 11

September 16

September 17

September 20

September 22

September 24
Speaker: Joe Pepka, Peptronics
Topic: Windows 10, What to Know!

September 25

September 29

Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

For a full list of events, see our September Events Calendar!
Welcome Our New Clients
Cash Quick LLC
Certified Staffing Solutions
Darke & Associates 
Givens Development
Hays Talent Solutions, LLC
Legacy Law
NP Real Estate Advisors LLC
Paramount Point Development, LLC
Peter Betiku
Platinum Advertising
The Lodges
Title Works, LLC
TreeStone Therapy, PLLC
VoiceHive
Zefa Consulting

22 years

John Benson, John Benson's Office
Pat Fleischaker, Rose Fleischaker & Associates
20 years
Mike Hoverson, Hoverson Law
16 years
Michele Kately, ENPRO
Roxane Brock, Istonish
11 years
Eric Smith, Return2Work Solutions
9 years
Darryl Gullickson, Darryl Gullickson Agency
8 years
Peter Brehm, Peter Brehm's Office
6 years
Greg Bittle Bittle Law Office
Thomas Puff, Venture Law

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

Congratulations to Alex and Emily Thiele on their recent wedding! 
Mark Horton on your new position with Hennepin County Family Court
Charles Segal, with Rosenzweig-Segal named top 10 Best Attorney in MN for Client Satisfaction
Haier America's Wine Celler featured on Animal Plants' Treehouse Masters! 
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