VirtualOffiCenters/OffiCenters Monthly Newsletter 
Featuring Opportunities for Creative Collaboration 

Notes From Lori
Hurrah! Hurrah! It's the first of May! And a rainy Monday as Sue at International Plaza celebrates a major milestone birthday. I'm wishing you so much happiness in the year to come. Congratulations to Minnetonka OffiCenter, our 2016 Center of the Year! What a turnaround. You far surpassed your goals and everyone is enjoying their beautiful, new surroundings. Congratulations also goes out to our Manager of the Year, Tina at International Plaza. She is friendly, patient & kind. The perfect recipe for a great team member. Plus, Tina never loses a contest or challenge. Check out the article below to see all of the of the 2016 award winners.

Now, on to May! This is traditionally one of our busiest months of the year and if you were to take a look, the calendar is jam packed full of events and activities. We have lots of networking opportunities along with the New Business MN Expo on May 9th. Stop by and see us in booth 32. Then, May 12 we are a Platinum Sponsor of Girls in Action 'I AM' Breakfast. GIA is a OneCommunity Partner and there is no better non-profit organization than this one, led by Dr. Verna Price. There are still tickets available, plus we have a few open seats at our table. If this dynamic young women's group interests you just let me know and maybe you can join us for this inspirational morning. Of course, we end the month with Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial kick-off to summer. Let's hope the weather catches up to the calendar, as I am ready for a little bit of warmth. Hope to see you in the workspaces, where it is always warm and sunny!
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In the Spotlight
Top Honor Goes To 
Minnetonka OC

OffiCenters 2016 Awards were given out on April 26, as part of our festivities for Admin Professionals Day. We rolled out the red carpet at Pinstripes in Edina as our entire team was treated to a "Happy Hour" celebration in appreciation for being crazy good at what they do every day. The ladies at Park OffiCenter won the 2016 Team Spirit Award. Individual awards went to Lesli (Int'l Plaza) for being the 2016 Best Team Player, Holly (France) won 2016 Rookie of the Year and Lisa (Sales Director) was presented with an award for being Royally Awesome. The two big winners of the night were Tina (Int'l Plaza) who took home 2016 Manager of the Year & Minnetonka OC (Jan & Kelsey) was given the top honors being named 2016 Center of the Year. Thanks to our entire staff for never being average, always being awesome! 
Who Saved the Day?

One of our very own Community Ambassadors, Sue saved the day! When the young daughter
of an International Plaza member was choking on a piece of hard candy, Sue knew exactly what to do. She quickly assessed the situation, kept calm and moved the mother and child to a quiet area where she was able to dislodge the candy by giving the girl a
firm blow on her back. Sue, mother of five and grandmother of eight, is truly the most qualified person on our team to provide life saving techniques on a child. Luckily for Jamie and Evelyn, Sue was in the right place at the right time! Thanks Sue, your other shirt must be a cape! 
Breakfast with 
Girls in Action (GIA)

Girls in Action™ (GIA) was founded in 2005 by Dr. Verna Cornelia Price to address the rise in violent, destructive, and delinquent behavior being exhibited by the female students at North High School in Minneapolis. Since its inception, GIA has helped over 3,000 girls in Minnesota, the U.S and abroad achieve success in high school, college and life by mentoring, empowering, engaging and educating young girls at risk. As platinum sponsors of the 5th Annual Girls in Action Breakfast and Fundraiser, we invite you to join us and support this local non-profit that teaches girls to use their personal power, develop their careers, become leaders and give back to their communities through service-learning. REGISTER HERE
Red Nose Day uses the power of entertainment to raise awareness and money to help the kids who need us most, both here at home and around the world. Organizers are on a mission to end child poverty, and in the last 25 years they have raised over $1 billion globally. Get ready, Red Nose Day returns May 25. Join our team to show how our OneCommunity can make an impact on so many others! Donate to Team Work Awesome HERE . . . Get your NOSE ON!

May 1
Happy Birthday to Sue!

Park CONNECTIONS
Free Monthly Networking Group

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Jen!

May 6
AHS Walk For Animals  

New Business MN Expo
Visit VirtualOffiCenters in booth 32! 

May 9, 3-4:30PM
Google My Business
Speaker: Ben Theis, Skol Marketing


May 12, 7:30-9AM
Girls in Action 'I AM' Breakfast

May 14
Happy Mother's Day! 

Harness the Power of Mobile
Speaker: Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb

Thirsty Thursday: Business & Brews
Free Monthly Networking Group



May 21
Happy Birthday to Kelsey! 

PowerLunch, live at Park OffiCenter
Speaker: Jason Jones
Topic: Show Me the Clients

May 26
BlackJack Friday - Stop in and PLAY!

May 29
Memorial Day - OC/VOC Closed
 
Every Wednesday, Every Location
CONNECT over Coffee & Donuts

Diamond Care LLC
Farpoint Investment Advisors
Lighthouse Feature Films
New Frontier's Sales & Marketing 
Product Group, Inc
Searles Law Office PLC
Solutions Midwest
Twin Cities Insurance Brokers, LLC


25 years
Mike Miller, Turbana
22 years
Bud Sandberg, Wals & Associates
13 years
Mark Strangis, Strangis Wealth Management
8 years
Ashwin Madia, Madia Law
Chad Jamrozy, Responsibill
Chad Reichwald, Reichwald Law
Coleen TeBockhorst, Bay Equity
Bob Silhacek, Turning Point Management Advisors LLC
Wally Piroyan, Indelible
7 years
David J. Geslin
6 years
Dave Meyer, BizzyWeb
Shane Kelley, Kelley Busines Law
5 years
Daniel Katan, Watchdog Financial
Emanuel Gendler, Sir Speedy 
Jeff Brandt, Storyboard Films
Jennifer Collins, Intrinsic SOULutions
Jim Jurewicz, The Brainstorm Co.
Paul Terrizzi, IndigoOne
Randy Burg, National Realty Guild
Randy Lapic, Lapic & Associates 

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


Jennifer Kern Collins, The Drama-Free Way, named a 2017 Benjamin Franklin National Book Awards Silver Medalist!
Lisa Lillemoen, BeBody Spa, selected co-panelist at Entrepreneur event!
Sissy Ruhl, of Trailhead Consulting, who was recently married! 
Cody, with Madia Law, on the birth of your baby girl Sawyer! 
Traci, with PTFT Group, on becoming a Grandma last weekend!

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